San Cristobal, Española & Santa Cruz Islands short cruise Horizon Trimaran

Enjoy a short escape aboard the luxury trimaran Horizon for 4 days. You will experience the magic of the southern Galapagos route, cruising to San Cristobal's Easternmost Pitt Point and visiting Punta Suarez, the Albatross colony.
Day 1: San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island & Kicker Rock

Welcome aboard the M/T Horizon to the Galapagos Islands. Upon your arrival, the crew and guide will meet you and take you to your accommodation. After you arrive, the guide will brief you on safety and emergency procedures, as well as the different areas of the ship and the usual routine.

Lobos Island

Lobos Island is named after the many sea-lions that live here, resting or playing on the rocky shores. There are many birds that call it home, including pelicans and frigate birds, yellow warblers, and nests for their nests. The channel is small and clear. This makes it easy for you to spot sea turtles, sea-lions, stingrays, or even white-tipped sharks within the channels.

Kicker Rock

Kicker rock, which is made up of two volcanic cones eroded from the ground and standing 104m above the open sea, is one of the most spectacular sites in Galapagos Islands. This is one of the most beautiful places in Galapagos for amazing underwater life.

  • Activities: Short hiking and swimming.
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Dry landing:Dry landing
  • Possible Wildlife
Day 2: San Cristobal island: Witch Hill & Pitt Point

Pitt Point

It will almost feel like you have landed on an extraterrestrial world when you arrive at Pitt Point. It is possible to see how the island has changed over time. The views from the top of the island are breathtaking. Once you reach the top, be sure to keep your eyes open for blue-footed and red-footed bobies nesting on the ground.

  • Activities: Hiking, kayaking.
  • DifficultyModerate To Difficult
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Possible Wildlife
  • What to bring:Strong hiking shoes and walking sticks for uneven terrain.

Witch Hill

Your guide and crew will take you along a panga to show you the amazing rock formations created by erosion and time. Finally, you'll arrive at a sandy beach with beautiful white sand to swim or relax in the sun. You can either swim with the sea lions or walk along the entire beach.

  • Activities: Panga ride, swimming and snorkeling.
  • DifficultyModerate
  • Dry landing:Dry landing
  • Possible Wildlife
  • What to bring:Swimwear, sandals, or shoes for land and water.
Day 3: Española island: Gardner Bay & Osborn Islet

Suarez Point

The only place where the Waved Albatross nests in Galapagos is this nesting site. They only return to the same mate once per year, and they do so only one time each year. The rest of the year they spend at sea. These amazing birds can also be seen along with the Galapagos Hawks, and the incredible formations and blow hole that can be found on the island's other side. This is reached via a hike.

  • Activities: Hike
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Dry landing:Landing
  • Possible Wildlife:Sea Lions, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Hare, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Falcon, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Owl, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Shark, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Helicopters, Red-billed Tropic Birds, various shorebirds and sally Lightfoot crabs.
  • What to bring:Strong hiking shoes and walking sticks for uneven terrain.

Gardner Bay & Osborn Islet

Gardner Bay is a great place to spot sea lions lying on the beaches while mockingbirds try to steal water and crumbs. The mockingbird has been fed water and food over time. They are now comfortable walking on your stuff or landing right next to you. It is important to not touch or feed the animals. It can cause disruption in their normal behavior and even threaten their future.

  • Activities: Swimming and walking on the beach
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Possible Wildlife:Sea Lions, shorebirds and mockingbirds, sea turtles and stingrays.
  • What to bring: Swimwear and footwear that can be worn in and out the water.
Day 4: Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach

Bachas beach is characterized by its beautiful blue and green waters, which contrast with the black lava shores. Many shorebirds fly in the air looking for food. You can also explore the sand dunes on the shore and discover a saltwater lagoon with more pink flamingos.

  • Activities: Swimming and walking on the beach
  • DifficultyEasy
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Possible Wildlife

You will be transferred back to Baltra Airport after your final visit.


  • See the 3 types of Boobies - Red Footed, Blue Footed and Masked Boobies in one short trip
  • Watch the waved albatross perform their mating dance at Punta Suarez
  • Snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles at Bachas Beach
  • Explore one of the worlds best rated white sand beaches for wildlife exploration at Gardner bay
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