North and South Cruise

Glory Moore
Flamingoes and a flamingo chick.
stuartwhite
Snorkeling at Pinnacle Rock
Lynessa Nelson
A giant turtle from the Galapogos.
A pair of friendly sea lions
John Collins Jr.
Someone take a picture of us together....
Relax and enjoy the view on the Fragata's deck.
Enjoy a drink from the bar.

Day 1

Baltra - Bachas Beach

In the morning, fly to Baltra from Guayaquil. This island was a strategic point during the Second World War. Once at the airport, a naturalist English speaking guide assists you and transfers you to the yacht.

Visit Bachas Beach after lunch, which is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz. This beach is one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles and the crystal waters invite you to relax and swim.

Day 2

Genovesa

Start the day on Prince Phillip's Steps. This series of steep, rocky paths lead up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to Palo Santo vegetation as well as Red-footed Boobies, Short-eared Lava Owls, Galapagos Swallows storm-petrels and Galapagos Doves.

After lunch, visit Darwin Bay. This enormous bay dominates the island and like the Prince Philip’s Steps, this site is the home of large colonies of frigate birds and a wide variety of seabirds.

Day 3

Bartolome - Santiago

Begin the day in Bartolome, where you can fina amazing lava formations and ash cones. A beautiful view of the nearest bays is waiting at the highest part, after climbing a wood staircase for 30 to 40 minutes to the top. This is one of the most visited islands because of its unique and famous Pinnacle Rock that consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. Then there is time for snorkeling and possible sightings of the Galapagos Penguin.

Spend the afternoon swimming and snorkeling with seals and penguins in Sullivan Bay. The landing is on a beautiful white sand beach where you can admire unique lava formations.

Day 4

South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

Start the day on South Plaza. This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. South Plaza is home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. Many birds like the tropicbirds and fork-tailed seagulls rest on the cliffs. The most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium, during the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.

After lunch, head to Santa Fe, where you can find colonies of sea lions, land iguanas, fork-tailed seagulls, terns and petrels. A trail leading into the heart of the island takes you to a forest of giant cactus and palo santo trees. After this visit on land, you can swim and snorkel.

Day 5

San Cristobal - Leon Dormido - Lobos

This morning, visit Leon Dormido, or Kicker Rock. This giant rock was formed by a volcanic eruption. A narrow canal cuts through it and allows the passage of small boats. Leon Dormido is the home of many sea birds and is considered a great snorkeling and diving site. Then head to Cerro Brujo, located on the north shore of San Cristobal Island. This eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its main attraction that is the coral sand beach and its wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of Booby Birds.

After lunch, visit Lobos Island, one of the most important colonies of sea lions and blue-footed boobies is on this island. The scenery is beautiful and it is the perfect spot to snorkel.

Day 6

Espanola

After breakfast, visit Suarez Point, a great place to observe blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, colonies of marine iguanas, fascinating albatross from April to June, sea lions, Galapagos doves and Darwin finches. There is another natural attraction: the lava blowhole, spurting water high into the air.

After lunch, head to Gardner Bay, located on the eastern side of Espanola. This area is the breeding site of nearly all of the world´s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. It takes 45 minutes by boat to reach this site. The white sand beach is home to a group of sea lions and provides an excellent spot for swimming and snorkeling. Then visit both Gardner and Osborn Islets to observe wildlife, swim, and snorkel.

Day 7

Floreana - Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center

Start this day at Cormorant Point on Floreana. This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts and White-cheeked Pintails can also be found. Olivine crystals in the beach make to name as the Green Beach. To the other side of the island, there is very fine white sand beach where marine turtles nest from December to May. Then head to Devil's Crown, a volcanic crater that has been eroded by the waves leaving the northern and southern sides poking out of the water. The coral formations make the underwater scenery impressive for snorkelers where there are schools of multi-colored fish, sharks and sea turtles.

In the afternoon, sail to the Darwin Station on Santa Cruz, which is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galapagos Islands since 1959. This visit offers an excellent introduction to the Islands, their origin and their formation. Here, you can learn about the Galapagos giant turtle breeding.

Day 8

  • Breakfast

North Seymour - Baltra

Spend the morning on North Seymour. This island is known for its large number of blue-footed boobies, colonies of magnificent frigate birds, fork-tailed seagulls, marine iguanas and sea lions. North Seymour is characterized by its arid vegetation zone, been palo santo (holy wood) the most remarkable tree in this island.

Afterwards, head to Baltra for your flight to mainland Ecuador.


All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
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2015-Nov-20
2015-Dec-04
2015-Dec-18
$3,165

Single Supplement

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

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

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