Vegetation and climate of the Galapagos Islands: luxury and landscapes combined. Cheap Galapagos Tours 2017
Cruises in the Galapagos Islands. If you want to experience an unforgettable day, travel with us on one of our catamaran cruises through the most recognized landmarks of this place. The most desired place of tourists of the planet to know the most unique flora of the world.
Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the temperature of the ocean surface varies enormously, between 78º and 28º throughout the year. Weather is determined by the temperature of the underwater currents, which creates microclimates that modify the particular environments of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands also suffer drastic changes of temperature and each month presents its own peculiarities. The time from January to March are the hottest and rainiest months, with March begins the warmest season of the year. At this time plants abound, and the ocean temperature is ideal for snorkeling. In the period from July to September there is less rain and the islands are less humid, but cooler, the temperature of the ocean is quite low, being the perfect season to see more aquatic life, because animals have a preference for icy currents.
Catamaran Cruises on the Galapagos Islands
The word “catamaran” means two trunks joined by a rope and is generally used to refer to various types of hull craft. In the Galapagos Islands, catamarans are very popular for their stability, great speed and elegant size. Having the great privilege of touring to the Galapagos Islands on a catamaran is a unique experience. Galapagos catamaran cruises offer you variable duration tour packages where you can enjoy a quiet and relaxed trip. All our catamaran cruises have comfortable bunk beds, restaurants serving national and international dishes, recreation areas with swimming pools, terraces and everything you need to make your stay on board a wonderful one.
These are some of the incredible places that can be known in some of our trips by cruise on the Galapagos Islands. It is possible to make your reservation online and receive a discount if you buy in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to know one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you are looking for cruises for one or more people, this is the best choice.
Santa Cruz Island: Thanks to its location in the center and its proximity to the Baltra airport, is one of best known Galapagos tourist places, housing the city with the largest population of all, from where they leave the most of the boats visiting other islands and islets. One of its biggest tourist attractions is The Station Scientific Darwin, a center of scientific research open to the visitors, where is possible observe terrestrial lizards and turtles of big magnitude. Another site that highlights in Santa Cruz Island corresponds to Turtle Bay, paradise white sands beach and crystal clear waters, to the coasts arrived hundreds of turtles to lay their eggs.
La Lobería on San Cristobal: One of the most visited places in the Galapagos is this beautiful beach of coral sand and crystalline waters, named after the large number of sea lions that can be seen every day, lying between the rocks or plunging into the sea. In addition to sea lions, turtles and sea iguanas are frequent on the beach, as well as several species of birds, such as the Maria canary, frigates and various kinds of finches. It is also possible to snorkel and if you have good fortune to swim with a sea lion.
Natural Lookout “La Escalera” in Bartolome Island: A natural spectacle located at the top of a hill, at more than 100 meters of altitude, from where are one of the most popular postcards of the islands, composed by a narrow strip of sand separates by the ocean into two bays, with the coast of neighboring Santiago Island as background and a stone strut at one of its ends. After enjoying the views, it is possible to go down to the beautiful beaches, where it is possible to do surface diving and snorkeling. The two most important species of Bartolome are the sea turtles, which choose this place to spawn and the Galapagos penguins.
Daphne Major: The Daphne Islands are two islands of volcanic origin in the Galapagos Islands. The largest has an area of 39 hectares. Daphne Mayor is located at the north of Santa Cruz. It is formed by a crater of tuff, has no trees and very little vegetation and the edge is 120 meters above sea level. There is a huge variety of birds that go to raise their chicks on the crater floor. Although easily accessible to tourists, the National Park Service maintains very restricted visits to this island and is mainly used for scientific research.
Source of inspiration
These catamaran trips are known for being a source of imagination, reflection and creativity. Many writers, artists and photographers have said that touring the Galapagos Islands has brought them new ideas. For both professionals and enthusiasts, this is an interesting opportunity for all those who looking for inspiration to create.