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Discover the most incredible cruises to the Galapagos Islands, for groups, couples or single travelers. You can tour the most important places of the archipelago with the company of expert guides.
Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the ocean surface is not constant, between 7 and 28 degrees Celsius according to the time of year. Its time is influenced by surface temperature and sea currents, which create microclimates that influence the particular environments of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands in the same way undergo drastic changes of temperature and almost every month presents its own characteristics. The space of time that goes from January to March are the hottest months and rainy, being March the warmest month of all. At this time there are lots of plants, and the pleasant ocean temperature is ideal for snorkeling. From July to September we observe less rain and the islands are drier, but cooler, the temperature of the water drops considerably, being the ideal season to observe more ocean fauna, since the animals have preference for cold currents.
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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.
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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.
Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza is a fine lava and sand ledge that connects the Fernandina volcano with the sea, famous for its marine iguana population, whose high number sometimes makes it difficult to walk between them. They share the space with iguanas, penguins, sea lions, crabs and the non-flying cormorant, a species that can only be seen in Fernandina and Isabela, well known for being the only cormorant that has lost the ability to fly. The surrounding environment is made up of lava fields of the volcano, one of the most active in the world.
Chinese Hat: Chinese Hat is a small island close to the southeast of the Santiago Island and whose extension is less than a 0.25 km2. It’s a recent volcanic cone. The traditional form of the Chinese hat can be seen clearly from the north side. In front of Chinese hat, on the rocky edge near to Santiago, you can see easily the galapagos penguins. A short 400m long trail passes through the cove, and steps from a colony of sea lions and iguanas that covering the horizon. The volcanic scenery is very interesting, and it is possible to practice snorkel.
Tranquility and relaxation
Hardly anyone can resist the opportunity to play sports, such as surfing or deep-sea diving, enjoying this natural environment and enjoying waters on white sand beaches.