Cruise on board a magnificent and stable motor vessel around must-see Islands like Genovesa, Bartolome and Santiago and more! Incredible sightseeing awaits for you on every location you visit during this active and adventurous luxury class itinerary plus snorkeling to unveil the marvels of the Marine Reserve.
Activity level: Moderate
Ship: Santa Cruz II information here
► DAY 01: Baltra Island / Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach Details
DAY 1 Monday: Arrival / Baltra
PM: Bachas Beach
► DAY 02: Santiago Island: Bucaneer Cove & Egas Port Details
AM: Bucaneer Cove
PM: Egas Port
► DAY 03: Rabida Island / Bartolome Island Details
AM: Rabida Island
Some groups here will opt to go for a fascinating dinghy ride along the shores while others may choose to disembark on Rabida Island’s mesmerizing, red-colored beach. The color of this beach is the result of the unusually high levels of iron that are found within its sand. The hike will bring you close to a colony of marine iguanas, sea lions, yellow warblers, mockingbirds and several species of Darwin’s finches; also there is there is the possibility to spot Flamingos.
PM: Bartolome Island
► DAY 04: Genovesa Island: Prince Philip’s Steps & Darwin BayDetails
AM: Prince Philip’s Steps
The morning starts with a short steep climb (90 feet) up a flight of stairs to reach a flat and rocky plateau. Once there, hike around and check out large colonies of Red & Nazca boobies, great frigate-birds and storm petrels. Those not wishing to disembark can enjoy a longer panga ride along the cliffs (weather permitting); kayaking is a great alternative on the site.
PM: Darwin Bay
In the afternoon, wet-landing at the beautiful beach that lines this bay to enjoy some swimming and/or snorkeling. Following this refreshing dip, the excursion will head out to take a stroll and observe hundreds of birds, mainly: Nazca & red-footed boobies, Herons, Frigate-birds, lava gulls, herons, finches and mockingbirds. Opportunities for snorkeling, kayaking and swimming are available here.
► DAY 05: Santa Cruz Island / Baltra Island & Transfer out Details
AM: Santa Cruz Highlands
Begin your last morning on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island: head out for one last visit at the Giant Tortoise Reserve. Following a dry landing at a passenger’s wharf and a bus ride to the higher region of the island, guests will get to experience the final highlight of this itinerary: giant tortoises roaming around in the wild. These lush highlands include dense forests consisting of Galapagos daisies, orchids and bromeliads as well as several endemic land birds.
Transfer to airport for your flight to Mainland.
- The unreal volcanic landscapes of Santiago in contrast with pristine Ocean waters.
- Amazing underwater experience when snorkeling in the best and most life-rich locations.
- Large variety of birdlife at Darwin Bay, including Boobies, Mockingbirds, Hawks and more.
- Visit a Tortoise farm in the Highlands of Santa Cruz to share a great moment with these magnificent and emblematic specie.
- Enjoy the afternoon sea-breeze with a refreshment on your boat’s ample sun/sky-deck.
All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide;
Accommodation in twin/double Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin with private facilities, all meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea;
Cruise Fuel Surcharge;
Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel) & sea-kayaks;
Transfers within the islands on cruise dates as per itinerary;
Personalized 24/7 assistance during tour.
CRUISE DOES NOT INCLUDES