Galapagos, San Cristobal Island

we took at 3 hour boat ride from Santa Cruz Island to San Cristobal Island and we all took naps on the ride 

and we landed in San Cristobal 

and went to the great Golden Bay Galapagos hotel with great rooms below,

fine dinning and perfect location and great views below  from my room

Our group dinning together in the small quaint town below

Upon landing in the town we were greeted by Sea Lions and they owned everything and it is alive just sleeping on the benches and so on 

The town is small and beautiful 

 

and the town has beautiful flowering trees and lines the coast line 

From here we had great hikes along great trails and one had a statue to honor Darwin. This was a great hike and great visions 

 

Arriving at the top with great views below

 

Darwin the man the myth the legend at the top of the climb , below 

 

Then we hiked back down below to great sand beaches

 

 


We also took a boat to go hiking and snorkeling, the boat ride below .  

once we reached the island to go snorkeling we hiked to the start of snorkeling on great trails and saw many birds and The hiking was great with some great views below 


Along the way we passed many incredible birds

 





 

Ok when we finished hiking we went snorkeling. I have combined the snorkeling photos from 2 locations below.  Getting the wet suits on 

Entering the amazing ocean below

 

And once we entered the ocean, we were surrounded by Sea Lions, sea turtles, sting rays and fish. I did not have my underwater camera but here are the seals on the sand below 

Stingrays below 

 



Ok on our last day, day 8 we hiked to El Junco Lagoon (David our friend and co-traveler Surfed) and first the surf photo  


Laguna de El Junco, below 

Ok the great hike to and around El Junco Lagoon below

The group below 


the hike up to and around El Junco Lagoon below 


Arriving at the top and overlook below


 

The hiking around and back down below 


 

Then hiking down below

 

Ok our guides were incredible Sam and Borja = thank you

 

Then we left for home and that took me 36 hours = wow 

 

Various photos below from San Cristobal