Floreana Island is one of the Galapagos Islands, named after the first president of Ecuador, Juan Jose Flores, during whose administration the government took possession of the Galapagos archipelago. It was previously named Charles Island (after King Charles II of England), as well as Santa Maria after a caravel of Columbus. Floreana Island has an area of 173 sq.kilometres (67 sq.miles) and was formed by a volcanic eruption. Its highest point is Cerro Pajas (640 m / 2,100 ft), which is also volcano's highest point like most of the smaller isles of Galapagos.
Points of interest include “Devil's Crown”, a favorite dive and snorkeling site, located off the northeast point of the isle. It is an underwater volcanic cone which offers the opportunity to snorkel with passages of fish, sharks, sea lions and sea turtles. At Punta Cormorant, a green olivine beach is expecting cruisers who wish to see sea lions, flamingos, sea turtles, and Grapsus grapsus crabs. Green sea turtles and pink flamingos nest from December to May. The "joint footed" petrel is also here, spending most of its lifetime away from land.
Popular Floreana Island shore excursion destinations are:
- Post Office Bay
- Punta Cormorant
Highlights: Post Office Island, green sea turtles, wading birds
Floreana Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Floreana Island dock (anchor) at Puerto Villamil - a small port village on the southeastern edge of Isabela Island (aka Isla Isabela).
The Floreana Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Floreana Island, Galapagos.
If you lose the Floreana Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Floreana Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Floreana Island, Galapagos. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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