Located two hours from San Cristóbal, Española is the southernmost island and one of the oldest in the Galápagos archipelago. The island's flat profile is extremely dry with only a few inches of rain per year. Despite the dry climate the island is one of the world's only known nesting sites for the Waved Albatross. From April to December this island is covered with these adorably clumsy birds. Blue-Footed and Nazca Boobies as well as many other bird species. Another unique species found only on Española Island is the Green and Red Marine Iguana. Quite often you will be greated by these colorful reptiles. A visit to Gardner Bay for some open water snorkeling completes this island visit.
Isla Lobos is a small islet located approximate 40 minutes from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Is it home to various Galapagos birds, such as Blue-Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, and Frigate Birds, as well as a colony of Sea Lions and numerous Marine Iguanas. On this half-day trip you will disembark on the islet for an hour long interpreted walk around the island. Afterwards you will be able to snorkel in the protected bay nearby. Following a lunch onboard you will relocate to Ochoa Beach where you can wander the sand, snorkel some more or relax in the sun.
During the boat trip you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and you may see dolphins. Upon arrival at León Dormido we will navigate around the island to see the sea birds and sea lions, resting on the rocks. If you wish you can snorkel, with a good chance to see the Galapagos shark, sea turtles, different types of rays and a variety of fish. After that you have some free time to enjoy the beach at Playa Ochoa or Playa Manglecito. Return to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
Aboard the Cormorant, you’ll have the best possible experience of the Galápagos. The Cormorant is equipped with a knowledgeable crew (including a naturalist guide) to ensure you have a thoroughly rewarding trip. Depending on how much of the islands you want to see, you can choose from several itineraries of varying lengths. The shortest is 4 days, and the longest is 15.
This all-day tour takes you to some of the highlights of San Cristobál’s landscape. Your tour begins with an early morning boat ride and lasts into the evening. This is a part of the Galápagos that you need a guide in order to see, and the views that you’ll get along the way are well worth the hiking. You’ll also get the chance to stop and snorkel around the beautiful bay and have lunch on board the boat.
Tour the Galápagos aboard the Ocean Spray, and see the archipelago from a floating oasis. Ocean Spray is a mega catamaran with 9 cabins, and can accommodate up to 16 passengers. Each of the cabins has its own balcony, outfitted with comfortable patio furniture. You’ll love having a view all to yourself – it’s the ideal place to take memorable photos.