Islands Circumnavigation I Cruise

Adventure Life
A male frigatebird rests in the trees of the Galapagos
DarAnne Dunning
Birdlife found on a wildlife tour of the Galapagos
Get up close to a Galapagos Tortoise!
Photographing a Masked Booby in the Galapagos
See Blue-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos
Enjoy fine dining on board the Galapagos Legend
Pool on the top deck
Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible journey. This 15-day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to really become immersed in the unique splendor these islands. This is an excellent excursion for gaining a true understanding of the history of these islands and the rare and incredible creatures that make their homes here. Wind across island trails, explore peaceful lagoons, swim and snorkel in crystalline waters, bask in the sun on white sand beaches, soak in extraordinary volcanic vistas, and get up close and personal with fascinating wildlife throughout your Galapagos adventure.

Day 1

Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship, the Galapagos Legend. Today we cruise to Santa Cruz Island and travel by bus to the Santa Cruz highlands. Here, we visit a giant tortoise reserve where we can view tortoises in their natural habitat.

Day 2

Santiago - Bartolomé

In the morning we travel to Santiago Island, arriving at the black sand beaches of Egas Port. Marine life abounds here, and if we're lucky, we will spot lobsters, starfish, and fur seals!

In the afternoon we travel to Bartolomé Island, hiking through a stunning volcanic landscape en route to amazing views of the nearby islands. This afternoon affords many wildlife viewing opportunities, including possible encounters with sea turtles and the Galapagos Penguin!

Day 3

Santa Cruz Island - North Seymour

This morning we venture over to Santa Cruz Island and stop at Dragon Hill, an important nesting site for endemic land iguanas. In the afternoon, we visit North Seymour Island, home to Blue-footed Boobies, Frigatebirds and sea lions.

Day 4

Santa Cruz Island

This morning we return to Santa Cruz Island where we stop at Bachas Beach, one of the main sea turtle nesting sites in the Galapagos. Later on, we stop at Black Turtle Cove, home to four species of mangroves. Keep your eyes peeled for an abundance of Galapagos wildlife, including sea turtles, herons and white-tipped sharks!

Day 5

Santiago - Rábida

In the morning we travel to Santiago Island, stopping of at Sullivan Bay to explore the extensive lava flows.

In the afternoon we visit Rábida Island and its volcanic, red sand beaches. Be on the lookout for Brown Pelicans during the months of July through September!

Day 6

Isabela

Today we explore Isabela Island, stopping at Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove. At Urbina Bay, we explore this volcanic, black sand beach in search of more Galapagos wildlife. Depending on the season, we may even spot some Galapagos tortoises!

This afternoon, we make our way over to Tagus Cove. Here we learn about the volcanoes that formed Isabela Island, and we take a dinghy ride along the shore in search of more amazing wildlife, including Flightless Cormorants and, depending on season, the Galapagos Penguin!

Day 7

Fernandina - Isabela

This morning we visit Espinosa Point, on Fernandina Island, in search of marine iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, and Galapagos Penguins! We stroll over lava formations, encountering cacti and mangroves along the way.

In the afternoon we head over to Vicente Roca Point on Isabela Island, a great place to spot an abundance of marine life!

Day 8

Santa Cruz Island - Mosquera

This morning we spend time in the Santa Cruz highlands. Here we visit El Chato Reserve where we hope to observe the Galapagos tortoise in its native habitat.

This afternoon we travel to Mosquera Islet, home to one of the Galapagos Islands' sea lion colonies.

Day 9

South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

This morning we travel to South Plaza Island, home of the Galapagos hybrid iguana. In the afternoon, we visit Santa Fe Island where we search for Galapagos wildlife such as sea lions, iguanas, and the Galapagos Hawk!

Day 10

San Cristobal

Today we explore the island of San Cristobal. In the morning we head to Pitt Point and take a hike up volcanic rock, offering up amazing views along the way! If we're lucky, we might just catch a glimpse of all three Booby species: Blue-footed, Red-footed and Nazca.

This afternoon we stop at Cerro Brujo, an eroding volcanic cone comprised of interesting lava formations. We also visit a lagoon in search of migratory bird species such as the Ruddy Turnstone.

Day 11

San Cristobal

This morning we visit the San Cristobal giant tortoise breeding center to learn more about the Galapagos National Park's conservation programs.

This afternoon, we explore San Cristobal Island, stopping at the Interpretation Center and Museum of Natural History in order to learn about the history and nature of the Galapagos Islands. Afterwards, hike up Tijeretas Hill which offers up magnificent views! We hopefully catch a glimpse of the Frigatebird, as a colony is close by.

Day 12

Espanola

This morning we arrive at Española Island and explore Gardner Bay and the Gardner and Osborn Islets. We stroll along the shore where we hope to spot an abundance of birds such as the American Oystercatcher and the Galapagos Hawk. While snorkeling, be on the lookout for marine life such as Manta rays and reef sharks!

In the afternoon, we travel over to Suarez Point for more wildlife viewing and a hike that takes us through the nesting grounds of Nazca and Blue-footed Boobies. Keep your eyes peeled for the Waved Albatross!

Day 13

Floreana

Today we explore Floreana Island. Upon arrival, we head over to Post Office Bay where you can leave your unstamped postcards in the hopes that they get delivered to their destination via other travelers.

In the afternoon we stop at Cormorant Point and Devil's Crown where we hike along the beach, keeping our eyes peeled for sea turtles, Blue-footed Boobies and reef sharks!

Day 14

Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center

This morning we spend time in the Santa Cruz highlands. Here we visit El Chato Reserve where we hope to observe the Galapagos tortoise in its native habitat.

In the afternoon we visit the Charles Darwin Station, home of the Fausto Llerena tortoise breeding center.

Day 15

  • Breakfast

Daphne Island - Baltra

This morning we cruise around Daphne Island for one last opportunity to see more of the Galapagos' gorgeous bird life. Keep your eyes peeled for Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies, Brown Noddies and Darwin's finches!

Afterwards, we head straight to the airport for your flight back 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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$360.00 Fuel Surcharge

Single Supplement

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

Child Discount

25% discount for children age 12 and under at time of Galapagos cruise.
Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

Includes

  • Accommodations on board Galapagos Legend 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

Excludes

  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuit rental available for $25 for 5 days, $50 for 10 days, $75 for 15 days
  • Kayaks available for $30 per use
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

    Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $530 - $590

    Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $475 - $520

Optional Hospitality Packages

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South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Espanola, Floreana, Bachas Beach, Rabida, San Cristobal, Black Turtle Cove, Highlands, Dragon Hill, Charles Darwin Center, Mosquera, Puerto Ayora, Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point, Puerto Egas, Baltra, Sullivan Bay, Daphne Island, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Gardner Bay, Osborn Islet, Punta Suarez, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Witch Hill, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Punta Pitt, Cerro Colorado
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