Southern Islands Cruise

Departs

  • Sep 09, 2014
  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Oct 07, 2014
  • Oct 21, 2014
  • Nov 04, 2014
  • Nov 18, 2014
  • Dec 02, 2014
  • Dec 16, 2014
  • Dec 30, 2014
  • Jan 13, 2015
  • Jan 27, 2015
  • Feb 10, 2015
  • Feb 24, 2015
  • Mar 10, 2015
  • Mar 24, 2015
  • Apr 07, 2015
  • Apr 21, 2015
  • May 05, 2015
  • May 19, 2015
  • Jun 16, 2015
  • Jun 30, 2015
  • Jul 14, 2015
  • Jul 28, 2015
  • Aug 11, 2015
  • Aug 25, 2015
  • Sep 08, 2015
  • Sep 22, 2015
  • Oct 06, 2015
  • Oct 20, 2015
  • Nov 03, 2015
  • Nov 07, 2015
  • Dec 01, 2015
  • Dec 15, 2015
  • Dec 29, 2015

Private Independent Travel

This Galapagos cruise highlights the best of the southern islands with 6 days of exploration and adventure! Kayak and snorkel in crystalline waters, traverse picturesque volcanic landscape, and observe fascinating native wildlife as you cruise through the beautiful southern archipelago.

Day 1

    San Cristobal

    Arrive in San Cristobal and begin your Galapagos adventure with a visit to Cerro Colorado Tortoise Protection and Growing Center. This center is dedicated to improving the status of the islands' tortoises. Take time to explore the corral, breeding center, and interpretive trail, learning about the Galapagos' native flora and fauna.

    Day 2

      Española

      Journey to Española Island. Swim, snorkel, kayak, and relax in beautiful Gardner Bay. Spot sharks in the crystal clear waters and observe sea lions lounging on the shore.

      In the afternoon, head to Punta Suarez, a rocky outcropping sustaining one of the largest and most varied populations of sea birds in the archipelago. Watch these birds as they swoop and dive along the cliffs, dodging impressive water spouts and pounding surf.

      Day 3

        Floreana

        Travel to Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island. One of the largest lagoons in the Galapagos is found here, along with one of the strongest colonies of flamingos. Observe various species of shore birds amid the tuff lava cones, and visit the two distinctive beaches of Punta Cormorant: the Green Beach, made up of olivine crystals, and the white coral Flour Sand Beach.

        This afternoon, visit historic Post Office Bay, landing area for the island's colonists and site of the famous wooden barrel that has served as a post office for mariners and tourists since the 18th century. Continue on to Baroness lookout and be rewarded by stunning views of the island below.

        Day 4

          Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

          Spend the morning exploring Santa Fe, a flat, uplift island, theorized to be the oldest in the Galapagos. Santa Fe is home to many native species including the Galapagos hawk, snake, and mockingbird, as well as iguanas and sea lions. Enjoy a snorkel in Santa Fe's crystalline waters before heading to South Plaza Island.

          South Plaza Island, though small in stature, is home to some of the Galapagos' most interesting creatures. Notably, hybrid iguanas are found in abundance here. These species are a cross between marine and land iguanas. The rugged cliffs of the island are also home to a variety of entertaining sea birds.

          Day 5

            North Seymour - Bachas Beach - Santa Cruz Island

            In the morning, venture to North Seymour Island. Its landscape is flat and boulder-strewn, providing excellent nesting conditions for blue-footed boobies and vibrant frigate birds. Take a circular path around the island and along its lovely, rocky shore.

            Spend the afternoon at Bachas Beach on Santa Cruz Island. Decomposed coral has formed the soft, white sand of Bachas, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Two abandoned barges are visible off of the coast, remnants of the military's presence during WWII.

            Day 6

              Mosquera - Baltra

              Visit the Mosquera Islet. A great place to snorkel and swim, Mosquera is home to a rock and coral reef, pristine white sand beach, and large population of sea lions and shorebirds.

              Travel back to Baltra for your departing flight.


              All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
               Lower DeckMain DeckUpper Deck
              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-Dec-30
              $3,775$3,775$3,775
              2015-Jan-13
              2015-Jan-27
              2015-Feb-10
              2015-Feb-24
              2015-Mar-10
              2015-Mar-24
              2015-Apr-07
              2015-Apr-21
              2015-May-05
              2015-May-19
              2015-Jun-16
              2015-Jun-30
              2015-Jul-14
              2015-Jul-28
              2015-Aug-11
              2015-Aug-25
              2015-Sep-08
              2015-Sep-22
              2015-Oct-06
              2015-Oct-20
              2015-Nov-03
              2015-Nov-07
              2015-Dec-01
              2015-Dec-15
              2015-Dec-29
              $4,050$4,050$4,050

              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

              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 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.

              Click here to see a copy of our Terms and Conditions.

              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, $66 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