Galapagos Natural Life
Tourist Superior - Yachts Galapagos
NEMO I CATAMARAN
Day 1 – Monday
Arrival at Baltra Airport & Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)
After the arriving obligations, your guide will take you to the Yacht.
Day 2 – Tuesday
Whitetip reef shark channel (Isabela/Tintoreras) & Arnoldo Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center and Wetlands & Beach
A collapsed lava tube forms a channel that fills-up on high tide, while the entrance is closed on low tide. Marine life gets trapped, including turtles and elegant white-spotted eagle rays or golden rays. In the crystal clear water of this unique site you can also observe whitetip reef sharks resting from their nocturnal hunts. Furthermore the black rocks offer breeding places for marine iguanas.
Day 3 – Wednesday
Cormorant Point & Devil's Crown & Post Office Bay (Floreana)
At the landing beach you will be welcomed by a small Galapagos sea lion-colony. The green sand contains a high percentage of glassy olivine crystals that have been blown out by the surrounding tuff cones. The ‘flour sand’ beach on the south side of the peninsula feels very smooth to your feet; this is pulverized by parrotfishes.
Day 4 – Thursday
Suarez Point & Gardner Bay (Española)
Huge ocean waves bang on the southern basaltic cliffs of Suarez Point, and form a spectacular blowhole, where a fountain of sea water sprays meters/feet high into the air. Take a meditative break in silence on this emblematic viewpoint to convert this unforgettable moment in a lifetime experience.
Day 5 – Friday
Highlands: El Chato Reserve & Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild Galapagos giant tortoises, roaming through pastures in the agricultural zone and in the transition zone of El Chato Tortoise Reserve. You will certainly also appreciate the native scalesia forest, overgrown with lichens, ferns, and other epiphytes; plus chances to spot endemic Darwin’s finches, vermilion flycatchers, yellow warblers, and less common birds like short-eared owls, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes.
Day 6 – Saturday
Pitt Point & Witch Hill (San Cristobal)
The cliffs of Pitt Point were the first sight of land when HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin arrived on September 15th 1835. On the small green sand beach, you will be welcomed by a cacophony of barking Galapagos sea lions. You can wander around the only colony in Galapagos that counts with all three species of booby: blue-footed, red-footed and Nazca booby.
Day 7 – Sunday
Barrington Bay (Santa Fe) & South Plaza
Practically every species on Santa Fe is unique, the giant prickly pear cactus, the Galapagos sea lion you will land into on the beach or Glapagos hawks snatching away a lava lizard.
Day 8 – Monday
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) & Transfer to Baltra Airport
At the Black Turtle Cove you can spot silently hunting lava herons, brown pelicans nesting on top of magroves, rays and sharks and even pacific green turtles visit this cove in their reproduction season.
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• The route of the ship and the itinerary are subject to change and can vary depending on the regulations and policies of the Galapagos National Park, weather, seasonal changes, safety, etc.
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