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Galapagos Islands Vacations 4 Day South Islands Catamaran Cruise

Enjoy the enchanted Galapagos by cruising on board a Luxury class Catamaran from San Cristobal to the Southern Islands. Visit the most marvelous sites on Española & Floreana including Gardner Bay and Cormorant Point on a short 4 day Luxury cruise.
Arrival from Mainland to San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the M/C Cormorant. After Lunch, visit to Kicker Rock, this striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the ocean divided by a small channel. Although there are no landing areas, kayaking and scuba diving allow visitors to spot a variety of marine life.

AM: 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.

PM: Gardner Bay

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.

AM: Floreana Island: 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: Baroness Viewpoint 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.

PM: Floreana Island: 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” named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and the “Four Sand Beach” composed of white coral.

Champion Islet: The Champion Island, named after the whaler Andrew Champion, is a small island located just offshore Floreana Island in the southern part of the Archipelago, considered as one of the most beautiful places on Galapagos for all snorkeling and diving fans and an excellent opportunity for dolphin watching.

Twin craters & Transfer out

Los Gemelos, or the Twin Craters, are located opposite each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.

After the morning excursion you will be taken to the airport for your flight to the mainland.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the unique views, sunrises and sunsets from your stateroom’s private balcony.
  • Take a dive and snorkel in one of the most amazing sites in the Islands, Kicker Rock.
  • Find yourself among large colonies of sea-birds in Suarez Point, including impressive Great Waved Albatrosses.
  • Send a post-card to your loved ones from Floreana Island at Post-Office Bay.
  • Fantastic and colorful Flamingos and other shore-birds at Cormorant Point.

Cruise Includes

  • All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide
  • Accommodation in twin/double cabin with private facilities
  • All meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea
  • 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)
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, and tips
  • Travel, medical & cancelation Insurance and any services on Mainland
  • Other services not specified in the program
  • International flights to Ecuador
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