Western Islands Cruise

Glory Moore
Sea lion coming in from a swim
DeAnn Phillips
With our favorite tortoise
Glory Moore
(Seymour) Male Blue Footed Boobie
Julie Bleau
Lava tubes on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
erincorreia
Snorkeling in the Galapagos.
Relax and enjoy the view aboard the La Pinta.
Enjoy dining alfresco style on the deck

Departs

  • Nov 07, 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

This 8-day Western Islands cruise on the ship, La Pinta, explores the islands of Isabela, Santa Cruz, Rabida and more.

Day 1

    Baltra - North Seymour

    Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to La Pinta.

    Set sail for North Seymour Island and hike across its rocky coast. As you walk, pass colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Spot Daphne Major and Minor in the distance and watch sea lions as they body surf near the shore.

    Day 2

      Isabela - Fernandina

      In the morning, arrive at Vicente Roca Point, where the remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves. Explore the cliffs and the nesting sites of masked and blue-footed boobies.

      Sail for Espinosa Point, a narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. View the lava flows and mangrove forests, or relax on the beach and snorkel in the water.

      Day 3

        Isabela

        Travel to Urbina Bay to view sea turtles and rays. Take a short trail which leads to a coral reef, providing you with the opportunity to walk in the middle of a coral bed.

        In the afternoon, journey to Tagus Cove, named after a British warship which anchored here in 1814. Take a zodiac and tour under the cliffs, or watch marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions along the rocks.

        Day 4

          Rabida - Santa Cruz Island

          Sail for Red Beach, known for its reddish beach, cliffs, and steep slopes of volcanic cinders. A colony of sea lions lives on the beach. Take a trail inland to see finches, doves, yellow warblers, and mockingbirds.

          Travel to Dragon Hill to view a hypersalinic lagoon behind the beach. This pool of water is saltier than the ocean and is frequented by flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds.

          Day 5

            Santa Cruz Island

            Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the unique history of the islands and to interact with the giant tortoises who reside in its corrals.

            Day 6

              Floreana

              In the morning, travel to Cormorant Point to hike a trail which overlooks a saltwater lagoon. A favorite location for flamingos, you may also see green sea turtles. Sail for Champion Islet for snorkeling. Champion Rock is covered with black coral bushes and yellow cup corals.

              In the afternoon, visit Baroness’ Observatory and Post Office Bay. Feel free to leave an addressed postcard in the barrel and take one for delivery if the address is close to where you live.

              Day 7

                Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

                Travel to South Plaza Island to view one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos archipelago. Take a rocky trail which circumnavigates the island and displays a combination of dry and coastal vegetation zones.

                In the afternoon, sail for Santa Fe to view its Opuntia cactus forest. Snorkel in the picturesque turquoise lagoon and play with sea lions in the shallows.

                Day 8

                  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.
                   StateroomsSingle Cabin
                  2014-Oct-24
                  2014-Nov-07
                  $6,255$9,385
                  2014-Dec-19$6,525$12,780
                  2015-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
                  $6,505$9,760

                  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