On arrival at Baltra Airport all visitors pay their entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park, pass through immigration control, purchase their bus tickets, claim their checked pieces and get their hand luggage checked by the Galápagos Biosecurity Agency (ABG also known as our Quarantine system). The Samba’s naturalist guide will assist you with as you come out of the terminal and accompany on a short bus ride to the harbor to board the Samba. Lunch will be served around 12:30.
After a light lunch the Samba will navigate for 45 minutes to Mosquera. Imagine a beach rising from the ocean floor in the middle of nowhere. Imagine sand grains as soft as sugar. Now imagine a sea lion colony and a fabulous sunset. You are here! Mosquera Islet is by far the best beginning of a Galápagos journey. This volcanic uplift dates from 100 thousand years ago is a geological treasure for an admirable start. On the shore is easy to encounter Galápagos sea lions, sally light foot crabs and shore birds.