Central Islands Cruise

Yvonne Smith
Kids loving Santa Cruz Island
Kassi Miller
Sea lion pup in the Galapagos. So cute!
Kassi Miller
Snorkeling in the Galapagos
Kassi Miller
Floreana Island
Laura Cahill
Can you see them? They're blending.
Isabela II's fitness center.
Isabela II's dining area.

Departs

  • Jul 28, 2014
  • Aug 11, 2014
  • Aug 25, 2014
  • Sep 08, 2014
  • Sep 22, 2014
  • Oct 06, 2014
  • Oct 20, 2014
  • Nov 03, 2014
  • Nov 17, 2014
  • Dec 01, 2014
  • Dec 15, 2014
  • Dec 29, 2014
  • Jan 12, 2015
  • Jan 26, 2015
  • Feb 09, 2015
  • Feb 23, 2015
  • Mar 09, 2015
  • Mar 23, 2015
  • Apr 06, 2015
  • Apr 20, 2015
  • May 04, 2015
  • May 18, 2015
  • Jun 01, 2015
  • Jun 15, 2015
  • Jun 29, 2015
  • Jul 13, 2015
  • Jul 27, 2015
  • Aug 10, 2015
  • Aug 24, 2015
  • Sep 07, 2015
  • Sep 21, 2015
  • Oct 05, 2015
  • Oct 19, 2015
  • Nov 02, 2015
  • Nov 16, 2015
  • Nov 30, 2015
  • Dec 14, 2015
  • Dec 28, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Sail the central islands on a 5-day Galapagos cruise. This unique small-ship experience takes you to the islands of Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, South Plaza, North Seymour, and Bartolome. Indulge yourself in the picturesque beauty of the unique landscape, relax on the beach, do some exploratory snorkeling, and wander to the hidden center of the islands.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Isabela II. Attend a short briefing and familiarize yourself with the boat and the islands.

    Begin your Galapagos tour by visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station. This international non-profit organization provides scientific research and technical information to further Galapagos conservation. Learn about the natural history and issues concerning the islands and see the giant tortoises in their corrals.

    Day 2

      Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

      In the afternoon, travel to Santa Fe, a volcanic uplift which houses a forest of Opuntia cactus. The weathered cliffs of the island provide sea birds with safe nesting grounds and land iguanas are seen resting on the rocks. Swim with sea lions in a picturesque turquoise lagoon.

      After lunch, sail for South Plaza to view one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos. Take a trail with circumnavigates the island to see the unique combination of dry and coastal vegetation zones.

      Day 3

        North Seymour - Santa Cruz Island

        Begin your morning by taking a short trail which crosses inland North Seymour Island. This hike takes you through colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds and offers views of Daphne Major and Minor in the distance. Body surf with sea lions close to the shore.

        In the afternoon, set sail for Santa Cruz and land on Bachas Beach to go swimming. View the floating pier which was left by American soldiers during World War II.

        Day 4

          Bartolome - Santiago

          Sail for Bartolome to view the famous Pinnacle Rock and White Sand Beach. Enjoy some superb snorkeling around Pinnacle Rock where penguins are usually seen. From the highest point on the island, encounter different volcanic formations, including spatter and tuff cones, lava flow, and lava tubes on your way up. At the summit there is a wonderful view of Sullivan Bay. There are opportunities to see sea lions, pioneer plants, reef sharks, rays, and colorful reef fish while touring the island.

          Day 5

            Baltra

            Transfer to the Baltra airport for your connection flight to the mainland.

            All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
             Standard Cabin DoubleClassic cabinsMaster Suite QueenSingle Cabin Single
            2014-Jul-28
            2014-Aug-11
            2014-Aug-25
            2014-Sep-08
            2014-Sep-22
            2014-Oct-06
            2014-Oct-20
            2014-Nov-03
            2014-Nov-17
            2014-Dec-01
            2014-Dec-15
            $2,940$3,120$3,260$4,680
            2014-Dec-29$3,115$3,295$3,435$4,855
            2015-Jan-12
            2015-Jan-26
            2015-Feb-09
            2015-Feb-23
            2015-Mar-09
            2015-Mar-23
            2015-Apr-06
            2015-Apr-20
            2015-May-04
            2015-May-18
            2015-Jun-01
            2015-Jun-15
            2015-Jun-29
            2015-Jul-13
            2015-Jul-27
            2015-Aug-10
            2015-Aug-24
            2015-Sep-07
            2015-Sep-21
            2015-Oct-05
            2015-Oct-19
            2015-Nov-02
            2015-Nov-16
            2015-Nov-30
            2015-Dec-14
            $3,055$3,245$3,390$5,515
            2015-Dec-28$3,195$3,385$3,530$5,655
            $163.00 Fuel Surcharge

            Child Discount

            25% discount if sharing with two adults, 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 20% (30% during peak season), 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 (130 during peak season) 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 (130 during peak season) days prior to departure.

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

            Includes

            • Accommodations on board Isabela II 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

            Excludes

            • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
            • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
            • Fuel Surcharge
            • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
            • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
            • $45 International Departure Tax
            • Wetsuit rental available for $15 for 5 days, $30 for 8 days
            • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
            • Travel Insurance

            Galapagos Flights

              Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

            • $530 - $590

              Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

            • $475 - $520

            Optional Hospitality Packages