8 days – Western Islands - Galápagos Passion Yacht - Galapagos Cruise

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The M/Y Passion West Itinerary is an 8-day cruise that visits some of the most popular islands in the western Galapagos. The itinerary includes visits to Santa Cruz Island, Floreana Island, Isabela Island, Fernandina Island, Santiago Island, and North Seymour Island. Highlights of the itinerary include hiking to see giant tortoises in the wild, visiting the Charles Darwin Station, snorkeling with pink flamingos, and hiking to see lava flows and marine life. This is a great itinerary for those who want to see a variety of wildlife and experience the unique beauty of the Galapagos Islands.

Day by day

Arrive at Baltra airport

Santa Cruz Island

The largest of the central islands, Santa Cruz is home to many tourist visitor sights and the largest human settlement, Puerto Ayora.

Highlands of Santa Cruz

Galapagos giant tortoises can be seen in the wild in the highlands of Santa Cruz.

Charles Darwin Station

Visit the Charles Darwin Station research facility and National Park Information center. The Charles Darwin Station has a giant tortoise and land iguana breeding program and interpretation center.

Floreana Island

Floreana is best known for its colorful history of buccaneers, whalers, convicts, and early colonists.

Cormorant Point

Cormorant Point has two contrasting beaches and a large inland lagoon where pink flamingoes can be seen.

Devils Crown

This is a snorkeling site located just off Punta Cormorant. The site is a completely submerged volcano that has eroded to create the appearance of a jagged crown.

Asilo de la Paz

In the highlands of Floreana Island we will find a freshwater spring where historically was a hideout for the pirates, and whalers.

Post Office Bay

This is one of the few sites visited for its human history. Visit the wooden mail barrel where letters are dropped off and picked up and see the remains of the Norwegian fishing village.

Day Time Navigation

This is an excellent time to keep an eye out for whales and dolphins. Furthermore, enjoy the landscape of Isabela Island.

Isabela Island

The largest of the Galapagos Islands formed by five active volcanoes fused together. Wolf Volcano is the highest point in the entire Galapagos at 1707m.

Punta Moreno

Punta Moreno is located in the central southwestern coast of Isabela Island. The site has spectacular views of volcanoes Alcedo, Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul. Some highlights include impressive lava flows, desolate and pristine landscape, varied and unusual arid zone vegetation.

Urbina Bay

Urbina Bay is located at the central-west coast of Isabela Island at the foothills of Alcedo and Darwin volcanoes. Highlights include the colorful land iguanas, Galapagos Giant tortoises and the coral uplifting from 1954.

Isabela Island

Tagus Cove

Tagus Cove is a natural harbor where centuries ago whalers and pirates left their ship's names painted or carved on the rocks. A walk uphill to Darwin's Crater salt-water lake will provide an excellent view.

Fernandina Island

Fernandina is the youngest volcanic island and is still active.

Espinoza Point

Espinoza Point is a place famous for its large colonies of marine iguanas and as the habitat of unique species like the flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin, Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, among others.

Santiago Island

This Island is located between Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands. This Island offers a wide variety of seabirds, marine iguanas and fur seals.

Egas Port

A walk along the rocky coastline that will show you a view of some of Galapagos' best tide pools. Some highlights include Sugar loaf volcano, fur seals, oystercatchers, marine iguana colony, and an old salt mine.

Espumilla Beach

Espumilla Beach has a beautiful contrast between the golden beach and the green mangroves. It is also a great site to see flamingos, pintail ducks, green sea turtle nests and the Galapagos Hawk. It is also a good site to go for a cool off swim or a snorkel.

Buccaneers Cove

This site was Charles Darwin’s home for 9 days. As well as a resting site for many whalers and pirates. With this rich history Buccaneers Cove is a must see. Enjoy a panga ride or snorkel looking for Galapagos Fur Seals, Brown Noodies, Pelicans, and Swallow- tailed Gulls

Santiago Island

Sullivan Bay

This site is of great geological interest. Highlights: 100-hundred-year-old lava flow field, pahoehoe formations, lava bubbles

North Seymour Island

This flat piece of land originated after an uplifting event thousands of years ago. Small but packed with many animals.

The island is home to endemic Palo Santo trees, colonies of blue-footed boobies, swallow tailed gulls, the magnificent frigate birds, and sealions.

Mosquera Island

This small beach island is located in the channel between North Seymour Island and Baltra Island. This white sand beach is home to a healthy sealion colony.

Baltra for return flight to Quito or Guayaquil

Itinerary Map

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  • Accommodation (sharing double cabins)
  • Meals
  • Excursions led by professional Naturalist guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Short wetsuit
  • Use of kayaks
  • All transport between visitor sites and yacht
  • Tea, coffee, water and natural juices

Does not Include

  • Air tickets to and from the Galapagos. Tickets have to be bought with Enchanted Expeditions - US$50 dollars net surcharge per pax if not
  • National Park fees (US$100)
  • Long wetsuits. Available for rent on board (US$60 per pax per week)
  • Transit Control Card (US$20)
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages on board


  • See the Giant Tortoises on semi-wild state on the very first day of your journey.
  • Take pleasure of your yacht’s luxurious social areas and sundeck while sailing.
  • Send your loved ones a nice post card or letter from Post Office Bay.
  • Learn interesting facts about Floreana, the first island inhabited by humans.
  • Explore the rich wildlife of Urbina Bay & Punta Moreno.
  • A wonderful mix of wildlife and adventure at Tagus Cove and Espinoza Point.
  • Looking for Marine Iguanas, Penguins and Flightless Cormorants? Fernandina is the place.
  • Two wonderful live-filled islands in just one day: Santiago and North Seymour.
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I love it
- Natasha Willis
I may use the Passion again, I love it. We voyaged in the Galapagos accompanied by travelers from all around the world and a professional tour guide. Small and perfect. Highly recommended
Fantastic crew
- Yazmin Brown
Very good customer service from the entire crew of Passion Cruise. This allowed all travelers to enjoy the life-changing trip to the Galapagos. The snorkeling, kayaking, and beaches were all fantastic.
My husband loved it
- Anita Jones
My husband is a hard man to.impress, but his jaw dropped after this cruise. He really enjoyed laying out in the spacious sundeck.
Perfect getaway
- Philip
Talk about luxury, style, class, excitement and comfort. This is the total package. Money well spent!
8 days – Western Islands - Galápagos Passion Yacht
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