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Galapagos Elite

The Elite, the islands’ newest yacht, arrives on the clear seas of the Galapagos Islands to redefine luxury, comfort, and style!

The Galapagos Elite was created to navigate the enchanted islands’ sapphire waters. It is a sleek, twin-hulled catamaran that offers passengers a smooth, safe ride without the rocking and swaying typical of the older, single-hulled yachts that predominated the island cruise sector for decades.

The Elite’s design offers excellent stability and more room for everything on board, including a panoramic social interior, outdoor areas, and panoramic suites. All ages can enjoy the spacious, partially covered sky deck, the outdoor dining area, and the inviting bar salon.

After a day of visiting the islands, the Galapagos Elite’s suites are the ideal location to unwind and rejuvenate. They are all roomy, cozy, and well-appointed. Each suite offers a private outdoor terrace, a bathroom, and an ocean view.

In contrast to the earlier yachts’ bulky, circular porthole windows, the Elite’s enormous windows with panoramic vistas are a signature element of each suite. Consider them more as a wall of tempered glass with a door leading to your balcony than windows, if that makes any sense. A distinct and breathtaking Galapagos seascape will be present every morning and every afternoon!

Technical Specifications 

  • Category: Luxury
  • Operating as of June 2019
  • Length & Beam: 123.03 ft x 42.29 ft
  • Draft to Baseline: 6.23 ft
  • Max number of guests: 16
  • Crew: 10 + 1 Service Officer + 1 Naturalist
  • Propulsion: 2 x Marine Generator Drive Engines – 550 HP each
  • Suite Sizes (Including balconies): 398 ft2
  • Suites Locations: 4 on the Main Deck + 4 on the Upper Deck + 1 Single on the Upper Deck
  • Single Cabin Size: 204.5 ft2
  • Electricity 110 V and 220 V
  • Charter Includes: Hotel Overnights and Airport Transfers in Quito or Guayaquil cities.
  • Extensions to the Amazon and Machu Picchu are available

The ship’s size allowed our whole party to disembark at all sites together, which made a big difference!

Charles C. – CO

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Ship Description

On board the Elite, the eight Panoramic Suites are airy and comfortable. Four are on the main deck, and the rest are on the top deck. 

Each suite has a balcony, personalized marine air conditioning control, and panoramic views of the islands, thanks to their floor-to-ceiling/wall-to-wall windows.

Each suite can be set with a matrimonial king-size bed or two separate twin beds, and they also include a desk, a small seating area, a closet, a sofa bed, and a private bathroom with hot running water.

The Elite’s main deck, at its front, has a briefing area for lectures and briefings. It offers plenty of information about traveling through the Galapagos Islands through movies, books, and personal advice.

While cruising, travelers can enjoy delectable cuisine while taking in panoramic views of the islands from the panoramic interior passenger lounge and dining room.

Passengers may board and exit the catamaran from two platforms, making access to the vessel incredibly simple.

Our upper deck is accessible to passengers through inside stairs. There are four suites, a sun deck, and a private gathering place where guests can unwind and watch wildlife. A single cabin with a balcony is also available on the Elite.

The Elite’s top levels are also accessible to passengers via our outdoor stairs.

The Endemic has an outdoor dining space, bar, outdoor passenger lounge, jacuzzi, sun chair, and seating area on the Sky Deck.

While admiring the islands, excellent drinks are served on an open-shaded deck.

Deck Plans

Food & Drinks

Breakfast and lunch are provided buffet-style on board the Elite, and dinner will be based on a delectable menu and buffet, depending on the food specialist’s choices.

The passengers’ choice will be prepared for supper by our top-notch cruise service officer.

Any kind of special dietary needs must be communicated in advance to New Paths Expeditions.

Based on our guests’ nutritional needs, tastes, and traditions, we are adaptable and willing to produce unique and always delectable meals for them.

Itineraries & Activities

Itinerary 7 Nights, A

Day 1
AM: Arrive at San Cristobal airport

Upon Arrival, an NPE representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your vessel.

PM: El Junco Lagoon

In the afternoon, you will start a short hike to reach the rim of the El Junco Lagoon, a spectacular crater lake situated in the mountains of San Cristobal island, and climb the rocky road surrounded by lush vegetation and wildlife. The island is beautifully viewed from here, and you can frequently see frigate birds diving into the clear water below to take a bath.

Day 2
AM: North Seymour

In the morning, visit North Seymour, a little island named after Lord Hugh Seymour, who received the island as a gift from a senior British Royal Navy officer. There, you will see a wide range of birds, such as blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and a sizable population of frigate birds while strolling amid the low, thick foliage. Keep an eye out for the magnificent, brilliant crimson chests the male frigates utilize to entice a mate.

PM: Santa Cruz Dragon Hill

In the afternoon, visit Dragon Hill. Galapagos land iguanas have established a sizable population here. You will undoubtedly come across some amazing creatures that resemble small dragons as you travel along the rocky shoreline and through the forests of cacti and Palo Santo trees. The coral draws much colorful fish close to the coast during high tide, making this a great place to snorkel.

Day 3
AM: Tintoreras / Sierra Negra Volcano

After breakfast, you will head to Las Tintoreras chain of islets, distinguished by their dark lava deposits, which have produced a special home for diverse fauna. As a result, it is an excellent location for water sports like panga rides, snorkeling, kayaking, or paddle boarding. Visitors are frequently treated to up-close encounters with turtles, sharks, penguins, and sea lions.

The Sierra Negra contains the second-largest caldera in the world and is one of the Galapagos Islands’ most active volcanoes. Guava tree forests may be found on your ascent to the caldera’s summit, and on a clear day, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the island’s other five volcanoes.

PM: Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center / Isabela Wetlands

We will visit the most important giant tortoise breeding center in the Galapagos at noon.

To increase the population of these amazing creatures, two species of giant tortoises are raised at the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, which is crucial to safeguarding the future of the Galapagos. You may also take in the lovely gardens, which boast a wide variety of local flora, while you go about the center.

You can also go for a stroll in the Isabela wetlands, a collection of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves that have become a haven for migratory birds like stilts and flamingos outside of Puerto Villamil.

Day 4
AM: Isabela / Moreno Point

After breakfast, we will visit Moreno Point, located west of Isabela Island. At first, glance appears to be a barren lava flow. However, a trip along one of the trails soon exposes an abundance of gorgeous green lagoons and mangroves, making it an excellent location to watch penguins, blue herons, and flamingos.

White-tip sharks and green sea turtles can also be seen while snorkeling or taking a panga ride along the rocky shore.

PM: Isabela Island  Urbina Bay

In the afternoon, we will visit the Urbina Bay, located at the foot of the Alcedo Volcano and is the result of a major volcanic uplift that took place in 1954 and resulted in 6km of the coral reef being lifted out of the ocean. Walking along this new shore, you can observe the corals and remains of marine life stranded due to this event. However, it is now home to giant land iguanas and giant tortoises, and it is often an excellent spot to see Galapagos hawks and flightless cormorants. It is also ideal for snorkeling as turtles, rays, and tropical fish frequent the coastline.

Day 5
AM: Fernandina / Espinosa Point

In the morning and after breakfast, we will visit Fernandina Island, the youngest island in the Galapagos, where we will explore the Espinosa point, a place of natural beauty. There, you will observe marine iguanas feeding underwater by snorkeling and swimming.

At the Espinosa point, you can frequently find a lot of colorful Sally Lightfoot crabs in great numbers on the rocks. Walking pathways on land allow you to see the intriguing mangrove plants, lava cactus, and spectacular black lava rocks where marine iguanas like to sunbathe.

PM: Isabela / Vicente Roca Point

You will visit Vicente Rica Point in the afternoon and after lunch. The Vicente Roca Point, which is reachable by panga and is located on Isabela island’s northwestern shore, is a stunning big bay with two coves that serve as nesting locations for blue-footed and Nazca boobies, gulls, storm petrels, and Brown Noddy Terns.

The cooler waters here provide plenty of food for marine life, and it’s usual to observe groups of whales, dolphins, sea lions, and marine birds feeding themselves while snorkeling.

Day 6
AM: Rabida

After breakfast, you will head to Rabida Island. This beautiful island is known for its dark red sand beach, framed by cliffs and steep volcanic slopes covered in Palo Santo trees and unique cacti. Blue-footed and Nazca boobies can be seen on a panga ride around the coastline, while water sports like snorkeling, kayaking, or paddle boarding are excellent for observing white-tipped sharks and rays.

Rabida hosts sea lion colonies on its beaches, and on land, we can find Mockingbirds, yellow warblers, and all nine Darwin finches, making this island a must in your voyage to Galapagos.

PM: Bartholomew Island

In the afternoon, you will visit Bartholomew island. Pinnacle Rock, a massive volcanic cone, is the most well-known feature of the islet Bartholomew Island, which is part of Sullivan Bay. Spectacular views of Pinnacle Rock and the surrounding lava flows may be seen from a viewpoint at the island’s summit, which is reached by a hiking trek.

While snorkeling, it’s possible to see reef sharks, penguins, spotted eagle rays, and green sea turtles along the northern beach.

Day 7
AM: Kicker Rock / Witch Hill

You will visit Kicker Rock in the morning. An iconic feature of the Galapagos, Kicker Rock, was created over time by the erosion of the volcano’s extinct cone. Additionally, when the ship navigates around the rock formation, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and sea lions are frequently perched on the ledges above. This provides an excellent sight for taking beautiful images.

You will proceed to Witch Hill after seeing Kicker Rock. Witch Hill has a beautiful white sand beach reachable by panga and offers a great vantage point for visiting Kicker Rock in the island’s south. The hill is an eroded tuff cone, and the calm waters at its base make for an excellent snorkeling location.

Meanwhile, there are opportunities to see various coastal birds, finches, and mockingbirds on a walk along the beach or on one of the inland routes.

PM: Giant Tortoises’ Reserve, off San Cristobal

The largest hike on San Cristobal is the Giant Tortoise Reserve, which you will visit after lunch. The route is around 5 kilometers long and may be pretty warm.

This is a great location to see giant tortoises in their natural environment. Six thousand gigantic tortoises live at San Cristobal; hundreds of them can be spotted alongside other endemic species like lava lizards and mockingbirds on a good day.

The opportunity to see sea turtles and tintoreras (white-tipped reef sharks) makes snorkeling a fantastic activity and a great chance to see Sea turtles nest on the sand.

Day 8
AM: San Cristobal Interpretation Center

The interpretation center gives a broad picture of the island’s intriguing past. The three main areas of emphasis—natural history, human history, and conservation for the future—are covered in various expositions.

Afterward, get transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Itinerary 7 Nights, B

Day 1
AM: Arrival at San Cristobal Airport

Upon Arrival, an NPE representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your vessel.

PM: David Rodriguez Breeding Center

The history and evolution of the giant tortoise are explained during a tour of the David Rodriguez Breeding Center, which also illustrates why preserving these fantastic animals’ future is so important.

Baby tortoises are being raised in semi-natural settings on the reserve’s trails. This is a beautiful example of the locals’ dedication to protecting the biodiversity that makes the Galapagos Islands unique.

Day 2
AM: Española / Suarez Point

Suarez Point is teeming with wildlife, and the circular walking track is the greatest way to explore it. During this enjoyable stroll, you will pass vast Nazca colonies, blue-footed, and mockingbird nests. Along with the red and green marine iguanas, Espaola Island is home to the stunning waved albatross, which may be seen majestically flinging itself out across the ocean from the cliffs.

A geological highlight is a group of blow holes that may discharge water 25 meters into the air and make for amazing pictures.

PM: Gardner Bay, Gardner, and Osborn Islet

While kayaking or paddle boarding is an excellent opportunity to watch the numerous waved albatross that utilize this beach as a nesting site, Gardner Bay’s immaculate white sand beach is lined with sea lions. It makes for the ideal place to unwind.

You may snorkel with baby sea lions and a variety of colorful tropical fish and corals in the Gardner and Osborn Islets, which are easily accessible by panga.

Day 3
Floreana – Cormorant Ponit / Champion Islet

Two distinct beaches can be found at Cormorant Point: one with pristine white sand (often referred to as «Flour Beach») made from crushed coral, and the other with green-tinted sand because of the high concentration of olivine crystals.

One of the greatest populations of Galapagos flamingos and other shorebirds like stilts, white-cheeked pintails, and large-billed flycatchers frequent the saltwater lagoon, making it a must-see.

A panga ride offers an excellent option for snorkeling to Champion Islet, an extinct shield volcano renowned for having a large variety of fish.

PM: Post Office Bay / The Baroness’ Lookout

An artificial location called Post Office Bay provides information about a fascinating mailing custom that was started by British whalers in the 18th century and is still used today. You may go kayaking or snorkeling on this beach and enter a lava tube and stroll through it.

Afterward, take a panga ride to the Baroness’ Lookout. This volcanic rock structure is named for an Australian baroness who visited the island in the 1930s and is thought to have vanished without a trace. A short route takes you to a fantastic vantage point with expansive views of the mangroves and shores nearby.

Day 4
AM: Baltra / Mosquera Islet

Between Baltra and North Seymour islands is the small, sandy Mosquera islet. The stunning surroundings can be explored on foot without restriction due to the lack of a set track. Here, you will come across many sea lions, shorebirds, and the spectacular Sally Lightfoot crabs that cling to the black rocks.

It’s a great place for snorkeling and spotting various marine life, including sharks, turtles, and rays, thanks to the abundance of coral reefs.

PM: Charles Darwin Research Station

The Charles Darwin Research Station offers a fantastic opportunity to learn about the crucial work to protect the archipelago’s ecosystems.

This includes a significant breeding operation for Galapagos tortoises, whose population has been declining since the 1970s.

Bring your camera along for some up-close shots of these fascinating big reptiles because they are very accustomed to people.

Day 5
AM: Genovesa – Prince Philip’s Steps / El Barranco

A steep staircase called El Barranco, also known as Prince Philip’s Steps, will take you past a Nazca and red-footed booby colony and up to a plateau of dried lava. Visitors are frequently treated to sights of storm petrels launching out over the ocean as they continue through the sparse Palo Santo forest and look out over the plain.

You have a decent chance of spotting the rare Galapagos fur seals snuggled on the rocks by taking a panga ride or kayaking or paddleboarding along the edge of the cliffs and snorkeling is a terrific activity if you want to go swimming with different kinds of sharks.

PM: Genovesa – Darwin Bay

A tiny stretch of sand and coral beach in Darwin Bay is ideal for snorkeling, kayaking, or paddle boarding in quiet, protected waters with hammerhead sharks, rays, and an abundance of colorful reef species. The Nazca and red-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and other land bird species can be found in the mangroves and tidal lagoon along the shore.

The walk ends at a viewpoint with an incredible view of the cliffs and the bay below.

Day 6
AM: Santiago – Espumilla Beach / Buccaneer Cove

Espumilla, which translates to «meringue,» refers to the surreal trail of foam that the waves leave as they lap this lovely white sand beach. The vividly colored Sally Lightfoot crabs that are abundant here draw pelicans, hawks, and other raptors like herons and eagles. This serene location on Santiago Island’s northern coast offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance for snorkeling and swimming among various aquatic life, including octopi, eels, and sharks.

Over the years, pirates, buccaneers, and whalers have frequented Buccaneer Cove. Today, it is an essential location for turtle nesting and is well-liked by sea lions, sting rays, and turtles. An amazing location for snorkeling and enjoying the views of its majestic rock formations.

PM: Santiago – Egas Port

James Bay, also known as Egas port, is the habitat of quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards. There are tide pools and caves filled with various marine animals. Egas Port is One of the top snorkeling locations in the Galapagos by far.

Day 7
AM: Santa Cruz – Bachas Beach

You will visit Kicker Rock in the morning. An iconic feature of the Galapagos, Kicker Rock, was created over time by the erosion of the volcano’s extinct cone. Additionally, when the ship navigates around the rock formation, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and sea lions are frequently perched on the ledges above. This provides an excellent sight for taking beautiful images.

You will proceed to Witch Hill after seeing Kicker Rock. Witch Hill has a beautiful white sand beach reachable by panga and offers a great vantage point for visiting Kicker Rock in the island’s south. The hill is an eroded tuff cone, and the calm waters at its base make for an excellent snorkeling location.

Meanwhile, there are opportunities to see various coastal birds, finches, and mockingbirds on a walk along the beach or on one of the inland routes.

The largest hike on San Cristobal is the Giant Tortoise Reserve, which you will visit after lunch. The route is around 5 kilometers long and may be pretty warm.

This is a great location to see giant tortoises in their natural environment. Six thousand gigantic tortoises live at San Cristobal; hundreds of them can be spotted alongside other endemic species like lava lizards and mockingbirds on a good day.

The opportunity to see sea turtles and tintoreras (white-tipped reef sharks) makes snorkeling a fantastic activity and a great chance to see Sea turtles nest on the sand.

PM: Twin craters and the Highlands of Santa Cruz

The remains of a rusty boat assumed to have been abandoned by the Americans during World War I, may be seen on Bachas Beach, a gorgeous white sand beach. If you go snorkeling there, you might share the water with these magnificent animals because it is a favorite turtle breeding location.

Sally Lightfoot, hermit crabs, and stunning pink flamingos that visit the saline water lagoon behind are also abundant on the beach.

Day 8
AM: Lobos Island, off San Cristobal

Lobos Island, which can be reached by panga, is named for the sea lion herds that have settled there.

It is a rare opportunity to witness these curious and lively animals up close while snorkeling in the quiet, clear water, and it is typical to be joined by green turtles and rays as well.

There is a route inland where you can expect to see frigates and blue-footed boobies’ nesting locations.

Transfer to San Cristobal Airport for your flight back home.

Itinerary 3 Nights, C

Day 1
AM: Arrival at San Cristobal Airport

Upon Arrival, an NPE representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your vessel.

PM: David Rodriguez Breeding Center

The history and evolution of the giant tortoise are explained during a tour of the David Rodriguez Breeding Center, which also illustrates why preserving these fantastic animals’ future is so important.

Baby tortoises are being raised in semi-natural settings on the reserve’s trails. This is a beautiful example of the locals’ dedication to protecting the biodiversity that makes the Galapagos Islands unique.

Day 2
AM: Española / Suarez Point

Suarez Point is teeming with wildlife, and the circular walking track is the greatest way to explore it. During this enjoyable stroll, you will pass vast Nazca colonies, blue-footed, and mockingbird nests. Along with the red and green marine iguanas, Espaola Island is home to the stunning waved albatross, which may be seen majestically flinging itself out across the ocean from the cliffs.

A geological highlight is a group of blow holes that may discharge water 25 meters into the air and make for amazing pictures.

PM: Gardner Bay, Gardner, and Osborn Islet

While kayaking or paddle boarding is an excellent opportunity to watch the numerous waved albatross that utilize this beach as a nesting site, Gardner Bay’s immaculate white sand beach is lined with sea lions. It makes for the ideal place to unwind.

You may snorkel with baby sea lions and a variety of colorful tropical fish and corals in the Gardner and Osborn Islets, which are easily accessible by panga.

Day 3
Floreana – Cormorant Ponit / Champion Islet

Two distinct beaches can be found at Cormorant Point: one with pristine white sand (often referred to as «Flour Beach») made from crushed coral, and the other with green-tinted sand because of the high concentration of olivine crystals.

One of the greatest populations of Galapagos flamingos and other shorebirds like stilts, white-cheeked pintails, and large-billed flycatchers frequent the saltwater lagoon, making it a must-see.

A panga ride offers an excellent option for snorkeling to Champion Islet, an extinct shield volcano renowned for having a large variety of fish.

PM: Post Office Bay / The Baroness’ Lookout

An artificial location called Post Office Bay provides information about a fascinating mailing custom that was started by British whalers in the 18th century and is still used today. You may go kayaking or snorkeling on this beach and enter a lava tube and stroll through it.

Afterward, take a panga ride to the Baroness’ Lookout. This volcanic rock structure is named for an Australian baroness who visited the island in the 1930s and is thought to have vanished without a trace. A short route takes you to a fantastic vantage point with expansive views of the mangroves and shores nearby.

Day 4
AM: Baltra / Mosquera Islet

Between Baltra and North Seymour islands is the small, sandy Mosquera islet. The stunning surroundings can be explored on foot without restriction due to the lack of a set track. Here, you will come across many sea lions, shorebirds, and the spectacular Sally Lightfoot crabs that cling to the black rocks.

It’s a great place for snorkeling and spotting various marine life, including sharks, turtles, and rays, thanks to the abundance of coral reefs.

PM: Transfer to Baltra Airport for your flight back home.

Itinerary 4 Nights, D

Day 1
AM: Arrival at Baltra Island Airport

Upon Arrival, an NPE representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your vessel.

PM: David Rodriguez Breeding Center

The history and evolution of the giant tortoise are explained during a tour of the David Rodriguez Breeding Center, which also illustrates why preserving these fantastic animals’ future is so important.

Baby tortoises are being raised in semi-natural settings on the reserve’s trails. This is a beautiful example of the locals’ dedication to protecting the biodiversity that makes the Galapagos Islands unique.

Day 2
AM: Genovesa – Prince Philip’s Steps / El Barranco

A steep staircase called El Barranco, also known as Prince Philip’s Steps, will take you past a Nazca and red-footed booby colony and up to a plateau of dried lava. Visitors are frequently treated to sights of storm petrels launching out over the ocean as they continue through the sparse Palo Santo forest and look out over the plain.

You have a decent chance of spotting the rare Galapagos fur seals snuggled on the rocks by taking a panga ride or kayaking or paddleboarding along the edge of the cliffs and snorkeling is a terrific activity if you want to go swimming with different kinds of sharks.

PM: Genovesa – Darwin Bay

A tiny stretch of sand and coral beach in Darwin Bay is ideal for snorkeling, kayaking, or paddle boarding in quiet, protected waters with hammerhead sharks, rays, and an abundance of colorful reef species. The Nazca and red-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and other land bird species can be found in the mangroves and tidal lagoon along the shore.

The walk ends at a viewpoint with an incredible view of the cliffs and the bay below.

Day 3
AM: Santiago – Espumilla Beach / Buccaneer Cove

Espumilla, which translates to «meringue,» refers to the surreal trail of foam that the waves leave as they lap this lovely white sand beach. The vividly colored Sally Lightfoot crabs that are abundant here draw pelicans, hawks, and other raptors like herons and eagles. This serene location on Santiago Island’s northern coast offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance for snorkeling and swimming among various aquatic life, including octopi, eels, and sharks.

Over the years, pirates, buccaneers, and whalers have frequented Buccaneer Cove. Today, it is an essential location for turtle nesting and is well-liked by sea lions, sting rays, and turtles. An amazing location for snorkeling and enjoying the views of its majestic rock formations.

PM: Santiago – Egas Port

James Bay, also known as Egas port, is the habitat of quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards. There are tide pools and caves filled with various marine animals. Egas Port is One of the top snorkeling locations in the Galapagos by far.

Day 4
AM: Santa Cruz – Bachas Beach

You will visit Kicker Rock in the morning. An iconic feature of the Galapagos, Kicker Rock, was created over time by the erosion of the volcano’s extinct cone. Additionally, when the ship navigates around the rock formation, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and sea lions are frequently perched on the ledges above. This provides an excellent sight for taking beautiful images.

You will proceed to Witch Hill after seeing Kicker Rock. Witch Hill has a beautiful white sand beach reachable by panga and offers a great vantage point for visiting Kicker Rock in the island’s south. The hill is an eroded tuff cone, and the calm waters at its base make for an excellent snorkeling location.

Meanwhile, there are opportunities to see various coastal birds, finches, and mockingbirds on a walk along the beach or on one of the inland routes.

The largest hike on San Cristobal is the Giant Tortoise Reserve, which you will visit after lunch. The route is around 5 kilometers long and may be pretty warm.

This is a great location to see giant tortoises in their natural environment. Six thousand gigantic tortoises live at San Cristobal; hundreds of them can be spotted alongside other endemic species like lava lizards and mockingbirds on a good day.

The opportunity to see sea turtles and tintoreras (white-tipped reef sharks) makes snorkeling a fantastic activity and a great chance to see Sea turtles nest on the sand.

PM: Twin craters and the Highlands of Santa Cruz

The remains of a rusty boat assumed to have been abandoned by the Americans during World War I, may be seen on Bachas Beach, a gorgeous white sand beach. If you go snorkeling there, you might share the water with these magnificent animals because it is a favorite turtle breeding location.

Sally Lightfoot, hermit crabs, and stunning pink flamingos that visit the saline water lagoon behind are also abundant on the beach.

Day 5
AM: Lobos Island, off San Cristobal

Lobos Island, which can be reached by panga, is named for the sea lion herds that have settled there.

It is a rare opportunity to witness these curious and lively animals up close while snorkeling in the quiet, clear water, and it is typical to be joined by green turtles and rays as well.

There is a route inland where you can expect to see frigates and blue-footed boobies’ nesting locations.

Transfer to San Cristobal Airport for your flight back home.

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