M/Y Galapagos Legend: 3 Nights Cruise


Departure: Monday

Day 1 – Monday

Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra airport. Passenger will be received at the airport by our guides and then taken to the pier to join the M/V Galapagos Legend. Chinese Hat
After wet landing guests will encounter a small colony of sea lions, hike for 1 hour In this site is possible to observe flamingos. A walk will take the visitors to the other side of the island, on the way back possibilities for snorkeling with the sea lions on turquoise water.

Day 2 - Tuesday

Santa Cruz (Dragon Hill or Venice) Early in the morning after a wet landing, passengers walk to a hypersalinic lagoon behind the beach. Observers report, no very often, a high number of Pink Flamingos.The trail then leads up to Dragon Hill, which offers a beautiful view of the bay,.This area is a nesting site for a big number of reintroduced Land Iguanas, again thanks to the Charles Darwin Research Station.There is also a bizarre Scalesia tree forest.
Passengers will have the option to make a panga ride in Venice islet and observe the vegetation and marine animals like: spotted eagle rays and golden rays, mullets, sharks and sea turtles which rest in calm waters of the coves and channels. Land iguanas are often been observed from the panga.

Floreana (Cormorant Point)
Wet landing on a greenish colored sand beach. Passengers will hike a well-marked trail beginning in the Black Mangrove beds heading towards the back of the lagoon. The large, brackish lagoon holds one of the biggest populations of flamingos in the Galapagos. This island is best known for its endemic plant life, such as: the Galapagos millwork, passion flower, and unique button mangrove.
Novice snorkelers can practice back on the main beach where the sea lions are playful, while experienced snorkelers can roam the waters around Devils Crown. We kindly remind you this activity is an open water experience, it means no place to step on.

Day 3 - Wednesday

Española (Suarez Point)
Travelers will enjoy a dry landing at Suarez Point. Upon landing visitors will learn more about the lava terrain while crossing the inactive lava fields.
Aside from the sea lion colony this is one of the most important sites for bird watching. As soon as visitors out foot on this island many species can be spotted and observed closely. Among the many species, the hooded mocking bird and red billed tropic bird can be seen. Travelers will also spot a large colony of marine iguana, lava lizards, and colorful sally light foot crabs.
After a short trek visitors encounter colonies of masked and blue-footed boobies.
The nesting grounds sometimes overlap the trail.Visitors will also find Galapagos doves, hawks and swallow-tailed gulls. After crossing the nesting grounds you will reach the world's largest colony of waved albatross (15000 approx.), May thru December their mating rituals are a highlight of the visit. By the end of this excursion passengers will visit the famous blowhole, where water shoots into the air at almost 23 mts. (75 ft.).

San Cristóbal ( La Galapaguera)
Dry landing at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno village. Here passengers visit travel 1 hour to the San Cristóbal breeding center where they will have the possibility to know more about the Giant tortoises breeding efforts of the National Park especially of the endemic specie: Geochelone elephantopus Chatamensis. Passengers will observe some individuals in their natural environment.

Day 4 - Thursday

North Seymour
After a dry landing guests will encounter swallow tailed gulls and sea lions. This site is also known for being a major nesting colony of blue footed boobies, and the largest colony of the magnificent frigate bird. (a different species from the great frigate bird).

Travelers will also spot both endemic species of iguanas, the marine iguanas and land iguanas. Passengers will enjoy this relaxed hike around the nesting sites.
Passengers Disembarking.
Return to the Galapagos Legend, check out and transfer to the airport Return flight to Quito through Guayaquil.

Rates: (For today's date. Prices are per person in selected accommodation)
20 Superior
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25 Junior Suite
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3 Superior Interior
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4 Legend Suite
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5 Galapagos Balcony
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