Day 2: Day tour to the following islands: Bartolome, Santa Fe, North Seymour + Bachas beach, Plazas + Punta Carrion
BARTOLOME / SULLIVAN
Around 6:00 a.m., you will be taken to the Itabaca Channel where we will start our day tour yacht by navigating to Bartolome Island, where white-sand beaches and turquoise sea waters await us.
Breakfast will served on board and after two hours of sailing we will arrive to one of the youngest islands in the Galapagos archipelago, Bartolome, which is home to the emblematic Pinnacle Rock.
Some of the islands activities include: short and easy walk uphill, on a wooden path to enjoy great views of two beautiful bays and fascinating formations of lava and volcanic cones, snorkeling with cute penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, sharks, white tip reef, tropical fish, and other unique marine species. Visit to Sullivan Bay to observe the amazing lava formations: forms and colors.
We will return to Puerto Ayora around 5pm and you will be taken to the hotel upon arrival.
Overnight at the Galapagos Habitat.
SANTA FE ISLAND FULL DAY (LAND VISIT)
At 7:30 a.m. you will be taken to Puerto Ayora’s pier where you will get on a small yacht and after approximately 40 minutes navigation, we will land on Santa Fe Island where we will see a beautiful lagoon with turquoise water, surrounded by a natural barrier of rocks.
Activities on the island include: walk at the beach where you will observe sea lions, Galapagos hawks flying around, and the endemic land iguana of Santa Fe. Swim or snorkel at the beach and enjoy the marine life, or simply rest on the warm sand.
Lunch will be served on board and after all the activities will be taken back to the hotel.
NORTH SEYMOUR NORTE / BACHAS BEACH
Early in the morning, around 7:00 a.m. we will go by boat to North Seymour. This small island is a great place to admire the wonders of nature. You will find the largest population of magnificent Frigate birds, lots of blue-footed boobies and swallow-tailed gulls.
While snorkeling, you can find green sea turtles, the famous Galapagos shark, sea lions playing around, and other marine species.
Lunch will be served on board and you will be back at the hotel around 5 pm.
PLAZAS ISLAND / CARRIÓN POINT
Departuring around 7:00 a.m. you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the boat to navigate to Plazas Islands.
As soon as you land, you will encounter with the largest colonies of sea lions and big groups of land iguanas. While walking through the path to the other side of the island, in the ravine you will find marine iguanas and birds such as: boobies, blue footed and masked boobies, swallow-tailed gulls nesting, puffins and tropical birds. Also frigate birds and pelicans often fly over the ravines.
Lunch will be served on board and you will be taken back to the hotel.