East-Central Islands Cruise

DarAnne Dunning
Marine iguanas seen during a Galapagos cruise
Wittels
Wildlife sightings abound in the Galapagos Islands
DarAnne Dunning
Catch a glimpse of a Blue-footed Booby on your Galapagos Islands tour
Wittels
Get up close to sea lions on your Galapagos tour!
Tatjana
The sun sets on another day of island adventure
Tatjana
Cruise the unique landscapes of the Galapagos Islands
Tatjana
Mother Nature puts on a show
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

        Floreana

        Today we explore Floreana Island, stopping at Cormorant Point (Punta Cormorant), Devil's Crown, and Post Office Bay. At Cormorant Point, we'll keep our eyes peeled for Galapagos birds such as Darwin's finches. 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! At Post Office Bay,leave an unstamped postcard in the hopes that it gets delivered via fellow travelers!

        Day 4

          Santa Cruz - Santiago

          Today we'll visit Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon) on Santa Cruz Island, offering fantastic views of the bay. In the morning, we take a boat ride along the mangrove-lined shore where we hope to spot see numerous Galapagos birds, sea turtles and white-tipped sharks!

          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 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.

            In the afternoon we visit Darwin Bay. Here, we observe magnificent Galapagos birds such as Red-footed Boobies, Frigatebirds, gulls and herons.

            Day 6

              Santa Cruz - Baltra

              Today we'll take a boat ride 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.
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              $2,460
              2014-Dec-26$2,640

              Single Supplement

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

              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

              Includes

              • Accommodations on board Cachalote 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 dive option possible on one day of the itinerary, rate varies. Please contact us for more information
              • 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