Central Islands Cruise

DeAnn Phillips
With our favorite tortoise
Erin Correia
Hiking at Punta Pitt, San Cristobal
John Collins Jr.
put em up....
Laura Cahill
Can you see them? They're blending.
Reilly Sullivan
Galapagos tortoise taking a little swim.
Eclipse's dining room.
Relax in enjoy the view in the jacuzzi.

Departs

  • Nov 29, 2014
  • Dec 13, 2014
  • Dec 27, 2014
  • Jan 10, 2015
  • Jan 24, 2015
  • Feb 07, 2015
  • Feb 21, 2015
  • Mar 07, 2015
  • Mar 21, 2015
  • Apr 04, 2015
  • Apr 18, 2015
  • May 02, 2015
  • May 16, 2015
  • May 30, 2015
  • Jun 13, 2015
  • Jun 27, 2015
  • Jul 11, 2015
  • Jul 25, 2015
  • Aug 08, 2015
  • Aug 22, 2015
  • Oct 03, 2015
  • Oct 17, 2015
  • Oct 31, 2015
  • Nov 14, 2015
  • Nov 28, 2015
  • Dec 12, 2015
  • Dec 26, 2015

Make It Yours

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Embark on this 5 day adventure that explores the highlights of the central islands of the Galapagos. Indulge yourself in the picturesque beauty of the unique landscape, relax on the beach, do some exploratory snorkeling, and wander to the hidden center of the islands. Be entertained by the antics of friendly sea lions or get up close and personal with the incredible giant tortoises that make their home here.

Day 1

    Baltra - North Seymour

    Arrive at the airport in Baltra and be escorted to the boat for check-in and a quick introductory briefing. Then continue on to North Seymour for the rest of the day. North Seymour is a perfect introduction to the Galapagos Islands. Fauna abounds and you will soon find yourself surrounded by frigates and blue footed boobies. Keep an eye out for land iguanas and sea lions too.

    Day 2

      South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

      Head out to South Plaza Island which although it is quite small, it is actually home to a large Opuntia cacti forest, land iguanas, and one of the largest sea lion colonies in the central region of the archipelago. Sesuvium is an endemic plant that inhabits this island and is a great climate indicator as its color is a greenish-yellowish during the rainy season and a bright red during the dry season. Also have the chance to see Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and other kinds of sea birds as well as various types of finches.

      The island of Santa Fe was formed by uplifting, rather than by a volcano. Some of the island’s endemic species include the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Snake, rice rats, different types of finches, and the Galapagos Mockingbird. This visit includes a nice hike past salt bushes where Galapagos hawks and Santa Fe land iguanas tend to wander. Friendly and playful sea lions may accompany you during your snorkeling activities.

      Day 3

        San Cristobal

        Head out to South Plaza Island which although it is quite small, it is actually home to a large Opuntia cacti forest, land iguanas, and one of the largest sea lion colonies in the central region of the archipelago. Sesuvium is an endemic plant that inhabits this island and is a great climate indicator as its color is a greenish-yellowish during the rainy season and a bright red during the dry season. Also have the chance to see Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and other kinds of sea birds as well as various types of finches.

        The island of Santa Fe was formed by uplifting, rather than by a volcano. Some of the island’s endemic species include the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Snake, rice rats, different types of finches, and the Galapagos Mockingbird. This visit includes a nice hike past salt bushes where Galapagos hawks and Santa Fe land iguanas tend to wander. Friendly and playful sea lions may accompany you during your snorkeling activities.

        Day 4

          Floreana

          Floreana is one of the Galapagos most famous islands due to many unique stories about past settlers. Post Office Bay is home to a unique “post office” influenced by 18th century pirates and buccaneers who used a wooden barrel as an unofficial mail box. Continue the tradition by leaving addressed postcards in the barrel and sorting through left mail to deliver at home. Floreana is also a magnificent site for swimming and kayaking. For the more adventurous guests, there is an option to visit the inside of a lava tunnel. Watch your step because this tunnel has been kept untouched and completely natural over these many years.

          Enjoy snorkeling or a panga ride at Champion Islet followed by an excursion to Punta Cormorant. A great site for bird-watching, Cormorant Point has a large lagoon where an array of species including flamingos, stilts, and pintail ducks tend to wander. Bring binoculars so you can see these incredible creatures up close. Prior to the excursions, you will also have an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing snorkeling trip at Champion Islet.

          Day 5

            Isabela

            One of the furthest points of the Galapagos that will be visited on this cruise is Elizabeth Bay. Enter a sheltered cove accessible by panga only. This is a wonderful mangrove ecosystem that is a refuge for sea turtles, rays, blue-footed boobies, penguins, herons, and more.

            Moreno Point is located just southwest of Elizabeth Bay on the west coast of Isabela Island. Surround yourself by some of the most magnificent scenery whole observing and learning about different types of lava and pioneer plants. In the tide pools, have a chance to spot green sea turtles and possibly white-tip sharks. Afterwards, head out on a panga ride along the striking rocky shores. Have an opportunity to observe penguins, sea lions, blue footed boobies, and marine iguanas.

            Day 6

              Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center - Baltra

              Enjoy a delicious breakfast and disembark. You will be transferred from the yacht to Puerto Ayora via panga where you will have a chance to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station accompanied by a guide. After a quick and informative visit to the CDRS, an escort will help transfer you to the Baltra airport for departure back to the mainland.

              All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
               Standard single stateroomsStandard StateroomStateroomsSuperior stateroomsDeluxe staterooms
              2014-Nov-29
              2014-Dec-13
              $4,600$4,600$4,600$5,100$5,500
              2014-Dec-27$5,200$5,250$5,250$5,800$6,150
              2015-Jan-10
              2015-Oct-03
              2015-Oct-17
              2015-Oct-31
              2015-Nov-14
              2015-Nov-28
              2015-Dec-12
              $4,900$4,700$4,900$5,400$5,850
              2015-Jan-24
              2015-Feb-07
              2015-Feb-21
              2015-Mar-07
              2015-Mar-21
              2015-Apr-04
              2015-Apr-18
              2015-May-02
              2015-May-16
              2015-May-30
              2015-Jun-13
              2015-Jun-27
              2015-Jul-11
              2015-Jul-25
              2015-Aug-08
              2015-Aug-22
              $5,100$4,900$5,150$5,750$6,100
              2015-Dec-26$5,500$5,300$5,550$6,150$6,500
              $260.00 Fuel Surcharge

              Child Discount

              25% discount for children under age 12 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

              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 $600 per person, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. Alternatively, you can register online here.

              Final payment is due 70 (10 weeks) prior to departure by bank transfer, check or credit card. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge.

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              Includes

              • Accommodations on board Eclipse 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
              • Fuel Surcharge
              • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
              • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
              • $45 International Departure Tax
              • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
              • Travel Insurance

              Galapagos Flights

                Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

              • $530 - $590

                Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

              • $475 - $520

              Optional Hospitality Packages