Northern Islands Cruise

Erin Correia
Snorkeling at Espanola
Lynessa Nelson
A giant turtle from the Galapogos.
John Collins Jr.
Someone take a picture of us together....
Erin Correia
Beach time at Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal
kate grenier
with the sun bathing iguanas
Isabela II's fitness center.
Isabela II's dining area.

Departs

  • Jul 22, 2014
  • Aug 05, 2014
  • Aug 19, 2014
  • Sep 02, 2014
  • Sep 16, 2014
  • Sep 30, 2014
  • Oct 14, 2014
  • Oct 28, 2014
  • Nov 11, 2014
  • Nov 25, 2014
  • Dec 09, 2014
  • Dec 23, 2014
  • Jan 06, 2015
  • Jan 20, 2015
  • Feb 03, 2015
  • Feb 17, 2015
  • Mar 03, 2015
  • Mar 17, 2015
  • Mar 31, 2015
  • Apr 14, 2015
  • Apr 28, 2015
  • May 12, 2015
  • May 26, 2015
  • Jun 09, 2015
  • Jun 23, 2015
  • Jul 07, 2015
  • Jul 21, 2015
  • Aug 04, 2015
  • Aug 18, 2015
  • Sep 01, 2015
  • Sep 15, 2015
  • Sep 29, 2015
  • Oct 13, 2015
  • Oct 27, 2015
  • Nov 10, 2015
  • Nov 24, 2015
  • Dec 08, 2015
  • Dec 22, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Take a 7-day Galapagos cruise to the Galapagos Islands aboard the Isabela II. Learn about the history of the islands, view the famous giant Galapagos tortoise, and swim with sea lions on the islands of Genovesa, Fernandina, Santiago and more!

Day 1

    San Cristobal

    Arrive at the San Cristobal airport and transfer to the Isabela II. After a brief introduction and lunch, the first adventure begins. The first excursion takes you to Cerro Colorado to enjoy a nice hike to the wooden platform which offers amazing views of the tortoise rearing center, La Galapaguera. This is an amazing facility where you can get up close and personal with the highly-endangered giant tortoises in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest.

    Day 2

      Genovesa

      Sail for Genovesa to climb El Barranco (Prince Phillip’s Steps). The trip takes you through nesting seabird colonies and a thin palo santo forest. Observe large colonies of Nazca boobies, red footed boobies, great frigate birds and storm petrels going about their daily business.

      After lunch, travel to Darwin Bay and land on its coral beach. View a a large red-footed booby colony and snorkel in the warm water. There is an optional walk, for those who are feeling adventurous, over sharp lava and uneven terrain. The incredible views of this walk will be worth the challenge.

      Day 3

        Santiago

        In the morning, explore Buccaneer Cove, Santiago Island's historic refuge for British buccaneers. Pirates would drop anchor in this protected cove to make repairs on their ships and to stock up on food stores, such as tortoise meat.

        In the afternoon, set sail for Puerto Egas to relax on its black sand beaches. Once the site of a small salt mining industry, a salt crater is still within walking distance from the beach. Explore the rugged coastline to see iguanas basking on the rocks and fur seals lazing about in grottoes.

        Day 4

          Fernandina - Isabela

          Arrive at Espinosa Point to view hundreds of marine iguanas. Observe the different types of lava flows and explore the mangroves. Punta Espinoza has an amazing combination of barrenness and abundant wildlife.

          Sail for Isabela and land at Tagus Cove. Take a zodiac and explore the high cliffs of the island and see the pirate graffiti on the walls. View penguins, marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, sea lions, and blue-footed boobies.

          Day 5

            Isabela

            In the morning, arrive at Urbina Bay to see sea turtles and rays. Take a trail which leads you to a coral reef which was formed by an uplift of the sea in 1954. Stroll along the reef, giving the illusion of walking on water.

            In the afternoon, travel to Vicente Roca Point to explore the cliffs and coves of Isabela. Snorkel in the shallows of two bays which are protected from the swell of the ocean.

            Day 6

              Rabida - Santa Cruz Island

              On Rabida, explore Red Beach, named for its reddish beach, cliffs, and steep slopes of volcanic cinders. Take a short trail to a flamingo lagoon and snorkel along the rocks.

              Set sail for Dragon Hill and enter the visitor's site. View the flamingo lagoon which is located behind the beach or take a short walk up the hill, which rewards travelers with sweeping views of the island.

              Day 7

                Baltra

                Transfer to the airport for your connection back to the mainland.

                All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
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                2014-Jul-22
                2014-Aug-05
                2014-Aug-19
                2014-Sep-02
                2014-Sep-16
                2014-Sep-30
                2014-Oct-14
                2014-Oct-28
                2014-Nov-11
                2014-Nov-25
                2014-Dec-09
                $4,410$4,675$4,890$7,015
                2014-Dec-23$4,585$4,850$5,065$7,190
                2015-Jan-06
                2015-Jan-20
                2015-Feb-03
                2015-Feb-17
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                2015-Mar-17
                2015-Mar-31
                2015-Apr-14
                2015-Apr-28
                2015-May-12
                2015-May-26
                2015-Jun-09
                2015-Jun-23
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                2015-Sep-01
                2015-Sep-15
                2015-Sep-29
                2015-Oct-13
                2015-Oct-27
                2015-Nov-10
                2015-Nov-24
                2015-Dec-08
                $4,585$4,865$5,085$7,210
                2015-Dec-22$4,725$5,005$5,225$7,350
                Places
                South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Genovesa, Santiago, Rabida, San Cristobal, Dragon Hill, San Cristobal Airport, Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point, Puerto Egas, Baltra, Darwin Bay, Prince Philip's Steps, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Buccaneer Cove, La Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado
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                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.

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                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
                • $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