Galapagos cruise Tip Top IV - Southern Route (4)

Tour/Activity in Baltra Island, Ecuador

About this activity

On the Yacht through the islands Santa Cruz, Española, San Cristóbal and Mosquera

Your Travel Experience with Galapagos PRO

Day 1

Transfer to the yacht

Your guide conducts you to a bus and after a short 5-kilometer ride to the pier; you board the Yacht without delay. The Crew greet you with your first orientation and offers you a light snack.

Charles Darwin Station on Santa Cruz Island

Afternoon: You land at the pier for a visit to the Charles Darwin Station and its Interpretive Center. Return to the Port for a walk through the little town to appreciate various handicrafts. You board and have a welcome cocktail with the entire crew, and dinner.

Day 2

Punta Suarez on Española Island

Morning: After breakfast, you make an early dry landing on Punta Suarez to walk along lava beds where you will observe unique colonies of marine birds, including Albatross (May - December). Return to the Yacht for lunch.

Gardner Bay on Floreana Island

Afternoon: You make a wet landing in Gardner Bay for a walk on the beach and observe a colony of sea lions, which inhabit the beach in great quantity during the breeding season; this is also an important nesting area for sea turtles. Then we make a panga ride around the Osborn Islet and the islets of Gardner. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for dinner and your nightly orientation.

Day 3

Punta Pitt on San Cristobal Island

Morning: After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Punta Pitt in San Cristobal Island; the trail includes an olivine beach approximately 90 meters and a trail that ascends to the top of a volcanic tuff hill passing through several natural viewpoints. Punta Pitt is composed of volcanic tuff substrate. High winds present there have led to natural erosion. This is the only site in the Galapagos Islands, where you can watch the three species of boobies and 2 species of frigates nesting in the same area. You come aboard for a delicious lunch.

Cerro Brujo on Santa Cruz Island

Afternoon: Your experienced Captain sails easily around Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), a massive tuff-rock that juts abruptly almost 500 feet straight from the ocean. Kicker Rock serves as nesting place for many sea birds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/ or snorkel. Then you make a wet landing on Cerro Brujo to walk on a white sand beach and observe sea lions, brown pelicans, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/ or kayak. You return to the Yacht for dinner.

Day 4

Mosquera Island

Morning: After breakfast, you make an early wet landing on Mosquera Island, a reef of rocks and coral (the result of an uprising) and a great white sand beach and tide pools. You observe colonies of sea lions, brown pelicans, blue footed boobies and sally light-foot crabs, the contrast between these bright red crabs on top and blue on the bottom and the black lava is stunning. You return to the Yacht for disembarking on Baltra pier at 09:00.

Transfer to Baltra Airport

Your guide accompanies you on the bus ride directly to the airport.

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