Educational 5-Days Boat Trip Galapagos Experience

Educational 5-Days Boat Trip Galapagos Experience
The Galapagos Archipelago is a great place to learn about biology and geology. You will hike amongst the endemic plants and animals that are unique to this archipelago. These Islands lie on the top of the Nazca Plate which is being slowly subdued by the South American continent.

Day by day

Day 1 : Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill

Bio-diversity in the Galapagos Islands has been recognized by textbooks around the world, due to its historical significance in developing Darwin's theories of evolution and natural selection.

AM: Baltra

After landing at Baltra island by air in the early morning, guests will transfer to the dock and board Santa Cruz II. After a briefing, the guests are assigned their cabins, and invited for lunch.

PM: Dragon Hill
Cerro Dragon is located on the north side of Santa Cruz. It has a fascinating terrain. This walk begins by passing a lagoon of brackish water, which is frequented by ducks, shorebirds and American flamingos. The trail continues inland and offers stunning views of the bay, western islands, and land iguanas.

Day 2 : Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point & Fenandina Island: Punta Espinoza

AM: Vicente Roca Point

After breakfast guests can explore the coastline by dinghy while the naturalist guide explains the geology and dramatic landscape of Isabela Island. The nesting site for many Galapagos species, including flightless cormorants and Galapagos Penguins. If the weather permits, you can snorkel along the steep cliffs in this region, which is rich with marine life. Green sea turtles, oceanic sunfish (Mola Mola), and other species are often seen.

PM: Punta Espinoza

This afternoon, we will explore Fernandina - the youngest island of the archipelago. Fernandina is a unique island with an abundance of marine iguanas. Its absence of any introduced species makes it a special place. Sea lions are also found in this area, as well as Sally light foot crabs. Hawks, penguins, and flightless cormorants.

Itinerary Map

Punta Espinoza | Galapagos Islands
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Playa Negra | Galapagos Islands
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Volcán Sierra Negra | Galapagos Islands
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Includes

All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide
Accommodation in twin/double Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin with private facilities, all meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea
Cruise Fuel Surcharge
Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel) & sea-kayaks
Transfers within the islands on cruise dates as per itinerary
Personalized 24/7 assistance during tour

Does not include

Airfare to/from Galapagos from/to Mainland Ecuador (to be added)
Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$100 per person (in cash only upon arrival)
Galapagos Migration Card US$20 in cash per person (at Mainland’s Airport)
Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, tips and other services not specified in the program
All sizes wet-suits for rent on board (in cash)
Travel, medical & cancelation Insurance and any services on Mainland

Highlights

Lean about Human History in the Galapagos: from pirates, English whalers and military forces to the actual Ecuadorian colonizers.
Follow the process of Galapagos Turtles at Charles Darwin Research Center.
Follow Darwin’s Footsteps and comprehend how he felt when rambling around amazing natural sites filled with untamed wildlife.
Geological nature of the Galapagos Islands is fascinating and intriguing in all Islands.
Spot Marine Iguanas, the only of its kind that scrapes for food on the seafloor.
See how dozen of species developed peculiar features to adapt to the Islands rough environment.
Santa Cruz II
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