Yolita II Galapagos Cruise
Midrange Class Motor Yacht
Apart from offering exclusive voyages for 16 passengers only, the Yolita ll yacht features a well-structured and beautiful dining room where you can relax and enjoy your dinner with your friends and family. There is a lounge bar also, which offers splendid drinks and lavish cocktails if you are looking to chill out a bit. Televisions and DVD players are also present to help you keep boredom at a bay. You will be provided with a resting place on the sun deck where you can take a sun bath too.
For your convenience, a bilingual and experienced naturalist guide is provided, so that you can get detailed information about the places you are visiting in your preferred language. The Yolita ll yacht prefers to take smaller groups on a Galapagos tour, so that you can get plenty of opportunities to learn and explore these beautiful islands. This also means that you will get much more personalized attention, which will make your tour more meaningful.
You are also provided with a guide for shore excursions, and on these tours you will be escorted by a professional English-speaking naturalist guide.
All these facilities in the yacht will provide the visitors complete comfort and value for their money. The Yolita ll Yacht is a budget-friendly and a mid-range cruise that offers the best package without hurting your pocket.
Yolita ll follows an itinerary of eight days and seven nights that will cover all the major islands in Galapagos. It is advisable that you should visit the more remote areas in the Galapagos Islands, which is a land of marine iguanas, giant tortoise and Darwin’s finches, with the guidance of a professional tour operator. To get all the essential information about the Galapagos Islands, all you need to do is to go through any authentic website that provides true and accurate information. There are several online sites that provide you ample information about the islands, offering you the itineraries that would help you to book your tour. You will definitely enjoy your Galapagos travel in Ecuador.
- 16 passengers Motor Yacht
- Comfortable Cabins
- Observation platform
- Bilingual Naturalist Guide
- Ample Sundeck & Social areas
- Exquisite food
Yolita II Information
|Day 1: Santa Cruz Island & Baltra|
Transfer to meet the Yolita. Get to know the crew and settle in. This afternoon, visit the tortoises of the El Chato Reserve and…Read More
…Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit
Head to Santa Cruz’s verdant highlands and the El Chato Reserve, a perfect place to see giant tortoises in their natural environment. Explore the reserve’s lagoon and lava tunnels, keeping an eye out for owls that often roost in the tunnels’ entrances.
|Day 2: Floreana Island: Cormorant Point & Post Office Bay|
Visit Post Office Bay and learn about its unique history. In the late 18th century, English whaling vessels placed a barrel here…Read More
…to be used as a post office. Today, the box is used mainly by tourists, who may drop off and pick up unstamped letters to be carried to far destinations. Continue the tradition – leave a letter and take one to deliver (be sure it makes it to the correct location)!
Enjoy an amazing snorkelling experience at the ‘Devil’s Crown’, an old underwater volcanic cone just north of the Punta Cormorant. Spot large schools of tropical fish, rays, reef sharks, and sea turtles that make their home among the coral reef. Be sure you’re a strong swimmer; the currents can be intense.
|Day 3: Chinese Hat & Cerro Dragon|
Visit Cerro Dragón (Dragon Hill) for some prime birdwatching. Take a short walk from the beach to a hypersalinic (saltier…Read More
… than the ocean) lagoon frequented by pink flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks, and other species of birds. Pass through a Scalesia tree forest; endemic to the area, there are only 400 specimens of Scalesia trees left in the world.
Explore Chinese Hat’s beautiful landscape and spectacular white-coral sand beach followed by snorkelling with sea lions and penguins and swimming opportunities in the cove.
|Day 4: Black Turtle Cove & Transfer out|
Explore the mangroves by panga to find rich marine wildlife between the fresh and salt waters. Keep any eye out for manta…Read More
… rays and sea turtles in this tranquil ecosystem. Whitetip reef sharks can also be seen gliding by. Following this we transfer to the airport on Baltra Island for our flight to Quito.
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5 days Itinerary B
5 days – 4 nights
|Day 1: Baltra Airpor & North Seymour|
Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into…Read More
…the Galápagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will generally arrive at the boat in time for lunch before the afternoon activity.
Have an amazing wildlife experience visiting North Seymour Island – this island is teeming with life! Follow trails to see all the action (you may need to give way to a passing sea lion or marine iguana while walking). See blue-footed booby nests where mating pairs perform their courtship dance. Head to a rocky shore to see flocks of pelicans having lunch in a dive bomb feeding frenzy, then turn inland to a large nesting site of magnificent frigatebirds. These huge, dark acrobats have two-metre (6.5 ft) wingspans, and males, with their puffed-up scarlet throat sacks, sit precariously perched in low bushes to watch over their equally large chicks. Top off the excursion with a snorkel among sea lions and rays.
|Day 2: San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo, Kicker Rock & Lobos Island|
Visit Cerro Brujo to explore its coastline, and look for wildlife on the beach, in the water, and in the air. Learn about the…Read More
…human and natural history of the area from the Galápagos CEO. Take a refreshing dip in the turquoise water, and head out on a short walk to a freshwater lagoon – a great place to see flamingos.
Embark on a snorkelling adventure at Kicker Rock, one of the most stunning landmarks in the Galápagos Islands that’s home to an incredibly diverse range of marine life that inhabits the nutrient-rich water. Explore the rock which rises 150m (492 ft) above the ocean’s surface, and is divided into two parts by a narrow channel navigable by small vessels. See an array of sharks and fish that are drawn to the rock and provide for an exhilarating unique snorkelling experience.
Snorkel right off the beach at peaceful Isla Lobos, amid the families of sea lions and their inquisitive pups looking to play. Spot nesting frigatebirds and the famous blue-footed boobies resting on the shore. Be sure to bring your camera to catch some snaps at this prime wildlife watching haven.
Explore this Lobos Island by foot and boat for some great wildlife encounters. Take a panga ride to view the sea and shore birds nesting and feeding. Spot a small colony of blue-footed boobies as well as two species of sea lions.
|Day 3: Española Island: Punta Suares & Gardner Bay|
Head to Punta Suárez on Española Island, the southernmost island in the Galápagos archipelago and home to several…Read More
…wildlife species. Hike to the top of the cliff for spectacular photo opportunities, and explore the island’s untamed natural beauty.
Visit Gardner Bay’s magnificent white sandy beach, home to sea lions and sea birds. Be sure to explore the beautiful turquoise water and its incredible sea life. Spot young sea lions and large schools of surprisingly big tropical fish, including yellow-tailed surgeonfish, king angelfish, and bump-head parrot fish.
Enjoy fantastic snorkelling at Gardner Bay. Further out towards Tortuga Rock and Gardner Island, see schools of large colourful tropical fish. Spot an occasional manta ray gliding by as well as whitetip reef sharks napping on the bottom. Also, get the chance to swim with the sea lions – it’s an opportunity not to be missed!
|Day 4: Santa Fé Island / South Plaza Islands|
Visit South Plaza, one of the smallest islands in the Galápagos, which has one of the largest populations of land iguanas…Read More
…Walk along a path through a cactus forest and view a combination of dry and coastal vegetation on this lively island, home to a wide range of fauna, including incredible birdlife. Spot red-billed tropicbirds and indigenous swallow-tailed gulls resting on the cliffs, and sea lions playing in the waters.
Visit Santa Fé for amazing wildlife watching opportunities. Hike towards the cliffs along the island’s northern shore to view the forest of giant prickly pear cactus (Opuntia), which is home to endemic land iguanas. It is also one of the best locations to see sea turtles, swim with sea lions, and get a glimpse of a whitetip reef shark.
|Day 5: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station & Transfer out|
In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Center and spend some time wandering through town before flying back…Read More
…to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito.
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8 days Itinerary A
8 days – 7 nights
|Day 1||Baltra Airport & Bachas Beach|
|Day 2||Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay & Prince Phillip’s Steps|
|Day 3||Bartolome Island & Sullivan Bay|
|Day 4||Isabela Island: Breeding Center & Sierra Negra Volcano|
|Day 5||Isabela Island: Elizabeth & Urbina Bay|
|Day 6||Isabela Island: Tagus Cove & Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point|
|Day 7||Rabida Island & Santiago Island: Bucaneer cove|
|Day 8||Daphne Island & Departure|
|Day 1: Baltra Airport – Bachas Beach|
Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into…Read More
…the Galápagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will generally arrive at the boat in time for lunch on Day 1 before the afternoon activity.
Head to Bachas Beach where the sand is made of decomposed coral, making it soft and white, and a favourite site for nesting sea turtles. Spot abundant Sally Lightfoot crabs on the lava rocks along the water’s edge — these crabs will eat anything they can get their claws on! Trek to see a wide range of wildlife, including flamingos, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and sea lions.
|Day 2: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay & Prince Phillip’s Steps|
Walk along the white coral sands of Darwin Bay surrounded by bustling sea birds. Follow the trail and see nesting…Read More
…frigatebirds, gulls, and boobies. Be sure to bring your camera to take some snaps of your new feathered friends.
Visit this sunken caldera for a great snorkelling opportunity. See large schools of tropical fish swarming near the vertical walls, and, if lucky, see a manta ray or hammerhead.
Visit “El Barranco” aka Prince Phillip’s Steps located on the southern tip of the island for an amazing wildlife watching opportunity. Hike up the steps to see a sea bird colony that is full of life including the breeding grounds for red-footed boobies and masked boobies.
|Day 3: Bartolome Island & Sullivan bay|
Hike to Bartolomé’s summit for a stronger perspective of the islands’ not-too-distant volcanic origins, and enjoy a panoramic…Read More
…view – it’s one of the best among the islands! See other Galápagos Islands in the distance as well as Pinnacle Rock, the island’s famous towering landmark. Spot Galápagos penguins — the only species of penguin found north of the Equator — walking precariously along narrow volcanic ledges at the base.
Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see one of its star natural attractions – striking and fascinating giant lava formations. Very few plants have managed to survive on this island due to its harsh environment and relatively new lava flow. Enjoy a walk along the lava formations before coming to a white-coral sand beach, where abundant Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions gather on shore.
|Day 4: Isabela Island – Breeding Center & Sierra Negra Volcano|
Walk through the town’s wetlands to visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre. Pass basking iguanas and flamingos, and head…Read More
…into the forest to see the gentle giants in their natural habitat at this reserve. With the giant tortoise on its way to extinction in the late 1950s, this program was established to protect these noble creatures.
Hike to the rim of the 10km (6 mi) wide crater of the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Trek across the moon-like landscape of the lava fields and fumaroles, and enjoy spectacular views looking north toward Fernandina and the rest of Isabela Island. The volcano last erupted in October 2005, making it the most recent eruption of the Galápagos.
|Day 5: Isabela Island: Elizabeth & Urbina Bay|
Head out by panga to explore, keeping an eye out for wildlife hiding among the mangroves. Search for marine turtles, rays…Read More
…and flightless cormorants in the sheltered waters. Also spot blue-footed boobies, penguins, and pelicans feeding on the abundant marine life.
Visit Urbina Bay for a unique walk among a massive marine reef that was raised out of the water in 1950 during an uplift. See “sculptures” of dried coral and other ocean formations while touring the area on foot. Urbina Bay also offers great opportunities to see land iguanas that have astonishingly yellow skin, flightless cormorants, brown pelicans as well as marine turtles and rays.
|Day 6: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove & Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point|
Visit Tagus Cove, an Isabela Island anchorage site that was popular among whalers and pirates. Tour the area on foot for…Read More
…spectacular views of Darwin Lake (a spherical saltwater crater), the bay, and Darwin and Wolf volcanoes. Upon landing, take the wooden stairway to the trail entrance, and follow the trail through a dry vegetation zone. Continue on an ascent to a promontory made up of spatter cones (small volcanic cones).
Tour a number of different trails at this not-to-be-missed landing site that’s home to some of the largest colonies of marine iguanas and sea birds. Follow the path along the beach and across lava flows for a unique opportunity to explore one of the least-visited areas of the Galápagos.
|Day 7: Rabida Island & Santiago Island: Bucaneer cove|
Arrive at a red sand beach at Rábida to explore its trails. A short trail leads to a saltwater lagoon; another trail goes past the…Read More
…lagoon to the interior, where the revered palo santo trees grow. (When burned, the branches of this tree give off a pleasing aroma and ward off mosquitoes.) Head back to the beach to see prehistoric-looking pelicans nesting among low-lying bushes – it’s a rare treat to watch parent pelicans return with gullets full of fish for the squawking youngsters.
Jump into the panga and cruise alongside high cliffs and rock formations on thisvisit to Bucaneer Cove, which was afavourite hideout for pirates looking tostock up their boats with food and water. Spot sea lions relaxing on the beachand sea birds nesting in the cove–there’s lots to see at this site.
|Day 8: Daphne Island & Ttransfer out|
Visit Daphne, a tiny conical island, home to nesting blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, Darwin’s finches, and other wonderful…Read More
…wildlife before flying back to Quito.
- CLASS: First Class
- TYPE: Motor Yacht
- CAPACITY: 16 Passengers
- LENGHT: 35m.
- BEAM: 8m.
- CABINS: 10 cabins:3 single cabins in the lower deck
4 twin cabins in the main deck
2 twin cabins in the upper deck
1 matrimonial cabin in the upper deckEach cabin with private bathroom, hot water, and air conditioning.
- SOCIAL AREAS: Sun deck, dining room, living-room, bar.
- CREW: 7 + 1 Bilingual Naturalist Guide
- SPEED: 9 Knots
- ELECTRICITY: 110 V / 220 V.
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Low Season: Ene 1 – Feb 29 / Ago 15 – Oct 31 / Dec 1 – Dec 14
Normal Season: Mar 1 – Jun 14 / Nov 1 – Nov 30
High Season: Jun 15 – Aug 14 / Dec 15 – Dec 31
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