5 days / 4 nights – Friday to Tuesday – every 14 days
Our 8 days eastern route visits most popular sites of Galapagos and exclusive Genovesa. This varied route combines the overwhelming sea bird colonies of Genovesa and Española with highly appreciated South Plaza.
Lovers of beautiful landscapes can admire 3 of 4 famous Galapagos landmarks: the panoramic view of Bartolome, the offshore sculpture of Kicker Rock and the blowhole of Española (just the arch of Darwin in the far north is not visited).
Moreover this route combines three of the most spectacular snorkel sites of Galapagos: Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), Champion Islet and Bartolome, where you might encounter fishing Galapagos penguins. Besides that this route also offers plenty possibilities for optional scuba diving.
Hundreds of thousands of seabirds perch and nest on the cliffs around the flooded crater of Genovesa. Walk at very short distance through the largest insular colonies of Nazca and red-footed boobies, whilst courtshipping, mating, breeding, nurturing or learning to fly (depending on the season). Southeastern Española is the sole option for those eager to admire synchronous courtship dances of the only tropical albatross in the world.
The almost extinguished volcano islands in the south-east are geologically eldest, where evolution has had enough time to create plenty endemic species. En route you can also observe emblematic marine iguanas and Galapagos penguins. Striking coral sand beaches at azure bays are favourite places for large colonies of Galapagos sea lions. Not to be missed highlights of this cruise will certainly be extraordinary Santa Fe and South Plaza, where characteristic Galapagos land iguanas crawl below bizarre giant prickly pear cacti.
* Visitor’s sites of this route that are unique to our fleet (Galapagos Odyssey | Sailing Catamaran Nemo I | San Jose | Yolita II):
Kicker Rock (San Cristobal) & Interpretation Centre (San Cristobal), Champion Islet (Floreana)