Plants and animals of the Galapagos Islands: luxury and landscapes mixed in a unique blend in the world. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 5 people September 2018
The Galapagos Islands are the product of successive volcanic eruptions that continue to happen today. Due to their particular location they have allowed the appearance of unique animal and vegetable species in the world, a beauty that is very hard to believe. For this reason they are one of the favorite destinations for travelers who love nature and wild species.
Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the sea temperature varies enormously, between 6 and 28 degrees Celsius during the year. The climate is very determined by the surface temperature and ocean currents, which creates microclimates that alter the particular environments of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands also have climatic changes and each station maintains certain peculiaritie
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The period from January to March are the months with the highest temperature and humidity, with March being the hottest month of the year. During this season the plants abound, and the pleasant temperature of the ocean is ideal for diving. From July to September we find less rainfall and the islands are drier, but cooler, the water temperature is quite reduced, but it is the perfect season to observe the aquatic fauna, since the animals have a preference for cold currents.
Cruises on offer in the Galapagos Islands
The word “catamaran” literally means two tied logs and is currently used to describe a large variety of hull craft. In the Galapagos Islands, catamarans are popular because of their stability, speed and size. Having the great privilege of traveling the Galapagos Islands by catamaran is one that you cannot miss. Catamaran cruises in Galapagos offer you all-inclusive packages in which it is possible to enjoy a comfortable and safe trip. All our catamaran cruises have comfortable bunk beds, restaurants where national and international dishes are served, swimming pools, terraces and everything you need to make your stay on board unforgettable.
If you are looking for a brief summary of what you may be surprised to visit the Galapagos Islands on a cruise for a week, we point out some of the tourist attractions that you can get to know. In case of questions about the conditions of the trip and the days, please contact us.
Santa Cruz Island: Thanks to its location in the center and its proximity to the Baltra airport, is one of best known Galapagos tourist places, housing the city with the largest population of all, from where they leave the most of the boats visiting other islands and islets. One of its biggest tourist attractions is The Station Scientific Darwin, a center of scientific research open to the visitors, where is possible observe terrestrial lizards and turtles of big magnitude. Another site that highlights in Santa Cruz Island corresponds to Turtle Bay, paradise white sands beach and crystal clear waters, to the coasts arrived hundreds of turtles to lay their eggs.
Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay, site of one of the most beautiful habitats of the archipelago, with impressive lava spaces solidified in waves, like a landscape of mars. A journey of about a mile and a half, allows tourists to know the most relevant areas of interest of the Bay, appreciating interesting mineral samples, among which there are figures of trees, before being calcined by the eruptions of the island .
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.
Mosquera Islet: The Mosquera Islet, also known as Mosquera Island that is located between the Seymour and Baltra islands. Its relief is smooth, has several white sand beaches, where you can do many sports. Has a long maximum of 620 meters per 130 meters of width, and area of 0.46 km2. Physically is a rock reef product of a survey. This small island has one of the largest colonies of sea lions. In the same way is possible to see several species of birds from the coast. From its coast they have been reported occasionally Orcas (Orcinus orca) attacking sea lions. You can get to the Mosquera Islet Mosquera through a beach landing. This can be difficult with low tie or when there are strong waves what usually pass between the months of December and March.
The most incredible experience of your life
Tourists of our catamaran trips, particularly minors, have the possibility to participate in experiences and encounters with the guidance of an expert guide. This person is fully trained to let us know all the details related to the geology of the islands.