Islands Circumnavigation - East Cruise

Charles Anderson
Sally Lightfoot Crabs on Santiago Island
Reilly Sullivan
Galapagos tortoise taking a little swim.
Laura Cahill
Can you see them? They're blending.
Brian Morgan
Iguana found during a Galapagos wildlife cruise
Erin Correia
Beach time at Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal
Ocean Spray's beautiful lounge area.
Enjoy the view from the Ocean Spray's sun deck.

Departs

  • Aug 02, 2014
  • Aug 16, 2014
  • Aug 30, 2014
  • Sep 13, 2014
  • Oct 11, 2014
  • Oct 25, 2014
  • Nov 08, 2014
  • Nov 22, 2014
  • Dec 06, 2014
  • Dec 20, 2014

Private Independent Travel

Embark on a Galapagos adventure on board the Ocean Spray. This 8-day Circumnavigation explores the islands of Genovesa, Santiago, Floreana and more. Swim with sea lions, relax on picturesque beaches, and follow walking trails over lava formations and varied vegetation.

Day 1

    San Cristobal - Lobos

    Arrive at the airport and transfer to the Ocean Spray.

    Spend the day at Lobos Island and Kicker Rock. The island is home to countless sea lions, blue-footed boobies, great frigate-birds, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common noddies, yellow warblers and small and medium ground finches. The clear water of the area sports wonderful snorkeling and opportunities to swim with the sea lions. At Kicker Rock, swim with reef fish in the channel and glimpse hammerhead and Galapagos sharks.

    Day 2

      San Cristobal

      Sail to Pitt Point and hike up a cliff which takes travelers through a ravine and an abundance of birds. View the sea lion colony and swim in the warm waters.

      In the afternoon, explore Witch Hill and relax on its picturesque white-sand beaches.

      Day 3

        Floreana

        Visit Post Office Bay, famous for its wooden barrel which posed as an unofficial mail box in the 18th century. The tradition has continued to the present, as travelers can leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver those close to home.

        In the afternoon, visit Cormorant Point, the site of a large flock of flamingos. Relax on one of the beaches, aptly named for the color of their sands.

        Day 4

          Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle Cove - Bartolome

          In the morning, visit Black Turtle Cove by dinghy and admire the Blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays which are often spotted here. The calm and secluded location of the cove makes it a safe haven for young marine life.

          Day 5

            Genovesa

            Set sail for Darwin Bay and land on its white-sand coral beach. Take 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 6

              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 pools or relax on the beach.

              Day 7

                North Seymour - Santa Cruz Island

                Visit North Seymour Island to swim with Galapagos Sea Lions. The island is known for its arid and rocky landscape.

                In the afternoon, travel to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Take a path along the island and observe the hills, ferns, volcanoes, and rich wildlife. Home to giant tortoises, forest, mockingbirds, Bahama ducklings, White-cheeked Pintail ducklings, Darwin finches, and many other species, The Santa Cruz Highlands delight travelers with its diverse fauna. Explore the underground lava tubes with your guide.

                Day 8

                  Mosquera - Baltra

                  Journey to Mosquera Islet, a reef of rocks and coral. This islet houses one of the largest populations of sea lions and many sea birds make their nests along the rocky shore.

                  Transfer to the airport and return to the mainland.


                  All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
                   Deluxe Cabins
                  2014-Aug-02
                  2014-Aug-16
                  2014-Aug-30
                  2014-Sep-13
                  2014-Oct-11
                  2014-Oct-25
                  2014-Nov-08
                  2014-Nov-22
                  2014-Dec-06
                  2014-Dec-20
                  $5,880

                  Child Discount

                  25% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise when traveling with two adults.
                  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 25% ($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 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 days prior to departure.

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                  Includes

                  • Accommodations on board Ocean Spray 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