Galapagos Natural Life
Tourist Class - Yachts Galapagos
The Darwin Yacht was built in 1995 in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. It has eight big double cabins with air conditioning, private bathroom and hot water.
Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: 6 members plus a naturalist bilingual guide level III.
DAY 1, THURSDAY: BALTRA – BACHAS PM
DAY 2, FRIDAY: Punta Pitt AM – Cerro Brujo PM
AM, Punta Pitt is located at the east end of San Cristóbal Island. The trail includes an olivine beach approximately 90 meters and a trail that ascends to the top of a volcanic tuff hill passing through several natural viewpoin. The trip is 1,400 meters with an estimated time of two hours. Punta Pitt is composed of volcanic tuff substrate. High winds present there have led to natural erosion. This is the only site in the Galapagos Islands, where you can watch the three species of boobies and 2 species of frigates nesting in the same area. The reason that there are three species of boobies at Punta Pitt is due to the geographic location; there is enough food so there is no competition between them. The blue footed boobies nests in the interior (rare in the cliffs), red-footed boobies nest on bushes and masked boobies nest in the cliffs. Another added attraction is the presence of sea lion. Permitted Uses: Interpretive Group Tour with a Naturalist Guide; Guided walks: Snorkel; Panga Ride.PM, Cerro Brujo is located on the north coast of San Cristóbal Island; the trail at this visitors site can be done in about three hours, including the panga ride. Its main attraction is the powder-like sandy beach, other than species of flora and fauna. It is an eroding tuff cone that at several locations is composed of lava type a - a. It is formed by low-viscosity lava that contains little gas and breaks while it solidifies and is pushed by lava continuing to flow from behind. Cerro Brujo offers an excellent landscape, where you can see Kicker Rock (geologic formation), the southern part of Upper San Cristobal and the coast adjacent to Cerro Brujo. Permitted Uses: Interpretive Group Tour with a Naturalist Guide ; Guided walks: Snorkel ; Panga Ride.
DAY 3, SATURDAY: ISLA SAN CRISTOBAL: León Dormido AM - Islas
AM, Leon Dormido also known as Kicker rock, it is a rocky formation or cone
eroded volcanic toba. It is a refuge for many sea birds such as blue-footed boobies and during, as well as for the sea lions. The waters around the rock are home to numerous species of fish, sea turtles, stingrays and hammerhead sharks. It reaches a maximum of 114 meters of height. PM, Isla Lobos is about an hour by boat from Port Baquerizo Moreno. The length of the trail is 850 meters and the estimated travel time is one hour. There is a small population of blue-footed boobies and common frigate birds nesting on this site. You can observe the two species of sea lions present in the archipelago. During the tour you go through a dry vegetation zone, substrate of volcanic rocks and a sandy area. During the panga tour brown pelicans and several species of shorebirds can be observed; although, snorkeling, it's common to see juvenile sea lions, manta rays and sea turtles. Permitted Uses: Interpretive Group Tour with a Naturalist Guide; Guided walks: Snorkel; Panga Ride.
DAY 4, SUNDAY: ISLA SANTA CRUZ Charles Darwin Station AM - Chato AM, CENTRO DE CRIANZA "FAUSTO LLERENA" (Charles Darwin Station)
The tour starts at the information booth of the GNP, The trail continues to the Van Straelen interpretation Center, then to the breeding center and from there begins an elevated circular path made of wood, where you can see tortoises of Española Island, ending in the tortoise exhibit corral. Tortoises of this corral are accustomed to humans; it is an excellent spot for visitors to be photographed with them. Always remind your visitors not to touch them and not to step on the platform where they're food is placed. The path continues to the CDRS facilities and then to the town of Puerto Ayora. Permitted Uses: Interpretive Group Tour with a Naturalist Guide ; Guided walks.
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