Galapagos cruise Tip Top IV - Central Route (5)

Tour/Activity in Baltra Island, Ecuador

About this activity

On the yacht through the islands Santiago, Bartolomé, Santa Fe, South Plaza, Rábida and Santa Cruz

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.

Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island

Afternoon: You make a panga ride on Black Turtle Cove, series of mangrove-surrounded coves and islets; where you can observe white-tipped sharks, marine turtles, spotted eagle rays, and yellow cow-nosed rays. You board the Yacht for dinner and the first of your nightly orientations.

Day 2

Chinese Hat Island

Morning: After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino), a small island off the coast of Santiago Island, you can observe on the rocky shoreline: Galapagos penguins, eagle rays, sea lions and marine iguanas. This is an excellent snorkeling site. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/ or Kayak. Return to the Yacht for lunch.

Rábida Island

Afternoon: You make a wet landing on Rabida, to walk and observe marine iguanas and sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, masked boobies and brown pelicans. You walk and we arrive at a small saltwater lagoon where you can see pink flamingos. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. You return to the Yacht for dinner and your nightly orientation.

Day 3

Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island

Morning: After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Sullivan Bay, a perfect place to get a feel of the volcanic origin of the islands. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. You return to the boat for a delicious lunch.

Bartolomé Island

Afternoon: You make a dry landing on Bartolome Island, to hike to the summit; during the hike we observe colonies of marine iguanas and lava lizards. On the summit you have an impressive view of the surrounding islands, including the eroded tuff cone of Pinnacle Rock. You return to the yacht for a delicious dinner and your nightly orientation.

Day 4

Santa Fé Island

Morning: After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Santa Fe Island to visit the cactus forest and a colony of land iguanas native from Santa Fe. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/or kayak. Return to the Yacht for lunch.

South Plaza Island

Afternoon: South Plaza, where you make a dry landing on the pier of the island, there you can enjoy the antics of the sea lions. A walk through a cactus forest allows us to observe land iguanas and many species of tropical birds. At the end of the afternoon, you return to the Yacht for dinner and your nightly orientation.

Day 5

Las Bachas on Santa Cruz island

Morning: After breakfast you make an early disembark on Las Bachas Beach, a place where you can appreciate a Flamingos lagoon. During all walks, your guide will be explaining details about the lives of the birds and animals.

Return to the harbour of Baltra

You will return to the harbour of Baltra. From there transfer to Baltra Airport by bus for your return flight to the mainland or you continue with your individual Galapagos program.

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