Islands Circumnavigation II Cruise

See Blue-footed boobies on your Galapagos tour!
Colin Sorenson
See Galapagos tortoises during a tour to the Charles Darwin Research Station
DarAnne Dunning
Spot colorful male frigate birds on your Galapagos tour!
DarAnne Dunning
Galapagos iguana swimming on a wildlife tour of the Galapagos
Bartolome
Looking for wildlife on a beach excursion in the Galapagos
Walking on a beach excursion in the Galapagos
Take an incredible journey through the unique world of the Galapagos on this 12 day circumnavigation. Spend your days exploring the archipelago, encountering sea lions, Galapagos penguins, frigate birds, flightless cormorants, tortoises, and many more unique native species! 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. Have the chance to really immerse yourself in the magnificent wonder of these islands. This will be a memorable vacation that will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer by bus to your ship, the Corals. After arriving, we head to Santa Cruz Island where we visit Ballena Bay and its beautiful green beach colored by volcanic olivine crystals.

    Day 2

      Fernandina - Isabela

      This morning, visit Vicente Roca Point, one of the richest marine ecosystems on Earth! Spend your time snorkeling and searching for sea horses, frogfish, nudibranchs, octopi, sun fish, red-lipped batfish,dolphins, sea lions, tuna and other amazing marine species. After snorkeling, take a dinghy ride along the coast of Isabela and admire the beautiful scenery while observing a wide variety of sea and coastal birds such as noddies, brown pelicans, Galapagos penguins, and blue-footed boobies.

      In the afternoon, head to Espinosa Point in search of marine iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, and Galapagos Penguins! Stroll over lava formations, encountering cacti and mangroves along the way.

      Day 3

        Isabela

        Today, continue to explore Isabela Island, visiting Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove.

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

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

        Day 4

          Santiago

          Spend the day exploring Santiago Island. In the morning, take time on the black volcanic sand beaches of Egas Port and the Salt Mines on Santiago Island. Walk along the volcanic basaltic rock that line the beautiful shoreline and lead you to the best tidal pools in the Galapagos. These pools are home to fur seals and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a variety of Galapagos bird species, including the White-cheeked Pintail, the Galapagos hawk, and yellow-crowned night heron.

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

          Day 5

            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. Next, we visit the Charles Darwin Station, home of the Galapagos tortoise breeding program.

            Day 6

              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 7

                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 8

                  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 hope to 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 9

                    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 10

                      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 11

                        Rábida - Chinese Hat

                        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, travel to the amazing Chinese Hat Islet, located off the Southeastern tip of Santiago. Take a scenic hike that begins on white sandy beaches full of sea lions, marine iguanas, lava lizards, American Oystercatchers, and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Then follow a trail through well preserved remnants of volcanic rock that are not found anywhere else in this condition, as well as lava tubes and lava flows. After the hike, take the opportunity to snorkel and swim among tropical fish, sea lions, and Galapagos penguins.

                        Day 12

                          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.

                          Single Supplement

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

                          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

                          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

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                          South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Bachas Beach, Rabida, San Cristobal, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, Mosquera, Puerto Ayora, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Baltra, Sullivan Bay, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Punta Pitt, Cerro Colorado, Eden Islet
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