Galapagos: Sea Star Journey | 6 days
Explore the magnificent landscapes of the Galapagos Islands on this 6 day Galapagos cruise on board the M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey.
Start your journey with a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you can admire the giant Galapagos tortoises and find out more about the conservation initiatives. Sail in and around glistening bays to encounter the inquisitive locals such as playful sea lions, basking iguanas, frigate birds and green sea turtles. Visit sites not commonly experienced such as Tintoreras Islet where white tipped reef sharks are in abundance. On Isabela hike to the world's second widest volcanic rim and learn more about the geology of the land. Explore Elizabeth Bay by dinghy and keep an eye out for Galapagos penguins, different rays, pelicans and sea lions. Large groups of marine iguanas are found at Punta Espinoza, they are everywhere and blend in perfectly with the landscape. Walk along white and black sandy beaches and watch out for marine turtle nesting sites and sleepy sea lions. Finish your journey at Lobos Island and admire the majestic frigate birds and the blue footed boobies.
Your Galapagos cruise will be complemented by delicious cuisine and fine comfort on board the luxury small ship M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey. After returning from a snorkelling or a dinghy trip, you can soak in one of the two Jacuzzis or relax on the comfortable sun loungers. You will be well looked after by staff and knowledgeable naturalist guides.
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During your cruise you will have several opportunities to see Galapagos penguins. Especially on dinghy excursions at Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove.
Hike to the second widest crater in the world, the Sierra Negra volcano rim. From there you will have a fantastic view over the crater and lava fields.
"Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island is the best place to see hundreds of marine iguanas. Be careful not to trip over them as they blend in perfectly with the landscape". Pia, Team Viva