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 BIRDS and WILDLIFE: Cruising the Western Route

(11 days)

14 - 24 August, 2023


Embark on an unforgettable expedition into the captivating world of playful sea lions, dancing Blue-footed Boobies, and diving marine iguanas!


This 11-day adventure introduces you to the geologically younger western islands, where the archipelago’s volcanic origins are on full display while sailing aboard the comfortable, first-class M/Y Grand Daphne. Amid the misty cloud forest highlands and the arid desert vegetation, look for wildlife like the endemic Flightless Cormorant, giant tortoises, land and marine iguanas, and numerous species of Darwin’s finches.


Opportunities to hike, snorkel, and navigate by panga take you up close to the flora, fauna, and volcanic terrain that have fascinated visitors for centuries.


Blue-footed Boobies © Toby Ross

Sula nebouxii ~ Least Concern

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