Day 1: Galapagos Islands
After an early arrival to the airport in Baltra you will be transferred to the Nemo III Yacht in the Bay. After lunch we head to Bachas Beach, where a delightful swimming beach waits for you, and a lagoon popular with flamingoes and wading birds. Bachas is also a nesting area for green sea turtles form November to February. After this activity head back to the catamaran and dinner service.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
We begin today with a hike up steep stairs from the landing dock to the top, where you will see red footed boobies; upon arriving at the edge of the rim you can also enjoy a panoramic view of Genovesa Island. After lunch, we go to Darwin Bay, a caldera of a collapsed volcano. Walking along a coral sand beach, we can find species such as swallow tailed gulls and red–footed boobies. Return to the yacht and dinner.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
Early start in Sullivan Bay, where you can witness the rope lava flows in this island´s volcanic soil, and practice shallow water snorkeling. After this activity head back to the catamaran for lunch and continue with your activities at Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island, named after the fact that in 1975 it was one of the only sites on this island where land iguanas were found in a healthy state. After this visit head back to the catamaran for dinner.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast, a dry landing on Santa Cruz Islands. We take a bus to private estate “Las Primicias”. This reserve offers you one of the best possibilities to see the giant tortoises of Santa Cruz Island in their natural habitat. After lunch, we visit Charles Darwin Station and Breeding Center, to learn about the conservation efforts that have been made to preserve the species of Galapagos Tortoises. After this activity, return to the catamaran for dinner.
Day 5: Galapagos Islands
Early start and breakfast. The day begins with a dinghy ride along rocky shores at Isabela Island, called Moreno Point where you will see Galapagos Penguins and shore birds. After landing you will walk to the mangroves and see various species like pink flamingos, blue herons and Bahamas pintail ducks. After lunch, navigation to Urbina Bay, one of the recent examples of geological uplift in the Galapagos where seasonally is a nesting area for many tortoises, Galapagos Penguins, flightless cormorants and brown pelicans. End of the day and dinner.
Day 6: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, visit Espinoza point on Fernandina Island, one of the youngest and most active volcanoes in the Galapagos, and where you will see large groups of marine iguanas, sea lions and flightless cormorants. After lunch, visit Tagus Cove on the west coast of Isabela Island, to see the Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorant and other seabirds. Then we take a hike along the trail to the top of the cliff for views of Darwin Lake and uplifted lake, and to catch a glimpse of Darwin and Wolf Volcanoes. After this activity dinner onboard and end of the day.
Day 7: S/C Nemo III
After breakfast head to Puerto Egas, and after a brief walk you will see some of the Galapagos Islands best tide pools, various species of fish, along with marine iguanas and sea lions. Here there are two more possible excursions: first, visit the salt mine, used during the 1950s but now abandoned; and second head to the fur seal grotto to see sea lions and fur seals. After lunch, we take a dinghy ride to Buccaneer Cove, a former safe haven for pirates, sailors and whalers. Here you may have the opportunity to practice deep water snorkeling. End of the day and dinner.
Day 8: End of Itinerary
After breakfast, the boat will take you to Daphne Island, Major and Minor. We sail around them to admire their ecosystem and the species that inhabit it. After this activity you will disembark at Baltra Island to take your flight back to the continent.
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