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Black turtle cove | Galapagos Islands
Black turtle cove | Galapagos Islands
North Seymour | Galapagos Islands
Bartolome Island Galapagos
Sullivan Bay | Galapagos Islands | Galapagos Islands
Alya Galapagos Cruise | Luxury Catamaran

Northern and Central Galapagos Islands Cruise Adventure

An amazing 5-days cruise visiting the most emblematic and live-filled sites in the Central and Northern Islands, including the must-visit Genovesa Island and the magic of Bartolome and Santa Cruz Islands. All on board a spectacular Luxury class catamaran, carefully designed to provide guests with comfort and stability.

Activity level: Moderate
Ship: Alya Cruise information here



Itinerary
►  DAY 01:  Santa Cruz Island: Baltra & North Seymour Island Details

North Seymour | Galapagos IslandsDAY 1 Thursday: Santa Cruz Island: Baltra & North Seymour Island

Arrive to Baltra and meet with the yacht’s crew to be transferred to the boat for welcome and lunch.

PM: North Seymour Island
Galapagos sea lions, frigate-birds and blue-footed boobies are abundant on North Seymour Island. The island was formed by a series of submarine lava containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation. Opportunity to snorkel and see reef-sharks, rays and garden eels.

 

 


►  DAY 02:  Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay & El Barranco Details

Genovesa Island, GalapagosDAY 2 Friday: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay & El Barranco

AM: Darwin Bay

This breathtaking white-sand coral beach heads a half mile trail (0.75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land-birds such as Masked & Red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls. Further down the path are tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully; at the end is a spectacular view off a cliff.

PM: El Barranco

Also known as “Prince Phillip’s Steps”, El Barranco is a steep, rocky path that leads up to a high cliff-face with truly stunning views. This site is also home to “palo santo” vegetation as well as Red-footed Boobies, Doves, Galapagos swallows and short-eared lava owls. The hike is for about 1 mile.


►  DAY 03:  Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island Details

DAY 3 Saturday: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island

Sullivan Bay | Galapagos Islands | Galapagos IslandsAM: Sullivan Bay
A coral beach landing leads you towards a lava field as far as the eye can see. Hunt and peck over the two distinguished types of lava (sharp and pointy), pahoehoe and “’a’a”, for signs of plant life that have managed to emerge over the past 100 years since the most recent volcanic explosion. A truly amazing volcanic experience.

PM: Bartolome Island

The Island houses the fantastic Pinnacle Rock, consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs leads to the summit of the volcano, boasting one of the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of Galapagos penguin, Reef sharks and rays.

 

 


►  DAY 04:  Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill & Black Turtle Cove Details

 

DAY 4 Sunday: Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill & Black Turtle Cove

Black Turtle Cove Galapagos IslandsAM: Dragon Hill

Situated on Santa Cruz Island, Dragon Hill is one of the newest visitor sites accessible to tourists in the Galapagos Islands. One of the longest Galapagos, yet interesting walking trails will lead visitors along a beach and up a trail to the lagoon lookout where bright flamingos, pintail ducks, and land iguanas can be spotted.

PM: Black Turtle Cove

Situated in the northern part of Santa Cruz Island. This inlet is surrounded by mangroves and is only accessible by dinghy. The shallow cove is a safe haven for young marine life. Black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here.


►  DAY 05:  Charles Darwin Station & transfer out Details

 

DAY 5 Monday: Charles Darwin Station & transfer out

Charles Darwin Station Galapagos IslandsAM: Charles Darwin Station & transfer out

The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to turtles ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long. Subspecies of turtles interact with one another and many of the older turtles are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years old and strong enough to survive on their own.

Afterwards continue to Baltra airport for your flight back to Mainland. End of cruise.

Hiking

Photography

Snorkeling

Kayaking

Swimming

Panga-ride

Alya Galapagos Cruise | 5 days itinerary

Highlights

  • See variety of birdlife at North Seymour including blue-footed boobies and the great Frigate-Bird plus colonies of Land and Marine Iguanas.
  • Discover wonderful marine live while snorkeling in Darwin Bay with colorful Reef-Fish and, with luck, spot Hammerhead Sharks.
  • Magnificent views from Pinnacle Rock at Bartolome Island with moonlike landscapes.
  • Visit a Turtle Breeding Center in Santa Cruz to see how the great measures taken by the National Park are helping to maintain the endemic Species in semi-natural state.
  • Enjoy local and international cuisine on board your wonderful catamaran.

CRUISE INCLUDES

  All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide;
  Accommodation in twin/double cabin, suite with private facilities (some with balcony);
  All meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea;
  Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel) wet-suits & sea-kayaks;;
  Transfers within the islands on cruise dates as per itinerary;
  Personalized 24/7 assistance during tour.

CRUISE DOES NOT INCLUDES

  Airfare to/from Galapagos from/to Mainland Ecuador (to be added);
  Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$100 per person (in cash only upon arrival);
  Galapagos Migration Card US$20 in cash per person (at Mainland’s Airport);
  Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, and tips;
  Travel, medical & cancelation insurance and any services on mainland;
  Other services not specified in the program.

2019 Departures & Rates

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START DATE CABIN PRICE
February 21 STATEROOM $3.399
June 13 STATEROOM $3.399
June 27 STATEROOM $3.399
August 22 STATEROOM $3.399
October 17 STATEROOM $3.399
October 31 STATEROOM $3.399

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