Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Santa Cruz II.
Begin your Galapagos adventure by sailing to and swimming at Bachas Beach. View the floating pier which was left by Americans after World War II. View flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels.
In the morning, voyage to Buccaneer Cove and view where pirates used to drop anchor in order to make repairs and stock up on food supplies, such as tortoise meat. Walk up towards the cliffs for panoramic views of the island.
After lunch, travel to Puerto Egas to see the old salt mines. Closed during the 1960's, hike to the salt crater to sight land birds such as finches, doves, and hawks. Walk along the shoreline to fine tide-pools and sea caves where fur seals make their home.
Named for the color of its sand, Red Beach also features cliffs and steep slopes of volcanic cinders which are reddish in color. Hike up a short trail to a flamingo lagoon or snorkel along the reef.
In the afternoon, sail for Bartolome to visit the famous Pinnacle rock and White Sand Beach.
Sail for El Barranco (Prince Phillip’s Steps) and climb the wooden trail to the cliffs. Pass seabird colonies and a thin palo santo forest. At the top of the steps, view masked and red-footed boobies, great frigate birds, swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropicbirds and hundreds of storm petrels.
After lunch, make your way to Darwin Bay and land on its coral beach. Take a short trail through seabird colonies and view marine iguanas along the shore.
Transfer to the San Cristobal airport for your connecting flight back to the mainland.
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