Northwest Islands Cruise

Sullivan Peraino
Galapagos sunset
Sullivan Peraino
Blue footed booby
Laura Cahill
Lounging around!
kate grenier
Galapagos sting ray seen while snorkeling
Renee Noffke
Isabela Island
Monika Sundem
Kayaking around Santa Cruz
James Storey
Santa Cruz

Departs

  • Aug 30, 2014
  • Nov 08, 2014
  • Nov 22, 2014
  • Dec 06, 2014
  • Dec 20, 2014
  • Jan 03, 2015
  • Jan 17, 2015
  • Jan 31, 2015
  • Feb 14, 2015
  • Feb 28, 2015
  • Mar 14, 2015
  • Mar 28, 2015
  • Apr 11, 2015
  • Apr 25, 2015
  • May 09, 2015
  • May 23, 2015
  • Jun 06, 2015
  • Jun 20, 2015
  • Jul 04, 2015
  • Jul 18, 2015
  • Aug 01, 2015
  • Aug 15, 2015
  • Aug 29, 2015
  • Sep 12, 2015
  • Sep 26, 2015
  • Oct 10, 2015
  • Oct 24, 2015
  • Nov 07, 2015
  • Nov 21, 2015
  • Dec 05, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Embark on a Galapagos adventure aboard the Galaxy. Experience close encounters with sea turtles, bird life, sea lions, and the occasional shark.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Highlands

    Set sail around the Galapagos.

    Day 2

      Isabela

      Set sail for Isabela, one of the youngest islands in the Galapagos archipelago. The island borders the equator and was formed by the merging of six shield volcanoes. Of these six volcanoes, five are still active, making Isabela one of the most volcanically active locations in the world. Snorkel its clear waters and observe the islands rich animal, bird, and marine life.

      Day 3

        Isabela

        Snorkel and explore Isabela.

        Day 4

          Fernandina - Isabela

          Fernandina features one of the most pristine island ecosystems in the world as a result of never having been invaded by a foreign species. Walk across the island and view countless land iguanas and sea lions before arriving at the flightless cormorant nesting site. Snorkel in the waters surrounding the island with sea lions.

          Day 5

            Santiago

            Walk along the coast of Santiago, an island which used to be a salt-mining enterprise. Observe the numerous inter-tidal pools and visit Puerto Egas for the best opportunity to photograph fur seals and sea lions. Snorkel with the sea lions off the coast and explore the islands two small coral-lined beaches.

            Day 6

              Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle Cove

              Secluded Black Turtle Cove includes a red mangrove lagoon which is only accessible by kayak or panga. The calm waters in the this lagoon provide shelter for for sharks and rays. Spot white-tipped reef sharks, hammerheads, golden rays, spotted eagle rays, and black-tipped reef sharks from the safety of your vessel.

              Day 7

                Bartolome - Bachas Beach

                Visit the famous Pinnacle Rock and climb to the top to experience panoramic views of the island and surrounding waters. Galapagos pengiuns, the only species of penguin to live north of the equator, live at the base of this much photographed landmark.

                Day 8

                  North Seymour - Mosquera

                  Explore North Seymour, a tiny island packed with countless sea lions and sea birds. View the island's large colony of frigate birds and blue-footed boobies.

                  Day 9

                    Genovesa

                    Genovesa is an oasis of unspoiled nature and is a fantastic location for bird-watchers. Climb up the Prince Phillip's Steps onto the plateau and see varied birdlife and sweeping views. Snorkel along the beach and the shoreline cliffs.

                    Day 10

                      San Cristobal - Leon Dormido

                      Journey to Leon Dormido, the "Sleeping Lion." This rock formation is located on the western side of San Cristobal and is one of the most photographed locations in the Galapagos. The rocks are the remains of a lava cone which has been eroded by the sea. It now forms a small channel which is perfect for zodiac rides or kayaking.

                      Day 11

                        San Cristobal

                        San Cristobal is the Eastern most island in the Galapagos and houses the capital of the Galapagos archipelago, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Visit the Charles Dawrin Research Center or Interpretation Center before journeying to the airport for your connection to the mainland.

                        All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
                         Lower DeckMain DeckUpper Deck
                        2014-Aug-30
                        2014-Nov-08
                        2014-Nov-22
                        2014-Dec-06
                        2014-Dec-20
                        2015-Jan-03
                        2015-Jan-17
                        2015-Jan-31
                        2015-Feb-14
                        2015-Feb-28
                        2015-Mar-14
                        2015-Mar-28
                        2015-Apr-11
                        2015-Apr-25
                        2015-May-09
                        2015-May-23
                        2015-Jun-06
                        2015-Jun-20
                        2015-Jul-04
                        2015-Jul-18
                        2015-Aug-01
                        2015-Aug-15
                        2015-Aug-29
                        2015-Sep-12
                        2015-Sep-26
                        2015-Oct-10
                        2015-Oct-24
                        2015-Nov-07
                        2015-Nov-21
                        2015-Dec-05
                        $4,470$4,690$4,690

                        Child Discount

                        10% discount for children under age 12 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 35% ($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 Galaxy 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 $25 for 4 days, $30 for 5 days, $35 for 6 days, $45 for 8 days, $55 for 10 days, $60 for 11 days, $80 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