MC OCEAN SPRAY 4D 3N GALAPAGOS

Day by Day

Day 1 – Saturday

AM: Arrival to San Cristobal Airport with transfer to Ocean Spray
PM: San Cristobal – Lobos Island

Day 2 – Sunday

AM: San Cristobal – Pitt Point
PM: Witch Hill

Day 3 – Monday

AM: Floreana – Post Office Bay
PM: Floreana – Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown

Day 4 – Tuesday

AM: Santa Cruz – Black Turtle Cove
Transfer to Baltra Airport

Arrival / Departure

When arriving at 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.  

Just outside the doors will be your 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 to 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.  

Day 1 - Saturday

AM:  Arrival to San Cristobal Airport with transfer to M/C Ocean Spray

  • Welcome to the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/C Ocean Spray.  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.

PM: San Cristobal – Lobos Island/Kicker Rock

  • 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.
  • 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.

Day 2 - Sunday

AM: San Cristobal – Pitt Point

  • When arriving at Pitt Point, it will feel as if 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.

PM: San Cristobal – Witch Hill

  • Witch hill has awesome crevices and eroding rocks along the shoreline where you will first pass in panga.  Afterwards be prepared to visit a powdery white sand beach with teal and turquoise waters.
  • Activities: Panga ride, swimming, snorkel
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Landing: Wet landing

Possible Wildlife: sea lions, various shore birds, finches, mockingbirds, tropical fish, and different crabs from the Sally lightfoots.

Day 3 - Monday

AM: Floreana – Post Office Bay

  • Ask the Cruise Manager for one of our complimentary postcards to write a message and address it home.  Leave it in the barrel used before by pirates and sailors. While your there, see if there are any other postcards you can take home with you to send for fellow travelers who have already left their messages!
  • Activities: Post office barrel, relaxing on the beach, swimming or snorkeling
  • Difficulty:  Easy
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Possible Wildlife: frigatebirds, sea lions, sea turtles, various shorebirds and seabirds, marine life.
  • What to Bring: Bring your swimsuit and don’t forget your postcards.

PM: Floreana – Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown

  • Cormorant is an interesting visitor site. Two beaches can be visited here, just beyond the first beach is a saltwater lagoon with flamingos. One of the beaches look green because of the olivine crystals, and the other is appropriately called Flour Beach because of the powdery white sand, made from fine, pulverized coral. Watch your feet if wading in the water, stingrays love to hang out here as well.
  • Devil’s Crown boasts one of the finest snorkeling opportunities.  Below the surface are amazing volcanic structures that have submerged over time.  Hundreds of colorful fish species can be seen along the reef, along with sharks, rays, sea turtles, sea lions, and rays.  It’s a beautiful underwater spectacle that cannot be missed.
  • Activities: Snorkeling and hiking
  • Difficulty: Snorkeling – Moderate to difficult / Hike – easy
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Possible Wildlife: frigatebirds, sea lions, sea turtles, galapagos sharks, white-tipped sharks, tropical fish, various shorebirds and seabirds, varied marine life.

What to Bring: If you have an underwater camera, Devil’s Crown is one of the best places to bring it while snorkeling.

Day 4 - Tuesday

AM: Santa Cruz – Black Turtle Cove

  • Black Turtle Cove is located on the north side of Santa Cruz Island. This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides a natural protection for a variety of marine life, attracting the vulnerable juveniles of many species. Below the surface of the water, you can see both black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, golden cow-nose rays, and spotted eagle rays. Pelicans and blue-footed oobies hunt here, diving gracefully into the water.
  • Activities: Panga ride
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Landing: No Landing
  • Possible Wildlife: White-tipped sharks, rays, sea turtles, sea lions and various shorebirds.

Transfer to Airport

  • The only visit you will have on this day is to Black Turtle Cove.  Afterwards, you will have time to gather your belongings and then the guide and cruise manager will thank you for your time with us. 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 our control, guide experience and safety concerns.

Experiences

Facilities, flora, fauna, activities

Interpretations and definitions

These types of landings mean that you will have to step out of the panga by the shore onto a beach or another type of wet surface. Guides will give instructions on how to disembark safely and whether your footwear should be removed or not. Once ashore, guides will provide special towels in order to dry off before putting on your footwear.

On dry landings guests will disembark the pangas onto a dry surface. This could be a man made dock or boat landing. On these types of landings it is not necessary to remove your footwear.

If there is no landing, you will either do the excursion via panga ride or enter the water for a snorkeling activity straight from the panga.

This is the small boat or zodiac used in order to transport guests to and from the boat to visitor sites and ports.

These are merely suggestions by experts on items that can help you enhance your visit to create a more enjoyable experience.

We cannot guarantee a 100% chance of observing the wildlife listed in these sections. It is based on guide knowledge and what has been seen before. The animals in the Galapagos Islands are wild and come and go as they please. You may even see wildlife that is not listed.

Activities rated easy means no great efforts are required and the excursion will be very easy going.

These activities may require some effort on your behalf, depending on your physical conditions but nothing extreme or intense.

Activities categorized as difficult will include more intense hikes or uneven terrain. Examples may be climbing over small/medium sized boulders, walking uneven or slippery surfaces. Breaks may be needed, make sure to tell your guide if you need assistance. One should be in good overall health and physical conditions. Nevertheless, guides will always keep the pace of the slowest person and will be aware of the entire groups physical abilities in order for everyone to enjoy the activity.

Please take into consideration that each visitor site is allowed specific activities authorized by the Galapagos National Park Authorities. Your guide will explain the different activities available at each site and may even give provide two different options.

The use of Jacuzzi is subject to weather conditions, itinerary and the sea conditions. Please talk to the Cruise Manager if you are interested in using the Jacuzzi during your stay on any vessel.

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