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Galapagos Island

The Galapagos Islands are unique amongst other islands around the world, wildlife and its behaviour make the Galapagos Islands an attraction for scientists and nature lovers. Gracious blue footed boobies and the endemic giant tortoises, sea lions, mysterious islands creatures like birds that lost their ability to fly (flightless cormorants), penguins at the equator, armies of marine iguanas and other species, endemic to the Galapagos islands help us learn how friendly animals can be when not threatened. Come and learn to live in harmony with nature at the Galapagos islands. galapagos island
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Santa Fe (Barrington) Island

The small bay on Barrington’s northeast coast is an extremely picturesque anchorage. There are two different trails at this site One leads to a scenic viewpoint on top of a cliff where it is possible to find land iguanas, endemic to the island. The other trail is near the beach and is a short circular trail where it is possible to see land iguanas, but early in the morning or in the afternoon when the sun is low. A particular atracttion is the unusually tall forest of prickly cactus

Plazas Island

These are two small islets that were uplifted a short distance from the east coast of Santa Cruz. The unusual vegetation and location of the island create an interesting landscape in which the fauna and flora of Galapagos are enhanced. Moreover despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the archipelago live here. It is possible to guarantee the observation of land iguanas, that often are in the shade of a cactus. Nesting on the rugged southern cliffs,the swallow–tailed gulls are usually seen along with various other sea birds. The protected rocky seashore is a prime habitat for a large colony of noisy sea lions. The principal attraction of Plazas are the land iguanas, the sea lions and the swallow – tailed gulls, Also we can see yellow – tailed mullets, Audubon’s shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate birds gliding past the cliff, brown pelicans gliding past the cliff.

Santa Cruz Island

The Bachas Beaches:
These two small beaches are located on the West side of Turtle Cove. Their sand is made of decomposed coral, which makes it white and soft, making it the favorite site to nest for sea turtles. Behind one of the beaches there is a small brackish water lagoon, where occasionally is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels. The other beach is longer, and has two old barges that were abandoned during the Second World War, when the USA used Baltra island as a strategical point to protect the Panama Channel. (The metal is rusty and sharp, so it is not a good place for swimming).

Caleta Tortuga:
An interesting point to visit. Here a panga ride will take us around a beautiful lagoon surrounded by green lush mangroves. We can expect to see manta rays, sharks, turtles, blue footed boobies, masked boobies, sea gals,etc.

Galapagos Rumba Expedition

Join us on board our 10 passenger adventure yacht, the Rumba, for travel in the Galapagos Islands.

We will feature lectures by experienced naturalists. Island visits will be in small groups of 16 people or less, each is escorted by a certified Galapagos National Park guide. All cabins have an ocean view, upper / lower berths, private facilities and a fan

Galapagos Indepth

The Galapagos Islands are a group of twelve volcanic islands and numerous islets an rocks 650 miles off the Pacific coast of Ecuador. The area of the islands is 3,086 square miles. Only two are inhabited: Isabela, the largest of the group, and San Cristobal. Current estimated population in the islands is 20,000. The islands are hilly, rising to a height of 5,000 feet, and there are several active volcanoes.
Step through the entrance of the Red Mangrove Inn and you will feel that you have entered a realm of magic and imagination last seen in childhood. Charmed with lanters of a translucent bark, the entrance walkway brings you through a canopy of red mangroves. There, though only feet from Puerto Ayora, its is not unlikely to see a Yellow-crowned Night Heron
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