Western Islands Cruise

Departs

  • Dec 06, 2014
  • Dec 20, 2014
  • Jan 03, 2015
  • Jan 17, 2015
  • Jan 31, 2015
  • Feb 14, 2015
  • Feb 28, 2015
  • Mar 14, 2015
  • Mar 28, 2015
  • Apr 11, 2015
  • Apr 25, 2015
  • May 09, 2015
  • May 23, 2015
  • Jun 06, 2015
  • Jun 20, 2015
  • Jul 04, 2015
  • Jul 18, 2015
  • Aug 01, 2015
  • Aug 15, 2015
  • Oct 24, 2015
  • Nov 07, 2015
  • Nov 21, 2015
  • Dec 05, 2015
  • Dec 19, 2015

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Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the western islands of the Galapagos. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including flamingos, frigate birds, iguanas, and enjoy some friendly interaction with the islands playful sea lions. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to behold making this an incredible vacation.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Mary Anne. Attend a short seminar to learn about the boat and the islands.

    Set sail for Santa Cruz Island and visit the highlands. The highlands are located on the northern part of the island, and you can pass through all seven vegetation zones which are found in the archipelago. View a variety of birds, such as the Galápagos flycatcher, small tree-finches, and woodpecker finches.

    Day 2

      Floreana

      In the morning, travel to Floreana and land at Cormorant Point. Known for its volcanic green olivine crystals which are found on the beaches, Cormorant also features a short trail which takes travelers to a saltwater lagoon. See the tracks of Green sea turtles on the sand, as they lay their eggs on the white sand beaches at night.

      In the afternoon, travel to Devil’s Crown for some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos. A collapsed volcanic cone, Devil's Crown features an abundance of sea life. Sharks, sea lions, sea turtles and eels can all be found among the rocks.

      Day 3

        Santa Cruz Island

        Explore the Santa Cruz Highlands. Walk along a path and observe the hills, ferns, volcanoes, and rich wildlife of the area. View giant tortoises, forest, mockingbirds, Bahama ducklings, White-cheeked Pintail ducklings, Darwin finches, and many other species.

        In the afternoon, explore the underground lava tubs with your local guides.

        Day 4

          Isabela

          Visit Moreno Point and take a dinghy ride along 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 5

            Isabela - Fernandina

            In the morning, travel to Urbina Bay to view Land iguanas, hawks, coral reef and giant tortoises. Urbina Bay experienced a major uplift in 1954 which expanded the coastline and trapped various marine life within its shores.

            After lunch, explore Espinosa Point. This point features one of the world's most pristine island ecosystems, never having been invaded by a foreign species. The volcano La Cumbre dominates the landscape.

            Day 6

              Isabela

              Continue your explorations of Isabela.

              Day 7

                Santiago

                Travel to Espumilla Beach, a popular location for viewing marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Grab a snorkel and view octopi, moray eel, and sharks in the water.

                From Espumilla, set sail for Egas Port and view Galapagos Hawks and Quick-footed Galapagos Lava Lizards. Take a trail across the coastline and view tidal pools and grottos, which are home to Galapagos Fur Sea Lions. Snorkel in the clear warm pools or relax on the beach.

                Day 8

                  North Seymour - Baltra

                  Sail for North Seymour Island to view Galapagos Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies and Magnificent Frigatebirds. Characterized by its arid vegetation zone, North Seymore is unique in landscape and feel.

                  Transfer to the airport and connect back to the mainland.


                  All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
                   Standard
                  2014-Dec-06$4,385
                  2014-Dec-20$4,825
                  2015-Jan-03
                  2015-Jan-17
                  2015-Jan-31
                  2015-Feb-14
                  2015-Feb-28
                  2015-Mar-14
                  2015-Mar-28
                  2015-Apr-11
                  2015-Apr-25
                  2015-May-09
                  2015-May-23
                  2015-Jun-06
                  2015-Jun-20
                  2015-Jul-04
                  2015-Jul-18
                  2015-Aug-01
                  2015-Aug-15
                  2015-Oct-24
                  2015-Nov-07
                  2015-Nov-21
                  2015-Dec-05
                  $4,649
                  2015-Dec-19$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. Alternatively, you can register online here.

                  Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure by bank transfer, check or credit card. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge.

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                  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