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Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition

One of the most exclusive cruises in the Galapagos, not only because it offers 7 majestic days in this enchanted paradise with a fascinating itinerary circling from Santa Cruz to the Western and to the South of the Archipelago on board one of the most luxurious Vessels, Yacht La Pinta. Come on board and share this memorable trip with your loved ones!

Activity level: Moderate
Ship: La Pinta information here

Itinerary
►  DAY 01: Baltra Island / North Seymour Island
►  DAY 02: Isabela Island / Fernandina Island: Vicente Roca Point & Espinoza Point
►  DAY 03: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove
►  DAY 04: Rabida Island / Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
►  DAY 05: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station & Highlands
►  DAY 06: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point
►  DAY 07: Baltra Island: Transfer out

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    Itinerary
    ►  DAY 01: Baltra Island / North Seymour Island

    Baltra Island Galapagos IslandsDAY 1 Friday: Arrival / Baltra
    Our adventure begins with a morning flight to Baltra Island and immediate transfer to the dock to board Yacht La Pinta. There’s an introductory welcome briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment followed by lunch. 

     

     

     

    PM: North Seymour

    On this lovely Central Island enjoy a walk along the coast and the interior of this beautiful flat island, observing numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and land iguanas. There are opportunities for coastal exploration by dinghy.

    ►  DAY 02: Isabela Island / Fernandina Island: Vicente Roca Point & Espinoza Point

    AM: Vicente Roca Point

    Enjoy a morning coastal exploration by panga, while the naturalist guide explain the dramatic geology of the area, with remains of lava flows and tuff stone layers. There is abundant wildlife and, depending on the conditions of the ocean, we’ll be able to snorkel along the cliffs, hopefully in the company of green sea turtles and colorful fish.

    Espinoza Point | Fernandina Island | GalapagosPM: Espinoza Point

    In the afternoon, visit the youngest and most pristine island of the archipelago, Fernandina, one of many visitors’ all-time favorites. Punta Espinoza has an amazing combination of barrenness and plentiful wildlife. Highlights include: penguins, hawks, the flightless cormorant and astounding volcanic landscapes.

    ►  DAY 03: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove

    Urbina Bay Galapagos Islands | Isabela IslandAM: Urbina Bay

    We disembark at Urbina Bay in the morning, located on the western side of Isabela Island, the result of an uplifting of the ocean floor. Here you can see colorful large Land Iguanas, corals, shells and occasionally, giant tortoises. While crossing Bolívar Channel, there are good chances of spotting several species of whales.

    Tagus Cove Galapagos IslandsPM: Tagus Cove

    On the northwest of Isabela, secluded Tagus Cove provided a perfect anchorage spot for pirates and whalers over the centuries, and today makes a great visitor site. An uphill hike takes us to the back of Darwin Crater, filled with salt water; we can snorkel or ride kayaks amid the dramatic landscape.

    ►  DAY 04: Rabida Island / Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
    Rabida Island, GalapagosAM: Rabida Island

    In the morning, disembark at Rabida Island’s red-colored beach (wet-landing). A stroll along the beach allows us to observe mockingbirds, marine iguanas, yellow warblers and species of Darwin’s finches. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach. For non-snorkelers, we can ride our glass-bottom boat for an exploration of life underneath the waves. 

    Dragon Hill | Santa Cruz Island | Galapagos Island | Galapagos CruisesPM: Dragon Hill

    The north shore of Santa Cruz hosts the fascinating landscapes of “Cerro Dragon”. Our walk includes circling a brackish water lagoon frequented by lagoon birds, while further inland, the trail offers a beautiful view of the bay and the western islands of the archipelago, as well as the chance to observe land iguanas. 

    ►  DAY 05: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station & Highlands

    AM: Charles Darwin Station

    The morning visit heads towards the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora; These are the Galapagos’ headquarters of scientific investigation, Tortoise breeding center, conservation and the National Park administration. A delicious lunch is served at the poolside of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel.

    Marine Iguana | Dragon Hill | Santa Cruz IslandPM: Santa Cruz Highlands

    After lunch, we head up to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island by vehicle. This is a great place to look for the emblematic Darwin’s Finches and the endemic Scalesia trees. The highlands are also great for exploring the exuberant vegetation where giant tortoises roam in the wild.

    ►  DAY 06: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point

    Darwin Bay | Genovesa Island | GalapagosAM: Post Office Bay

    After breakfast, we land at Floreana Island to visit the historic barrel that has served as a post office in the archipelago for over two centuries. Panga rides along the various channels on the north shore can also be enjoyed. Views from La Loberia and the Baroness Viewpoint are quite rewarding; from the beach, kayaking and swimming can be enjoyed. 

    Genovesa | Galapagos Islands | Voyagers TravelPM: Cormorant Point

    Before disembarking at Punta Cormorant we can snorkel or ride our glass-bottom boat along the coast of an extinct cone called “Champion Islet”. Later in the afternoon, we arrive to olive-colored crystal beach for an easy walk by a brackish water lagoon where bird species like American Flamingos may be observed. On the other side of the island, we come to a white-sand beach where sea turtles come out at night to nest. 

    ►  DAY 07: Baltra Island: Transfer out

    Baltra Island Galapagos IslandsAM: Baltra

    Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. Baltra’s flat substrate (due to its uplifted origin) is the reason why the island was chosen back in the 1940s as the location to building an airport. 

One of the most exclusive cruises in the Galapagos, not only because it offers 7 majestic days in this enchanted paradise with a fascinating itinerary circling from Santa Cruz to the Western and to the South of the Archipelago on board one of the most luxurious Vessels, Yacht La Pinta. Come on board and share this memorable trip with your loved ones!

Activity level: Moderate
Ship: La Pinta information here



Itinerary
►  DAY 01: Baltra Island / North Seymour Island Details

Baltra Island Galapagos IslandsDAY 1 Friday: Arrival / Baltra

Our adventure begins with a morning flight to Baltra Island and immediate transfer to the dock to board Yacht La Pinta. There’s an introductory welcome briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment followed by lunch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PM: North Seymour

On this lovely Central Island enjoy a walk along the coast and the interior of this beautiful flat island, observing numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and land iguanas. There are opportunities for coastal exploration by dinghy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 02: Isabela Island / Fernandina Island: Vicente Roca Point & Espinoza Point Details

AM: Vicente Roca Point

Enjoy a morning coastal exploration by panga, while the naturalist guide explain the dramatic geology of the area, with remains of lava flows and tuff stone layers. There is abundant wildlife and, depending on the conditions of the ocean, we’ll be able to snorkel along the cliffs, hopefully in the company of green sea turtles and colorful fish.

 

Espinoza Point | Fernandina Island | GalapagosPM: Espinoza Point

In the afternoon, visit the youngest and most pristine island of the archipelago, Fernandina, one of many visitors’ all-time favorites. Punta Espinoza has an amazing combination of barrenness and plentiful wildlife. Highlights include: penguins, hawks, the flightless cormorant and astounding volcanic landscapes.

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 03: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove Details

Urbina Bay Galapagos Islands | Isabela IslandAM: Urbina Bay

We disembark at Urbina Bay in the morning, located on the western side of Isabela Island, the result of an uplifting of the ocean floor. Here you can see colorful large Land Iguanas, corals, shells and occasionally, giant tortoises. While crossing Bolívar Channel, there are good chances of spotting several species of whales.

 

 

 

 

Tagus Cove Galapagos IslandsPM: Tagus Cove

On the northwest of Isabela, secluded Tagus Cove provided a perfect anchorage spot for pirates and whalers over the centuries, and today makes a great visitor site. An uphill hike takes us to the back of Darwin Crater, filled with salt water; we can snorkel or ride kayaks amid the dramatic landscape.

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 04: Rabida Island / Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill Details

Rabida Island, GalapagosAM: Rabida Island

In the morning, disembark at Rabida Island’s red-colored beach (wet-landing). A stroll along the beach allows us to observe mockingbirds, marine iguanas, yellow warblers and species of Darwin’s finches. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach. For non-snorkelers, we can ride our glass-bottom boat for an exploration of life underneath the waves. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragon Hill | Santa Cruz Island | Galapagos Island | Galapagos CruisesPM: Dragon Hill

The north shore of Santa Cruz hosts the fascinating landscapes of “Cerro Dragon”. Our walk includes circling a brackish water lagoon frequented by lagoon birds, while further inland, the trail offers a beautiful view of the bay and the western islands of the archipelago, as well as the chance to observe land iguanas. 

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 05: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station & Highlands Details

AM: Charles Darwin Station

The morning visit heads towards the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora; These are the Galapagos’ headquarters of scientific investigation, Tortoise breeding center, conservation and the National Park administration. A delicious lunch is served at the poolside of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel.

 

Marine Iguana | Dragon Hill | Santa Cruz IslandPM: Santa Cruz Highlands

After lunch, we head up to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island by vehicle. This is a great place to look for the emblematic Darwin’s Finches and the endemic Scalesia trees. The highlands are also great for exploring the exuberant vegetation where giant tortoises roam in the wild.

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 06: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point Details

Darwin Bay | Genovesa Island | GalapagosAM: Post Office Bay

After breakfast, we land at Floreana Island to visit the historic barrel that has served as a post office in the archipelago for over two centuries. Panga rides along the various channels on the north shore can also be enjoyed. Views from La Loberia and the Baroness Viewpoint are quite rewarding; from the beach, kayaking and swimming can be enjoyed. 

 

 

 

 

Genovesa | Galapagos Islands | Voyagers TravelPM: Cormorant Point

Before disembarking at Punta Cormorant we can snorkel or ride our glass-bottom boat along the coast of an extinct cone called “Champion Islet”. Later in the afternoon, we arrive to olive-colored crystal beach for an easy walk by a brackish water lagoon where bird species like American Flamingos may be observed. On the other side of the island, we come to a white-sand beach where sea turtles come out at night to nest. 

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 07: Baltra Island: Transfer out Details

Baltra Island Galapagos IslandsAM: Baltra

Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. Baltra’s flat substrate (due to its uplifted origin) is the reason why the island was chosen back in the 1940s as the location to building an airport. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hiking

Photography

Snorkeling

Kayaking

Swimming

Panga-ride

Sea Star Journey | Itinerary A | Galapagos Cruise

Highlights

  • Witness the active and diverse birdlife of enchanting Genovesa.
  • Snorkel with Penguins, Sea lions and school of fishes at Bartolome.
  • Explore the long trail of Chinese Hat filled with untamed and fearless wildlife.
  • A paradise of adventure awaits in Sullivan Bay with unreal volcanic landscapes and a pristine sandy beach.

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CRUISE INCLUDES

  All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide;
  Accommodation in twin/double Deluxe Suite with private facilities, all meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea;
  Cruise Fuel Surcharge;
  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);
  All sized Wet-suits for rent on board;
  Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, tips and other services not specified in the program;
  Travel, medical & cancelation Insurance and any services on Mainland.

2019 Departures & Rates

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START DATE CABIN PRICE
August 23 DELUXE $5,289
September 06 DELUXE $5,289
September 20 DELUXE $5,289
October 04 DELUXE $5,289
November 01 DELUXE $5,289

All departures and prices are subject to availability. Please Contact Us to confirm preferred departure