North Islands Cruise

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Snorkeling at Pinnacle Rock
Sandra Dave
Sea lions napping on a dock in the Galapagos
A pair of friendly sea lions
Encounter tropical wildlife while you sail on the Aranui
Glory Moore
(Seymour) Male Blue Footed Boobie
Eclipse's dining room.
Relax in enjoy the view in the jacuzzi.
Enjoy the highlights of the northern islands on this 4 day cruise on the Eclipse. Swarming with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, the north island of the Galapagos are an ideal place to spend a vacation! Relish in the beauty of this area by experiencing all it has to offer. Snorkel in the crystalline waters and view colorful fish, sharks, rays, and sea turtles. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to behold making this an incredible vacation.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Highlands

    Arrive at the airport in Baltra and continue on to the boat for check-in and a brief introduction. After lunch, drive to the green highlands of Santa Cruz. Here you will visit a tortoise reserve to search for incredible giant tortoises in their natural surroundings.

    Day 2

      Genovesa

      Genovesa, or Tower Island, is the northernmost island in the archipelago that is allowed to be visited by non-diving cruises. This island is extremely remote and home to literally millions of birds belonging to many different species. Amongst these species include the red-footed booby as well as frigates, swallow-tailed gulls, and even endemic owls.

      El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, is a steep path with stairs carved into the rock. This path leads to a plateau full of bird life amongst a Palo Santo forest. Some of the inhabitants include Nazca boobies, Galapagos doves, mockingbirds and petrels. With some luck, have a chance to spot a short-eared lava owl.

      Darwin Bay’s soft, coralline white sand is only the beginning of this next spectacular excursion. A trail from the beach immerses you into lush mangroves where red-footed boobies nest. Other locals inhabitants include sea lions, swallow-tail gulls, frigates, and more. Snorkeling is a must here as sharks, colorful reef fish, rays and tortoises are common.

      Day 3

        Bartolome - Santa Cruz Island

        Bartolome is a small island with has two visitor sites. Snorkel around Pinnacle Rock at the first where penguins are usually seen. Then take a short dinghy ride to a dry landing for a nice climb to the highest point on the island. Encounter different volcanic formations, including spatter and tuff cones, lava flow, and lava tubes and your way up. At the summit there is a wonderful view of Sullivan Bay. There is the option of enjoying a panga ride instead of taking the hike. This will include a chance to see sea lions, pioneer plants, reef sharks, rays, and colorful reef fish.

        The name Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) comes from the fact that it was one of the few sites on Santa Cruz Island where a very large population of land iguanas were found. Take a hike to a salt water lagoon behind the beach that is frequented by common stilts, pintail ducks, and occasionally flamingos. A short walk up the hill leads you to a land iguana nesting site. Also enjoy breathtaking views of the bay. Have an opportunity to enjoy a nice swim after the walk.

        Day 4

          Bachas Beach - Baltra

          Las Bachas Beach is located in the north of Santa Cruz Island and has incredible soft, white sand that is derived from decomposed coral. This makes this area a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind the beach there is a small slightly salty lagoon. Here it is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels. Disembark to the airport and head 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-Dec-10$2,600$2,600$2,600$2,850$3,050
          2014-Dec-24$3,100$3,150$3,150$3,400$3,600
          $150.00 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