Southern Islands Cruise

John Collins Jr.
Searching for lunch
Charles Anderson
Sally Lightfoot Crabs on Santiago Island
DeAnn Phillips
With our favorite tortoise
A pair of friendly sea lions
Laura Cahill
Can you see them? They're blending.
Isabela II's fitness center.
Isabela II's dining area.

Departs

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

Private Independent Travel

Introduce yourself to the Galapagos Islands on this 5-day tour aboard the Isabela II. This cruise travels the best of the Galapagos, stopping at the islands of Floreana, Espanola, San Cristobal and more! Swim with sea lions, learn the history, and view the giant Galapagos tortoises which gave this unique archipelago its name.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Isabela II.

    Begin your Galapagos adventure at the Charles Darwin Research Station to view giant tortoises and learn about the scientific research and technical information involved in Galapagos conservation. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know these rare and gentle creatures.

    Day 2

      Floreana

      In the morning, arrive at Post Office Bay to partake in the tradition of leaving an addressed letter in the barrel and/or sorting through the mail to find an address which is close enough to your home for you to deliver, yourself! This tradition originated in the 18th century, when whalers placed the barrel on the island and used it as an unofficial post office. Visit the Baroness’ Observatory for stunning coastal and inland views of the island.

      In the afternoon, make your way to Cormorant Point and take a trail to the saltwater lagoon which is frequented by flamingos. Take the time to visit Champion Island and snorkel in its clear blue waters.

      Day 3

        Espanola

        Sail to Espanola and land at Suárez Point to view one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Punta Suárez provides an exciting walk on lava where various unique sea bird colonies can be viewed including the waved albatross.

        In the afternoon, arrive at Gardner Bay to swim and snorkel with the sea lions which call this island their home. Also have the chance for a exploratory panga ride or even a glass bottom boat that will make looking underwater that much easier.

        Day 4

          San Cristobal

          Journey to Pitt Point to view lava lizards as they scramble over the rocks and watch red-footed-boobies perform their mating dance. This is actually one of the only site in the Galápagos where the three species of boobies can be found together, as well as the two frigate species, plus a colony of sea lions.

          Spend the afternoon at Cerro Brujo (Wizard’s Hill), a beautiful white-sand beach. Snorkel off the beach or relax on the soft sand of San Cristobal.

          Day 5

            San Cristobal

            Transfer 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.
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            2014-Nov-07
            2014-Nov-21
            2014-Dec-05
            $2,940$3,120$3,260$4,680
            2014-Dec-19$3,115$3,295$3,435$4,855
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            2015-May-08
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            2015-Jun-05
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            2015-Oct-09
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            2015-Nov-06
            2015-Nov-20
            2015-Dec-04
            2015-Dec-18
            $3,055$3,245$3,390$5,515
            Places
            South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Espanola, Floreana, San Cristobal, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, San Cristobal Airport, Baltra, Post Office Bay, Mirador de la Baronesa, Punta Cormorant, Gardner Bay, Punta Suarez, Witch Hill, Punta Pitt
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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.

            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
            • $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