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San Cristobal to Santa Cruz
The Galapagos Islands were discovered by accident by the Bishop of Panama in 1535. For the next 300 years the main visitors were either whalers or English pirates hiding out in between plundering Spanish galleons laden with silver and gold. The islands gained international recognition when Charles Darwin published his famous theory on “natural selection” following his visit to the islands in 1835 aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin marvelled at the extraordinary animals on the islands. Fueled by the nutrient rich ocean currents and isolated from humans, the islands have developed unique, abundant wildlife that has no natural fear of Man. The islands' importance was confirmed when the islands were declared the world’s first World Heritage Site in 1978 and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1984. The Galapagos National Park protects 97% of the islands. Thanks to conservation efforts the Galapagos Islands are much as they were millions of years ago and visitors can see up close some of the planet’s most wonderful creatures and landscapes. It truly is like no place on earth. Imagine yourself walking amongst prehistoric-looking marine iguanas, albatross nesting colonies, lumbering giant tortoises, baby sea turtles hatching or flamingos. Swim and snorkel with playful sea lions, speedy penguins, sea turtles and a myriad of spectacularly colourful fish. We guarantee you an experience like no other you have ever known. Additional Charges Apply - Easter, Christmas and New Year
am: San Cristobal Island: Arrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island. pm: San Cristobal – Lobos Island: This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. San Cristobal – Kicker Rock: The island is comprised of two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds
am: San Cristobal – Pitt Point: Here there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies. pm: San Cristobal – Witch Hill: A beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.
am: Española – Suárez Point: Suárez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. pm: Española – Gardner Bay: Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Española – Osborn Islet: This small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.
am: Santa Cruz – Bachas: Bachas beach has beautiful green and blue waters that contrast along the surf of the black lava shores. pm: Transfer to Baltra Airport.
These Galapagos cruise itineraries are subject to change without previous notice due to weather conditions and National Park regulations. Itineraries of 8 or more days may be scheduled to stop at ports for various cruise logistic reasons and/or for embarking/disembarking passengers.
Vessel Type: Trimaran Passenger Capacity: 16 Built: 2018 MT Camila is not only the newest 16 passenger vessel to cruise in the Galapagos, but also the newest trimaran with 8 different staterooms, each with a private balcony. Kayaks, snorkel gear, wetsuits, and Jacuzzi are just a few of the amenities and free services available aboard the spacious and comfortable trimaran. Camila's Galapagos Cruise itineraries include four, five, and eight day programs, each visiting the most extraordinary visitor sites in the Galapagos Islands. Guests will be accompanied by a bilingual Naturalist Guide who will provide the most extensive knowledge possible on the flora and fauna. Onboard the Cruise Manager and 10 crew members will be there ready and waiting to attend to any needs guests may have during their stay while the captain navigates with expertise throughout the islands.
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