Posted on July 21, 2018June 20, 2019Galapagos Day 1: Baltra and Santa Cruz Island Taking a shuttle from Airport to Santa Cruz Island. Happy Team Ready to rumble! Checking out the Galapagos Tortoises on the ranch. First step, putting on our Botas. Lori and Botas. Chad and Botas. First we visited the lava caves. Dropping onto the lava cave. Peter giving us great info! More lava caves. These guys are 100 years old. They are prehistoric! They are very friendly. Tongues out! We had so much fun watching these guys. They are a touch slow. Hanging with the tortoises. Tortoise Selfie! Team Tortoise. Peter giving great info. For scale. Romantic photo with Tortoise. If there is such a thing. After the ranch, we took a bus to the boat. Hey! That sea lion took my panga! Team Galapagos on the Panga. Our first Sea Turtle! Rolling up to our home for 8 days. Our boat had 8 state rooms for 16 passengers. We were well fed! Eduardo pouring a welcome juice. Team Galapagos! Then we see our state room! The room was so spacious. Here is our private balcony. Lovely water view. Full size bath. And shower. Our lounge. Sun deck with dining. Hot Tub Time Machine. Headed to the Bridge! Pick a Flag. Sunset on Day 1 didn’t disappoint.