Itinerary E Endemic Cruise - Galapagos

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The M/C Endemic Itinerary E is a 6 days cruise that visits 5 islands in the Galapagos. The cruise includes snorkeling, hiking, and visiting natural landmarks. Some of the highlights of the cruise include snorkeling with penguins at Bartolomew Island, hiking to the top of Devil's Crown, visiting the Baroness' Lookout on Floreana Island, and seeing the largest colony of magnificent frigatebirds in the Galapagos at North Seymour Island. The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, National Park regulations, or unforeseen circumstances.

6 Day Galapagos Itinerary

Day 1: Baltra Airport – Bartolome Islands

Upon arrival, reception and assistance at the airport, transfer from Baltra Airport to the M/C Endemic. After lunch, you will discover Bartholomew Island. Once here, you will ascend to admire the spectacular panorama of the Sullivan Bay and the famous Pinnacle Rock. The beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock are excellent for snorkeling from which you can discover the marvelous underwater world, and with a little luck, you’ll get to snorkel with penguins.

Day 2: Floreana Island: Devil´s Crown / Cormorant Point - Baroness’ Lookout / Post Office Bay

In the morning, after breakfast, the first spot to be visited is Devil´s Crown that is an underwater volcanic crater, almost covered completely by Galapagos waters. Just a small portion of the rock formation can be seen from above and it looks like a crown. The underwater world is very rich in coral reefs, abundant marine species. Birds are also part of this visitor point due to its location in open waters. Or visit Cormorant Point where you will land on a green olivine sand beach. Following a 100 meters long path you will soon reach a lagoon with flamingos. In the afternoon, you will visit the Baroness’ Lookout (Mirador de la Baronesa). This viewpoint is located on the north of Floreana Island. The way up and trail is very easy, steps are placed in this area for security. Your naturalist guide will tell the murder and mystery legend of the Baroness. Or you will go to the Post Office Bay, which keeps the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to post their mail in. 

Day 3: Santiago Island: Chinese Hat – North Seymour Island

In the morning, after breakfast you will visit Chinese Hat, which is a small islet off the south coast of Santiago, with a maximum elevation of 160 feet (52 meters). Though within easy reach of Santa Cruz, Chinese Hat is typically only visited by those aboard a Galapagos Cruise. In the afternoon, North Seymour island will be discovered. It is located slightly to the north of Baltra. It is a low, flat island, formed by submarine lava formation uplift. Covered with low, bushy vegetation, it contains the largest colony of magnificent frigate birds in the Galapagos. There is also a large population of blue-footed boobies that perform an amusing courtship dance when nesting conditions are right.

Day 4: Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove – Las Bachas Beach

After breakfast, enjoy the visit to Black Turtle Cove, which is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz. It is a living illustration of how mangroves alter the marine environment to create a rich and unique habitat. Three mangrove species crowd the area from the shore out into the lagoon, which reaches almost a mile inland. As you drift through quiet waters in the zodiac, you are likely to see spotted eagle rays and diamond shaped mustard rays, which swim in a diamond formation. White-tipped reef sharks slip beneath the boat and Pacific green sea turtles come to the surface for air and to mate. Waterfowl, including pelicans, herons and egret, all feed in the cove. This is a peaceful place that will make you feel calm. In the afternoon, visit to Las Bachas, which is a beautiful white-sand beach, located on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. There you can go for a stroll or do some easy snorkeling in the gentle surf. Sea turtles lay their eggs at the edge of the vegetation. You can also look for a rusted pontoon, a relic of the Second World War. In fact, “bachas” is a poor pronunciation of “barges,” two of which were wrecked offshore at that time: the locals mispronounced the name and it stuck.

Day 5: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay - El Barranco

In the morning, visit to Darwin Bay, which is the only sandy beach found in the caldera on Genovesa. Colonies of the Great Frigates are found along the beach. Male exhibit their red balloon pouch to females for hope of a match. Red-footed boobies nest in the trees in contrast to the other two booby species which do so on the ground. In the afternoon, you will go to El Barranco (Prince Philip’s Steps), a carved out of stone stair. This will lead you to a wide plateau, where you can observe large colonies of masked boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels and ducks. During this easy stroll you will cross a small Scalesia forest, habitat of the shorteared owl. The same path will lead you back to your boat.

Day 6: Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters – Baltra Airport

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will visit the Twin Craters. Located in the highlands of Santa Cruz, these scenic craters are approximately 30 meters deep. These two huge land depressions are surrounded by a Scalesia forest with abundant birds such as the yellow warbler and the Vermilion Flycatcher. Gorgeous views of the leafy green highlands forest are also part of the excursion. After this last visit, transfer to Baltra airport for your return flight to mainland Ecuador. Assistance and farewell at the airport.

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6 Day Galapagos Itinerary Includes

  • Transfers airport/yacht/airport in Galapagos
  • Airport reception and assistance
  • Double or single accommodation
  • Guided expeditions according to the itinerary
  • Top bilingual National Park guide (English / Spanish)
  • Cruise Service Officer
  • Activity daily briefing
  • All meals and snacks
  • Soft drinks and juices
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail
  • Supplied expedition gear

6 Day Galapagos Itinerary Does not Include

  • Round trip to Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance fee ($100 – subject to change)
  • Transit Control Card ($20 – subject to change)
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages
  • Gratuities for guide and crew
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Micro SD Card

6 Day Galapagos Itinerary Highlights

  • Seeing mangroves and marine life
  • Watching colonies of Great Frigates and Red-footed Boobies
  • Visiting the Twin Craters

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 5 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
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Reviews

Value for money
- Randon
Money well spent. The service, the food and the people were all great. I loved the whole setting and how the view made me feel. Never seen nature in this light before
Single cabin
- James William
My 16-year-old son loved his single cabin and its privacy from the parents, but his major highlights included the al fresco dining, seating area, sun chair, Jacuzzi, BBQ station, bar, and the exterior passenger’s lounge. There are some little things to improve because the ship is very new. Good luck with that

More information about the Galapagos Islands you visit in this 6 day itinerary:

Itinerary E Endemic Cruise
6 Days (E)
From $7,090.00 per person
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