Northwestern Islands Cruise

Glory Moore
Sea lion coming in from a swim
kate grenier
with the sun bathing iguanas
Aaron Conway
Swimming with sharks
Yvonne Smith
Seal relaxing in a chair.
Reilly Sullivan
Galapagos tortoise taking a little swim.
Excellent cuisine is served in the dining room
Comfortable sitting room on the Millennium yacht
This 8 day Northwestern Islands Galapagos cruise on the ship, Millennium, explores the wildlife-rich shores of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Santiago and more!

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Highlands

    Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Mullennium.

    Begin your Galapagos tour at 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. Explore the underground lava tubs with your local guides.

    Day 2

      Isabela

      Journey to Tintoreras Islet for snorkeling. These turquoise waters are the homes to white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos Penguins, marine turtles and sea lions.

      In the afternoon, explore the wetlands(Puerto Villamil), which features lagoons, swamps, and mangroves. Walk along a path that winds through the wetlands.

      Day 3

        Isabela - Fernandina

        Visit Isabela's Wetlands, which consist of lagoons, swamps and mangroves. Take a foot path which winds its way through the swamps.

        Visit the Tortoise Breeding Center to learn about tortoise conservation in the Galapagos Islands.

        Giant tortoise eggs are collected and brought to the center to be hatched and taken care of for five years before being released into the wild.

        Day 4

          Fernandina - Isabela

          Visit Espinosa Point to view hundreds of marine iguanas as they gather on the black lava rocks. Walk around to see the various lava flows.

          Day 5

            Santiago - Chinese Hat

            Travel to Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat) to view a colony of sea lions on the white coral sand beach. See American Oystercatchers, Galapagos Penguins, and Sally-Lightfoot Crabs as they travel over the volcanic rocks.

            Day 6

              Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle Cove - North Seymour

              Set sail for Black Turtle Cove to view black and whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, golden cow-nose rays, spotted eagle rays, and the occasional hammerhead shark. The shallow inlet of Black Turtle Cove provides protection for juveniles of several species and is ideal for snorkeling.

              Day 7

                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.

                Day 8

                  Santa Cruz Island - Bachas Beach - Baltra

                  Venture over to Santa Cruz Island and stop at Bachas Beach, one of the main sea turtle nesting sites in the Galapagos.

                  Transfer to the airport for your connecting flight back to the mainland.


                  All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
                   Standard cabinsOwner Suites
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                  $3,760$4,030

                  Child Discount

                  25% discount for children under 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
                  69-31 days50% cruise cost
                  30 - 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 70 (10 weeks) 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 (10 weeks) days prior to departure.

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                  Includes

                  • Accommodations on board Millennium 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

                  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