H – Wednesday
AM After Breakfast
TINTORERAS: Located South of Port Villamil, Tintoreras has a tranquil turquoise-water bay where a variety of marine life can be seen: sea turtles, iguanas, and sea lions are almost a guaranteed spot. The bay is connected to a shallow fissure, when the tide is low the entrance is cut off and sharks and stingrays can be found swimming within. Lunch onboard.
ARNALDO TUPIZA BREEDING CENTER: The population of giant tortoises of the island is maintained through their bred-in-captivity program.
WETLANDS: This area is known for its sandy beaches, rocky coastline and its mangroves. A series of trails allow tourists to closely observe the four species of mangrove that can be found in the Galapagos, as well as Great Blue Herons, Galapagos Hawks, Lava Herons, Striated Herons, Lava Gulls and many other bird species. 30 minute hike.
WALL OF TEARS: A solemn reminder. The wall was built between 1946 and 1959, while the island was a penal colony. Inmates were forced to erect the wall with large blocks of volcanic rocks. The wall is called so because of the many inmates that died building it.
Dinner onboard and next-day briefing session.