Eastern Islands Cruise

Wildlife sightings abound in the Galapagos Islands
DarAnne Dunning
See Red-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos
DarAnne Dunning
Frigate chick sitting in its nest in the Galapagos
DarAnne Dunning
Birdwatching on Genvesa island while on a Galapagos cruise
DarAnne Dunning
Sally light-foot crab in the Galapagos Islands
Get up close to sea lions on your Galapagos tour!
Monika Sundem
Kayaking around Santa Cruz


  • Nov 26, 2014
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  • Jan 07, 2015
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Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos covering some of the most beautiful islands including San Cristobal, South Plaza, Santa Cruz, and Genovesa. Overflowing with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, this is the perfect vacation choice. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including flamingos, frigate birds, iguanas, and enjoy some friendly interaction with the islands playful sea lions. Fill your days with opportunities to snorkel, swim, and wander through the islands of this archipelago.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz

    Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to Santa Cruz Island. After arrival, we travel to the Santa Cruz highlands in search of the giant Galapagos tortoise! Afterwards, we explore Santa Cruz Island and visit the Charles Darwin Research Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Galapagos tortoise breeding center.

    Day 2

      South Plaza - Santa Fe

      This morning 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.

      In the afternoon, 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.

      Day 3

        San Cristobal

        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. Afterwards, transfer via vehicle to La Galapaguera where you can observe the giant Galapagos tortoise in its natural habitat.

        This afternoon, we visit El Junco Lagoon, the Galapagos' only permanent freshwater lake.

        Day 4


          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


            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 6

              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 7


                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 8

                  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.

                  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. Alternatively, you can register online here.

                  Final payment is due 70 (10 weeks) prior to departure by bank transfer, check or credit card. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge.

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                  • 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


                  • 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