Islands Circumnavigation Cruise

Yvonne Smith
Seal relaxing in a chair.
Erin Correia
Beach time at Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal
A pair of friendly sea lions
John Collins Jr.
A pair of Blue Footed Boobies
Brian Morgan
Iguana found during a Galapagos wildlife cruise
View the Galapagos from the deck of the Beagle
Sun Deck on the Beagle
Embark on an islands circumnavigation on a Galapagos cruise aboard the Beagle. This voyage circles the Galapagos Islands and treats guests to great snorkeling opportunities, wildlife encounters, and the chance to interact with the giant tortoises which gave this archipelago its name.

Day 1

    Baltra - Bachas Beach - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Beagle.

    Embark on your Galapagos adventure at Bachas Beach and go swimming. View the floating pier which was left by American soldiers after the end of World War II. View the flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels which make Bachas Beach their home.

    Day 2

      Genovesa

      In the morning, travel to the coral beach of Darwin Bay. Take a short hike which through multiple seabird colonies and a large red-footed booby colony.

      In the afternoon, take the wooden staircase up Prince Phillip’s Step (El Barranco) for panoramic views of the island.

      Day 3

        Santiago

        In the morning, sail for Puerto Egas to relax on black sand beaches and visit the old salt mines. Take an inland hike to the salt crater or walk along the rugged shoreline to find iguanas and sea lions. At the end of the trail, hope to find a colony of fur seals and night herons in the sea caves by the shore.

        Following lunch, travel to Espumilla Beach and visit its mangrove forest. You may see nesting sea turtles and flocks of pink flamingos. Snorkel and swim in the shallow water.

        In the evening, make your way to Buccaneer Cove. Pirates used to drop anchor in this secluded lagoon to make repairs and replenish their food stores. Hike along the cliffs for stunning views of the island.

        Day 4

          Isabela - Fernandina

          In the morning, set sail for Isabela Island and visit Tagus Cove. Hope to catch a glimpse of the Galapagos Penguin and take a trail to the top of a cliff to view Darwin Lake. This lake is saltier than the ocean. As you explore the area, pay attention to the graffiti which covers the walls, as it has been written by pirates, whalers and buccaneers in past centuries.

          After lunch, visit Espinoza Point on Fernandina Island, home of a variety of Galapagos marine iguanas.

          Day 5

            Isabela

            In the morning, set sail for White Tipped Reef Shark Canal, named for the sharks which call the reef their home. View them as they rest in the shallows and then snorkel in the clear waters surrounding the reef.

            After lunch, explore the Wall of Tears. This wall was built by prisoners of the penal colony which used to exist on Isabela, using large lava blocks for its construction. Take a set of stairs above the wall to view it in its entirety.

            Day 6

              Isabela

              Travel to Punta Moreno and hike the trail which runs along a lava flow. The trail leads you to a series of coastal lagoons and mangroves.

              Following lunch, sail for Elizabeth Bay, a marine visitor site with no landing point. Take a zodiac to visit the Marielas islets and view the largest penguin colony in the Galapagos. Also view sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans and sea lions.

              Day 7

                Isabela

                Continue your exploration of Isabela.

                Day 8

                  Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle Cove

                  Day 9

                    Floreana

                    Arrive at Cormorant Point to view one of the best flamingo lagoons in the Galapagos. Situated between two lava cones, this secluded lagoon is also the home to common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds.

                    In the afternoon, travel to Post Office Bay and Baroness Lookout. Post Office Bay is known for its historical barrel, in which whalers and sailors used to place their mail. Take part in the tradition by leaving an addressed postcard or letter in the barrel for someone else to take and deliver by hand. If you see an address close to yours, feel free to take it home and deliver it, yourself!

                    Day 10

                      Espanola

                      In the morning, journey to Pitt Point to view the endemic species of lava lizards and red-footed boobies. Snorkel with young sea lions in the shallows or relax on the beach.

                      In the afternoon, travel to Cerro Brujo and land on its white coral beach. View several land birds and snorkel with the curious sea lions which live on the island.

                      Day 11

                        San Cristobal - Lobos

                        Sail for Leon Dormido, the remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea. The two vertical rocks tower 500 feet above the sea, forming a small channel between them. Sail through the channel and possibly snorkel among the rocks.

                        Day 12

                          Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

                          In the morning, visit Santa Fe to snorkel with sea lions and view the plentiful number of birds which reside on the island. Take a trail which passes salt bushes and giant prickly pear cactus.

                          Voyage to South Plaza Island to view some of the most interesting species found on the Galapagos. Several hybrid iguanas are found on the island, the result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana. Unique to the island, the iguanas are numerous due to the plentiful tuna in the water.

                          Day 13

                            North Seymour - Bartolome

                            Travel to North Seymour, an uplifted and flat island which is strewn with boulders. Walk among frigate-bird colonies and view blue-footed boobies as they perform their courtship dance. Snorkel in shallows and watch sea lions body surf in the waves.

                            In the afternoon, set sail for Bartolomé Island. The high altitude of the island provides travelers with spectacular views of its lava fields and lunar-like craters. Bartolomé is also home to sea turtles and the Galapagos Penguin.

                            Day 14

                              Santa Cruz Island - Chinese Hat

                              Travel to Santa Cruz Island and stop at Bachas Beach, a nesting site for sea turtles. The sand at Bachas Beach is made of decomposed coral, making it white and soft. Popular for swimming, this beach is a wonderful morning excursion.

                              In the afternoon, travel to Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino) an island full of unique lava tubes and lava flows. The island was named for its unique lava shape and features wonderful snorkeling opportunities.

                              Day 15

                                Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

                                Travel to Los Gemelos, a pair of twin craters. Popular theories of how these craters came to be are that they were either created from a volcanic explosion or because of collapsed magma chambers inside earth.

                                In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your connection to the mainland.


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                                South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Genovesa, Santiago, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Espanola, Floreana, Bachas Beach, San Cristobal, Black Turtle Cove, Dragon Hill, Puerto Villamil, Punta Moreno, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point, Puerto Egas, Baltra, Darwin Bay, Punta Cormorant, Gardner Bay, Isla Lobos, Chinese Hat, Prince Philip's Steps, Punta Suarez, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Sierra Negra Volcano, Punta Pitt, Puerto Velasco Ibarra
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                                Includes

                                • Accommodations on board Beagle based on double occupancy
                                • Meals while in the Galapagos
                                • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
                                • Shore Excursions
                                • Swimming and Snorkeling
                                • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
                                • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
                                • Snorkeling Equipment
                                • Sea Kayaking

                                Excludes

                                • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
                                • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
                                • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
                                • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
                                • $45 International Departure Tax
                                • Wetsuit rental available for $30 a week
                                • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
                                • Travel Insurance

                                Galapagos Flights

                                  Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

                                • $530 - $590

                                  Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

                                • $475 - $520

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