Southern Islands Cruise

DarAnne Dunning
Iguana soaking up the sun on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos
Beth Nichols
See colorful Frigatebird birds on your trip to the Galapagos
Marine iguana sunning itself in the Galapagos Islands
Get up close to a Galapagos Tortoise!
Brian Morgan
Galapagos tortoise on a wildlife tour in the Galapagos Islands
See Blue-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos
DarAnne Dunning
A Flightless Cormorant found on Fernandina and Isabela Islands in the Galapagos


  • Nov 02, 2014
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  • Jan 11, 2015
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  • Nov 01, 2015
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  • Nov 29, 2015
  • Dec 13, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Embark on this exciting 8 day cruise of the amazing and incredible southern islands of the Galapagos. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. Enjoy the company of friendly sea lions while snorkeling or enjoy a hike across volcanic landscapes. There are many opportunities to get acquainted with the unique features of the islands making this a truly unique vacation. There is an endless list of activities to make this the most memorable trip ever.

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


      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


        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


              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


                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 - Baltra

                  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. After our visit, arrive 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
                  $180.00 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:

                  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