Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to the airport on Baltra Island, you will be transferred to the dock to get on board Ocean Spray Catamaran. After settling in the catamaran and lunch, you will be transferred you to your first visit point, Chinese Hat, named like this because its peculiar form. In this site, you will view the remnants of fragile volcanic rock, and also species like Oystercatchers and Galapagos penguins swimming along the shores. You can also snorkel at this place. End of the day and dinner onboard.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
First activity of the day will be heading to Vicente Roca Point at Isabela Island. This place has outstanding geological formations, and is also the perfect site to see various bird species like Nazca boobies and blue-footed boobies. You can also snorkel at this place, and spot sea lions, fur seals and sea turtles while doing this activity. In the afternoon, you will go to Espinosa point, at Fernandina Island, where you can see marine iguanas, sea lions and Galapagos hawks. You can enjoy a hike to the highest spot at this place or snorkel at the bay.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, you will take a panga ride to Tagus Cove, which used to be a pit stop for pirates and sailors in the 1800s. Once you land, you will hike to a cliff, which will provide incredible views of the cove and the mangrove forest found at this spot. You can also snorkel at this place, and watch sea lions, and marine iguanas while doing this activity. During the afternoon, head to Urbina Bay, where you can see the geological lava formations that compose this island. Several species like sea lions, land iguanas and flightless cormorants inhabit this place. In here it’s also possible to snorkel. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
First activity of the day will be taking a panga ride to Elizabeth Bay. There is not a landing point in here, so you will see the marine life from afar, like sea lions, frigate birds, flightless cormorant, and marine iguanas that inhabit this place. During the afternoon, after lunch, head to Moreno Point, the perfect place for birdwatching. Once you land, you will visit the coast lagoons where white tipped sharks can be seen, and after a brief hike, you will have a panoramic view of Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul Volcanoes at the distance.
Day 5: M/C Ocean Spray
Early in the morning, you will disembark at Santa Cruz Island, and the first visit site will be Charles Darwin Research Station, a research facility that has an extensive collection of Galapagos plant life specimens carefully preserved and also acts as a biological research station and active breeding center for several native and endemic species at the islands. During the afternoon, you will take a bus ride to Santa Cruz Highlands, this area is rich with wildlife, and is also home to giant tortoises that roam freely and that you can see from afar. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 6: End of Itinerary
First activity of the last day, will be to South Plaza Island, one of the smallest islands, home to an incredible amount of diverse flora and fauna, like frigate birds, sea lions, and swallow-tailed gulls, but most importantly, a recent population of land iguanas, that grew healthily after the mice were eradicated from this place. After this activity you will be transferred to the airport at Baltra Island to take your flight back to the continent.
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