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Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel Specialists

Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey

Looking to experience some of the best natural sites that the Archipelago has to offer? Then this is the right trip for you! Explore the wonders of the Northern and Central Islands staring in San Cristobal and ending in Santa Cruz. Experience quality service on board your boat and take pleasure on its comfortable cabins while smoothly sailing around the Enchanted Islands.

Activity level: Moderate
Ship: Naturtal Paradise information here



Itinerary

►  DAY 01: San Cristobal: Kicker Rock Details

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsDAY 1 Tuesday: Arrival / San Cristobal

Arrive by plane to the charming Capital of Galapagos in San Cristobal Island. Meet the friendly crew and settle in
your comfortable cabin and enjoy a delicious welcome lunch on board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Kicker Rock

One of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos, this striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the
western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the
ocean divided by a small channel. Enjoy marvelous marine life like sea turtles, tropical fish and even sharks.
Hundreds of sea-birds will welcome you on the rock formation.

 

 

 

►  DAY 02: North Seymour Island / South Plaza Island  Details

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: North Seyour

Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds are abundant on North Seymour Island.
The island was formed by a series of submarine lava containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic
activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone; you will enjoy dinghy ride and hiking on this
beautiful island.

 

 

 

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: South Plaza

This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home
to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. During the rainy season its
color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.

 

 

 

 

 

►  DAY 03: Rabida Island / Bartolome Island Details

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Rabida Island

Rabida Island (Jervis) is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago and a
great snorkeling site. It houses a picturesque maroon sandy beach and stunning viewpoints of amazing landscapes.
The island is a birdwatcher’s delight: Galapagos hawks, nine varieties of finches, brown pelicans, large-billed
flycatchers, and more.

 

 

 

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Bartolome Island

Home of the famous Pinnacle Rock, the island is an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and
even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs known as “Prince Philip’s Steps” leads to the very summit,
boasting one of the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of the
Galapagos penguin.

 

 

 

►  DAY 04: Santiago Island / Santa Cruz Island: Sullivan Bay & Dragon Hil  Details

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Sullivan Bay

Santa Fe is in the southeastern part of the Galapagos. This island was formed from an
uplift instead than a volcanic origin, this is why is mostly flat. There are some theories which assure this could
be the oldest island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos
Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands.
After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters, you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion
colonies.  You can see many salt bushes along the trail as well giant prickly pear cactus, gigantism is a
characteristic of oceanic islands. There are great possibilities of snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical
fishes.

 

 

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM:
Dragon Hill

Plazas is at the east of Santa Cruz Island and forms part of two islands known as Islas
Plazas. Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found
here. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than its relatives found at other islands. Throughout the island are
several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana, they are unique,
recognizable at first glance by their black/gray color, with a land iguana’s crest, but face and tail of the marine
iguana. The big population of iguanas is due to the presence of  tunas, their favorite food.  You can see swallow
Tailed Gulls nesting along the cliffs with other sea bids as Audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate
birds and brown pelicans.

 

►  DAY 05: Santa Cruz Island / Baltra Island: Twin Craters & Charles Darwin Station Details

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Twin Craters

Los Gemelos, or the Twin Craters, are located opposite each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto
Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of
surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.

 

 

 

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Charles Darwin Station

Los Gemelos, or the Twin Craters, are located opposite each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto
Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of
surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.

►  DAY 06: Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay Details

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: El Barranco

Known as “Prince Phillip’s Steps”, El Barranco is steep, rocky paths leads up to a high cliff-face from where incredible views can be appreciated; is also home to “palo santo” vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, Galapagos swallows, short-eared lava owls and Galapagos doves.

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Darwin Bay

This white sand coral beach heads a half mile trail that winds through mangroves filled with land birds like Red-footed & Nazca boobies and swallow-tailed. Further down the path are tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. At the end, there is a cliff with amazing panoramic views. Possibility to spot hammerhead sharks when snorkeling.

 

 

 

 

►  DAY 07: Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach & Egas port Details

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Espumilla Beach

Is a special and popular settlement for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs. The crabs attract the hunting herons performing the dance of predator and prey. With an abundance of marine life including octopi, moray eels, and sharks, snorkeling is a must on the site. A visit to Buccaneer Cove is also a great highlight of the island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Egas Port

Also known as James Bay, the site is home to the splendid Galapagos hawks and sneaky Galapagos lava lizards. The trail leads to a coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. Here the Galapagos fur sea lions bathe in the sun. This is also a great snorkeling site and swim with playful sea-lions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

►  DAY 08: Santa Cruz Island / Baltra Island: Bachas Beach & Transfer out Details

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Bachas Beach

Located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, Las Bachas is a swimming beach. One of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos, a floating pier, can be seen here. You may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest off the beach.

Continue to Baltra Airport to board your flight back to the Mainland.

 

 

 

 

Hiking

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel Specialists

Photography

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Snorkeling

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel Specialists

Kayaking

Itinerary: Galapagos Five Stars Encounter Boat Journey Voyagers Travel Specialists

Swimming