In this tour you will discover endless treasures of San Cristobal such as Punta Pitt, Kicker Rock and Española Island in an impressive way. Observe many species of blue footed boobies and frigates, practice snorkeling or diving in the tour and experience the unique underwater world of The Galapagos Islands. You will be amazed by what you see: sharks, sea turtles, octopuses and a huge variety of tropical fish.
At your arrival in the morning or at mid-day (depending of your flight from continent) , at the airport of San Cristobal a driver will wait for you and drive you to your hotel. In the afternoon, we suggest you to visit by your own San Cristobal village where you have the Interpretation Center and have a free time. The Interpretation Center is the archipelago’s administrative center on San Cristobal Island. It shows a great exhibition about the history of nature and settlement on the Galapagos.
Punta Pitt is located at the eastern end of Isla San Cristobal. The path comprises an olivine beach about 90 meters and a path that climbs to the top of a hill of tufa through several natural viewpoints. – This is the only place in the Galapagos Islands, where you can see all three species of blue footed boobies and frigate both species nesting in the same area. The reason are the three species of blue footed boobies at Punta Pitt is due to geographic location ; is enough food so there is no competition between them.
Kicker Rock is a formation, located on the coast of Isla San Cristobal, a magnificent island in the middle of the sea, and it is shaped like a giant sleeping lion, hence its name.
The rocks are remnants of a vertical tuff stone conformation, is the favorite place for the shelter of several species of seabirds, and its main attraction is the activity of snorkeling or diving, where many Galapagos sharks observed, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, octopuses and an array of tropical fish, and depending on the season are dolphins and whales.
Located two hours from San Cristóbal, Española is the southernmost island and one of the oldest in the Galápagos archipelago. The island’s flat profile is extremely dry with only a few inches of rain per year. Despite the dry climate the island is one of the world’s only known nesting sites for the Waved Albatross (aka Galapagos Albatross).
From April to December this island is covered with these adorably clumsy birds. Blue-Footed and Nazca Boobies as well as many other bird species call this island home. Another unique species found only on Española Island is the Green and Red Marine Iguana (also known as Christmas Iguanas). Quite often, you will be greated by these colorful reptiles. A visit to Gardner Bay for some open water snorkeling completes this island visit. Whale sightings are common (but not guaranteed) during the open water cruise to/from San Cristóbal Island.
No Meals included
You will be picked up by one of our drivers and taken to the airport to catch your flight
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