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San Cristobal to Baltra

30th March 2024 FOR 7 NIGHTS | Silver Origin

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San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos

30 Mar 2024

2

El Barranco, Genovesa Island, Galápagos

Our ship anchors in sight of the volcanic moonscape of Isla Bartolomé, at Sullivan Bay. Zodiacs bring guests ashore to ascend a boardwalk of 388 steps. Passing through the arid volcanic landscape provides a chance to watch for lava lizards, Galapagos Hawks, and Blue-footed Boobies. However, the climber’s ultimate reward is one of the most beautiful panoramas in all of the Galapagos Islands – the view towards Pinnacle Rock with black, volcanic cones of Baltra, Daphne Major and Daphne Minor in the distance. View less On the way down watch how the sunlight catches the green of pioneering plant species in stark contrast against dark volcanic rock, and look forward to time swimming and snorkeling from the golden beach at Bahia Dorada.

31 Mar 2024

3

North Seymour Island, Galapagos

Punta Vicente Roca is one of the marine sites Isabela Island has to offer. On the southern side of Ecuador Volcano, the tip of land on the western end of Isabela is named after Vicente Ramon Roca, President of Ecuador from 1845-49, who as Prefect of Guayas had proposed the Ecuadorian annexation of the Galapagos Islands in 1831. The geological formations, the underwater caves and lava tubes offer fascinating views of the coastline. View less The South Equatorial Countercurrent hits this part of the archipelago from the west and the water offers abundant food sources for different marine life and seabirds. It is normal to see Pacific green turtles, but sharks, rays, whales and dolphins can also be expected, apart from a small colony of fur seals. Blue-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Brown Noddies and other seabirds nest in the cliffs and both the endemic Galapagos Penguins and Flightless Cormorants have established small colonies nearby. Marine iguanas also like this area because of the rich variety of seaweeds growing underwater along the western coast of Isabela. As a marine site, deepwater snorkeling is also possible at Punta Vicente Roca.

01 Apr 2024

4

Mangle Point, Fernandina Island, Galápagos

Tagus Cove is bordered by a steep rocky coastline and has for centuries offered shelter for ships and yachts. The cove is named after the British frigate HMS Tagus visiting the Galapagos in 1814. Already by the 1830s other ships had their visits recorded by painting or scratching their name onto the rocks. On approach Galapagos Penguins and Flightless Cormorants –both birds mainly found on Isabela’s west coast and neighboring Fernandina- are often seen. View less From the landing a trail through an incense tree forest leads past Darwin Lake to a viewpoint on top of a splatter cone. During the hike several land birds including Medium Ground-Finches, Galapagos Hawks, Yellow Warblers as well as Large-billed and Vermilion Flycatchers are often present. Brown Noddies and Blue-footed Boobies prefer the rocks along the shore.

02 Apr 2024

5

Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos

Floreana Island’s northernmost point is called Punta Cormorant – named after the British naval vessel HMS Cormorant and dating back to the late 19th century. From the landing beach a short track leads to a shallow lagoon that is famous for its flamingos. The brilliantly pink birds skim the salty waters for shrimp and tend to chicks on the nest. The trail then scales a low hillside through scattered Palo Santo trees to reveal an idyllic white-sand beach on the other side of the point. View less Standing at the edge of the lapping waves, you might spot mammoth female sea turtles hauling themselves out of the sea to lay eggs in the sugar sand dunes that lay high above the tide line. Before returning to the landing site your guides may also point out White-cheeked Pintails, Blue-footed Boobies, Yellow Warblers, and Medium and Small Ground Finches.

03 Apr 2024

6

Gardner Bay, Española Island, Galápagos

Los Gemelos (The Twins) is a visitor site in the Santa Cruz highlands. Found some 15 kilometers northwest of Puerto Ayora, the road leading from Puerto Ayora in the south of Santa Cruz to Itabaca in the north dissects the twin pit craters. Pit craters are formed when the roof of an underground void collapses. The smaller pit crater is on the eastern side of the road, while the larger one is on the western side. See from above, the two openings in the ground are not at all identical. View less Their layout might imply an elongated magma chamber or a lava tube leading further west and the larger twin actually having formerly been two small pit craters whose connecting wall collapsed as well. Trails through a Scalesia forest not only give access to good views of the pit craters, but also permit to observe some of the smaller land birds. Vermilion Flycatchers, Yellow Warblers, Galapagos Doves, Medium Ground Finches and several other finch species can often be seen there.

04 Apr 2024

7

Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos

Cerro Dragón’s land iguanas once played an important part in a conservation program headed by the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park. When the reptiles’ numbers declined in the 1970s, some animals were taken to breed in captivity and were released back into undeveloped areas. Today, it is an honor to see the success of this program firsthand at Cerro Dragón. Walk inland on a trail past small saltwater lagoons that periodically feature flamingos, to see the reintroduced animals. In a periodic local phenomenon, during rainier times the salinity in the lagoons drops with the inflow of freshwater. As a consequence crustacean populations decline, which in turn means the shorebirds become scarce.

05 Apr 2024

8

San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos

Baltra Island, also known as South Seymour, is truly the entrance to the Galapagos Islands. Despite not being considered as part of the National Park proper, Baltra definitely offers a taste of the weird and wonderful nature that thrives on the islands. The island is located in the central part of the archipelago. At just eight sq. mi it is one of smallest islands, yet its flat, volcanic rock surface and central location in the archipelago makes it an ideal place for one of the islands’ two airports. The airport was built by the US Air Force, who used it as an army base during WWII. As a travel destination in itself it offers few attractions, and all travellers who come here are just passing through, either on either way to or from the islands. There is no tourism infrastructure (save a few agencies that offer tours of the islands) or shops on Baltra and any purchases that you might wish to make should be done at the airport if they can. However, land iguanas and Galapagos finches are popular sights, and the iguanas are often seen running across the runway itself. As you cross the Itabaca Channel to or from Santa Cruz, be on the lookout for some other Galapagian locals: giant turtles and playful sea lions completely oblivious to the humans around.

06 Apr 2024

(This holiday is generally suitable for persons with reduced mobility. For customers with reduced mobility or any medical condition that may require special assistance or arrangements to be made, please notify your Cruise Concierge at the time of your enquiry, so that we can provide specific information as to the suitability of the holiday, as well as make suitable arrangements with the Holiday Provider on your behalf).

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30th Mar 2024

- 7 Nights

Silver Origin

San Cristobal to Baltra

ID: 336572

Kicker Rock, Ecuador, San Cristobal, Ecuador, Isla Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Santiago, Espinoza Point (Fernandina), Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Ecuador, Tagus Cove, Ecuador, Elizabeth Bay, Ecuador, Post Office, Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet, Floreana, Santa Cruz Highlands, Ecuador, Breeding Center, Pto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Guy Fawkes, Bahía Borrero, Santa Cruz, Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz, Ecuador, Baltra (Galapagos)

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£9599

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16th Mar 2024

- 7 Nights

Silver Origin

San Cristobal to Baltra

ID: 336728

Kicker Rock, Ecuador, San Cristobal, Ecuador, Isla Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Santiago, Espinoza Point (Fernandina), Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Ecuador, Tagus Cove, Ecuador, Elizabeth Bay, Ecuador, Post Office, Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet, Floreana, Santa Cruz Highlands, Ecuador, Breeding Center, Pto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Guy Fawkes, Bahía Borrero, Santa Cruz, Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz, Ecuador, Baltra (Galapagos)

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2nd Mar 2024

- 7 Nights

Silver Origin

San Cristobal to Baltra

ID: 336712

Kicker Rock, Ecuador, San Cristobal, Ecuador, Isla Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Santiago, Espinoza Point (Fernandina), Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Ecuador, Tagus Cove, Ecuador, Elizabeth Bay, Ecuador, Post Office, Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet, Floreana, Santa Cruz Highlands, Ecuador, Breeding Center, Pto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Guy Fawkes, Bahía Borrero, Santa Cruz, Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz, Ecuador, Baltra (Galapagos)

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17th Feb 2024

- 7 Nights

Silver Origin

San Cristobal to Baltra

ID: 336722

Kicker Rock, Ecuador, San Cristobal, Ecuador, Isla Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Santiago, Espinoza Point (Fernandina), Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Ecuador, Tagus Cove, Ecuador, Elizabeth Bay, Ecuador, Post Office, Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet, Floreana, Santa Cruz Highlands, Ecuador, Breeding Center, Pto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Guy Fawkes, Bahía Borrero, Santa Cruz, Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz, Ecuador, Baltra (Galapagos)

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£9409

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3rd Feb 2024

- 7 Nights

Silver Origin

San Cristobal to Baltra

ID: 336441

Kicker Rock, Ecuador, San Cristobal, Ecuador, Isla Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Santiago, Espinoza Point (Fernandina), Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Ecuador, Tagus Cove, Ecuador, Elizabeth Bay, Ecuador, Post Office, Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet, Floreana, Santa Cruz Highlands, Ecuador, Breeding Center, Pto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Guy Fawkes, Bahía Borrero, Santa Cruz, Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz, Ecuador, Baltra (Galapagos)

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£9409

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20th Jan 2024

- 7 Nights

Silver Origin

San Cristobal to Baltra

ID: 336423

Kicker Rock, Ecuador, San Cristobal, Ecuador, Isla Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Santiago, Espinoza Point (Fernandina), Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Ecuador, Tagus Cove, Ecuador, Elizabeth Bay, Ecuador, Post Office, Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet, Floreana, Santa Cruz Highlands, Ecuador, Breeding Center, Pto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Guy Fawkes, Bahía Borrero, Santa Cruz, Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz, Ecuador, Baltra (Galapagos)

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£9409

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2nd Dec 2023

- 7 Nights

Silver Origin

San Cristobal to Baltra

ID: 336656

Kicker Rock, Ecuador, San Cristobal, Ecuador, Isla Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Santiago, Espinoza Point (Fernandina), Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Ecuador, Tagus Cove, Ecuador, Elizabeth Bay, Ecuador, Post Office, Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet, Floreana, Santa Cruz Highlands, Ecuador, Breeding Center, Pto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Guy Fawkes, Bahía Borrero, Santa Cruz, Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz, Ecuador, Baltra (Galapagos)

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£8439

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18th Nov 2023

- 7 Nights

Silver Origin

San Cristobal to Baltra

ID: 336764

Kicker Rock, Ecuador, San Cristobal, Ecuador, Isla Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Santiago, Espinoza Point (Fernandina), Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Ecuador, Tagus Cove, Ecuador, Elizabeth Bay, Ecuador, Post Office, Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet, Floreana, Santa Cruz Highlands, Ecuador, Breeding Center, Pto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Guy Fawkes, Bahía Borrero, Santa Cruz, Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz, Ecuador, Baltra (Galapagos)

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£8439

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4th Nov 2023

- 7 Nights

Silver Origin

San Cristobal to Baltra

ID: 336492

Kicker Rock, Ecuador, San Cristobal, Ecuador, Isla Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Santiago, Espinoza Point (Fernandina), Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Ecuador, Tagus Cove, Ecuador, Elizabeth Bay, Ecuador, Post Office, Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet, Floreana, Santa Cruz Highlands, Ecuador, Breeding Center, Pto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Guy Fawkes, Bahía Borrero, Santa Cruz, Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz, Ecuador, Baltra (Galapagos)

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£8439

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21st Oct 2023

- 7 Nights

Silver Origin

San Cristobal to Baltra

ID: 336497

Kicker Rock, Ecuador, San Cristobal, Ecuador, Isla Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Santiago, Espinoza Point (Fernandina), Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Ecuador, Tagus Cove, Ecuador, Elizabeth Bay, Ecuador, Post Office, Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet, Floreana, Santa Cruz Highlands, Ecuador, Breeding Center, Pto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Guy Fawkes, Bahía Borrero, Santa Cruz, Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz, Ecuador, Baltra (Galapagos)

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