The M/C Endemic Itinerary F is a 5-night cruise that visits 4 islands in the Galapagos. The cruise includes visits to Sullivan Bay, Tagus Cove, Elizabeth Bay, Urbina Bay, Espinoza Point, Buccaneer Cove, Espumilla Beach, Rabida Island, and Mosquera Islet. Visitors will have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife, including penguins, flightless cormorants, sea lions, marine iguanas, coral formations, land iguanas, blue-footed boobies, red sand beaches, cactus groves, and flamingos.
The cruise is a great way to experience the natural beauty and diversity of the Galapagos Islands.
Isabela Island is the largest of the archipelago with a surface of 4,588 square kilometers. It encompasses more than the half of the total land area of Galapagos.
In the morning, you will be transported to the Wetlands (Humedales), that are a complex of trails of 6 kilometers long, located south of Isabela Island. They have a wide variety of flora and abundant bird life, including gallinules, finches, stilts and ducks among others.
Or you may visit Sierra Negra Volcano, one of largest craters in the archipelago with a diameter of five kilometers. It offers mesmerizing views with great contrast in colors between lava fields, vegetation and fumaroles.
On the way up to Orchilla hill, giant tortoises and marine iguanas will appear. From the viewpoint the spectacular scenery of the bay, the town of Puerto Villamil, volcanoes, islets and rocks can be appreciated. Isabela wetlands has endemic and introduced species.
After lunch visit the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center of Isabela, infant and juvenile giant tortoises can be seen until they are ready to be released and survive in the wild.
Or you may visit the Wall of Tears. This is a man-made monument which has been built in the 40’s by prisoners, since Isabela island was once an Ecuadorian penal colony and building up the wall was part of the punishment.
On the way back to the yacht, be ready to spot flamingos and other water birds.