North-Central Islands Cruise

Get up close to a Galapagos Tortoise!
Colin Sorenson
Galapagos iguana snacking on some cactus
Colin Sorenson
See Galapagos tortoises during a tour to the Charles Darwin Research Station
See Blue-footed boobies on your Galapagos tour!
Snorkeling with a sea lion in the warm waters of the Galapagos
Marine iguana sunning itself in the Galapagos Islands
Relax in the lounge of the Corals

Departs

  • Aug 06, 2014
  • Aug 20, 2014
  • Sep 03, 2014
  • Sep 17, 2014
  • Oct 01, 2014
  • Oct 15, 2014
  • Oct 29, 2014
  • Nov 12, 2014
  • Nov 26, 2014
  • Dec 10, 2014
  • Dec 24, 2014
  • Jan 07, 2015
  • Jan 21, 2015
  • Feb 04, 2015
  • Feb 18, 2015
  • Mar 04, 2015
  • Mar 18, 2015
  • Apr 01, 2015
  • Apr 15, 2015
  • Apr 29, 2015
  • May 13, 2015
  • May 27, 2015
  • Jun 10, 2015
  • Jun 24, 2015
  • Jul 08, 2015
  • Jul 22, 2015
  • Aug 05, 2015
  • Aug 19, 2015
  • Sep 02, 2015
  • Sep 16, 2015
  • Sep 30, 2015
  • Oct 14, 2015
  • Oct 28, 2015
  • Nov 11, 2015
  • Nov 25, 2015
  • Dec 09, 2015

Private Independent Travel

This cruise allows you to experience more than just the highlights of the Galapagos' northern and central islands. Take a 5-day adventure and travel from beautiful Santa Cruz, to beautiful Bartolome, to San Cristobal to get up close and personal with giant tortoises, and everywhere in between. Snorkel in the crystalline waters and view colorful fish, sharks, rays, and sea turtles. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to behold making this an incredible vacation.

Day 1

    San Cristobal

    Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship, the Corals. This afternoon we visit the San Cristobal giant tortoise breeding center to learn more about the Galapagos National Park's conservation programs.

    Day 2

      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 3

        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 4

          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 5

            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.
             Standard CabinStandard Plus CabinsJunior Cabins
            2014-Aug-06
            2014-Aug-20
            2014-Oct-01
            2014-Oct-15
            2014-Oct-29
            2014-Nov-12
            2014-Nov-26
            2014-Dec-24
            $1,999$2,419$2,949
            2014-Sep-03
            2014-Sep-17
            2014-Dec-10
            $1,899$2,299$2,799
            2015-Jan-07
            2015-Jan-21
            2015-Feb-04
            2015-Feb-18
            2015-Mar-04
            2015-Mar-18
            2015-Dec-09
            $2,105$2,476$2,971
            2015-Apr-01
            2015-Apr-15
            2015-Apr-29
            2015-May-13
            2015-May-27
            2015-Jun-10
            2015-Jun-24
            2015-Jul-08
            2015-Jul-22
            2015-Aug-05
            2015-Aug-19
            2015-Sep-02
            2015-Sep-16
            2015-Sep-30
            2015-Oct-14
            2015-Oct-28
            2015-Nov-11
            2015-Nov-25
            $2,210$2,600$3,120
            $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.

            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