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Barely definable as an island, this long strip of beach and rocks between Baltra and North Seymour measures just 160-meters across and around 600 meters long and is home primarily to shorebirds and one of the largest sea lion colonies in the Galapagos. While some sea lions might not be afraid to come right up to you, it’s always a safe rule to remember that the dominant male sea lions can be aggressive and defensive of their territory. Keep an eye out for orcas that occasionally come here to feed on the sea lions.

10 Cruises & Tours Visiting Mosquera Island for 2023-2024

10 Luxury Cruises & Tours Visiting Mosquera Island for 2023-2024

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Northern Islands$35005Jun 22, 2023Sail to one of the most unique archipelagos in the world on this 5-day Galapagos Islands cruise aboard the Alya catamaran. The Galapagos Islands are …
Northern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise$49495Jun 13, 2023The Ocean Spray luxury catamaran takes you on a 5-day Galapagos Northern Islands cruise, exploring Genovesa, South Plaza, Mosquero, and Santiago. …
West & Central Islands + Genovesa$89908Jun 25, 2023Enjoy an exceptional trip to the West & Central Galapagos Islands as you sail across one of the most magical destinations in the world. Discover the …
Luxury West & Central Galapagos Cruise$67706Jul 4, 2023The Galapagos are some of the world’s most famous and beguiling islands the M/C Endemic offers you the perfect opportunity to discover and enjoy …
North & Central Islands$48205Jun 13, 2023Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible 5-day journey. Admire the incredible natural beauty of this …
Central Islands Cruise$89908Jun 17, 2023Discover the highlights of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Santiago, and Genovesa islands on this incredible 8-day adventure aboard …
Private Charter - Northern Islands Aboard Alya$532005Jun 22, 2023The Galapagos Islands are teeming with sea life including blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, land and marine iguanas, sea lions, and penguins. …
Southeastern Islands Cruise$44904Jun 17, 2023This cruise may be short on days but it's big on amazing wildlife, such as the Galapagos giant tortoise, marine iguanas, and playful sea lions. …
Private Charter - Footsteps Back in Time Aboard Evolution$2440008Jun 10, 2023Experiencing the depth and breadth of what the Galapagos Islands offer at top-notch landing sites on this 8-day Private voyage through the Galapagos. …
Private Charter - Southeastern Islands Cruise Aboard M/C Elite$669904Jun 17, 2023This private cruise may be short on days, but it's big on fantastic wildlife, such as the Galapagos giant tortoise, marine iguanas, and playful sea …

10 Top-Rated Cruise Ships Visiting Mosquera Island for 2023-2024

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
M/C Elite16$4490Perhaps the most luxurious small yacht in the Galapagos, the new Galapagos Elite set sail in Summer 2019. It has reinvented luxury, comfort and class …
Alya16$3500New in 2017, the Alya catamaran offers luxury cruises to the Galapagos Islands. Accommodating just 16 passengers, the Alya boasts 9 spacious cabins …
Corals36$1787These twin motor yachts will take you on an authentic Galapagos adventure in comfort and style. Panoramic windows, a sun deck, and a shadow deck …
Galapagos Legend100$2455With four decks, this cruise ship is one of the biggest boats in the Galapagos, offering plenty of amenities and features onboard, but still managing …
M/C Galapagos Endemic16$6770Cruise the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/C Endemic, a glamorous catamaran that provides guests the style and comfort they need to have an adventure …
Ocean Spray16$4949Ocean Spray offers the best performance and comfort for a Galapagos cruise. With an elegant design, the Ocean Spray carries 16 guests on luxurious …
EcoGalaxy16$3200The beautiful EcoGalaxy is a new, eco-friendly Galapagos catamaran. Built in 2014, she provides leisurely excursions, optimal comfort, attentive …
Mary Anne16$5290Mary Anne is a fast sailing yacht with a square rigger design. Although it has 14 staterooms, this yacht normally sails with just 16 passengers, …
Tip Top IV16$3192The Tip Top IV is a steel-hulled motor yacht, built to accommodate 16 guests in comfortable cabins. The Tip Top Iv is the flagship of the Tip Top …
Aqua16$2450Aqua offers naturalist cruises with soft adventures for all ages, such as snorkeling, kayaking, wildlife interpretation hikes and occasional diving. …

Travel Stories about Mosquera Island, Galapagos

Mosquera Island Facts and Highlights

  • Mosquera Island is known for its pristine, white sand beaches that offer visitors a picturesque setting for hiking, snorkeling, and swimming.
  • Mosquera Island is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including a large population of marine iguanas, playful sea lions, and the endemic lava gull. Birdwatchers will marvel at the island's bird species, including the iconic blue-footed booby and frigatebird. 
  • The clear waters surrounding Mosquera Island offer some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities in the Galapagos. Get close to a variety of marine life, including sea turtles, rays, sharks, and colorful fish.
  • Photography enthusiasts will marvel at its stunning and picturesque landscapes.
  • Mosquera Island is one of the lesser-known destinations in the Galapagos, making it a perfect destination for those looking for a more remote and authentic experience of the natural world.

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