Beluga Yacht 01-08 dec 2021

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

GN
2 reviews
Dec 1 - 8, 2021
Group size: 1 - 2
Beluga Yacht 01-08 dec 2021
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

2 reviews

$NaN
Dec 1 - 8, 2021
Group size: 1 - 2

About this trip

Beluga Yacht First Class


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Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrive at Baltra Airport / Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island

  • Highlands of Santa Cruz: Galapagos giant tortoises can be seen in the wild in the highlands of Santa Cruz.
  • Charles Darwin Station: Visit the Charles Darwin Station is a research facility and National Park Information center. The Charles Darwin Station has a giant tortoise and land iguana breeding program and interpretation center.

Day 2 (Thursday): South Plaza Island / Santa Fe Island

South Plaza Island: Plazas consists of two very small islands that were uplifted from the sea, separated by a channel. Only South Plazas has a visitor site. The highlights include tall Opuntia cactus, land and marine iguanas, rocky cliff that looks out towards open ocean which is also a nesting site for red-billed tropic birds and gulls, and a seal lion bachelor colony.

Santa Fe Island: Santa Fe is a smaller island of 24 km2. The visitor site Santa Fe is located on the northeast end of the island. Highlights include Santa Fe land iguanas, pelican nesting site, sea lion colony, mockingbird, and Palo Santo trees.

Day 3 (Friday): San Cristóbal Island

San Cristóbal Island (Chatham): San Cristóbal is the easternmost island of Galapagos and also one of the oldest.

  • Witch Hill: Witch Hill (Cerro Brujo) is a volcanic cone that looks over a beautiful white sandy beach which has plenty of sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, waders and marine iguanas.
  • Galapaguera and El Junco: The lagoon is the only fresh water reservoir in Galapagos and has great views from its altitude of 700m in the highlands of San Cristóbal. Rainwater has collected in the caldera for hundreds of years and formed this lagoon. Galapaguera is a good area to see tortoises in their natural environment.

Day 4 (Saturday): Española (Hood) Island

Hood Island (Española):  Hood is the oldest of the Southern Islands and is the southernmost in the archipelago. Because of its remote location a unique range of endemic species evolved here

  • Gardner Bay: Located on the northeast of the island, the site has a long and beautiful white sand beach inhabited by sea lion colonies
  • Islote Gardner and Islote Osborn: These islets are snorkeling sites where visitors will see an abundance of tropical fish, reef sharks,  and turtles.
  • Punta Suarez: The wildlife at Punta Suarez is plentiful and varied. Along the cliff visitors can enjoy the blowhole where seawater is forced about 20m into the air. The highlights are the Waved albatross (April-Dec) that are only found on Hood, Galapagos Hawks, blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, and Española lava lizards.

Day 5 (Sunday): Floreana Island

Floreana Island: Floreana is best known for its colorful history of buccaneers, whalers, convicts, and early colonists.

  • Punta Cormorant: Punta Cormorant has two contrasting beaches and a large inland lagoon where pink flamingos can be seen.
  • Devil’s Crown: This is a snorkeling site located just off Punta Cormorant. The site is a completely submerged volcano that has eroded to create the appearance of a jagged crown.
  • Post Office Bay: This is one of the few sites visited for its human history. Visit the wooden mail barrel where letters are dropped off and picked up and remains of the Norwegian fishing village.

Day 6 (Monday): Santa Cruz Island / James Island

Santa Cruz Island

  • Dragon Hill: Cerro Dragon has hyper-salinic small lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingos

James Island (Santiago)

James Island is located between Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands. This Island offers a wide variety of seabirds, marine iguanas and fur seals.

  • Sullivan Bay: This site is of great geological interest. Highlights: 100 hundred year old lava flow field, pahoehoe formations, and lava bubbles.

Day 7 (Tuesday): Tower (Genovesa) Island

Tower Island (Genovesa): Tower is an eroded flat volcanic island, with a natural harbor, which is actually the submerged caldera of this volcanic island.

  • Darwin Bay: The steep cliffs of this area dominate the island. This area is home to thousands of frigate birds, red-footed boobies, Noddy terns, lava gulls, tropicbirds, doves, storm petrels and Darwin’s finches.
  • El Barranco: There is a good possibility of seeing the unique “Short eared owl” at this site. During the dinghy rides along the cliffs fur seals and several species of seabirds can be spotted.

 Day 8 (Wednesday): Santa Cruz Island / Baltra for return flight to Quito

Santa Cruz Island

Caleta Tortuga (Turtle Cove): Turtle Cove is a red mangrove lagoon on Santa Cruz and a perfect example of how mangroves alter the marine environment to create a rich and unique habitat.

Baltra

Return flight to Quito

  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Start / End: Baltra / Baltra
  • Activities: Walking, hiking, snorkeling, swimming, wildlife watching, bird watching
  • Highlights: Land iguanas, marine iguanas, fur seals, lava lizard, Galapagos snake, magnificent frigate bird, ­blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies, short-eared owls, lava herons, cactus finch, sea lions, giant tortoise reserve, Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, sea lions, Galapagos hawk, hood mockingbirds, flamingos, Galapagos penguins
  • Season: All year
  • Included: All meals and accommodation in double cabins while on board, welcome cocktail, all excursions and activities while on board, snorkeling gear, use of kayaks, bilingual naturalist guide
  • Not Included: Flights to and from Galapagos, Galapagos National Park entrance fee, Migratory card fee, any extra beverages on board (anything in a bottle), wetsuit rental, tips, personal expenses


What’s included

  • ACCOMODATION
    1 LOWE DECK CABIN, SHARE CABIN
  • GALAPAGOS FLIGHTS
    QUITO-BALTRA-QUITO
  • ALL MEALS
  • NATURALIST GUIDE
  • TRANSFER IN GALAPAGOS
  • SOFT DRINKS
    WATER, COFFE AND TEA
  • GALAPAGOS FLIGHTS
  • $100 NATIONAL PARK
  • $20 MIGRATION CARD
  • TIPS
  • SNORKELING EQUIPMENT
  • ALCOHOLICS BEVERAGES
  • PCR TEST
  • WETSUIT

Your Organizer


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GALAPAGOS NATURAL LIFE
2 reviews
Galapagos Natural Life S.A. is a touristic company and also owns the touristic operator GALAPAGOS NATURAL LIFE and the HOSTEL GALAPAGOS, both located in Quito. Our history started in 2005, when María Teresa Canchig and Rodrigo Canchig had a meeting, during which the idea to create a company which offers touristic services with high standards of quality was born. Since that moment there is Galapagos Natural Life, a tourism company, always looking to sell the most economic touristic packages for going to the Galapagos Islands.

Reviews

What a wonderful lifetime experience on the Anahi. All the crew took care of us and Captain Tony was very friendly and approachable. He joined in with many of our snorkels pointing out extraordinary sea creatures such as White tip shark. We had a very roomy suite on the upper deck. Our guide Roberto was the best! He was extremely knowledgeable about everything and with a great sense of humour. Thank you for a most wonderful experience! Everything went smoothly from day to day with a rich array of outings! We will always remember this extraordinary adventure! Irene and Rich Page from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada
By Irene P for ANAHI CATAMARAN YACHT B1+B2 Suite cabin on 07 Nov, 2021
Amazing food, wonderful helpful staff. The boat was clean and spacious. Really enjoyed it!
By Therese M for SEA MAN CATAMARAN YACHT 04-11 OCT on 13 Oct, 2019

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