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Genovesa | Galapagos Islands | Voyagers Travel
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Cormorant Galapagos Cruise | Voyagers Travel

Intrepid Luxury Catamaran Western Islands Cruise

Enjoy the beauty and biodiversity of the Galapagos Western Islands with visits to the most attractive sites at Isabela and Fernandina Islands. You won’t have to worry about sea-sickness while cruising as you will be on board one of the most stable Catamarans sailing the Galapagos so you can sit back and enjoy the smooth rides from island to island for a memorable experience!

Activity level: Moderate
Ship: Cormorant Cruise information here



Itinerary
►  DAY 01: Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters Details

Twin craters | Santa Cruz Island | GalapagosDAY 1 Saturday: Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters

Arrival to Baltra Airport where the yacht’s Guide will be expecting you to take you to the Catamaran to start your amazing journey. Visit to “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.

 


►  DAY 02: Isabela Island: Tintoreras & Sierra Negra Volcano  Details

Tintoreras Galapagos IslandsDAY 2 Sunday: Isabela Island: Tintoreras & Sierra Negra Volcano

AM: Tintoreras & Sierra Negra Volcano

The Tintoreras Islet, located a short distance from Puerto Villamil, is home to a great variety of wildlife. Its turquoise, crystalline waters are inhabited by white-tip reef sharks, Galapagos penguins, marine turtles and sea lions. One of its beaches surrounded by mangroves is one of the few sites where marine iguanas can reproduce successfully.

The Sierra Negra Volcano boasts the largest basaltic caldera in Galapagos at 9 x 10 km. The site offers impressive views and the opportunity to observe up to 7 species of finch and a rich display of vegetation. The north side of the caldera provides evidence of its most recent volcanic activity in 2005.

PM: WetlandS & Breeding Center

The Wetlands of Isabela Island are located just outside of Puerto Villamil. The Wetlands consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species such as common stilts, whimbrels, white-cheeked pintails, and gallinules. The Wetlands can be visited on foot via a path that winds through the swamps.


►  DAY 03: Isabela Island: Moreno Point & Elizabeth Bay Details

Punta Moreno Galapagos Islands | Galapagos Cruise | Islabela IslandDAY 3 Monday: Isabela Island: Moreno Point & Elizabeth Bay

AM: Moreno Point

Moreno Point is located near Elizabeth Bay on the west coast of Isabela Island. The plethora of birds seen during a dinghy ride along the striking rocky shores or a hike along path through lava rock leading to tide pools and mangroves create a birdwatcher’s delight. In the tide pools, green sea turtles or white-tip sharks can be spotted.

PM: Elizabeth Bay

Elizabeth Bay is located on the east coast of Isabela Island. The bay contains many islets which can be visited by dinghy. Penguins and blue-footed boobies can be spotted on the rocky islets. With an abundance of marine life and clear water, the area is perfect for snorkeling and viewing schools of colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps even sharks.


►  DAY 04: Fernandina Island: Mangle Point & Isabela Island: Urbina Point  Details

Mangle Point | Islabe lsland | GalapagosDAY 4 Tuesday: Fernandina Island: Mangle Point & Isabela Island: Urbina Point

AM: Fernandina Island: Mangle Point

A visit to Mangle Point allows visitors to witness the amazing views and wildlife on the Coast of Fernandina Island. This is a small inlet on Fernandina’s coast where you can snorkel to your hearts delight and watch playful sea lions, curious penguins, and also catch a glimpse of where flight less cormorants reside.

PM: Isabela Island: Urbina Point

Urbina Bay is located at the base of Alcedo Volcano on the west coast between Tagus Cove and Elizabeth Bay. This area experienced a major uplift in 1954 causing the land to rise over 16 feet. The coast expanded half a mile out leaving marine life stranded on the new shore. This area is also a great place for snorkeling.


►  DAY 05: Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point & Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point  Details

DAY 5 Wednesday: Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point & Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point

AEspinoza Point | Fernandina Island | GalapagosM: Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point

No foreign species have ever invaded Fernandina Island, and therefore it is one of the world’s most pristine island ecosystems. The volcano “La Cumbre” dominates the landspace with lava fields reaching the ocean. The island’s highlight features the flightless cormorant nesting site. This area provides a great opportunity to see the Galapagos hawk.

PM: Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point

Located on the northwestern coast of the island and comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life. Seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating Mola mola (sunfish) may be spotted here. This bay is great for diving and snorkeling.


►  DAY 06:  Santiago Island: Egas Port & Espumilla Beach Details

Day 6 Thursday: Santiago Island: Egas Port & Espumilla Beach

Egas Port | Santiago Island | Galapagos IslandsAM: Egas Port

Also known as James Bay, Egas Port is home to the curious Galapagos hawks and quick-footed 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.

PM: Espumilla Beach

Espumilla Beach is a popular place 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 highly recommended.


►  DAY 07: Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay Details

Genovesa | Galapagos Islands | Voyagers TravelDAY 7 Friday: Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay

AM: El Barranco

Also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, El Barranco’s steep, rocky paths leads up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to palo santo vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos swallows, and Galapagos doves.

PM: Darwin Bay

This white sand coral beach heads a half mile trail (0.75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls can be spotted here. Further down the path are tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. At the end is a spectacular view off a cliff.


►  DAY 08: North Seymour & Transfer out Details

DAY 8 Saturday: North Seymour

North Seymour Island, GalapagosAM: North Seymour

Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds are abundant on North Seymour Island. The island was formed by a series of submarine lava containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone.

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

Hiking

Photography

Snorkeling

Kayaking

Swimming

Panga-ride

Cormorant Galapagos Cruise | Itinerary 8 days

Highlights

  • See charming and elegant Endemic Penguins at Isabela and Fernandina.
  • Explore the shores of Fernandina along with Marine Iguanas and playful Sea-lions.
  • Giant Land Iguanas, Galapagos Hawks and turtles at Urbina Bay.
  • Relax on your yacht’s ample Sun-deck while sailing from site to site or enjoy its large Jacuzzi.
  • See the fantastic “La Cumbre” volcano at Espinoza Point and large colonies of Flightless Cormorants and Marine Iguanas.
  • Fantastic Snorkeling at Darwin Bay in Genovesa Island.

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 INCLUDES

  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.

2019 Departures & Rates

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START DATE CABIN PRICE
March 02 STATEROOM $5.699
March 16 STATEROOM $5.699
March 30 STATEROOM $5.699
April 13 STATEROOM $5.699
April 27 STATEROOM $5.699
May 11 STATEROOM $5.699
May 25 STATEROOM $5.699
June 08 STATEROOM $5.699
June 22 STATEROOM $5.699
July 06 STATEROOM $5.699
July 20 STATEROOM $5.699
August 03 STATEROOM $5.699
August 17 STATEROOM $5.699
August 31 STATEROOM $5.699
September 14 STATEROOM $5.699
September 28 STATEROOM $5.699
October 12 STATEROOM $5.699
October 26 STATEROOM $5.699
November 09 STATEROOM $5.699
November 23 STATEROOM $5.699
December 07 STATEROOM $5.699