- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Las Bachas, which is the Spanish translation for “barges”. There is a long stretch of a soft white sand beach and interior lagoons where you can find the greater flamingo, pelicans, white-cheeked pintail ducks, stilts, and iguanas. There is also a wonderful chance to take a stroll along the beach or a family swim from the shore. At Black Turtle Cove the family can enjoy a zodiac ride through a series of coves and inlets surrounded by mangroves. Here you can view pairs of mating sea turtles (Sept to Feb), white-tipped reef sharks, and golden cow-nosed rays. Located on the northern tip of Santa Cruz is Dragon Hill. Along the trail, you can find Darwin finches, Galapagos flycatchers, yellow warblers, Audubon shearwater, and the endemic land iguanas. Orange-yellow in color with large spines along their backs, these iguanas were once part of the Darwin Station’s breeding program. Find pink flamingos feeding in the salt-water lagoon as well as other lagoon birds: stilts, pintail ducks, sandpipers, and more. From the top of the hill, enjoy a majestic view of the bay island covered in Opuntia cactus, palo santo, and Cordia lutea (muyuyu). After the briefing and dinner, sail toward the western islands and cross the equator line for the third time.