During the fifth and sixth day of your cruise, you will surrender yourself to the marvels and mysteries of the Islands you will fell as though you are part of the scenery and not just some one ”looking in”. By now you have seen animals and scenery that can only be described as “breathtaking”. But it’s not over yet you still have a couple more days to take in this amazing environment. So just sit back and relax as the Journey I glides you to your next visit site.
SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND – INTERPRETATION CENTER & TIJERETAS HILL
AM. Built with the cooperation of the Spanish Science Centre, the interpretation centre gives a very good introduction to the Galapagos islands; its marine and land life and fauna and flora. It is located in the outskirts of the small city of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, (the capital of the Galapagos Province). The trip to Tijeretas Hill takes approximately 20-40 minutes. Once there, visitors are treated to a spectacular view of the white beaches on one side and the roofs of Puerto Baquerizo on the other. The hill is named after the Frigate birds who frequent the area. Here you will be able to see both the Magnificent Frigate birds and Great Frigate birds in the same colony so this is the perfect place to compare and learn to distinguish them.
ISLA LOBOS – SEA LION ISLET
PM. This small islet, located only an hour by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, is separated from the main Island by a narrow stretch of calm water. Upon its rocky shores blue-footed boobies nest and sea lions rest. The atmosphere is one of tranquillity and primitive beauty and reveals a very typical Galapagos environment.
ESPAÑOLA ISLAND – GARDNER BAY – PUNTA SUAREZ
AM. Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay is an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming and observing sea lions. Here we will also have the opportunity to observe sharks in the crystal-clear ocean waters.
PM. This rocky land-point sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galápagos. Along its southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea allowing the visitor spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow hole, a lava tube where water can spout up to 75 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf.