East-Central Islands Cruise

DarAnne Dunning
Catch a glimpse of a Blue-footed Booby on your Galapagos Islands tour
Beth Nichols
See colorful Frigatebird birds on your trip to the Galapagos
Brian Morgan
Galapagos tortoise on a wildlife tour in the Galapagos Islands
Wittels
Iguanas and lizards abound in the Galapagos Islands!
DarAnne Dunning
Spot colorful male frigate birds on your Galapagos tour!
The Beluga
Tatjana
Ample outdoor space to enjoy the passing views

Departs

  • Sep 14, 2014
  • Oct 12, 2014
  • Oct 26, 2014
  • Nov 09, 2014
  • Nov 23, 2014
  • Dec 07, 2014
  • Dec 21, 2014
  • Dec 21, 2014
  • Jan 04, 2015
  • Jan 18, 2015
  • Feb 01, 2015
  • Feb 15, 2015
  • Mar 01, 2015
  • Mar 15, 2015
  • Mar 29, 2015
  • Apr 12, 2015
  • Apr 26, 2015
  • May 10, 2015
  • May 24, 2015
  • Jun 07, 2015
  • Jun 21, 2015
  • Jul 05, 2015
  • Jul 19, 2015
  • Aug 02, 2015
  • Aug 30, 2015
  • Sep 13, 2015
  • Sep 27, 2015
  • Oct 11, 2015
  • Oct 25, 2015
  • Nov 08, 2015
  • Nov 22, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Embark on this 6 day adventure that explores the highlights of the central and eastern islands of the Galapagos. Indulge yourself in the picturesque beauty of the unique landscape, relax on the beach, do some exploratory snorkeling, and wander through the islands of this archipelago. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including frigate birds, iguanas, and enjoy some friendly interaction with the islands playful sea lions. This will be a memorable vacation that will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Day 1

    San Cristobal

    Arrive to the Galapagos and explore San Cristobal Island. After arrival, we will visit El Junco Lagoon, one of the few freshwater lakes in the Galapagos. If time permits, hike up Tijeretas hill which rewards us with amazing views.

    Day 2

      Española

      Today we explore the island of Española. Our first stop is Gardner Bay, a white sand beach where sea lions, mockingbirds and finches abound!

      This afternoon, we stop at Punta Suarez to catch a glimpse of the Masked and Blue-footed Boobies. We also visit the "blowhole," a lava tube that sprays water up in the air like a geyser!

      Day 3

        Santa Cruz Island

        This morning we explore Santa Cruz Island and visit the Charles Darwin Research Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Galapagos tortoise breeding center.

        In the afternoon, we travel by bus to the Santa Cruz highlands in search of the giant Galapagos tortoise!

        Day 4

          Chinese Hat - Santiago

          This morning we travel to Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino), a small volcanic island. Here, view magnificent lava tubes and lava flows, and learn about these interesting geological formations.

          This afternoon, we travel to Sullivan Bay and walk across lava fields!

          Day 5

            Genovesa

            This morning we visit Genovesa Island, starting with a visit to Darwin Bay. Here, we observe magnificent Galapagos birds such as Red-footed Boobies, Frigatebirds, gulls and herons.

            In the afternoon we visit El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. We climb up the steps in order to get a glimpse at the many Galapagos birds, such as the Masked Booby and the Short-eared Owl.

            Day 6

              Santa Cruz - Baltra

              Today we'll take a dinghy to Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island. Here we will see a variety of mangroves, and hope to spot some rays, sea turtles and white-tipped sharks!

              After our visit, you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.


              All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
               Cabins
              2014-Aug-31
              2014-Sep-14
              2014-Oct-12
              2014-Oct-26
              2014-Nov-09
              2014-Nov-23
              2014-Dec-07
              $3,030
              2014-Dec-21$3,190
              2014-Dec-21
              2015-Jan-04
              2015-Jan-18
              2015-Feb-01
              2015-Feb-15
              2015-Mar-01
              2015-Mar-15
              2015-Mar-29
              2015-Apr-12
              2015-Apr-26
              2015-May-10
              2015-May-24
              2015-Jun-07
              2015-Jun-21
              2015-Jul-05
              2015-Jul-19
              2015-Aug-02
              2015-Aug-30
              2015-Sep-13
              2015-Sep-27
              2015-Oct-11
              2015-Oct-25
              2015-Nov-08
              2015-Nov-22
              $3,270
              Places
              South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Genovesa, Santiago, Espanola, San Cristobal, Black Turtle Cove, Charles Darwin Center, San Cristobal Airport, Baltra, Darwin Bay, El Barranco, Sullivan Bay, Gardner Bay, Chinese Hat, Punta Suarez, Tijeretas Hill (Frigatebird Hill)
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              Child Discount

              50% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise.
              Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

              Cancellation Policy

              Days Prior to departureFee
              70 days or moreDeposit
              0-69 days100% Cruise Cost

              Single Supplement

              This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

              Deposit & Payment

              Initial deposit is 25% ($400 minimum), and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

              Final payment is due 70 (10 weeks) days prior to departure.

              Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 70 (10 weeks) days prior to departure.

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              Includes

              • Accommodations on board Beluga 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

              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
              • Snorkel equipment rental available for $5 a day
              • Scuba diving option is possible one day of the itinerary, rates vary. Please contact us for more details
              • Wetsuit rental available for $30/person
              • Kayaks available upon request for no additional charge
              • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
              • Travel Insurance

              Galapagos Flights

                Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

              • $530 - $590

                Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

              • $475 - $520

              Optional Hospitality Packages