Amaizing trip in San Cristobal

San Cristóbal, Ecuador

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Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 12
Amaizing trip in San Cristobal
San Cristóbal, Ecuador


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Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Just 3 beautiful days, on this magic island, you will see typical flora and fauna, differents navigation time. All the gear includes, naturalist guide, instructor dive, luch, and towels on board.

Itinerary

Día 1 kicker rock
Diving in kicker rock

  

To the northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an ancient and eroded volcanic lava tuff cone, named León Dormido or Kicker Rock. It is formed by two rocks approximately 148 meters/485 feet, named for its resemblance of a sleeping lion. 

The rocks form an exceptional canal for swimming, taking pictures, scuba diving, snorkeling, and observation of species like blue–footed boobie birds, Nazca boobie birds, frigates, pelicans and sea lions. Under water, you can observe Galapagos sharks, white- and black-tipped reef sharks, hammerheads, sea turtles, eagle rays and many tropical fish.

Activities:

Scuba diving, snorkeling, birdwatching, photography and filming.

Cerro Brujo, or Witch’s Hill, is located on the northern coast of the San Cristobal Island, the trail to visit this place will take you about 3 hours, accessible only by tour boat. 

The main attraction is the coral sand beach as well as a variety of flora and fauna species. It is an eroded tuff cone, which in some of its parts, is composed of lava. The citizens of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno used to extract salt to preserve cod fish, meat from their farms, and tortoise meat.

This is a place to observe marine birds. Cerro Brujo offers an excellent landscape from which you may see León Dormido, the south of the highest part of San Cristobal, and the adjacent coast. Two halophyte species (Salicornia fructirosa y Scaevolaplumieri) grow here in soils rich in salt.

Activities:

Hiking, snorkeling, swimming, photography and filming.

Manglecito consists of two visiting areas: the mangrove area and the beach area.

The mangrove area provides a perfect location for interpretation and observation of marine birds, whereas the beach area is used as a solely recreational area.

The vegetation characteristic of this zone is the Sesubiumedmonstonei and the button mangrove. There is a lagoon here where it is common to see Galapagos ducks, among other endemic and native species. The presence of a rocky reef on one side of the island produces waves that are ideal for surfing. 

Activities: 

Hiking, snorkeling, birdwatching, surfing, photography and filming.

Puerto Grandeis located near Kicker Rock on the northern coast of San Cristobal. 

This bay is used by shallow-draft boats, by local people as a place of recreation and by fishermen for the maintenance of their boats. 

Many tales have been told about treasure buried in Puerto Grande, searches have been organized over the years, but nothing has been found. 

The site's main attraction is the beach, landscape and recreation. You can see a system of dunes and plant species of the coastal zone, as well as aquatic birds, both coastal and migratory. 

Activities: 

Hiking, snorkeling, birdwatching, surfing, photography, filming and camping (if previously authorized by the Galapagos National Park).

Included:

Drinks no alcoholic

Snacks: fruits and dry fruits, cookies

Lunch

Towels

Guide

Snorkeling gear: mask, snorkel, fins and short wetsuit

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GALAPAGOS SHARKSKY TRAVEL & CONSERVATION
We are Manuel (logistic) & Lorena (admin)- Founders. We are really excited to help you organize your trip and be part of an unforgettable experience. So, we offer you land-based and aquatic adventures. We do our part and try to help you do yours at the same time we support the community in social programs like soccer and different conservation programs, you could check in different links in our web page.

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