Western Islands Cruise

Renee Noffke
Isabela Island
Julia Kocubinski
In the Galapagos up close
kate grenier
rolfing family photo in the galapagos
kate grenier
Galapagos sting ray seen while snorkeling
Monika Sundem
Kayaking around Santa Cruz
Stuart White
tortoise lunch
Stuart White
Opuntia at sunset, Isabela
Explore the Galapagos Islands on-board the Galaxy. Sail through the western islands and play with sea lions, snorkel with a variety of fish, and relax on sandy beaches.

Day 1

    Baltra / Santa Cruz Island / Highlands

    Arrive at the Baltra and transfer to the Galaxy for your Galapagos cruise.

    Day 2


      Visit Las Tintoreras to see the colony of white tip sharks which are often seen resting in a shallow lava canal. Snorkel in the clear, warm waters or relax on the beach with the local sea lion colony.

      In the afternoon, visit the Tortoise Breeding Center and learn about tortoise conservation. Giant tortoise eggs are collected and brought to the center to be hatched. After five years, they are released back into the wild.

      Day 3


        Journey to Elizabeth Bay to explore its marine visitor site. Watch Galápagos hawks soar overhead and see schools of pompana as they swim beneath you.

        Sail for Urbina Bay to see see turtles and rays. Take a short trail which leads to a coral reef. The area is abundant with marine iguanas, flightless cormorants and pelicans.

        Day 4

          Fernandina / Isabela

          Journey to Tagus Cove and take a zodiac trip below the high cliffs of the island. See penguins, marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions on shore, and snorkel off the sandy beach.

          In the afternoon, sail for Espinosa Point to view hundreds of marine iguanas as they gather on the black lava rocks. Walk around the shore to see the various types of lava flows.

          Day 5


            Sail for Puerto Egas to learn about the past salt mining industry of the islands. Take an inland hike to the salt crater to sight finches, doves, and hawks. Walk along the rugged coastline and play in the shallow tide pools along the shore.

            Day 6

              Santa Cruz Island / Black Turtle Cove / Baltra

              Visit Black Turtle Cove to see blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, golden cownose rays, spotted eagle rays, and the occasional hammerhead shark.

              In the afternoon, transfer to the airport and connect back to the mainland for your onward flights.

              All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
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              Single Supplement

              This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

              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


              • 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


              • 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