Western Islands Cruise

Glory Moore
Sea lion coming in from a swim
David Taube
Galapagos tortoise
John Collins Jr.
A pair of Blue Footed Boobies
John Collins Jr.
put em up....
Erin Correia
Snorkeling at Espanola
Relax on the deck of the Santa Cruz.
Dine indoors in the spacious dining room

Departs

  • Nov 12, 2014
  • Nov 26, 2014
  • Dec 10, 2014
  • Dec 24, 2014
  • Jan 07, 2015
  • Jan 21, 2015
  • Feb 04, 2015
  • Feb 18, 2015
  • Mar 04, 2015
  • Mar 18, 2015
  • Apr 01, 2015
  • Apr 15, 2015
  • Apr 29, 2015
  • May 13, 2015
  • May 27, 2015
  • Jun 10, 2015
  • Jun 24, 2015
  • Jul 08, 2015
  • Jul 22, 2015
  • Aug 05, 2015
  • Aug 19, 2015
  • Sep 02, 2015
  • Sep 16, 2015
  • Sep 30, 2015
  • Oct 14, 2015
  • Oct 28, 2015
  • Nov 11, 2015
  • Nov 25, 2015
  • Dec 09, 2015
  • Dec 23, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Experience the best of the Galapagos Islands on a 6-day cruise of the western islands. Snorkel with sea lions, view the famous dance of the Blue-Footed-Boobies, and see the giant tortoises which gave this archipelago its name as you travel these historic islands.

Day 1

    Baltra - North Seymour

    Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Santa Cruz. Familiarize yourself with the ship and your cruise-mates.

    Begin your Galapagos tour at North Seymour Island. Take a 1.2 mile hike across the island and explore its rocky coast. Along the way, stop to see colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Watch as sea lions body surf in the waves and see if you can spot Daphne Major and Minor in the distance.

    Day 2

      Isabela - Fernandina

      In the morning, sail for Vicente Roca Point to see the remnants of an ancient volcano. These two turquoise coves are well protected from ocean swells and are ideal for snorkeling. Explore the cliffs surrounding the bays and view masked and blue-footed boobies.

      In the afternoon, journey to Espinosa Point, a narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas sun themselves on the lava rocks. Observe the different types of lava flows and mangrove forests which line the area.

      Day 3

        Isabela

        Travel to Tagus Cove, which was named after a British warship. Take a panga (zodiac) trip below the high cliffs to view the pirate graffiti on the rocks.

        After lunch, travel to Urbina Bay to see sea turtles and rays in the shallows. Take a short trail to the coral reef, providing you with the unique experience of walking in a coral bed.

        Day 4

          Santa Cruz Island

          Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, a non-profit organization which specializes in tortoise conservation. Reach out and encounter the tortoises in their corrals.

          Sail for El Chato in the afternoon, a reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz. See the giant tortoises in the wild and walk around the reserve, offering one of the best places to observe ground birds, tree and ground finches, the vermillion flycatcher, cattle egrets and occasionally Galápagos rails.

          Day 5

            Floreana

            Sail for Post Office Bay to view the barrel where whalers and sailors used to leave their mail. Take place in the tradition by leaving an addressed postcard in the barrel. If you sort through those already placed in the barrel and find one close to where you live, feel free to take it and deliver it, yourself!

            In the afternoon, visit Baroness’ Observatory for breath-taking views of La Lobería and the inland features of Floreana.

            Day 6

              Baltra

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

              All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
               Main Deck StandardUpper Deck StandardBoat Deck StandardBoat Deck Standard PlusBoat Deck SuperiorJunior SuiteMaster SuiteBoat Deck Single
              2014-Nov-12
              2014-Nov-26
              2014-Dec-10
              $3,120$3,275$3,555$3,705$3,855$4,025$4,595$5,205
              2014-Dec-24$3,295$3,450$3,730$3,880$4,030$4,200$4,770$5,380
              2015-Jan-07
              2015-Jan-21
              2015-Feb-04
              2015-Feb-18
              2015-Mar-04
              2015-Mar-18
              2015-Apr-01
              2015-Apr-15
              2015-Apr-29
              2015-May-13
              2015-May-27
              2015-Jun-10
              2015-Jun-24
              2015-Jul-08
              2015-Jul-22
              2015-Aug-05
              2015-Aug-19
              2015-Sep-02
              2015-Sep-16
              2015-Sep-30
              2015-Oct-14
              2015-Oct-28
              2015-Nov-11
              2015-Nov-25
              2015-Dec-09
              $3,276$3,437$3,733$3,925$4,082$4,262$4,866$5,465
              2015-Dec-23$3,420$3,580$3,875$4,065$4,225$4,305$5,010$5,605

              Child Discount

              25% discount for children under the age of 12 at time of Galapagos cruise. Valid in low season only.
              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 20% (30% during peak season), 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 (130 during peak season) 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 (130 during peak season) days prior to departure.

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

              Includes

              • Accommodations on board Santa Cruz 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
              • Wetsuit rental available for $15 for 6 days
              • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
              • Travel Insurance

              Galapagos Flights

                Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

              • $530 - $590

                Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

              • $475 - $520

              Optional Hospitality Packages