Islands Circumnavigation Cruise

Wittels
See an abundance of iguanas on your Galapagos tour
See Blue-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos
Brian Morgan
Amazing wildlife awaits you in the Galapagos!
DarAnne Dunning
Sea lion relaxing on Fernandina Island in the Galapagos
DarAnne Dunning
Sally Lightfoot found during a Galapagos wildlife tour
Brian Morgan
Galapagos tortoise on a wildlife tour in the Galapagos Islands
Charles
Albatross courting on Espanola Island in the Galapagos
Embark on a 15 day circumnavigation through the hidden wonders of the Galapagos. Get the opportunity to see more than just the highlights of the Galapagos. Have the chance to really immerse yourself in the unique splendor of these islands. Wind across island trails, explore peaceful lagoons, swim and snorkel in crystalline waters, bask in the sun on white sand beaches, soak in extraordinary volcanic vistas, and get up close and personal with fascinating wildlife throughout your Galapagos adventure. This is a truly unique vacation that will be beyond memorable.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship. We travel to Santa Cruz Island where we stop at Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), the previous site of a land iguana conservation program. Keep your eyes peeled for some amazing Galapagos wildlife!

    Day 2

      Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

      This morning we travel to Santa Fe Island and anchor alongside a beautiful, turquoise lagoon. Santa Fe is home to a unique species of iguana that have large spikes on their spines and are bright yellow in color.

      This afternoon we visit South Plaza Island where we can observe iguanas feeding on the prickly pear cactus. We hope to catch a glimpse of some fascinating Galapagos birds, such as the Masked Booby, the Frigatebird and the Brown Pelicans.

      Day 3

        San Cristobal - Lobos

        Today we set out to explore San Cristobal! First, we travel to Cerro Brujo to admire the unique lava formations and the unique Galapagos flora and fauna. Weather permitting, we 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 4

          Espanola

          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 5

            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 6

              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 7

                Genovesa

                This morning we visit Genovesa Island, starting with a visit to Darwin Bay. Here, observe magnificent Galapagos bird life 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 8

                  Santa Cruz Island

                  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!

                  Next, we will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz where you will have the opportunity to see the giant Galapagos tortoise in its natural habitat.

                  In the afternoon, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and its giant tortoise breeding center. Here, you can learn about the various Galapagos conservation and research programs that have helped saved certain species of tortoises from becoming extinct.

                  Day 9

                    Floreana

                    Today we explore Floreana Island, stopping at Cormorant Point (Punta Cormorant), Post Office Bay and Devil's Crown. At Cormorant Point, we'll keep our eyes peeled for Galapagos birds such as Darwin's finches. At Post Office Bay,leave an unstamped postcard in the hopes that it gets delivered via fellow travelers! Devil's Crown, a submerged volcano, has some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands. Keep an eye out for white-tipped sharks, eagle rays, and sea turtles!

                    Day 10

                      Isabela

                      Today we arrive to Isabela Island, in search of Blue-footed Boobies, fur seals, sea lions and more! In the morning we visit the small island of Las Tintoreras, one of the main breeding sites for marine iguanas. Next, we travel to the Sierra Negra volcano, one of the most active volcanos in the Galapagos Islands.

                      This afternoon we visit Isabela's Giant Tortoise Breeding Center where we'll see several species of tortoises in one location.

                      Day 11

                        Isabela

                        Today we continue to explore Isabela Island. In the morning we visit Punta Moreno, where we keeps are eyes peeled for White-cheeked Pintail ducks. In the afternoon, we visit Elizabeth Bay. Here, we have the opportunity to observe some amazing Galapagos wildlife, such as the Flightless Cormorant, marine turtles and sea lions.

                        Day 12

                          Isabela

                          We explore more of Isabela Island today, visiting Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove. At Urbina Bay, we hope to catch a glimpse of marine iguanas and Galapagos Penguins! At Tagus Cove, we have the chance to see an abundance of Galapagos birds, such as the Blue-footed Booby, Brown Noddy, Flightless Cormorant and the Galapagos Penguin.

                          Day 13

                            Fernandina - Isabela

                            This morning we visit Fernandina Island, where we scout the shoreline for Flightless Cormorants, Sally Lightfoot crabs, sea lions, iguanas and more! In the afternoon, we travel back to Isabela Island and visit the wonderful snorkeling site of Punta Vicente Roca.

                            Day 14

                              Santiago - Bartolomé

                              This morning we visit Puerto Egas on Santiago Island, where we will see Galapagos fur seals swimming along the shore. If we're lucky, we will also spot numerous Galapagos birds, such as the Galapagos Dove, the Vermilion Flycatcher, and the Galapagos Hawk!

                              This afternoon, we travel to Bartolomé Island. Here, we hike up steep, wooden steps in order to reward ourselves with spectacular views of the islands!

                              Day 15

                                North Seymour - Baltra

                                This morning we travel to North Seymour Island, home one of the largest populations of frigatebirds. We may also see Blue-footed Boobies and Swallow-tailed Gulls.

                                After our visit to North Seymour, you will be transferred 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.
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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, San Cristobal, Black Turtle Cove, Highlands, Dragon Hill, Charles Darwin Center, Puerto Villamil, Humedales and Wall of Tears, Punta Moreno, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point, Puerto Egas, Baltra, Darwin Bay, El Barranco, Sullivan Bay, Post Office Bay, Mirador de la Baronesa, Punta Cormorant, Gardner Bay, Osborn Islet, Isla Lobos, Punta Suarez, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Sierra Negra Volcano, Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove, Las Tintoreras, Haven of Peace, Los Gemelos (Twin Craters), Punta Pitt, Champion Inlet
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                                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

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                                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.

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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 $5 a day
                                • 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

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