Central Islands Cruise

DeAnn Phillips
With our favorite tortoise
Erin Correia
Hiking at Punta Pitt, San Cristobal
Charles Anderson
Sally Lightfoot Crabs on Santiago Island
Laura Cahill
Can you see them? They're blending.
Erin Correia
Hiking in search of giant tortoises.
Lounge on the Cormorant's sun deck.
Cormorant's sun deck and jacuzzi.

Departs

  • Sep 13, 2014
  • Sep 27, 2014
  • Oct 11, 2014
  • Oct 25, 2014
  • Nov 08, 2014
  • Nov 22, 2014
  • Dec 06, 2014
  • Dec 20, 2014

Private Independent Travel

Sail the central islands on your Galapagos tour. View abundant wildlife, snorkel with sea lions, and learn about the unique history of this tropical archipelago.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Bachas Beach

    Arrive at Baltra Island Airport and transfer to the Cormorant.

    Set sail for Bachas Beach, an excellent location for swimming. View flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels and explore the floating pier, a remnant World War II.

    Day 2

      Bartolome - Santiago

      Travel to Bartholomew Island and visit Pinnacle Rock. Bartholomew is an extinct volcano which features red, orange, black and green volcanic formations. Venture up a trail of 375 wooden stairs to the summit or snorkel along the beach. This location is known for its sightings of the Galapagos penguin.

      In the afternoon, sail for Sullivan Bay, a location of great geological interest. The bay is coated in Pahoehoe and A’A lava flows, creating stricking formations.

      Day 3

        South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

        Travel to South Plaza Island, a small island covered in Opuntia cacti. The island is home to one of the largest sea lion colonies and also features many colorful yellow and red land iguanas. Take a brief hike over the terrain for views of the island.

        In the afternoon, set sail for Santa Fe Island and hike its two visitor trails.

        Day 4

          San Cristobal

          Explore Witch Hill. Eroded by the sea, Witch Hill features white powdery sand and a picturesque beach. Snorkel alongside sea turtles and rays, and view various types of Booby Birds.

          Travel to Pitt Point and take a trail up to the face of a cliff. This hike offers superb views of the island. Snorkel in the clear waters and hope to meet some playful sea lions.

          Day 5

            San Cristobal - Lobos Island

            Sail for Lobos Islandis - named after the sea lions which rest and play on its rocky shores. The island is also home to blue-footed boobies, great frigate-birds, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common noddies, yellow warblers and small and medium ground finches. There is good snorkeling in the clear waters of the channel and this is one of the best sites at which to swim with sea lions underwater.

            In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the mainland.


            All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
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            2014-Sep-27
            2014-Oct-11
            2014-Oct-25
            2014-Nov-08
            2014-Nov-22
            2014-Dec-06
            2014-Dec-20
            $3,740$4,015
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            South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Cruz Island, Santiago, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, Bachas Beach, San Cristobal, San Cristobal Airport, Baltra, Sullivan Bay, Witch Hill, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Punta Pitt
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            Child Discount

            25% discount for children under 12 years at time of Galapagos cruise
            Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

            Cancellation Policy

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            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 25% ($400 minimum), 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.

            Final payment by check, money order, or bank transfer.

            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 Cormorant 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
            • Wetsuit
            • Sea Kayaking

            Excludes

            • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
            • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
            • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
            • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
            • $45 International Departure Tax
            • Diving may be available upon request, please inquire for information
            • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
            • Travel Insurance

            Galapagos Flights

              Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

            • $530 - $590

              Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

            • $475 - $520

            Optional Hospitality Packages