West & Central Islands Cruise

DarAnne Dunning
Sea lion relaxing on a rocky shore in the Galapagos Islands
DarAnne Dunning
See Red-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos
Two Galapagos Tortoises taking in some shade in the Galapagos
DarAnne Dunning
Frigate chick sitting in its nest in the Galapagos
DarAnne Dunning
Galapagos Peguin found on a tour of the islands
Beth Nichols
See colorful Frigatebird birds on your trip to the Galapagos
Brian Morgan
Galapagos tortoise on a wildlife tour in the Galapagos Islands

Departs

  • Oct 20, 2014
  • Nov 03, 2014
  • Nov 17, 2014
  • Dec 01, 2014
  • Dec 15, 2014
  • Dec 29, 2014
  • Jan 12, 2015
  • Jan 26, 2015
  • Feb 09, 2015
  • Feb 23, 2015
  • Mar 09, 2015
  • Mar 23, 2015
  • Apr 06, 2015
  • Apr 20, 2015
  • May 04, 2015
  • May 18, 2015
  • Jun 01, 2015
  • Jun 15, 2015
  • Jun 29, 2015
  • Jul 13, 2015
  • Jul 27, 2015
  • Aug 10, 2015
  • Aug 24, 2015
  • Sep 07, 2015
  • Sep 21, 2015
  • Oct 05, 2015
  • Oct 19, 2015
  • Nov 02, 2015
  • Nov 16, 2015
  • Nov 30, 2015
  • Dec 14, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Embark on this 8 day adventure that explores the incredible western and central islands of the Galapagos. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. Be entertained by the antics of friendly sea lions or get up close and personal with the incredible giant tortoises that make their home here. Spend your days exploring the archipelago, encountering sea lions, Galapagos penguins, frigate birds, flightless cormorants, tortoises, and many more unique native species!

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.

          This afternoon, 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 - Baltra

                  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. After our visit, arrive 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.
                   Standard CabinStandard Plus CabinJunior SuiteLegend SuiteBalcony Suite
                  2014-Oct-20
                  2014-Nov-03
                  2014-Nov-17
                  2014-Dec-15
                  2014-Dec-29
                  $3,319$3,999$4,849$5,549$6,319
                  2014-Dec-01$3,149$3,799$4,649$5,299$5,999
                  2015-Jan-12
                  2015-Jan-26
                  2015-Feb-09
                  2015-Feb-23
                  2015-Mar-09
                  2015-Mar-23
                  2015-Dec-14
                  $3,425$4,030$4,836$5,561$6,117
                  2015-Apr-06
                  2015-Apr-20
                  2015-May-04
                  2015-May-18
                  2015-Jun-01
                  2015-Jun-15
                  2015-Jun-29
                  2015-Jul-13
                  2015-Jul-27
                  2015-Aug-10
                  2015-Aug-24
                  2015-Sep-07
                  2015-Sep-21
                  2015-Oct-05
                  2015-Oct-19
                  2015-Nov-02
                  2015-Nov-16
                  2015-Nov-30
                  $3,597$4,231$5,077$5,839$6,423
                  $180.00 Fuel Surcharge

                  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. 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 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