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Luxury Catamaran Southern Islands Cruise

Enjoy an amazing and complete Galapagos experience on board one of the most renowned Luxury class cruises sailing the Archipelago. You will enjoy 9 different Islands filled with wildlife during a fantastic 8-days cruise between the Central and Southern Islands, satisfaction is guaranteed.

Activity level: Moderate
Ship: Cormorant Cruise information here



Itinerary
►  DAY 01: Santa Cruz Island   Details

Bachas Beach Galapagos IslandsDAY 1 Saturday: Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach

Arrival to Baltra Airport where the yacht’s Guide will be expecting you to take you to the Catamaran to start your amazing journey. Sail to Bachas Beach, located on the north shore of Santa Cruz. 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 also see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest off the beach.


►  DAY 02: Bartolome Island & Santiago Island  Details

DAY 2 Sunday: Bartolome Island & Santiago Island
Bartolome Island, GalapagosAM: Bartolome Island

Home of the famous Pinnacle Rock, Bartolome consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs leads to the summit of the volcano, boasting one of the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of the Galapagos penguin, reef-sharks and rays.

PM: Santiago Island

A pristine coral beach landing leads you towards a lava field as far as the eye can see. Hunt and peck over the two distinguished types of lava formations, pahoehoe, for signs of plant life that have managed to emerge over the past 100 years since the most recent volcanic explosion. A truly amazing volcanic experience…up close and personal!


►  DAY 03: South Plaza Island & Santa Fe Island Details

South Plazas Island, GalapagosDAY 3 Monday: South Plaza Island & Santa Fe Island

AM: South Plaza Island

In the morning, you will head to South Plaza Island. This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas and you will also spot Nazca-Boobies and Swallowed-tailed Gulls. The most characteristic plant is Sesuvium. During the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.

PM: Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe is home to the small picturesque bay and anchorage on the island’s northeast coast. The bay has two visitor trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint atop a cliff, and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest.


►  DAY 04:  San Cristobal Island: Witch Hill & Pitt Point  Details

Pitt Point | San Cristobal Island | GalapagosDAY 4 Tuesday: San Cristobal Island: Witch Hill & Pitt Point

AM: Witch Hill

Located on the northern coast, this eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its white powdery sand and the abundance of animals. Wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of booby birds. The clear water provides an excellent opportunity for enjoying swimming and snorkeling with playful sea-lions and tropical fish.

PM: Pitt Point

Pitt Point is situated on the northeastern tip of the island, hosts frigate birds, storm petrels, and all three types of boobies: Blue-footed, Nazca and Red-footed. A steep trail goes up a cliff and through a ravine leading visitors to an area with an abundance of birds and sea-lion colony. This site is also great for snorkeling!


►  DAY 05: Tortoise Breeding Center & Kicker Rock  Details

DAY 5 Wednesday: Tortoise Breeding Center & Kicker Rock

AM: Tortoise Breeding Center

This is a new visitor site in the northeast part of San Cristobal Island and can now be reached in roughly one hour by road from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In the Breeding Center, you will be able to admire the hatchling turtles from their birth until they are 120 days old when the grown turtles are taken to their natural habit.

PM: Kicker Rock

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.


►  DAY 06: Española Island: Suarez Point & Gardner Bay  Details

Gardner Bay | Española Island | GalapagosDAY 6 Thursday: Española Island: Suarez Point & Gardner Bay

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

Located on the eastern side of the island, is the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s couples 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 snorkeling and enjoy the marine life of the Archipelago.


►  DAY 07:  Floreana Islands: Cormorant Point, Champion Islet, Post Office Bay, Baroness Overlook  Details

Post Office Bay | Floreana Island | Galapagos Island | Galapagos CruiseDAY 7 Friday: Floreana Islands: Cormorant Point, Champion Islet, Post Office Bay, Baroness Overlook

AM: Cormorant Point & Champion Islet

This incredible site houses a pristine 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. You enjoy hiking and dinghy-ride on this location.

PM: Post Office Bay & Baroness Overlook

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.

We will continue to the north of the island and will ascent to an elevated slope to enjoy a beautiful vista at the Baroness lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her house. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.


►  DAY 08: Charles Darwin Station & Transfer out  Details

Charles Darwin Station Galapagos IslandsDAY 8 Saturday: Charles Darwin Station & Transfer out

AM: Charles Darwin Station

The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to turtles ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long. Subspecies of turtles interact with one another and many of the older turtles are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years old and strong enough to survive on their own.

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

B/-/-

Hiking

Photography

Snorkeling

Kayaking

Swimming

Panga-ride

Cormorant Galapagos Cruise | Itinerary A | 8 days

Highlights

  • Enjoy the unique views, sunrises and sunsets from your stateroom’s private balcony.
  • Snorkel in amazing sites in the Islands like Kicker Rock, Bartolome and Witch Hill.
  • Enjoy the beauty and magnificence of unique species like Waved Albatrosses, Land-Iguanas, Galapagos Penguins and much more!
  • Send a post-card to your loved ones from Floreana Island at Post-Office Bay.
  • Enjoy the comfort of stable sailing on board your Catamaran while tasting delightful Ecuadorian and International Cuisine.

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), Wet-suits & 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
mar-13 STATEROOM $5.699
mar-27 STATEROOM $5.699
abr-10 STATEROOM $5.699
abr-24 STATEROOM $5.699
jun-05 STATEROOM $5.699
jul-03 STATEROOM $5.699
jul-31 STATEROOM $5.699
ago-14 STATEROOM $5.699
ago-28 STATEROOM $5.699
sep-11 STATEROOM $5.699
sep-25 STATEROOM $5.699
oct-09 STATEROOM $5.699
oct-23 STATEROOM $5.699
nov-06 STATEROOM $5.699
nov-20 STATEROOM $5.699
dic-04 STATEROOM $5.699
dic-18 STATEROOM $5.699