Itinerary B

Day 1: Baltra Island & Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach

Arrival will take place at approximately midday (local) and our guide will meet you in the lobby with a signboard identifying our Yacht Anahi. One of our crew members will take care of your baggage and transport it directly to the yacht. We will first be taken by public bus to El Muelle (pier), where our Zodiacs will be waiting to transport you to Yacht Anahi. After a welcome drink from our Captain and crew, you will be assigned to your cabins.

Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach

After lunch, the guide will briefly explain about the afternoon activities. We will embark with our zodiacs at 2 p.m. to go to Playa Bachas. The sand here is made from decomposed coral and is a favorite nesting spot for sea turtles. A side by one of the beaches is a small lagoon, where you can see occasional flamingos, as well other animals such as black-necked stilts or whimbrels.

The second beach is longer and contains two abandoned barges, which were left behind during the Second World War, when the US used Baltra island as a military base. You will see sea lions, marine iguanas, and many marine birds on this beach. You will be able to relax on the beach and spend some time with the playful sea lions who swim with you.

Day 2: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay & Darwin Bay Beach

Darwin bay

6. We will arrive at Genovesa Island. This is the Galapagos Archipelago's northeasternmost Island. It has just 14 sq. It measures only 14 sq. km and has a maximum height of 64m (210ft). The beautiful Great Darwin Bay is surrounded by high cliffs and has a volcanic caldera that formed the horse-shoe-shaped island. It has now collapsed its wall, leaving behind the stunning Great Darwin Bay. Genovesa is not home to any historical eruptions, but there are young lava flows along the flanks.

Genovesa is also called Bird Island because of its large number and variety of bird colonies. It is home to a large number of frigate birds. This island is also home to the Red-footed Boobies and Nazca Boobies.

Darwin Bay Beach

The Darwin Bay Beach is the first visitor site. This beautiful spot is due to the abundance of seabirds that nest on the saltbush plants. We will be visiting it in the morning. The Prince Philip s Steps is the second visitor site. We will visit it in the afternoon. We will make 25m of stairs to one of the most beautiful bird nesting areas in the islands.

Genovesa will offer the opportunity to go panga riding, snorkeling, kayaking, and walking.

Day 3: Plazas Island & Santa Fe Island

Plazas Island

After nighttime navigation, our arrival at Plazas Islands is expected to take place around 6 a.m. We will start our first morning visit after breakfast. Two small islands called Plazas were found just a few kilometers from Santa Cruz's East Coast. Because of its unique vegetation, the island's location makes it a fascinating place where the Galapagos fauna and flora can flourish. It is home to some of the most outstanding and interesting species in the archipelago, despite being small.

You can guarantee that land iguanas will be observed if they are often found under a cactus. Snork-tailed gulls and other seabirds nest on rugged southern cliffs. A large number of noisy sea lions can be found on the protected rocky shore. Plazas Island is home to the land iguanas and sea lions. There are also yellow tailed and red-billed frigate birds and frigate birds. Brown pelicans glide past the cliff. After lunch, we return to the yacht and take a well-deserved break.

Santa Fe Island

We will be making our second visit to Santa Fe Island (Barrington) in the afternoon. Barrington's northeast coast has a small bay that is very picturesque. Here we can explore the two trails. One leads to a viewpoint high on a cliff, where you can find land iguanas. Another trail, which is located near the beach, is a short circular path where you can find another colony land iguanas. It is best to go early in the morning and/or in the afternoon when there is less sunlight. The unusually tall forest filled with prickly Cactus is a particular attraction. We will have the opportunity to kayak, snorkel, panga ride, and walk to enjoy and observe nature. The yacht will then be returned to us for dinner and some relaxation.

Day 4: San Cristobal Island: Punta Pitt, Kicker Rock & Lobos Island

We will be arriving at San Cristobal (Chatham) Island in the early morning. This is the easternmost Galapagos archipelago island and one of the oldest geologically. St. Christopher, the patron saint of seafarers gave San Cristobal its name. English speakers are increasingly using this name instead of Chatham Island's traditional English name, which is derived from William Pitt 1st Earl Chatham. It covers 558 km2 (215 mi2), and the highest point is 730m (2400 feet). Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the capital of the archipelago and is located at the southern tip of the island. San Cristobal is home to a variety of animals, including frigate birds and Galapagos sea Lions, Galapagos giant tortoises and blue and red footed birds, marine iguanas and dolphins, as well as swallow-tailed seagulls.

Punta Pitt

We will visit Punta Pitt in the morning, which is considered one of the most impressive and beautiful sites in Galapagos. Punta Pitt is characterized by the haunting atmosphere created by the erosion of high cliffs and constant fog in the morning. It is the most popular nesting site for seabirds because it is located at the northeasternmost point of Galapagos. We can see the nesting areas of three species of great frigate and boobie birds in this area.

Kicker Rock

After lunch, we return to the yacht and navigate towards Leon Dormido (sleeping sea-lion) a massive rocky formation. There are many blue-footed and masked boobies as well as pelicans, seabirds, and other marine birds that can be seen on the cliffs. Our snorkeling activities allow us to observe many species of colorful fishes and marine turtles.

Lobos Island

Later, we take a walk to Isla Lobos (Lobos Island), which is a small island separated from the main Island by narrow stretches of calm water. Blue-footed boobies nest on its rocky shores, while sea lions rest upon its sandy beaches. This is the Galapagos typical environment. It has tranquility and primitive beauty.

Day 5: San Cristobal Island: Junco Lagoon, Cerro Colorado & Transfer out

Junco Lagoon

Our guide will take us up to the top of San Cristobal Island in the morning. Our tour begins in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Our first stop will be at Laguna El Junco (El Junco Lagoon). This haven has been created by rainwater and condensation over hundreds of years. This lake is the main water source for the island population, and therefore of vital importance. The lake is a great place to hike, as it offers stunning views of the whole island, including San Joaquin Hill which is the highest point on the island.

Cerro Colorado 

Next stop is Cerro Colorado Turtle Baking Center. We will learn more about the scientific efforts that scientists have made to conserve the Giant Galapagos Turtle species. You can enjoy a pleasant walk along a trail that allows you to get in close contact with turtles of all sizes, from the smallest to the oldest.

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