Upon arrival to the airport in Baltra you will be greeted by our staff and taken directly to the boat. Once aboard you will be briefed by the guide on everything you will need to know about living aboard and then you will prepare to visit Los Gemelos (The Twin Craters). Dress appropriately with sturdy shoes, comfortable clothing for a hike, and of course anything else you’d like to bring along like cameras, walking sticks, etc.
Today Santa Cruz is one of the most popular tourist sites. With a population of about 12,000 Galapagos natives, it has the longest paved road in the entire archipelago. One of the biggest conservation efforts is to eliminate all non-native plants and animals that are destroying native and endemic species on the island. There is no longer any volcanic activity but that does not mean there is no evidence. Santa Cruz means holy cross, but it’s English name comes from the British vessel – Indefatigable.
The Twin Craters or Gemelos, meaning twins in Spanish, are two caved in magma chambers of a previous volcano. After years of erosion and extinction, the once full chambers caved in leaving two similar craters that can be seen on a short hike that passes by a Scalesia forest. After the visit to the Twin Craters you will be transferred to the yacht. You will then be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before the welcome briefing.