Board the Ocean Spray for this 6 day Galapagos adventure. Visit Black Turtle Cove to view blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, Kicker Rock for exceptional snorkeling and the nesting site of the Waved Albatross on Espanola Island.
Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Fe Day 2 : Espanola Day 3 : San Cristobal - Lobos Day 4 : San Cristobal Day 5 : Floreana Day 6 : Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle Cove - Baltra
Visit the nesting site of the Waved Albatross, and endemic species
Snorkel at Kicker Rock, swimming alongside sea lions and sharks
Deposit a letter in the barrel at Post Office Bay and find a few to deliver
Hike through a ravine at Pitt Point, a bird lovers paradise
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.
Spend 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.
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.
Day 6 Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle Cove - Baltra
In 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.
In the afternoon, transfer back to the airport for your onward journey.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.