Is it worth knowing the Galapagos Islands? Get to know the list of tourist plans in the market. Cruise to the Galapagos Islands for a few days.
On our website you will find a wide variety of trips to the Galapagos Islands, one of the most known nature sanctuaries in the world, and established as a World Heritage Site. You can book your tickets now to enjoy a lush nature aboard our catamarans
Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the temperature of the ocean surface varies widely between 7 and 28 degrees depending on the time of year. Its time is very determined by the temperature of the surface and the underwater currents, which creates microclimates that have influence in the particular habitats of each island.
The islands also have climatic changes and each season has its peculiarities. The period from January to March are the hottest and wettest months, with March being the hottest month of all. At this time plants abound, and the pleasant water temperature is perfect for marine sports. From July to September there are lower rainfall and islands are less humid, but cooler, sea temperature drops greatly, being the perfect season to see more aquatic life, since the animals have a preference for cold currents.
If you are looking for a summary of what you can find when visiting the famous Galapagos Islands on a catamaran cruise, below we point out some of the tourist sites that can be known. In case of doubts about the conditions of the trip and the days of duration, please contact us.
Genovesa Island: Genovesa island is also known as the island Tower and is considered as the most striking island of the archipelago. Its name comes from the city of Genova in where according to few historians was the birthplace of Columbus. It is the ideal place for lovers of birds by the abundant presence of birds, highlighting some as seagulls of tail separated, which are the only gulls in the world who have nocturnal hunting habits. Genovesa Island is an extinct volcano, which has suffered several landslides due to its ancient activity. Have 2 areas to go to which is can access through a fissure that exists to the feet of the volcano… Makes thousands of years were a huge volcano, whose wall south is collapsed, forming the Great Bay of Darwin, place in where an abundant number of birds make their nests.
Isabella Island: Even though is the largest island of all, it has a unique town corresponding to Villamil Port, a beautiful village in which there are numerous accommodations and whose atmosphere is notable for being rather more quiet than Ayora Port. Inside its main attractions stand out Punta Moreno, where live flamingos and many other types of birds, from where you have a beautiful view of Sierra Black, Blue Hill and the top of Fernandina Island. To discover other kinds of wildlife is a good idea to move to Urbina Bay, where there are iguanas and sea lions
North Seymour Islet: Covered with low vegetation and dense, is notable for its almost immaculate state of nature, something that is more difficult to find in larger islands. The tour is conducted based on a trail of 2 km in length that crosses it from end to end, route that allows crossing with frigates, land iguanas and sea lions.
Dragon Hill: It has its name because to for a long time, was one of the few places in the Santa Cruz Island where were land iguanas in healthy state. This place was part of varied efforts to maintain the colonies of iguanas, in order to ensure their reproduction. At present there are no dogs in Dragon Hill, although the Galapagos National Park carries out a lot of controls of other animals that can be dangerous. In the beautiful lagoons present in this site, there is shrimp (Artemia salina), the same as the food of the flamingos. At certain times of the year there is more abundance and therefore the quantity of these birds is larger. In times with many precipitations the water becomes too sweet and therefore the population of crustaceans is smaller, which has consequences on the amount of flamingos. Dragon Hill has been open to the general public since 1993. The beach has rocky formations. At high tide it is an excellent sector to do surface diving.
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Travelers of our luxury catamaran trips, particularly children, have the possibility to participate in classes and meetings with the company of an expert guide. This person is able to tell you all the information that has to do with the geology and history of the islands.