Departs

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

Private Independent Travel

This incredible 8-day cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos covers some of the most beautiful islands including San Cristobal, South Plaza, Santa Cruz, and Genovesa. Overflowing with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, this is the perfect vacation choice. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to behold. Fill your days with opportunities to snorkel, swim, kayak, and wander through the islands of this archipelago.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive at Baltra Island Airport and transfer to the Cormorant.

    Set sail for Bachas Beach, an excellent location for swimming. View flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels. Explore the floating pier, a remnant World War II in the Galapagos Islands.

    Day 2

      Genovesa

      Set sail for Darwin Bay and land on its sandy white coral beach. Hike a half-mile trail through the mangroves and view Nazca Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, and Swallow-tailed Gulls. Tidal pools are teeming with young sea lions and reef fish, and the occasional hammerhead shark can be found among the rocks.

      Snorkel in the water before heading to El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. Hike up the steep rocky face to the top of a cliff where you can see Red-footed Boobies, Short-eared Lava Owls, Galapagos Swallows, and Galapagos Doves.

      Day 3

        Bartolome - Santiago

        Visit Bartholomew Island and travel to Pinnacle Rock. Bartholomew is an extinct volcano which features unique 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 coated in Pahoehoe and A’A lava flows, creating striking formations.

        Day 4

          Rabida - Santa Cruz Island

          In the morning, cruise to Rabida Island, known for its unique coloration. Volcanic red rocks and sand create a stunning backdrop for wildlife viewing. Take the trail to a coastal lagoon and observe a myriad of native birds.

          Day 5

            Bachas Beach - Santa Cruz Island

            In the morning, sail for the white sand beaches of Bachas and enjoy the opportunity to snorkel in the shallows off shore, and hope to see the Green Sea Turtles which nest in the area.

            Journey on to Dragon Hill in the afternoon. Located in northwestern Santa Cruz Island, the area features a hyper-saline lagoon, frequented by a variety of bird species. The walk up the hill culminates in a beautiful view of the bay below.

            Day 6

              South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

              Head to South Plaza Island. Although small, South Plaza is home to some of the archipelago's most unique and interesting wildlife species. Notable among these are the marine, land, and hybrid iguanas.

              In the afternoon, set sail for Santa Fe. Formed by an uplift, rather than a volcano, the island is considerably flatter than the other islands. Explore Santa Fe's trails, spot sea lions, and snorkel along the crystal clear shore.

              Day 7

                Espanola

                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. Take a two mile hike across the island.

                In the afternoon, travel to Gardner Bay, the breeding site of most of the world´s 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 sea lions.

                Day 8

                  Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

                  This morning take in the Santa Cruz Highlands. Take a trail leading through the various unique zones of the highlands, and marvel at the beautiful scenes of rolling hills and volcanic formations that surround you.

                  After your highland tour, transfer back to San Cristobal for your departing flight.


                  All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
                   Standard
                  2014-Aug-09
                  2014-Nov-01
                  2014-Nov-15
                  2014-Nov-29
                  2014-Dec-13
                  $4,385
                  2014-Dec-27$4,825
                  2015-Jan-10
                  2015-Jan-24
                  2015-Feb-07
                  2015-Feb-21
                  2015-Mar-07
                  2015-Mar-21
                  2015-Apr-04
                  2015-Apr-18
                  2015-May-02
                  2015-May-16
                  2015-May-30
                  2015-Jun-13
                  2015-Jun-27
                  2015-Jul-11
                  2015-Jul-25
                  2015-Aug-08
                  2015-Oct-31
                  2015-Nov-14
                  2015-Nov-28
                  2015-Dec-12
                  $4,650
                  2015-Dec-26$5,115

                  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
                  99-7050% cruise cost
                  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 35% ($400 minimum), 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 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.

                  Click here to see a copy of our Terms and Conditions.

                  Includes

                  • Accommodations on board Mary Anne 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

                  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