Islands Circumnavigation III Cruise

Two Galapagos Tortoises taking in some shade in the Galapagos
Blue-footed Booby resting in the shade in the Galapagos Islands
Sally Lightfoot crab posing for the camera in the Galapagos Islands
DarAnne Dunning
See marine iguanas during your Galapagos travels!
Snorkeling with a sea lion in the warm waters of the Galapagos
DarAnne Dunning
A Flightless Cormorant found on Fernandina and Isabela Islands in the Galapagos
Brian Morgan
Galapagos tortoise on a wildlife tour in the Galapagos Islands
Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible journey. This 11 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. Be entertained by the antics of friendly sea lions or get up close and personal with the incredible giant tortoises that make their home here. This is a truly unique vacation that will be beyond memorable.

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. Next, we 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.

                        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.
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                        South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Espanola, Floreana, Bachas Beach, San Cristobal, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, San Cristobal Airport, 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, 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

                        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.

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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
                        • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
                        • Travel Insurance

                        Galapagos Flights

                          Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

                        • $530 - $590

                          Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

                        • $475 - $520

                        Optional Hospitality Packages