4-Day Galapagos Cruise to Eastern Islands: Your Ultimate Exploration Experience - Hermes Catamaran

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Experience the Galapagos Islands in a luxurious 4-day cruise. This trip will showcase the unmatched beauty of the islands and the unique wildlife. Immerse yourself into the beautiful landscapes on the east islands and experience up-close encounters at some of San Cristobal’s most renowned landmarks. Under the expert guidance of locals, you can explore the waters, and take part in activities like snorkeling, sea kayaking and hiking.

On this trip, you will see the wildlife that inhabits the islands. You can find flamingos in Floreana Island, marine iguanas and penguins there, and even the famous waved Albatross along the Punta Suarez Trail on Espanola Island. Enjoy a stroll along the white sands in Gardner Bay to gain insight into the natural history of the area. The Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre offers a unique opportunity to see the Galapagos Tortoise in its natural habitat.

Key Takeaways

  • This 4-day trip offers an unforgettable exploration of eastern Galapagos Islands, including San Cristobal landmarks.
  • This exceptional experience includes unique wildlife encounters such as penguins at Floreana Island.
  • Guides who are knowledgeable about the Galapagos Islands will enrich your trip by sharing their rich knowledge of its natural history with you.

4 Day Galapagos Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival on San Cristobal Island and Exploring Tijeretas Hill

  • The Hermes Catamaran is a luxury vessel.
  • One Lunch and one Dinner

Arriving at San Cristobal Island in the afternoon, take an excursion up Tijeretas Hill for a breathtaking view and a chance to see wildlife on the island. You can continue to the Interpretation Center where you will learn more about the Galapagos Islands' volcanic origins, conservation efforts and the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy your own private balcony and the high-touch amenities of one of the most luxurious yacht cabins.

A welcome dinner will be served by the chef to all guests. This is an opportunity for them to experience the world of exclusive fine dining, based on Ecuadorian gastronomy.

Day 2: Experiencing Gardner Bay and Punta Suárez

  • Board the luxury Hermes Catamaran
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Spend the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the Galápagos. Visit the pristine white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and take in the rich bird colonies at Punta Suárez, walk alongside waved albatross and nesting Nazca boobies. While at Gardner Bay, explore the surrounding turquoise waters and observe the abundant sea life, including sea lions, tropical fish, and white-tipped reef sharks.

Day 3: Discovering Cormorant Point and Post Office Bay

  • Board the luxury Hermes Catamaran
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Upon arrival at Cormorant Point on Floreana Island, embark on guided walks to learn about the island's natural history and snorkel at Champion Islet.
Later, visit Post Office Bay and participate in the unique letter-exchanging tradition, connecting travelers from near and far.

Day 4: Saying Goodbye to Baltra and Exploring the Charles Darwin Station

  • One Breakfast


Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora to observe the Galapagos giant tortoises that are being raised and conserved. See these amazing creatures in person and find out about the environmental education of local communities. Fly back to mainland via Baltra Airport.

Itinerary Map

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4 Day Galapagos Itinerary Includes

  • Accommodation in double cabin.
  • Fuel Surcharge.
  • All activities and excursions as depicted in the itineraries in company of a bilingual naturalist guide.
  • Snorkeling equipment.
  • Kayak
  • Wetsuits
  • Stand up Paddle Board
  • Cooking and cocktail lessons.
  • Internet
  • All meals on board.
  • Purified water, tea, coffee
  • Non – alcoholic beverages
  • Selected menu premium wines, beer and cocktails
  • Laundry service
  • Mini bar consumption
  • Butler service

4 Day Galapagos Itinerary Does not Include

  • Air ticket to and from Galapagos.
  • Gratuities to guides and crew.
  • Personals expenses.
  • Alcoholic drinks not included in menu selection
  • Travel insurance.

4 Day Galapagos Itinerary Highlights

  • Hike to the top of Tijeretas Hill for stunning views
  • Visit the pristine white sandy beach of Gardner Bay
  • Spot waved albatrosses and nesting Nazca boobies
  • Visit Post Office Bay and participate in the unique letter-exchanging tradition

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
Punta Cormorant | Flamingos | Galapagos Islands
Bahia Gardner | Sea Lions | Galapagos Islands
Darwin | Galapagos Islands

More information about the Galapagos Islands you visit in this 4 day itinerary:

4-Day Galapagos Cruise to Eastern Islands: Your Ultimate Exploration Experience - Hermes Catamaran
4 Days (C)
From $6,195.00 per person

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Prices & Dates

There are many options for a four-day Galapagos Cruise, but none offers the comfort and luxury that is available aboard the M/C Hermes.

Be prepared to pay an entrance fee to Galapagos National Park in addition to your cabin cost. This fee usually costs around $100.

Child Discount

The Galapagos Flight fares, as well as the entrance fees for children under 12 years of age may be discounted. It is best to contact us for more information on these discounts.

Package includes: 3 meals per day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as 3 nights' accommodation, transportation on the ground, activities, excursions, food, special experiential amenities, 24-hour butler service and access to an emergency number while travelling. Also included are snorkeling and paddling gear. Two bilingual guides will assist with transfers and provide assistance on the catamaran. The Galapagos Islands will provide luggage handling and packing service.

The package does not include gratuities, insurance for travel, flights, Galapagos Park entrance fee ($100 for adults, $50 each child aged 12 and under), or internal flights.

When to go

A luxurious catamaran trip to the Galapagos Islands is an adventure that will never be forgotten. Each season offers a unique experience. You can experience something amazing whether you sail during the dry or wet seasons, from December to April. The Galapagos Islands never fail to impress with their diverse wildlife, mesmerizing scenery and fascinating landscapes. Galapagos Islands offers an incredible luxury catamaran adventure year round. From close encounters with sea lions or birds to vibrant marine eco-systems and fascinating bird migrations. No matter what time of year you choose to visit this paradise, prepare yourself for the beauty and wonder that awaits.


Galapagos Hermes offers knowledgeable and skilled guides to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip for all visitors. The excellent dining and accommodations, along with the guidance provided by the experts are appreciated. Cooking lessons and other unique experiences make the Galapagos Islands a memorable destination

Frecuently Asked Questions

What Islands Are Commonly Included in a 4-Day Eastern Galapagos Cruise?

A 4-day Eastern Galapagos cruise typically visits:

  • San Cristobal Island
  • Española Island
  • Floreana Island
  • Santa Cruz Island

When Is the Optimal Time for a 4-Day Galapagos Cruise in the Eastern Islands?

It is best to go on a four-day Galapagos cruise during either the warm or dry seasons (January to April). The Galapagos Islands are best visited during the dry season (June to December) or warm season (January to May).

What Wildlife Can Be Seen on a 4-Day Eastern Galapagos Cruise?

On a 4-day Eastern Galapagos cruise:

  • Giant Tortoises in the Santa Cruz Highlands
  • Waved Albatross and Marine Iguanas on Española Island
  • Flamingos and Penguins on Floreana Island
  • Various marine bird species and potentially sea lions, manta rays and sea turtles during snorkeling

Are Tour Guides Necessary for a 4-Day Eastern Islands Galapagos Cruise?

Our cruises include a knowledgeable guide. A guided four-day Eastern Islands Galapagos trip can give you valuable insight into each place's unique geology, wildlife, ecosystems and ecology, increasing your enjoyment of the journey.

What Types of Accommodations Are Available During a 4-Day Eastern Galapagos Cruise?

There are no other liveaboards that offer the same level of luxury and comfort as Hermes. Each cabin has a private balcony and whirlpool, and butler services.

Book your 4-day Galapagos tour now and create memories to last a lifetime!