In the Steps of Darwin Cruise

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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 and transfer to the Evolution.

    Day 2

      South Plaza Island - Santa Cruz Island - Daphne 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.

      Set sail for Bachas Beach, an excellent location for swimming. View flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels as they wander around the rocks. Explore the floating pier, a remnant World War II.

      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.

        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

            Santiago - Rabida

            Travel to Espumilla Beach, a popular location for viewing marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Grab a snorkel and view octopus, moray eel, and sharks in the water.

            Day 6

              North Seymour - Santa Cruz Island

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

              Sail for Santa Cruz and begin your day with a tour of the highlands. The trail leaves from Bellavista, passing through a number of distinct vegetative zones and affording explorers with lovely views of Santa Cruz's lush, rolling hills.

              Day 7

                Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center

                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 8

                  Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

                  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
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                  Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.

                  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