Discover the Enchanting Galapagos Islands on a 4 day Galapagos cruise - Natural Paradise Yacht

Discover the Enchanting Galapagos Islands on a 4 day Galapagos cruise  - Natural Paradise Yacht | Natural Paradise | Galapagos Tours Discover the Enchanting Galapagos Islands on a 4 day Galapagos cruise  - Natural Paradise Yacht | Natural Paradise | Galapagos Tours
Welcome to an immersive journey where time seems to stand still, and the untamed wonders of the Galapagos Islands come to life. Our 4 day Galapagos cruise isn't just a voyage; it's an expedition into the heart of evolution. These islands, scattered like nature's jewels in the vastness of the Pacific, beckon explorers to witness the very cradle of biodiversity.

4 Day Galapagos Itinerary

Day 1: Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center

Begin your captivating journey with a morning flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra, the gateway to the Galapagos Islands, for your immersive 4 day Galapagos cruise. Touch down on Baltra Island, where the magic begins. A warm welcome by our dedicated Natural Paradise staff awaits you, guiding you seamlessly through immigration and baggage claim. Soon, you'll find yourself transferred to the yacht, your floating haven for the adventure that lies ahead.

Once aboard, a sense of anticipation fills the air. Your cozy cabin is a retreat of comfort, offering a brief moment to settle in before the tantalizing aromas of lunch beckon you. As you savor your first onboard meal, a welcome briefing unfolds, setting the stage for the extraordinary experiences awaiting you in the coming days.

Exploration at Fausto Llerena Breeding Center

Your first on-island adventure takes you to the renowned “Fausto Llerena” Tortoise Breeding Center in Puerto Ayora. Here, the captivating world of giant tortoises comes to life. Witness the breeding process of these ancient giants, ranging from adorable 3-inch hatchlings to majestic 4-feet-long adults. Subspecies of giant tortoises coexist, offering a unique opportunity for observation and interaction.

The older tortoises, accustomed to human presence, often extend their heads for a perfect photo opportunity. Marvel at the intricate process of nurturing the babies, kept until they reach four years of age, robust and ready to thrive independently in the wild.

Your journey into the heart of Galapagos biodiversity begins with this immersive encounter at the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center.

Day 2: Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay

El Barranco

Known as “Prince Phillip’s Steps”, El Barranco is steep, rocky paths leads up to a high cliff-face from where incredible views can be appreciated; is also home to “palo santo” vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, Galapagos swallows, short-eared lava owls and Galapagos doves.

Darwin Bay

This white sand coral beach heads a half mile trail that winds through mangroves filled with land birds like Red-footed & Nazca boobies and swallow-tailed. Further down the path are tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. At the end, there is a cliff with amazing panoramic views. Possibility to spot hammerhead sharks when snorkeling.

Day 3: Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach & Egas Port

Espumilla Beach

Is a special and popular settlement for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs. The crabs attract the hunting herons performing the dance of predator and prey. With an abundance of marine life including octopi, moray eels, and sharks, snorkeling is a must on the site. A visit to Buccaneer Cove is also a great highlight of the island.

Egas Port

Also known as James Bay, the site is home to the splendid Galapagos hawks and sneaky Galapagos lava lizards. The trail leads to a coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. Here the Galapagos fur sea lions bathe in the sun. This is also a great snorkeling site and swim with playful sea-lions.

Day 4: Santa Cruz Island & Baltra Island: Bachas Beach & Transfer out

Located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, Las Bachas is a swimming beach. One of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos, a floating pier, can be seen here. You may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest off the beach.

Continue to Baltra Airport to board your flight back to the Mainland.

Itinerary Map

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Discover the Enchanting Galapagos Islands on a 4 day Galapagos cruise  - Natural Paradise Yacht | Galapagos Map

4 Day Galapagos Itinerary Includes

  • All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide
  • Accommodation in twin/double cabin with private facilities (some with balcony), all meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea
  • Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel), Wet-suits & sea-kayaks
  • Transfers within the islands on cruise dates as per itinerary
  • Personalized 24/7 assistance during tour

4 Day Galapagos Itinerary 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, tips and other services not specified in the program
  • All sizes wet-suits for rent on board (in cash)
  • Travel, medical & cancelation Insurance and any services on Mainland
  • International Flights to Ecuador

4 Day Galapagos Itinerary Highlights

  • Giant tortoises in captivity
  • Red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, storm-petrels, Galapagos doves
  • Nazca boobies, red- footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, mangroves, coral pebbles beach, snorkeling: rays, colorful reef fish and hammerhead sharks
  • Sea birds, historical site, snorkeling, rock formations
  • Fur sea lions, Galapagos sea lions, tidal pools and “grottos”, Galapagos hawk, oyster catchers, marine iguanas, finches; snorkeling: reef sharks, turtles, rays, nice underwater formations.
  • World War II remnants

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
Bahía Sullivan | Marine iguana | Galapagos Islands
Cráteres gemelos | Galapagos Islands
Puerto Egas | Red Crabs | Galapagos Islands


Awesome ship
- Therese Broneth
Every facet of the Natural Paradise Cruise (from the spacious outside-decks to the hydromassage 4-person Jacuzzi) was smooth, with no strain whatsoever. I cannot think of anything about Natural Paradise that needed improving. Awesome trip!
The staff and guides were very professional
- Matew Osborne
The staff and guides were undoubtedly focused on making sure we all had a safe yet educational, fun, and diverse experience regardless of our interests, age-range, and special needs. They did every single thing well. I definitely recommend choosing this ship in Galapagos.
- Alejandra Marin
Este barco es hermoso, disfrutamos mucho en la terraza. Tuvimos un pequeño problema con el guía porque en la excursiones no hablaba mucho en español, más se centraba en hablar en inglés. Conversamos con él y fue cambiando, pero tal vez deberían tomar en cuenta esto. Gracias a toda la tripulación! Saludos desde Argentina

More information about the Galapagos Islands you visit in this 4 day itinerary:

Discover the Enchanting Galapagos Islands on a 4 day Galapagos cruise - Natural Paradise Yacht
4 Days (4A)
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Frecuently Asked Questions

What activities are included during the cruise?

Your 4 day Galapagos cruise adventure encompasses a blend of activities. Expect thrilling snorkeling sessions, guided walks on pristine beaches, and visits to key wildlife hotspots like the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center. Every day promises a mix of adventure and relaxation.

Are accommodations comfortable on the cruise?

Absolutely! Accommodations on our luxury yacht are designed for comfort and style. Enjoy well-appointed cabins with modern amenities, ensuring a restful night's sleep after each day of exploration.

Will I get a chance to see iconic Galapagos wildlife?

Yes, indeed! The Central Islands boast rich biodiversity. Encounter giant tortoises, playful sea lions, marine iguanas, and an array of bird species. Every island presents a unique ecosystem, offering opportunities for close encounters with iconic Galapagos wildlife.

What is the best time to embark on the 4 day Galapagos cruise?

The Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination, but the best time for your 4-day cruise depends on personal preferences. Peak wildlife activity is during the warm season (December to May), while the cool season (June to November) offers unique experiences like witnessing the famous marine iguana nesting season
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