Galapagos: a magical trip learns more about this unique place in the world. Offer Cruises to the Galapagos Islands July 2018.
In GalapagosInformation.com you can find the widest variety of catamaran trips to the Galapagos Islands, one of the best known sanctuaries around the world, and declared as World Heritage. You can book your stay online to enjoy a trip that will change your life aboard our catamarans.
Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the temperature of the ocean varies enormously, between 7 and 27 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The climate is very influenced by the surface temperature and the marine currents, which creates microclimates that vary the particular habitats of the flora and fauna of each island.
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The islands also suffer drastic temperature changes and almost every season has its peculiarities. The period of time from January to March is the hottest and rainiest months, with March being the hottest month of the year. In the wet season the plants abound, and the temperature of the water is ideal for diving. From July to September there are less rainfall and the islands are less humid, but cooler, the temperature of the water decreases considerably, but it is the ideal season to see more oceanic fauna, since the animals have a preference for cold currents.
Location of the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean 960 kms from the western coasts of Ecuador, being the nearest city Manta. The closest insular lands correspond to Isla Del Coco (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Easter Island (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south. Formally, its official name is the archipelago of Colon and they are part of the Republic of Ecuador.
If you need a short summary of what you can find when traveling to the Galapagos Islands on a catamaran cruise, we present some of the places of interest you can explore. If you have questions about the payment conditions 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.
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.
Fernandina Island: The Island most recent of the group of islands, where is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world, from various types of lava that can be seen. His only place to visit constitutes Punta Espinoza, a strip of lava and sand that extends from the volcano itself to the sea, on whose coasts are the largest groups of marine iguanas of the archipelago, along with birds, penguins and sea lions.
Daphne Mayor: The Daphne Islands (Daphne Major and Minor) are two small islands of volcanic origin in the Galapagos Islands archipelago. The largest has an area of 0.39 km². Daphne Mayor is located at the north of Santa Cruz. It is formed by a crater of lava, has no trees and very little vegetation and the edge is 120 meters above sea level. There are many breeding birds that go to raise their chicks in the environment near to the crater. Although easily accessible to visitors, the Park Service does not allow many visits to this island and are mostly dedicated to scientific research.
The paradise of the athletes
Few people can resist the temptation to practice sports, such as kayaking or snorkeling, in the midst of this natural environment with waters on unique beaches in the world.