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OceanSpray – Galapagos

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Al llegar al aeropuerto de Galápagos, primero debe pasar por la entrada del Parque Nacional Galápagos y luego al reclamo de equipaje. Continuando por el aeropuerto con su equipaje, escaneará sus pertenencias una vez más y finalmente pasará.  

 

Justo afuera de las puertas estará su Guía de Cruceros Haugan esperando con una señal para saludarlo. Una vez que todos los que abordarán estén juntos, el guía acompañará a todos a la embarcación para que sean recibidos por la tripulación y el gerente de cruceros.

Interpretaciones y definiciones de OceanSpray – Galapagos

Al final de su crucero, su guía lo transferirá a usted y al resto del grupo al aeropuerto especificado en el itinerario con asistencia en el área de check-in.  

 

Nota especial: El siguiente itinerario incluye todos los detalles necesarios sobre las actividades de cada día. Si tiene más preguntas, comuníquese con su gerente de cuenta o agente de viajes.  

Si deseas realizar otro tour, no olvides revisar nuestra lista de ofertas

 

Sábado - Día 1

AM: Llegada al aeropuerto de Baltra con traslado a M / C Ocean Spray

 

Bienvenido a las Islas Galápagos a bordo del M / C Ocean Spray. El guía y la tripulación lo saludarán y le mostrarán su alojamiento a su llegada. Posteriormente, el guía y el gerente del crucero realizarán una breve sesión informativa sobre todos los protocolos de seguridad y emergencia, las diferentes áreas de la embarcación y la rutina normal del itinerario.

Itineraries

Day 2

Sunday

Sunday - Day 2 AM: Isabela - Vicente Roca Point Vicente Roca Point has outstanding geological formations and is a great place to see various bird species. Because this visitor site is located on the western area of the island, the Cromwell Current provides cold water that carries many nutrients for both land and aquatic species, offering the chance to see amazing feeding frenzies. Activities: Panga ride, snorkeling Difficulty: Easy / Moderate Landing: No landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, blue-footed boobies, nazca boobies, fur seals, whales, sea turtles, various tropical fish, sally lightfoot crabs and other marine species. As one of the most pristine islands in the archipelago, Fernandina has never had a foreign species invade. It is also the most active island and farthest west. Espinosa point is the only visitor site on the entire island. Here you can see marine iguanas, Galapagos hawks and enjoy a hike and/or snorkeling activity at one of the most natural, unspoiled sites in the entire world. Activities: Hiking, snorkeling Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Landing: Dry landing - may be slippery Possible Wildlife: Flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, land iguanas, penguins, sea lions, various shorebirds, Galapagos Hawks, various tropical fish, sally lightfoot crabs, sea turtles.

Day 3

Monday

Monday - Day 3 AM: Isabela - Tagus Cove If you like historic remnants, then you will enjoy finding what was left behind by pirates and sailors in the 1800s. This site was one of their preferred pit stops while traveling the seas. The hike here will provide incredible views of the cove and on the other side the mangrove forest where the last 35 pairs of Mangrove finches thrive. Activities: Hike, snorkeling and panga ride Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Landing: Dry Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, sally lightfoot crabs, mangrove finches. What to Bring: Walking sticks and sturdy footwear for the hike, camera is a must! Millions of years ago, Urbina Bay was once laying on the ocean floor. Volcanic uplifts caused it to rise and now it is occupied by sea lions, land iguanas and flightless cormorants. It is a great place to enjoy some free time on the beach or the guide may suggest a hike. Activities: Hike, snorkeling and panga ride Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Landing: Wet Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, sea turtles, land iguanas, Galapagos Hawk, sally lightfoot crabs, Galapagos tortoise.

Day 4

Tuesday

Tuesday - Day 4 AM: Isabela - Elizabeth Bay This visitor site is visited by panga only as the park authorities have no authorized landing in order to protect the island. While in the panga you can appreciate a large abundance of marine life that can be seen in the clear waters. It is great for snorkeling. Activities: Panga ride Difficulty: Easy Landing: No Landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, frigate birds, sea turtles, various shorebirds, flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, pelicans, sally lightfoot crabs, tropical fish and marine life such as galapagos sharks. The beautiful rocky shores of Moreno Point offers a plethora of birds to be seen. It is truly a birders delight. The main attraction are the coast lagoons where white tipped sharks can be seen and the panoramic views of Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul volcanoes cannot be missed. Activities: Hike, snorkeling and panga ride Difficulty: Moderate Landing: Wet Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, great blue herons, various shorebirds, flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, sally lightfoot crabs, sea turtles, land iguanas, Galápagos Hawk, Galapagos tortoise.

Day 5

Wednesday

Wednesday - Day 5 AM: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Research Station The Charles Darwin Research Station is one of the Galapagos Island’s most important sites for visitors. It is a research facility that has an extensive collection of Galapagos plant life specimens carefully preserved and also acts as a biological research station and active breeding center operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation. Their biggest conservation efforts are to one day eliminate all invasive and non-native plants and animals destroying endemic species within the islands. Activities: Visit to the research station Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Landing: Dry Possible Wildlife: Galapagos tortoises in captivation and various stages of tortoises. 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 hardened 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 Possible Wildlife: Galapagos tortoises, finches, mockingbirds, lava lizards, pintail ducks, other shorebirds.

Day 6

Thursday

Thursday - Day 6 AM: South Plaza Island South Plaza is one of the smallest islands with a visitor site, but is home to an incredible amount of diverse flora and fauna. It has a large population of Sesuvium plants like the prickly pear cactus tree that is an important source of food for the land iguana. Just a few years ago mice were finally eradicated from the island, helping the population of land iguanas grow healthily once more. The amazing colors of the turquoise waters against the black lava create a setting for amazing photography opportunities. Activities: Hike Difficulty: Moderate Landing: Dry Possible Wildlife: frigatebirds, sally lightfoot crabs, sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, various shorebirds and seabirds. What to Bring: Sturdy footwear for hiking and walking sticks. Santa Fe is home to the endemic Santa Fe iguana. The island was created by a volcanic uplift that now hosts a forest of Opuntia and Palo Santo trees. It is a picturesque island with two different trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint and the other leading to a small beach. Giant tortoises were once native here but went extinct after pirates and sailors took them aboard as a source of food. Activities: Hike Difficulty: Moderate Landing: Dry Possible Wildlife: Santa Fe land iguanas, frigatebirds, sally lightfoot crabs, sea lions, finches, various shorebirds. What to Bring: Sturdy footwear for hiking and walking sticks.

Day 7

Friday

Friday - Day 7 AM: Española - Suarez Point This is a phenomenal site where you will get to see many of Española Island's endemic species. The trail will pass by the only Waved Albatross breeding site in all of Galapagos. If you are lucky you might see a young albatross take off for its first flight for up to five years at sea. Older birds stay at sea for months at a time, only coming back to breed. They have the same mate for life and will meet each other each year, only here to reproduce. Other species that can be seen are marine iguanas that stay brightly colored year round, Galapagos doves, Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic birds, and Darwin finches. Activities: Hike Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Landing: Dry Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, marine iguanas, Galapagos hawk, waved albatross, red-billed tropic birds, various shorebirds, nazca boobies, swallow tailed gulls, finches and sally lightfoot crabs. What to Bring: Sturdy hiking shoes and walking sticks to aid on uneven terrain. PM: Española - Gardner Bay / Osborn Islet This white sandy beach is home to a large colony of sea lions and incredibly blue and turquoise waters. Three different finches can be seen, as well as the Española mockingbird. 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 8

Saturday

Saturday - Day 8 AM: San Cristobal - Interpretation Center and Galapaguera The Interpretation Center has been open to the public since 1998, offering extensive knowledge about the history of Galapagos. San Cristobal is also the island where Charles Darwin first landed on. It is now home to the capital of Galapagos and houses many government offices, as well as part of the Ecuadorian Navy. Giant tortoises are bred at the Galapaguera and roam in a semi-natural habitat created by the center. Activities: Introduction and walk in center Difficulty: Easy Landing: Dry Landing Possible Wildlife: Giant tortoises in various stages of their life. Transfer to Airport The only visit you will have on this day is to the Interpretation Center. Afterwards, you will have time to gather your belongings and then the guide and cruise manager will thank you for your time with Haugan Cruises. Then, you will be transferred to the airport and your cruise will come to an end. 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