Itinerary A - Theory Yacht - Galapagos Cruise

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Day by day

Day 1: San Cristobal Airport & Junco Lagoon
Arrival in San Cristobal Airport and Transfer to the boat

El Junco Lagoon

Located about 700m above sea level, is one of the few permanent freshwater bodies in Galapagos. Frigate birds are often seen here washing the salt from their feathers as well as white-cheeked pintails and common gallinules. Its name comes from a type of plant that is common in this area called "junco".
Day 2: San Cristobal Island : Pitt Point & Witch Hill

Pitt Point

Situated on the north-eastern tip of the island, hosts frigatebirds, storm petrels, and all three types of booby birds: the Nazca, blue-footed and red-footed boobies. A steep trail goes up a cliff and through a ravine leading visitors to an area with an abundance of birds. This site is also great for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Witch Hill

Located on the northern coast, this eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its white powdery sand and the abundance of animals. Wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of Booby Birds. The clear water provides an excellent opportunity for enjoying swimming and snorkeling.
Day 3: Española Island: Suarez Point & Gardner Bay

Suarez Point

This area is great for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. A beautiful site on the ocean front, the large waved albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air. This site presents wonderful photograph opportunities. 

Gardner Bay

On the eastern side of the island, is the breeding site of nearly all of the world´s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. It has an ample white sandy beach with a myriad of sea lions, perfect for relaxing. Its rocky shores make this site a great place for diving and snorkeling.
Day 4: Floreana Island: Cormorant Point - Devil's Crown & Post Office Bay - Baronnes Viewing Point

Cormorant Point

This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts and white-cheeked pintails can also be seen. The beaches on this island are distinct: The Green Beach is named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and the Four Sand Beach is composed of white coral. 

Post Office Bay

In the 18th century, whalers passing through the islands placed a wooden barrel on Floreana Island for use as an unofficial mail box. The tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home.

Baroness Viewing Point

Is a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing. The legends about this baroness are associated with a fascinating murder mystery. There are easy trails in this area for exploring the flora and fauna of Floreana.

Day 5: Santa Cruz Highlands & Fausto Llerena Breeding Center

Highlands

Reached by bus from Puerto Ayora, the highlands of Santa Cruz are a deep green, contrasting beautifully with much of the dry, lower islands. The dominant vegetation in the highlands is the Scalesia trees, creating the lush green color. The lava tubes, over half a mile long, are underground and walking through them is a unique, surreal experience.

Fausto Llerena Breeding Center

The Fausto Llerena Tortoise Center, a long-term program run jointly by the Galapagos National Park Directorate and the Charles Darwin Foundation, began in 1965 to save the giant tortoise population on Pinzón.At the Tortoise Center, visitors can observe a variety of tortoises, including hatchlings, juveniles, and full-grown individuals
Day 6: Bartolome Island & Chinese Hat

Bartolome Island

Home of the famous Pinnacle Rock, Bartolome consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs leads to the summit of the volcano, boasting one of the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of the Galapagos penguin.

Chinese Hat 

This small islet is located near the southeast coast of Santiago Island. Its name comes from the distinct shape of the islet’s summit. This small islet is a great location to view many geological formations such as lava tubes and lava flows.
Day 7: South Plaza Island & North Seymour Island

South Plaza Island

This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. The most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium. During the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.

North Seymour Island

Galapagos Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies, land iguanas and Magnificent Frigatebirds are abundant on North Seymour Island. The island was formed by a series of submarine lavas containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone.
Day 8: San Cristobal Island: Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center & Airport

Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center

The Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center was opened in 1998 as a phase of the project Interpretation and Environment Education Project. Visitors enjoy expositions on natural history, human history, and conservation.
Transfer to San Cristobal Airport

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Includes

  • Cabin accommodation
  • All meals and snacks
  • Open bar policy
  • Captains cocktail hour and daily briefings
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Use of wet suit
  • Use of Kayaks
  • Stand up paddle boards and transfers between the airport and dock in Galapagos (Sundays only)
  • Satellite communications (Wi-Fi) – Available 24/7 and limited to one PIN per cabin.

Does not Include

  • Gratuities for guides and crew
  • Premium alcoholic beverages
  • Light laundry service
  • Galapagos entrance fee (park tax)
  • INGALA Transit card (TCT)

Highlights

  • Enjoy wonderful landscape, sea lion colony, nazca boobies, red footed boobies, and blue footed boobies.
  • Enjoy white sandy beach, sea lions, mockingbirds; snorkeling: colorful fish, sea lion nursery
  • Enjoy great exhibit about the archipielago's Human History

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 7 Dinners
  • 8 Lunches
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Itinerary A - Theory Yacht
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