Floreana Island

Floreana Island Excursion . . .

Floreana Island, in English: Charles Island, is one of the southern Galapagos Islands.
Punta Cormorant in Floreana Island offers two highly contrasting beaches; the strand where we land is composed of volcanic olivine crystals giving it a greenish tint that glitters in the sun. Green sea turtles lay their eggs in the sands here during the night and their tracks leading to and from the sea mark the beach.
Devils' Crown is arguably the best snorkeling site of the islands, Devil's Crown is a collapsed volcanic cone that boasts an extraordinary number and variety of fishes. In addition, sharks, sea lions, sea turtles and eels can be found amongst the rocks and corals. The current around Devil's Crown can be very strong, so those without strong swimming abilities should be careful.
The tour takes you up into the cooler and moister highlands to see what has been left by the first visitors to the Galapagos - rock carvings and fortifications.
You will also get to see the post office barrel that served as a point for picking up and dropping off letters when the first ships passed by the islands.
- The excursion uses the regular launch from Puerto Ayora to Floreana that leaves early in the morning. A guide will meet you in Floreana
- Take sunglasses, sun block, a sun hat, extra water, and swimming gear for snorkeling in the bay. Good walking shoes are also recommended, although good sandals will also work if you don't mind bits of fine lava and pumice getting into the space under your feet.

- Lunch will be in a local restaurant after you have visited the highlands of Floreana.
- At the end of the tour you will take the regular Floreana to Santa Cruz launch in the afternoon.