San Cristobal - Lobos
Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Galaxy for your Galapagos Cruise.
In the afternoon, sail for Isla Lobos (Sea Lion Island) to view the sea lions which rest on the island's rocky shore. Isla Lobos is frequented with blue-footed boobies, great frigatebirds, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common noddies, yellow warblers and small and medium ground finches, making it an ideal location for birders. Snorkel in the clear water and play with the sea lions in the shallows.
Journey to Suarez Point, one of the most significantly wild-life rich locations in the Galapagos archipelago. View marine iguanas and over-sized lava lizards as they sun themselves on the rocks.
In the afternoon, travel to Gardner Bay to snorkel with a variety of fish. Hope to see the occasional turtle or shark which swim in the waters off the island.
Visit Baroness’ Observatory for exceptional views of La Loberia. Learn the history of the island while exploring the lookout.
Sail for Post Office Bay, a sandy beach where past whalers used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Take part in the tradition by leaving an addressed postcard in the barrel. Additionally, pick up any letters within close proximity to your home to deliver once you return from the Galapagos.
Santa Fe - South Plaza Island
Arrive at Santa Fe to view the Opuntia cactus forest, the largest of its kind in the archipelago. Watch marine iguanas and lava lizards or snorkel in the warm waters of the island.
At South Plaza, experience one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos islands. Take a rocky trail which circumnavigates the island for spectacular views and varied vegetation.
Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center - HighlandsVisit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the natural history of the islands and the effects of human involvement. See the tortoise breeding and rearing project at work.
Visit Las Tintoreras to see the colony of white tip sharks which can often be seen resting in a lava canal. Snorkel in the shallows or relax on the beach with a sea lion colony.
In the afternoon, see the Tortoise Breeding Center and learn about tortoise conservation. Giant tortoise eggs are collected and brought to the center to be hatched. After five years, they are released back into the wild.
Journey to Elizabeth Bay to visit its marine visitor site. Watch Galápagos hawks soar overhead and see schools of pompana as they swim beneath you.
Sail for Urbina Bay to see see turtles and rays. Take a short trail which leads to a coral reef. The area is abundant with marine iguanas, flightless cormorants and pelicans.
Sail for Tagus Cove and take a zodiac trip below the high cliffs of the island. See penguins, marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions on shore, and snorkel off the sandy beach.
In the afternoon,visit Espinosa Point to view hundreds of marine iguanas as they gather on the black lava rocks. Walk around to see the various lava flows.
SantiagoSail for Puerto Egas to learn about the past salt mining industry of the islands. Take an inland hike to the salt crater to sight finches, doves, and hawks. Walk along the rugged coastline and play in the shallow tide pools along the shore.
Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle CoveVisit Black Turtle Cove to see blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, golden cownose rays, spotted eagle rays, and the occasional hammerhead shark.
Rabida-Chinese HatSpend the morning on the red sand beaches of Rabida Island, then travel to the small,volcanic island of Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat). Here you will be able to hike around and see magnificent lava tubes and lava flows that cover the island.
North Seymour - MosqueraHike across the visitor trail, a one mile walk through low vegetation on North Seymour. Blue-footed-boobies are abundant on this rocky island.
Explore Sullivan Island by walking around the amazing, uneroded, black lava flow covered with lava bubbles.
Spend the afternoon swimming and snorkeling around Bartolome Island.
GenovesaVisit Genovesa, a shield volcano. Rich in birdlife, Genovesa stretched about five miles and is filled with salt water. Hike up Prince Philip's Steps which give an extraordinary view of the island.
Visit the Interpretation Center to learn about the history and biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands. Take an informative self-guided walking tour to view Galapagos conservation at work.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your connection back to the mainland.
All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.