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7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists

Bonita Yacht 7-days Itinerary

Do you feel like 5 days is too little time and 8 days is too long to enjoy the Galapagos? Then why not book this incredible 7-days cruise on board a recently renewed First class yacht!

Visit the best sites in the Western Galapagos by circling the largest Island, Isabela and enjoy the untamed and diverse wildlife of Fernandina and amazing snorkeling during this must-take cruise in the enchanted Archipelago.

Activity level: Moderate
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Itinerary
►  DAY 01: Baltra airport – Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) Details

7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel SpecialistsCERRO DRAGON: After lunch our first visit is to Dragon Hill which is located in the northwestern area
of Santa Cruz Island. It consists of a 1,600 m long trail running through 3 different environments. In
1975, it was one of the only places on Santa Cruz Island where healthy land iguanas (Conolophus
Subcristatus) could be found. That same year, the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin
Foundation initiated a program to conserve land iguanas. In the lagoons found here, there are shrimp
(Artemia salina), the food of the flamingos. At certain times of the year, the shrimp are more abundant
and the flamingo population increases. Dinner.

 


►  DAY 02: Bucaneer Cove– Playa Espumilla – Puerto Egas Details

7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel SpecialistsESPUMILLA BEACH & BOUCANIER COVE: The main attractions include Palo Santo Wood, the
beach, and the stunning landscape; the beach is a very important site for tortoises because they use
this place for nesting. Once time, the pigs were the main predatory of tortoise’s eggs; pigs were
eradicated with the creation of Isabela Project. Lunch

EGAS PORT: Here we find a beautiful black sand beach; to the south of the beach is the Pan de Azucar
Volcano, whose volcanic deposits have contributed to the formation of the black sand beach. The
crater of this volcano contains a saltwater lake that dries up during hot weather. Between 1928 and
1930, explorations to develop a salt mine were carried out, but it was decided that a mine was not
feasible. The workers’ use of endemic woods also damaged the environment and the development was
scrapped. Descent to the salt mine is not allowed. Dinner.


►  DAY 03: Isabela Island – Fernandina Island Details

7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel SpecialistsISABELA ISLAND: VICENTE ROCA POINT is comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large
bay with spectacular sea life. Keep an eye out for seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating
Mola-mola (sunfish). Lunch.

FERNANDINA ISLAND – ESPINOZA POINT: Fernandina is the third biggest island in the Galapagos
and has only one visiting site: Espinoza Point, famous for the large colonies of marine iguanas and the
home of the flightless cormorant, the Galapagos penguin, snakes, and more. From Espinoza Point, we
can admire the beauty of Fernandina Island and its volcano which last erupted in May of
2005. Fernandina is the only island that doesn’t have mammals and the open areas are extremely
fragile. From January to June, the nesting period of the marine iguana, we take great care when
walking. Dinner.


►  DAY 04: Isabela Island  Details

7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel SpecialistsISABELA ISLAND – URBINA BAY: this place is located at the base of Alcedo Volcano between
Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove. Wet landing. Trail length is around 3.20 Km; during this walk, we can
observe land iguanas, hawks, and tortoises. It is also possible to see red and blue lobsters. Lunch.

ISABELA ISLAND – TAGUS COVE: It is located to the west of Darwin Volcano on Isabela
Island. While walking, we will find several inscriptions (names of pirates) dating back to the 1800’s.

From here, we can see Darwin Lake, a salt water lake with a depth of approximately 9 m. It contains
no fish. It is very common to see a variety of bird species. Dinner.


►  DAY 05: Isabela Island Details

7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel SpecialistsISABELA ISLAND – MORENO POINT: We will disembark at Moreno Point which is located near
Elizabeth Bay on the west coast of Isabela Island. The plethora of birds seen during a dinghy ride along
the striking rocky shores or a hike along a path through lava rock leading to tide pools and mangroves,
create a birdwatcher’s delight. In the tide pools, green sea turtles or white-tip sharks can be spotted.
Lunch.

ISABELA ISLAND – ELIZABETH BAY: After lunch, this is one of the island’s breeding sites for
penguins. Located on the west coast of Isabela, Elizabeth Point is a marine visitor site. Visit Red
Mangrove Cove: Brown pelicans, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays and sea lions
are often seen. Dinner.


►  DAY 06: Isabela Island  Details

7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel SpecialistsISABELA ISLAND – TINTORERAS: Located in the bay of Puerto Villamil, this small island, surrounded
by calm, turquoise waters have an easy trail with great landscapes and very interesting fauna. Along
the trail we will see large numbers of Marine Iguanas basking in the sun, lava lizards, herons, gulls and
sea lions. In the coves, it is easy to find Sea Turtles, rays and even penguins. Among the many inlets
and channels on the coast, we sometimes see White-tipped Reef Sharks (in Spanish “Tintoreras”).
Following the excursion, we will return to the boat for breakfast and sail to our next destination. Lunch.

 

 

7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel SpecialistsISABELA ISLAND – HUMEDALES: Los Humedales is one of the Isabela Hidden
Gems. “Humedales” translates to Wet Lands and this area is characterized by sandy beaches, rocky
shores, and mangroves, which have an extremely important role in the Galapagos as they provide a
nursery for young marine animals as well as a nesting site for birds. Following the various paths, you
will find a fabulous destination for bird lovers, pink flamingos and migratory birds including black-
bellied and semipalmated plovers, whimbrel, osprey, greater and lesser yellowlegs, wilson’s
phalarope, short-billed dowitcher, common tern, blue-winged teal, to name a few. You can also
observe young giant tortoises from the Isabela Breeding Center. Dinner


►  DAY 07: Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Details

7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAfter breakfast, we will visit Charles Darwin Station which is located in the main port on Santa Cruz
Island; we will take a private bus to the entrance of the breeding center where we will see tortoises and
land iguanas in captivity. This center is the main breeding site on the islands. Animals that were in
danger of extinction on the various islands are maintained in captivity. Thanks to the dedicated work
of several institutions, some species are being saved. Here lived Lonesome George, the famous last
survivor of the giant tortoise species found on Pinta Island. Transfer to the airport.

 

 

Hiking

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Photography

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Snorkeling

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Kayaking

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Swimming

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Panga-ride

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Highlights

  • Fully refurbished in 2019 for new adventures.
  • Amazing loop of Isabela Island.
  • Cabins with lower berths & 1 triple cabin with bunk-beds.
  • Ideal cruise for families and friends to enjoy. Great for charter trips.
  • Discover the magic diversity of Fernandina.
  • Ample sundeck to enjoy the sailing time.

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CRUISE INCLUDES

7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists  Transfers in Galapagos.
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists  Accommodation in double cabin.
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists  All meals during the cruise.
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists  Naturalist Bilingual Guide.
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists  All visits & excursions according to the itinerary.
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists  Snorkel Gear (mask, tube and fins).
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists  Kayaks.
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists  Unlimited purified water, coffee and tea.
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists  Beach towels.

CRUISE DOES NOT INCLUDES

7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists  Galapagos National Park Entrance fee.
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists  Galapagos Transit card.
7 days cruise  – itinerary A Voyagers Travel Specialists  Soft & Alcoholic drinks.