In the Steps of Darwin 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.

Departs

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • May 03, 2014
  • May 17, 2014
  • May 31, 2014
  • Jun 14, 2014
  • Jun 28, 2014
  • Jul 12, 2014
  • Jul 26, 2014
  • Aug 09, 2014
  • Aug 23, 2014
  • Oct 18, 2014
  • Nov 01, 2014
  • Nov 15, 2014
  • Nov 29, 2014
  • Dec 13, 2014
  • Dec 27, 2014

Private Independent Travel

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
                  2014-May-03
                  2014-May-17
                  2014-May-31
                  2014-Jun-14
                  2014-Jun-28
                  2014-Jul-12
                  2014-Jul-26
                  2014-Aug-09
                  2014-Aug-23
                  2014-Oct-18
                  2014-Nov-01
                  2014-Nov-15
                  2014-Nov-29
                  $5,080$5,080$5,450$5,980$6,400
                  2014-Apr-19
                  2014-Dec-13
                  2014-Dec-27
                  $5,480$5,480$5,850$6,380$6,800
                  Places
                  South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Genovesa, Santiago, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Bachas Beach, Rabida, San Cristobal, Black Turtle Cove, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, Leon Dormido, San Cristobal Airport, Baltra, Darwin Bay, Daphne Island, Chinese Hat, Prince Philip's Steps, Espumilla Beach, Punta Carrion, Ochoa Beach, James Bay
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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

                  Cancellation Policy

                  Days Prior to departureFee
                  70 days or moreDeposit
                  0-69 days100% Cruise Cost

                  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