Footsteps Back in Time Cruise

kate grenier
with the sun bathing iguanas
Aaron Conway
admiring the sealions
Edward Quinlan
Darwin's statue in the Galapagos
Reilly Sullivan
Galapagos tortoise taking a little swim.
John Collins Jr.
A pair of Blue Footed Boobies
Enjoy a drink in the Evolution's lounge.
Sun bath on the deck of the Evolution.
Close encounters with wildlife will make your journey a truly memorable one on this 8-day adventure. This is an excellent excursion for gaining a true understanding of the history of these islands and the rare and incredible creatures that make their homes here. Indulge in the wide variety of flora and fauna here as well as spectacular scenery on these islands. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including flamingos, frigate birds, iguanas, and enjoy some friendly interaction with the islands playful sea lions. Enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking in the pristine crystalline waters of this incredible area.

Day 1

    Baltra - Bartolome

    Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Evolution.

    Venture to Bartolomé, an island boasting some of the most beautiful scenery in the archipelago. Bartolomé's landscape consists of a spectrum of features including volcanic cones, lunar-like craters, lava fields, and Toba. Its two breathtaking beaches are home to sea turtles and a rare colony of Galapagos penguins.

    Day 2

      Isabela - Fernandina

      Travel to Urbina Bay to view Land iguanas, hawks, coral reef and giant tortoises. Urbina Bay experienced a major uplift in 1954 which expanded the coastline and trapped various marine life within its shores.

      In the afternoon, sail for Mangle Point to snorkel with playful sea lions and curious penguins.

      Day 3

        Isabela

        Journey to the Tintoreras Islet for snorkeling. These clear, turquoise waters are the homes to white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos Penguins, marine turtles and sea lions.

        In the afternoon, explore the wetlands(Puerto Villamil), which features lagoons, swamps, and mangroves. Walk along a path which winds through the wetlands.

        Day 4

          Isabela

          Visit Moreno Point and take a dinghy ride to view its striking rocky shores. Spot green sea turtles or white-tip sharks in the tidal pools around the coast.

          Sail for Elizabeth Bay and view penguins and Blue-footed Boobies from the dinghy. Snorkel with the abundant marine life.

          Day 5

            Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center - Highlands

            In the morning, tour the Charles Darwin Research Station and view the tortoises in various stages of life. Newly hatched tortoises average 3 inches long, while the adults can reach over 4 feet. Stretch out your hand and interact with these gentle giants.

            Day 6

              Floreana

              Travel to Floreana to visit Post Office Bay, where an a wooden barrel was placed by 18th century whalers as an unofficial post office. The tradition has continued to this day, and travelers can leave addressed postcards and sort through the barrel for postcards close to their homes. Delivering one of these postcards is a rewarding experience.

              In the afternoon, set sail for Cormorant Point which features a large flamingo lagoon. Take an optional hike or swim in the clear waters.

              Day 7

                Espanola

                Journey to Suarez Point to view Blue-footed Boobies, albatrosses and Nazca Boobies. The most famous attraction on Espanola is a magnificent blowhole which spurts water high into the air. Bring your camera! Take a two mile hike across the island.

                In the afternoon, travel to Gardner Bay, the breeding site of most of the world´s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. Gardner Bay features a large white sandy beach and the reef makes this location ideal for snorkeling and swimming with curious sea lions.

                Day 8

                  San Cristobal

                  Visit the Interpretation Center and learn about the natural history, human history, and conservation of the Galapagos Islands. View giant tortoises in captivity and take an audio tour.

                  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.
                   Cabins D1-D4Cabin C4Cabins C1-C3 & C5-C9Cabins A2-A3Cabin A1
                  2014-Dec-20$5,480$5,480$5,850$6,380$6,800
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                  South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Espanola, Floreana, San Cristobal, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, San Cristobal Airport, Puerto Villamil, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point, Baltra, Post Office Bay, Mirador de la Baronesa, Gardner Bay, Punta Suarez, Urbina Bay, Sierra Negra Volcano, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Pinnacle Rock
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                  Child Discount

                  30% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise. Not valid for holiday departure dates.
                  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, 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 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 days prior to departure.

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                  Includes

                  • Accommodations on board Evolution 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