Baltra airport. Arrival at the airport. Transfer to the boat. Welcome on board Alya Catamaran. Welcome drink. Lunch.
Our first stop is Black Turtle Cove, located in Santa Cruz's northern area. The bay is only accessible by boat and is enclosed by mangroves. This shallow cove provides a refuge for marine wildlife. Here, you can often see black-tip reefs sharks, turtles and various rays.
Activities for the day include: photography, short walks, swimming and snorkeling. Genovesa, a tiny island located in the north Galapagos. Wet weather is expected for our unloading at Darwin Bay. We will see a large mangrove area where you can find frigates, boobies (red-footed and mask), seagulls herons and the great terrestrial finch. After the visit to the island, passengers are invited to swim in the Bay. There are snacks and drinks available. Lunch.
Hiking is a good activity for dry landing. Also called Prince Phillip's steps. We will walk along the Barranco Path. We will see tropical birds such as petrels and common frigates, mask boobies and red-footed boobies. Dinner.
Description: Wet landing, hiking and walking. This island is covered in lava flows that are virtually uneroded. You can see lava pahoehoe, mollugo, hornitos and undulating lava. On board, you will find a variety of snacks and drinks. Lunch.
Wet landing on the beach, dry landing at sea. This island offers many activities, including walking, swimming and snorkeling. The path will take us to the highest point (114m), where you can find pioneering plants like tiquilia and chamaesyce. Cones and lava tubes where once lava flowed have formed the island. After the landing on the beach we follow the path to the south side, passing through mangroves, sand dunes and vegetation. On the north shore, guests are welcome to swim and snorkel. We will see Santiago, Rabida and Isabela from the summit of Bartolome. The Rock Pinnacle is home to penguins. Dinner.
Small islet near the coast south east of Santiago. From a distance, it looks like a Chinese Hat. The island is made up of an "inclined cone" (cone-shaped lava drops that are thrown out as lava and fall near the source) at the top, with many lava tubes leading down to the coastline.
Coral heads can be found in the lava on the west. This is because the flow was formed below the ocean and then raised up. The geological features of lava tubes, lava flows and other geological formations can be interpreted during this visit.
This trail has a maximum distance of 700m and a minimum duration of 30 minutes.
The islet lies between North Seymour and Baltra Island. We can also see several bird species. The white sand beaches are a delight.
We will then visit Charles Darwin Station, located at the port of Santa Cruz Island. Then we'll take a bus up to the entryway of the breeding centre where you can see land iguanas and tortoises in captivity. The main breeding center on the island is located here. The animals that are in danger of going extinct on various islands have been kept in captivity. Several institutions are working hard to save some species. Lonesome G., a famous giant tortoise found only on Pinta Island. Transfer to the Airport.