Southern Isabela iguanaOur itinerary begins on Santa Cruz Island, the most populous island in the archipelago, where we meet giant tortoises face to face. We first explore the highlands of the islands with their lush vegetation before venturing down to the world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station. After embarking at the end of the day, we sail south to the island of Floreana, where we disembark at Post Office Bay in the morning and Cormorant Point in the afternoon – both full of life and history. We then head west to Española Island, with its remarkable visitor site (a favourite of many visitors): Punta Suarez.

Here, we’ll wander along the rugged coastline, home to hundreds of marine iguanas, sea lions, marine birds, and even albatross (at certain times of year). In the afternoon, Gardner Bay provides a wonderful setting for a combination of beach-time, swimming, snorkelling or exploring aboard the glass-bottom boat. San Cristobal Island is next, the capital of the Galapagos Province. We explore the northern shores of the island, visiting the fascinating sites of Punta Pitt and Cerro Brujo, taking us back to the young Charles Darwin’s visit of 1835. We end our journey at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Southern Galapagos Islands:

Baltra, Santa Cruz, Floreana, Champion Islet, Española and San Cristobal

Highlight Sites:

Post Office Bay, Charles Darwin Research Station, Kicker Rock.

Icon Species  (BIG15 species)

Galapagos sea lionGiant tortoisesMarine iguanasBlue-footed boobiesNazca boobiesRed-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks, Great and Magnificent Frigatebirds, Galapagos Albatros, American Flamingos, Galapagos doves, Galapagos mockingbirds, San Cristobal mockingbirds, Española mockingbirds, Floreana Mockingbirds, Darwin finches, Brown pelicans, Swallow-tailed gulls, Lava gulls, Lava (striated) herons and Galapagos albatross (April to December).

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Southern Galapagos – Friday to Tuesday

5 days / 4 nights Galapagos Tour, itinerary information

Galapagos Islands tours – Southern Itinerary Map

Yacht Isabela II - Southern


Itinerary highlights


galapagos tour highlights 5days 4nights southern

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Prices per person (Currency: US Dollars)


Owner’s Cabin: $ 3,714
Classic cabin: $ 3,550
Classic Family cabin: $ 3,550
Standard Cabin: $ 3,346


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

*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 $100 per person, subject to change without previous notice)**
  • Transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$ 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 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 2018 & 2019

Southern Galapagos Departure Dates 18 19

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