galapagos tours yacht isabelaOur itinerary together begins on Santa Cruz Island, the most populous in the archipelago. Here, we first explore the highlands of the islands with their lush vegetation before venturing down to the world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station to meet giant tortoises face to face. After embarking at the end of the day, we sail to a stunning anchorage at Santa Fe Island for our visit to this sandy white beach with many sea lion harems, a wonderful spot for our first snorkel, kayak or ride aboard our glass-bottom boat. In the afternoon, we disembark amid the waters of Plaza Island, with its yellow-gray land iguanas munching cactus fruits and coastline where we find sea lion colonies and dozens of sea birds. A favourite among many visitors to the archipelago, our visit to North Seymour Island starts with an enjoyable walk along the coast and the interior of this island, observing numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and marine iguanas, while later on we disembark on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, at the glorious white beach of Las Bachas, great for a swim or snorkel. We begin Thursday’s expedition at Bartolome Island, with its unbeatable volcanic viewpoint on a hill, golden-sandy beach and excellent wildlife exploration for snorkelers or glass-bottom boat passengers. After lunch, we land at the white coral sand beach of Sullivan Bay, ideal for swimming or snorkelling, and with a trail over a dramatic lava field.

Central Galapagos Islands

Baltra, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, South Plaza, North Seymour, Bartolome, Santiago.

Highlight Sites

Pinnacle Rock, Charles Darwin Research Station.

Iconic Species  (BIG15 species)

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, Galapagos penguins, Hybrid iguana, Galapagos doves, Galapagos mockingbirds, Darwin finches, Greater flamingos, Brown pelicans, Swallow-tailed gulls, Lava gulls, Lava (striated) herons.

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2017 Prices per person (Currency: US Dollars)

Owner’s Cabin: $ 3,628
Classic cabin: $ 3,468
Classic Family cabin: $ 3,468
Standard Cabin: $ 3,268

2018 Prices per person (Currency: US Dollars)

Owner’s Cabin: $ 3,700
Classic cabin: $ 3,536
Classic Family cabin: $ 3,536
Standard Cabin: $ 3,332

*Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%

Our itineraries include
  • Shore excursions
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Bilingual naturalist guides
  • Conferences and lectures
  • Visits to the islands mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation to / from the airport in Galapagos
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Internet and WiFi (intermittent and low-bandwidth)
They do not include
  • Airline tickets to/from Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park admission fee (US $100 per person, subject to change without notice)**
  • Transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$ 20 per person, subject to change without previous notice)**
  • Wet suits (available for rent)
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages*
  • Tips
  • Gifts and additional items
Important notes

Please remember that the exact route and programme may vary according to weather and ocean conditions and the wildlife we encounter.

Itineraries and programmes are subject to change without previous notice due mainly to readjustment of the National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes or safety reasons.

  • Dry landing: guests step from the dinghy onto rocks or a dock.
  • Wet landing: as the dinghy edges onto a sandy beach, guests step into knee-deep water and wade ashore

*Please note, we charge guests who wish to bring bottles of wine and/or spirits aboard our vessels a corkage fee of $25+taxes.

** At your request, we can include the Galapagos National Park entrance fee of US$ 100 and Migration Control Card Fee of US$ 20 (subject to change). However, please note that, due to administrative and operational reasons, these fees can only be included when guests travel on the operation departure date. This service does not apply for guests who travel before a departure date (even if the departure is with us).

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Galapagos Cruise Packing list

  • 1 small backpack (waterproof)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sneakers with rubber soles
  • Shorts
  • Long pants
  • T-shirts
  • Long and Short sleeved shirts
  • Wind breaker
  • Bathing suit
  • Wetsuit for snorkelling in cold months
  • Hat or cap
  • Toilette kit (biodegradable shampoo please)
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & camcorder
  • Any medicine you may be taking
  • Book/ Notebook

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Departure dates 2017 & 2018

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