Footsteps Back in Time Cruise

Edward Quinlan
Darwin's statue in the Galapagos
Lynessa Nelson
A giant turtle from the Galapogos.
DarAnne Dunning
Frigatebird in the Galapagos Islands
DeAnn Phillips
With our favorite tortoise
A pair of friendly sea lions
Enjoy a drink in the Evolution's lounge.
Sun bath on the deck of the Evolution.
Embark on an 8-day journey that will immerse you in the wonders of the Galapagos making this a truly memorable vacation. There will be many close encounters with the exotic and curious creature that love to interact with people and make the daily excursions an exceptional experience. Enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking in the pristine crystalline waters of this incredible area. Indulge your senses and bask in the beauty that surrounds while on vacation in the incredible Galapagos.

Day 1

San Cristobal - Leon Dormido

Arrive at the airport in San Cristobal and transfer to the Evolution. After lunch, sail to Leon Dormindo, an amazing rock formation that rises 500 feet out of the ocean. Then celebrate your first equatorial sunset with a welcome cocktail, followed by a delicious dinner.

Day 2

South Plaza Island - Punta Carrion - Mosquera Island

Travel to South Plaza, a small island covered in Opuntia cacti. The island is home to one of the largest sea lion colonies in the Galapagos archipelago and also features many colorful yellow and red land iguanas. Take a brief hike over the terrain for views of the island.

Spend the early afternoon of excellent snorkeling at Punta Carrion, followed by a excursion to Mosquera Islet. On Mosquera, you may see one of the largest sea lion colonies in the Galapagos and possibly an orca whale!

Day 3

Chinese Hat - Santiago

Journey on to Chinese Hat. This island derived its name from its distinctly conical shape. Chinese Hat is an ideal destination for viewing volcanic formations, such as lava tubes and flows, and is also home to sea lions, marine iguanas, and Galapagos penguins.

Then head to James Bay in Santiago. Walk along a black beach and snorkel with tropical fish and sea turtles in the Bay's crystal clear waters. On shore, you may choose to walk on a trail that leads to a series of crystal-clear grottos full of sea lions, fur seals, and samurai-like marine iguanas. You may even spot a Galapagos hawk!

Day 4

Genovesa

Set sail for Darwin Bay and land on its sandy white coral beach. Hike a half-mile trail through the mangroves and view Nazca Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, and Swallow-tailed Gulls. Tidal pools are teeming with young sea lions and reef fish, and the occasional hammerhead shark can be found among the rocks.

Snorkel in the water before heading to El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. Hike up the steep rocky face to the top of a cliff where you can see Red-footed Boobies, Short-eared Lava Owls, Galapagos Swallows, and Galapagos Doves.

Day 5

North Seymour - Santa Fe

Sail for North Seymour Island to view Galapagos Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies and Magnificent Frigatebirds. Characterized by its arid vegetation zone, North Seymour is unique in landscape and in feeling.

After lunch, sail to Santa Fe Island, where you may explore one of the most beautiful and sheltered bays in the Galapagos, which is excellent for snorkeling! Santa Fe is one of the best places to find sea turtles, sea lions, and the Galapagos White-tipped shark. Then head to shore and walked up a nearby cliff to observe land iguanas through an area of Opuntia Cacti.

Day 6

Floreana

Spend today on the historical Floreana Island. Start the day in Post Office Bay, where British whalers set up a barrel as the island's Post Office. The tradition continues today, and you could even send a post card home!

In the afternoon, visit Punta Cormorant, where you can visit two unique and highly contrasting beaches. One is a green-colored olivine beach, and the other an iron-red beach. In between the two beaches lies a salt lagoon that is frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintails, and other wading birds. In the late afternoon, head to Devil's Crown for some phenomenal snorkeling. This region is home to a variety of coral, wrasses, pencil sea urchins, amberjacks, angelfish, and many other species.

Day 7

Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center

In the morning, sail for Santa Cruz and begin your day with a tour of the highlands. The trail passes through a number of distinct vegetative zones and affording explorers with lovely views of Santa Cruz's lush, rolling hills.

In the afternoon, 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 8

  • Breakfast

Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

Spend the morning in Black Turtle Cove, a gorgeous mangrove estuary. Take a panga ride and search for spotted eagle rays, white-tipped reef sharks, diamond shaped mustard rays, pacific green sea turtles, and many different shore birds.

After this last excursion, 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
2015-May-09
2015-May-23
2015-Jun-06
2015-Jun-20
2015-Jul-04
2015-Jul-18
2015-Aug-01
2015-Aug-15
2015-Aug-29
2015-Sep-12
2015-Sep-26
2015-Oct-10
2015-Oct-24
2015-Nov-07
2015-Nov-21
2015-Dec-05
$5,350$5,350$5,750$6,150$6,650
2015-Dec-19$5,850$5,850$6,250$6,650$7,150

Single Supplement

This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

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

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