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The Golondrina’s Crew
With more than 20 years of experience, the Golondrina’screw is here to assist you and make sure that your Galapagos experience is more than extraordinary. 5 CREW MEMBERS INCLUDING CAPTAIN, ENGINEER, COOK, SAILOR, BILINGUAL NATURALIST GUIDE (ENGLISH-SPANISH).

THE GOLONDRINA YACHT
All of the comfortable cabins have private bathrooms with a toilet, shower with hot water, sink and vanity. The yacht’s amenities include ample dining room, spacious living room, bar, with TV and DVD, music system, sundeck. The boat is fully air-conditioned with units in every cabin. The boat also has full snorkeling equipment and wetsuits available for rent.

The boat and crew offer a relaxing atmosphere and attention to detail. The passengers are the first priority, and while the experience of the islands is the most important, we want to facilitate and enhance your Galapagos experience by providing a wonderful ambiance.

Accommodation is in 8 double cabins(bunk-beds).

With more than 20 years of experience, the fragata crew is here to assist you and make sure that your Galapagos experience is extraordinary. Eight crewmembers include: a highly qualified captain, a bilingual naturalist guide, chef, chef’s assistant, barman, engineer, and two sailors.

Our team of crew works together to guarantee safety, professionalism, and comfort, preserving the fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos islands and simultaneously giving our passengers the best, most insightful and enjoyable experience possible.

The Captain reserves the right to change the Itinerary if circumstances are beyond of his
control, as weather conditions or Galápagos National Park regulations.

(snorkeling, walking, swimming) All activities will always be subject to change or omission in the event that weather conditions so
require.

(Itinerary A) 4D/3D

AM
Depart from Guayaquil/Quito to Galápagos.
BALTRA ISLAND. – This island was a strategic point during the Second World War. It is the main airport
for the Galapagos Islands where tourists and colonists arrive and depart. At the Arrival at Baltra airport,
our naturalist English speaking guide will assists you. Transfer by bus to board the yacht (45 minutes
aprox). Briefing and boat drill. Lunch on board.

PM
HACIENDA PRIMICIAS.- After lunch, visit to Hacienda Primicias to see the giant tortoises in their
natural habitat. The tortoises are easy to spot, lumbering around eating grass and leaves and wallowing.
Some highland birds, like cattle egrets, mockingbirds, finches or flycatchers can be seen here. After the
hike return to the yacht. Dinner and briefing for next day.

AM
TINTORERAS. – (Wet landing) After breakfast, Las Tintoreras is located south of Puerto Villamil. It has a
small bay of completely calm turquoise waters, where you can appreciate sea lions, sea turtles, marine
iguanas, rays, etc. The bay is connected to a crevice of crystal clear water, that's shallow and when the
tide is low, the entrance closes. In this crevice, you can see how reef sharks swim along with other small
fish and sea lions. Hiking 2 kms. Snorkeling.  Lunch on board.
BREEDING CENTER ARNALDO TUPIZA. – This center has a captive breeding program for tortoises from
the populations of southern Isabela.  

PM
HUMEDALES.- (Dry landing) . Walk for about 30 mins. This area is characterized by sandy beaches,
rocky shores, and mangroves. The area has a number of trails where you can see all four species of
mangroves found in Galapagos and also migratory birds: whimbrel, short-billed dowitcher, wilson’s
phalarope, common tern, blue-winged teal, osprey, black-bellied and semipalmated plovers, greater and
lesser yellowlegs to name a few.
PLAYA DEL AMOR, TUNEL DEL ESTERO Y LA PLAYITA.- These are perfect places to cool off after walking.
This sea inlet is one of the sea lions favorite spots, so you will most likely find one of them enjoying a
swim as well and also iguanas nesting (February) . Just remember to keep the recommended distance.
Return to yacht . Dinner and briefing for next day.

AM
RABIDA.- (Wet landing) After breakfast disembark in one of the most colorful and volcanically varied
islands in the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. We will start on Rabida's famous maroon
sandy beach and after an easy hike (1 km aprox) will arrive to a stunning lookout to enjoy the amazing
landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher's delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance, such as
nine varieties of finches, Large-billed Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.

PM
CERRO DRAGON.- (Dry landing) After lunch, the walk takes you to a hypersalinic (saltier than the
ocean) lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other
species of birds. There is a short walk to the hill, which rewards with a great view of the bay and a
nesting site of land iguanas. Many of the Iguanas that nest here have been repatriated by the Charles
Darwin Research Station. Dinner and briefing for next day.

AM
BLACK TURTLE COVE.- (No landing) After breakfast a dinghy (panga) visit to Black Turtle Bay (Caleta
Tortuga Negra). This is very close to Baltra. It is very special due to its lovely beach with sea lions and
its clear, calm water. Black (Pacific Green) Turtles and many different types of birds can be seen feeding
here as you are paddled around the beautiful lagoons hidden in the mangroves.
After this visit transfer to Baltra Airport by bus for your return flight to Guayaquil/Quito.
This is the end of the trip.

(Itinerary B) 5D/4N

AM
Depart from Guayaquil/Quito to Galápagos.
BALTRA ISLAND. – This island was a strategic point during the Second World War. It is the main airport
for the Galapagos Islands where tourists and colonists arrive and depart. At the Arrival at Baltra airport,
our naturalist English speaking guide will assists you. Transfer by bus to the dock (5 mins.) to board the
yacht. Briefing and boat drill.

PM
MOSQUERA. – (Wet landing) After lunch, disembarkation at Mosquera Island located between North
Seymour and Baltra. The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.
created by geological uplift, the island has a flat look to it rather than the conical shape of the
volcanically formed islands. It is a great place for snorkeling, strolling on the beach, and enjoying the
animal life without the tourist crowds common at many of the more popular islands. This islet is actually
home to a huge population of sea lions and is also home to many shorebirds. Hiking 1 km.
Briefing and dinner on board.

AM
VICENTE ROCA POINT (ISABELA ISLAND).- (No landing) After breakfast, panga ride visit to Vicente
Roca Point. Comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life, observing
seahorses, sea turtles, rays, puffer fish, the strange yet fascinating Mola-mola (or sunfish), we see also
penguins, blue-footed boobies and nazca boobies. Snorkeling . Lunch on board.

PM
ESPINOZA POINT (FERNANDINA ISLAND).- (Dry landing) In the afternoon disembarkation. Hiking
(600m. round trip, 1½h, flat, sandy and rocky path) to see lava flows, a colony of marine iguanas (nesting
time: February), penguins, pelicans and colonies of cormorants, lava cactus. Time for snorkeling.
Briefing and dinner on board.

AM
URBINA BAY (ISABELA ISLAND).- (Wet landing) After breakfast, disembarkation at Urbina Bay, located
in the west of Isabela Island, at the food of the Alcedo volcano. Walk on a sandy and rocky defined path
(1 km. round trip. 2h, flat), observing calcareous organisms (shells, corals) exposed above water. In this
area we see a large colony of land iguanas, Darwin's finches, giant tortoises (between June – September)
and flightless cormorants. After the hike 2 ½ kilometers, time for snorkeling along the shoreline where
guests may observe penguins and flightless cormorants.

PM
TAGUS COVE (ISABELA ISLAND).- (Dry landing) After lunch visit to Tagus Cove that was a port where
whaling ships arrived and left their ships’ names in a cave in 1800. In the high part is the Darwin Lake, a
round salt water crater. Disembark. Walk begins from the shore by a wooden stairway that rises to the
dusty trail passing through Palo Santo Forest to reach the Darwin Lake. Continue on the trail around the
lake through the dry vegetation zone. Panoramic views to the Darwin and Wolf volcanoes. (2kms round
trip, 2h / starts at 0m, ascending to 50mts). Later, panga ride through the cliffs to observe penguins,
flightless cormorants, boobies, pelicans and sally Lightfoot crabs. Snorkeling time in the cove. Briefing
and dinner on board.

AM
EGAS PORT.- (Wet landing). The visit to Puerto Egas begins on the dark sand beach of James Bay. Walk
along a rocky trail to the salt crater (1.7km. round trip, 1½ h, start at 0m, ascend 30m), observing Darwin
Finches, the endemic Galapagos hawks, marine iguanas, sally light root crabs and fur seals and sea lions.
Time for swimming and snorkeling.

PM
SOMBRERO CHINO. – (Wet landing) After lunch, disembark for a short walk of 200m. (30mins. round
trip, flat and rocky), observing lava tunnels, lava cactus, Galápagos Sesuvium. Time for snorkeling.
Return to the yacht. Dinner and briefing for next day.

AM
CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND).- After breakfast, walk for about 20
minutes to the Charles Darwin Station, to observe the Galapagos turtles breading. The Darwin Station is
part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit
organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959.
After this visit transfer to Baltra Airport by bus for your return flight to Guayaquil/Quito.
This is the end of the trip.

(Itinerary C) 8D/7N

AM
Depart from Guayaquil/Quito to Galápagos Islands.
BALTRA ISLAND. – This island was a strategic point during the Second World War. It is the main airport
for the Galapagos Islands where tourists and colonists arrive and depart. At the Arrival at Baltra airport,
our naturalist English speaking guide will assists you. Transfer by bus to the dock (5 mins.) to board the
yacht. Briefing and boat drill.

PM
BACHAS BEACH.- After lunch, disembark (wet landing) in the Bachas Beach, located in the north shore
of Santa cruz, this is one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles and the crystal waters invite you to relax
and swimming. Return to the yacht. Dinner and briefing for next day. Hiking and snorkeling

AM
EL EDEN ISLET is the remains of a volcanic "tuff cone" – a type of volcanic feature formed when molten
lava comes into contact with cold sea water with explosive results. Eden is just off the northwest coast
of Santa Cruz and is circumnavigated by panga. There is an abundance of wildlife here, on land, in the
air and in the water. Among other seabirds, you'll see blue-footed boobies diving to catch their prey.
The underwater wildlife: turtles, rays, and sharks in the clear, shallow waters.

PM
DAGRON HILL.-
Located on Santa Cruz Island, it receives its name from the small mountain known as Cerro Dragón. Land
iguanas and flamingo lagoons are its main attractions. This route usually takes an average of 45 minutes
to hike. It is excellent for hiking and walking, and it is unlikely to encounter other people while hiking.

AM
BARTOLOME. – (Dry landing) Lava formations and ash cones can be seen on this Island. A beautiful view
of the nearest bays is waiting at the high part, after climbing a wood staircase for 30 to 40 minutes to
the top (Walk up to the top of volcano 114 meters, 375 wooden steps). This is one of the most visited
Islands because of its unique and famous Pinnacle Rock that consists of an extinct volcano with a variety
of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. Hiking: 2kms.
Time for snorkeling and possible sightings of the Galapagos Penguin.

PM
SULLIVAN BAY (SANTIAGO ISLAND).- (Wet landing) You can swim and snorkeling here with seals and
penguins. The landing is on a beautiful white sand beach where you will see lava formations. Hiking.
Briefing and dinner on board.

AM
PLAZAS ISLAND.- (Dry landing) This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now
covered by Opuntia cacti. This Island is home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful
yellow and red land iguanas. Many birds like the tropicbirds and fork-tailed seagulls rest on the cliffs.
The most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium, during the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish
tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red. Hike: 2 ½ km. Lunch on board.

PM
SANTA FE. – (Wet landing) Colonies of sea lions, land iguanas, fork-tailed seagulls, terns and petrels are
observed. A trail leading into the heart of the island takes you to a forest of giant cactus and palo santo
trees. After this visit on land, you can swim and snorkeling. Briefing and dinner on board.

AM
KICKER ROCK. – (No landing) Boat ride.- this is a giant rock formed by a volcanic eruption. A narrow
canal cuts through it and allows the passage of small boats. This rock is the home of many sea birds. It is
possible to admire hammerhead sharks, sea wolves, turtles, rays.

CERRO BRUJO. – (Wet landing). This site is located on the north shore of San Cristobal Island. This
eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its
main attraction that is the coral sand beach and its wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types
of Booby Birds. Panga ride, hike on the beach and opportunity for swimming
Lunch on board.

PM
LOBOS ISLAND. – The most important colony of sea lions and blue-footed boobies, frigates, is on this
Island. The scenery is beautiful and it is the perfect spot to snorkel and swimming. Return to the yacht.
Dinner and briefing for next day.

AM
SUAREZ POINT.- Boat riding. It is a place to see blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, colonies of
marine iguanas, fascinating albatross from April To December (on April dance of courtship), sea lions,
Galapagos doves and Darwin finches, blue footed boobies and if lucky dolphins. Lunch on board.

PM
GARDNER BAY. – On the eastern side of the island, is the breeding site of nearly all of the world´s
12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. It takes 45 minutes by boat to reach this site. The white sand beach
is home to a group of sea lions. Swimming and snorkeling.
GARDNER ISLET AND TORTUGA ISLET. – Sea lions, marine turtles and finches can be seen here.
Snorkeling and swimming.
OSBORN ISLET.- This small island to the southeast of Española is a excellent opportunity for swimming
and snorkeling. Dinner and briefing for next day.

AM
CORMORANT POINT.- (Wet landing). This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as
common stilts, White-cheeked Pintails can also be seen. Olivine crystals in the beach make to name as
the Green Beach. To the other side of the island, there is very fine white sand beach where marine
turtles nest from December to May. Hike: 2km.

DEVIL’S CROWN.- (No landing) This volcanic crater has been eroded by the waves leaving the northern
and southern sides poking out of the water. The coral formations make the underwater scenery
impressive for snorkelers where there are schools of multi-colored fish, sharks and sea turtles.
Snorkeling.

PM
CHARLES DARWIN STATION (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND).- The Darwin Station is part of the Charles Darwin
Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific
research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959. This visit offers an excellent introduction to the Islands,
their origin and their formation. Learn about the Galapagos giant turtles breeding. Dinner and briefing
for next day.

AM
NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND. – (Dry and/or Wet landing) This Island is known for its large number of blue-
footed boobies, colonies of magnificent frigate birds, fork-tailed seagulls, marine iguanas and sea lions.
The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone, been palo santo (holy wood) the most remarkable
tree in this island. Hiking.
After this visit, transfer to Baltra airport for your return flight to Guayaquil/Quito.
This is the end of the trip.

(Itinerary D) 8D/7N

AM
Depart from Guayaquil/Quito to Galápagos.
BALTRA ISLAND. – This island was a strategic point during the Second World War. It is the main airport
for the Galapagos Islands where tourists and colonists arrive and depart. At the Arrival at Baltra airport,
our naturalist English speaking guide will assists you. Transfer by bus to the dock (5 mins.) to board the
yacht. Briefing and boat drill.

PM
MOSQUERA. – (Wet landing) After lunch, disembarkation at Mosquera Island located between North
Seymour and Baltra. The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.
created by geological uplift, the island has a flat look to it rather than the conical shape of the
volcanically formed islands. It is a great place for snorkeling, strolling on the beach, and enjoying the
animal life without the tourist crowds common at many of the more popular islands. This islet is actually
home to a huge population of sea lions and is also home to many shorebirds. Hiking 1 km.
Briefing and dinner on board.

AM
VICENTE ROCA POINT (ISABELA ISLAND).- (No landing) After breakfast, panga ride visit to Vicente
Roca Point. Comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life, observing
seahorses, sea turtles, rays, puffer fish, the strange yet fascinating Mola-mola (or sunfish), we see also
penguins, blue-footed boobies and nazca boobies. Snorkeling . Lunch on board.

PM
ESPINOZA POINT (FERNANDINA ISLAND).- (Dry landing) In the afternoon disembarkation. Hiking
(600m. round trip, 1½h, flat, sandy and rocky path) to see lava flows, a colony of marine iguanas (nesting
time: February), penguins, pelicans and colonies of cormorants, lava cactus. Time for snorkeling.
Briefing and dinner on board.

AM
URBINA BAY (ISABELA ISLAND).- (Wet landing) After breakfast, disembarkation at Urbina Bay, located
in the west of Isabela Island, at the food of the Alcedo volcano. Walk on a sandy and rocky defined path
(1 km. round trip. 2h, flat), observing calcareous organisms (shells, corals) exposed above water. In this
area we see a large colony of land iguanas, Darwin's finches, giant tortoises (between June – September)
and flightless cormorants. After the hike 2 ½ kilometers, time for snorkeling along the shoreline where
guests may observe penguins and flightless cormorants.

PM
TAGUS COVE (ISABELA ISLAND).- (Dry landing) After lunch visit to Tagus Cove that was a port where
whaling ships arrived and left their ships’ names in a cave in 1800. In the high part is the Darwin Lake, a
round salt water crater. Disembark. Walk begins from the shore by a wooden stairway that rises to the
dusty trail passing through Palo Santo Forest to reach the Darwin Lake. Continue on the trail around the
lake through the dry vegetation zone. Panoramic views to the Darwin and Wolf volcanoes. (2kms round
trip, 2h / starts at 0m, ascending to 50mts). Later, panga ride through the cliffs to observe penguins,
flightless cormorants, boobies, pelicans and sally Lightfoot crabs. Snorkeling time in the cove. Briefing
and dinner on board.

AM
EGAS PORT.- (Wet landing). The visit to Puerto Egas begins on the dark sand beach of James Bay. Walk
along a rocky trail to the salt crater (1.7km. round trip, 1½ h, start at 0m, ascend 30m), observing Darwin
Finches, the endemic Galapagos hawks, marine iguanas, sally light root crabs and fur seals and sea lions.
Time for swimming and snorkeling.

PM
SOMBRERO CHINO. – (Wet landing) After lunch, disembark for a short walk of 200m. (30mins. round
trip, flat and rocky), observing lava tunnels, lava cactus, Galápagos Sesuvium. Time for snorkeling.
Return to the yacht. Dinner and briefing for next day.

AM
CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND).- After breakfast, walk for about 20
minutes to the Charles Darwin Station, to observe the Galapagos turtles breading. The Darwin Station is
part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit
organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959.

PM
HACIENDA PRIMICIAS.- After lunch, visit to Hacienda Primicias to see the giant tortoises in their
natural habitat. The tortoises are easy to spot, lumbering around eating grass and leaves and wallowing.
Some highland birds, like cattle egrets, mockingbirds, finches or flycatchers can be seen here. After the
hike return to the yacht. Dinner and briefing for next day.

AM
TINTORERAS. – (Wet landing) After breakfast, Las Tintoreras is located south of Puerto Villamil. It has a
small bay of completely calm turquoise waters, where you can appreciate sea lions, sea turtles, marine
iguanas, rays, etc. The bay is connected to a crevice of crystal clear water, that's shallow and when the
tide is low, the entrance closes. In this crevice, you can see how reef sharks swim along with other small
fish and sea lions. Hiking 2 kms. Snorkeling.  Lunch on board.
BREEDING CENTER ARNALDO TUPIZA. – This center has a captive breeding program for tortoises from
the populations of southern Isabela.

PM
HUMEDALES.- (Dry landing) . Walk for about 30 mins. This area is characterized by sandy beaches,
rocky shores, and mangroves. The area has a number of trails where you can see all four species of
mangroves found in Galapagos and also migratory birds: whimbrel, short-billed dowitcher, wilson’s
phalarope, common tern, blue-winged teal, osprey, black-bellied and semipalmated plovers, greater and
lesser yellowlegs to name a few.
PLAYA DEL AMOR, TUNEL DEL ESTERO Y LA PLAYITA.- These are perfect places to cool off after walking.
This sea inlet is one of the sea lions favorite spots, so you will most likely find one of them enjoying a
swim as well and also iguanas nesting (February) . Just remember to keep the recommended distance.

AM
RABIDA.- (Wet landing) After breakfast disembark in one of the most colorful and volcanically varied
islands in the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. We will start on Rabida's famous maroon
sandy beach and after an easy hike (1 km aprox) will arrive to a stunning lookout to enjoy the amazing
landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher's delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance, such as
nine varieties of finches, Large-billed Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.

PM
CERRO DRAGON.- (Dry landing) After lunch, the walk takes you to a hypersalinic (saltier than the
ocean) lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other
species of birds. There is a short walk to the hill, which rewards with a great view of the bay and a
nesting site of land iguanas. Many of the Iguanas that nest here have been repatriated by the Charles
Darwin Research Station. Dinner and briefing for next day.

AM
BLACK TURTLE COVE.- (No landing) After breakfast a dinghy (panga) visit to Black Turtle Bay (Caleta
Tortuga Negra). This is very close to Baltra. It is very special due to its lovely beach with sea lions and
its clear, calm water. Black (Pacific Green) Turtles and many different types of birds can be seen feeding
here as you are paddled around the beautiful lagoons hidden in the mangroves.
After this visit transfer to Baltra Airport by bus for your return flight to Guayaquil/Quito.
This is the end of the trip.

(Itinerary H) 5D/4N

AM
Depart from Guayaquil/Quito to Galápagos Islands.
BALTRA ISLAND. – This island was a strategic point during the Second World War. It is the main airport
for the Galapagos Islands where tourists and colonists arrive and depart. At the Arrival at Baltra airport,
our naturalist English speaking guide will assists you.

PM
TORTUGA BAY BEACH. – After lunch, visit to Tortuga Bay Beach a pristine location covered with
beautiful white sand beach. It takes around an hour walk to get the beach. Beautiful birds including the
famous Galapagos finches can be admired. The trail to the beach is paved and marked. There are two
beaches at Tortuga Bay, the main beach is used for surfing due to its strong waves. There is a site where
sea is calm. After this visit you can enjoy the attractions of the night-life offered by the Island.
Accommodation and dinner at Hotel Fernandina or similar.

AM
CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND).- After breakfast, walk for about 20
minutes to the Charles Darwin Station, to observe the Galapagos turtles breading. The Darwin Station is
part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit
organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959.

PM
HACIENDA PRIMICIAS.- After lunch, visit to Hacienda Primicias to see the giant tortoises in their
natural habitat. The tortoises are easy to spot, lumbering around eating grass and leaves and wallowing.
Some highland birds, like cattle egrets, mockingbirds, finches or flycatchers can be seen here. After the
hike return to the yacht. Dinner and briefing for next day.

AM
TINTORERAS. – (Wet landing) After breakfast, Las Tintoreras is located south of Puerto Villamil. It has a
small bay of completely calm turquoise waters, where you can appreciate sea lions, sea turtles, marine
iguanas, rays, etc. The bay is connected to a crevice of crystal clear water, that's shallow and when the
tide is low, the entrance closes. In this crevice, you can see how reef sharks swim along with other small
fish and sea lions. Hiking 2 kms. Snorkeling.  Lunch on board.
BREEDING CENTER ARNALDO TUPIZA. – This center has a captive breeding program for tortoises from
the populations of southern Isabela.

PM
HUMEDALES.- (Dry landing) . Walk for about 30 mins. This area is characterized by sandy beaches,
rocky shores, and mangroves. The area has a number of trails where you can see all four species of
mangroves found in Galapagos and also migratory birds: whimbrel, short-billed dowitcher, wilson’s
phalarope, common tern, blue-winged teal, osprey, black-bellied and semipalmated plovers, greater and
lesser yellowlegs to name a few.
PLAYA DEL AMOR, TUNEL DEL ESTERO Y LA PLAYITA.- These are perfect places to cool off after walking.
This sea inlet is one of the sea lions favorite spots, so you will most likely find one of them enjoying a
swim as well and also iguanas nesting (February) . Just remember to keep the recommended distance.

AM
RABIDA.- (Wet landing) After breakfast disembark in one of the most colorful and volcanically varied
islands in the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. We will start on Rabida's famous maroon
sandy beach and after an easy hike (1 km aprox) will arrive to a stunning lookout to enjoy the amazing
landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher's delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance, such as
nine varieties of finches, Large-billed Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.

PM
CERRO DRAGON.- (Dry landing) After lunch, the walk takes you to a hypersalinic (saltier than the
ocean) lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other
species of birds. There is a short walk to the hill, which rewards with a great view of the bay and a
nesting site of land iguanas. Many of the Iguanas that nest here have been repatriated by the Charles
Darwin Research Station. Dinner and briefing for next day.

AM
BLACK TURTLE COVE.- (No landing) After breakfast a dinghy (panga) visit to Black Turtle Bay (Caleta
Tortuga Negra). This is very close to Baltra. It is very special due to its lovely beach with sea lions and
its clear, calm water. Black (Pacific Green) Turtles and many different types of birds can be seen feeding
here as you are paddled around the beautiful lagoons hidden in the mangroves.
After this visit transfer to Baltra Airport by bus for your return flight to Guayaquil/Quito.
This is the end of the trip.

FRAGATA YATCH

• Accommodation on board and/or hotel of Puerto Ayora.
• All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
• Snacks after visits.
• Naturalist bilingual guide (English-Spanish).
• Fresh water to drink, tea, coffee.
• Bus service between airport / Pier or airport / Itabaca channel and vice versa (it will be assumed only if passengers travel on our dates of operation)

• Air flight rate to/from Galápagos.
• INGALA transit card: USD 20
• Wet Suits, for renting 5 days: USD 25 / 8 days: USD 35.
• Snorkeling gear (mask, tube, fins). For renting 5 days: USD 25 / 8 days: USD 35.
• Extra drinks.
• Tips
• Personal expenses.
• Special Conditions: Single cabin has an 80% supplement on top of the normal the rate
• Special Itinerary Supplement: 10% over the rate
• Galapagos National Park fee (US$100 per person)

*Rates subject to change with no previous notice

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

The following are The Fragata’s technical specifications:

TYPE: MOTOR YACHT
LOA: 75 FT.
ENGINES:  2 X 240 H.P. DETROIT DIESEL 8V-71
GENERATORS: 1 DETROIT DIESEL 50 KV / 1 CUMMING 35 KW / 110 AND 220 VOLT, 12 DC
VELOCIDAD: 8 knots cruising
SPEED: 9 KNOTS CRUISING


NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT

• 24 mile furuno radar, GPS satellite navigator, echo sounder furuno 1000ft, speed and distance log, compasses, barometer, clock. Safety equipment.
• 2 x 16 persons tender with 15 hp outboard motor.
• Epirb (emergency position indicating radio beacom).
• Life jackets, flares and signals, fire smoke detectors, complete fire system.

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