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
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

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, 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.

Day 6

Isabela

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 7

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 8

  • Breakfast

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.
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$3,786$4,454$5,345
$180.00 Fuel Surcharge

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, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Espanola, Floreana, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, 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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