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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Here you will either visit El Junco o Cerro Tijereta depending on conditions, followed by a visit to the Nature Interpretation Centre. El Junco is a freshwater lagoon at 700m, with great views and ferns, miconias, pintails and gallinules. Cerro Tijereta has a frigate bird colony.
AM - Gardner Bay, Gardner Islet & Osborn Islet
Española is the oldest of the Southern Islands and is the southernmost in the archipelago. Because of its remote location a unique range of endemic species evolved here. Located on the northeast of the island, the site has a long and beautiful white sand beach inhabited by sea lion colonies. Gardner and Osborn Islets are snorkelling sites where visitors will see an abundance of tropical fish, reef sharks and turtles.
PM - Punta Suarez (Espanola)
The wildlife at Punta Suarez is plentiful and varied. Along the cliff visitors can enjoy the blowhole where seawater is forced about 20m into the air. The highlights are the Waved albatross (April-Dec), Galapagos Hawks, blue-footed boobies, Ñasca boobies, and Española lava lizards.
AM - Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz is the second largest island and the most populated of all islands. Morning visit to the Charles Darwin Station research facility and National Park Information center. The Charles Darwin Station has a giant tortoise and land iguana breeding program and interpretation centre.
PM - Highlands of Santa Cruz
Galapagos giant tortoises can be seen in the wild in the highlands of Santa Cruz.
AM - Chinese Hat (Santiago)
Santiago Island is located between Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands. This Island offers a wide variety of seabirds, marine iguanas and fur seals. Sombrero Chino is a small volcanic island just off the southeast tip of Santiago. The name of the island describes the shape of the island. Fauna includes Sea lions, marine iguanas and the Galapagos penguin.
PM - Sullivan Bay (Santiago)
This site is of great geological interest. Highlights: 100 hundred year old lava flow field, pahoehoe formations, and lava bubbles.
AM - Darwin Bay (Genovesa)
Genovesa is an eroded flat volcanic island, with a natural harbor, which is actually the submerged caldera of this volcanic island. The steep cliffs of this area dominate the island. This area is home to thousands of frigate birds, red-footed boobies, Noddy terns, lava gulls, tropicbirds, doves, storm petrels and Darwin’s finches.
PM - El Barranco
There is a good possibility of seeing the unique “Short eared owl” at this site. During the dinghy rides along the cliffs fur seals and several species of seabirds can be spotted.
AM - Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)
Turtle Cove is a red mangrove lagoon on Santa Cruz and a perfect example of how mangroves alter the marine environment to create a rich and unique habitat.
PM - Baltra
Return flight to the mainland in Ecuador.