Western Islands Cruise

Departs

  • May 01, 2014
  • May 15, 2014
  • May 29, 2014
  • Jun 12, 2014
  • Jun 26, 2014
  • Jul 10, 2014
  • Jul 24, 2014
  • Aug 07, 2014
  • Aug 21, 2014
  • Sep 04, 2014
  • Sep 18, 2014
  • Oct 02, 2014
  • Oct 16, 2014
  • Oct 30, 2014
  • Nov 13, 2014
  • Nov 27, 2014
  • Dec 11, 2014
  • Dec 25, 2014

Private Independent Travel

Embark on a 6 day tour of the Galapagos' wild west! The Galapagos Odyssey will transport you from one island to the next, featuring the most sought after destinations in the region. Highlights include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and volcanic Santiago.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center

    Begin your adventures in the Galapagos on Baltra Island. Fly into Baltra, an arid, uplifted island dotted with salt bushes, prickly pear cactus, and palo santo trees. Head to the harbor and board your cruise ship.

    Journey across to Santa Cruz Island for a visit to the Charles Darwin Station. Here you will be introduced to the fascinating species observable in the Galapagos, as well as the conservation efforts that have been enacted for their protection. Highlights of the station include the National Park information center and the Breeding and Rearing Center for Galapagos Tortoises.

    Day 2

      Isabela

      Enjoy a zodiac ride through the Tintoreras, a group of small islands off of Isabela's coast. The Tintoreras are named for the white-tipped reef sharks that call these waters home, and are also a great place to spot Galapagos penguins and sea lions.

      In the afternoon, explore Isabela's Sierra Negra Volcano. Hike up the highland slope to the rim of Sierra Negra. From here, take in breathtaking vistas of the volcano's 5-mile-wide crater, nearby Perry Isthmus, and the surrounding islands. Continue on to Chico Volcano, observing striking lava flows along the way.

      Day 3

        Isabela

        Disembark at Punta Moreno and take a trail to a group of coastal lagoons, winding across the island along a Pahohoe lava flow.

        In the afternoon, visit Elizabeth Bay in a zodiac. Your boat ride will take you through the Marielas islets into a cove surrounded by red mangroves. This area is home to the largest colony of Galapagos penguins in the archipelago, and is a great place to view sea turtles, spotted eagle and golden rays, sea lions, and schools of impressive pompano and dorado fish.

        Day 4

          Fernandina - Isabela

          Venture to Punta Espinoza, on the northeastern tip of Fernandina. This site is home to some of the more unique species in the Galapagos, including the iconic flightless cormorant. This special bird has adjusted to a predator-less life on the archipelago, adapting to their marine environment in order to find food in the ocean.

          In the afternoon, take a zodiac tour of Tagus Cove. The cliffs of Tagus are ideal for spotting the Galapagos penguin and other entertaining sea birds. Embark on a 30 minute hike leading to the top of a cliff that overlooks picturesque Darwin Lake. From here, soak in spectacular views of the surrounding volcanoes and keep an eye out for historic graffiti left on the cliff walls by pirates and whalers.

          Day 5

            Santiago

            Spend the morning exploring Espumilla Beach on the northern coast of Santiago Island. Espumilla is an important nesting site for turtles and is famed for its beautiful palo santo forest.

            In the afternoon, travel west to Puerto Egas. Volcanic tuff deposits have formed a black sand beach in this area, unique in the Galapagos.

            Day 6

              Lobos - San Cristobal

              Travel to Isla Lobos. Traverse this quaint island, admiring blue-footed boobies, frigate birds and sea lions along the way.

              After visiting Lobos, transfer to the airport in 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, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, San Cristobal, Charles Darwin Center, San Cristobal Airport, Punta Moreno, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Puerto Egas, Baltra, Isla Lobos, Tagus Cove, Sierra Negra Volcano, Buccaneer Cove
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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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              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