MT CAMILA 4D 3N GALAPAGOS

Day by Day

Day 1 – Saturday

AM: Arrival to San Cristobal Airport with transfer to M/T Camila
PM: San Cristobal – Lobos Island/Kicker Rock

Day 2 -Sunday

AM: San Cristobal – Pitt Point
PM: Witch Hill

Day 3 -Monday

AM: Española – Suarez Point
PM: Española – Gardner Bay / Osborn Islet

Day 4 -Tuesday

AM: Santa Cruz – Bachas Beach
PM: Transfer to Baltra Airport

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.

Just outside the doors a Guide will be 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/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.

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.

Day 2 - Sunday

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

PM: San Cristobal – Witch Hill

  • 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

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.

PM: Española – Gardner Bay / Osborn Islet

  • 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

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.

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 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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