Wednesday to Monday
DAY 1 Baltra airport, North Seymour
Our itinerary together begins straight from the airport of Baltra, where we'll sail to the island of North Seymour, a great introductory site to the islands and their wildlife. Watch blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, sea lions and marine iguanas amongst many others.
DAY 2 Punta Vicente Roca, Punta Espinoza
Sail around the seahorse-shaped Isabela Island to Punta Vicente Roca and then Punta Espinoza on Fernandina. Spend exploring the coastline in small panga boats, learning about the geology of Isabela island and spotting the many flightless cormorants that nest here. This is also a great spot for snorkelling, particularly when the Green Sea turtles come.
Later we head to Fernandina, the youngest of the Galapagos Islands. Large numbers of sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas and flightless cormorants are found here on the lava rocks.
DAY 3 Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
We continue our exploration of Isabela at the beautiful pirate bay of Tagus Cove, taking in the stunning views across the turquoise lake which fills the crater of the volcano here. This is followed by exploration in panga boats with optional water activities.
We then continue on to Urbina Bay, where the land rose sharply over 16 foot in 1954, leaving behind corals and shells from the stranded marine life, which can be studied by visitors. On the land we can see colourful iguanas and the occasional tortoise, whilst the crystal-clear waters are a great place to snorkel.
DAY 4 Charles Darwin Research Station, El Chato Tortoise Reserve
Sail back round to Santa Cruz to visit the world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station and the cooler highlands of Santa Cruz, to spot giant tortoises. You can then spend the afternoon enjoying a range of activities, including hiking, mountain biking and kayaking.
DAY 5 Post Office Bay & Baroness Cove, Punta Cormorant & Devil's Crown
The following day finds us on Floreana, exploring its human history and stunning wildlife. Post Office Bay is a bizarre, yet functioning concept whereby visitors and inhabitants traditionally leave letters and postcards for other guests to take and hand-deliver upon their return home, or on their further travels.
Explore the dazzling coastline of Floreana before a glass-bottom boat and panga trip to see the marine life around Champion Islet, one of the very best snorkelling opportunities in the Galapagos. This is followed by a walk to a lagoon at Cormorant Point where pintail ducks, herons and flamingos can be frequently seen. The visit is rounded off with a visit to a white sandy beach where sea turtles nest.
DAY 6 Baltra airport
Return to Baltra airport for your flight back to the mainland.