Central Islands Cruise

John Collins Jr.
put em up....
Sandra Dave
A group of giant tortoises in the Galapagos
Encounter tropical wildlife while you sail on the Aranui
Laura Cahill
Can you see them? They're blending.
DeAnn Phillips
With our favorite tortoise
Visit the bridge
Explore the coffee corner

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

Embark on the Treasure of Galapagos to explore the beauty and wonder of the Galapagos' central islands. Indulge yourself in the picturesque beauty of the unique landscape, relax on the beach, do some exploratory snorkeling, and wander to the hidden center of the islands on this unique and exciting 5 day adventure. Delight in the frolicking sea lions that love to swim with people or get up close and personal with the incredible giant tortoises that make their home here.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    Arrive at the airport and get transferred to the boat for check in and lunch. Start on your first excursion with a visit to Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy hiking and an educational visit to the Charles Darwin Station to view the tortoises in various stages of life. This facility helps prepare tortoises for reintroduction back into their natural habitat. Stretch out your hand and interact with these gentle giants.

    Day 2

      North Seymour - Bartolome

      Sullivan Bay is of great geological interest and is located south-east of Santiago Island. Take a hike through an area that is covered by lava flows. It was very active in the past 25 years of the nineteenth century and was formed in 1897. Flow is very young geologically. The magma formed is flat, but the underground lava movement, rapid cooling, and other eruptions led to it breaking in many places. After lunch enjoy a visit to Pinnacle Rock beach for swimming and snorkeling. While on Bartolome you can see interesting formations of lava and cinder cones. A wooden staircase leads to the top of the island where there are beautiful views of the nearby beaches. Pinnacle Rock makes this island one of the most visited and photographed.

      Day 3

        South Plaza Island - San Cristobal

        While on North Seymour you can see blue-footed boobies, colonies of frigates, fork-tailed gulls, terns, sea lions, lava lizards, and land iguanas. Palo Santo trees can also be observed at this location. The Islet of Mosquera is located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour. It is a reef of rocks and coral and has a great white sand beach. This island has one of the largest populations of sea lions and you can also observe several species of shorebirds. Visitors have reported occasional sightings of Orcas feeding on sea lions.

        Day 4

          San Cristobal - Lobos

          The island of South Plaza is full of life. There are colonies of sea lions and land iguanas. While you walk on the banks it is possible to see a great number of birds such as nesting tropic birds and fork-tailed seagulls. Make sure to enjoy the beautiful view from the top the steep banks or strolling along the base of the cliff is a pleasant experience. The Opuntiacactus grow here and the vegetation changes color according to the season of the year. Make a wet landing in the beautiful beach of Cerro Brujo. The white coral is great for swimming, snorkeling, and watching birds and sea lions. In the vicinity of the beach you can see seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds, and shore birds.

          Day 5

            San Cristobal

            Interpretation Center-San Cristobal: The Interpretation Center on San Cristobal is full of educational information about the evolution of the Galapagos Islands and animal life in the islands. Transfer out to San Cristobal’s Airport 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.
             Standard SuiteMaster Suite
            2014-Oct-24
            2014-Nov-07
            2014-Nov-21
            2014-Dec-05
            2014-Dec-19
            2015-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
            $2,640$3,435

            Child Discount

            40% discount for children under 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
            69-31 days50% cruise cost
            30 - 0 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 (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 Treasure of Galapagos 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 $25 for 5 days, $35 for 7 days
            • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
            • Travel Insurance

            Galapagos Flights

              Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

            • $530 - $590

              Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

            • $475 - $520

            Optional Hospitality Packages