Galapagos Natural Life
Tourist Superior - Yachts Galapagos
SAN JOSE YACHT Itinerary "B"
Day 1 – Tuesday
Arrival at Baltra Airport & Mosquera
After the arrival obligations at Baltra Airport a shuttle will transfer you together with your guide to the yacht.
Day 2 – Wednesday
Darwin Bay & Prince Philip's Steps (Genovesa)
The Darwin Bay shows the extreme variad coastal ecosystems of Galapagos in miniature. There are coral sand beaches, saltbushes and magroves, tidal creeks and barren lava formations, dry shrub lands and ending with some cliffs.
Day 3 – Thursday
South Plaza & Barrington Bay (Santa Fe)
The southern of both Plaza islets is best place to encounter endemic Galapagos land iguanas. Arriving at the upper rim, you get to know the other, wild and windy face of South Plaza that provides a complete different habitat. About 20m/75ft downwards impressively droning waves splash against the foot of massive cliffs. Clouds of petrels, storm petrels, shearwaters and brown noddies make spectacular flights and sometimes appear to walk on the waves.
Day 4 – Friday
Kicker Rock & Interpretation Center (San Cristobal)
Kicker Rock has become one of the photogenic landmarks of Galapagos. Clearly visible from far, nature has molded a massive offshore block of rock with a stabbing tower aside. Kicker Rock is one of the favourite locations amongst scuba divers and snorkelers in the south-eastern archipelago.
Day 5 – Saturday
Gardner Bay & Suarez Point (Española)
Make your first ‘dive’ in the alluring turquoise-coloured Gardner Bay, and admire colourful reef fish, snorkel side by side with a Pacific green turtle, or find yourself in the middle of playful Galapagos sea lions.
Day 6 – Sunday
Cormorant Point, Champion Islet & Post Office Bay and Baroness Lookout (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 7 – Monday
Sullivan Bay (Santiago) & Bartolome
Setting foot at the lava stream covering Sullivan Bay is like landing on the moon. The desolate, stretched-out fields seem mostly lifeless, but there is enough to see on this highly popular site amongst photographers. Graphical bas-reliefs of rope-lava in the crust are unique to Galapagos and Hawaii.
Day 8 – Tuesday
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) & Transfer to Balta Airport
The ancient mangle at Black Turtle Cove has grown out to forest proportions and forms the backdrop for a distinct adventure. You might even feel yourself a while in the Amazon rainforest instead of close to sea. You can spot silently hunting lava herons on the banks and brown pelicans nesting on top of the mangroves. Various species of ray and shark come to this nutritious cradle to give birth; scaloped hammerhead sharks come back to the place where they’ve born and their babies tend to be close to the surface.
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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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