northern-islands-galapagos-islands-informationOur itinerary together begins on San Cristobal Island and Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galapagos Province. On our first afternoon, we visit Cerro Colorado, breeding centre of the islands’ famous giant tortoises amid a fantastic deciduous forest. We sail north overnight, to awake at the sunken caldera of Genovesa Island, a privileged place to visit amid thousands of marine birds. Back in the central islands, on Thursday we learn about Buccaneer Cove’s distant and recent history aboard our inflatable dinghies, before exploring the underwater realm, snorkelling or aboard the glass-bottom boat. Across the way, we disembark at the popular site of Puerto Egas, a great place to see land and marine birds amid a landscape of tuff-stone layers and lava flows. Motoring all night, we find ourselves amid the youngest islands of the Galapagos the next day, visiting Punta Espinoza with its amazing combination of barrenness and abundant wildlife. Highlights include hawks, penguins and the flightless cormorant. Later, at Tagus Cove, an uphill hike takes us to the rim of Darwin Crater and some lovely views, followed by an inflatable dinghy ride to spot local wildlife, a swim, kayak or snorkel. We continue our exploration of Isabela Island the following day, at Urbina Bay, the intriguing result of an uplifting of the ocean, home to large and very colourful Galapagos land iguanas, and then at Punta Vicente Roca with its abundant wildlife and, hopefully, sightings of green sea turtles. Sunday sees us anchor to visit the red beach of Rabida Island and its large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers, and several species of Darwin’s finches. In the afternoon, we visit the north shore of Santa Cruz, host to Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill), home to land iguanas and with a trail that offers a beautiful view of the bay.

Northern Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal, Genovesa, Santiago, Fernandina, Isabela, Rabida, Santa Cruz, Baltra.

Highlight Sites

Buccaneer Cove, Darwin Lake, Urbina’s Upheaval, Kicker Rock.

Icon Species  (BIG15 species)

Galapagos sea lion, Galapagos fur seal, Giant tortoises, Galapagos land iguanas, Marine iguanas, Blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Red-footed boobies, American flamingos, Greater and magnificent frigates, Flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks, Galapagos doves, Galapagos mockingbirds, San Cristobal mockingbirds, Darwin finches, Greater flamingos, Short-eared owls, Brown pelicans, Swallow-tailed gulls, Lava gulls, Lava (striated) herons, Galapagos martins.

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Northern Galapagos – Tuesday to Monday

7 days / 6 nights Galapagos Tour, itinerary information

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Yacht Isabela II - Northern

 

Itinerary highlights

 

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2017 Prices per person (Currency: US Dollars)

Owner’s Cabin: $ 5,442
Classic cabin: $ 5,202
Classic Family cabin: $ 5,202
Standard Cabin: $ 4,902

2018 Prices per person (Currency: US Dollars)

Owner’s Cabin: $ 5,550
Classic cabin: $ 5,304
Classic Family cabin: $ 5,304
Standard Cabin: $ 4,998

*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 $100 subject to change without previous notice)**
  • Transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$ 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 programme 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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