Galapagos M/Y GALAXY – MPG 05 | 12 Itinerary

May, 22 th – San Cristobal | Isla Lobos

After a 3-hour flight from Quito with a middle stop in Guayaquil finally we arrived in Puerto Baquerizo – San Cristobal

A short transfer to the pier and 30 minute- sail to Isla Lobos we started our visit with a Panga ride around the islet then going along the cost of San Cristobal.   Nice place where to see frigate birds, some blue-footed boobies and sea lions.

May, 23 th – Española

The highlight of our trip !! An early visit in the morning in Punta Suarez through a rocky trail where we saw lots o sea lions, swallow tailed-gulls, nazca boobies, blue footed boobies, Galapagos hawks and the unique albatross.  Incredible visit!

Next activity… deep water snorkel near by Gardner Islet, sea lions joined us in the water, playfull animals and very very curious ! We saw many Damsel fishes, King angel fishes, Sargent fishes and the endemic black-stripped Salema.

To finish with this wonderful journey, a wet landing in Gardner Bay… a huge conoly of sea lions and some time for your own… What do you discover there?

May, 24th, Floreana

Post Office Bay in the morning.   We started with a long panga ride around The Baroness view point looking for the most incredible and unique wildlife.   We saw lots of sea lions, some rays, marine turtles and Galapagos pinguins.   Then a wet landing in the Post Office bay where we walk along the beach approaching the mail box established on the Galapagos by Captain Colnett in the 18th century.

Remember the stories about pirates, whalers, Ecuadorians, Norwegians and the most interesting part… Germans ! Dr Rither, the Wittmer family, the Baroness and her lovers …

In the afternoon, the most spectacular snorkel in Devil’s Crown with colorful fishes, sea lions white tip reef sharks and much more!

In the afternoon wet landing on Punta Cormorant walking around to discover the wonders of Floreana.   Green sand beach with olivine cristals, some Darwin daisies, Scalesias, Galapagos Lantanas and to close with this daily adventure… on the south a white sand beach with sting rays and turtles!

May, 25th, Santa Fe + South Plazas

A journey observing Land Iguanas.   In the morning our first visit started with Santa Fe; a rocky trail with an incredible landscape where we saw lots of Opuntia Cactus.   Along the trail some Santa Fe Land Iguanas unique of this ecosystem that have been adapted to those extreme conditions.   Then snorkel with sea lions, sting rays and marine turtles.   Sailing time to South Plazas.

A dry landing on a rock pier where we discover on of the most important colonies of Galapagos Land Iguanas, unique specie in the Islands contrasting with a cactus forest and reddish, greenish Sesuvium.

May, 26th, Santa Cruz

Our last stop visiting the Charles Darwin Station…  Early departure to see the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoises.  Three different species raised in captivity to restore the enormous populations that Galapagos used to have.   Time to take some pictures of Lonesome George, Diego and lots of Santa Cruz Tortoises.


Dear Overseas Adventure Travellers – AWG 05 | 02 | 2012

Bienvenidos amigos… ( welcome friends !!! )

On behalf of Overseas Adventure Travel, I want to send you a huge welcome greeting before your arrival to my country… Ecuador.

I am Andres Cadena, your Trip Leader on your up coming trip to Galapagos – Ecuador Islands portion which is the second part of your Ultimate Galapagos Explorations & Ecuador’s Amazon Wilds and I hope to exceed all your expectations for this trip. I was born in Quito, the capital of Ecuador and you can have a look with more info at the About myself… link on top of this post. I’ve been part of the OAT Team in Ecuador since 2008. As your Trip Leader, I will be leading and coordinating your activities in the islands.

In the Amazon portion you will have an extra bonus with your local guide Patricio Fernandez, he will join us to bring more information with another point of view becoming this visit more interesting with full of new discoveries. So get ready for the adventure, get ready for the best travel experience !!! Overseas Adventure Travel seeks out unusual experiences in places that are off the beaten track.

Specifically this ecuadorian tour has been carefully designed thinking on all the possible activities for you to discover: my county, my culture, my people and off course the unique wildlife and nature that Ecuador & Galapagos have.

We need from you some extra flexibility and a 100% positive attitude to have during this unique journey the best travel experience. Make sure to be opened and get prepared to leave your comfort zone. We never know what we’ll encounter, from airline delays to unpredictable weather, rough seas and sometimes very choppy waters as we sail at night from one island to the next one; but remember you come here to discover a fascinating new world!!! On the next pages, you’ll find information regarding How Galapagos looks like…,OAT Philosophy & Values…, Tips for Travel…, with a Recommended Packing List which gives you a detailed view of this new adventure that just started…