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NATURALIST CRUISE C

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CRUISE C – ITINERARY

 

ITINERARY C – Naturalist Cruise – South and Central Islands (5 Days / 4 Nights)
Sunday A.M. Flight to Baltra Airport Galapagos  
P.M. North Seymour North Seymour
Monday A.M. Floreana Post Office Bay
P.M. Floreana Punta Cormorant
Tuesday A.M. South Plazas South Plazas
P.M. Santa Fe Santa Fe
Wednesday A.M. Santa Cruz Bachas Beach
P.M. Santa Cruz Highlands / Accommodation at the hotel
Thursday A.M. Santa Cruz Charles Darwin Station
  Flight back to mainland Ecuador  

 

As a resume, our dates will have the following details:

  • 06h30 First dive – Full breakfast
  • 10h30 Dives
  • 12h00 Lunch – 2 afternoon dives depending on conditions and navigation time needed.
  • 19h00 Dinner.

 

GEAR AND PACKING

Activities

  • Panga Ride (PR)
  • Snorkeling (SN)
  • Soft Trekking (ST)
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Day 1,Flight to Baltra Airport Galapagos and Santa Cruz Highlands

North Seymour
North Seymour is covered with bushy vegetation and many endemic species that make it remarkable and it is the home of one of the largest populations of blue-footed booby birds, noddies, swallow-tailed gulls and magnificent frigate birds. The same thing with Land Iguanas, where you will find many of them.

Quick Facts
  • Bird species have an interesting way of interacting.
 
North Seymour ST Moderate
PR Moderate
SN Moderate
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Day 2,Floreana Island

Floreana
Floreana is one of the oldest islands of the Archipelago as well as one of the smallest. It has an area of 173 square kilometers and an altitude of 640 meters. It supports an abundant wildlife, with a variety of native and introduced species like: Shorebirds, flamingos, stilts, white-cheeked pintail ducks, migratory birds and nesting sites; sea lions and wide forest of Palo Santo.

Quick Facts
  • Floreana is known for its traditional pirate stories, and for being the home of one of the oldest settlements of the island.
  • Post office Bay, located in the northern part of Floreana, is one of its attractions with the famous post office barrel.
  • Punta Cormorant at the north has a green beach that contains many olive crystals.
 
PLACE ACTIVITY DIFICULTY
Post Office Bay ST Moderate
SN Moderate
Punta Cormorant ST Moderate
PR Moderate
SN Moderate
 
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Day 3,South Plazas and Santa Fe Islands

South Plazas
South Plazas is a small island with an area of 0,119 square kilometers and an altitude of 23 meters that was formed by a stream of lava from the bottom of the ocean. Depending of the season, the vegetation changes its color. This island is the home of a large number of species such as: land iguanas, swallow Tailed Gulls, sea birds, brown pelicans, red-billed tropicbirds and frigate birds.

Quick Facts
  • It offers the opportunity of being face to face with sea lions.
  • There are an enormous variety of birds that inhabit the rocky walls of the south side of the island.
  Santa Fe
Santa Fe is a small island with 1,9 square kilometers and an altitude of 24 meters. Opuntia Cactus is part of its characterized dense forest vegetation; there are also salt bushes along the trail as well giant prickly pear cactus. Talking about fauna, this island is the home of one of the most beautiful coves and endemic species like Galapagos snake, the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos mockingbird, sea lion colonies, rice rats and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands.   Quick facts
  • A lot of sea lions are found on the beaches
  • Home of two endemic species; Santa Fe Rice Rat and Land Iguana.
 
PLACE ACTIVITY DIFICULTY
South Plazas ST Moderate
Santa Fe ST Moderate
PR Moderate
SN Moderate
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Day 4,Bachas Beach- Santa Cruz Island

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
It is the center of the Archipelago with a diversity of wildlife and with amazing vegetation. This is the second largest island after Isabella.

 Quick Facts
  • Bachas Beach a unique landscape with white-coral sand in a magnificent beach where you can also observe many endemic species like sea turtles, migratory birds, ducks, flamingos, the enchanted islands.

PLACE ACTIVITY DIFICULTY
Bachas Beach ST Moderate
Bachas Beach ST SN
 
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Day 5,Santa Cruz and Flight back to Mainland

Charles Darwin Research Station
This station is located in Puerto Ayora, is the operative branch of the Charles Darwin Foundation. The Charles Darwin Research Station in Galapagos is a biological center for the study and conservation of many species (flora and fauna) of Galapagos. The paths that help the people to cross the arid vegetation give you the opportunity to have a really good look of the Galápagos tortoises. There's also a baby tortoise house with incubators.


PLACE ACTIVITY DIFICULTY
Charles Darwin Research Station ST Moderate

Transfer to the airport

JOSE SOLIS

My name is Jose Solis and I am Quiteño - galapagueño. My passion is diving because the underwater encounters make me discover an entire new universe in the ocean at the time that it allows me to have a new way to see the world. I have dedicated a large part of my life to search the simple details that make the sub aquatic experience a trip to enjoy every day in my life with another perspective.
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EDUARDO MAHAUAD

I was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. My father is a mainlander and my mother is an islander. I belong to the 3rd generation of “Galapagueños”. I am a liberal Art student and a man passionate for SCUBA diving and for the nature in general. I work as a naturalist and adventure guide (SCUBA instructor) at the Galapagos Islands. I am an amateur guitar and drum player, keen to music, literature and the mesmerizing experience of discovering the wonders of the nature. Currently, I am living and working on Santa Cruz island.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 5 Days, 4 Nights
  • Availability : 16
  • Price From: $ 2.720
  • Location : Galapagos Islands

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