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Crucero Camila

crucero Camila - galapagos

Arrival/Departure

 

When arriving to the Galapagos airport, you must first pass through the Galapagos National Park entrance and then onto baggage claim.  Continuing through the airport with your baggage you will scan your belongings once more and then finally pass through.  

Crucero Camila – Galapagos

Just outside the doors will be your Haugan Cruises Guide waiting with a sign to greet you.  Once all those who will be boarding are together, the guide will escort everyone to the vessel and be welcomed by the crew and Cruise Manager.

 

At the end of your cruise, your guide will transfer you and the rest of the group to the airport specified in the itinerary with assistance at the check-in area.  

 

Special Note: The following itinerary includes all necessary details on each day’s activities.  If you have further questions please contact your Account Manager or Travel Agent.  *At the end of this day by day itinerary you can find useful terms and their definitions.

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Saturday - Day 1

AM: Arrival to San Cristobal Airport with transfer to M/T Camila

 

Welcome to the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/T Camila.  The guide and crew will greet you and show you to your accommodations upon your arrival.  Afterwards, the guide and cruise manager will hold a short briefing on all safety and emergency protocols, different areas of the vessel and the normal routine of the itinerary.

Lobos Island is aptly named after the many sea lions that reside here resting and playing along the rocky shores. It is also home to many different birds like pelicans, frigate birds and their nests, yellow warblers and more.  Within the small channel the waters are very clear, making it easy to find sea turtles, sea lions, stingrays and perhaps even white-tipped sharks.

Kicker rock is one of the most extraordinary sites in the Galapagos Islands, made of two eroded volcanic cones that tower over the sea at about 104 meters in the middle of the open water. It is one of the best sites in Galapagos to see incredible underwater life.

Activities: Short hiking, swimming and snorkeling.

Difficulty:  Easy/Moderate

Landing: Dry landing

Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, sally lightfoot crabs, frigate birds, Galapagos sharks, schools of tropical fish, stingrays.

Itineraries

Day 2

Sunday

Sunday - Day 2 AM: San Cristobal - Pitt Point When arriving to Pitt Point, it will feel almost like you’ve landed on an extraterrestrial planet. You can see the many different developments over time of how volcanic activity formed this island. A hike up to the top beholds amazing views of the surrounding waters. Watch out for blue-footed boobie nests on the ground and keep an eye out for the red-footed boobies nesting in the trees once you reach the top of the island. Activities: Hiking and kayaking. Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Landing: Wet landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, sally lightfoot crabs, Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies. What to Bring: Sturdy hiking shoes and walking sticks to aid on the uneven terrain. Passing by on a panga your guide and crew will show you amazing rock formations formed by the passing of time and erosion of the sea. You’ll finally arrive to a beautiful white sandy beach to spend the time swimming or basking in the sun. Frolic with sea lions who may swim by playfully or take a walk down the entire beach and back. Activities: Panga ride, swimming and snorkeling. Difficulty: Moderate Landing: Dry landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, sally lightfoot crabs. What to Bring: Swimwear and/or sandals or shoes for both land and water.

Day 3

Monday

Monday - Day 3 AM: Española - Suarez Point This is the only nesting site in Galapagos where the Waved Albatross nests. They come back only once a year to meet the same mate, year after year. They spend the rest of the year at sea. Apart from these amazing birds are the Galapagos Hawks that can be seen and the amazing formations and blow hole on the other side of the island, reached by a hike. Activities: Hike Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Landing: Dry landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, marine iguanas, Galapagos hawk, waved albatross, red-billed tropic birds, various shorebirds, sally lightfoot crabs. What to Bring: Sturdy hiking shoes and walking sticks to aid on uneven terrain. Gardner Bay is an excellent place to see sea lions lounging on the beach while mockingbirds get up close to see if they can steal water or crumbs. Over time, the mockingbird must have been offered water or food from tourists and now they have no fear of walking on your things or landing very close to you. It is so important not to feed or touch the animals. It can disrupt their normal behaviors and threaten their future. Activities: Walking on the beach and swimming. Difficulty: Easy Landing: Wet landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, mockingbirds, stingrays, sea turtles. What to Bring: Swimwear and footwear for walking in and out of the water.

Day 4

Tuesday

Tuesday - Day 4 AM: Santa Cruz - Bachas Beach Bachas beach has beautiful green and blue waters that contrast along the surf of the black lava shores. In the air various shore birds fly searching for food. On the shore you can explore the sand dunes and find a salt water lagoon with greater pink flamingos. Activities: Walking on the beach and swimming. Difficulty: Easy Landing: Wet landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, mockingbirds, sea turtles, flamingos. This island is well known for its incredible remnants of volcano cones and distinct terrain such as Pinnacle Rock. A hike will lead you up to the top of a lookout point to see all of Sullivan Bay. You might be able to see lava lizards and various sea birds flying above. Activities: Walk on the boardwalk, hike, snorkeling. Difficulty: Easy Landing: Dry and Wet are both possibilities Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, lava lizards, frigate birds.

Day 5

Wednesday

Wednesday - Day 5 AM: Rabida Island This visitor site is quite different from others as it has a very distinct and red fine gravel beach due to the iron content. Snorkeling can be done here with spectacular sights of tropical fish. Visitors like to walk along the beach taking in the sights and also visiting the black lagoon with pink flamingos. Activities: Walking on the beach, swimming and snorkeling. Difficulty: Easy Landing: Wet landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, pelican, manta rays, sea turtles, pink flamingos, lava lizards, Galapagos doves, blue-footed boobies. This visitor site is also known as James Bay, it is home to Galapagos hawks, lava lizards and the trails lead to a coastline with gorgeous tide pools full of fauna. Fur seals, different from the common sea lions can also be seen here. Activities: Walking on the beach, swimming and snorkeling. Difficulty: Easy Landing: Wet landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, pelican, stingrays, sea turtles, fur seals, marine iguanas, lava lizards, Galapagos doves, blue-footed boobies.

Day 6

Thursday

Thursday - Day 6 AM: Genovesa - Darwin Bay A white sand coral beach leads the way to a hiking trail through mangroves filled with many different species of land birds and other famous species like blue-footed and red-footed boobies and swallow tailed gulls. Towards the end of the hike are tidal pools where you can find sea lions swimming playfully and finally a spectacular view off a cliff. Activities: Hike and/or snorkeling Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Landing: Wet landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, red-footed boobies, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, lava lizards. PM: Genovesa - El Barranco El Barranco is also known as Prince Philip’s Steps. It is an extraordinary site on the flatter area of the island in Darwin’s Bay. Be prepared to make your way up a rocky crevasse, then enjoy the easy trail to spectacular views. This is one of the few visitor sites where all three boobie species can be seen, as well as the short-eared owl. Activities: Hike Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult Landing: Dry landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, all three boobie species, short-eared owls, marine iguanas, Galapagos doves, storm petrels, finches, frigatebirds.

Day 7

Friday

Friday - Day 7 AM: Mosquera Islet Located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour lays a reef made of coral. This was the result of volcanic uprising making the islet only 160 meters across at its narrowest width. It has one of the largest populations of sea lions and is home to many shorebirds. On occasion, orcas can be seen hunting off the shoreline. Activities: Panga ride Difficulty: Easy Landing: No landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds and seabirds, frigatebirds, orcas. The highlands are located in the northern part of Santa Cruz and can reach elevations up to 1500 meters. This area is rich with hills, ferns, volcanoes and wildlife. A great contrast to the molten lava harden beaches and rocky areas of other islands already seen. It is home to giant tortoises, mockingbirds, finches and many other species. Activities: Hike Difficulty: Moderate Landing: Dry landing Possible Wildlife: Galapagos tortoises, finches, mockingbirds, lava lizards, pintail ducks, other shorebirds.

Day 8

Saturday

Saturday - Day 8 AM: North Seymour Explore the rocky coast of North Seymour passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. The island was formed by a series of submarine lava expelled from the ocean floor, carrying with it layers of sediment uplifted by the tectonic activity. The island is mostly characterized by the arid vegetation. Activities: Hike, snorkel, panga ride Difficulty: Moderate Landing: Dry landing Possible Wildlife: Marine iguanas, frigatebirds, sea lions, blue-footed boobies, finches, land iguanas. Transfer to Airport After this final visit you will be transferred to the airport and your cruise will come to an end and you will be transferred to Baltra Airport. Important Info: Itineraries are subject to change due to many different elements such as weather, park authorities and regulations, airline operations out of Haugan Cruises control, guide experience and safety concerns.
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  • All shore excursions
  • All meals throughout cruise
  • Regullar soft drinks and juices
  • Champagne reception
  • Welcome curtesy
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle Board
  • Snorkeling grear and wetsuits
  • Galapagos National Park certified Guide

 

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  • Roundtrip
  • Airfare to Galapagos
  • Galapagos Nacional Park Entrance Fee $100
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card $20
  • Tips for crew / guide
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Plastic Bottled beverages
  • Personal Expenses