Voyage 8302

Silver Galapagos: Western Highlights

 

 

Day 1 - October 5, 2013 - Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

It is on this terrain that life has to take hold, so it is a very educational, building-up experience to start a voyage learning about the geology of the Islands. Sullivan Bay is the best place for this!


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Day 2 - October 6, 2013 - Bartolome and Santiago Island

Today I started our day anchored nearby the southeast corner of Santiago Island, right next to one of the most emblematic places of the Galapagos Island; Bartolome Island.


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Day 3 - October 7, 2013 - Isabela & Fernandina Islands

The Crew launched our Zodiacs for the expedition along the coastline consisting of cliffs and huge walls of basaltic lava ranging over 250 meters high. Along that scenery are sea birds, sea lions, marines iguanas which take advantage of this protected area to rest.


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Day 4 - October 8, 2013 - Tagus Cove-Elizabeth bay, Isabela Island

We had a big surprise with a killer whale swimming around and underneath the Zodiac, everybody was really impressed and exciting with the whale’s big show.


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Day 5 - October 9, 2013 - Floreana Island

The next point on the visit was Punta Cormorant were I led a walk across the easy trail made naturally by volcanic cinder. On the other side…the white sand on the beach with lots of sea turtles nests was waiting for us…what a site!!


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Day 6 - October 10, 2013 - San Cristobal Island

By the afternoon, in the most pristine beach of San Cristobal known as Cerro Brujo, our guests were delighted with an unusual landscape. We had amazing photography opportunities with sea lions along the beach and sally light foot crabs against the deep black contrast of the rocks.


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Day 7 - October 11, 2013 - Santa Cruz Island, Highlands & Charles Darwin Research Station

In the town, there was a triathlon being run and we were so glad to see so many people on the streets cheering the contestants competing and celebrating.


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