The Galapagos Angel 5-day cruise is a comprehensive tour of the Galapagos Islands, offering visitors a chance to experience the diversity of the archipelago's wildlife, geology, and history.
AM: Baltra Airport Arrival
Early morning flight to Baltra from Quito, Guayaquil or Quito.
Arrive at Baltra island in the early morning. Galapagos Angel will meet you at immigration and luggage claim and transfer you to your yacht. After being shown your cabin, you'll have time to relax before the welcome briefing and lunch.
PM: North Seymour
North Seymour is home to many species of birds, including the magnificent frigate bird, the blue-footed boobies and Galapagos Sea Lions. North Seymour is a result of a series submarine lava flows that contained layers of sediment. It is known for its dry vegetation.
AM: Chinese Hat Islet
The small island is situated near the Southeast coast of Santiago Island. The islet gets its name from its distinctive shape. The Chinese Islet offers a variety of geological features, including lava flow and tunnels. Some of these lava flows formed under the sea and were then raised to above the level of water. This is indicated by the presence of corals heads.
PM: Pinnacle Rock
Bartholomew Island is where you will find the famous Pinnacle rock. Bartholomew is an extinct volcanic island with red, orange and black formations, as well as green. You will be able to enjoy the most spectacular views from the top of the mountain (about 40 or 30 minutes). Visit a beautiful, small beach that is surrounded only by vegetation on the barren island. This beach offers great snorkeling opportunities. You may see Galapagos Penguins and even swim with them.
AM: Darwin Bay
Darwin Bay's white-sanded coral beach includes a trail of 0.7km that takes you through mangroves teeming with birds. You can see Nazca, Red-footed, and Swallow-tailed Gulls. We'll see tidal pool where playful sea lions play. The view from the cliff is spectacular at the end.
PM: El Barranco
El Barranco is also called Prince Phillip's Steps. It's a steep and rocky trail that climbs a high rock cliff face. From here, you can enjoy a magnificent view. Palo Santo plants, Galapagos Storm Petrels and Galapagos Doves can also be found here.
AM: Egas Port
Egas Port (also known as James Bay) on Santiago Island, is the home of curious Galapagos Hawks and fast-footed Galapagos Lava Lizards. This trail takes you to the coast with its beautiful tide pools, grottos and fauna. Galapagos Furseals are bathing in the sunshine. It is also an excellent snorkeling spot.
Rabida Island, or Jervis is a colorful island with volcanic diversity. It's also a good snorkeling spot. After a short hike you'll reach a breathtaking lookout where you can enjoy the stunning landscapes. Birdwatchers will love the island. There are many species, including finches of all kinds, Galapagos flycatchers (also known as Galapagos Vermilion Flycatchers), Galapagos Hawks, and brown pelicans.
AM: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center
The "Fausto Llerena Tortoise breeding center" in Puerto Ayora is where giant tortoises in captivity are raised. The center is home to tortoises that range in size from 3 inches (new hatchlings), to 4 feet long adult. The subspecies of giant tortoises interrelate with each other, and older tortoises have become accustomed to stretching their heads out for photos. They are raised until the babies reach about 4 years of age and are strong enough to live on their own.
After: Baltra Departure Airport
You will then be taken to the Baltra Airport in time to catch your return flight to the mainland.