I have a group of friends who are interested in taking a cruise to the Galapagos Islands in 2017.
I gave them a calendar day by day to look at what they would like a typical cruise. On the first day you arrive in Baltra and you are welcomed by a representative of your cruise to transport you to the boat and then the adventure begins! A typical first stop is traveling to Seymour where the blue-footed boobies and other wild birds will find. Then on day two you will head towards Santa Cruz where there is more vegetation comparable to other islands and encounter incredibly huge turtles.
Three days, to Punta Moreno and Urbina Bay, where penguins are commonly seen and we can get to cross the black lava rock that attracts a multitude of wild birds, and i found with some of the largest land iguanas of the islands.
On the fourth day you can visit Fernandina and Punta Espinoza, which is the youngest Island with the most active volcano erupting every few years. Fifth day we can visit Santiago Island with some of the best tide pools of Galapagos Islands, beyond seeing the sea lions cave where you can watch them swim in the ringed lava pools and end the day in the Cove of buccaneers. Then on the sixth day is Rabida and Sullivan Bay, where we can see varieties of finches, and where you can see the different flow characteristics of Lava. Day seven, we’re going to Bird Island and Darwin Bay where you have awesome views and an opportunity to photograph the bright wildlife such as forked gulls, red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, large land finch, large finch of cactus, small marine iguanas and large frigate bird.
I continue to encourage my friends to take a navigable cruise in early 2017 or to take the navigable cruise at the end of 2017.