Southern Islands Voyage Cruise

Michael S. Nolan
Kayaking through the beautiful tropical waters.
Alexandra C. Daley-Clark
A Giant Tortoise munches on some local foliage.
Sven-Olof Lindblad
The Frigatebird puffs up it's bright red chest.
Michael S. Nolan
Snorkel on the Endeavor with the sea lions.
Michael S. Nolan
A close up look of the Sally Lightfoot Crab.
Stewart Cohen
Enjoy a book in the Islander's library.
Dine with an amazing view


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

Private Independent Travel

Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible journey. This 10-day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to really become immersed in the unique splendor these islands. Be entertained by the antics of friendly sea lions or get up close and personal with the incredible giant tortoises that make their home here. Roam across island trails, explore peaceful lagoons, swim and snorkel in crystalline waters, bask in the sun on white sand beaches, soak in extraordinary volcanic vistas, and get up close and personal with fascinating wildlife throughout your Galapagos adventure.

Day 1

    Arrive Guayaquil. Overnight Hotel.

    Arrive at the airport in Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel.

    Explore the city!

    Day 2

      Fly Baltra - Santa Cruz. Embark the Islander.

      In the morning, fly from Guayaquil to Baltra and take the provided transportation to the Islander.

      Day 3

        Bartolome - Santiago

        Visit Bartholomew Island and travel to Pinnacle Rock. Bartholomew is an extinct volcano which features red, orange, black and green volcanic formations. Venture up a trail of 375 wooden stairs to the summit or snorkel along the beach. This location is known for its sightings of the Galapagos penguin.

        In the afternoon, sail for Sullivan Bay, a location of great geological interest. The bay is covered with old Pahoehoe and AA lava flows, creating stricking formations.

        Day 4

          Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Center

          In the morning, tour the Charles Darwin Research Station and view the tortoises in various stages of life. Newly hatched tortoises average 3 inches long, while the adults can reach over 4 feet. Stretch out your hand and interact with these gentle giants.

          Day 5


            Visit Moreno Point and take a dinghy ride to view its striking rocky shores. Spot green sea turtles or white-tip sharks in the tidal pools around the coast.

            Sail for Elizabeth Bay and view penguins and Blue-footed Boobies from the dinghy. Snorkel with the abundant marine life.

            Day 6


              Espinosa Point features one of the world's most pristine island ecosystems, due to never having been invaded by a foreign species. The vast volcano La Cumbre dominates its landscape.

              Day 7


                Travel to Floreana to visit Post Office Bay, where an a wooden barrel was placed by 18th century whalers as an unofficial post office. The tradition has continued to this day, and travelers can leave addressed postcards and sort through the barrel for postcards close to their homes. Delivering one of these postcards is a rewarding experience.

                In the afternoon, set sail for Cormorant Point which features a large flamingo lagoon. Take an optional hike or swim in the clear waters.

                Day 8


                  Journey to Suarez Point to view Blue-footed Boobies, albatrosses and Nazca Boobies. The most famous attraction on Espanola is a magnificent blowhole which spurts water high into the air. Bring your camera! Take a two mile hike across the island.

                  In the afternoon, travel to Gardner Bay, the breeding site of most of the worlds 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. Gardner Bay features a large white sandy beach and the reef makes this location ideal for snorkeling and swimming with curious sea lions.

                  Day 9

                    Santa Cruz - Baltra. Disembark Islander. Fly Guayaquil. Overnight Hotel.

                    Sail for Baltra and disembark the Islander. Transfer to the hotel and spend the night.

                    Day 10

                      Depart Guayaquil for home.

                      In the morning, fly from Baltra to Guayaquil for your connecting flight onward!

                      All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
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                      $450 OFF
                      Receive Complimentary Round-trip Airfare between Miami and Galapagos or airline credit when you book these select departures by July 31st!
                      2014 : Jul 5; Nov 8, 15; Dec 6
                      These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
                      Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
                      South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Espanola, Floreana, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, Guayaquil, Puerto Ayora, Puerto Villamil, Espinosa Point, Baltra, Sullivan Bay, Las Tintoreras, Champion Inlet
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                      *Rates include Galapagos National Park Fee.

                      *Hotel nights on Days 1 and 9 are at the Hilton in Guayaquil or Quito. Please inquire for pre and post tour accommodation rates at these hotels.
                      Please Note:
                      This itinerary consists of 2 hotel nights in Guayaquil, with an 8 night Galapagos cruise aboard the Islander. Rates include hotel nights as listed.

                      Exact routing is dependent upon the National Park Service. The above is a sample itinerary only.

                      Child Discount

                      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
                      100 days or moreDeposit
                      69-0 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 $700 per person, 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:

                      Final payment is due 100 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 100 days prior to departure.

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                      • Accommodations on board Islander 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
                      • Wetsuit
                      • 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
                      • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
                      • Travel Insurance

                      Galapagos Flights

                        Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

                      • $530 - $590

                        Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

                      • $475 - $520

                      Optional Hospitality Packages