Islands Circumnavigation III Cruise

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Unique landscape and cactus found on the Galapagos Islands
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The iconic feet of a Blue-Footed Booby
DarAnne Dunning
Masked booby on a trip to the Galapagos islands
Brian Morgan
Sally Lightfoot Crab
DarAnne Dunning
Marine iguanas seen during a Galapagos cruise
DarAnne Dunning
Sally Lightfoot found during a Galapagos wildlife tour
DarAnne Dunning
Frigatebird in the Galapagos Islands
Embark on an 11-day circumnavigation through the hidden wonders of the Galapagos. This is the opportunity to see more than just the highlights of the Galapagos. This amazing cruise provides the chance to really become immersed in the unique splendor of these islands. Wander across an abundance of trails, explore peaceful lagoons, and swim and snorkel in crystalline waters. Get up close and personal with fascinating wildlife throughout your Galapagos adventure and make this a truly unique vacation that will be beyond memorable.

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 - Rabida

            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.

                        After our visit, you are transferred 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.
                        Places
                        South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Bachas Beach, Rabida, San Cristobal, Black Turtle Cove, Highlands, Dragon Hill, Mosquera, San Cristobal Airport, Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point, Puerto Egas, Baltra, Sullivan Bay, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Witch Hill, Punta Pitt, Cerro Colorado
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                        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

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                        70 days or moreDeposit
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                        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. 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.

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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