Islands Circumnavigation Cruise

Hope Pordy
Sea kayaking expedition in the Galapagos
Julia Kocubinski
In the Galapagos up close
Hiking across volcanic rock.
David Taube
Galapagos tortoise
John Collins Jr.
Searching for lunch
Dining on the Seaman Journey's deck.
Dining on the deck of the Seaman Journey.
Experience the an Islands Circumnavigation on your Galapagos tour aboard the Seaman Journey. This adventure cruise highlights the best of the Galapagos archipelago and treats travelers to snorkeling with sea lions, exploring reef systems, and viewing the famous Galapagos tortoises.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Seaman Journey by panga.

    In the afternoon, travel to Los Gemelos, a pair of twin craters. Popular theories about how these craters came to be are that they were either created from a volcanic explosion or formed when magma chambers inside the earth collapsed.

    Journey to the Santa Cruz Highlands to experience the island’s variety of wildlife and geology. View the famous Galapagos tortoise and explore the many lava tubes, sinkholes and craters in the area.

    Day 2

      Isabela

      In the morning, set sail for White Tipped Reef Shark Canal, named for the sharks which call the reef their home. View them as they rest in the shallows and then snorkel in the clear waters surrounding the reef.

      After lunch, explore the Wall of Tears. This wall was built by prisoners of the penal colony which used to exist on Isabela, using large lava blocks for its construction. Take a set of stairs above the wall to view it in its entirety.

      Day 3

        Isabela

        Travel to Punta Moreno and hike the trail which runs along a lava flow. The trail leads you to a series of coastal lagoons and mangroves.

        Following lunch, sail for Elizabeth Bay, a marine visitor site with no landing point. Take a zodiac to visit the Marielas islets, the largest penguin colony in the Galapagos. Also view sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans and sea lions.

        Day 4

          Fernandina - Isabela

          In the morning, set sail for visit Espinoza Point on Fernandina Island, home of a variety of Galapagos marine iguanas.

          After lunch, return to Isabela Island to visit Tagus Cove. Hope to catch a glimpse of the Galapagos Penguin and take a trail to the top of a cliff to view Darwin Lake, which is saltier than the ocean. As you explore, pay attention to the graffiti which covers the walls, as it has been written by pirates, whalers and buccaneers in past centuries.

          Day 5

            Santiago

            Travel to Santiago Island and stop at Playa Espumilla, the site of an important Galapagos sea turtle nesting site. Snorkel in the clear waters off of the beach.

            Following lunch, visit Puerto Egas to relax on its volcanic black sand beach.

            Day 6

              Rabida - Chinese Hat

              In the morning, head to Rábida Island and its red sand beaches in search of flamingos, doves and mockingbirds.

              In the afternoon, travel to Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino) an island full of unique lava tubes and lava flows. The island was named for its unique lava shape and features wonderful snorkeling opportunities.

              Day 7

                Santiago - Bartolome

                Set sail for Santiago Island to visit Sullivan Bay. Santiago is one of the still-active volcanic islands in the Galapagos.

                In the afternoon, set sail for Bartolomé Island. The high altitude of the island provides travelers with spectacular views of its lava fields and lunar-like craters. Bartolomé is also home to sea turtles and the Galapagos Penguin.

                Day 8

                  Santa Cruz Island - North Seymour

                  Travel to Santa Cruz Island and stop at Bachas Beach, a nesting site for sea turtles. The sand at Bachas Beach is made of decomposed coral, making it white and soft.

                  In the afternoon, travel to North Seymour, an uplifted and flat island which is strewn with boulders. Walk among frigatebird colonies and view Blue-footed boobies as they perform their courtship dance. Snorkel in shallows and watch sea lions body surf in the waves.

                  Day 9

                    Genovesa

                    In the morning, travel to El Barranco and take a hike along the volcanic rock. View the fragile lava cliffs in the south and petrels that nest in the cavities of the rocks.

                    Sail for Darwin Bay and land on its pristine white coral beach. This bay is a favorite for birders, as red footed-boobies, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels, yellow-crowned, and black-crowned lava herons, are often seen in the area. Take a trail which leads up a cliff for spectacular views around the island.

                    Day 10

                      South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

                      Voyage to South Plaza Island to view some of the most interesting species of the Galapagos. Several hybrid iguanas are found on the island, the result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana. Unique to the island, the iguanas are numerous due to the plentiful tuna in the water.

                      In the afternoon, visit Santa Fe to snorkel with sea lions and view the plentiful number of birds. Take a trail which passes salt bushes and giant prickly pear cactus.

                      Day 11

                        San Cristobal

                        Today, explore San Cristobal Island. Our first stop is to the Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center, where you will be able to see and learn about the efforts being made to protect tortoises in the Galapagos.

                        In the afternoon, visit the Interpretation Center to learn about both the geological and human history of the islands, conservation issues, and natural history.

                        Day 12

                          San Cristobal

                          Start out the day on Galapaguera, where you will observe tortoises in their natural habitat.

                          Then explore the beautiful Cerro Brujo, a white coral beach where you can swim, snorkel and see sea lions and an incredible variety of seabirds.

                          Day 13

                            Espanola

                            In the morning, journey to Pitt Point to view the endemic species of lava lizards and red-footed boobies. Snorkel in the shallows or relax on the beach.

                            In the afternoon, travel to Cerro Brujo and land on its white coral beach. View several land birds and snorkel with the curious sea lions which live on the island.

                            Day 14

                              Floreana

                              Arrive at Cormorant Point to view one of the best flamingo lagoons in the Galapagos. Situated between two lava cones, this secluded lagoon is also the home to common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds.

                              In the afternoon, travel to Post Office Bay and Baroness Lookout. Post Office Bay is known for its historical barrel, in which whalers and sailors used to place their mail. Take part in the tradition by leaving an addressed postcard or letter in the barrel for someone else to take and deliver by hand. If you see an address close to yours, feel free to take it home and deliver it, yourself!

                              Day 15

                                Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

                                In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about tortoise conservation in the Galapagos. Reach out to interact with the tortoises which reside within its corrals.

                                In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your connection to the mainland.


                                All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
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                                South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina, Genovesa, Santiago, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Espanola, Floreana, Bachas Beach, Rabida, San Cristobal, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, Leon Dormido, Baltra, Isla Lobos, Chinese Hat
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                                Includes

                                • Accommodations on board Seaman Journey 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
                                • 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
                                • Wetsuit rental available for $8 per day
                                • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
                                • Travel Insurance

                                Galapagos Flights

                                  Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

                                • $530 - $590

                                  Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

                                • $475 - $520

                                Optional Hospitality Packages