The Isabela Itinerary 6 Days - Cachalote Explorer Yacht - Galapagos Cruise

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This 6-day, 5-night itinerary takes you to some of the most popular islands in the Galapagos, including Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago, and Bartolome. You will see a variety of wildlife, including marine iguanas, penguins, sea lions, fur seals, lava flows, and tide pools. You will also visit some of the most interesting natural features of the islands, such as Darwin's Crater salt-water lake and Pinnacle Rock. This is a great opportunity to experience the unique beauty and wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

Day by day

Day 1: Transfer to Isabela Island: Puerto Villamil

Arrive Baltra

Transfer to Puerto Ayora where you will catch the 14:00 pm speedboat ferry to Isabela Island.

Arrive Puerto Villamil

The speed boat arrives in Puerto Villamil on Isabela island at 16:30 pm approximately. Here you will board the Beluga.

Day 2: Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay & Pta. Moreno

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.

Elizabeth Bay

This spot is only accessible by dinghy. It is possible to see penguins on the small islets in the bay. The end of the bay is long and narrow surrounded by three species of mangroves. Galapagos Sea Turtles and rays can usually be seen in the water.

Day 3: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove

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 colourful land iguanas, Galapagos Giant tortoises and the coral uplifting from 1954.

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.

Day 4: Fernandina Island: Pta. Espinoza & Isabela Island: Pta. Vicente Roca

Fernandina Island

Fernandina is the youngest volcanic island and is still active.

Punta Espinoza

Punta Espinoza 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.

Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Roca

This site is visited by dinghy rides along the cliffs or the partially sunken cave at the water’s edge. Nasca boobies, blue-footed boobies and flightless cormorants inhabit the shoreline.

Day 5: Santiago Island: Puerto Egas & Bartolome Island

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.

Puerto Egas

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

Bartolome Island

A hike will take you to the highest point on Bartolome for a spectacular view. Sea lions and penguins can be seen around Pinnacle Rock. There is a sandy beach with great swimming and snorkeling.

Day 6: North Seymour Island & Baltra Island

North Seymour

This flat piece of land originated after an uplifting event thousands of years ago. The island is home to endemic Palo Santo trees, colonies of blue-footed boobies, swallow tailed gulls, and the magnificent frigate birds.

Baltra for return flight to Quito

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Includes

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

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)
  • Transit Control Card (US$20)
  • Bottled beverages on board
  • Isabela Municipal dock fee (US$10 per person)

Highlights

  • Land iguanas, marine iguanas, lava lizards, sea lions, giant tortoises
  • Variety of fish, sea turtles, eels, rays, invertebrates, possible hammerhead sharks, sea urchins, possible sea horses
  • Waved albatross (March to December), Nazca/ redfooted boobies, swallowtailed gulls, Galapagos hawk, hood mockingbirds
  • Salt bush, algodoncillo, jerusalem thorn, castela, lantana, mangroves, lava cactus, palo santo, manzanillo, yellow cordia, opuntia cactus
  • Walking, hiking, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking (certain sites), relaxing

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 5 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
Fernandina | Galapagos Islands
Volcán Sierra Negra | Galapagos Islands
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Punta Vicente Roca | Galapagos Islands

Reviews

Divertido
- Lucia y Manuel
La mejor manera de visitar el archipiélago de Galápagos. Siempre tuve la idea de grandes barcos cuando pensaba en cruceros, pero después de esta experiencia nos pareció muy divertido haber elegido un crucero de este tamaño. Definitivamente lo mejor del viaje fueron las vistas incomparables, los animales, la vegetación. A pesar de haber visto varias fotos de las Galápagos, nada se compara a una experiencia real.
Fue la mejor parte de nuestro viaje en Ecuador
- Grissel Guzmann
Acabo de regresar de Ecuador y estoy pensando cuándo volver. El Cachalote Explorer fue la mejor parte de nuestro viaje. I would recommend the ship for anyone with Galapagos in their 2019 Must-visit list. Saludos desde Uruguay
Snorkeling in Galapagos
- Luzma Revi
My family had lots of fun snorkeling in Galapagos, I is just amazing what you can see underwater. We swim close from sharks with no danger. Cachalote’s staff was also fabulous. They were friendly, considerable, hardworking, and always helpful.
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The Isabela Itinerary 6 Days - Cachalote Explorer Yacht
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