Bartolome is a small island off James that offers beautiful white sand beaches fringed by luxuriant green mangroves.A recently volcanically active island,Bartolome Island has a moon-like landscape and volcanic cones.The view from the top of Pinnacle Rock is perhaps the most famous in the Galapagos with the opportunity to see up to 28 islands if visibility allows.On the beach watch for the endemic Galapagos penguins,the only penguins in the world found north of the equator.As you walk along the white sand beach you might catch a glimpse of them swimming along side marine turtles a variety of brighty colored tropical fish and white-tipped reef sharks,while the Galapagos Hawk files overhead.Marine turtles come ashore to nest here between January and March.
The Dragon Hill is located in northwestern Santa Cruz Island and consists of a trail that runs through three different environments at just 1600metres long.In the lagoons there are shrimps,the same as is the food of the flamingos at certain times of year they are more abundant and therefore the population of these birds is larger.During rainier times the water of the lagoons become too sweet and therefore shelfish populations decline,and shorebirds also become scarce.The beach is very rocky.At high tide it's a nice place for snorkeling.
Tagus Core is located west of Darwin Volcano on Isabela Island.The route of the trail is about 1800meters.This was a favorite spot of pirates and whalers,a tradition is still observed that has continued since that time,the inscription of the names of boats.At the start of the walk,going up and passing the staircase,is a small where we find inscriptions dating to the 1800s.It is name originated from a British warship that went through the islands in 1814 looking for Galapagos Torroise for food.During the walk you can see various land birds,we can identify the characteristic vegetation of the arid zone.Finally we observe the lava fields of Darwin Volcano.
Floreana Island is an island of the Galápagos Islands in which lies Punta Cormorant. There is a green olivine beach to see sea lions and a short walk past a lagoon to see flamingos, rays, sea turtles.
Elizabeth Bay is located on the east coast of Isabela Island. The bay contains many islets, which can be visited by dinghy. Penguins and blue-footed boobies can be spotted on the rocky islets. With an abundance of marine life and clear water, the area is perfect for snorkeling and viewing schools of colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps even sharks.
Los Gemelos, Spanish for The Twins, are two depressions of volcanic material, formed by a long process of slow sinking of the ground and they are located on the highest part of Santa Cruz. The Twins are located in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Archipelago. Some species of beautiful Galapagos finches can be seen here.
The Charles Darwin Research Station is a biological research station operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation. It is located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands. Ecuadorian and foreign scientists work constantly on research and projects for conservation of the Galapagos terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
Roca Leon Dormido is located in Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, and it is a well-known point of the Islands, as two tall hills (rocks-towers) are made from lava rock. As one looks at the hills from the south, they look like sleeping lions. This phenomenon in Spanish is called "Leon Dormido" or otherwise Sleeping Lion.
Floreana is an island of Galapagos islands and a famous tourist destination. Many cruisers visit the area to see the Bahia Post Office. It is the reason why this area boasts for. This post office was established by whalers in 18th century by using only a rum barrel. The way it works is still the same! Tourists can, also, explore the Punta Cormorant of Floreana. Get the experience of snorkelling at Bahia Correo and get in touch with cute sea creatures such as sea lions, rays, sea turtles and flamingos.
Punta Espinoza is a narrow stretch of land in Fernandina Island, where hundreds of marine iguanas gather in large groups on black lava rocks. The famous Flightless Cormorant inhabits this island, as well as galapagos penguins, pelicans, galapagos land iguanas, rice rats, and sea lions. Mangrove forests also abound on the island.
San Cristobal is the easternmost island in the Galápagos archipelago, and one of the oldest geologically. Its name comes from the patron saint of seafarers, St. Christopher. "Kicker Rock" is a worth-visiting area that represents the remains of a lava cone. It is a magnificent island in the middle of the sea. For those who adore sea activities,the island offers an amazing snorkelling and diving experience. The sea life you see there is unbelievable! You will have the chance to experience swimming with sharks, turtles, dolphins and rays.
Isabela is the largest island of the Galapagos islands and Punta Vicente Roca is large,magnificent bay with amazing sea life. The whole place is a result of a volcanic eruption and that makes the scenery just beautiful. You will be amazed by the rare sea creatures that live here. Penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, cormorants and rare species of fish are very common here. The crystal blue waters are ideal for water sports such as scuba diving and snorkelling! It is certainly a paradise on earth and a nice chance to watch and get in touch with this special sea nature!
|1||San Cristobal, Ecuador||------||16:15|
|1||Roca Leon Dormido||17:15||18:30|
|2||Bartolome (San Salvador)||01:15||12:00|
|3||Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela||06:30||12:30|
|3||Punta Espinoza (Fernandina)||14:30||04:30|
|4||Caleta Tagus (Isabela)||05:00||11:30|
|4||Elizabeth Bay, Isabela island||15:00||19:00|
|5||Bahia Post Office, Floreana||06:30||10:15|
|5||Islote Campion, Floreana, Ecuador||13:00||15:00|
|5||Cormorant Point, Floreana Island, Galapagos||15:20||22:00|
|6||Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz, Galapagos||05:00||12:00|
|6||Charles Darwin Station & Ayora, Santa Cruz||12:30||22:00|
|7||Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz), Galapagos||06:30||------|
|8||San Cristobal, Ecuador||06:30||00:00|
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