Islands Circumnavigation I Cruise

DarAnne Dunning
Sea lion relaxing on a rocky shore in the Galapagos Islands
Beth Nichols
See colorful Frigatebird birds on your trip to the Galapagos
Brian Morgan
Iguana found during a Galapagos wildlife cruise
DarAnne Dunning
Iguana soaking up the sun on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos
Bartolome
Blue-footed Booby resting in the shade in the Galapagos Islands
Getting close to sea lions in the Galapagos

Departs

  • Nov 02, 2014
  • Nov 16, 2014
  • Nov 30, 2014
  • Dec 14, 2014
  • Dec 28, 2014
  • Jan 11, 2015
  • Jan 25, 2015
  • Feb 08, 2015
  • Feb 22, 2015
  • Mar 08, 2015
  • Mar 22, 2015
  • Apr 05, 2015
  • Apr 19, 2015
  • May 03, 2015
  • May 17, 2015
  • May 31, 2015
  • Jun 14, 2015
  • Jun 28, 2015
  • Jul 12, 2015
  • Jul 26, 2015
  • Aug 23, 2015
  • Sep 06, 2015
  • Sep 20, 2015
  • Oct 04, 2015
  • Oct 18, 2015
  • Nov 01, 2015
  • Nov 15, 2015
  • Nov 29, 2015
  • Dec 13, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Circumnavigate the Galapagos islands on this 15 day voyage. Take in the best the archipelago has to offer, visiting South Plaza, Floreana, Isabela, Santa Cruz, Genovesa, and many more! 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. This is an excellent excursion for gaining a true understanding of the history of these islands and the rare and incredible creatures that make their homes here.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship, the Corals. Today we cruise to Santa Cruz Island and visit the Charles Darwin Station, home of the Fausto Llerena tortoise breeding center.

    Day 2

      Floreana

      Today we explore Floreana Island. Upon arrival, we hike along the beach, keeping our eyes peeled for sea turtles, Blue-footed Boobies and reef sharks! In the afternoon, head over to Post Office Bay where you can leave your unstamped postcards in the hopes that they get delivered to their destination via other travelers.

      Day 3

        Española

        This morning we arrive at Española Island and explore Gardner Bay and the Gardner and Osborn Islets. We stroll along the shore where we hope to spot an abundance of birds such as the American Oystercatcher and the Galapagos Hawk. While snorkeling, be on the lookout for marine life such as Manta rays and reef sharks!

        In the afternoon, we travel over to Suarez Point for more wildlife viewing and a hike that takes us through the nesting grounds of Nazca and Blue-footed Boobies.

        Day 4

          Daphne Island - Santa Cruz Island

          This morning we cruise around Daphne Island for one last opportunity to see more of the Galapagos' gorgeous bird life. Keep your eyes peeled for Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies, Brown Noddies and Darwin's finches!

          Next, we head to Santa Cruz Island and visit Ballena Bay and its beautiful green beach colored by volcanic olivine crystals.

          Day 5

            Fernandina - Isabela

            This morning we visit Espinosa Point, on Fernandina Island, in search of marine iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, and Galapagos Penguins! We stroll over lava formations, encountering cacti and mangroves along the way.

            This afternoon, we make our way over to Tagus Cove on Isabela Island, the Galapagos' largest island. Here we learn about the volcanoes that formed Isabela, and we take a dinghy ride along the shore in search of more amazing wildlife, including Flightless Cormorants and, depending on season, the Galapagos Penguin!

            Day 6

              Isabela

              Today we continue to explore Isabela Island, visiting Elizabeth Bay and Urbina Bay. At Elizabeth Bay, we take a dinghy ride along the shore in search of sea turtles, Galapagos Penguins and Flightless Cormorants.

              At Urbina Bay, we explore this volcanic, black sand beach in search of more Galapagos wildlife. Depending on the season, we may even spot some Galapagos tortoises!

              Day 7

                Santiago

                Today we explore the island of Santiago. This morning we spend time at Buccaneer Cove and Espumilla Beach, surrounded by mangrove forests. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of Galapagos bird species, including the White-cheeked Pintail.

                In the afternoon we travel to Sullivan Bay where we explore its amazing, extensive lava flows!

                Day 8

                  Santa Cruz Island

                  This morning we spend time in the Santa Cruz highlands. Here we visit El Chato Reserve where we hope to observe the Galapagos tortoise in its native habitat.

                  In the afternoon, we will visit the Charles Darwin Station, home of the Galapagos tortoise breeding program.

                  Day 9

                    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 10

                      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 11

                        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.

                        This afternoon we visit the San Cristobal giant tortoise breeding center to learn more about the Galapagos National Park's conservation programs.

                        Day 12

                          San Cristobal

                          Today we continue to explore San Cristobal. In the morning we stop at Cerro Brujo, an eroding volcanic cone comprised of interesting lava formations. We also visit a lagoon in search of migratory bird species such as the Ruddy Turnstone.

                          This afternoon we head to Pitt Point and take a hike up volcanic rock, offering up amazing views along the way! If we're lucky, we might just catch a glimpse of all three Booby species: Blue-footed, Red-footed and Nazca.

                          Day 13

                            Mosquera - Bartolomé

                            This morning we visit Mosquera Islet, home to one of the Galapagos Islands' sea lion colonies. In the afternoon we travel to Bartolomé Island, hiking through a stunning volcanic landscape en route to amazing views of the nearby islands. This afternoon affords many wildlife viewing opportunities, including possible encounters with sea turtles and the Galapagos Penguin!

                            Day 14

                              Rábida - Santiago

                              In the morning we visit Rábida Island and its red sand beaches. Be on the lookout for Brown Pelicans during the months of July through September!

                              In the afternoon we travel to Santiago Island, arriving at the black sand beaches of Egas Port. Marine life abounds here, and if we're lucky, we will spot lobsters, starfish, and fur seals!

                              Day 15

                                Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

                                This morning we explore the El Chato giant tortoise reserve located in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. We hope to have numerous sightings of the Galapagos tortoise in its natural habitat!

                                After our visit to the reserve, transfer 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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                                2014-Dec-28
                                $5,739$6,899$8,399
                                2015-Jan-11
                                2015-Jan-25
                                2015-Feb-08
                                2015-Feb-22
                                2015-Mar-08
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                                2015-May-03
                                2015-May-17
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                                2015-Jun-14
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                                2015-Oct-04
                                2015-Oct-18
                                2015-Nov-01
                                2015-Nov-15
                                2015-Nov-29
                                2015-Dec-13
                                $6,335$7,453$8,943
                                $360.00 Fuel Surcharge
                                Places
                                South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Espanola, Floreana, Bachas Beach, Rabida, San Cristobal, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, Mosquera, Puerto Ayora, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Baltra, Sullivan Bay, Daphne Island, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Devil's Crown, Gardner Bay, Punta Suarez, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Punta Pitt, Cerro Colorado, Eden Islet
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                                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

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

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                                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.

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                                Includes

                                • 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

                                Excludes

                                • 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