Meet the Charles Darwin Research Station, Tortuga Bay, Floreana Island and other interesting places in the Galapagos Islands. Tours to the Galapagos Islands August 2018.
The Galapagos Islands are the ideal destination for family groups who want to have a trip they will always remember. It is not a vacation, but wonderful adventures in one of our ships that will give you the opportunity to know in detail the beautiful islands and corners of this place.
Although the islands are located on the Equator, the temperature of the ocean is constant, between 78 and 28 degrees Celsius according to the season. Its atmospheric weather is determined by the temperature of the ocean currents, which generates microclimates that alter the particular environments of each island. The islands also face drastic climate changes and each season has its own peculiarities.
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The period from January to March are the hottest and rainiest months, with March being the hottest month of the year. In this season the plants abound, and the temperature of the water is ideal for diving. From July to September we observe less rain and the islands are less humid, but cooler, the sea temperature is considerably reduced, being the ideal season to witness more oceanic fauna, since the animals prefer the frozen currents.
Below we show you some of the incredible places that you can go on some of our trips around the Galapagos Island. It is possible to make your reservation online and get a discount if you buy in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you are looking for catamaran cruises for one or several people, this is the best of all alternatives.
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, 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.
Santa Fe Island: Uninhabited island by the man, known for beaches of calm waters in the Barrington Bay, where you can walk in both arenas where sea lions abound like diving snorkeling surface. If you like animals, you can see giant land iguanas, unique animals of this island, which reach up to a meter in length.
Sullivan Bay: Is located to the southeast of the Santiago Island. Here you can see interesting lava formations, which called the attention of scholars and scientists around the world. Sullivan Bay enjoys a height of 114 meters above sea level, where you can observe marine and terrestrial birds, a colony of sea lions and iguanas. Several plants stand out of the rocks. At Sullivan Bay there is a road of a kilometer and a half long. In this peculiar island you can enjoy swimming and make snorkeling from the edge of the beach.
The definitive learning
Tourists, especially minors, have the opportunity to be part of classes and approaches with the guidance of a specialist guide. This person is able to inform us of many of the details that have to do with the volcanic formation and history of Galapagos.