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Experience the Galapagos Eastern Islands on the M/C Alya, a luxury-class 16-passenger yacht. This 4 day journey includes the essentials of Galapagos islands - sea-lions, giant tortoises, vast array of birdlife, snorkelling off the white sandy beaches of Lobos and Gardner Bay, and plenty of opportunities for memorable photography.
Duration: 4 Days
Morning flight from Quito or Guayaquil to San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands. You will arrive at San Cristobal Island in the morning. After passing through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by the Alia staff and transferred to the yacht.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Breeding Centre Jacinto Gordillo “La Galapaguera”. It is a new visitor site in the southeast part of San Cristobal Island and can now be reached in roughly one hour by road from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In the trees and shrubs surrounding the site you may see land birds like warblers, finches and mockingbirds. Giant tortoises can be observed on the trails. They live there wild but in a protected area to ensure their survival by sealing them off from introduced predators like pigs and goats.
In the morning you will be involved in an excursion to Lobos Island which means “Sea Lion Island.” This appropriately named island is ripe with noisy, playful, jolly sea lions who will welcome you to their home with open, well, fins. This island also offers great snorkelling opportunities as well as the chance to see blue-footed and Nazca boobies.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Pitt Point, situated on the north-eastern tip of the island, hosts frigate birds, storm petrels, and all three types of booby birds: the Nazca, blue-footed and red-footed boobies. A steep trail goes up a cliff and through a ravine leading visitors to an area with an abundance of birds.
In the morning, you will visit Suarez Point. On the trail you will have the chance to see blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, and Nazca boobies. This island is the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. You will also visit a beautiful site on the ocean front where there is a cliff that the large albatrosses use as a launching pad! You will have the chance to see the famous blowhole that spurts water into the air. The landscape is great for photography.
In the afternoon, excursion takes you to the spectacular Gardner Bay. After landing, you can walk across a lovely white-sand beach among a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. You may also see curious mockingbirds on the beach.
In the morning, you will head to Carrión Point, located in northeastern Santa Cruz. We will navigate around this point which will provide you opportunities to see various sea birds nesting on the rock cliffs. Carrion Point creates a sheltered lagoon with beautiful, turquoise water. During this visit you can snorkel and see a variety of fish, rays and perhaps the harmless white-tip reef sharks.
After this final visit, you will be transferred to Baltra’s airport in time for your flight back to the mainland.
|09 Dec 2019 - 12 Dec 2019||$4531 AUD pp|
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8 cabins located on the main deck or upper deck, 2 single beds or 1 double bed, private bathroom, air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication & safety deposit box.