Breakfast service. Visit Floreana Island: Cormorant Point and Champion Islet. Baroness Viewpoint. Wet landing. Nature walk. Possible activities: shallow water snorkeling, kayaking, panga boat exploration rides.
Cormorant Point has two beaches. On the shore, you'll find a sandy beach with a green color. This is due to the olivine crystals that are silicates or magnesium, iron, and other minerals. You will then follow the trail to the lagoon, where you can see Pink Flamingoes as well as other shorebirds making their home. You will see cracks in the mud at this lagoon. These cracks are not due to dryness, but are actually flamingo footpaths. You can also see Large-Billed Flycatchers and Small-Ground Finches. Continue the walk to another beach, known as "Flour Beach", which is made up of fine white sand particles. You can see ghost crabs and rays swimming in the water. You can even go snorkelling or swimming if you have the time and weather.
You can also go on a panga ride up to Champion Point or kayak at Baroness Viewpoint.
Post Office Bay
Lunch service. Panga boat ride to Post Office Bay. Wet landing. Nature walks. You can snorkel from the beach. The Post Office Barrel was established by British whalers in 1793 to send letters from England. The tradition has been carried on over the years and visitors can still drop by to pick up letters without stamps to be transported to distant destinations. This site is visited for its human story. The wooden post barrel was established by Captain James Colnett, a whaling captain. It was built in 1793. Whaling was a large industry at the time, so ships would often be gone for two years. These ships often stopped at the Galapagos Islands. After rounding the cape, outbound ships would drop off their letters and return home to mail them. Over the years, thousands of ships stopped at Post Office Bay to receive and send mail. Many people have left a memorial sign with driftwood or other materials to remember their trip. Graffiti is only allowed in this area of the Galapagos.
Post Office Bay is where you'll land. You will pass the sun-kissed sea lions as you approach. The guide will collect a few letters from the group at the post barrel. The letters are then taken home by the traveler to be mailed to the recipient. Visitors can also send their own letters. The remains of the Norwegian Fishing Village, a commercial fishing operation that was established in 1926 but abandoned several years later, are also available. A group of Norwegians, with hopes of riches, established a fishing and canning business on $900 each.
Mirador de la Baronessa
They had to give up their dreams after a hard life in the Galapagos and some misfortunes. It is a beautiful site with a rich history. It is well-known by letters that Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner, referring to John Treherne's "The Galapagos Affair", loved this area. She spent many hours there learning about the vessels that approach the island. The ruins of the House of the Baroness, also known as the House of the Baroness, can be found within walking distance (30m).
If the weather and time permit, you might be able to snorkel from the beach again.
Guide briefing. Navigation to Santa Cruz and dinner service