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Northern Loop (Celebrity Xploration)

Situated 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos archipelago consists of 19 islands and more than 40 islets, created six million years ago when they emerged from the Pacific in a flurry of volcanic activity.

The islands were discovered in 1535 by Tomas de Berlanga, who sent the first known description of the Galapagos to the King of Spain: “...nothing but seals, and turtles, and such big tortoises that each could carry a man on top of itself, and many iguanas that are like serpents”. He also remarked on the tameness of the creatures: “...so silly that they do not know to flee, and many were caught in the hand”.

Perhaps our first association with the word “Galapagos” is the name “Darwin” – and for good reason. He sailed into the Galapagos Islands in 1835 on board the Beagle and was amazed by the extraordinary life he found on the islands.

Each island forms a unique ecosystem, a series of specialized relationships that have adapted to the volcanic and isolated nature of the islands. As a result, the Galapagos Islands are home to a wide variety of endemic species.

It has been more than 450 years since their discovery, yet the islands remain largely intact thanks to the conservation efforts of the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Research Station. A further boost to the protection of the islands was given in 1978, when UNESCO declared them a World Heritage Site.

The waters around the Galapagos, which are the lifeblood of the archipelago, are also legally protected within the Galapagos Marine Reserve, making the islands one of the best places on the planet for scuba diving.

The Galapagos Islands offer a unique interaction with nature, and their name is synonymous with survival and the celebration of the diversity of species on earth.

Please Note: During peak season Christmas (Dec 23-30) and New Year (Dec 30-Jan 06)
a surcharge of $400 per person applies

Also, shorter, 5-night itineraries are available, please contact us for more details.
02 September, 2017 to 09 September, 2017 Make a booking request for Northern Loop (Celebrity Xploration), departing on 02 September, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Upper Deck Cabin £ 4998 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee + Tourist Transit Card 120 USD pp)
Located near the al fresco dining area, our Upper Deck cabins are ideal for families, since Cabins 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 have interconnecting doors. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. They feature twin beds that can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.
Main Deck Cabin With Balcony £ 5208 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee + Tourist Transit Card 120 USD pp)
Situated on the Main Deck, near the lounge and dining room, these cabins feature a private balcony. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. They feature twin beds that can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.
28 October, 2017 to 04 November, 2017 Make a booking request for Northern Loop (Celebrity Xploration), departing on 28 October, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Upper Deck Cabin £ 4998 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee + Tourist Transit Card 120 USD pp)
Located near the al fresco dining area, our Upper Deck cabins are ideal for families, since Cabins 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 have interconnecting doors. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. They feature twin beds that can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.
Main Deck Cabin With Balcony £ 5208 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee + Tourist Transit Card 120 USD pp)
Situated on the Main Deck, near the lounge and dining room, these cabins feature a private balcony. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. They feature twin beds that can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.
11 November, 2017 to 18 November, 2017 Make a booking request for Northern Loop (Celebrity Xploration), departing on 11 November, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Upper Deck Cabin £ 4998 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee + Tourist Transit Card 120 USD pp)
Located near the al fresco dining area, our Upper Deck cabins are ideal for families, since Cabins 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 have interconnecting doors. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. They feature twin beds that can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.
Main Deck Cabin With Balcony £ 5208 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee + Tourist Transit Card 120 USD pp)
Situated on the Main Deck, near the lounge and dining room, these cabins feature a private balcony. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. They feature twin beds that can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.
25 November, 2017 to 02 December, 2017 Make a booking request for Northern Loop (Celebrity Xploration), departing on 25 November, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Upper Deck Cabin £ 4998 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee + Tourist Transit Card 120 USD pp)
Located near the al fresco dining area, our Upper Deck cabins are ideal for families, since Cabins 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 have interconnecting doors. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. They feature twin beds that can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.
Main Deck Cabin With Balcony £ 5208 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee + Tourist Transit Card 120 USD pp)
Situated on the Main Deck, near the lounge and dining room, these cabins feature a private balcony. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. They feature twin beds that can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.
09 December, 2017 to 16 December, 2017 Make a booking request for Northern Loop (Celebrity Xploration), departing on 09 December, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Upper Deck Cabin £ 4998 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee + Tourist Transit Card 120 USD pp)
Located near the al fresco dining area, our Upper Deck cabins are ideal for families, since Cabins 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 have interconnecting doors. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. They feature twin beds that can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.
Main Deck Cabin With Balcony £ 5208 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee + Tourist Transit Card 120 USD pp)
Situated on the Main Deck, near the lounge and dining room, these cabins feature a private balcony. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. They feature twin beds that can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.
23 December, 2017 to 30 December, 2017 Make a booking request for Northern Loop (Celebrity Xploration), departing on 23 December, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Upper Deck Cabin £ 5208 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee + Tourist Transit Card 120 USD pp)
Located near the al fresco dining area, our Upper Deck cabins are ideal for families, since Cabins 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 have interconnecting doors. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. They feature twin beds that can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.
Main Deck Cabin With Balcony £ 5418 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee + Tourist Transit Card 120 USD pp)
Situated on the Main Deck, near the lounge and dining room, these cabins feature a private balcony. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. They feature twin beds that can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.

Northern Loop (Celebrity Xploration) itinerary:

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Day 1 - SATURDAY- ARRIVAL IN GALAPAGOS
Arrive at Baltra Island Upon arrival at Baltra airport, you will clear immigration and be met by your guide, who will escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor. A motorized dinghy will then transfer you to the Celebrity Xploration, where the captain and crew will welcome you aboard. Mosquera Islet This tiny islet is home to a huge population of sea lions, as well as many shorebirds. Keep your eyes peeled, as there are occasional reports of dolphins and orcas around Mosquera. Difficulty level: Easy
Day 2 - SUNDAY – SANTIAGO & BARTOLOME ISLANDS
Santiago Island - Sullivan Bay Sullivan Bay is renowned for its spectacular volcanic formations, relatively young pahoehoe lava flows and unique geological scenery. Due to Sullivan’s relatively recent volcanic activity, few plants have been able to take root here, much less be successful, so pay particular interest to the low-lying pioneer plant known locally as “mollugo”, as well as the lava cactus. Difficulty level: Moderate Bartolomé Island Bartolomé, one of the most iconic sites in the Galapagos, is a small island with two very different visitor sites: on the beautiful beach you can hang out with sea lions and snorkel, while the hike up to the peak offers jaw-dropping scenery. Difficulty level: Moderate
Day 3 - MONDAY – ISABELA ISLAND
Isabela Island – Urbina Bay Located in the west of Isabela, at the foot of Alcedo volcano, this site is famous for its large land iguanas, and keep your eyes peeled for Galapagos tortoises, flightless cormorants and penguins. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate Isabela Island – Tagus Cove Tagus Cove was historically used as an anchoring place for pirates, buccaneers and whalers. The trail up from the cove goes through an area of vegetation, leading to a spectacular view of Darwin Volcano Lake. Activities include snorkeling, kayaking and dinghy ride. Difficulty level: Easy to Difficult
Day 4 - TUESDAY – FERNANDINA & ISABELA ISLANDS
Fernandina Island - Espinoza Point Fernandina Island is one of the most pristine and dynamic ecosystems in the entire world. La Cumbre Volcano, which last erupted in April 2009, dominates the landscape, with lava fields stretching towards the ocean from its base. Espinoza Point is home to unique Galapagos species such as the Galapagos penguin, flightless cormorant, Galapagos snake and huge marine iguanas. Difficulty level: Moderate Isabela Island – Vicente Roca Point Punta Vicente Roca is a wonderful snorkeling site, where you can usually see turtles as well as all kinds of fish. For those who don’t snorkel, a dinghy ride will give you the opportunity to study some of the Galapagos spectacular geography. Nazca boobies, pelicans, swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants and penguins are often seen in the area. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Day 5 - WEDNESDAY – SANTIAGO ISLAND
Santiago Island - Puerto Egas The trail leads to tidal pools that are home to a variety of invertebrate organisms, including sea urchins, octopus and starfish. You will also see marine iguanas, finches and possibly the Galapagos hawk, as well as the less common Galapagos fur sea lion. After the walk, you will have time to swim or snorkel from the beach. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate Santiago Island – Espumilla Beach In addition to a beautiful beach, which is a nesting site for sea turtles, there is a palo santo forest that boasts some of the tallest specimens in the islands. Later, Bucaneer Cove’s awe-inspiring scenery will take your breath away. Activities include snorkeling, kayaking and a dinghy ride. Difficulty level: Easy
Day 6 - THURSDAY – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
Santa Cruz Island - Puerto Ayora & Highlands On your visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station you will gain insight into the extensive efforts underway to preserve the Galapagos Islands. You will also encounter the famous Galapagos tortoises that are the islands’ namesake. After the visit we will drive to the lush highlands of Santa Cruz to search for giant tortoises in their natural surroundings. In the afternoon you will have free time for shopping or mingling with the locals, or you can simply relax on board. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate For those on our 5-night itinerary, this will be your departure day. In the morning you will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in the wild, followed by a transfer to Baltra airport for your flight back to the mainland.
Day 7 - FRIDAY – GENOVESA ISLAND
Genovesa Island – El Barranco El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, is a steep path with stairs carved into the rock, which leads to a plateau full of bird life among a palo santo forest. You will see Nazca boobies, Galapagos doves, mockingbirds and petrels. With some luck, you may spot a short-eared lava owl. Difficulty level: Moderate Genovesa Island – Darwin Bay Darwin Bay’s soft, coralline white sand is only the beginning of a spectacular excursion. A trail from the beach takes you into lush mangroves where red footed boobies nest. Other locals include sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls and frigatebirds. Kayaking or snorkeling are a must here, since sharks, colorful reef fish, rays and sea turtles are often seen. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Day 8 - SATURDAY – NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND & DEPARTURE
North Seymour Island North Seymour may very well be the perfect way to say goodbye to the Galapagos Islands. Although the island is characterized by arid vegetation, fauna abounds and you will soon find yourself surrounded by sea lions, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, frigatebirds and more. Difficulty level: Moderate
Please Note:
We reserve the right to alter ITINERARIES and/or ACTIVITIES due to prevailing or forecast weather conditions, for technical or safety considerations or to meet National Park regulations. Itineraries may also vary due to force majeure or according to the need to refuel the vessel on certain Saturdays.

Northern Loop (Celebrity Xploration) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
We reserve the right to alter ITINERARIES and/or ACTIVITIES due to prevailing or forecast weather conditions, for technical or safety considerations or to meet National Park regulations. Itineraries may also vary due to force majeure or according to the need to refuel the vessel on certain Saturdays.
Day 8 - SATURDAY – NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND & DEPARTURE *
North Seymour Island North Seymour may very well be the perfect way to say goodbye to the Galapagos Islands. Although the island is characterized by arid vegetation, fauna abounds and you will soon find yourself surrounded by sea lions, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, frigatebirds and more. Difficulty level: Moderate
Day 7 - FRIDAY – GENOVESA ISLAND *
Genovesa Island – El Barranco El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, is a steep path with stairs carved into the rock, which leads to a plateau full of bird life among a palo santo forest. You will see Nazca boobies, Galapagos doves, mockingbirds and petrels. With some luck, you may spot a short-eared lava owl. Difficulty level: Moderate Genovesa Island – Darwin Bay Darwin Bay’s soft, coralline white sand is only the beginning of a spectacular excursion. A trail from the beach takes you into lush mangroves where red footed boobies nest. Other locals include sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls and frigatebirds. Kayaking or snorkeling are a must here, since sharks, colorful reef fish, rays and sea turtles are often seen. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Day 6 - THURSDAY – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND *
Santa Cruz Island - Puerto Ayora & Highlands On your visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station you will gain insight into the extensive efforts underway to preserve the Galapagos Islands. You will also encounter the famous Galapagos tortoises that are the islands’ namesake. After the visit we will drive to the lush highlands of Santa Cruz to search for giant tortoises in their natural surroundings. In the afternoon you will have free time for shopping or mingling with the locals, or you can simply relax on board. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate For those on our 5-night itinerary, this will be your departure day. In the morning you will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in the wild, followed by a transfer to Baltra airport for your flight back to the mainland.
Day 5 - WEDNESDAY – SANTIAGO ISLAND *
Santiago Island - Puerto Egas The trail leads to tidal pools that are home to a variety of invertebrate organisms, including sea urchins, octopus and starfish. You will also see marine iguanas, finches and possibly the Galapagos hawk, as well as the less common Galapagos fur sea lion. After the walk, you will have time to swim or snorkel from the beach. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate Santiago Island – Espumilla Beach In addition to a beautiful beach, which is a nesting site for sea turtles, there is a palo santo forest that boasts some of the tallest specimens in the islands. Later, Bucaneer Cove’s awe-inspiring scenery will take your breath away. Activities include snorkeling, kayaking and a dinghy ride. Difficulty level: Easy
Day 4 - TUESDAY – FERNANDINA & ISABELA ISLANDS *
Fernandina Island - Espinoza Point Fernandina Island is one of the most pristine and dynamic ecosystems in the entire world. La Cumbre Volcano, which last erupted in April 2009, dominates the landscape, with lava fields stretching towards the ocean from its base. Espinoza Point is home to unique Galapagos species such as the Galapagos penguin, flightless cormorant, Galapagos snake and huge marine iguanas. Difficulty level: Moderate Isabela Island – Vicente Roca Point Punta Vicente Roca is a wonderful snorkeling site, where you can usually see turtles as well as all kinds of fish. For those who don’t snorkel, a dinghy ride will give you the opportunity to study some of the Galapagos spectacular geography. Nazca boobies, pelicans, swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants and penguins are often seen in the area. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Day 3 - MONDAY – ISABELA ISLAND *
Isabela Island – Urbina Bay Located in the west of Isabela, at the foot of Alcedo volcano, this site is famous for its large land iguanas, and keep your eyes peeled for Galapagos tortoises, flightless cormorants and penguins. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate Isabela Island – Tagus Cove Tagus Cove was historically used as an anchoring place for pirates, buccaneers and whalers. The trail up from the cove goes through an area of vegetation, leading to a spectacular view of Darwin Volcano Lake. Activities include snorkeling, kayaking and dinghy ride. Difficulty level: Easy to Difficult
Day 2 - SUNDAY – SANTIAGO & BARTOLOME ISLANDS *
Santiago Island - Sullivan Bay Sullivan Bay is renowned for its spectacular volcanic formations, relatively young pahoehoe lava flows and unique geological scenery. Due to Sullivan’s relatively recent volcanic activity, few plants have been able to take root here, much less be successful, so pay particular interest to the low-lying pioneer plant known locally as “mollugo”, as well as the lava cactus. Difficulty level: Moderate Bartolomé Island Bartolomé, one of the most iconic sites in the Galapagos, is a small island with two very different visitor sites: on the beautiful beach you can hang out with sea lions and snorkel, while the hike up to the peak offers jaw-dropping scenery. Difficulty level: Moderate
Day 1 - SATURDAY- ARRIVAL IN GALAPAGOS *
Arrive at Baltra Island Upon arrival at Baltra airport, you will clear immigration and be met by your guide, who will escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor. A motorized dinghy will then transfer you to the Celebrity Xploration, where the captain and crew will welcome you aboard. Mosquera Islet This tiny islet is home to a huge population of sea lions, as well as many shorebirds. Keep your eyes peeled, as there are occasional reports of dolphins and orcas around Mosquera. Difficulty level: Easy
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Athala II, the ship servicing Northern Loop (Celebrity Xploration)

Athala II

Vessel Type: Motor Catamaran
Length: 30 metres
Passenger Capacity: 16
Cruising speed: 12 knots

For those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style, the 16-passenger Athala II provides a cozy small yacht atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, personalized service, a dedicated cruise director, and more; in order to offer the best service.

This Motor Catamaran was specifically designed and built to cruise the Islands providing comfort and excellent stability for those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style.

The Athala II offers spacious and comfortable, fully-air conditioned accommodations and personalized attention. This beautiful catamaran is equipped with 8 double staterooms of which 4 have private balconies and are located on the main deck and 4 located on the upper deck; all the staterooms offer large picture windows and either queen or twin bed configurations.

The Athala II's upper deck features a bar and a beautiful open area for relaxation and al fresco dining. The sundeck is great for whale and dolphin watching or to simply relax in the Jacuzzi. The dining area can be found on the main deck, along with a really comfortable lounge. All meals are served as a buffet style with all soft drinks included.

 

 

Cabin layout for Athala II
• Walk among ancient giants. The Galapagos tortoise is the largest living species of tortoise, reaching weights of over 400kg, with a life span of over 100 years. The tortoise is native to seven of the islands, and its extraordinary ability to adapt to a variety of environments played an important part in Darwin’s theory of evolution.

• Explore the underwater world. The Galapagos marine reserve is the archipelago’s lifeblood - a spectacular world of fish, rays and sharks that is definitely worth exploring. Vicente Roca Point is a breathtaking snorkeling site on our northern itinerary. It is a popular feeding place for sea turtles, as well as being home to wonderful rock formations teeming with life.

• Witness evolution. The flightless cormorant is one of only two flightless seabirds on earth, the other being the penguin. Found on Fernandina and Isabela Islands, this rare bird is an example of the Galapagos Islands’ highly unusual fauna, since it is the only cormorant on earth that has lost its ability to fly – thanks to a lack of land predators and an abundance of fish.

• Dance with albatrosses. Boasting a two-meter long wingspan, the waved albatross is a spectacular flyer, using dynamic soaring to stay in flight for hours. Mating season is between March and December, when the albatrosses flock to Suarez Point on Española Island to perform a jaw dropping mating ritual that consists of clacking beaks, exaggerated sways, bows and loud mating songs.

• Play with sea lions. Galapagos sea lions are often seen sunbathing on sandy shores or on rocks, or gliding gracefully through the surf. Their playful nature and agility in the water make them the Galapagos Islands’ welcoming party. Snorkeling inevitably leads to mischievous close-up encounters with the youngsters.

• Hurdle over marine iguanas. The Galapagos marine iguana is the only lizard to live and forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. At times, the marine iguanas are hard to differentiate from the black volcanic rocks, and they make no effort to get off the paths used by visitors. They say that this lizard bears more resemblance to a dragon than an iguana.

• Behold the famous feet. The blue-footed booby is the most iconic – and comical – bird in the Galapagos Islands. Pairs of them can be seen conducting their mating ritual, as they offer each other gifts, whistle and honk, stretch their necks towards the sky, spread their wings, and dance – showing off their bright blue feet.

• Watch whales and dolphins. The Bolivar Channel, between Fernandina and Isabela Islands, draws large schools of fish, which in turn attract predators such as whales and dolphins. The best time to catch these magnificent creatures in action is in the early morning between June and September.

• Paddle into the unexpected. Kayaking and dinghy rides are wonderful opportunities to appreciate just how extraordinary the Galapagos Islands are. Kayaking among a pod of dolphins, or paddling through a mangrove system that is home to sea turtles, rays and herons are once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

• Create memories. The Galapagos Islands are one of the last wildernesses on earth, where the wildlife shows virtually no fear of humans. It’s no wonder that photography is a must - all it takes is one click to see what makes these islands enchanted.
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