Galapagos Fur Seal, Buccaneer Cove, Santiago Island
Nazca Boobie, Prince Phillip's Steps, Genovesa Island
Itinerary of the Northern Galapagos cruise with Isabela II. I travelled with Metropolitan Touring, the pioneering Ecuadorian sailing company to the Galapagos, on their 6-day journey to the northern and western islands of the archipelago. I highly recommend them: www.yachtisabela.com
Flying into Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island. All journeys to the Galapagos begin with a flight from mainland Ecuador, almost 1,000km distant. I flew from Guayaquil on the Pacific coast to the island of San Cristobal. On the approach, I spotted the Yacht Isabela II in the harbour.
Zodiac to Yacht Isabela II, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island. The short trip from the tiny airport into the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno took us to the harbour where we boarded a Zodiac to take us across the harbour to the Yacht Isabela II. The Zodiac is the only way of boarding the ship, so we got used to this mode of transport over the next week!
Galapagos Sea Lion, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
The Yacht Isabela II
Isabela II: Dining Room
Daily Briefing, Northern Galapagos Cruise, Isabela II