Central Islands I Cruise

Enjoy a blissful snorkeling trip.
Aaron Conway
Swimming with sharks
Laura Cahill
Can you see them? They're blending.
Manta ray during on a snorkeling trip.
Glory Moore
(Santa Cruz) Iguana
Relax and enjoy the view on the Fragata's deck.
Enjoy a drink from the bar.

Day-By-Day Summary

Departs

  • Oct 07, 2014
  • Oct 21, 2014
  • Nov 04, 2014
  • Nov 18, 2014
  • Dec 02, 2014
  • Dec 16, 2014
  • Dec 30, 2014
  • Jan 13, 2015
  • Jan 27, 2015
  • Feb 10, 2015
  • Feb 24, 2015
  • Mar 10, 2015
  • Mar 24, 2015
  • Apr 07, 2015
  • Apr 21, 2015
  • May 05, 2015
  • May 19, 2015
  • Jun 02, 2015
  • Jun 16, 2015
  • Jun 30, 2015
  • Jul 14, 2015
  • Jul 28, 2015
  • Aug 11, 2015
  • Aug 25, 2015
  • Sep 08, 2015
  • Sep 22, 2015
  • Oct 06, 2015
  • Oct 20, 2015
  • Nov 03, 2015
  • Nov 17, 2015
  • Dec 01, 2015
  • Dec 15, 2015
  • Dec 29, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Black Turtle Cove

This lovely cove includes a red mangrove lagoon on Santa Cruz Island. There are no landing sites so most visitors travel via panga or kayak. The calm lagoon provides a nursery for many sharks and rays. Sightings of white-tipped reef sharks, hammerheads, golden rays, spotted eagle rays, and black-tipped reef sharks are relatively common. Pelicans and herons also frequent the area and sea turtles can sometimes be seen mating in the mangrove-lined waters.

Santa Cruz Island

Looking out into the harbor in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is the second largest island in the Galapagos. The small town of Puerto Ayora is the economic Turtle crossing sign on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands center of the archipelago, with the largest population of the 4 inhabited islands, approximately 8,000. Tourism, fishing, boat building and commerce are the major productive activities. Santa Cruz is also the only island where six different vegetation zones can be seen: Coastal, Arid, Transition, Scalesia, Miconia and Pampa zones.

Santa Cruz is home to the Charles Darwin Station, where visitors can observe tortoise research and breeding programs. Scientists, park rangers, and park managers among others conduct the conservation of the islands and make huge efforts to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A trip to the lush greenery of the Santa Cruz highlands offers a welcome contrast with the arid scenery of the smaller, lower islands. You will get a chance to see enormous pit craters, lava tunnels and giant tortoises roaming freely.

 Cabins
2014-Oct-07
2014-Oct-21
2014-Nov-04
2014-Nov-18
2014-Dec-02
2014-Dec-16
2014-Dec-30
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2015-Jan-13
2015-Jan-27
2015-Feb-10
2015-Feb-24
2015-Mar-10
2015-Mar-24
2015-Apr-07
2015-Apr-21
2015-May-05
2015-May-19
2015-Jun-02
2015-Jun-16
2015-Jun-30
2015-Jul-14
2015-Jul-28
2015-Aug-11
2015-Aug-25
2015-Sep-08
2015-Sep-22
2015-Oct-06
2015-Oct-20
2015-Nov-03
2015-Nov-17
2015-Dec-01
2015-Dec-15
2015-Dec-29
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Child Discount

10% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise. Discount not applicable for holiday departures.
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
69-31 days50% cruise cost
30 - 0 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 35% ($400 minimum), 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 (10 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 (10 weeks) days prior to departure.

Click here to see a copy of our Terms and Conditions.

Includes

  • Accommodations on board Fragata 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

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
  • Snorkel equipment rental available for $15 for 5 days, $20 for 8 days
  • Wetsuit rental available for $25 for 5 days, $35 for 8 days
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

    Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $530 - $590

    Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $475 - $520

Optional Hospitality Packages