Baltra Island Airport & Playa Las BachasReceive a warm welcome aboard Aqua Mare, the GalapagosIslands’ first 50m luxury superyacht. At your leisure, pick out your snorkeling kit complete with mask, fins, snorkel, and an optional shorty wetsuit for your personal use during the week. You will also receive as a welcome gift a special waterproofbag to place your belongings during wet landings and an Aqua Expeditions water bottle.
The afternoon will see you head out onto your first excursion to Playa Las Bachas on the northern part of Santa Cruz Island for a short 20-minute hike taking us to two ponds where you can observe various species of flamingos, ducks, shore birds and sometimes marine iguanas. It is also possible to spot Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, and mockingbirds among the coastal vegetation, mangroves, and saltbush. For those who prefer to snorkel,the beach is one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles, so you will no doubt come acrossone or two. Head home to the yacht for the evening to indulge in your first sumptuous dinnerin the Archipelago, making it the perfect start to your Galapagos Islands adventure.