Kicker Rock is a magnificent rock in the middle of the sea. Rising 500 feet staring from the ocean, this giant upliefted rock has the shape of a sleeping lion. It has a split with towering vertical walls on both sides.
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This morning you have one more excursion to Las Bachas Beach, located in the north of Santa Cruz Island. Its soft, white sand is derived from decomposed coral, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind the beach there is a small brackish lagoon, where it is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels.
By visiting west Isabela Island, we were presented with an interesting contrast to the Galapagos Exploration. The first adventure of the day was at Urbina Bay, and a wet landing was the perfect way to begin our journey. Tagus cove is one of the most historical places in the entire archipelago, and deep water snorkeling was the perfect activity to begin our visit.
The Nemo III is a stylish and modern catamaran that comfortably accommodates 14 passengers in 7 double cabins, all air-conditioned and with private bathrooms. There is also a spacious dining area, lounge and bar, as well as a sundeck for soaking up some of the glorious Galapagos sun! Snorkelling gear is included in the price.
Arrive at the airport in Baltra and transfer to the dock for check-in, introductory briefing & safety drill before lunch. The afternoon will be spent at North Seymour, the perfect introduction to the Galapagos Islands.
Wet landing on the north side of Santa Cruz; behind the beach lie two small flamingo ponds with iguanas, coastal birds, Darwin finches, mockingbirds, and gulls, as well as interesting native and endemic vegetation, red and black mangroves, salt bushes, and much more.
Black Turtle Cove is situated in the northern part of Santa Cruz. This inlet is surrounded by mangroves and is only accessible by dinghy. The shallow cove is a safe haven for young marine life. Black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here.
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