All cabins offers private facilities such as: private bathrooms, cold/hot water, air conditioning, towel dryer, safe.
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Plazas to Baltra
Our mission is to create a safe and healthy environment, where our guests can experience the enchanted islands and their most hidden places with the guidance of a naturalist guide. Enjoy this 5 day Northern Galapagos cruise with us.
➤ SOUTH PLAZAS: After your arrival and lunch on board, we will visit Plazas, two small islands, created by an uplifting of the land. The land iguanas are smaller here; they nest during the warm season. The hike goes along an extraordinary cliff where sea birds nest. There are approximately 1000 sea lions (Zalophus Wollebaeki) located on the south side of the Plazas. Dinner.
➤ BLACK TURTLE COVE: Our first visit is to Black Turtle Cove which is situated in the northern region of Santa Cruz. This bay is surrounded by mangroves and is accessible only by dinghy only. The shallow cove is a safe refuge for marine life. Black-tip reef sharks, marine turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here. Lunch ➤ SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS Here we have a trekking and we will find the giant tortoises in their natural habitat, this is a natural spectacle. For this visit, we recommend good walking shoes, long pants, a raincoat, a hat, and sunblock. Dinner.
➤ DARWIN BAY: wet landing, coral beach, activities for this day: short walks, photography, swimming, snorkeling. Genovesa is a small island in the north of the Galapagos. Our unloading in Darwin Bay will be wet. Near the beach is a mangrove swamp where we will find a colony of frigates, marine iguanas, red-footed boobies and mask boobies, the great terrestrial finch, seagulls, herons, and cactus finch. Following the land visit, our passengers can enjoy a swim in the bay. Snacks and refreshments are available. Lunch. ➤ BARRANCO: dry landing, activities: hiking. Also known as Prince Phillip’s stairs. Here, we will go for a walk on the Barranco path. On our journey we will observe tropical birds, petrels, common frigate, red-foot boobies, mask boobies, doves, and finches. Dinner.
➤ SANTIAGO ISLAND: SULLIVAN BAY: wet landing and hiking. Description: Virtually uneroded lava flows cover an extensive area of this island. Lava pahoehoe (basaltic lava that has a smooth, billowy, undulating or ropy surface), hornitos, and mollugo (a lava colonizer) can be seen. Snacks and refreshing beverages await you on board the ship. Lunch. ➤ BARTOLOME ISLAND: dry landing, wet landing for the beach. Activities on this island include: walking, swimming, snorkeling, and photography. We will follow a path to the top (114m) where we can see pioneering plants such as tiquilia, chamaesyce, and scalesia. The island has been formed by cones, lava pipes where lava once flowed. Following the wet landing at the beach, we will follow a path through mangrove swamps and sand dune vegetation, to the south beach. At the north beach, guests can enjoy swimming and snorkeling. From the top of Bartolome, we will be able to see the islands of Santiago, Rabida, and Isabela. We will see penguins in the Rock Pinnacle. Dinner.
➤ SEYMOUR: dry landing. Seymour was formed by the lifting of volcanic marine lava. Marine fossils dating back to the Pleistocene period were found on this island. In 1932, Captain Alan Hancock and his crew took 72 malnourished land iguanas from Baltra Island to North Seymour Island so that the iguanas could live in better conditions. In 1934, colonists verified that the iguanas were in good condition. The vegetation of North Seymour is bushy and is host to nesting Real Frigates of the Galapagos. Transfer to Baltra airport.
Itineraries are subject to change.
Vessel Type: Small Ship Length: 25 meters Passenger Capacity: 16 Refurbished: 2019 Welcome area: Totally Furnished Social area: Artistic decoration inspired on endemic species of Galapagos. Direct access to the bar. Dining area: Vegan and vegetarian options. Coffee and water station. Cabins: Fully Equipped, 4 Cabins in the upper deck, 2 Cabin in the main deck, 3 Cabins in the lower deck. All cabins offers private facilities such as: private bathrooms, cold/hot water, air conditioning, towel dryer, safe. Sundeck: Equipped with 6 chairs to rest and admire amazing landscapaes. Amenities: Shampoo, conditioner, soap. Exceptional Service: The physical capacity of the cruise is 16 passengers. This means that we have the space to accommodate single passengers and tour leaders, creating a very personalized on board experience.
• Plazas • Santa Cruz • Genovesa • Santiago • Bartolome • North Seymour