Western Islands Cruise

Glory Moore
Sea lion coming in from a swim
Yvonne Smith
Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
A Red-footed Booby sitting in a bush.
Julie Bleau
Lava tubes on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
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Snorkeling in the Galapagos.
Lounge on the Cormorant's sun deck.
Cormorant's sun deck and jacuzzi.

Departs

  • May 03, 2014
  • May 17, 2014
  • May 31, 2014
  • Jun 14, 2014
  • Jun 28, 2014
  • Jul 12, 2014
  • Jul 26, 2014
  • Aug 09, 2014
  • Aug 23, 2014
  • Sep 06, 2014
  • Sep 20, 2014
  • Oct 04, 2014
  • Oct 18, 2014
  • Nov 01, 2014
  • Nov 15, 2014
  • Nov 29, 2014
  • Dec 27, 2014

Private Independent Travel

Travel on board the Cormorant for an 8-day Western Islands cruise. Explore the islands of Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Isabela and more!

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive at Baltra Island Airport and transfer to the Cormorant.

    Begin your tour of the Galapagos at the Santa Cruz Highlands. Walk along a path and observe the hills, ferns, volcanoes, and rich wildlife of the area. View giant tortoises, forest, mockingbirds, Bahama ducklings, White-cheeked Pintail ducklings, Darwin finches, and many other species. Explore the underground lava tubs with your local guides.

    Day 2

      Isabela

      Journey to Tintoreras Islet for snorkeling. These 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 3

        Isabela

        Visit Moreno Point and take a dinghy ride along 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 4

          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 5

            Fernandina - Isabela

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

            Day 6

              Santiago

              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.

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

              Day 7

                Genovesa

                Head 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.

                Set sail for Darwin Bay and land on its white-sand coral beach. Take 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.

                Day 8

                  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 feel.

                  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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                  2014-Dec-27
                  $5,880$6,395
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                  South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Genovesa, Santiago, North Seymour, Puerto Ayora, Punta Moreno, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Puerto Egas, Baltra, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Buccaneer Cove, Las Tintoreras, El Chato Tortoise Reserve, Mangle Point
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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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                  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 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