Islands Circumnavigation II Cruise

Get up close to a Galapagos Tortoise!
Marine iguana sunning itself in the Galapagos Islands
DarAnne Dunning
Galapagos Peguin found on a tour of the islands
DarAnne Dunning
A Flightless Cormorant found on Fernandina and Isabela Islands in the Galapagos
Sole Albatrosse looking for the group
Walking on a beach excursion in the Galapagos
Two Galapagos Tortoises taking in some shade in the Galapagos
Take an incredible journey through the unique world of the Galapagos on this 12 day circumnavigation. Enjoy encounters with playful sea lions, Galapagos penguins, frigate birds, flightless cormorants, tortoises, and many more incredible native species! Snorkel in the crystal clear waters, or take a relaxing swim off the pristine shores while you immerse yourself in the magnificent wonder of these islands.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship, the Galapagos Legend. Today we explore Santa Cruz Island and 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 2

      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 3

        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 4

          Fernandina

          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 5

            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 6

              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 7

                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 8

                  San Cristobal

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

                  Later on, we stop at the San Cristobal 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 9

                    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 10

                      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 11

                        Santa Cruz Island

                        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 12

                          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.

                          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

                          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 $500 - $2200 per person, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. Alternatively, you can register online here.

                          Final payment is due 70 (10 weeks) prior to departure by bank transfer, check or credit card. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge.

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                          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, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, Espanola, Floreana, Rabida, San Cristobal, Black Turtle Cove, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, Mosquera, Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point, 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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