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Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Yacht offers four different itineraries

Itinerary Tower - North & South Islands
 Itinerary Tower - North & South Islands
Day 1 (Wednesday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Arrival to Baltra

PM: Highlands of Santa Cruz, Charles Darwin Station

Hiking Wildlife Observation

Baltra Island: Arrival at Baltra airport and transfer to the Cachalote Galapagos cruise for a briefing on board about the boat and the Galapagos islands.

Santa Cruz Highlands: The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Charles Darwin Station: It is an organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos and its species.

Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Vermilion Flycatcher or one of Darwin’s finches, Giant tortoises in the wild.
Day 2 (Thursday) - SOUTH PLAZA & SANTA FE

AM: South Plazas

PM: Santa Fe Island

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

South Plazas: has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos, perfect place for taking amazing shots of these incredible animals.

Santa Fe Island: A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and Palo Santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen here from up close.

Wildlife you might see today: Red-billed tropic birds and swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas, land iguanas.
Day 3 (Friday) - SAN CRISTÓBAL
AM: Witch Hill (Cerro Brujo)

PM: Galapaguera and El Junco

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Witch Hill: Cerro Brujo is a beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.

Galapaguera: A very good area to see tortoises in their natural habitat. El Junco Lagoon: Located in the highlands 19 kilometers from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, there are many farms and ranches in this area of San Cristobal Island.

Wildlife:Pelicans, Blue-footed Boobies, and Swallow-tailed Gulls, giant tortoises, White-cheeked Pintail Ducks, Common Gallinules.
Day 4 (Saturday) - ESPAÑOLA
AM: Gardner Bay, Islet Gardner and Islet Osborn

PM: Punta Suarez

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Gardner Bay: Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Gardner and Osborn islets are important snorkeling sites of the archipelago.

Punta Suarez: Suarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago of Galapagos.

Wildlife you might see today: Galapagos Hawks, Española Mockingbirds, Waved Albatross, sea lions.
Day 5 (Sunday) - FLOREANA
AM: Punta Cormorant & Devil’s Crown

PM: Post Office Bay

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Punta Cormorant: Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favorite of flamingos. Devil's Crown: Arguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil's Crown boasts an amazing variety of marine life.

Post Office Bay: A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

Galapagos species: Pintail ducks, stilts, Large-billed Flycatchers, Flamingos, Rays.
Day 6 (Monday) - SANTA CRUZ & SANTIAGO
AM: Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz

PM: Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Dragon Hill: Your Galapagos trip on the Cachalote Explorer willl take you to Dragon Hill which is surrounded by Palo Santo trees and lagoons where flamingos can be seen and where the shy land iguanas live.

Sullivan Bay: A coral beach landing leads you towards a lava field as far as the eye can see. A truly amazing volcanic experience…up close and personal!

Species you can see today: Green sea turtles, penguins and reef sharks, Land iguana, flamingos.
Day 7 (Tuesday) - GENOVESA
AM: Darwin Bay

PM: El Barranco

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Darwin Bay: A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.

El Barranco: Prince Phillip's Steps - an extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.

Wildlife you might see today: Storm Petrels, Storm Petrels, Short-eared Owl, Lava Gulls, lava Herons, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Great Frigatebirds and Red-footed Boobies.
Day 8 (Wednesday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Caleta Tortuga (Turtle Cove)

PM: Baltra Return flight

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Black Turtle Cove: This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. After this you will finish your Galapagos cruise on the Cachalote with a transfer to the airport.

Wildlife: Sea turtles, lack-finned reef shark, the white-tipped reef shark, and the Galapagos sharks.
Itinerary Fernandina - Western Islands
 Itinerary Fernandina - Western Islands
Day 1 (Wednesday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Arrival to Galapagos

PM: Highlands of Santa Cruz, Charles Darwin Station

Hiking Wildlife Observation

Baltra Island: Upon your arrival at Baltra islands in the Galapagos, you will be greeted by the naturalist guide of Cachalote and transferred to the yacht.

Santa Cruz Highlands: The highlands of Santa Cruz showcase amazing views of the surroundings and are home to many giant tortoises. Charles Darwin Station: This scientific organization provides a great exhibit of studies on wildlife preservation.

Wildlife you might see today: Vermilion Flycatcher or one of Darwin’s finches, Giant tortoises in the wild.
Day 2 (Thursday) - RÁBIDA
AM: Sombrero Chino

PM: Rábida Island

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Sombrero Chino: Chinese Hat - the landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Light-foot crabs.

Rabida Island: It is one of the most colorful and volcanic islands in the archipelago, it is also one of the best sites for snorkeling in the Galapagos islands.

Wildlife: Sharks, sea lions, penguins, and rays. Marine Iguanas, Blue-footed and Nazca boobies, Galapagos Doves.
Day 3 (Friday) - ISABELA
AM: Sierra Negra

PM: Puerto Villamil

Hiking Wildlife Observation

Sierra Negra Volcano: the largest basaltic caldera in Galapagos, on the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands. On the other hand Puerto Villamil town is a very interesting and small town of the Galapagos where you can learn about the islands' history and see how the locals live.

Wildlife you might see today: Galapagos finches.
Day 4 (Saturday) - ISABELA
AM: Punta Moreno

PM: Elizabeth Bay

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Punta Moreno: Beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons can be easily seen

Elizabeth Bay: As you enter the bay, hawks soar overhead and schools of fish can be seen swimming beneath the surface.

Galapagos wildlife on this site of Isabela island:Rays, flightless cormorants, penguins, pelicans, lava herons.
Day 5 (Sunday) - ISABELA
AM: Urbina Bay

PM: Tagus Cove

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Urbina Bay: Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.

Tagus Cove: An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions among many other important and unique wildlife species.

Wildlife you can see: Giant tortoises, land iguanas, flightless cormorants, hawks, yellow warblers, large-billed flycatchers.
Day 6 (Monday) - FERNANDINA & ISABELA
AM: Punta Espinosa

PM: Punta Vicente Roca

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Punta Espinoza: Your Cachalote Galapagos cruise takes you to a narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.

Punta Vicente Roca: The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.

Wildlife: Flightless Cormorants, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, Galapagos Penguins, marine iguanas, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, sea lions, tunas, Blue-footed and Nazca boobies, pelicans.
Day 7 (Tuesday) - SANTIAGO & BARTOLOME
AM: Puerto Egas

PM: Bartolome Island

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Puerto Egas: The trail leads to the coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna.

Bartolome: This island is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands.

Wildlife you might see today: Fur seal, flamingos, Galapagos hawks, Green Sea Turtle, Galapagos penguins, Spotted Eagle Rays and Black-tipped Sharks.
Day 8 (Wednesday) - NORTH SEYMOUR & BALTRA
AM: North Seymour Island

PM: Baltra: Return flight

Hiking Wildlife Observation

North Seymour Island: Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds. Transfer to the Airport and end to the best Galapagos Cruise Tour on the Cachalote Yacht.

Wildlife for today: Frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, land and marine iguanas.

Itinerary Hood - Southern Islands
Itinerary Hood - Southern Islands
Day 1 (Friday) - SAN CRISTÓBAL
AM: Arrival to Galapagos

PM: Galapaguera and el Junco

Hiking Wildlife Observation

San Cristobal Island: Arrival to the Galapagos airport and transfer to the Cachalote boat. Briefing on-board about the cruise and the islands.

Galapaguera: A good area to see tortoises in their natural habitat. El Junco Lagoon: Located in the highlands 19 kilometers from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, here there are many farms and ranches in this area of San Cristobal Island.

Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Pelicans, Blue-footed Boobies, and Swallow-tailed Gulls, giant tortoises, White-cheeked Pintail Ducks, Common Gallinules.
Day 2 (Saturday) - ESPAÑOLA
AM: Gardner Bay, Islet Gardner and Islet Osborn

PM: Punta Suarez

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Gardner Bay: Gardner Bay has an amazing beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home to a large colony of sea lions. Gardner and Osborn islets are snorkeling sites of Galapagos.

Punta Suarez: Suarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.

Wildlife you might see today: Galapagos Hawks, Española Mockingbirds, Waved Albatross, sea lions.
Day 3 (Sunday) - FLOREANA
AM: Punta Cormorant & Devil’s Crown

PM: Post Office Bay

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Punta Cormorant: Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favorite of flamingos and other tropical birds of the Galapagos. Devil's Crown: Arguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil's Crown boasts an amazing variety of marine life.

Post Office Bay: A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

Wildlife: Pintail ducks, stilts, Large-billed Flycatchers, Flamingoes, Rays.
Day 4 (Monday) - SANTA CRUZ & SANTIAGO
AM: Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz

PM: Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Dragon Hill: Cerro Dragon is surrounded by Palo Santo trees and lagoons where flamingos can be seen and where the shy land iguana live.

Sullivan Bay: A coral beach landing leads you towards a lava field as far as the eye can see.

Wildlife you might see today: Green sea turtles, penguins and reef sharks, Land iguana, flamingos.
Day 5 (Tuesday) - GENOVESA
AM: Darwin Bay

PM: El Barranco

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Darwin Bay: The Galapagos itinerary for Cachalote cruise includes a visit to this coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.

El Barranco: Prince Phillip's Steps - an extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25 meters high.

Galapagos Wildlife: Storm Petrels, Storm Petrels, Short-eared Owl, Lava Gulls, lava Herons, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Great Frigate birds and Red-footed Boobies.
Day 6 (Wednesday) - BALTRA
AM: Caleta Tortuga (Turtle Cove)

PM: Baltra Return flight

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Black Turtle Cove: This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. Transfer to the Airport at the end of your Galapagos cruise holiday.

Wildlife you might see today: Sea turtles, lack-finned reef shark, the white-tipped reef shark, and the Galapagos sharks.

Itinerary Isabela - Western Islands
 Itinerary Isabela - Western Islands
Day 1 (Friday) - BALTRA & ISABELA
AM: Baltra to Isabela

PM: Puerto Villamil

Wildlife Observation

Baltra Island: Arrival at Baltra island and pick up by the guide of the Cachalote cruise tour. For your first pick of the Galapagos islands, you will get to visit the amazing town of Puerto Villamil, one of the populated towns of the archipelago and an important place to start exploring Isabela island and the western side of the Galapagos.

Wildlife you might see today: Galapagos finches, various types of birds.
Day 2 (Saturday) - ISABELA
AM: Punta Moreno

PM: Elizabeth Bay

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Punta Moreno: Beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.

Elizabeth Bay: As you enter the bay, hawks soar overhead and schools of fish can be seen swimming beneath the surface.

Wildlife you might see today: Rays, flightless cormorants, penguins, pelicans, lava herons.
Day 3 (Sunday) - ISABELA
AM: Urbina Bay

PM: Tagus Cove

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Urbina Bay: One of our favorite days for this Cachalote yacht itinerary is this one, including a visit to Urbina bay,i ts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.

Tagus Cove: An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Light foot crabs and sea lions.

Galapagos wildlife: Giant tortoises, land iguanas, flightless cormorants, hawks, yellow warblers, large-billed flycatchers.
Day 4 (Monday) - FERNANDINA & ISABELA
AM: Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island

PM: Punta Vicente Roca

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Punta Espinoza: A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.

Punta Vicente Roca: The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.

Wildlife you can see: Flightless Cormorants, Sally Light foot Crabs, Galapagos Penguins, marine iguanas, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, sea lions, tunas, Blue-footed and Nazca boobies, pelicans.
Day 5 (Tuesday) - SANTIAGO & BARTOLOME
AM: Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

PM: Bartolome Island

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Puerto Egas: The trail leads to the coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna.

Bartolome: It is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands with chances for amazing pictures.

Wildlife you might see today: Fur seal, flamingos, Galapagos hawks, Green Sea Turtle, Galapagos penguins, Spotted Eagle Rays and Black-tipped Sharks.
Day 6 (Wednesday) - NORTH SEYMOUR & BALTRA
AM: North Seymour Island

PM: Baltra: Return flight

Hiking Wildlife Observation

North Seymour Island: Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds. Transfer to the Airport for your last day of this Galapagos cruise tour.

Wildlife you might see today: Frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, land and marine iguanas.

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