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Bartolome Isabela Central Our itinerary begins on Santa Cruz Island, the most populous island in the archipelago. Here, we first explore the lush vegetation of Santa Cruz highlands 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 to visit 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 prickly-pear eating, yellow land-iguanas and coastline where we find sea lion colonies and dozens of sea birds. A favorite among many visitors to the archipelago is our visit to North Seymour Island which 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. 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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Central Galapagos – Monday to Friday

5 days / 4 nights Galapagos Tour, itinerary information

Galapagos Islands tours – Central Itinerary Map

Itinerary highlights

yacht isabela central islands highlights
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Prices per person (Currency: US Dollars)


Owner’s Cabin: $ 3,790
Classic cabin: $ 3,622
Classic Family cabin: $ 3,622
Standard Cabin: $ 3,414


Owner’s Cabin: $ 3,938
Classic cabin: $ 3,766
Classic Family cabin: $ 3,766
Standard Cabin: $ 3,550

*Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%
*During Peak Season, Christmas and New Years, an extra fee per person applies

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

Central Itinerary

5 Days – Monday to Friday

from $3,622 per person

Apr 01 to 05
Apr 29 to May 03
May 13 to 17
May 27 to 31
Jun 10 to 14
Jun 24 to 28
Jul 08 to 12
Jul 22 to 26
Aug 05 to 09
Aug 19 to 23
Sep 16 to 20
Sep 30 to Oct 04
Oct 14 to 18
Nov 11 to 15
Nov 25 to 29
Dec 09 to 13

Central Itinerary

5 Days – Monday to Friday

from $3,766 per person

Feb 17 to 21
Mar 30 to Apr 03
Apr 13 to 17
Apr 27 to May 01
Jun 08 to 12
Jun 22 to 26
Jul 06 to 10
Jul 20 to 24
Aug 03 to 07
Aug 17 to 21
Aug 31 to Sep 04
Sep 14 to 18
Sep 28 to Oct 02
Oct 12 to 16
Nov 09 to 13
Nov 23 to 27
Dec 07 to 11

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