Galapagos Natural Life
First Class - Yachts Galapagos
Day 1: Friday
In the morning: Airport
This island was a strategic point during the Second World War. It is
In the afternoon: Bachas Beach
After lunch, disembark (wet landing) in the Bachas Beach, located in the north shore of Santa cruz, this is one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles and the crystal waters invite you to relax and swim. Return to the yacht. Dinner and briefing for next day.
Day 2: Saturday
In the morning: El Barranco
Also known as Prince Phillip's Steps, El Barranco’s steep, rocky paths lead up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to Palo Santo vegetation as well as Red-footed Boobies, Short-eared Lava Owls, Galapagos Swallows storm-petrels and Galapagos Doves. Hiking:2km., dry landing. Lunch on board.
In the afternoon: Darwin Bay
This enormous bay dominates the island and like the Prince Philip’s Steps, this site is the home of large colonies of frigate birds and a wide variety of seabirds. Briefing and dinner on board.
Day 3: Sunday
In the morning: Bartolome
Lava formations and ash cones can be seen on this Island. A
In the afternoon: Sullivan Bay
You can swim and snorkel here with seals and penguins. The landing is on a beautiful white sand beach where you will see lava formations. Wet landing. Briefing and dinner on board.
Day 4: Monday
In the morning: Plaza Island
This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. This Island is home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. Many birds like the tropicbirds and fork tailed seagulls rest on the cliffs. The most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium, during the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red. Hike: 2 ½ km. Dry landing. Lunch on board.
In the afternoon: Santa Fe
Colonies of sea lions, land iguanas, fork-tailed seagulls, terns and petrels are observed. A trail leading into the heart of the island takes you to a forest of giant cactus and palo santo trees. After this visit on land, you can swim and snorkel. Wet landing. Briefing and dinner on board.
Day 5: Tuesday
In the morning: Leon Dormido / Brujo Hill
After breakfast we visit Kicker Rock a giant rock was formed by a volcanic eruption. A narrow canal cuts through it and allows the passage of small boats. This rock is the home of many sea birds and is considered a great snorkeling and diving site. No landing.
This site is located on the north shore of San Cristobal Island. This eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its main attraction that is the coral sand beach and its wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of Booby Birds. Lunch on board.
In the afternoon: Lobos Island
The most important colony of sea lions and blue-footed
DAY 6: Wednesday
In the morning: Suarez Point
Breakfast. This natural is home for see blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, colonies of marine iguanas, fascinating albatross from April to June, sea lions, Galapagos doves and Darwin finches. There is another natural attraction: the lava blowhole, spurting water high into the air. Hike: 3km. Dry landing. Lunch on board.
In the afternoon: Gardner Bay
On the eastern side of the island, is the breeding site of nearly all of the world´s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. It takes 45 minutes by boat to reach this site. The white sand beach is home to a group of sea lions. Swimming and snorkeling are excellent possibilities here. Wet landing.
Day 7: Thursday
In the morning: Cormorant Point / Devil's Crown
Breakfast. This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts, White-cheeked Pintails can also be seen. Olivine crystals in the beach make to name as the Green Beach. To the other side of the island, there is very fine white sand beach where marine turtles nest from December to May. Hike: 2km. Wet landing.
This volcanic crater has been eroded by the waves leaving the northern and southern sides poking out of the water. The coral formations make the underwater scenery impressive for snorkelers where there are schools of multi-colored fish, sharks and sea turtles. No Landing.
In the afternoon: Charles Darwin Station
The Darwin Station is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959. This visit offers an excellent introduction to the Islands, their origin and their formation. Learn about the Galapagos giant turtles breeding. Dinner and briefing for next day.
Day 8: Friday
In the morning: North Seymour Island
This Island is known for its large number of
• All meals (breakfast - lunch - dinner) water with meals.
• Accommodation in double cabins.
• Transfers from the airport to the yacht and vice versa in Galapagos.
• Excursions in the islands with English Speaking Naturalist Guide.
• Air ticket
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