Southern Islands Cruise

Erin Correia
Making new friends...I swear I didn't approach it!
Erin Correia
Blue footed booby
Erin Correia
Punta Suarez, Espanola
Erin Correia
Travelers enjoying their Galapagos adventure near Punta Suarez, Espanola
Edward Quinlan
Galapagos wildlife
Barb Holmes
Giant Tortoise on Santa Cruz
Steve Alcorn
A gull in flight on Santa Cruz Island


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

Private Independent Travel

This 8-day Southern Islands cruise on the ship, Eric, Letty or Flamingo, explores the islands of Espanola, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and more.

Day 1

    San Cristobal

    San Cristobal is the easternmost island in the Galapagos archipelago and, geologically, one of the oldest. Spot nesting colonies of Frigatebirds and cruise around Kicker Rock, a cone formation which rises nearly 500 feet out of the sea.

    Day 2

      San Cristobal

      Arrive at Cerro Brujo, a breathtaking white coral beach. Cerro Brujo is considered to be one of the most pristine in the Galapagos Islands and is ideal for birders and short walks. Snorkel or swim with sea lions or take a Zodiac ride.

      Day 3


        Punta Suarez, Espanola, offers the highest range of endemic species in Galapagos. Land on the beach as sea lions greet and observe your movements. Colonies of blue-footed boobies are found engaging in sky-pointing, a technique used to show off for future mates. Snorkel and swim with sea lions in the shallows or sit on the beach and observe sally light-foot crabs skirt across the lava rocks.

        Day 4


          Step ashore at Punta Cormorant, one of the only populated islands in the Galapagos archipelago. This island is intriguing, presenting a rich human history with that of the animals. Hike along a trail towards a lagoon, home to several species of birds including the Greater Flamingo. Sea turtles lay their eggs in sand dunes and rays swim and occasionally jump in the shallow water. Snorkel at Devil’s Crown or Champion, shallow sunken craters known for their fish and coral inhabitants.

          Day 5

            Santa Cruz Island

            Travel by bus to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Watch as the scenery changes, eventually covering each of the seven vegetation zones represented in the Galapagos. Visit Las Primicias, a private farm where you can encounter giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Stop at the tunnels, the largest lava tubes found in Galapagos, then visit the Charles Darwin Research Station.

            Day 6

              Santa Cruz Island - Bartolome - Chinese Hat

              Stop at Bartolome, an island which is largely inhospitable to most plants and wildlife. Hike a 30 minute trail to the summit of a dormant volcano. Admire lava bombs, spatter, and cinder cones caused by old eruptions. Snorkel in the clear water with schools of tropical fish and Galapagos penguins or take a ride on the zodiac.

              Travel to Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat) which owes its name to its unique hat-like shape. Explore a sea lion colony and take a seaside trail through the islands volcanic landscape.

              Day 7

                South Plaza Island - North Seymour

                Visit South Plaza, a small geological uplift with tall cliffs, featuring spectacular views. Take a trail through Prickly Pear or Opuntia and Sesuvium forests, often finding Galapagos Land Iguanas feeding on cactus leaves. Encounter a colony of bachelor sea lions and observe their rights of power. These dominant bulls are in various stages of recovery from battles lost over prime beach territory.

                Day 8

                  San Cristobal

                  Visit the Interpretation Center and gain a more complete understanding of the natural and human history of the Islands.

                  In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your connecting flight 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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                  Travelers on this yacht need to pre-pay the Galapagos Islands National Park Fee.

                  Child Discount

                  25% discount for children age 11 and younger at time of Galapagos cruise. 15% discount for children age 12-17 at time of Galapagos cruise.
                  Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

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                  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 per person ($1400 for 15 day), $1200 for singles ($2400 for 15 day), 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:

                  Final payment is due 70 (100 days for holiday 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 (100 days for holiday weeks) days prior to departure.

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                  • Accommodations on board Eric, Letty & Flamingo 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
                  • Sea Kayaking


                  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
                  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
                  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
                  • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
                  • $45 International Departure Tax
                  • Wetsuits are available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve a suit for your exclusive use for $25.
                  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
                  • Travel Insurance

                  Galapagos Flights

                    Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

                  • $530 - $590

                    Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

                  • $475 - $520

                  Optional Hospitality Packages