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Pinguino

Pinguino Explorer gives a unique and unforgettable experience, with the best quality service. The boat has eight spacious cabins with private bathrooms. The master cabin on the main deck and superior cabins have windows and the lower cabins have portholes. All dives are done from a dive panga which offers easy access to all of the best dive locations. After each dive, guests can relax lounge, enjoy a drink from the bar, and review their photos using the onboard computer. Guests can also visit the sundeck and will enjoy the Ecuadorian and international cuisine served menu style and prepared by the yacht’s chef.

Is the only boat authorized by the Galapagos National Park to offer two types of itineraries: 8 days as full diving–live aboard getting to visit the most renowned islands for diving (Darwin and Wolf) and 8 days as a naturalist cruise (cruise tourism), where you will be able to explore the most outstanding flora and fauna, enjoying the best landscapes in the most remarkable spots in the Galapagos Islands.

Day 1 – TUESDAY
AM – Arrival to Baltra Island Airport
Arrival in Baltra Island, our Guide will meet you, once the whole group is complete, will be transferred to our Yacht. The crew will welcome you on board, lunch will be served and you will have some time to prepare for your first visit.

PM- Seymour Island (Dry landing)Seymour is located in the North, from Baltra will be 30 minutes. This place is privileged for Birdwatching, you will have the chance to see frigates, blue footed boobies, masked boobies, swallow-tailed gulls. Land and marine Iguanas, sea lions can be seen during the walking. Also from these islands we will be able to have a beautiful view of Daphne Islet.

Day 2 – Wednesday
AM – Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island
Bahía Darwin/Darwin Bay, Genovesa (Tower) Island. The long-eroded remnants of a prehistoric volcanic cra-ter, Genovesa Island has a distinctive crescent shape. A memorable visitor site on the bay leads through some mangroves and past many nesting birds including Red-footed and Nazca Boobys, Frigate Birds, gulls and more. From February to June, the Frigate Birds inflate their bright red throat pouches. Look for stingrays trapped in tidal pools at low tide. Following the visit, our guests will have the opportunity to snorkel, kayak or take a panga ride around the tranquil bay. Snorkelers sometimes see Hammerhead sharks!

PM – Prince Philip’s Steps, Genovesa Island
El Barranco/Prince Philip’s Steps, Genovesa (Tower) Island. Across Darwin Bay from the morning visitor site, Prince Philip’s Steps is a spectacular site for bird lovers. After a brief clamber up a rocky bluff, visitors emerge onto a plateau where they can see the elusive Short-eared Owl: this site is one of the only places in Galapa-gos where these birds are commonly seen. Look for Red-footed and Nazca Boobys, storm petrels and Tropic Birds. The visit is followed by the chance to do some more snorkeling or kayaking in the bay.

Day 3 – Thursday
AM – South Plazas Island (Dry landing)
The tour starts with a walk through a landscape surrounded by Cactus Opuntia, large colonies of sea lions can be found in the shores. Land iguanas are the most representative animals in South Plaza, also this place is ideal for bird watching as the “pilot bird” it has a large tail with feathers. Also we can see Nazca Boobies and some marine iguanas.

PM – Santa Fe (Wet landing)
Will disembark on a white sand beach and turquoise water, where you can see some sea lions resting.During the visit you can see land iguanas, the Conolophus pallidus is an endemic specie, this can be found only in this Island, and these animal has an attractive color. In Santa Fe we can also see some birds, like the Galapagos Hawk.

Day 4 – Friday
AM – Santa Cruz-Puerto Ayora (Dry landing)
The day begins with a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Interpretation Center Fausto Lle-rena where land iguanas and turtles live in captivity due to a scientific programs for the conservation of the islands.

PM – Floreana-Corona del DiablO
Considered one of the best places to do snorkel, here you can see tropical fish, sea lions, rays, and sharks.Floreana- Punta Cormorant (Wet landing) This point is located in the north of the island, the beach where we disembark has a slight greenish color, similar to the Olivine, a mineral of volcanic origin. In the course of the trail can occasionally observe a large population of Flemish that sit around a lagoon, down the road you will observe a white sand beach, is the nesting ground for sea turtles.

Day 5 – SATURDAY
AM – Dragon´s Hill (Dry landing)
The trail starts for a small white sand beach which is delineated by black rocks that contrasts with the color of the Galapagos red crab that are sitting on the stones. Inside the island is a lake, where occasionally we can observe endemic species, Flemish and other migratory birds. In this area is possible to see several species of birds, as Darwin finches and mocking birds. Dragon ́s Hill is characterized by host a considerable population of land iguanas.

PM – Chinese Hat wet landing
This islet takes its name because the of its form, which resembles in a Chinese Hat, when its observed from above, it is very interesting, it is a place to view different formations of volcanic lava. Some young wolves rest on the beach and occasionally penguins can be found. Chinese Hat provides excellent conditions for snor-keling, when you will be able to find Galapagos Sharks, endemic fish, rays and much more!

Day 6 – SUNDAY
AM – Isla Cowley
Snorkelling will be our activity during this day, is possible to observe white sharks, lots of reef fish, sea lions and occasio-nally lobsters, eels and turtles. In the eastern part of the islet can be found large manta rays and eagle rays.During the panga ride is possible to see blue-footed boo-bies, Nazca boobies, gulls, also sea lions and marine iguanas resting on the rocks.

PM – Islet Albany
Snorkelling is the main activity at this point too, especially in the Northeast, it is possible to see eagle rays, schools of barra-cuda, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, sea turtles and lots of reef fish, including other open water species such as tuna or saws. During the panga ride is possible to see blue-footed and Naz-ca boobies, different species of gulls, marine iguanas and sea lions resting on the rocks. It is also possible to observe sea turtles raising their heads out of the water. This activity can be experienced all around the islet.

Day 7 – MONDAY
AM – Rabida (Wet landing)
This site visit provides a breathtaking view of red beach where lie large colonies of sea lions. On the back of the beach we will find a lagoon, occasionally we can observe flamingos and different species of seabirds. Along the way the trail you can see blue-footed boobies and other species of seabirds. The snorkeling near the beach can swim with sea turtles and different species of rays.

PM – Bartolomé (Dry landing)
A hike to the top of the island will take place where you can see the big and famous gable, the famous Pin-nacle Rock, admiring the creation and evolution of the islands, having the opportunity of seeing fresh lava as well as penguins, sea lions, water turtles, different species of rays and tropical fishes. On the beach you can snorkel with Galapagos penguins, sea turtles, several species of rays and tropical fish. If time permits you can do a panga ride at sunset.

Day 8 – TUESDAY
AM – Mosquera (Wet landing)This small island is an attractive site visit consists of subsea lifting plates, a thick layer of white sand is the resting place of colonies of juvenile wolves playing in the banks. You can also see gulls and migratory birds.
PM – Departure from Baltra Island Airport
Transfer from the yacht to Baltra Island Airport.

Include – Not Included

Life insurance, accident insurance or any other type of insurance, is NOT included in our programs, rates or information sent to you. We recommend to all our clients that insurance be contracted from their country of origin. No member of our crew is, nor will be, responsible for any accident or injury that may occur in the course of your trip aboard our vessel. A disclaimer form is available to you from this moment. Your safety on our boat is everyone’s responsibility, first aid equipment is available on board the pregnancy.

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