GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE
PHOTO TOUR – March 20/25, 2021 – updated 18.1.20
Exclusive Ship – Small Group – the best nature experiences – plus…
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ADVENTURE
* Birds and nature up close.
* Anyone with any camera can join.
* Beautiful swimming/snorkeling locations.
* We explore during the day and cruise at night.
* Well built and comfortable vessel.
* Fantastic deck space.
* Quality shore time to explore.
* Professional skipper, naturalist and crew.
* Two WPA professional guides.
YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES
* We expect 10-14 adventures plus 2 WPA professional photo guides on our exclusive 16 birth luxury vessel.
* Professional local guide.
* Flights from Guayaquil to Baltra, return Guayaquil.
* Twin Share Cabins on ship and all meals.
* All permits and park fees.
WHAT’S THIS ADVENTURE ABOUT?
This will be our 8th tour to the amazing Galapagos Islands. Nature is unafraid of humans – this offering one of life’s great nature experiences.
TWO LINKED GALAPAGOS PHOTO ADVENTURES …
Galapagos Tour 1 – cruise – March 20/25
Galapagos Photo Tour 2 – land based – March 25/28
For our cruise, we are targeting the islands in the calmer season with lovely warm days to enjoy the water and nature and flatter sea conditions. We sail at night, arriving for daily activities, this again offering the best comfort and maximising your nature adventures. Imagine joining a small group for 6 days on our 1st Class motor yacht. This will not be a standard tour of the Galapagos Islands. Our vessel will offer a great stable platform as we aim for a combination of comfort and value for money.
We travel in a small group which provides flexible arrangements that ordinary tours with their usual large groups can not provide. We can not stress enough how the following combination of leading world experts will make this a holiday of a life time: Local expert crew, skipper, naturalist guide and two professional WPA photo guides. The Galapagos is amazing!
EXAMPLE SHIP – MY ECO GALAXY
1st CLASS CRUISE SHIP …
The Eco Galaxy is a beautiful and very stable, modern 16 passenger yacht designed with large air conditioned double cabins, private bathrooms, balcony with ocean view, bar, and TV. This ship features ample spaces in the living room and dining room, with all of the social areas offering a direct view to the sea. The experienced crew and captain look forwards to offering you a fantastic voyage.
The following itinerary is a guide only, for 8 days of photo adventures. All meals, accommodation, local expert naturalist and your personal WPA photo guides are included. Your guides will help to optimise all adventure options.
“What I love about the Galapagos ship tour is our lovely boat and the fact that we travel at night and explore during the day. It helps my sea legs and offers the best photo opportunities!” Darran
PHOTO adventure …
In 2021, we invite you to photograph some of the best landscapes, culture and nature locations in the world! The following adventures are linked, so you can join one, two or as many as you like for an ultimate South America holiday. The diversity will blow you away!
3. Galapagos Islands – March 2021
4. Galapagos Land Based – March 2021
Join one, or link up both tours for an ultimate holiday experience. The diversity will blow you away!
ITINERARY TO ADVENTURE…
DAY 1: SATURDAY: BALTRA ISLAND SANTA CRUZ IS
Baltra airport. Reception at airport. Welcome on board EcoGalaxy Cruise. Welcome drink and lunch. Charles Darwin Station is located in the Main Port of Santa Cruz Island, we will take our private bus that take us to the entrance of the centre of breeding where we go to appreciate tortoises and land iguanas in captivity, this centre is the main site of breeding of the islands. Animals that were in danger of extinction in the different islands are maintained in captivity and thanks at dedicated work of several institutions some species are saving, here was where the most famous tortoise “the Solitary George” the last survivor of the species of Pinta Island lived.
DAY 2: SUNDAY: ISABELA ISLAND
TINTORERAS: Located at south of Puerto Villamil, we will arrive to this place by panga. There is a small bay with turquoises water where you can appreciate sea lions, marine tortoises, marine iguanas and rays. The most part of this trail we will find volcanic lava of type AA. The Tintoreras is one of places where the introduction iguana has been successful. Also, in this place you have opportunity to see Galapagos sharks known like: Tintoreras. Lunch.
PM BREEDING CENTER – HUMEDALES & WALL OF TEARS: The Breeding Center is located 1.5 Km from Puerto Villamil. This place is dedicated to the reproduction of several species of tortoises in captivity; we will find 330 tortoises between youthful and adult. The Breeding Center has beautiful gardens composed by native plants. Visit Humedales: complexes of paths which include sites like: The Orchilla Hill, from this viewpoint you can admire the bay, Puerto Villamil, Volcano Sierra Negra, islets and rocks. El Estero, Poza Escondida, Poza Redonda, Tunel Del Estero are others paths located in Humedales area, each one with its beautiful landscape and characteristic. After that we have a walking to Wall of Tears, a big wall build by prisoners; in our pathway to this site, we will see land tortoises.
DAY 3: MONDAY: ISABELA IS. ELIZABETH BAY
This is one of the island’s breeding sites for penguins. Located on the west coast of Isabela, Elizabeth Point is a marine visitor site. Visit red mangrove cove: Brown pelicans, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, and golden ray’s andsea lionsare often seen. Lunch
URBINA BAY: This place is located at the base of Alcedo Volcano between Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove. Wet landing. Trail length is around 3.20 Km; during this walking we can observe land iguanas, hawks, tortoises; also it is possible to see red and blue lobsters.
DAY 4: TUESDAY: FERNANDINA & ISABELA ISLAND
FERNANDINA ISLAND – ESPINOZA POINT
Fernandina is the 3rd island bigger of Galapagos and has just one visit place: Espinoza Point. Espinoza Point is famous site because you will find big colonies of marine iguanas and to be the unique place where the flightless Cormorant lives, Galapagos penguin, hawk, snakes of Galapagos and many other. From Espinoza Point we can admire Fernandina Island and its volcano which last eruption was on May 2005. Fernandina is the only island that doesn’t have any mammal introduced and the open areas are very fragile. In nesting time of marine iguana (January to June) we…