Galapagos: an extraordinary trip. In this article you will learn about this dream place. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 11 people July 2018
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Although the islands are located on the equator, the sea temperature varies enormously, between 6 and 27 degrees depending on the time of year. The time is determined by the surface temperature and ocean currents, which create microclimates that modify the particular environments of each island.
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The islands in the same way have drastic changes in temperature and almost every season has its own peculiarities. The period from January to March are the months with the highest temperature and humidity, with March being the hottest month of the year. In this season the plants abound, and the pleasant temperature of the water is perfect for diving.
In the period from July to September we find less rainfall and the islands are drier, but cooler, the temperature of the ocean drops a lot, but it is the ideal season to witness the life of the sea, since animals have a preference for icy currents.
How can I get to the Galapagos Islands?
Seymour Airport is the one that receives most of the flights, due to its position in the middle of the islands compared to the other airport. From this place, it is possible to access free transport that takes people to the pier, from where it is possible to embark to Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, where it is possible to find most of the accommodations. On the other hand, from the San Cristobal Airport, which is located on the island of the same name, you can take taxis (the distance is not too long) to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where the vast majority of the hotel offer is located.
If you want a brief summary of what you might be surprised to visit the Galapagos Islands on a catamaran cruise, here are some of the tourist attractions that can be visited. If you have questions about the itinerary and the days of duration, please contact us.
Espanola Island: With 300 million years corresponds to the oldest island famous for its number of birds, among which are the funny blue-footed boobies, birds known for their mating rituals, where the male exhibits his blue feet to the female. One of its most interesting sites is Punta Suarez, an area of abyss in where we can see species that not is presented in the rest of the archipelago, as marine iguanas turquoise with red, mockingbirds, lava lizards and colonies of up to 15.000 albatross
San Cristobal Island: Undoubtedly one of the most entertaining points of Galapagos, on whose coasts we can find some of the largest colonies of turtles of the archipelago. To the southeast of San Cristobal, is the Galapaguera of Cerro Colorado, a project of rescue resettlement of giant turtles that allows can be a few steps from these magnificent creatures during their first two years are cared in captivity. Moving to the northeast of this island, we find the Natural Galapaguera, place where you can see turtles in their own environment, on the beach where they nest or in the sand dunes where they spawn. An area of outstanding beauty is The Loberia, beach of coral sand where you can see many sea lions and marine iguanas, also birds like Canary Maria, and several species of finches surround the area. On its western coast is The Baquerizo Moreno port, the sector populated more important of San Cristobal and the second in the archipelago, where you can find a wide range of hotels and airport. His second attractive more visited is Gardner Bay, a beach recognized for its beauty, where lives a significant colony of sea lions sleeping peacefully in their arenas.
North Seymour Island Trail: The small island of Seymour North is considered one of the most extraordinary places on the islands to see birds, housing the largest colony of royal frigates, as well as blue-footed boobies and bifurcated seagulls. The island maintains only a running trail, which, two kilometers in length allow us to appreciate its rocky landscapes, where there are only some shrubs and cactus, there are countless birds and iguanas.
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.
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Tourists, especially the youngest ones, have the possibility of being part of classes and meetings with the guidance of a true specialist. This person is able to tell us of all the details that have to do with the geology of the islands.