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Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the ocean varies widely between 78 and 28 degrees throughout the year. The climate is determined by surface temperature and sea currents, which create microclimates that, influence the particular habitats of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands in the same way suffer drastic climatic changes and almost every season maintains certain peculiarities. The period from January to March are the hottest and wettest months, with March being the hottest month of the year. At this time there are lots of plants, and the pleasant ocean temperature is perfect for marine sports. In the period from July to September there is less rain and the islands are drier, but cooler, the sea temperature drops to a great extent, but it is the ideal season to be witness of the aquatic life, since the animals prefer the cold water.
In what country are the Galapagos Islands?
The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean to almost thousand kms of the east coast of Ecuador, being its closest continental city 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. In fact, 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 may be surprised to visit the Galapagos Islands in a luxury cruise, we show several of the sectors of tourist interest that can be visited. In case of questions about the conditions of the trip and the days, please contact us.
Genovesa Island: Genovesa island is also known as the island Tower and is considered as the most striking island of the archipelago. Its name comes from the city of Genova (Italy) in where it´s said that was the birthplace of Columbus. It is the ideal location for the ornithologists by the abundant presence of birds, highlighting some as seagulls of tail separated or lava seagulls, which are the only gulls in the world who have nocturnal hunting habits. Genovesa Island is an extinct volcano, which has suffered several landslides due to its ancient activity. We can find two areas of visit which is can access through a fissure that exists to the feet of the volcano doing this walk an unparalleled adventure. The island has shaped of horseshoe. Millions of years ago were a huge volcano whose southern wall collapsed, forming the Great Darwin Bay, where currently some birds have their nests. In the center of the Genovesa Island is the Arcturus Lake, of salt water, where resides the marine iguana smaller of the archipelago. In the same way, it is possible to see marine iguanas, fur seals and a huge forest of Palo Santo. At Darwin Bay, It is possible to dive along the inner to the outer wall. Another possibility is from the outer side of the volcano through the channel in the boiler. Genovesa is home of a great number of oceanic birds, both for breeding and nesting, including large frigates, blue-footed boobies, seagulls of frac, tropical birds, finches of Darwin and petrels.
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 Footpath: North Seymour Island is known as one of the best tourist sites on the islands to see birds, housing the largest colony of royal frigates, as well as blue-footed boobies and two-tailed gulls. The island has only an active footpath, which, two kilometers in length, allows you to cross its rocky landscapes, where only small shrubs and cacti grow, sightings of countless birds and iguanas.
In all inclusive trips there is the possibility of seeing and approaching to the home of animals that have been developing for hundreds of years, with a splendorous and totally immaculate wealth.