Northwestern Islands Cruise

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Snorkeling in the Galapagos.
Erin Correia
Sally Lightfoot Crab
A pair of friendly sea lions
John Collins Jr.
Male Frigate Bird
Glory Moore
(Santa Cruz) Iguana
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Guest receiving an informative talk aboard the Deep Blue.
Erick
Enjoy a delicious cocktail aboard the Deep Blue.
This 8-day Northwestern Islands cruise on the ship, Deep Blue, explores the islands of Santa Cruz Island, Santa Fe, Genovesa and more.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center

    Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Galapagos Voyager. Attend a briefing about the island and the ship onboard.

    In the afternoon, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the unique history of the islands and to interact with the giant tortoises who reside in its corrals.

    Day 2

      South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

      Travel to South Plaza Island to view one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos archipelago. Take a rocky trail which circumnavigates the island and displays a combination of dry and coastal vegetation zones.

      In the afternoon, sail for Santa Fe to view its Opuntia cactus forest. Snorkel in the picturesque turquoise lagoon and play with sea lions in the shallows.

      Day 3

        Daphne Island - Santa Cruz Island - Bachas Beach

        In the morning, journey to Daphne Mayor, a restricted area accessible by few visitors each day. Venture up a steep trail to the volcanic crater rim to see the red-billed tropicbirds which nest in the cliffs.

        After lunch, travel to Bachas Beach to go swimming. View the floating pier which was left after the end of World War II. View the flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels which make Bachas Beach their home.

        Day 4

          Genovesa

          In the morning, travel to the coral beach of Darwin Bay. Take a short hike which leads you through seabird colonies and a large red-footed booby colony.

          In the afternoon, take the wooden staircase up Prince Phillip’s Step (El Barranco) for panoramic views of the island.

          Day 5

            Mosquera - Santa Cruz Island - Dragon Hill

            Set sail for Mosquera Island's narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Explore the area on foot or take to the sea to swim in the warm waters.

            Eat lunch and then sail for Dragon Hill to see flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Take a short walk to the lagoon behind the beach.

            Day 6

              Chinese Hat - Rabida

              Travel to Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat) to view a colony of sea lions on the white coral sand beach. See American Oystercatchers, Galapagos Penguins, and Sally-Lightfoot Crabs as they travel over the volcanic rocks.

              Travel to Rabida to view several colonies of birds which claim refuge along its cliffs and rocky face.

              Day 7

                Isabela

                Visit Isabela's Wetlands, which consist of lagoons, swamps and mangroves. Take a foot path which winds its way through the swamps.

                Visit the Tortoise Breeding Center to learn about tortoise conservation in the Galapagos Islands.

                Giant tortoise eggs are collected and brought to the center to be hatched and taken care of for five years before being released into the wild.

                Day 8

                  Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

                  Make your way to Los Gemelos, two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.

                  In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your connection 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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                  Child Discount

                  25% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise. Valid in February and September only.
                  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 35% ($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.

                  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 Deep Blue 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
                  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
                  • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
                  • $45 International Departure Tax
                  • Dive cost included except for the following fees: recompression chamber fee $35 per person, Nitrox fills $150 per person, personal equipment rental.
                  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
                  • Travel Insurance

                  Galapagos Flights

                    Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

                  • $530 - $590

                    Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

                  • $475 - $520

                  Optional Hospitality Packages