An incredible voyage around the Central Islands from San Cristobal with carefully designed visits to enjoy the many marvels that each visitor site offers to the eager adventurer; this in company of a friendly a knowledgeable naturalist guide plus the enchantment of a luxurious yacht with the best personalized services on board.
Activity level: Moderate
Ship: Naturtal Paradise information here
► DAY 01: San Cristobal: Kicker Rock Details
DAY 1 Tuesday: Arrival / San Cristobal
your comfortable cabin and enjoy a delicious welcome lunch on board.
PM: Kicker Rock
western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the
ocean divided by a small channel. Enjoy marvelous marine life like sea turtles, tropical fish and even sharks.
Hundreds of sea-birds will welcome you on the rock formation.
► DAY 02: North Seymour Island / South Plaza Island Details
AM: North Seyour
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 zone; you will enjoy dinghy ride and hiking on this
PM: South Plaza
to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. During the rainy season its
color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.
► DAY 03: Rabida Island / Bartolome Island Details
AM: Rabida Island
great snorkeling site. It houses a picturesque maroon sandy beach and stunning viewpoints of amazing landscapes.
The island is a birdwatcher’s delight: Galapagos hawks, nine varieties of finches, brown pelicans, large-billed
flycatchers, and more.
PM: Bartolome Island
even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs known as “Prince Philip’s Steps” leads to the very summit,
boasting one of the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of the
► DAY 04: Santiago Island / Santa Cruz Island: Sullivan Bay & Dragon Hil Details
AM: Sullivan Bay
Santa Fe is in the southeastern part of the Galapagos. This island was formed from an
uplift instead than a volcanic origin, this is why is mostly flat. There are some theories which assure this could
be the oldest island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos
Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands.
After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters, you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion
colonies. You can see many salt bushes along the trail as well giant prickly pear cactus, gigantism is a
characteristic of oceanic islands. There are great possibilities of snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical
PM: Dragon Hill
Plazas is at the east of Santa Cruz Island and forms part of two islands known as Islas
Plazas. Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found
here. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than its relatives found at other islands. Throughout the island are
several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana, they are unique,
recognizable at first glance by their black/gray color, with a land iguana’s crest, but face and tail of the marine
iguana. The big population of iguanas is due to the presence of tunas, their favorite food. You can see swallow
Tailed Gulls nesting along the cliffs with other sea bids as Audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate
birds and brown pelicans.
► DAY 05: Santa Cruz Island / Baltra Island: Twin Craters & Transfer out Details
AM: Twin Craters
- Enjoy a refreshing cocktail while observing the sunset from the boat’s fantastic sun-deck.
- Frigate birds, blue footed boobies, sea lions and more in the enchanting North Seymour Island.
- Climb your way at Bartolome to amaze with wonderful panoramic views at Pinnacle Rock.
- South Plaza, a marvelous site to observe the endemic land iguanas on their natural habitat.
- The perfect complement to your journey: snorkeling at Sullivan Bay.
All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide;
Accommodation in twin/double cabin 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);