GALAPAGOS ISLAND HOPING BIRD TOUR
A WALK WITH WAVED ALBATROSS
This tour is designed to be land based, an to access the best spots for tricky and unique species like Galapagos martin, Galapagos crake, the two subspecies of owls, 2 warbling finches, all the mockingbirds, Galapagos hawk, Galapagos petrel, a walk with albatross etc.
Being land based and with the need to get to the most islands to cover most of the endemics, we have to understand we will be in the water with medium to small sized boats, depending on the regulations of the national park.
The Galapagos have 4 populated islands, out of 12 main and hundreds of islets. We are going to spend the night in hotels, and we will be birding coast, highlands and ocean pelagics throughout the tour, trying to get the most endemics possible and having a great time.
As you know, the islands are known by their pirates true stories, the first colonizers and all their stories, the arrival of Charles Darwin and his theories, and their quick growth nowadays, but still keeping strict eco friendly practices.
Each populated island is 95% pristine inland, and 100% of the 40 nautical mile marine reserve is completely protected and still in great shape.
The Islands are hit by various ocean currents, each more prominent at different times each year, the dry season occurs when the Humboldt current is more prominent in the months of July to December approx., Humboldt brings cold nutrient – rich waters that change the surface weather as well, bringing the temperature down to around 26°C – 19°C / 79 °F – 66 °F, then it suffers a transition and reaches the warm season when Panama current is more prominent in the months of January to June with temperatures up to 31° / 24°C – 86° / 75°F.
We promise you will enjoy this tour, a tour that while we are birding, it eventually will show us a lot more things like: Optional snorkeling with flightless cormorants, endemic sea lions, chance to taste mouth watering sea food, the opportunity not every traveler has to enjoy a Galapagos town after a birding day, have a cocktail in front of the ocean, in general to contribute with the local economy, and because is an island hoping tour all expenses like logistics, stores, guides, taxis, planes, in general all the local operations worth, stay in the islands.
This tour can be connected with other amazing destinations in Ecuador, Colombia or the unexplored English Guyana.
So, welcome to another way of seeing the Galapagos Iconic Islands.