Itinerary C

This is a great opportunity to explore the rich culture and history of the Galapagos Islands, while also experiencing the unique ecology. This cruise includes a variety of activities, such as trekking, kayaking and snorkeling. You'll also gain insight into ongoing conservation efforts dedicated to protecting the Galapagos Islands.

Day 1: Baltra Airport & North Seymour Island

Baltra airport. Arrival at the airport. Transfer to the boat. Welcome on board Alya Catamaran. Welcome drink. Welcome drink

North Seymour Island

Dry landing. Seymour is the result of lifting volcanic marine lava. This island has marine fossils from the Pleistocene era.

In 1932 Captain Alan Hancock, his crew and 72 land iguanas that were malnourished from Baltra Island moved to North Seymour Island in order for the iguanas to live better. The colonists confirmed that the iguanas had good health in 1934.

North Seymour has a dense vegetation that is home to the nesting Real Frigates from Galapagos.

  • Return to Alya
  • Dinner.
Day 2: South Plazas Island & Santa Fe Island

South Plazas Island

Two small islands created from an uplifting of the land. Here, the land iguanas nest in warmer weather. This hike takes you along a spectacular cliff, where nesting seabirds are located. On the Plazas' south side, you can find approximately 1,000 sea lions.

Santa Fe Island

Activities for the day include hiking, snorkeling, and swimming. This central island, with its 24km 2 length and 60m above sea-level height is an amazing place to visit. The bay is protected by rocks and has a stunning turquoise-colored water. As hawks soar overhead, you will be able to see seal colonies. One of two land iguana species found on the Galapagos is located here. The leaves and fruits of this large, thick cactus are their main source of food.

Crabs as well as marine iguanas (marine herons), cucuves, and landdoves can be seen regularly. It is a great place for snorkeling and swimming. Attractions like marine tortoises and rays as well as tropical fish, sea lions, and sea lions are amazing! On board, you will find a variety of snacks and drinks. Dinner.

Day 3: San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center & Lobos island

Interpretation Center

This center is located in the main port. The center is located in the port. Our first stop is the Interpretation Center in San Cristobal after breakfast. The modern, sophisticated architecture was created to interpret the Galapagos' natural history. Learn about the formation of the Galapagos Islands, evolution of species, history of settlement and complex management systems.

  • Return Alya
  • Lunch

Lobos Island

Panga Riding, swimming and snorkeling. We can swim, walk and snorkel here amongst the marine iguanas and lava lizards. Also, there are seals and frigates. We can snorkel and swim in the exact same spot.

  • Return Alya
  • Dinner
Day 4: Española Island: Gardner Bay & Suarez Point

Gardner Bay

Activities for this trip: swimming, snorkeling and observing the seal colony. Sea lions are one of those animals that attracts the attention of visitors to Galapagos. They are playful and curious, yet can be aggressive at times. We will find them in Gardner Bay relaxing and enjoying the sun. While snorkeling we can also observe these amazing animals and swim with sea turtles.

  • Return Alya
  • Dinner.

Suarez Point

Activities: Walking, sight-seeing. Activities: Walking, sight-seeing. Sports shoes, sunscreen, hats or caps, and a hat are all recommended. The blue-footed boobies are the most amazing color on this island. The mating dance of these birds is an amazing sight. Blue-footed Booby nesting and feeding grounds are found in coastal areas on many islands. Albatross is an elegant bird that can weigh up to 4 kilograms. Around 12,000 pairs of albatross nest on Espanola Island. A smaller number of couples nest on Silver Island near the mainland of Ecuador. This bird is endemic only to the island. We will walk around and observe this amazing species while enjoying its beautiful scenery. Please note that the non-breeding season (January to March) is when albatrosses are not visible. You will see the unique marine iguanas and zayapas as well as masked boobies. Finches, Espanola Cucuves and seagulls are also found in these islands. We will walk on lava rocks where you can see the lava tubes. Here you will find red mangroves. On the ship, you will find delicious snacks and refreshing beverages.

  • Dinner
Day 5: Floreana Island: Cormorant Point & Devil’s Crown

Cormorant Point

Wet landing, snorkeling, and short hiking. The point lies west of Floreana Island. It is known for its dark-green beach, which is due to the large quantity of olivine. You can also see sea lions and sea iguanas.

Devil's Crown

The second visit is DEVIL’S CROWN. Activities here include a panga trip and swimming. Take a panga around the small satellite island of Floreana Island. We will see a crown-shaped group of rocks here due to constant sea erosion. This is a great place to do shallow diving (snorkeling) both inside and outside the crown. The excellent visibility of the sea allows visitors to see a wide variety of marine animals and fish.

  • Return Alya
  • Lunch

Cerro Alieri

Is situated east of Port Velasco Ibarra. Hiking. It may be raining and muddy. This type of weather requires appropriate footwear and clothing. The 56% native vegetation includes Lippia cratericola and Lecocarpus Pinnatifidus. There are forty Catericola Linum plants in this area.

  • Return Alya
  • Dinner.
Day 6: Santa Cruz Island: Highlands & Transfer out

This is an amazing natural spectacle where we trek and find giant tortoises. We recommend wearing good shoes and long pants for this trip, as well as a raincoat, sunblock, a hat and a pair of long pants. Transfer out


  • Galapagos land iguanas, sea lions, tropicbirds, pelicans, boobies, Galapagos shearwaters, swallow-tailed gulls.
  • Giant cactus, Santa Fe bay, Galapagos sea lions, Santa Fe land iguanas, Galapagos hawks, Galapagos doves, reef sharks
  • Galapagos sea lions, marine Iguanas, magnificent & great frigatebirds, blue-footed Boobies, San Cristobal Lava Lizards.
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