Eastern Islands Cruise

Travelers swimming with a group of friendly seals.
Yvonne Smith
Hitchhikers on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Yvonne Smith
Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Laura Cahill
Can you see them? They're blending.
Take a kayaking tour of the Galapagos.
Galapagos Odyssey's dining area.
Plenty of space to relax on the sun deck

Departs

  • May 06, 2014
  • May 20, 2014
  • Jun 03, 2014
  • Jun 17, 2014
  • Jul 01, 2014
  • Jul 15, 2014
  • Jul 29, 2014
  • Aug 12, 2014
  • Aug 26, 2014
  • Sep 09, 2014
  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Oct 07, 2014
  • Oct 21, 2014
  • Nov 04, 2014
  • Nov 18, 2014
  • Dec 02, 2014
  • Dec 16, 2014

Private Independent Travel

Cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos on this 10 day adventure. Spend your days exploring volcanic hot spots, traversing island trails, kayaking in crystal clear waters, and snorkeling along pristine beaches. Throughout your Galapagos trip, encounter fascinating native species including sea lions, tortoises, frigate birds, iguanas, and everything in between!

Day 1

    San Cristobal

    Arrive at the San Cristobal Airport and transfer to the Galapagos Odyssey.

    Spend the afternoon visiting Cerro Colorado Tortoises Protection and Growing Center. The Center provides insight into tortoise protection efforts across the archipelago, and orients travelers with other endemic island species as well.

    Day 2

      Espanola

      In the morning, visit Gardner Bay, a pristine beach on Española Island. The crystalline waters of Gardner Bay make it a prime spot for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.

      Venture to Punta Suarez, a rocky area which is home to the most multifarious colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Enjoy watching these fascinating bird species swoop and dive along the spectacular seaside cliffs and crashing surf.

      Day 3

        Floreana

        Visit Punta Cormorant, which features on of the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos. Located on Floreana Island, the lagoon is uniquely situated between two tuff lava cones and is also home to common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and many others. The area features two distinct beaches: "The Green Beach," made up of olivine crystals, and "The Flour Sand Beach," formed by particles of coral.

        In the afternoon, pay a visit to historical Post Office Bay. In the 18th century, whalers placed a barrel at this site to serve as a post office for mariners and inhabitants of the island, and it's been in use ever since. Ascend to nearby Baroness Lookout along the north slope of Floreana. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

        Day 4

          Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

          Santa Fe, a southeastern island, has a unique history in relation to the rest of the Galapagos. Formed by and uplift rather than a volcano, the island is considerably flatter and more distinctive than its neighbors. Explore Santa Fe's trails, spot sea lions, and snorkel along the crystal clear shore.

          After lunch, head to South Plaza Island. Although small, South Plaza is home to some of the archipelago's most unique and interesting wildlife species. Notable among these are the marine, land, and hybrid iguanas.

          Day 5

            North Seymour - Bachas Beach - Santa Cruz Island

            Disembark on North Seymour, a beautiful, uplifted island strewn with boulders and rich in birdlife. Observe the famous blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds as they perform their fascinating courtship rituals and attend to their nests.

            From North Seymour, journey to Bachas Beach. This stunning beach is located on Santa Cruz Island, just west of Turtle Cove. The white sand of Bachas, the result of decomposed coral, is a favorite nesting site for sea turtles.

            Day 6

              Mosquera - Santa Cruz Island - Dragon Hill

              Travel to Mosquera, an islet located between Baltra and North Seymour. Meander along Mosquera's rocky coast, snorkel above its coral reef, and enjoy its entertaining wildlife.

              Journey on to Dragon Hill. Located on northwestern Santa Cruz Island, the area features a hyper-saline lagoon, frequented by a variety of bird species. The walk up the hill culminates in a beautiful view of the bay below.

              Day 7

                Rabida - Chinese Hat

                In the morning, cruise to Rabida Island, known for its unique coloration. Volcanic red rocks and sand create a stunning backdrop for wildlife viewing. Take the trail to a coastal lagoon and observe a myriad of native birds.

                In the afternoon set off for a small islet just off the southeastern tip of Santiago Island, called Chinese Hat. Named for its distinctly conical shape, this island is an excellent place to view and learn about volcanic and other geological features.

                Day 8

                  Genovesa

                  Sail for Darwin Bay, which had its genesis when Genovesa Island's crater collapsed below sea level, leaving a pristine white coral sand beach in its stead. A favorite bird-watching destination, Darwin Bay provides habitat for red-footed and masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels, and yellow and black-crowned herons.

                  In the afternoon, climb up the southern plateau of Darwin Bay, known as El Barranco. Encounter large populations of masked and red-footed boobies, storm petrels, and short-eared owls, attracted to the area because of its ideal nesting habitat.

                  Day 9

                    Bartolomé - Santiago

                    Cruise over to Bartolomé to take in one of the most scenic areas in the Galapagos. Set at an altitude of 114 meters, enjoy the view from Bartolomé of the volcanic features of the surrounding islands. Spot cones, craters, lava fields, and famous Toba pinnacle. Sparse in vegetation but rich in beaches, Bartolomé is home to sea turtles and a small colony of Galapagos penguins.

                    Travel to Santiago Island in the afternoon. Santiago is still an active volcano and is great for getting up close to young lava flows. The flows are also visible from Darwin's summit, and, more impressively, outer space!

                    Day 10

                      Santa Cruz Island - Highlands - Baltra

                      Spend the morning at the Santa Cruz Highlands. Take a trail leading through the various unique zones of the highlands, and marvel at the beautiful scenes of rolling hills and volcanic formations that surround you.

                      Transfer back to San Cristobal for your departing flight.


                      All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
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                      South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Cruz Island, Genovesa, Santiago, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Espanola, Floreana, Bachas Beach, Rabida, San Cristobal, Highlands, Dragon Hill, Mosquera, San Cristobal Airport, Baltra, Sullivan Bay, Post Office Bay, Devil's Crown, Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay, Chinese Hat, Cerro Colorado
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                      Child Discount

                      20% discount for children under age 12 at the 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
                      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 25% ($400 minimum), 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 Odyssey 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
                      • Sea Kayaking

                      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
                      • Wetsuit rental available for $30 for 5 days, $35 for 6 days, $60 for 10 days, $65 for 11 days, $90 for 15 days
                      • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
                      • Travel Insurance

                      Galapagos Flights

                        Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

                      • $530 - $590

                        Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

                      • $475 - $520

                      Optional Hospitality Packages