Southern Islands Cruise

Glory Moore
Flamingoes and a flamingo chick.
Aaron Conway
admiring the sealions
Sandra Dave
A group of giant tortoises in the Galapagos
erincorreia
Snorkeling in the Galapagos.
Laura Cahill
Can you see them? They're blending.
Lounge aboard the Tip Top IV.
Delicious fresh fruit for breakfast aboard the Tip Top IV.

Departs

  • Oct 24, 2014
  • Nov 07, 2014
  • Nov 21, 2014
  • Dec 05, 2014
  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Jan 02, 2015
  • Jan 16, 2015
  • Jan 30, 2015
  • Feb 13, 2015
  • Feb 27, 2015
  • Mar 13, 2015
  • Mar 27, 2015
  • Apr 10, 2015
  • Apr 24, 2015
  • May 08, 2015
  • May 22, 2015
  • Jun 05, 2015
  • Jun 19, 2015
  • Jul 03, 2015
  • Jul 17, 2015
  • Jul 31, 2015
  • Aug 14, 2015
  • Aug 28, 2015
  • Sep 11, 2015
  • Sep 25, 2015
  • Oct 09, 2015
  • Oct 23, 2015
  • Nov 06, 2015
  • Nov 20, 2015
  • Dec 04, 2015
  • Dec 18, 2015

Private Independent Travel

This Galapagos cruise give you the amazing opportunity to explore the highlights of the southern islands on this 4 day cruise. exploration and adventure! There are pristine crystalline waters for outstanding snorkeling and swimming, roam the striking volcanic landscape, and observe fascinating native wildlife as you cruise through the beautiful southern archipelago. Enjoy the history and unique splendor of these amazing islands.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive in Baltra where a guide will meet you and accompany you to the bus that will be taken to the Itabaca Channel. Cross the channel by barge and then continue to Puerto Ayora by bus. Once aboard the Yacht, receive a small orientation while enjoying a nice light snack. Later in the afternoon, embark on the first excursion to the Charles Darwin Station and its Interpretive Center. Enjoy a walk through the port town and admire the various handicrafts. Return to the Yacht and enjoy a nice welcome cocktail followed by dinner.

    Day 2

      Espanola

      Punta Suarez has amazing lava beds to walk to and observe unique colonies of marine birds, including albatross. After lunch make a wet landing in Gardner Bay for a walk on the beach to observe a colony of sea lions. These friendly sea lions inhabit the beach in great quantity during the breeding season. This location is also an important nesting area for sea turtles.

      Travel by panga to Osborn Islet and the islets of Gardner. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon swimming or snorkeling in the crystal blue waters here. Return to the boat for a delicious dinner and evening orientation.

      Day 3

        San Cristobal - Leon Dormido

        In the morning head out to Punta Pitt in San Cristobal Island. There is a trail here that includes an olivine beach and a trail that ascends to the top of a volcanic tuff hill that passes through several natural viewpoints. Punta Pitt is composed of volcanic tuff substrate and the high winds here have led to natural erosion. This is the only site in the Galapagos Islands where you can watch the three species of boobies and 2 species of frigates nesting in the same area.

        Later sail around Kicker Rock, a massive tuff-rock that juts abruptly almost 500 feet straight up from the ocean. Many sea birds use Kicker Rock as a nesting place. Enjoy some optional swimming and snorkeling at this location.

        Make a wet landing on Cerro Brujo and walk over the beautiful white sand beach where you can observe sea lions, brown pelicans, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies. Have some fun kayaking, snorkeling, or swimming at this location. There are many incredible sites to see. Return to the ship for a nice meal and evening orientation.

        Day 4

          Mosquera - Baltra

          Located between North Seymour and Baltra Island is the small island of Mosquera. The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. The island is flat rather than the conical shape of the volcanic islands due to the uplift from the sea by underground seismic activity. Mosquera Island is a great place for snorkeling, strolling on the beach, and enjoying wildlife without the tourist crowds common at many of the more popular islands. After a pleasant visit to Mosquera be escorted to the airport at Baltra and return back 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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          $33.00 Fuel Surcharge

          Child Discount

          10% discount for children under the 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
          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 30% (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 Tip Top IV 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
          • Fuel Surcharge
          • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
          • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
          • $45 International Departure Tax
          • Wetsuits available: $30 for 4-day cruises, $35 for 5-day cruises, $40 for 8-day cruises, $65 for 11-day cruises, $70 for 15-day cruises
          • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
          • Travel Insurance

          Galapagos Flights

            Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

          • $530 - $590

            Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

          • $475 - $520

          Optional Hospitality Packages