We show you only the best recommended options to travel on catamaran to Galapagos Islands. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 9 people September 2017
Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the whole of islands is almost completely a National Park, totaling 13 islands and more than one hundred islets and rocky outcrops. Tens of thousands of tourists come every year to observe a natural beauty without comparison, because many species of flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands are not found anywhere else, so you must travel here to see them live. Undoubtedly, it is a shocking experience that many people change their lives, discovering the real beauty of nature at its best.
Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the temperature of the ocean varies greatly, between 7 and 28 degrees Celsius during the year. Its climate is determined by the temperature of the underwater currents, which generates microclimates that alter the particular environments of each island. The islands in the same way face drastic climatic changes and almost every month has its peculiarities. The period from January to March are the hottest and rainiest months, with March being the hottest month of the year. At this time plants abound, and the sea temperature is ideal for marine sports. In the period from July to September there is less rain and the islands are drier, but cooler, the temperature of the ocean is greatly reduced, but it is the ideal season for observing the sea fauna, since the animals prefer the cold currents.
Galapagos has 2 airports. If you want to visit San Cristobal, you can surf and dive. In addition to the above you will have the possibility to tour through places such as Tongo Reef, El Cañón, La Lobería, Punta Carola and Punta Pitt, Roca del Este, Roca Ballena, among many others. If your destination is Baltra you will be near the Island of Santa Cruz and you will be able to tour the mating centers of the giant tortoises, the Galapagos Park and the Charles Darwin Station. You can also visit Tortuga Bay which is the largest and most famous white sand beach in all the islands.
If you want a small summary of what you might be surprised to visit the paradisiacal Galapagos Islands on a luxury cruise, we will point out some of the points of tourist interest that you can know. In case of questions about the conditions of the trip and the days of duration, please contact us.
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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.
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.
Santa Fe Island: Uninhabited island by the man, known for beaches of calm waters in the Barrington Bay, where you can walk in both arenas where sea lions abound like diving snorkeling surface. If you like animals, you can see giant land iguanas, unique animals of this island, which reach up to a meter in length.
Daphne Mayor: The Daphne Islands (Daphne Major and Minor) are two small islands of volcanic origin in the Galapagos Islands archipelago. The largest has an area of 0.39 km². Daphne Mayor is located at the north of Santa Cruz. It is formed by a crater of lava, has no trees and very little vegetation and the edge is 120 meters above sea level. There are many breeding birds that go to raise their chicks in the environment near to the crater. Although easily accessible to visitors, the Park Service does not allow many visits to this island and are mostly dedicated to scientific research.
A fabulous learning experience
Travelers of our all-inclusive cruise trips, especially the smaller ones, have the opportunity to participate in experiences and approaches with the guidance of an expert guide. This person is able to inform us of absolutely all the details related to volcanic formation of the islands.