Northern Islands Cruise

Beth Nichols
See colorful Frigatebird birds on your trip to the Galapagos
Aaron Conway
Galapagos sea lion and pup
A pair of friendly sea lions
Aaron Conway
Cave on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos
Yvonne Smith
Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Relax and enjoy the view aboard the La Pinta.
Enjoy dining alfresco style on the deck

Departs

  • May 05, 2014
  • May 19, 2014
  • Jun 02, 2014
  • Jun 16, 2014
  • Jun 30, 2014
  • Jul 14, 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
  • Dec 15, 2014
  • Dec 29, 2014

Private Independent Travel

Sail the northern islands aboard the La Pinta on a 5-day Galapagos cruise. This small ship adventure takes you to the islands of Santa Cruz, Bartolome, and Genovesa. Experience the sea lions, sea birds, and giant Galapagos tortoises which first made this island archipelago famous.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to La Pinta for your Galapagos cruise!

    Begin your tour at El Chato, a reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz. Observe giant tortoises in the wild and take a nature hike through the humid zone of the highlands.

    Day 2

      Santa Cruz Island - Chinese Hat

      Begin your morning at Whale Bay, one of the oldest whaling camps on Santa Cruz Island. Due to a high volume of olivine crystals, the beach at Whale Bay is green in color. View Galápagos hawks, Galápagos sea lions, marine iguanas, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies.

      In the afternoon, travel to Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat) to play snorkel with a colony of sea lions or relax on the white coral beach.

      Day 3

        Bartolome - Santiago

        Visit Pinnacle Rock and the White Sand Beach for opportunities to photograph the Galapagos penguin. Snorkel and play with sea lions as they scoot towards you on the sand.

        In the afternoon, sail for the Sullivan Bay lava field. This unique field has a variety of interesting patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed on the island.

        Day 4

          Genovesa

          In the morning, travel to the coral beach of Darwin Bay. Take a short hike which leads you through seabird colonies and a large red-footed booby colony.

          In the afternoon, take the wooden staircase up Prince Phillip’s Step (El Barranco) for panoramic views of the island.

          Day 5

            Baltra

            In the morning, transfer to the Baltra 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.
             StateroomsSingle Cabin
            2014-May-05
            2014-May-19
            2014-Jun-02
            2014-Jun-16
            2014-Jun-30
            2014-Jul-14
            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-Dec-15
            $3,575$5,365
            2014-Dec-29$3,845$7,420

            Child Discount

            25% discount for children under the age of 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 La Pinta 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

            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
            • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
            • Travel Insurance

            Galapagos Flights

              Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

            • $530 - $590

              Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

            • $475 - $520

            Optional Hospitality Packages