Use Your Time Wisely and Choose the Central Islands Itinerary Aboard Yacht Isabela II
Even though many of us wish we could have an ever-lasting vacation, the sad-truth is that many of us can’t. In reality, we only get a few free days during the year, so making the best of them is a priority. You might have even been saving for a long time to go on a truly exotic, luxurious, and adventurous trip only to find that you have just a handful of days available. If this sounds like the case for you, we might just have what you were looking for: The Central Islands Itinerary aboard Yacht Isabela II, an itinerary that will guarantee that you make the most of your Galapagos trip.
Visit 6 Islands in 5 Days
The archipelago consists of 19 islands. From these, 14 can be visited on a Galapagos cruise, while a mere 5 are accessible via island hopping (due to distances, park permits and lack of lodging on other islands). A Galapagos cruise is definitely the best option to see the majority of the islands. The Central Island Itinerary visits Baltra, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, South Plaza, North Seymour, Bartolome and Santiago. It might sound a bit hectic but this itinerary is nothing but smooth sailing and will make you feel like you are floating (literally) from one dreamy island to the next. What’s even better is the fact that 4 of these are part of the Top 10 Galapagos Islands! You will travel 90 nautical miles in total, travelling a comfortable 18 nautical miles per day. The distances between the Central Islands are short and easy.
See 12 of the Galapagos Big15!
If you haven’t heard of the Big15 list yet, you should. When thinking about a trip to Galapagos, you want to make sure you know what things you most definitely have to see. The archipelago is teeming with wildlife and some of these unique species are not to be missed. Did you know Galapagos is home to the only marine iguanas in the world? Did you know the Galapagos penguin is the only one of its species that lives at tropical latitudes? Did you know the Galapagos tortoise is the biggest of its species and can live up to a hundred years? Talk about living life in slow motion!
The Galapagos Big15 list was created by our company in order to let our guests know what they can see when visiting the Galapagos. A survey was held amongst our naturalists guides to see which species where the most iconic and important ones; and also help visitors know what they shouldn’t miss if they really want to say that they visited the Galapagos Islands. From our list of 15 species, you will get to see 12 throughout the Central Islands Itinerary. These 12 are: Galapagos sea lion, Galapagos fur sea lion, Giant tortoises, Galapagos land iguana, Santa Fe land iguana, Marine iguanas, Galapagos hawks, Blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Magnificent frigates, Greater frigates, and Galapagos penguins.
Feel Like the Adventurers of Yore
Picture Charles Darwin aboard the Beagle, discovering the secrets of the Galapagos. Travel back in time, to the era of exploration, and discover the Galapagos archipelago like a true adventurer while enjoying the comforts of a luxury vessel. Feel the refreshing early morning breeze on your face, sip a perfect cup of coffee, and get ready to start your adventure. Go kayaking, snorkelling amongst schools of fish, trekking with Galapagos giant tortoises, and get stare in awe at the flight of frigate birds. If 5 days is all you’ve got, let us be your hosts: take the Central Islands Itinerary aboard Yacht Isabela II and come back a new person!
Expert’s Advice: If you are prone to sea sickness, you will want to consider this itinerary. Because it travels through more contained waters, your trip will surely be more enjoyable.