Central Islands Cruise

Blue-footed Booby resting in the shade in the Galapagos Islands
Get up close to a Galapagos Tortoise!
Marine iguana sunning itself in the Galapagos Islands
Colin Sorenson
Galapagos iguana snacking on some cactus
Walking on a beach excursion in the Galapagos
See Blue-footed boobies and other wildlife on your Galapagos tour
Looking for wildlife on a beach excursion in the Galapagos


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  • Dec 06, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Tour the highlights of the central islands of the Galapagos on this 4 day adventure. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes while making your way across unique volcanic landscapes. Be entertained by the antics of friendly sea lions, get up close and personal with the incredible giant tortoises, and participate in an endless list of activities to make this the most memorable trip ever.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive in Baltra and transfer by bus to the pier where your Galapagos cruise awaits! After boarding your ship, cruise to Santa Cruz Island where you will visit the Charles Darwin Station, home of the Galapagos tortoise breeding program.

    Day 2

      Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

      This morning we visit Santa Fe Island where we search for Galapagos wildlife such as sea lions, iguanas, and the Galapagos Hawk! In the afternoon, travel to South Plaza Island, home of the Galapagos hybrid iguana.

      Day 3

        North Seymour - Santa Cruz Island

        Today we visit North Seymour Island, home to Blue-footed Boobies and Frigatebirds. In the afternoon, we venture over to Santa Cruz Island and stop at Bachas Beach, one of the main sea turtle nesting sites in the Galapagos.

        Day 4

          San Cristobal

          Today we explore San Cristobal Island, stopping at the Interpretation Center and Museum of Natural History in order to learn about the history and nature of the Galapagos Islands. Afterwards, hike up Tijeretas Hill which offers up magnificent views! We hopefully catch a glimpse of the Frigatebird, as a colony is close by.

          After our hike, transfer to the airport for you flight back to mainland Ecuador.

          All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
           Standard CabinStandard Plus CabinsJunior Cabins
          $90.00 Fuel Surcharge

          Child Discount

          25% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise. A 50% discount is available if child shares with two adults in a triple cabin.
          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 $500 - $2200 per person, 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.

          Click here to see a copy of our Terms and Conditions.


          • Accommodations on board Corals 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
          • Snorkeling Equipment


          • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
          • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
          • Fuel Surcharge
          • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
          • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
          • $45 International Departure Tax
          • Wetsuit rental for $25 for up to 5 days, $50 for up to 11 days, and $75 for 15 days
          • Kayak rental available for $30/use
          • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
          • Travel Insurance

          Galapagos Flights

            Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

          • $530 - $590

            Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

          • $475 - $520

          Optional Hospitality Packages