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The Galapagos Islands, known worldwide, are the result of successive volcanic eruptions that continue to happen even in the present. Due to peculiar location they have developed flora and unique faunas in the world, of a beauty and variety impossible to believe. This is why they are one of the most sought after places for wildlife lovers.
Although the islands are located on the equator, the sea temperature is not constant, between 78 and 28 degrees Celsius depending on the season. Weather is strongly influenced by surface temperature and sea currents, which create microclimates that, alter the particular habitats of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands in the same way undergo drastic climate changes and each season has its characteristics.
The period from January to March are the hottest and wettest months, with March being the hottest month of the year. During this season there are lots of plants, and the sea temperature is perfect for water sports. In the period from July to September we find smaller precipitations and the islands are drier, but cooler, the temperature of the water decreases quite, being the ideal season to see the oceanic life, since the animals prefer the frozen waters.
How to travel to the Galapagos Islands?
From the cities of Guayaquil and the capital Quito there are flights every week that make trips to the Galapagos Islands, arriving at the two airports of the archipelago: Seymour Airport and San Cristobal Airport located on the island of the same name.
If you are looking for a summary of what you may be surprised to visit the beautiful Galapagos Islands on a catamaran cruise, here are some of the sights that can be visited. If you have doubts about the trip and the days of duration, do not hesitate to contact us.
Floreana Island: It is located 60 kms to the east of the Espanola Island. Floreana is well known for its attractive history of pirates, whalers, and settlers. Here you can observe between December and May pink flamingos and nesting sea turtles. Also you can find a small population of galapagos penguins. Floreana also known as Santa Maria Island has approximately 150 habitants and is one of the four islands populated in Galapagos. His access port is Prieta Beach. In the inside of the island at the top, you can visit the Chakras of Ritter and, to the South, the Haven of Peace.
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 with black volcanic sand, where as in Sullivan Bay is easy to observe a significant number of sea iguanas. Cousin’s Rock ends to increase the attractive of the island Santiago, undoubtedly one of the most important places of diving in the world, is a triangular rock that is to ten meters above the water, and in whose waters is possible to dive between dark coral, endemic seahorses, sea lions, sharks tip white, hammerheads, eagle rays and stingrays.
Natural Lookout “La Escalera” in Bartolome Island: A natural spectacle located at the top of a hill, at more than 100 meters of altitude, from where are one of the most popular postcards of the islands, composed by a narrow strip of sand separates by the ocean into two bays, with the coast of neighboring Santiago Island as background and a stone strut at one of its ends. After enjoying the views, it is possible to go down to the beautiful beaches, where it is possible to do surface diving and snorkeling. The two most important species of Bartolome are the sea turtles, which choose this place to spawn and the Galapagos penguins.
Black Turtle Cove: The Black Turtle Cove is a mangrove estuary on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. It maintains very strict regulations to protect its flora and fauna. The tourists are allowed to reach to the cave aboard of small boats, but without starting the engine. Many rays, turtles, penguins, and other wild animals live in this area, so that not a few groups of academics transiting the area, either to analyze the formations of volcanic origin, as the important existing fauna.
The definitive learning
The travelers of our cruise trips, in particular the children, have the possibility to be part of experiences and meetings with the company of a real expert. This person is fully trained to tell absolutely all the details related to Galapagos geology and history.