Today is your day to enjoy an all-inclusive Galapagos full-day tour to North Seymour or Bartolome or Santa Fe or Plazas. Please be aware that you will visit one of these places in your day tour. However, which one you will be visiting will be confirmed nearer the time.
See the descriptions of the day tours below. In all tours, lunch and snorkeling equipment are included.
Your first stop will be a refreshing one – get ready to be snorkeling at Punta Carrion, where you will see colorful fish and sea turtles. Afterward, you continue to Plazas. There are two islands, Plaza Norte and Plaza Sur.
Only Plaza Sur, the southern bigger island is visited by tourists, given that this island has a lot to offer. The flora and fauna alone will astonish you. And it is mostly known for the many land iguanas that roam around the island.
When you are a little further from the coast, it looks like you’ve walked into the movie Jurassic Park, because you will be eye to eye with beautiful green, yellow and orange land iguanas. And to make things even better, the island is surrounded by beaches, beautiful cacti, and the beautiful blue ocean as the backdrop.
At the coast, there are male sea lions living in peace. The militant lifestyle, which is so often presumed, is only maintainable for males who are in their prime. The elders spend their aging days in colonies, of which one can be found at Plaza Sur. It is sensational to see how the sea lions and iguanas mix. They play together as real pals.
This island also offers a lot to bird lovers and a so-called birdwatchers paradise can be found; a cliff with swallow-tailed gulls, masked boobies, blue-footed boobies, tropical red bill birds, frigates, pelicans and Audubon’s. The gulls, partners forever, are always found here cuddling or nesting.
North Seymour is located north of the island Baltra. The Galapagos island has a surface area of only 1.9 square kilometers and is almost totally flat. At this island, the breeding colonies of the frigates, the blue-footed boobies, and the swallow-tailed gull coexist happily.
To impress the female frigates, the male blows up his red throat bag. To attract more attention they fly around in the surroundings of the female. You can imagine that this is not too easy with a blown-up throat bag, because they lose their balance quicker. It is interesting to watch and not something you get to experience in most other islands in the world.
Afterward, you will navigate towards the beach of Bachas. Use this free time to relax at the beach, follow the trails of the nesting sea turtles and snorkel and swim in the warm waters. There is also a trail leading to a flamingo pool where you might get lucky and see some pink flamingos. On the way, keep an eye out for the shipwreck of Bachas.
The beauty of this Island is best appreciated from the trail which climbs the fault cliff overlooking the southern half of the bay. This plateau is also the best place to find the large land iguanas, Conolophus Pallidus, that are endemic to Santa Fe Island. The Santa Fe land iguana lives nowhere else in the world and, in fact, on no other Galapagos Island. This is precisely why this island can’t be missed!
A sub-species of the famous endemic Galapagos land iguana, the Santa Fe variety is yellowish-green in color and can grow to over one meter in length.
Back at the beach of Santa Fe, you can observe a sea lion colony and in the bay. There are often rays, white tip sharks, and sea turtles that can be seen, too. At the rocky side of the bay, you will snorkel with colorful fish.
This is a day tour and breakfast (in most cases), lunch and snorkeling equipment are all included. Bartolomé is a bit further away than other islands, therefore you get an early start to the day.
The first stop will be another refreshing stop, where you can cool off in the waters. At Sullivan Bay, you snorkel from the boat and you can also relax at the beach. Here you can find, from December until April, green sea turtles that come ashore to lie in the sun. This is special because in other places in the world the turtles only come ashore at night to lay eggs. During the day they are staying in the safe water.
Snorkeling is definitely a must here. With a little luck, you will see the Moorish Idol, which is the most beautiful fish found in the Galapagos.
Afterward, you continue to Bartolome. The island has a surface area of only 1.2 square kilometers and the highest point of the island is at 114 meters. You can reach this point by taking a path through an almost surrealistic landscape and past recent signs of volcano eruptions.
As part of this royal Caribbean Galapagos tour, you will visit the highest point of the island with a spectacular view over the lava which shows off the different colors of the many volcanoes. As well as the deep blue sea as well as the famous Pinnacle Rock.
Included: Day tour to one of the islands in group service; Accommodation in Santa Cruz Island. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch).
Today is your day to enjoy an all-inclusive Galapagos full-day tour to North Seymour or Bartolome or Santa Fe or Plazas. Please be aware that you will visit one of these places in your day tour. However, which one you ...