Southern Islands Cruise

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
  • Dec 30, 2014

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 on the Grand Odyssey.

Day 1

    San Cristobal

    Upon arrival in San Cristobal, meet up with your guide and embark on a short bus ride to the harbor. This afternoon, visit the Cerro Colorado Tortoises Protection and Growing Center on the south east side of the island. Take this opportunity to learn about San Cristobal's tortoise population, as well as its other fascinating species of native flora and fauna.

    Day 2

      Española

      This morning you will cruise to Gardner Bay on the northeastern coast of Española Island. Swim snorkel, kayak, and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the bay.

      Move on to Punta Suarez in the afternoon, a rocky outcropping on Española's southern shore. This site provides habitat for the largest, most varied populations of sea birds in the Galapagos. Watch as birds soar along the cliffs, dodging the spectacular water spouts and pounding surf.

      Day 3

        Floreana

        This morning, 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

          Santa Fe Island has a unique history in relation to the rest of the Galapagos. It was formed by and uplift, rather than a volcano, and is therefore considerably flatter and distinctive. This morning, explore Santa Fe's trails, spot sea lions, and snorkel along the crystal clear shore.

          After Santa Fe, 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

            Explore North Seymour Island this morning. Seymour is another uplifted island whose landscape differs from its volcanic counterparts, being generally flat and boulder strewn. It provides ideal habitat for magnificent frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, and sea lions. Wander through the island and along the rocky shore, taking in the spectacular scenery.

            Head to Bachas Beach in the afternoon, located on Santa Cruz Island. Made up of decomposed coral, Bachas' soft, white sand provides a perfect nesting site for sea turtles. An adjacent beach was used by the US as a point of protection for the Panama Canal. Two barges can still be seen there, abandoned after WWII.

            Day 6

              Mosquera - Baltra

              Before departure today, explore Mosquera, a small islet boasting an impressive reef and beautiful white sand beach, ideal for snorkeling and swimming.

              Bid farewell to the Galapagos as you cruise 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.
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              $4,720$4,720$5,665

              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.

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              Includes

              • Accommodations on board Grand 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 $6 a day
              • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
              • Travel Insurance

              Galapagos Flights

                Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

              • $530 - $590

                Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

              • $475 - $520

              Optional Hospitality Packages