Today's flight will take us to San Cristobal Island, Galapagos. The flight time to the mainland is less than two hours. Upon arrival, we board M/Y Evolution for lunch and briefing before heading to Isla Lobos, our first visitor site.
It lives up to its name -Sea Lion Island - with its noisy population barking and frolicking animals. It is located just north of San Cristobal on the west coast. A channel separates it from the lagoon, creating an inviting lagoon. Here you will have your first encounter with the playful "wolves of sea", a group of playful "wolves of water". Kicker Rock is a magnificent formation rising 152m (500ft) from the Pacific. The rock appears to be a sleeping lion but, from another angle, you can see how it has been split into a massive tablet that is then pierced by the ocean, creating a great chisel for etching.
You will have some time to shower after the visit. Then, we'll get ready for our first formal briefing and welcome cocktail. (lunch, dinner)