The wet landing is on the “Green Beach” of Punta Cormorant. Depending on the light conditions the sand shines gree because of the high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand. On the easy walk through the Arid Zone we come to a big salt-water lagoon with flamingos, white cheeked pintail ducks, black-necked stilts and depending of the season more migratory shore birds.
On a short walk we come to the “White Flour Sand Beach”, made of white corals. It’s a famous nesting beach for marine turtles and for this it is important not walking on the sand dune. Often we can see a lot of sting rays in the shallow water.
Devils Crown: The remaining of a volcano is looking like a black crown emerging of the sea. This is one of the most famous snorkelling places in Galapagos. Important to know: because there is often a strong current, this snorkelling places is only for experienced snorklers.
Post office Bay: Before lunch we make a short visit of the famous barrel in Post Office Bay with a wet landing. We complete the
unwritten law to visit this place to check, if there is a letter or postcard to the country you are from. The most special thing would be if you can take a postcard with you to hand delivering it to the destination. Like this the tradition is maintained and don’t get lost.
The barrel was first placed there in 1793 from the whalers. They used it to receive and send letters home and to have contact within them.
After this visit we have navigation to the Island Santa Cruz to Puerto Ayora where we arrive at about 17:00. The passengers have a little bit time to walk in town and it’s no specific guided visit. During this time the Angelito will have to get food and all necessary things for the continuation of the cruise. The dinner is on board.