Islands Circumnavigation I Cruise

James Storey
Flamingos on Floreana
DarAnne Dunning
Frigate chick sitting in its nest in the Galapagos
DarAnne Dunning
Sea lion relaxing on a rocky shore in the Galapagos Islands
Les Moore
Mother and baby sea lions on Santa Fe
James Storey
Santa Cruz
James Storey
Flamingos on Floreana
tatjanaangermeyer
The Cachalote

Departs

  • Nov 05, 2014
  • Nov 19, 2014
  • Dec 03, 2014
  • Dec 17, 2014
  • Dec 31, 2014
  • Jan 14, 2015
  • Jan 28, 2015
  • Feb 11, 2015
  • Feb 25, 2015
  • Mar 11, 2015
  • Mar 25, 2015
  • Apr 08, 2015
  • Apr 22, 2015
  • May 06, 2015
  • May 20, 2015
  • Jun 03, 2015
  • Jun 17, 2015
  • Jul 01, 2015
  • Jul 15, 2015
  • Jul 29, 2015
  • Aug 12, 2015
  • Oct 07, 2015
  • Oct 21, 2015
  • Nov 04, 2015
  • Nov 18, 2015
  • Dec 02, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible journey. This 15 day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to really become immersed in the unique splendor these islands. Wildlife viewing opportunities will abound as you traverse the islands, snorkel in the crystal clear waters, or take a relaxing swim off the pristine shores. Get to know this fascinating and unique world inside and out with the abundant opportunities to snorkel, swim, and wander through the islands of this archipelago.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive in the Galapagos and transfer to Santa Cruz Island. Here, we will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz where you will have the opportunity to see giant Galapagos tortoises in their 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 2

      Chinese Hat - Rábida

      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 Rábida Island, visiting a saltwater lagoon ans keeping our eyes peeled for Brown Pelicans and other amazing Galapagos wildlife!

      Day 3

        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 4

          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 5

            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 6

              Fernandina - Isabela

              This morning we visit Punta Espinoza on 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 7

                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 8

                  North Seymour - Santa Cruz Island

                  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, we travel to Santa Cruz Island. First, we visit Cerro Mesa, a hill that gives us outstanding views of the Galapagos Islands. Next, we visit Garrapatero Beach with its turquoise water. Keep your eyes peeled for Galapagos finches and Black-necked Stilts.

                  Day 9

                    South Plaza Island - 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 10

                      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 11

                        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 12

                          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 13

                            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 14

                              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 15

                                Santa Cruz Island - 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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                                South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Genovesa, Santiago, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Espanola, Floreana, Rabida, San Cristobal, Black Turtle Cove, Highlands, Dragon Hill, Charles Darwin Center, Puerto Villamil, Punta Moreno, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point, Puerto Egas, Baltra, Darwin Bay, El Barranco, Sullivan Bay, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay, Chinese Hat, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Sierra Negra Volcano, Witch Hill, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Champion Inlet, San Cristobal Highlands
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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

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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 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