Get to know Gardner Bay, Tortuga Bay, Rancho Santa Cruz and other interesting places on the Galapagos Islands. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 12 people May 2018
Here are the offers on catamaran cruises to the Galapagos Islands. If you want to know the islands, this website is the only place where you can organize your vacations and inform you of all the details of this archipelago.
Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the sea temperature varies greatly between 78 and 28 degrees throughout the year. The climate is determined by surface temperature and underwater currents, which create microclimates that, modify the particular environments of each island.
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The islands also have drastic changes of temperature and each season has its peculiarities. The period from January to March are the hottest and wettest months, with March being the hottest month of all. In the humid season plants abound, and the pleasant ocean temperature is ideal for marine sports. From July to September we find less rain and the islands are drier, but cooler, the temperature of the ocean is low, but it is the ideal season to witness more sea life, since the animals have a preference for cold currents.
Location of the Galapagos Islands
They are located in the Pacific Ocean a thousand kilometers from the coast of Ecuador, being its closest town Manta. The nearest island is Isla Del Coco (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Isla de Pascua (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south. Formally, its official name Galapagos Archipelago and its location is between 89 ° and 92 ° of western length; and 1 ° 40 ‘north latitude and 1 ° 30’ south latitude.
These are some of the must see places that can be visited in some of our trips by cruise on the Galapagos Island. You can book online and get a discount if you pay in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If you are looking for cruise travel for groups or solo travelers, this is the best of all alternatives.
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.
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.
Rabida Island: Island very famous for its beaches of reddish tones, where you can snorkel between sea lions, stingrays and dolphins. Although the colors of the sand is attractive more important, you can also visit the interior of the island, reaching the volcanic peak, spectacular viewpoint of natural origin that allows views of the peaks of other volcanoes.
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.
Sports for all tastes
No one can resist the opportunity to engage in marine sports, such as windsurfing or deep-sea diving, in the midst of this natural space and enjoy waters delightful on white sand beaches.