Baltra - Chinese Hat
Arrive at Baltra Island Airport and transfer to the Ocean Spray.
Sail for Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat), named for its volcanic rock shape. View Galapagos wildlife and birds, specifically American oystercatchers, Galapagos penguins, and Sally-Lightfoot crabs as they skirt across the rocks.
Isabela - Fernandina
Travel to Isabela, the Galapagos archipelago's youngest and most volcanically active island, and visit Vicente Roca Point. Comprised of two separate coves, Vicente Roca is a large bay with spectacular sea life. Seahorses, sea turtles, and Mola-mola are abundant in the water.
In the afternoon, sail for Fernandina. This island was never invaded by foreign animal species, making it one of the most pristine eco-systems in the world. Take a short hike to the Flightless Cormorant nesting site and view the volcano La Cumbre. Throughout the day, snorkle in the clear, blue waters of the Galapagos.
Explore Tagus Cove on Isabela and snorkel with penguins. Take a trail by Lake Darwin up to a high ridge which displays beautiful views of the island.
In the afternoon, head for Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano, and explore its jagged coastline. View land iguanas, hawks, coral reef, and giant tortoises. Snorkel with turtles, rays, and tropical fish.
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Center to view Galapagos tortoises ranging between 3 inches to over 4 feet long!
After lunch, take off for the Santa Cruz Highlands to walk along a path and observe the hills, ferns, volcanoes, and rich wildlife. Explore the underground lava tubes with local guides.
South Plaza - Santa FeHead to South Plaza Island to view one of the largest sea lion colonies and colorful yellow and red land iguanas. This small island features steep cliffs which were formed by rising lava. The ground is now covered by Opuntia cacti. Take a short hike around the island's unique landscape.
Sail to Suarez Point, a magnificent location for spotting Blue-footed Boobies, albatrosses and Nazca Boobies. The most famous attraction is the island's magnificent blowhole, which spurts water high into the air. Take a hike around the island.
In the afternoon, visit Gardner Bay, the breeding site of most of the world's 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. The bay is surrounded by white sandy beaches with a myriad of sea lions, making it a great snorkel site.
San Cristobal - Lobos - Leon DormidoSpend the day at Lobos Island and Kicker Rock. The island is home to countless sea lions, blue-footed boobies, great frigate-birds, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common noddies, yellow warblers and small and medium ground finches. The clear water of the area sports wonderful snorkeling and opportunities to swim with the sea lions. At Kicker Rock, swim with reef fish in the channel and glimpse hammerhead and Galapagos sharks.
San CristobalSail to Pitt Point and take a hike up a cliff which leads you through a ravine. This hike leads travelers to an abundance of birds. View the sea lion colony and swim in the warm waters. In the afternoon, explore Witch Hill and relax on its picturesque white-sand beaches.
Visit Post Office Bay, famous for its wooden barrel which posed as an unofficial mail box in the 18th century. The tradition has continued to today, as travelers leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver those close to home.
In the afternoon, visit Cormorant Point, the site of a large flock of flamingos. Relax on one of the beaches, aptly named for the color of their sands.
Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle Cove - BartolomeIn the morning, visit Black Turtle Cove by dinghy and admire the Blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays which are often spotted here. The calm and secluded location of the cove makes it a safe haven for young marine life.
Set sail for Darwin Bay and land on its white-sand coral beach. Take a half-mile trail through the mangroves and view Nazca Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, and Swallow-tailed Gulls. Tidal pools are teeming with young sea lions and reef fish, and the occasional hammerhead shark can be found among the rocks.
Head for El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. Hike up the rocky face and reach the top of a cliff where you can see Red-footed Boobies, Short-eared Lava Owls, Galapagos Swallows, and Galapagos Doves.
Travel to Espumilla Beach, a popular location for viewing marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Grab a snorkel and view octopi, moray eel, and sharks in the water.
From Espumilla, set sail for Egas Port and view Galapagos Hawks and Quick-footed Galapagos Lava Lizards. Take a trail across the coastline and view tidal pools and grottos which are home to Galapagos Fur Sea Lions. Snorkel in the clear pools or relax on the beach.
North Seymour - Santa Cruz Island - Highlands
Visit North Seymour Island to swim with Galapagos Sea Lions. The island is known for its arid and rocky landscape.
In the afternoon, travel to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Take a path along the island and observe the hills, ferns, volcanoes, and rich wildlife. Home to giant tortoises, forest, mockingbirds, Bahama ducklings, White-cheeked Pintail ducklings, Darwin finches, and many other species, The Santa Cruz Highlands delights travelers with its diverse fauna. Explore the underground lava tubes with your guide.
Mosquera - Baltra
Journey to Mosquera Islet, a reef of rocks and coral. This islet houses one of the largest populations of sea lions and many sea birds make their nests along the rocky shore.
Transfer to the airport and return to the mainland.
All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.