South Plaza | Galapagos
Sea Lions | Santa Fe
Gardney Bay | Galapagos
Cerro Brujo | San Cristobal

Deluxe vessel traveling from central to southern islands

Get ready for a memorable adventure on board one of the most luxurious mid-size vessels sailing the enchanted Archipelago and discover first-hand why Galapagos is considered among the top five natural destinations in the Word due to its natural richness and biodiversity. Experience the magic of every site you visit from Santa Cruz to Española Islands.

Thursday: Arrival / Baltra

Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island (2 ½-hour flight). Arriving in the Galapagos, passengers are picked up at the airport by our natural guides and taken to a ten-minute bus drive to the pier to board your Yacht.
 

South Plaza

The turquoise waters of the channel here contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline, while a carpet of scarlet Sesuvium succulents serves as groundcover for a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus beyond, populated by yellow-grey land iguanas. Along the coastline one finds sea lion colonies, while sea birds play with the thermals that form along the cliffs of this small but spectacular island.

AM: Santa Fe

In the morning, take the dinghy over to this idyllic sandy-white beach populated by large colonies of curious sea lions; majestic Hawks are often observed perched atop salt bushes. Santa Fe’s Land Iguana is unique to this island and can be spotted during the walk. We can also enjoy snorkeling and swimming along a natural wave barrier or a great ride on board the glass-bottom boat.

PM: Cerro Colorado

After lunch, we disembark at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Galapagos’ capital; take a 45-minute drive to the southern shore. At Cerro Colorado, we visit the breeding center for highly endangered Giant Tortoises in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest, home to dozens of bird species, including the San Cristobal mockingbird, and the San Cristobal lava lizard.

 

AM: Pitt Point

Landing at the eastern part of San Cristobal Island, the trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline; we can observe frigate birds and a colony of juvenile sea lions. After the walk, if conditions are favorable, there is a chance to swim from the beach and snorkel.

PM: Witch Hill

In the afternoon, a relaxing dinghy ride along the shores of tuff-stone layers takes us to Cerro Brujo’s expansive, white coral beach, great for walking, with rewarding bird-watching featuring seabirds and shore birds. Also, look out for Galapagos sea lions. These are the same shores that Charles Darwin walked upon, back in September 1835

AM: Suarez Point

Our morning outing at Punta Suarez provides an exciting walk on lava/boulder terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including the waved albatrosses (April – January), boobies, swallow-tail gulls, and the famous “blowhole” lava formation; also, look for red-green-black marine iguanas.

PM: Gardner Bay

In the afternoon, we set down at this beautiful, white coral beach for a short walk to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds, finches, or enjoy the beach. There is great snorkeling in this area, or else there’s time to kayak or ride the glass-bottom boat.

 

AM: Baltra

After a nostalgic farewell Breakfast, we prepare for transfer to the airport for flight back to Mainland, carrying great memories of this unforgettable experience.

 

Galapagos map

Highlights

  • Delight to your senses as you enjoy Ecuadorian and International cuisine on the many dining areas of your boat.
  • Wonderful picture opportunity in Española at the amazing blow-hole and Waved-albatrosses.
  • Land Iguanas, Hawks and large Sea Lion colonies in such small terrain at Santa Fe Island.
  • Fantastic opportunity for birdwatching at Pitt Point and Witch Hill.
  • Pristine white coral beaches and clear ocean waters to recreate an Eden-like scenario.

Cruise Includes

  • All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide
  • Accommodation in twin/double Deluxe Suite 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 Include

  • 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)
  • All sized Wet-suits for rent on board
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, tips and other services not specified in the program
  • Travel, medical & cancelation Insurance and any services on Mainland
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