Galapagos Cruise 5 Day B (Solaris)

Galapagos Cruise 5 Day B (Solaris)

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Description

This itinerary packs some of the Galapagos Island’s best sites into five days, giving a good overview of the the southern part of the archipelago. Champion Islet and Bartolome are two of the most popular snorkelling sites, where you can swim with fishing penguins, sea lions and turtles. The birdlife on this route is abundant, as you’ll get to spot albatrosses, booby colonies, flamingos, flightless cormorants and much more. Other sites include Gardner Bay, Suarez Point, Cormorant Point, Champion Islet and Post Office Bay.

Trip Name
Galapagos Cruise 5 Day B (Solaris)
Days
5
Overview
Vessel Type: Motor Yacht Passenger Capacity: 16 Lenght: 36 m Built: 2019 Welcome aboard Motor Yacht Solaris! This beautiful and modern yacht comprises comfort and relaxation into one. There’s a special and unique feature that can’t be underestimated - this Galapagos cruise is 100% solo traveller friendly! You can forget about single supplement headaches and join one of our 5 main deck cabins! Furthermore, our trained crew & cruise director, assisted by our naturalist guide, will be ready to serve your every need, making your stay as comfortable as possible.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 - Friday AM – Arrival at San Cristobal Airport PM – Interpretation Centre (San Cristobal)
AM – Arrival at San Cristobal AirportUpon arrival at Seymour Ecological Airport, a check-up iscarried out rst, to ensure that no foreign plant or animalspecies are introduced on the islands. Furthermore, yourTCC (Transit Control Card) is stamped; this must be keptsafe during your trip, as it has to be presented again on yourreturn ight. In addition, entrance to the Galapagos NationalPark is due for entry (US $ 100), if this has not yet beenpaid. Your guide will meet you at the airport, assist you withthe luggage and accompany you on the short bus ride tothe harbour of Puerto Ayora. Here you will climb aboardthe yacht San Jose. After greeting the crew and the captain,your cabins will be assigned to you and then you will enjoyyour rst lunch on-board.PM – Interpretation Centre (San Cristobal)We head to the Interpretation Centre, close to the provincial capital Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Information panels inEnglish and Spanish, pictures, models and diagrams conveying the origin of the Galapagos can be found. The detailedexhibition also provides insights about the volcanic formation of the archipelago, its remoteness from the mainland, itsmarine currents, its particular climate, the arrival of differentspecies and their spread, and more.
Day 2 - Day 2 - Saturday AM - Gardner Bay (Española) PM – Punta Suarez (Española)
AM - Gardner Bay (Española)On the north-eastern coast of the island of Española, Gardner Bay offers a wonderful place to refresh in the turquoisesea and to admire the large number of colourful reef sh.You will also have the opportunity to snorkel side by sidewith green sea turtles, or to enjoy the proximity of theplayful Galapagos sea lion. The white sand beach is also animportant breeding ground for the green sea turtles. In thecrystal-clear ocean, sometimes whales can be sighted undercertain circumstances.PM – Punta Suarez (Española)This rocky area is home to the most impressive and diverseseabirds of the archipelago. The endangered Galapagosalbatross returns to Española (March - December) annually.This allows visitors to admire the balances of pipes andbows (especially in October). Blue-fronted and nazcat oilpipes, black-tailed gulls and red-billed tropic birds are nativeto this island. Along the southern coast, high cliffs allow spectacular views of ascending birds and the sea water shotthrough air holes
Day 3 - Day 3 - Sunday AM – Post Office Bay (Floreana) PM – Punta Cormorant & Champion Islet (Floreana)
AM – Post Office Bay (Floreana)In the morning we will navigate back to Post Ofce Bay(about 1hr). Post your holiday greetings in the historicalbarrel, one of three nearby visitor’s sites on Floreana’s northcoast (short displacement, wet landing) and relax. BesidesGalapagos sea lions, Pacic green turtles and golden cownose rays you might spot Galapagos penguins! This is the onlyplace in the south-eastern archipelago where penguinsreside. Explore by inatable dinghy – or in your own pace bysea-kayak – another submerged crater rim around the bayof Baroness Lookout. Climb the miniature basaltic cone ofBaroness Lookout and take in the paradisiacal coastal views.This viewpoint was the favourite spot of one of Floreana’srst colonists, the eccentric Baroness and self-proclaimed‘Empress of Galapagos’ Eloisa von Wagner Bosquet, whoeven built her house a few metres behind. She and one ofher lovers were the rst in a series of mysterious disappearances and deaths in the 1930s.PM – Punta Cormorant & Champion Islet (Floreana)The peninsula of Cormorant Point forms the extreme northcape of Floreana, which was formed by a number of smallervolcanic cones, covered with tropical dry forest (palo santo). Atthe landing beach, you will be welcomed by a small Galapagossea lion-colony. The green sand on this beach contains a highpercentage of glassy olivine crystals that have been blown outby the surrounding tuff cones. The ‘our sand’ beach on thesouthern side of the peninsula is made up of even ner whitecoral sand that feels very smooth on your feet. Parrotsh havepulverised it, grinding the calcareous skeletons of living coral.You can spot schools of stingrays who love burying themselvesin the sandy bottom. During the rst months of the year, Pacicgreen turtles come ashore to bury their eggs.
Day 4 - Day 4 - Monday AM - Sullivan Bay (Santiago) PM - Bartolomé
AM - Sullivan Bay (Santiago)The arrival in Sullivan Bay is like a moon landing. The desolate,sprawling elds seem to be mostly lifeless, but this island, whichis particularly popular among photographers, still offers a lot tosee. There is even some life! Green sea turtles burrow in thesmall white sand beach, where you can also nd crabs, blueherons and oystercatchers.PM - BartoloméThe island of Bartolomé rises 114m above Sullivan Bay.Climb the steps of the Bartolomé Peak Trail and you will berewarded with panoramic views over volcanic peaks, lunarcraters and lava elds. Afterwards you can refresh yourselfat the foot of the famous "Pinnacle Rock" and explore theunderwater world in the shallow water while snorkelling.Although there is little vegetation on this island, it has twobreathtaking beaches, where sea turtles live. At the foot ofthe mountain you can also discover a small colony of Galapagos penguins.
Day 5 - Day 5 - Tuesday AM - Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) Transfer to the airport
AM - Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)This small bay is located on the north side of the island ofSanta Cruz and offers a unique backdrop for unique adven-tures. The landscape makes you feel as if you're in theAmazon rainforest rather than near the sea. Explore thequiet emerald lagoon and surrounding shallow bays with theinatable dinghy. The crystal clear water allows you to spotgroups of whitetip reef sharks, blacktip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, gold rays and spotted eagle rays.Transfer to the airport
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Inclusions

    • Albatross
    • Galapagos Sea Lion
    • Galapagos Penguin
    • Booby colonies
    • American Flamingos
    • Marine Iguana

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