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Yacht Catamaran Anahi


Why travel on this ship?

• As a Catamaran, the Anahi has great stability and is a good choice for passengers who have little or no experience at sea.
• The Anahi has spacious cabins (16m2 / 172 ft2) and suites (25m2 / 269 ft2)
• With 9 crew members for just 16 passengers, the Anahi offers a personalized service.
• The Anahi has an environmental and social friendly operation, ensuring a responsible and sustainable tourism.
• Enjoy on board activities like navigation and astronomy classes, conferences about biology, geology, evolution and other Galapagos related subjects.
• Wide variety of great itineraries (4, 5 and 8 days).
• Level III naturalist guides.
• All meals are buffet style and prepared with ingredients produced in the Galapagos.

 


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By A Web Design

Yacht Catamaran Anahi


Why travel on this ship?

• As a Catamaran, the Anahi has great stability and is a good choice for passengers who have little or no experience at sea.
• The Anahi has spacious cabins (16m2 / 172 ft2) and suites (25m2 / 269 ft2)
• With 9 crew members for just 16 passengers, the Anahi offers a personalized service.
• The Anahi has an environmental and social friendly operation, ensuring a responsible and sustainable tourism.
• Enjoy on board activities like navigation and astronomy classes, conferences about biology, geology, evolution and other Galapagos related subjects.
• Wide variety of great itineraries (4, 5 and 8 days).
• Level III naturalist guides.
• All meals are buffet style and prepared with ingredients produced in the Galapagos.

 


Payment Policies:


Terms and Conditions:

Overview

 

Deck Plan Catamaran Anahi


The M/C Anahi is a Power Catamaran Yacht built in Guayaquil, Ecuador and launched at the end of 2006 with a high standard level of comfort. She offers accommodations in 6 twin cabins of 14m2/172 ft2 each (2 can be transformed in a double bed), located in the main deck, and 2 suit cabins of 25m2/269 ft2 each, located in the upper deck. All cabins features large portrait windows with ocean view, beautiful clean wood floor, nice private facilities with shower and hot/cold water, locker and closet, air conditioned. Additionally the yacht has ample resting areas, library, TV-DVD room, and comfortable dining room and lounge on the main deck. On the upper deck the yacht features a very charming bar and an excellent area for resting, together with a Jacuzzi for 6 people. Above the bar area we find the ample sundeck with resting chairs for 8 people. With unparalleled stability you are guaranteed a tranquil and relaxed cruise.



Crew:

Captain, first mate, sailor, 2 engineers, cabin keeper, barman, chef, chef assistant and naturalist bilingual guide.

On board Facilities:

• 8 cabins with ocean view, lower beds, air conditioning, private bathroom with hot water, safe deposit box and closet
• Lounge and bar area
• Jacuzzi
• Solar Deck
• Entertainment room with TV and DVD

Equipment:

One 48 miles Radar; Echo sounder; GPS; One VHF radio; Epirb; Magnetic compass; 2 Rigid life rafts for 15 passengers each; 30 SOLAS life jackets; fire & smoke detectors; complete fire system; 2 Zodiac rafts for 10 persons each. Safety equipment complies with international Coast Guard regulations.



M/C Yacht Anahi Specifications
Length: 27.60 meters / 90 ft
Beam: 11 meters / 36 ft
Draft: N/A
Speed: 10 knots
Rig: Motor Catamaran
GRT: N/A
Electric Power Supply: 220 V 50Hz / 110 V 60Hz
 

Itinerary A1
4 Days


Itinerary A1 – Tuesday to Friday

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Anahi DAY 1: TUESDAY - San Cristobal Island

AM: Flight to Galapagos from Quito/Guayaquil Airport.
TUpon arrival at San Cristobal travelers pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands and to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless prepaid), and $10 for the INGALA card which is an identity card that you need . Guides will meet you, collect your luggage, and escort you on the short bus ride to the harbor. Motorized rafts, called "Pangas‟ will transport you to the M/C ANAHI and our crew will welcome you onboard. After departure and lunch, the first island visit is made.

PM: La Lobería PM: The beach is 10 minutes from the airport of San Cristobal. It is a coral sand beach with sea lions. La Loberia is a piece of coast that has been named for the large number of sea lions resting on the rocks and sand. Despite being outside the boundaries of the National Park area, due to its great importance, the park staff obliges for its care and maintenance. The tour will find button mangrove, white mangrove, chala, palo santo, cotton, Tiquilia, morning glory and other species of the littoral zone as the cacho de chivo, whose seeds is the main source of food for several species of finches. Besides the sea lions, yellow warblers, frigates and various species of finches can be seen. On the rocks, large Galapagos marine iguanas can be found, unique in the world.
Highlands The route from Puerto Baquerizo follows the signs marked for El Progresso. This small town was established as a penal colony in 1888 by Manuel Cobos. The prisoners were treated a slaves and developed a sugar cane and coffee plantation. The steep road narrows as it climbs the sides of the extinct volcano. At the summit visitors are treated to a spectacular view of the El Junco Lagoon. Rainwater and condensation have collected in the caldera for hundreds of years creating this haven for frigatebirds. The lake supplies water both for the people of the island and for many of the tourist boats. Hiking around the lake offers views of practically the entire island including San Joaquin Hill the island's highest point.
AnahiDAY 2: WEDNESDAY - Española Island

AM: Punta Suarez
This rocky land spot sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Along its southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea affording the visitor spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow whole where water spouts up to 50-75 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf.

PM: Gardner Bay
Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and the opportunity to observe sea lions. Here we can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.
AnahiDAY 3: THURSDAY - Floreana Island

AM: Cormorant Point
This site offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It‟s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: "The Green Beach" (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the "Flour Sand Beach" which is made up of coral.

Devil's Crown
The Devil's Crown, located just off Punta Cormorant, offers some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos. In fact, the only way to see the Crown is by water; it is termed a Marine Visitor Site, and no landings are allowed. Sometimes referred to as Onslow Island, this is an almost completely submerged volcano, and erosion has transformed the cone into a series of jagged peaks; as a result, this site really does look like a devil's crown.

PM: Post office bay & Baroness Lookout
Historically, this site is the location of a wooden barrel that wasplaced in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used since this time by mariners and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Apart from being the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. We will continue to the north of the island and will ascent to an elevated slope to enjoy a beautiful vista at the Baroness lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her house. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.
AnahiDAY 4: FRIDAY - Santa Cruz Island

AM: Charles Darwin Station
Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. One of the main attractions are the National Park information center, the Van Straelen Exhibition Hall, the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises, Lonesome George (turtle from Pinta), and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity.

After the morning excursion we will head back to the airport for the flight to the mainland.

Itinerary A2
5 Days


Itinerary A2: Friday To Tuesday

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Anahi DAY 1: FRIDAY - Baltra Bachas

AM: Flight to Galapagos from Quito Airport.
The flight from Quito to the Galapagos is approximately 2 ½ hours on a Boeing 727. Upon arrival at Baltra travelers pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands and to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless prepaid), and $10 for the INGALA card which is an identity card that you need . Guides will meet you, collect your luggage, and escort you on the short bus ride to the harbor. Motorized rafts, called 'Pangas' will transport you to the M/C ANAHI and our crew will welcome you onboard. After departure and lunch, the first island visit is made.

PM: Bachas Beach
These two small beaches are found to the West of Turtle Cove. Their sand is made of decomposed coral, which makes it white and soft, making it a favorite nesting site 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, but it 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.
AnahiDAY 2: SATURDAY - Genovesa Island

AM: Darwin Bay
This bay originated when the crater of the island collapsed below sea level. The wet lan¬ding (jumping from the panga to the shallow waters of the shore) is on a beautiful white coral sandy beach. This is a favorite island for birdwatchers: red footed-boobies, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels, yellow-crowned, and black-crowned lava herons, and yellow warblers can usually be seen in the area.
Continuing on the trail, visitors climb gradually to the edge of the cliff seeing Red-Foots nesting in the Mangrove trees below. Bird watching includes sightings of sharp-beaked finches, large cactus and ground finches, Galapagos doves, and swallow-tailed gulls. Reaching the end the trail at the cliff's edge offers an incredible view of the island and the many birds living there.

PM: El Barranco
The visitor site of El Barranco is located in the southern part of Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island. The trail is on volcanic rock that has a length of 1.5 km and the tour can be done in about 2 hours. The youngest area of the island, from a geological point of view, lies in this area. The cliffs located in the south are composed of very fragile lava. The natural erosion that has occurred in these lava flows has become the ideal place for nesting Storm Petrels. You can see two species of petrels that nest in cavities and holes in the lava. One of its main predators is the short-eared owl. The red-footed booby nests only in the outer islands of the archipelago, Punta Pitt, Gardner (Floreana), Wolf, Darwin and Genovesa. Also present on this island is the masked booby. During the panga rides along the cliffs fur sea lions can be seen and several species of seabirds.
AnahiDAY 3: SUNDAY - Plazas and Santa Fe Islands

AM: Plazas
Plazas is located at the east of Santa Cruz Island, and forms part of two islands known as Islas Plazas. Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than its relatives found at other islands. Throughout the island are several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana, they are unique, recognizable at first glance by their black/gray color, with a land iguana's crest, but face and tail of the marine iguana. The big population of iguanas is due to the presence of tunas, their favorite food. Swallow tailed gulls nesting in the rugged cliffs are seen along with other sea birds as: audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate birds, and brown pelicans.

PM: Santa Fe
Located in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, this island was formed from an uplift instead than a volcanic origin, this is why is mostly flat. There are some theories which assure this could be the oldest island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats, and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands. After disembarking in the beautiful and clear waters you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion colonies. Along the trail many salt bushes can be seen as well giant Pickly pear cactus, gigantism is a characteristic of oceanic islands. There are great possibilities of snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical fishes.
AnahiDAY 4: MONDAY - San Cristobal Island

AM: Punta Pitt
This place is located on the north part of San Cristobal Island. Here we can find endemic species such as the lava lizard and the red-footed bo¬oby. We will walk to the high part of the island for an impressive view.
This spot is also home to the Chatham moc¬kingbird, only found here on San Cristobal.

PM: Kicker RockAlso known as the Sleeping Lion because of its shape, this islet is located off the coast of San Cristobal. The re¬mains of a lava cone eroded by the sea and the two vertical rocks that rise 500 feet from the ocean surface form a small channel suitable for small boats. This natural monument has become a favorite sight for cruises because of the many tropical birds, frigates, and boobies that live in the place.
Beneath the sea, the crystal clear waters offer a superb show of colorful tropical fishes and invertebrates.

Lobos Island
To reach Lobos Island we will navigate an hour from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Here, we will find a small population of blue-footed boobies and common frigate birds nesting on the site. We will observe the two species of sea lions present in the archipelago. During the tour we will pass a dry vegetation zone, substrate of volcanic rocks and a sandy area. During the panga ride is possible to see brown pelicans and several species of shorebirds. And when snorkeling, it's common to see juvenile sea lions, manta rays and sea turtles.
AnahiDAY 5: TUESDAY - San Cristobal Island

AM: Interpretation Center
The Interpretation Center will help us learn about both the geological and human history of the islands, conservation issues, and natural history. The older Museum of Natural History aims to the preservation of the natural history of the islands.

Tijeretas Hill
It is called Tijeretas because this is the name commonly known for the frigates. It is located within walking distance of Port Baquerizo Moreno. The loop is 3.5 miles and estimated travel time is 2 hours. There are many vistas where you can appreciate the beautiful scenery and there is also an inlet where you can go snorkeling. It is one of the only places where you can watch the two species of frigate birds nesting in the same colony.

After visiting this amazing place you will be taken to the airport for your return flight to the mainland.

Itinerary B1
8 Days


Itinerary B1 – Friday to Friday

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Anahi DAY 1: FRIDAY - Arrival at Baltra airport

AM: Flight to Galapagos from Quito Airport.
The flight from Quito to the Galapagos takes approximately 2 ½ hours. Upon arrival at Baltra airport, all passengers have to go through an airport inspection (to make sure no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands) and pay the park entrance fee of $100 USD, and the $10USD for the INGALA transit control card, both mandatory to enter the National Park. After this, our guide will meet us, help us with the luggage and escort us on a short bus ride to the harbor. A small boat, called 'Panga' (dinghy) will transport us to the M/C Anahi, where the crew will welcome us onboard. After departure and lunch, we will proceed to the first visit.

PM: Twin Craters PM: Twin Craters The Gemelos (twins) are two deep craters located to the side of the road that leads to Puerto Ayora from the other side of the island. This huge holes were probably created in a volcanic explosion or by magma chambers underneath the island´s surface.
This is also a good place to see the Galapagos hawk and barn owl of this island and the surrounding forests are filled of birds such as the vermilion flycatcher or the yellow warbler.
Something worth mentioning is the contrast of the vegetation of the highlands with the arid coastal zones.

PM: Santa Cruz Highlands
Santa Cruz possesses many of the different ecosystems present in the archipelago. As we travel through these zones, the dream of many birdwatchers might come true: whether it's the bright red feathers of a Vermillion flycatcher or one of Darwin's Finch, almost every bird present in the islands can be found here.
Santa Cruz also offers excellent opportunities for viewing the native Galapagos Tortoises in their natural habitat. There are also plenty of other attractions as lava tubes, sinkholes and craters. Theses eerie formations offer a fascinating walk into the inner, volcanic structure of the island.
AnahiDAY 2: SATURDAY - Isabela Island

AM: Tintoreras
A beautiful place reached by a nice panga ride. "Tintore¬ras" are small islands in front of the coast of Puerto Villamil.
Here, we find lava herons on the mangrove branches and Galapagos penguins and sea lions often popping out on the sho¬re. White-tipped reef sharks (called tintoreras in Spanish) are also fairly common in this spot, hence the name.

Wall of Tears
The Wall of Tears is a very important historic site in Isabela. Between 1946 and 1959 Isabela Island was a penal colony, and prisoners here were forced to build a wall with huge blocks of lava as a punishment. The wall is 100 meters long and 7 meters high. Because of the arduous labor and harsh conditions in which the prisoners lived and had to work, this site is known as the wall of tears.
A set of stairs provides a good viewpoint of the wall and the surrounding landscape. It´s still possible to see the cement foundations of the USA military base that dates from the Second World War.

PM: Sierra Negra Volcano
Isabela Island is one of the youngest and the largest is¬lands in the Galapagos archipelago. We will do a dry landing in Puerto Vi¬llamil, the second smallest town of the Galapagos, with approximately 3,000 habitants. We will head to the highlands, to Sierra Negra slopes, to then do some hiking on uneven terrain to reach Sierra Negra volcano´s rim.
Sierra Negra volcano has the second widest crater in the world. From this natural viewpoint, we will have fantastic sights of the truly gigantic crater, the rest of the volcanoes, and Perry Isthmus, a 12 Km wide lava field. From here we can hike to Volcano Chico, to watch the outstanding lava forma¬tions, examples of the geological events that have crafted the Galapagos Islands.
AnahiDAY 3: SUNDAY - Isabela Island

AM: Punta Moreno
Punta Moreno is located on the north coast of Isabela Is¬land, between the Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul volcanoes. The trail runs along a Pahohoe lava (solidi¬fied lava in corrugated or accordion shapes) flow into a complex of coastal lagoons, where we find several species of birds around the mangroves that complete the landscape.

PM: Elizabeth Bay
This is a marine visitor site, so, the excursion is carried out on our panga as there is no landing point. The panga ride starts with a visit to Marielas islets, to see the largest and most important penguin colony of the Galapa¬gos. The ride continues into the cove, which is surrounded by magnificent red mangroves, with their red roots and green leafs.
Here it is possible to observe sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans, and sea lions. Some days, we have been able to see Ga¬lapagos hawks soaring overhead while schools of Pompano and Dorado fish swim below.
AnahiDAY 4: MONDAY - Isabela Island

AM: Urbina Bay
South from Tagus Cove but still on the west coast of Isabela we find Urbi¬na Bay. An easy wet landing on a mild sloping beach will take us to a very interesting area that it is a perfect example of the geological activity of the islands. The waters on this site are a good place to see turtles and rays and we will take a short trail that leads to a coral reef, which is evidence of an uplift from the sea floor that occurred in 1954.
From here it's easy to reach the Alcedo and Darwin volcanoes. We will see large and colorful land iguanas and have excellent possibilities of seeing giant Galapagos turtles, flightless cormo¬rants, blue-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, pelicans and marine iguanas.

PM: Tagus Cove
A panga ride along the cliffs will give us a good chance to see the Galapagos penguin, the flightless cormorant and other sea birds. From the landing dock we will walk for about 30 minutes along the trail to reach the top of the cliff, from where we will have a great view of Darwin Lake, an uplifted ultra saline lake, saltier than the sea and other seve¬ral volcanoes. Look carefully at the inscriptions on the surrounding cliffs of the cove, these has been written or carved by pirates, whalers and buccaneers in past centuries.
AnahiDAY 5: TUESDAY - Fernandina and Isabela Islands

AM: Punta Espinoza
Fernandina is the third largest island in the archipelago and has just one visitor site: Punta Espinoza. This site is located at the northeastern point of the island, just across Tagus Cove, and is a perfect place to see some of the unique species of Galapa¬gos. Marine iguanas join in larger groups than in any other island. They bask around in the sand, swim near the shore, and sometimes, they block the way at the dock. Among the unique species found here is the flightless cormorant, a bird that because of the lack of predators had to adjust its way of survival, enhancing its swimming skills to find food in the ocean. Its wings, tail, and feet progressively adapted for swi¬mming, but lost the ability to fly. Evolution happening right in front of us!

PM: Vicente Roca Point
At Punta Vicente Roca we find the remnants of an ancient volcano that form two turquoise coves with a well protected bay from the ocean swells.
The spot is a popular anchorage area; from here we will do a panga ride along the cliff (the remains of the volcano) or explore a partially sunken cave. Nazca and blue-footed boobies usually sit perched along the cliffs, while flightless cormorants inhabit the shoreline. The upwelling of coldwater currents in this area of the Galapagos give rise to an abundance of marine life, making of Punta Vicente Roca one of the archipelago's favorite dive spots.
One cove is only accessible from the sea by an underwater passage. The passage opens to the calm waters of the hidden cove, where sea lions lie lazily on the beach after swimming the underwater route.
AnahiDAY 6:WEDNESDAY - Santiago Island

AM: Puerto Egas
The excursion in Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, is considered one of the more rewarding visits of the Galapagos. In the 1960s, this island was the site of a small salt mining industry (one of the several unsuccessful attempts to create a profitable industry in Galapagos). A hike to the salt crater presents us with a very good opportunity to watch land birds such as finches, doves, and hawks.
A walk along the rugged shoreline while the tide is low will let us see many ma-rine species, like Iguanas basking on the rocks or sea lions laying lazily in the tide pools. At the end of the trail we will find a series of grottoes (sea caves carved on the lava by the waves), where fur seals and night herons are usually resting on the ledges, protected from the sun. For many visitors, this is the only opportunity to see the Galapagos fur seals, once thought to be almost extinct.

PM: Rábida Island
Rábida is a very unique place (only if not compared to Mars!). The red color of its rocks and sand is caused by the ferrous contents of the minerals, which have been oxidized by external factors such as rain, salt water, and sea bree¬ze. A short trail will take us to a coastal lagoon, just be¬hind the beach, filled with land birds such as finches, doves, yellow warblers and mocking birds. This lagoon also hosts a colony of flamingos.
AnahiDAY 7: THURSDAY - Chinese hat and Bartolomé Island

AM: Chinese hat
This is a small islet of approximately 1 square km, located just off the southeas¬tern shores of Santiago Island. It is a recent volcanic cone with a shape that resembles Chinese, hat when seen from north side. On the west side we will see lava formations, which were formed under the sea and then raised above the surface, exposing coral heads that were on the lava. This is an excellent opportunity to get a better understanding of the geological features of the islands, such as lava tubes and flows. The landscape is completed by a sea lion colony, lots of marine igua¬nas, and Galapagos penguins.

PM: Bartolomé Island
A small, barren island located just across from Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island) and with two main visitors' si¬tes. The first one offers us the possibility of climbing to the sum¬mit of the island, where we can enjoy a superb view which includes a variety of volcanic formations: lava bombs spatter and cinder cones and lava flows and tubes. The lunar landscape provides one of the most scenic panoramas of the archipelago. The second site gives us a chance to relax on a beautiful beach with great snorkeling opportunities: Multicolor fish penguins and sea turtles can usually be seen at the base of the tall pinnacle rock, which dominates Bartolome's landscape. A short walk to Bartolome´s second beach, in which swimming is strictly forbidden, will grant us a good chance to see white-tipped reef sharks swimming along the shoreline.
AnahiDAY 8: FRIDAY - North Seymour – Santa Cruz Islands

AM: North Seymour
This is an uplifted island that presents a flat landscape strewn with boulders. Here, we also find a large population of magnificent frigate birds and blue-footed boobies nesting and performing their courtship rituals.
Despite the tremendous surf that usually pounds the outer sho¬re, we can also find sea lions hauling out onto the beach and doing bodysurfing.

After the morning excursion we will head back to the airport for the flight to the mainland.

Itinerary B2
8 Days


Itinerary B2: Friday To Friday

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Anahi DAY 1: FRIDAY - Arrival at Baltra airport

AM: Flight to Galapagos from Quito Airport.
The flight from Quito to the Galapagos takes approximately 2 ½ hours. Upon arrival at Baltra airport, all passengers have to go through an airport inspection (to make sure no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands) and pay the park entrance fee of $100 USD, and the $10USD for the INGALA transit control card, both mandatory to enter the National Park. After this, our guide will meet us, help us with the luggage and escort us on a short bus ride to the harbor. A small boat, called 'Panga' (dinghy) will transport us to the M/C Anahi, where the crew will welcome us onboard. After departure and lunch, we will proceed to the first visit.

PM: Bachas Beach
These two small beaches are found on Santa Cruz island. Their sand is made of decomposed coral, which is white and soft, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind one of the beaches there is a small brackish water lagoon, where 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 (hence the name of the beach) that were abandoned during the Second World War, when the US Army used Baltra Island as a military base to protect the Panama Channel.
AnahiDAY 2: SATURDAY - Genovesa Island

AM: Darwin Bay
This bay originated when the crater of the island collapsed below sea level. The wet lan¬ding (jumping from the panga to the shallow waters of the shore) is on a beautiful white coral sandy beach. This is a favorite island for birdwatchers: red footed-boobies, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels, yellow-crowned, and black-crowned lava herons, and yellow warblers can usually be seen in the area.
Continuing on the trail, we will climb to the edge of the cliff to see red footed-boobies nesting in the Mangrove trees below. Bird watching includes sightings of sharp-beaked finches, large cactus and ground finches, Galapagos do¬ves, and swallow-tailed gulls.

PM: El Barranco
This visitor site is located on the southern part of Darwin Bay, on Genovesa Island. The trail is made of vol¬canic rock and has a length of 1.5 km, which we will walk in about 2 hours. The youngest area of the island, from a geological point of view, is found here. The natural erosion that has occurred in these lava flows has transformed the place in the ideal spot for nesting Storm Petrels.
We will see two species of petrels that nest in cavities and holes in the lava. One of the main predators of this place is the short-eared owl. The Nazca booby is also present on this island. During the panga ride along the cliffs we have the possibility of watching fur sea lions and other several species of seabirds.
AnahiDAY 3: SUNDAY - Plazas and Santa Fe Islands

AM: Plazas
Plazas Island is located to the east of Santa Cruz, and despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstan¬ding species of the Galapagos are found here. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than its relatives of the rest of the archipelago. Throughout the island we will find several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana, these unique animals, recognizable at first glance by their black/gray color, with a land iguana's crest, have the face and tail of the marine iguana. The big iguanas' population is due to the presence of tunas, their favorite food. We will also find swallow tailed gulls nesting in the rugged cliffs along with other sea birds such as: the audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate birds, and brown pelicans.

PM: Santa Fe
Located in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, this island was formed from an ocean floor uplift and not a volcanic eruption, and thus its mostly flat shape. There are some theories which assure this could be the oldest island in the Archi¬pelago. Santa Fe is home to a number of endemic species like the Galapagos hawk, the Galapagos snake, the Ga¬lapagos mockingbird, rice rats, and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands. After disembarking in the beautiful and clear waters, we will visit one of the many sea lion colonies.
Along the trail we will see many salt bushes as well as the giant Pickly pear cactus; gigantism is a characteristic of oceanic islands. There are also great possibilities for snorkeling with sea lions and tropical fishes.
AnahiDAY 4: MONDAY - San Cristobal Island

AM: Punta Pitt
This place is located on the north part of San Cristobal Island. Here we can find endemic species such as the lava lizard and the red-footed bo¬oby. We will walk to the high part of the island for an impressive view.
This spot is also home to the Chatham moc¬kingbird, only found here on San Cristobal.

PM: Kicker RockAlso known as the Sleeping Lion because of its shape, this islet is located off the coast of San Cristobal. The re¬mains of a lava cone eroded by the sea and the two vertical rocks that rise 500 feet from the ocean surface form a small channel suitable for small boats. This natural monument has become a favorite sight for cruises because of the many tropical birds, frigates, and boobies that live in the place.
Beneath the sea, the crystal clear waters offer a superb show of colorful tropical fishes and invertebrates.

Lobos Island
To reach Lobos Island we will navigate an hour from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Here, we will find a small population of blue-footed boobies and common frigate birds nesting on the site. We will observe the two species of sea lions present in the archipelago. During the tour we will pass a dry vegetation zone, substrate of volcanic rocks and a sandy area. During the panga ride is possible to see brown pelicans and several species of shorebirds. And when snorkeling, it's common to see juvenile sea lions, manta rays and sea turtles.
AnahiDAY 5: TUESDAY - San Cristobal Island

AM: Interpretation Center
The Interpretation Center will help us learn about both the geological and human history of the islands, conservation issues, and natural history. The older Museum of Natural History aims to the preservation of the natural history of the islands.

Frigate Bird Hill
The trip to the Hill takes approximately 20-40 minutes. Once there, we are going to be treated to a spectacular view of the white beaches and a panoramic view of Puerto Ba¬querizo Moreno.
The hill is often visited by frigate birds, hence the name. Both magnificent frigate birds and great frigate birds are usually seen on the site, making it the perfect place to compare and learn how to distinguish them.

PM: La Lobería
This coral sand beach is a piece of coast that has been named for the large number of sea lions resting on the rocks and sand. Despite being outside the boundaries of the National Park area, the park staff obliges for its care and maintenance because of its great importance. Here, we will see button mangrove, white mangrove, chala, palo santo, cotton, Tiquilia, morning glory and other species of the coastal zone, such as the cacho de chivo, whose seeds are the main source of food for several species of finches. Besides the sea lions, yellow war¬blers, frigates and various species of finches are usually present.
AnahiDAY 6:WEDNESDAY - Española Island

AM: Punta Suarez
This rocky point sustains one of the most impressive and diverse colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. High cliffs rise up from the sea along the southern shore, affording us spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blowhole, where water is squeezed through a fracture in the rocks and is expelled up to 50-75 feet into the air.

PM: Gardner Bay
Located on the north coast of Española, Gardner Bay is an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, snor¬keling, kayaking, and also presents a terrific opportunity to observe sea lions and sharks in the crystal clear waters.
AnahiDAY 7: THURSDAY - Floreana Island

AM: Punta Cormorant
Here we find probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos and one of the largest in the islands. It is located between two tuff lava cones that give the area a particular atmosphere. There are a variety of species of sho¬rebirds besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds. A very interesting thing to do is to observe the two distinct beaches: "The Green Beach" (with a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the "Flour Sand Beach" which is made up of coral.

Devil's Crown
Devil's Crown is located just off Punta Cormorant and offers some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos. In fact, the only way to see the Crown is on the water, as it is termed a Ma¬rine Visitor Site, and no land visits are allowed. This is actually an almost completely submerged volcano, and erosion has transformed the cone into a series of jagged peaks, that resemble a black crown.

PM: Post office bay & Baroness Lookout
Historically, this site is actually the old location of a wooden barrel that was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used since then by sailors and tourists as a post office. The idea is that each passing person carries the letters or post¬cards directed to his/her destination by hand. We will continue to the north of the island to then ascend to an elevated slope to enjoy a view of the Baroness lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the landscape, which covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.
AnahiDAY 8: FRIDAY - Santa Cruz Island

AM: Charles Darwin Station
Although most Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate the natural wonders, it´s also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands is carried out. The main attractions here are the National Park information center, the Van Straelen Exhi¬bition Hall, the Breeding Center for young tortoises, and the adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity.

After the morning excursion we will head to the airport to take the flight back to the main¬land.

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