Islands Circumnavagation Cruise

This iguana is part of the unique local wildlife of the Galapagos.
Erin Correia
Beach time at Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal
A pair of friendly sea lions
A Red-footed Booby sitting in a bush.
Yvonne Smith
Seal relaxing in a chair.
Lounge on the Cormorant's sun deck.
Cormorant's sun deck and jacuzzi.
Explore the Galapagos Islands on an Islands Circumnavigation Tour on the Cormorant. This 15-day voyage treats travelers to wildlife, hiking trails, excellent snorkeling, and the trip of a lifetime.

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 as they wander around the rocks. Explore the floating pier, a remnant World War II.

Day 2

Bartolome - Santiago

Visit Bartholomew Island and travel to 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 covered with old Pahoehoe and A’A lava flows, creating stricking formations.

Day 3

South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

Travel to South Plaza, a small island covered in Opuntia cacti. The island is home to one of the largest sea lion colonies in the Galapagos archipelago 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 from the shore.

Travel to Pitt Point and hike up 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 - Leon Dormido

Visit the Interpretation Center and learn about the natural history, human history, and conservation of the Galapagos Islands. View giant tortoises in captivity and take an audio tour.

Day 6

Espanola

Journey to Suarez Point to view Blue-footed Boobies, albatrosses and Nazca Boobies. The most famous attraction on Espanola is a magnificent blowhole which spurts water high into the air. Bring your camera! Take a two mile hike across the island.

In the afternoon, travel to Gardner Bay, the breeding site of most of the world´s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. Gardner Bay features a large white sandy beach and the reef makes this location ideal for snorkeling and swimming with curious sea lions.

Day 7

Floreana

Travel to Floreana to visit Post Office Bay, where an a wooden barrel was placed by 18th century whalers as an unofficial post office. The tradition has continued to this day, and travelers can leave addressed postcards and sort through the barrel for postcards close to their homes. Delivering one of these postcards is a rewarding experience.

In the afternoon, set sail for Cormorant Point which features a large flamingo lagoon. Take an optional hike or swim in the clear waters.

Day 8

Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center

In the morning, tour the Charles Darwin Research Station and view the tortoises in various stages of life. Newly hatched tortoises average 3 inches long, while the adults can reach over 4 feet. Stretch out your hand and interact with these gentle giants.

Day 9

Isabela

Journey to the Tintoreras Islet for snorkeling. These clear, turquoise waters are the homes to white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos Penguins, marine turtles and sea lions.

In the afternoon, explore the wetlands(Puerto Villamil), which features lagoons, swamps, and mangroves. Walk along a path that winds through the wetlands.

Day 10

Isabela

Visit Moreno Point and take a dinghy ride to view its striking rocky shores. Spot green sea turtles or white-tip sharks in the tidal pools around the coast.

Sail for Elizabeth Bay and view penguins and Blue-footed Boobies from the dinghy. Snorkel with the abundant marine life.

Day 11

Fernandina - Isabela

At Mangle Point, snorkel with playful sea lions and curious penguins along the shore.

Later in the day, travel to Urbina Bay to view Land iguanas, hawks, coral reef and giant tortoises. Urbina Bay experienced a major uplift in 1954 which expanded the coastline and trapped various marine life within its shores.

Day 12

Fernandina - Isabela

Espinosa Point features one of the world's most pristine island ecosystems, due to never having been invaded by a foreign species. The vast volcano La Cumbre dominates its landscape.

Travel to Isabela Island, the largest in the Galapagos archipelago. Visit Vicente Roca Point, a large bay which is packed with aspectacular sea life. Be on the watch for seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating Mola-mola a large sunfish.

Day 13

Santiago

Travel to Espumilla Beach, a popular location for viewing marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Grab a snorkel and view octopus, moray eel, and sharks in the water.

From Espumilla, set sail for Egas Port and view Galapagos Hawks and Quick-footed Galapagos Lava Lizards. Take a trail across the coastline and view tidal pools and grottos, which are home to Galapagos Fur Sea Lions. Snorkel in the clear warm pools or relax on the beach.

Day 14

Genovesa

Set sail for Darwin Bay and land on its sandy white coral beach. Hike a half-mile trail through the mangroves and view Nazca Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, and Swallow-tailed Gulls. Tidal pools are teeming with young sea lions and reef fish, and the occasional hammerhead shark can be found among the rocks.

Snorkel in the water before heading to El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. Hike up the steep rocky face to the top of a cliff where you can see Red-footed Boobies, Short-eared Lava Owls, Galapagos Swallows, and Galapagos Doves.

Day 15

  • Breakfast

North Seymour - Baltra

Sail for North Seymour Island to view Galapagos Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies and Magnificent Frigatebirds. Characterized by its arid vegetation zone, North Seymore is unique in landscape and in feeling.

Transfer to the airport and connect 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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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 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

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

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South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Genovesa, Santiago, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Espanola, Floreana, Bachas Beach, San Cristobal, Charles Darwin Center, Leon Dormido, Punta Moreno, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Puerto Egas, Baltra, Sullivan Bay, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Gardner Bay, Punta Suarez, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Sierra Negra Volcano, Buccaneer Cove, Las Tintoreras, Witch Hill, El Chato Tortoise Reserve, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Punta Pitt, Mangle Point
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