Vegetation and climate of the Galapagos: beauty and landscapes combined. Offer Cruises to the Galapagos Islands June 2018.
On our website you will find a wide variety of trips to the Galapagos Islands, one of the most important sanctuaries in the world, and established as a World Heritage Site. You can buy your stay now to enjoy a unique stay on board our exclusive catamarans.
Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the ocean varies greatly, between 6 and 27 degrees depending on the season. The climate is very determined by the temperature of the underwater currents, which generates microclimates that alter the particular habitats of the flora and fauna of each island.
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The islands in the same way face climatic changes and almost every season maintains certain peculiarities. The period from January to March is the rainy months, with March being the hottest month of the year. At this time there are lots of plants, and the water 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 temperature of the water decreases considerably, but it is the perfect season to see more ocean life, since the animals prefer the icy currents.
How can you travel to the Galapagos Islands?
From Quito and Guayaquil there is an offer of frequent flights that make trips to the Galapagos Islands, arriving at the two airports of the archipelago: Seymour Airport in Baltra Island and San Cristobal Airport.
Below we show you some of the incredible places that can be seen in some of our catamaran trips on the Galapagos Island. It is possible to book online and receive a discount if you pay in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If you are looking for catamaran cruises for groups or single travelers, this is the best choice.
Ranchos of Santa Cruz: Although it is known that in several islands of Galapagos you can see breeding sectors of giant tortoises, there is no more advisable alternative, than to appreciate them in freedom, something that puts at our disposal ranchos and haciendas in the high zones of the island of Santa Cruz. Some of these places are El Chato, Manzanillo and Primicias, with paths that respect the environment, where you can easily see these exotic animals in their natural environment. It is important to emphasize that, during the period from June to August; turtles tend to move to the lowland of the island to nest, diminishing the possibility of observing them.
San Cristobal Island: Undoubtedly one of the most entertaining points of Galapagos, on whose coasts we can find some of the largest colonies of turtles of the archipelago. To the southeast of San Cristobal, is the Galapaguera of Cerro Colorado, a project of rescue resettlement of giant turtles that allows can be a few steps from these magnificent creatures during their first two years are cared in captivity. Moving to the northeast of this island, we find the Natural Galapaguera, place where you can see turtles in their own environment, on the beach where they nest or in the sand dunes where they spawn. An area of outstanding beauty is The Loberia, beach of coral sand where you can see many sea lions and marine iguanas, also birds like Canary Maria, and several species of finches surround the area. On its western coast is The Baquerizo Moreno port, the sector populated more important of San Cristobal and the second in the archipelago, where you can find a wide range of hotels and airport. His second attractive more visited is Gardner Bay, a beach recognized for its beauty, where lives a significant colony of sea lions sleeping peacefully in their arenas.
Bartolome Island: One of the places of Galapagos that receives greater fascination thanks to its volcanic landscapes, rock formations that have tones red, orange, green and black. His two visitable sites correspond to “La Playa” and the “Escalera”, the first located between abysmal cliffs, allows you to immerse in the world below the shallow, making diving among penguins, turtles and others unique fishes in the world. The Escalera on the other hand, is the viewpoint of most amazing natural origin of the archipelago, on the top of an extinct crater, being possible to see an overview of the same island with his lava cones.
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 passengers of our luxury catamaran trips, in particular the minors, have the opportunity to be part of experiences and meetings with the guidance of a true expert. This person is trained to tell many of the data that have to do with the volcanic formation of Galápagos.