Classic Galapagos Cruise

Michael S. Nolan
Snorkel on the Endeavor with the sea lions.
Alexandra C. Daley-Clark
A Giant Tortoise munches on some local foliage.
Michael S. Nolan
Kayaking through the beautiful tropical waters.
Michael S. Nolan
A Green Sea Turtle swimming around the reefs.
Sven-Olof Lindblad
The Frigatebird puffs up it's bright red chest.
Endeavour's dining room.
Endeavour's Suite.

Departs

  • Sep 26, 2014
  • Oct 03, 2014
  • Oct 10, 2014
  • Oct 17, 2014
  • Oct 24, 2014
  • Oct 31, 2014
  • Nov 07, 2014
  • Nov 14, 2014
  • Nov 21, 2014
  • Nov 28, 2014
  • Dec 05, 2014
  • Dec 12, 2014
  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Dec 26, 2014
  • Jan 02, 2015
  • Jan 09, 2015
  • Jan 16, 2015
  • Jan 23, 2015
  • Jan 30, 2015
  • Feb 06, 2015
  • Feb 13, 2015
  • Feb 20, 2015
  • Feb 27, 2015
  • Mar 06, 2015
  • Mar 13, 2015
  • Mar 20, 2015
  • Mar 27, 2015
  • Apr 03, 2015
  • Apr 10, 2015
  • Apr 17, 2015
  • Apr 24, 2015
  • May 01, 2015
  • May 08, 2015
  • May 15, 2015
  • May 22, 2015
  • May 29, 2015
  • Jun 05, 2015
  • Jun 12, 2015
  • Jun 19, 2015
  • Jun 26, 2015
  • Jul 03, 2015
  • Jul 10, 2015
  • Jul 17, 2015
  • Jul 24, 2015
  • Jul 31, 2015
  • Aug 07, 2015
  • Aug 14, 2015
  • Aug 21, 2015
  • Aug 28, 2015
  • Sep 04, 2015
  • Sep 11, 2015
  • Sep 18, 2015
  • Sep 25, 2015
  • Oct 30, 2015
  • Nov 06, 2015
  • Nov 13, 2015
  • Nov 20, 2015
  • Dec 11, 2015
  • Dec 18, 2015
  • Dec 25, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Take an incredible journey through the unique world of the Galapagos on this 10-day adventure. Spend your days exploring the archipelago, encountering sea lions, Galapagos penguins, frigate birds, flightless cormorants, tortoises, and many more incredible native species. Have the chance to really immerse yourself in the magnificent wonder of these islands and enjoy a plethora of awesome activities including kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, and wandering the trails of this magnificent archipelago.

Day 1

    Arrive in Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Arrive in Guayaquil by late evening. Meet your fellow travelers at your hotel, the Hilton Colon.

    Day 2

      Fly to Baltra / Embark the Endeavour.

      In the morning, fly from Guayaquil to Baltra, in the Galapagos. After the 1 1⁄2-hour flight, immediately board the ship. Over the course of the week, your exact routing depends on the National Park Service.(B, L, D)

      Days 3-8

        Exploring the Galapagos Islands

        The following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board:

        Bartholome

        This is an enchanting landscape where lava, mangroves and golden sand converge. Great walks and views abound, with a chance to snorkel with Galápagos penguins.

        Santiago

        Santiago offers close encounters with Galápagos fur seals along with an opportunity to study the inhabitants of the island’s countless tide pools.

        Santa Cruz

        Look for blue-footed boobies, pelicans, sea lions and more. Enjoy walks in the highlands and encounter giant tortoises in the wild.

        Isabela

        A small black sand beach offers wonderful morning swimming. Enjoy a more challenging hike over rugged shoreline and a shorter walk within an iguana colony. Kayaking and deep water snorkeling opportunities are on offer.

        Fernandina

        This is the youngest island in the Galápagos and one of the most pristine tropical islands left on earth. Look forward to hikes over relatively recent lava flows, and spot marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and Sally Lightfoot crabs.

        Floreana

        Snorkel among sea lions in the clear waters off Champion Islet. We may also find flamingos, pintail ducks and various shorebirds. Hike to a pristine white-sand beach, a favorite nesting site for sea turtles.

        Española

        The exclusive home to waved albatross (seasonal) and particularly colorful marine iguanas, Española is also a paradise for Darwin’s finches, sea lions galore, and the famous blue-footed boobies. Snorkel and stroll along the island’s lovely beaches.

        Day 9

          Disembark in the Galapagos / Fly to Guayaquil

          Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight Hotel Hilton Colón.

          Day 10

            Guayaquil / Return Home

            Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the airport for flights homeward.

            All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
             Cat 1Cat 1 SingleCat 2Cat 2 SingleCat 3Cat 4Cat 5
            2014-Sep-26
            2014-Oct-03
            2014-Oct-10
            2014-Oct-17
            2014-Oct-24
            2014-Oct-31
            2014-Nov-07
            2014-Nov-14
            2014-Nov-21
            2014-Nov-28
            2014-Dec-05
            2014-Dec-12
            $5,490$6,860$6,390$7,990$6,950$7,490$9,420
            2014-Dec-19
            2014-Dec-26
            $6,590$8,240$7,440$9,300$7,990$8,550$10,480
            2015-Jan-02
            2015-Jan-09
            2015-Jan-16
            2015-Jan-23
            2015-Jan-30
            2015-Feb-06
            2015-Feb-13
            2015-Feb-20
            2015-Feb-27
            2015-Mar-06
            2015-Mar-13
            2015-Mar-20
            2015-Mar-27
            2015-Apr-03
            2015-Apr-10
            2015-Apr-17
            2015-Apr-24
            2015-May-01
            2015-May-08
            2015-May-15
            2015-May-22
            2015-May-29
            2015-Jun-05
            2015-Jun-12
            2015-Jun-19
            2015-Jun-26
            2015-Jul-03
            2015-Jul-10
            2015-Jul-17
            2015-Jul-24
            2015-Jul-31
            2015-Aug-07
            2015-Aug-14
            2015-Aug-21
            2015-Aug-28
            2015-Sep-04
            2015-Sep-11
            2015-Sep-18
            2015-Sep-25
            2015-Oct-30
            2015-Nov-06
            2015-Nov-13
            2015-Nov-20
            2015-Dec-11
            $6,290$7,860$6,990$8,730$7,650$8,290$10,280
            2015-Dec-18
            2015-Dec-25
            $7,120$8,940$7,990$9,990$8,590$9,290$11,320
            -Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double. Request the Twin Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender for the Category 1 and 2 cabins. Even if a cabinmate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.
            -50% off standard double rate for third traveler in Category 3 cabins
            -Kids under age 18 save $500 per person
            - FUEL SURCHARGE of $10/day
            Please Note:
            This itinerary consists of 2 hotel nights in Guayaquil, with an 8 night Galapagos cruise aboard the Endeavour. Rates include hotel nights as listed.

            The exact routing of the Galapagos portion of your tour is dependent upon the National Park Service. The above is a sample itinerary only.

            Child Discount

            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
            120+ Days$350
            119-90Deposit
            89-6030%
            59-4555%
            44-0100%

            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 $700, 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 100 days prior to departure.

            Final payment by check, money order, bank transfer, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

            Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

            Click here to see a copy of our Terms and Conditions.

            Includes

            • Accommodations on board Endeavour 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
            • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
            • Travel Insurance

            Galapagos Flights

              Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

            • $530 - $590

              Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

            • $475 - $520

            Optional Hospitality Packages