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Detailed Itinerary ALTAMAR Day Trips Galapagos Islands

 

 

Altamar yacht galapagos islands day trips

 

MONDAY

PLAZAS SUR - PUNTA CARRION

To go to this visit we will have a bus picking up all guests from the hotels from 7:15 to 7:30am , at that time we will go to the north side of Santa Cruz (aprox. 45 minutes) where the boat waits for us , after we board the yacht  we start moving for about 15 to 20 minutes to our first destination .Punta Carrion is a wonderful place for snorkeling, we will provide you with snorkeling gear and towels,  here we can see a variety of fish, rays sea lions and maybe white tip reef sharks.

After our swim we return to the yacht and make our way to Plazas Sur, this is a 1.30 hours navigation and lunch is served on the way.  As soon as we arrive we disembark, on this island we can see a large colony of sea lions on the coast line ,Plazas has also an important colony of land iguanas, Darwin’s finches, blue footed boobies and more. From here after the visit we return directly to Puerto Ayora’s “muelle de pasajeros” at the end of the day so you can easily  return to your hotels.

TUESDAY

BARTOLOME - SULLIVAN BAY

To visit Sullivan Bay and Bartolome island we need to start our day earlier in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel from 6:15am to 6:30am by bus and immediately drive to the north of Santa Cruz where the yacht awaits us, the ride takes about 45 minutes, once there we will go on board the Promesa where we will serve an American breakfast as we start navigating to Sullivan bay, the trip takes around 2 hours, upon arrival we disembark and go ashore, Sullivan Bay is a very young lava field where we can have an idea of the formation of the islands and how they looked like when they were just surfacing from the ocean.

After this visit, we return to the yacht where lunch will be served as we make our way to Bartolome, the ride takes 10 minutes, after lunch we go ashore to Bartolome and start a walk on a volcanic ash trail to the top of the island along volcanic formations with endemic vegetation, once at the summit we will see a magnificent view of Bartolome as well as the surrounding islands, following this walk we go back to the beach where we can snorkel, this is one of the few islands where we can see the Galapagos penguin. After our swim we return to the yacht and head back to where the bus dropped us in the morning and will take us back to the hotel.

WEDNESDAY

SEYMOUR NORTH - BACHAS

This day we will have a bus picking up all guests from the hotels from 7:15 to 7:30am , at that time we will go to the north side of Santa Cruz (aprox. 45 minutes) where the boat waits for us after we board the yacht  we start moving for about 45 minutes to Bachas beach, this site got its name during world war II where the American air base had its barges, now there are almost no traces of that and what we have is a beautiful white sand beach where we can some times see flamingoes,  its also a nesting site for the green sea turtle and of course a great place for swimming and snorkeling.

After this we return to the yacht and make our way to North Seymour island, during 1 hour navigation we will serve lunch . Upon arrival we go ashore, North Seymour has one of the most important colonies of Frigate birds and normally we can see the males displaying a bright red pouch during courtship, there are also lots of blue footed boobies and sea lions.

After the walk we return to the north side of Santa Cruz ,where the bus will be waiting to take us back to Puerto Ayora.

THURSDAY

PUNTA CARRION – PLAZAS SUR

To go to this visit we will have a bus picking up all guests from the hotels from 7:15 to 7:30am , at that time we will go to the north side of Santa Cruz (aprox. 45 minutes) where the boat waits for us , after we board the yacht  we start moving for about 15 to 20 minutes to our first destination .Punta Carrion is a wonderful place for snorkeling, we will provide you with snorkeling gear and towels,  here we can see a variety of fish, rays sea lions and maybe white tip reef sharks.

After our swim we return to the yacht and make our way to Plazas Sur, this is a 1.30 hours navigation and lunch is served on the way.  As soon as we arrive we disembark, on this island we can see a large colony of sea lions on the coast line ,Plazas has also an important colony of land iguanas, Darwin’s finches, blue footed boobies and more. From here after the visit we return directly to Puerto Ayora’s “muelle de pasajeros” at the end of the day so you can easily  return to your hotels.

FRIDAY

SANTA FE ISLAND

Departure to Santa Fe island starts at 8am where our guide will meet you at the ”muelle de pasajeros” in Puerto Ayora, from here we will take you on board and start a short navigation of approximately 1 and a half hours. Once there we will have a wet landing on a white sand beach that’s home to a large colony of sea lions, the visit to Santa Fe takes us along a trail with lush vegetation, one of the main attractions is the giant cactus trees named Opuntia, there is also the opportunity to see a different species of land iguanas, shore and marine birds.
Following this walk we return to the yacht and lunch will be served. After lunch we can get our snorkeling gear and go swimming along the rocky coastline where there is lots of fish but normally the main attraction is swimming with sea lions.
In the afternoon we make our way to Canal de Itabaca for aprox. 2 and a half hours where a bus will be waiting for us and take us to Puerto Ayora , the ride is aprox 45 minutes and we will drop you off at your hotels .

 

SATURDAY

SEYMOUR NORTH - BACHAS

On Thursday we will have a bus picking up all guests from the hotels from 7:15 to 7:30am , at that time we will go to the north side of Santa Cruz (aprox. 45 minutes) where the boat waits for us after we board the yacht  we start moving for about 1 hour to North Seymour.Upon arrival we go ashore, North Seymour has one of the most important colonies of Frigate birds and normally we can see the males displaying a bright red pouch during courtship, there are also lots of blue footed boobies and sea lions.

After this we return to the yacht and make our way to Bachas Beach , during 45 minutes navigation we will serve lunch.

Bachas beach got its name during world war II where the American air base located in Baltra island had its barges, now there are almost no traces of that and what we have is a beautiful white sand beach where we can some times see flamingoes, its also a nesting site for the green sea turtle and of course a great place for swimming and snorkeling.

After the walk we return to the north side of Santa Cruz where the bus will be waiting to take us back to Puerto Ayora. 

SUNDAY

BAHIA SULLIVAN – BARTOLOME

To visit Sullivan Bay and Bartolome island we need to start our day earlier in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel from 6:15am to 6:30am by bus and immediately drive to the north of Santa Cruz where the yacht awaits us, the ride takes about 45 minutes, once there we will go on board the Promesa where we will serve an American breakfast as we start navigating to Sullivan bay, the trip takes around 2 hours, upon arrival we disembark and go ashore, Sullivan Bay is a very young lava field where we can have an idea of the formation of the islands and how they looked like when they were just surfacing from the ocean.

After this visit, we return to the yacht where lunch will be served as we make our way to Bartolome, the ride takes 10 minutes, after lunch we go ashore to Bartolome and start a walk on a volcanic ash trail to the top of the island along volcanic formations with endemic vegetation, once at the summit we will see a magnificent view of Bartolome as well as the surrounding islands, following this walk we go back to the beach where we can snorkel, this is one of the few islands where we can see the Galapagos penguin. After our swim we return to the yacht and head back to where the bus dropped us in the morning and will take us back to the hotel. 

 

 

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