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The Galapagos Islands are an ideal destination for family groups or couples who want to have an experience they will always remember. It is not a vacation trip like any other, but a wonderful adventure aboard our catamarans that will allow you to know in detail the islands and islets of this wonderful place.
Undoubtedly a true museum of biodiversity, the Galapagos Islands have a myriad of natural jewels, landscapes that include the spawning of sea turtles on the beaches, the blue-legged birds of the Espanola Island, the giant turtle colonies of San Cristobal or the virgin landscapes of the Seymour North Islet.
How can you get to the Galapagos Islands?
The Seymour Airport in Baltra Island is the one that receives most of the flights, having a position a little more in the middle of the archipelago in relation to the other airport. From the place, you can take free groups that transport to the small port, where there is the possibility to sail to Puerto Ayora, since in this place it is possible to find most of the hotel offer. On the other hand, from San Cristobal Airport, you can take taxis (the distance is not too much) to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where most of the hotels are located.
If you want a small summary of what you can surprise when visiting the beautiful Galapagos Islands on a luxury cruise, we present several of the sights that can be known. If you have doubts about the itinerary and the days, do not hesitate to 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 in where according to few historians was the birthplace of Columbus. It is the ideal place for lovers of birds by the abundant presence of birds, highlighting some as seagulls of tail separated, 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. Have 2 areas to go to which is can access through a fissure that exists to the feet of the volcano… Makes thousands of years were a huge volcano, whose wall south is collapsed, forming the Great Bay of Darwin, place in where an abundant number of birds make their nests.
Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay, home to one of the archipelago most unknown with natural habitats, with incredible lava fields in a wavy form, very similar to a mars landscape. A route of little more than a mile and a half, it allows to pass through the most relevant places of interest of the Bay, being within reach us impressive mineral samples, among them are molds of trees, before being calcined by the old volcanic eruptions of the site.
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 definitive learning
The passengers of our catamaran trips, in particular the children, have the possibility to participate in classes and approaches with the tutelage of a real expert. This person is fully qualified to tell many of the data related to volcanic formation and history of Galápagos.