Day 1 Tuesday: San Cristobal - Lobos Island
Today, you will fly in from mainland Ecuador to San Cristobal Airport (SCY). (Domestic flights included)
Your guide will receive you and bring you onboard your boat.
The M/C EcoGalaxy. After a welcome drink and lunch, prepare for your first adventure!
You will go to Lobos island with a dinghy boat, where you walk around, swim and snorkel among the seals, frigates, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and the small endemic Galapagos snake.
In the evening, after dinner, you will have a short (daily) briefing for the next day.
Enjoy your evening with a cocktail in hand watching the sunset on deck.
Day 2 Wednesday: Santa Fe - South Plazas
Prepare for another day full of activities! You will travel to Santa Fe island, uninhabited and with large colonies of seals lying on the beaches. The turquoise and calm water in the incredible bay that you will visit is the perfect habitat for them, protected by a natural barrier of rocks. The island is also home to land iguanas, whose main food source are the leaves and fruits of a cactus that grows here.
Crabs, nocturnal herons, marine iguanas, cucuves and land doves are seen frequently. Marine tortoises, rays, sea lions and tropical fish inhabited these beautiful waters, where you can swim and snorkel.
In the afternoon you sail South Plazas, 2 small islands further north.
The iguanas that you will see during a hike are smaller than on Santa Fe.
Nesting birds and sea lions can also be seen.
Day 3 Thursday: North Seymour - Mosquera
This morning you will have a dry landing in North Seymour island. The vegetation here is bushy and on your walk around you will see nesting frigates.
After lunch, you arrive in Mosquera. This islet is located between Baltra and North Seymour. Here, you can find the biggest sea lion colony; it is also possible to observe several species of birds.
Today is all about Genovesa island. This is far up north in the archipelago, the furthest island you will reach on your trip.
In the morning, you will visit Darwin Bay, where you can snorkel, swim, hike or take pictures. In a close by mangrove swamp a colony of frigates, marine iguanas, red-footed boobies and mask boobies, the great terrestrial finch, seagulls, herons, and cactus finch live.
Later that day, you will have a dry landing in Barranco, also called Prince Philip’s steps, another place on Genovesa. You will go for a scenic hike where you can see tropical birds, petrels, common frigates, red-footed boobies, masked boobies, doves and finches. Enjoy your last evening in this really isolated island with a great dinner and maybe a glass of wine on deck.
Day 5 Saturday: Santa Cruz
After sailing through the night, you will land in Santa Cruz island. You will take a shuttle into the highlands where you can see and take pictures with giant tortoises in their natural habitat. This is really a spectacular ending for your adventures in the Galapagos.
Later, you will be brought to Baltra Airport, from where you will fly back to the mainland with a suitcase full of great memories.