AQUA NATURALIST ROUTE B4

Itinerary B4 / 4D – 3N / Naturalist

Our 4-day itinerary aboard the M/Y Aqua invites you to explore the incredible seabird colonies of North Seymour. The fun doesn’t end there- visit the truly magical Galapagos giant tortoises in Santa Cruz, discover all the species of iguanas in South Plazas and much more!

Highlights
  • Discover all the different kinds of iguana species in South Plaza!
  • Meet the giant tortoises of Galapagos and learn all about them!
  • Take pictures of the unique and GIANT prickly pear cactus on Santa Fe Island!
  • Visit North Seymour- the islet that is teeming with birdlife.

High chance of spotting

Great and American frigatebird
Frigatebird galapagos islands

Land
iguana
iguana galapagos islands

American
flamingo
American Flamingo Galapagos

Galapagos
giant tortoise
galapagos giant tortoise giant turtle

Galapagos
sea lion
galapagos sea lion
Legend

Arrival

Snorkeling

snorkeling galapagos islands

Hike

Kayak

kayak galapagos islands

Departure

VISITORS SITES MAP

Day 1 - Tuesday

AM: Arrival at Baltra Airport (GPS)

PM: North Seymour hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Day 2 - Wednesday

AM: South Plaza hike galapagos islands

PM: Santa Fe hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Day 3 - Thursday

AM: Cormorant Point – Champion Islet hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

PM: Post Office Bay – Baroness Lookout hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Day 4 / Friday

AM: El Chato Reserve, Twin Craters hike galapagos islands

Tour ends. Transfer to Baltra Airport

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ISLANDS OVERVIEW AND ACTIVITIES

Itinerary B4 / Naturalist

Tuesday

AM: Arrival at Baltra Airport

Upon arrival, you will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected to make sure no foreign substances are introduced.

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Baltra Galapagos Islands Aqua Yacht
PM: North Seymour

This islet is one of most visited sites, and it is teeming with birdlife. An easy circular path takes you through the archipelago’s most extensive colonies of blue-footed boobies and frigate birds.

Activities: hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

North Seymour Galapagos Islands Blue-Footed Booby

Wednesday

AM: South Plaza

Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here.There are several hybrid iguanas- a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana.

Activities:

Difficulty: Moderate

South Palza Galapagos Islands
PM: Santa Fe

Santa Fe is home to a number of endemic species like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of lands iguanas of the islands.

Activities: hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Moderate

Santa Fe Galapagos Islands

Thursday

AM: Cormorant Point - Champion Islet

Please don’t expect flightless cormorants at Cormorant Point (they live exclusively in West Galapagos). Instead, you may have the only opportunity in the East to spot Galapagos penguins from the dinghy, or a flamingo lagoon against the pockmarked backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.

Activities: hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Moderate

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PM: Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout

Baroness Viewpoint is a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing.

Activities: snorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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Friday

AM: El Chato Reserve – Twin Craters

El Chato Reserve is a protected area and official part of the Galapagos National Park. It extends from Cerro El Chato as far down as the southwestern coast of Santa Cruz Island, where females lay their eggs.

Activities:

Difficulty: Easy

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Transfer out to Baltra Airport

Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.

You will return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!

Activities:

Avianca Galapagos Aqua Yacht diving
DAY 1

Tuesday

AM: Arrival at Baltra Airport

Upon arrival, you will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected to make sure no foreign substances are introduced.

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Baltra Galapagos Islands Aqua Yacht
PM: North Seymour

This islet is one of most visited sites, and it is teeming with birdlife. An easy circular path takes you through the archipelago’s most extensive colonies of blue-footed boobies and frigate birds.

Activities: hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

North Seymour Galapagos Islands Blue-Footed Booby
DAY 2

Wednesday

AM: South Plaza

Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here.There are several hybrid iguanas- a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana.

Activities:

Difficulty: Moderate

South Palza Galapagos Islands
PM: Santa Fe

Santa Fe is home to a number of endemic species like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of lands iguanas of the islands.

Activities: hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Moderate

Santa Fe Galapagos Islands
DAY 3

Thursday

AM: Cormorant Point - Champion Islet

Please don’t expect flightless cormorants at Cormorant Point (they live exclusively in West Galapagos). Instead, you may have the only opportunity in the East to spot Galapagos penguins from the dinghy, or a flamingo lagoon against the pockmarked backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.

Activities: hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Moderate

Cormorant Point galapagos islands safe travels Ecuador ATC Cruises Aqua Yacht naturalist itineraries
PM: Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout

Baroness Viewpoint is a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing.

Activities: snorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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DAY 4

Friday

AM: El Chato Reserve – Twin Craters

El Chato Reserve is a protected area and official part of the Galapagos National Park. It extends from Cerro El Chato as far down as the southwestern coast of Santa Cruz Island, where females lay their eggs.

Activities:

Difficulty: Easy

El Chato Reserve galapagos islands safe travels Ecuador ATC Cruises Aqua Yacht naturalist itineraries
Transfer out to Baltra Airport

Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.

You will return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!

Activities:

Avianca Galapagos Aqua Yacht diving