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Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel Specialists

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

    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsDAY 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. 

     

     

     

    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: 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

    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: 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.

    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: 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

    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: 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.

    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: 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
    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: 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. 

    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: 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

    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: 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.

    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: 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

    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: 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. 

    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: 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

    Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: 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

Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsDAY 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: 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

Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: 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.

 

Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: 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

Itinerary: Seven Days Luxury Boat Western Islands Expedition Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: 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.