Western Islands Cruise

Marine iguana sunning itself in the Galapagos Islands
See Blue-footed boobies and other wildlife on your Galapagos tour
Blue-footed Booby resting in the shade in the Galapagos Islands
Two Galapagos Tortoises taking in some shade in the Galapagos
DarAnne Dunning
A Flightless Cormorant found on Fernandina and Isabela Islands in the Galapagos
See Blue-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos
DarAnne Dunning
Galapagos iguana swimming on a wildlife tour of the Galapagos


  • Nov 05, 2014
  • Nov 19, 2014
  • Dec 03, 2014
  • Dec 17, 2014
  • Dec 31, 2014
  • Jan 14, 2015
  • Jan 28, 2015
  • Feb 11, 2015
  • Feb 25, 2015
  • Mar 11, 2015
  • Mar 25, 2015
  • Apr 08, 2015
  • Apr 22, 2015
  • May 06, 2015
  • May 20, 2015
  • Jun 03, 2015
  • Jun 17, 2015
  • Jul 01, 2015
  • Jul 15, 2015
  • Jul 29, 2015
  • Aug 12, 2015
  • Aug 26, 2015
  • Sep 09, 2015
  • Sep 23, 2015
  • Oct 07, 2015
  • Oct 21, 2015
  • Nov 04, 2015
  • Nov 18, 2015
  • Dec 02, 2015
  • Dec 16, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Enjoy this 5-day cruise through the western islands of the Galapagos. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including flamingos, frigate birds, iguanas, and enjoy some friendly interaction with the islands playful sea lions. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to behold making this an incredible vacation.

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 and visit Ballena Bay and its beautiful green beach colored by volcanic olivine crystals.

    Day 2

      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 3


        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 4


          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 5

            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
            $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.


            • 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