Galapagos In-Brief – Central

Galapagos Cruise

  • Coral I / Coral II
  • Motor Yacht
  • 36 or 20 Capacity
  • 4 Days
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Summary : The Galapagos Islands are considered one of the most spectacular and pristine National Parks in the world. Visitors delight in the abundant, unusual, and surprisingly approachable wildlife--from Galapagos giant tortoises to playful sea lions to the fascinating blue-footed boobies.

We strongly recommend two pre-cruise nights and one post-cruise night in Quito or Guayaquil. Please inquire about adding these or other services to your trip.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Diving, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling

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Itinerary
Day 1
Baltra Island / Santa Cruz Island

Arrive Baltra Airport and begin the 4-day Galapagos adventure. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz. Observe the giant tortoises that are part of the reproduction program.

Day 2
Floreana Island

Visit Cormorant Point, which features endemic plants such as Scalesia villosa, Galapagos daisies, white sand black mangrove, and holy stick. Continue the famous tradition of placing unstamped postcards inside the barrel at Post Office Bay. Also, observe the mocking bird of the Galapagos, some species of Darwin’s finches, yellow Warblers, and lava lizards.

Day 3
Española Island

Explore Española Island today! Visit Gardner Bay, where you may spot Galapagos hawks, American oyster catchers, Galapagos doves, hood mockingbirds, 3 species of Darwin finches, yellow Warblers, lava lizards, and marine iguanas. Travel to Suarez Point, which is very important site for sea lion colonies and bird watching. A major highlight is their mating season, from May through December.

Day 4
Daphne Island / Baltra Island

Circumnavigate Daphne, a volcanic tuff cone, formed by successive explosions produced by the mixture of lava and water. Blue-footed boobies nest inside the crater and masked boobies nest along its edge. Depart for Baltra Airport for return flights to the mainland.

Notes

This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Included: 
Cabin accommodations aboard ship; all meals aboard ship; welcome and farewell cocktail; 24-hour coffee station; all shore activities and excursions; snorkeling opportunities; guide and lecture services; airport and port assistance; transfers to port and dinghy ride to ship.

Not Included: 
Hotel nights before/after cruise; transfers in Quito or Guayaquil; Galapagos National Park entrance fee $100 per person ($50 per child under 12), subject to change without notice; Galapagos Transit Card ($10 per person); international airfare; airfare to/from Galapagos Islands; charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, consumption from the mini-bar located in suites, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; gratuities to ship staff is left to the discretion of the passenger; traveler’s insurance; wet suit rental (advanced reservation required, $25 per person); kayak rental ($30 per person); diving charges; Internet; fuel surcharge ($90 per person approx.).

Airfare between Quito/Guayaquil and the Galapagos Islands: 
The flights between mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) and the Galapagos Islands are an additional cost. To secure your seats on often overbooked flights, ExpeditionTrips must reserve these flights for you at the time of cruise booking. Approximate cost (including service fee): $450-$600 per adult; $250-$325 per child under 12 (copy of passport required).