The Hood Itinerary 6 Days - Beluga Yacht - Galapagos Cruise

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The M/Y Beluga Hood Itinerary is a 6-day/5-night cruise that takes you to some of the most popular islands in the Galapagos. You'll visit San Cristóbal, Española, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Santiago, and Genovesa Islands. Along the way, you'll have the chance to see a variety of wildlife, including tortoises, sea lions, penguins, iguanas, and many more. You'll also get to explore some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world. This is a great itinerary for anyone who wants to experience the best of the Galapagos Islands.

Day by day

San Cristóbal Island

San Cristóbal is the easternmost island of Galapagos and also one of the oldest.

Arrive Pto. Baquerizo

Depending on when you arrive to Pto Baquerizo Moreno you may be able to join in the below activity.

Galapaguera & El Junco

The lagoon is the only fresh water reservoir in Galapagos and has great views from its altitude of 700m in the highlands of San Cristóbal. Rainwater has collected in the caldera for hundreds of years and formed this lagoon. Galapaguera is a good area to see tortoises in their natural environment.

Española Island

Española is the oldest of the Southern Islands and is the southernmost in the archipelago. Because of its remote location a unique range of endemic species evolved here

Gardner Bay

Located on the northeast of the island, the site has a long and beautiful white sand beach inhabited by sea lion colonies.

Islote Garnder and Islote Osborn

These islets are snorkeling sites where visitors will see an abundance of tropical fish, reef sharks, and turtles.

Punta Suarez

The wildlife at Punta Suarez is plentiful and varied. Along the cliff visitors can enjoy the blowhole where seawater is forced about 20m into the air. The highlights are the Waved albatross (April-Dec) that are only found on Hood, Galapagos Hawks, blue-footed boobies, Nascar boobies, and Española lava lizards.

Floreana Island

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

Punta Cormorant

Punta Cormorant 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.

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 remains of the Norwegian fishing village.

Santa Cruz Island

Dragon Hill

Dragon Hill is located in the northwestern side of Santa Cruz Island. Some highlights include small lagoons with flamingos, Palo Santo trees, and Opuntia cactus.

Santiago Island

Santiago Island is located between Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands.

This Island offers a wide variety of seabirds, marine iguanas and fur seals.

Sullivan Bay

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

Genovesa Island

Genovesa is an eroded flat volcanic island, with a natural harbor, which is actually the submerged caldera of this volcanic island.

El Barranco

There is a good possibility of seeing the unique "Short eared owl” at this site. During the dinghy rides along the cliffs fur seals and several species of seabirds can be spotted.

Darwin Bay

The steep cliffs of this area dominate the island. This area is home to thousands of frigate birds, red-footed boobies, Noddy terns, lava gulls, tropicbirds, doves, storm petrels and Darwin's finches.

Caleta Tortuga (Turtle Cove)

Turtle Cove is a red mangrove lagoon on Santa Cruz and a perfect example of how mangroves alter the marine environment to create a rich and unique habitat.


Return flight to Quito

Itinerary Map

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  • 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)


  • Land iguanas, marine iguanas, lava lizards, sea lions, giant tortoises, sea lions
  • Variety of fish, sea turtles, eels, rays, invertebrates, possible hammerhead sharks, sea urchins, possible sea horses
  • Waved albatross (March to December), Nazca/ blue footed boobies, swallow tailed 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
El Barranco | Red footed boobie | Galapagos Islands
Santiago | Galapagos Islands
Bahia Gardner | Sea Lions | Galapagos Islands
San Cristobal | Galapagos Islands


Delightful trip!
- Darius Jakovchuk
All the tour guides were exceptional. I could see in Ecuador, people study at the University to become a qualified tour guide, so it was amazing being guided by professionals. Andrea was our tour guide during our cruise it the Beluga, she is knowledgeable and very funny, she definitely exceeded our expectations
- Jesse Bougardt
The Beluga was exactly what we wanted. Great itinerary and great crew, they went above and beyond to accommodate my complex situation.
The Hood Itinerary 6 Days - Beluga Yacht
6 Days
From $4,000.00 per person

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