Genovesa Breeding ground for the South American fur seal and sealions. The cliffs are home to Galapagos and Madeiran storm- petrel, Audubon's shearwater and red- billed tropicbird. Look out for lava gulls too, the rarest gull in the world. Hammerhead sharks also cruise along the coastline. lorem tellus. Isabela II HIGH The Isabela II is a deluxe 53- metre motor- yacht carrying 40 passengers in 21 cabins. All cabins have a private bathroom ( shower and toilet) and are located on the main and upper decks of the vessel. Facilities include a lounge, bar, dining room, resident physician, boutique, reading room and library, Jacuzzi and sun deck. The vessel is also air- conditioned throughout. There are 24 crew members on- board with three naturalist guides, and three zodiacs for ship to shore transportation. The Isabela II usually visits Baltra, North Seymour, Espanola, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago and Bartolome. Santa Cruz Its rocky coastline and maze of mangrove- lined inlets is good for sea turtles, sharks and rays. It is also home to a good population of tortoises, land and marine iguanas and birds - there are eight species of fi nch here. This is the home of the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise breeding centre. Nearby, Seymour supports the largest colony of magnifi cent frigatebirds in the Galapagos archipelago, while North Seymour is home to blue- footed boobies, swallow- tailed gulls, sealions and marine iguanas. lorem tellus. Beluga HIGH The Beluga is a spacious, comfortable fi rst- class 36- metre motor- yacht carrying 16 passengers in eight double/ twin cabins, each with a private bathroom ( shower and toilet). Facilities include lounge, bar, dining area and plenty of deck space. The vessel is air- conditioned throughout. There are nine crew members on- board, including a naturalist guide. The Beluga usually visits Espanola, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, North Seymour, Santiago and Bartolome. 146Talk to an expert 0845 130 6982 The Galapagos is a fantastic location for diving. Please call our Head of Sales, Helen Brown, for more information. She enjoyed a trip there in 2009.
Floreana Densely studded with volcanic cones and relatively luxuriant. There are nesting areas for tropicbirds, shearwaters and noddies on the island, and a good lagoon for fl amingos and several sealion colonies. The submerged volcanic crater of Devil's Crown provides one of the best snorkelling sites in the Galapagos. lorem tellus. Sagitta HIGH The beautiful and spacious fi rst class, three- masted sailing ship Sagitta is 36 metres long. She accommodates 16 passengers on two decks and has a crew of nine. There are ten air-conditioned cabins, each with double lower and single upper berths. Each cabin has an en- suite bath and shower. There is a library, comfortable conference room, dining room and deck salons. The Sagitta usually visits North Seymour, Genovesa, Santa Cruz, Espanola, Floreana, Isabela, Fernandina and Bartolome. San Cristobal Home to frigatebirds, blue- footed boobies and sealions, this island was the fi rst that Charles Darwin set foot on in September 1835. lorem tellus. The Alta HIGH The Alta is a fi rst- class 42- metre ketch- rigged motor- sailor carrying 16 passengers in eight cabins each with a private bathroom. Four of the cabins have twin beds and four have double beds. Facilities include air- conditioning, lounge, bar, dining room and two sun decks. Meals are taken in the dining room or ' al fresco' on the foredeck. There are eight crew members on- board together with a naturalist. The Alta usually visits San Cristobal, Genovesa, Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago, Bartolome, Floreana, Santa Cruz and Espanola. Kayaking is possible from the Alta - for a refreshing experience! Espanola Magnifi cent seabird colonies include blue- footed and masked boobies and swallow- tailed gulls. This is also the breeding site for the waved albatross ( although the colonies are deserted from January to March). lorem tellus. The Cachalote MID The Cacahlote is a tourist class 21- metre ketch- rigged motor- sailor, carrying 16 passengers in eight double/ twin cabins, each with private facilities ( shower and toilet). The public areas include a bar and dining area, together with ample deck space spread over three decks. There is air- conditioning throughout. There are six crew members on board, including a naturalist guide. The Cachalote usually visits Baltra, Santa Cruz, Espanola, Isabela, Santiago and Bartolome. THE AMERICAS | ECUADOR & THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS Or visit us on the web www. wildlifeworldwide. com147