Discover the best options to travel by catamaran to Galapagos Islands. Birthday in Galapagos Islands January 2018.
The Galapagos Islands are a perfect destination for family or couples who want an experience that they will remember throughout life. It is not a holiday trip like many others, but wonderful journeys aboard one of our ships that will give you the opportunity to know the islands and corners of this place.
Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the ocean varies widely between 7 and 27 degrees depending on the time of year. Weather is influenced by the temperature of ocean currents, which creates microclimates that influence the particular environments of the flora and fauna of each island.
The islands in the same way face drastic changes of temperature and each month maintains certain peculiarities. The period from January to March are the hottest and wettest months, 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 water sports. In the period from July to September there are less rainfall and the islands are less humid, but cooler, the temperature of the water is greatly reduced, but it is the ideal season to see the aquatic fauna, since the animals have preference for the cold water.
Location of the Galapagos Islands
They are located in the Pacific Ocean a thousand kms from the coast of Ecuador, being their closest continental city Manta. The nearest island lands correspond to Isla Del Coco (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Isla de Pascua (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south. In formal terms, its name is officially archipelago of Columbus and its location is between 89 ° and 92 ° east longitude; and 1 ° 40 ‘north latitude and 1 ° 30’ south latitude.
If you are looking for a small summary of what you might be surprised to visit the Galapagos Islands on a catamaran cruise, we will point out several of the sectors of tourist interest that can be traversed. In case of doubts about the itinerary and the days of duration, do not hesitate to contact us.
Ranchos of Santa Cruz: Although it is known that in several islands of Galapagos you can see breeding sectors of giant tortoises, there is no more advisable alternative, than to appreciate them in freedom, something that puts at our disposal ranchos and haciendas in the high zones of the island of Santa Cruz. Some of these places are El Chato, Manzanillo and Primicias, with paths that respect the environment, where you can easily see these exotic animals in their natural environment. It is important to emphasize that, during the period from June to August; turtles tend to move to the lowland of the island to nest, diminishing the possibility of observing them.
Santiago Island: Oasis natural uninhabited by humans, characterized by its unique volcanic formations, beautiful beaches and diving sites where diving into a unique biodiversity.One of the major attractions is the Sullivan Bay, where there are amazing lava formations that have altered the surface with soft waves, a perfect place to see large colonies of marine iguanas and Red-legged crabs. Among its beaches attract attention such Espumilla Beach, which has a spectacular landscape of forests of lignum and sea turtles that come to spawn in its coasts; as Puerto Egas, a beautiful beach.
The definitive learning
The passengers of our catamaran trips, in particular the children, have the possibility of taking part in classes and meetings with the guidance of a true expert. This person is fully qualified to inform us of absolutely all the data that have to do with the volcanic formation of the islands.