Organize your vacations to the Galapagos Islands: requirements, tours and relevant data. Travel in Cruise to the Galapagos Islands in November
GalapagosInformation is a great variety of cruises to the Galapagos Islands, one of the most well-known sanctuaries in the world, and established as a World Heritage Site. You can book your trip with us to start enjoying a unique stay on board our exclusive catamarans.
Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the sea varies widely, between 6 and 27 degrees Celsius during the year. Its time is greatly influenced by surface temperature and underwater currents, which create microclimates that, influence the particular habitats of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands also face drastic climate changes and each season maintains certain peculiarities.
The time spans from January to March are the months with the highest temperature and humidity, with March being the hottest month of all. In the wet season there are lots of plants, and the pleasant ocean temperature is perfect for snorkeling. From July to September we find less rain and the islands are drier, but cooler, the sea temperature is quite reduced, being the perfect season to observe the aquatic fauna, since the animals prefer the cold waters.
If you are looking for a small summary of what you can find when visiting the beautiful Galapagos Islands on an all-inclusive cruise, below we point out several of the tourist attractions that you can visit. In case of doubts about the itinerary and the days of duration, 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.
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.
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.
In cruises there is the possibility of seeing and walking through the home of species that have been hidden for centuries, with a splendorous diversity and, fortunately, still immaculate.