Galapagos Classic – Northern/Southern

Galapagos Cruise

  • Coral I / Coral II
  • Motor Yacht
  • 36 or 20 Capacity
  • 8 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, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling

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Itinerary
Day 1
San Cristobal Island

Arrive at San Cristobal's airport and begin your 8-day Galapagos adventure. Visit Cerro Colorado and observe giant tortoises in semi-captivity, and beautiful landscapes on the way to the La Galapaguera reserve.

Day 2
San Cristóbal Island

Travel to Witch Hill “Cerro Brujo,” which is an eroding tuff cone which forms cliffs where seabirds are often seen nesting. It looks over a beautiful white sand beach where you can spot sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas. Continue to see a rocky reef called Pitt Point that sticks up about 3 feet on San Cristóbal Island. Spot red-footed boobies, frigates, sea lions, lava lizards. The view is impressive when you walk up to the high part of the island.

Day 3
Mosquera Islet / Bartolome Island

Sail to Mosquera Islet. Located between North Seymour and Baltra Islands, this flat, sandy island has a large colony of sea lions. Observe shorebirds such as herons and lava gulls.

Continue to Bartolome for a hike to the summit with impressive views of the eroded tuff cone of Pinnacle Rock. Enjoy time relaxing on the beach, snorkeling and viewing Galapagos penguins, sea turtles, among a great variety of colorful fish schools.

Day 4
Rabida Island / Santiago Island

Experience Rabida's unique beaches covered in dark red sand. It is considered the epicenter of the Galapagos Islands due to the diversity of its volcanic geology. Nesting Brown Pelicans are found from July through September and nine species of Darwin’s finches inhabit the island. Cruise by Zodiac along cliffs to observe nesting seabirds, and snorkel off the coast where marine life is particularly active.

Visit Egas Port on Santiago Island. Most of the landscape is comprised of layers of rocks and lava flows. Observe great blue herons, yellow-crowned night herons, fur seals and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.

Day 5
Santa Cruz Island

Travel to the scenic highlands of Santa Cruz. Encounter the famous giant tortoises in their natural habitat and discover lava tubes. The road to the reserve is one of the best places to see land birds. Observe tree and ground finches, vermilion flycatchers, and cattle egrets.

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and surroundings to discover giant tortoises, Darwin's finches, and a prickly-pear cactus forest.

Day 6
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 7
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 8
Daphne / Baltra Island

Circumnavigate the island's eroded tuff cone formation, spot bluefooted boobies, and red billed tropicbirds.

Cruise to Baltra and disembark for transfer to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

Notes

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

Dry Dock Dates: TBA

Included: 
Cabin accommodations aboard ship; all meals aboard ship; welcome and farewell cocktail; 24-hour coffee/tea station; all shore activities and excursions; snorkeling opportunities with gear; guide and lecture services; baggage handling; dinghy rides to/from 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; airport shuttle service; charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, massage, 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, $50 per person); kayak rental ($30 per person each use); scuba diving fee; Internet; taxes for items/activities onboard; fuel surcharge ($180 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).