A short yet complete journey along the Central and Southern Archipelago discovering the natural and geological marvels that every visited site has to offer, An amazing total of 5 islands visited in just 5 days should be a good reason to choose this itinerary, especially when you are cruising the Galapagos on board a wonderful and recently refurbished first class yacht like BONITA, formerly known as Eric. Hop on board for the adventure of a lifetime!
Activity level: Moderate
Ship: Bonita Yacht information here
SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS: After your arrival and lunch on board, we will visit the interesting CORMORANT POINT: Wet landing, snorkeling and short trekking. This point is located POST OFFICE: (Mail Bay): Wet landing. Activities: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, SUAREZ POINT: Dry landing. Activities: Walking, sight-seeing. We recommend sports shoes, hat or GARDNER BAY: wet landing, activities for this visit: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, and observation INTERPRETATION CENTER: Dry landing. This center is location in the main LOBOS ISLANDS: Panga Riding, swimming and snorkeling. Here, we can walk, swim and snorkel DAPHNE: Daphne Major is a rather large tuff cone somewhat eroded by the sea. Nazca boobies, red- Or BACHAS: This beautiful sandy white-coral beach is located in the north of Santa Cruz Island; the beach
► DAY 01: Santa Cruz Highlands Details
HIGHLANDS OF SANTA CRUZ, where we will hike and encounter giant tortoises in their natural
habitat, a natural wonder. For this visit we recommend to use sport shoes, long pants, raincoat, hat and
sun block. Dinner.
► DAY 02: Floreana Island Details
at west of Floreana Island and it is famous for its dark green beach (due to the great quantity of olivine
crystals). You can see many marine invertebrates, as well as sea lions, sea iguanas, the frigates and
Second visit: DEVIL´S CROWN: Activities in this place: panga ride and optional swimming. Enjoy a
panga ride around a small island, a satellite islet of Floreana Island. Here, we will find a group of rocks
that resemble a Crown due to the constant erosion caused by the sea. It is one of the better places to
snorkel (shallow diving) in the interior and around the crown. Excellent visibility allows guests to admire
a great variety of fish and sea animals. Lunch
explanation of the mail system. Description: Mail Bay is located on the north side of Floreana
Island. Captain James Colnett installed an empty barrel to be used as a post office for the whaling
fleets that stopped at the Galapagos Islands. You can leave postcards to your friends and relatives
here and/or pick up mail to deliver. Back at the ship, Delicious snacks and beverages are waiting for
► DAY 03: Eespañola Island Details
cap, and sunscreen. There is no color more amazing and outstanding in this tropical desert island, than
that of the blue-foot boobies. These birds have an impressive form of “greeting” and it is a real thrill to
see their mating dance. The blue-footed booby can be seen on several of the islands as nesting
grounds and feed are located in several coastal locations. The albatross, an aristocratic bird weighing
up to four kilograms, can be observed here. One of the largest birds of the islands, approximately
12,000 couples nest on Espanola Island and a smaller number nest on Silver Island, near mainland
Ecuador. This species is considered endemic to this island; during our walk, we will observe these
fantastic birds while taking in the beautiful landscapes offered by this island. It is important to note that
albatrosses will not be seen between January and March (non-breeding) season. We will also see
colonies of marine iguanas, zayapas, masked boobies, finches, Espanola cucuves, and seagulls unique
to the islands. Our walk will be on lava rock where we will be able to see lava tubes. Red mangroves
are found here. Delicious snacks and fresh beverages are waiting for you on the ship. Lunch
of seal colony. The sea lion is one of the animals in Galapagos which gets the total attention of the
visitors in the Galapagos: they are curious and playful, but at times aggressive; they are nice and loving,
but also lazy. In Gardner Bay, we are going to find many of them relaxing on the beach enjoying the
sun. In addition to observing these fascinating animals, while snorkeling, we will be able to swim with
sea lions, sea turtles, a diversity of tropical fish, marine iguanas, etc. Dinner.
► DAY 04: San Cristobal Island Details
port. After breakfast, our first visit is to the Interpretation Center of San Cristobal. This modern and
sophisticated architectural space was designed for the natural interpretation of the Galapagos. You will learn about the volcanic formation of the islands, the evolution of the species, the history of human
settlement, and complex systems and management models. Lunch
among the seals, frigates, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and the small endemic Galapagos snake. Here,
we can swim and snorkeling in the same place it. Dinner.
► DAY 05: Daphne – Transfer Out Details
billed tropicbirds, and blue-footed boobies can be found nesting here. Nearly all of the finches on the
island are banded. At Daphne Major, we can also observe sea lions, sea turtles, Eagle Rays, various
species of sharks, and other pelagic species.
is one km long. The site was named during WWII (World War II) when the American army left two
barges on the beach. The early colonists couldn’t pronounce barges correctly, so they called the area
“Bachas”. It is considered as one of the nesting sites for sea turtles. We can also observe, flamingos,
seabirds and white-cheeked pintail ducks.
SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS: After your arrival and lunch on board, we will visit the interesting
CORMORANT POINT: Wet landing, snorkeling and short trekking. This point is located
POST OFFICE: (Mail Bay): Wet landing. Activities: short walk, swimming, snorkeling,
SUAREZ POINT: Dry landing. Activities: Walking, sight-seeing. We recommend sports shoes, hat or
GARDNER BAY: wet landing, activities for this visit: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, and observation
INTERPRETATION CENTER: Dry landing. This center is location in the main
LOBOS ISLANDS: Panga Riding, swimming and snorkeling. Here, we can walk, swim and snorkel
DAPHNE: Daphne Major is a rather large tuff cone somewhat eroded by the sea. Nazca boobies, red-
BACHAS: This beautiful sandy white-coral beach is located in the north of Santa Cruz Island; the beach
- Itinerary visits 5 different islands in 5 days.
- Discover the Central and Southern Galapagos.
- Cabins with lower berths & 1 triple cabin with bunk-beds.
- Ideal cruise for friends and families to enjoy.
- Highly experienced guide & crew for total satisfaction on board.
Contact a Galapagos Specialist
Transfers in Galapagos.
Accommodation in double cabin.
All meals during the cruise.
Naturalist Bilingual Guide.
All visits & excursions according to the itinerary.
Snorkel Gear (mask, tube and fins).
Unlimited purified water, coffee and tea.
CRUISE DOES NOT INCLUDES
Galapagos National Park Entrance fee.