It’s the month of May, the peak of nesting season for albatrosses. Found only on Española, the southernmost island of the archipelago, albatrosses are the Galapagos’ largest birds – with a wingspan of 7 to 8 feet (2 metres) – and are truly mesmerizing to watch. Make sure you check them off your Galapagos Big15 list! You will visit Española through our amazing Eastern Islands itinerary on Yacht La Pinta.
March is here, along with its hatching sea turtles as well as its nesting red-footed boobies and land iguanas. Family vibes are felt all over the archipelago… but something in the air makes an imminent announcement. April is around the corner, and with it, the amazing, noisy, musical and flirty Galapagos albatross courtship.
16th to 20th February 2017
Today while sailing aboard the La Pinta Galapagos cruise ship, we visited Punta Suarez on Española Island, which is located on the southeastern side of the Galapagos archipelago. Española Island is one of the oldest islands of the archipelago, and even though it has suffered from erosion, it offers amazing cliff-side landscapes along with an overwhelming diversity of wildlife. This island takes up the morning portion during the 4th day of the Yacht La Pinta Eastern Itinerary.
As the dry season arrives to the islands, albatrosses also arrive in full swing
Galapagos Islands are probably one of the best places on Earth to appreciate the big things and the small things in full perspective. Perhaps the tropical geographical setting of the islands, mixed with a rather dry weather for tropical standards is what makes the islands truly special. It is, however, quite special to witness the arrival of the first days of the dry season matching the arrival of the Galapagos Albatross on Española (Hood) Island.