We show you the best recommended options for traveling by boat to Galapagos Islands. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 12 people September 2017
Do you dream of enjoying the most incredible vacations of your life on a magical trip to the Galapagos Islands? Travel on an exclusive cruise to explore this extraordinary place, with beautiful landscapes and many places to go. It will be an indescribable experience that you will not regret.
Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the ocean surface is not constant, between 7 and 28 degrees throughout the year. Its time is determined by the temperature of the ocean currents, which creates microclimates that modify the particular environments of each island. The islands in the same way face drastic changes of temperature and almost every season maintains certain peculiarities. The period of time that goes from January to March are the months with more temperature and humidity, being March the warmest month of the year. During this season there are lots of plants, and the water temperature is ideal for marine sports. In the period from July to September we observe less rain and the islands are less humid, but cooler, the sea temperature is greatly reduced, being the ideal season to see the marine fauna, because the animals prefer frozen waters.
In what country are the Galapagos Islands?
They are located in the Pacific Ocean to 960 km of the coast of Ecuador, being its closest continental city Manta. The nearest island is Isla Del Coco (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Isla de Pascua (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south. In fact, its name is officially archipelago of Columbus and belongs to the Republic of Ecuador.
If you are looking for a summary of what you may be surprised to visit the beautiful Galapagos Islands on a luxury cruise, we point out several points of interest that may be known. If you have doubts about the conditions of the trip and the days, do not hesitate to contact us.
Gardner Bay in Espanola Island: Gardner Bay is another of the incredible beaches that hide the archipelago, with little more than a kilometer of white sands and turquoise water, very famous for the colonies of sea lions that are usually resting very close to the ocean. Like all places on the islands, it is possible to enjoy with the abundance of birds that surround the area, being here three species of endemic Darwin´s birds.
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, sea lions, cormorants, penguins and blue-footed boobies.
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Rabida Island: Island very famous for its beaches of reddish tones, where you can snorkel between sea lions, stingrays and dolphins. Although the colors of the sand is attractive more important, you can also visit the interior of the island, reaching the volcanic peak, spectacular viewpoint of natural origin that allows views of the peaks of other volcanoes.
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.
Travelers, particularly minors, have the opportunity to participate in experiences and encounters with the care of a true expert. This person is fully qualified to inform us of many of the details that have to do with the geology and history of the islands.