During the next few days you cruise to, among others, the islands of Espanola, Santa Cruz (including the Darwin Research Station), North Seymour, Isabela, Sombrero Chino, Rabida, Bartolome and Santiago. Itineraries are flexible and may vary according to weather and local conditions. Every day we are woken early for breakfast on board before taking the dinghy to walk along the beaches or onto the well marked trails on the islands. We are accompanied at all times by our onboard naturalist guides who also give us comprehensive lectures and debriefings after each day's cruise and island visits. Distances between the islands varies greatly. Some days we could be motoring for no more than 2 hours whereas on other days we will cover greater distances and 5 or 6 hours of cruising (sometimes at night - depending on sea conditions). The itineraries are designed to make maximum use of the generally smaller vessels we use and therefore the advantage of a shallow draught and the greater accessibility this allows to some of the smaller islands and coves.