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Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists

Tourist Superior Galapagos Southern Islands Cruise

Sail along the Galapagos paradise on board a two-times World Travel Award Winner (2017-2018) Luxury Yacht and enjoy the countless marvels of the Islands, especially when visiting the Southern Islands of Española and Floreana plus the most wonderful visitor sites in the Central Islands. You will have the chance to visit incredible sites in 7 different islands in one wonderful 6-days cruise!

Activity level: Moderate
Ship: Estrella de Mar Cruise  information here



Itinerary B
8 Days- 7 Nights
►  DAY 01: Quito/ Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Details

Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel SpecialistsSan Cristóbal

Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon.

Snorkelling (Isla Lobos)

Snorkel right off the beach at peaceful Isla Lobos, amid the families of sea lion sand their inquisitive pups looking to play. Spot nesting frigatebirds and the famous blue-footed boobies resting on the shore. Be sure to bring your camera to catch some snaps at this prime wildlife watching haven.


►  DAY 02: Punta Pitt/ Cerro Brujo Details

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Punta Pitt Visit

Enjoy amazing wildlife watching and interesting geological formations on this fascinating expedition. Arrive at a quiet cove on the eastern tip of San Cristóbal to explore Punta Pitt. Made up of volcanic tuff substrate, it’s the only site in the Galápagos where it’s possible to see three species of boobies and two species of frigatebirds.

Cerro Brujo Visit

Visit Cerro Brujo to explore its coastline, and look for wildlife on the beach, in the water, and in the air. Learn about the human and natural history of the area from the Galápagos CEO/Naturalist Guide. Take a refreshing dip in the turquoise water, and head out on a short walk to a freshwater lagoon–a great place to see flamingos.

Snorkelling (Kicker Rock)

Embark on a snorkelling adventure at Kicker Rock, one of the most stunning landmarks in the Galápagos Islands that’s home to an incredibly diverse range of marine life that inhabits the nutrient-rich water. Explore the rock which rises 150m (492 ft) above the ocean’s surface, and is divided into two parts by an arrow channel. See an array of sharks and fish that are drawn to the rock and provide for an exhilarating unique snorkelling experience.


►  DAY 03: Bahia Gardner/ Punta Suarez Details

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Gardner Bay Visit

Visit Gardner Bay’s magnificent white sandy beach, home to sea lions and seabirds. Be sure to explore the beautiful turquoise water and its incredible sea life.Spot young sea lions and large schools of surprisingly big tropical fish, including yellow-tailed surgeon fish, king angelfish, and bump-head parrot fish..

Snorkelling (Gardner Bay)

Head to Tortuga Rock and Gardner Bay for a spectacular snorkelling experience. Spot playful young sea lions and large schools of tropical fish,including yellow-tailed surgeon fish, king angelfish, and bump-head parrot fish.Look for white-tipped reef sharks napping on the bottom.

Punta Suárez Visit

Visit Punta Suárez, one of most rich wildlife landing sites in the Galápagos. Be greeted by surfing young sea lions on arrival. Head to the trail to find many species of nesting sea birds, and, if lucky, see the waved albatross. Follow the path up to a cliff for great views over the ocean, and watch sea birds gliding in the wind.


►  DAY 04: Floreana Island Details

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Post Office Bay Visit

Visit Post Office Bay and learn about its unique history. In the late 18th century,English whaling vessels placed a barrel here to be used as a post office. Today,the box is used mainly by tourists, who may drop off and pick up unstamped letters to be carried to far destinations. Continue the tradition–leave a letter and take one to deliver (be sure it makes it to the correct location).

Snorkelling (Corona del Diablo)

Enjoy an amazing snorkelling experience at the ‘Devil’s Crown’, an old underwater volcanic cone just north of the Punta Cormorant. Spot large schools of tropical fish, rays, reef sharks, and sea turtles that make their home among the coral reef. Be sure you’re a strong swimmer; the currents can be intense.

Punta Cormorant Visit

Visit Punta Cormorant, the only landing site on Floreana Island, and discover two amazingly different beaches: one with green sand, coloured by olivine crystals, and another with white sand particles known as ‘Flour Beach’. Spend the afternoon observing flamingos and other shore birds feeding in the lagoon.Spot penguins and marine iguanas at the water’s edge.


►  DAY 05: North Seymour/ Bartolome Island Details

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Bartolomé Island Hike

Trek to the summit of the island for a clearer perspective of the islands’ not-too-distant volcanic origins,and enjoy a view that is one of the best among the Galápagos. Spectacular vistas await, so bring your camera and snap away at the amazing panoramas.

North Seymour Island Visit

Have an amazing wildlife experience visiting North Seymour Island–this island is teeming with life! Follow trails to see all the action (you may need to give way to a passing sea lion or marine iguana while walking). See blue-footed booby nests where mating pairs perform their courtship dance. Head to a rocky shore to see flocks of pelicans having lunch in a dive bomb feeding frenzy, then turn inland to a large nesting site of magnificent frigatebirds. These huge, dark acrobats have two-metre (6.5 ft) wingspans, and males, with their puffed-up scarlet throat sacks, sit precariously perched in low bushes to watch over their equally large chicks. Top off the excursion with a snorkel among sea lions and rays.


►  DAY 06: Genovesa Island Details

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Darwin Bay Visit

Walk along the white coral sands of Darwin Bay surrounded by bustling seabirds. Follow the trail and see nesting frigatebirds, gulls, and boobies. Be sure to bring your camera to take some snaps of your new feathered friends.

Snorkelling (Darwin Bay)

Visit this sunken caldera for a great snorkelling opportunity. See large schools of tropical fish swarming near the vertical walls, and, if lucky, see a manta ray or hammer head.

El Barranco Visit

Visit “El Barranco” aka Prince Phillip’s Steps located on the southern tip of the island for an amazing wildlife watching opportunity. Hike up the steps to see a sea bird colony that is full of life including the breeding grounds for red-footed boobies and masked boobies.


►  DAY 07: Islas Plaza/ Santa Fe Island Details

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South Plaza Island Visit

Visit South Plaza, one of the smallest islands in the Galápagos, which has one of the largest populations of land iguanas. Walk along a path through a cactus forest and view a combination of dry and coastal vegetation on this lively island,home to a wide range of fauna, including incredible bird life. Spot red-billed tropic birds and indigenous swallow-tailed gulls resting on the cliffs, and sea lions playing in the waters.

Santa Fe Island Visit

Visit Santa Fé for amazing wildlife watching opportunities. Hike towards the cliffs along the island’s northern shore to view the forest of giant prickly pear cactus (Opuntia), which is home to endemic land iguanas. It is also one of the best locations to see sea turtles, swim with sea lions, and get a glimpse of a white tip reef shark.


►  DAY 08: Puerto Ayora/Quito Details

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HighlandsGiant Tortoises Visit

Head to Santa Cruz’s verdant highlands and the El Chato Reserve, a perfect place to see giant tortoises in their natural environment. Explore the reserve’s lagoon and lava tunnels, keeping an eye out for owls that often roost in the tunnels’ entrances..

Lava Tunnels Visit

Check out Santa Cruz’s lava tunnels, massive underground lava tubes found throughout the island that, in some places, extend several kilometres.

Hiking

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Photography

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Snorkeling

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Kayaking

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Swimming

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Panga-ride

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Highlights

  • Look for three different species of Darwin’s Finches and the Albatrosses at Española.
  • Snorkel with playful and curious sea-lions.
  • Send a postcard to your friends and loved ones back home from Post Office Bay.
  • Witness the magnificence of the waved Albatrosses at Española.
  • Enjoy amazing views while sailing on board your Yacht from its ample sun-deck or the Jacuzzi.

CRUISE INCLUDES

Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide;
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Accommodation in twin/double cabin with private facilities (surcharge for suite);
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  All meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea;
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel) & sea-kayaks;
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Transfers within the islands on cruise dates as per itinerary;
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Personalized 24/7 assistance during tour.

CRUISE DOES NOT INCLUDES

Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Airfare to/from Galapagos from/to Mainland Ecuador (to be added);
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$100 per person (in cash only upon arrival);
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Galapagos Migration Card US$20 in cash per person (at Mainland’s Airport);
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, and tips;
Itinerario 4: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  All sizes wet-suits for rent on board (in cash);