Western Islands Cruise

Glory Moore
Sea lion coming in from a swim
Yvonne Smith
Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
A Red-footed Booby sitting in a bush.
Julie Bleau
Lava tubes on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
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Snorkeling in the Galapagos.
Ocean Spray's beautiful lounge area.
Enjoy the view from the Ocean Spray's sun deck.

Departs

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • May 03, 2014
  • May 17, 2014
  • May 31, 2014
  • Jun 14, 2014
  • Jun 28, 2014
  • Jul 12, 2014
  • Jul 26, 2014
  • Aug 09, 2014
  • Aug 23, 2014
  • Sep 06, 2014
  • Oct 18, 2014
  • Nov 01, 2014
  • Nov 15, 2014
  • Nov 29, 2014
  • Dec 13, 2014

Private Independent Travel

Sail for the highlights of the Galapagos on board the Ocean Spray. This 6-day cruise explores the Western Islands of Baltra, Isabela, Santa Cruz, and South Plaza. Immerse yourself in the clear blue water, ever-curious sea lions, and famed Blue-Footed Boobies.

Day 1

    Baltra - Rabida

    Arrive at Baltra Island Airport and transfer to the Ocean Spray.

    Sail for Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat), named for its volcanic rock shape. View Galapagos wildlife and birds, specifically American Oystercatchers, Galapagos Penguins, and Sally-Lightfoot Crabs as they skirt across the rocks.

    Day 2

      Isabela - Fernandina

      Once upon Isabela, the Galapagos archipelago's youngest and most volcanically active island, visit Vicente Roca Point. Made of two separate coves, Vicente Roca is a large bay with spectacular sea life. Seahorses, sea turtles, and Mola-mola are abundant in the water.

      In the afternoon, sail for Fernandina. This island was never invaded by foreign animal species, making it one of the most pristine eco-systems in the world. Take a short hike to the Flightless Cormorant nesting site and view the volcano La Cumbre. Throughout the day, snorkle in the clear, blue waters of the Galapagos.

      Day 3

        Isabela

        Explore Tagus Cove on Isabela and snorkel with penguins. Take a trail by Lake Darwin up to a high ridge which displays beautiful views of the island.

        Head for Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano, and explore its jagged coastline. View Land iguanas, hawks, coral reef, and giant tortoises. Snorkel with turtles, rays, and tropical fish.

        Day 4

          Isabela

          In the morning, take a dinghy to Elizabeth Bay. This bay contains many islets which are frequented by Penguins and Blue-footed Boobies. This area is perfect for snorkeling and viewing schools of colorful fish, sea lions, and the occasional even shark.

          In the afternoon, sail for Moreno Point. Hike along several lava paths which take you through tide pools and mangroves.

          Day 5

            Santa Cruz

            Visit the Charles Darwin Research Center to view Galapagos tortoises ranging between 3 inches to over 4 feet long!

            After lunch, take off for the Santa Cruz Highlands to walk along a path and observe the hills, ferns, volcanoes, and rich wildlife. Explore the underground lava tubes with local guides.

            Day 6

              South Plaza Island - Baltra

              Head to South Plaza Island to view one of the largest sea lion colonies, as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. This small island features steep cliffs which were formed by rising lava. The ground is now covered by Opuntia cacti. Take a short hike around the islands unique landscape.

              In the afternoon, transfer back to the airport for your returning flight to mainland Ecuador.


              All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
               Deluxe Cabins
              2014-Apr-19
              2014-May-03
              2014-May-17
              2014-May-31
              2014-Jun-14
              2014-Jun-28
              2014-Jul-12
              2014-Jul-26
              2014-Aug-09
              2014-Aug-23
              2014-Sep-06
              2014-Oct-18
              2014-Nov-01
              2014-Nov-15
              2014-Nov-29
              2014-Dec-13
              $4,490

              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.

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

              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