Southern Islands Cruise

kate grenier
with the sun bathing iguanas
Glory Moore
Flamingoes and a flamingo chick.
Charles Anderson
Sally Lightfoot Crabs on Santiago Island
DeAnn Phillips
With our favorite tortoise
Laura Cahill
Can you see them? They're blending.
Visit the bridge
Explore the coffee corner

Departs

  • Oct 14, 2014
  • Oct 28, 2014
  • Nov 11, 2014
  • Nov 25, 2014
  • Dec 09, 2014
  • Dec 23, 2014
  • Jan 06, 2015
  • Jan 20, 2015
  • Feb 03, 2015
  • Feb 17, 2015
  • Mar 03, 2015
  • Mar 17, 2015
  • Mar 31, 2015
  • Apr 14, 2015
  • Apr 28, 2015
  • May 12, 2015
  • May 26, 2015
  • Jun 09, 2015
  • Jun 23, 2015
  • Jul 07, 2015
  • Jul 21, 2015
  • Aug 04, 2015
  • Aug 18, 2015
  • Sep 01, 2015
  • Sep 15, 2015
  • Sep 29, 2015
  • Oct 13, 2015
  • Oct 27, 2015
  • Nov 10, 2015
  • Nov 24, 2015
  • Dec 08, 2015
  • Dec 22, 2015

Private Independent Travel

This 5 day cruise through the Galapagos offers you the amazing opportunity to explore the highlights of the southern islands. Enjoy the history and unique splendor of these amazing islands. Witness the amazing flamingos of Floreana, the playful sea lions of Española, and the friendly giant tortoises of Santa Cruz. 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.

Day 1

    San Cristobal

    After your arrival you will be transferred to the boat and will check in. After lunch make a dry landing and head out to Cerro Colorado where you can see giant Galapagos tortoises in the Breeding Center. View giant tortoises and see them in all their various stages of life.

    Day 2

      Espanola

      Gardner Bay is located on the north coast of Española Island. The main attraction here is the colony of sea lions which inhabit the beach in incredible quantity during the breeding season. Both resident and migratory birds are can also be observed at this location. Later head to Punta Suarez and enjoy a walk on this island where you can see sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Darwin finches, Galapagos hawks, albatrosses, lava lizards, and herons. There is an amazing variety of wildlife making their homes on Punta Suarez.

      Day 3

        Floreana

        Post Office Bay is one of the few visitor sites that is visited for its human history. Whaling Captain James Colnett established the wooden post barrel in early 1793 at this location. At the time whaling was a big industry, ships were typically gone for 2 years at a time and the Galapagos Islands were a frequent stop for these ships. Outbound ships would drop off letters here after rounding the cape and the ships returning home would mail them. Over the years thousands of ships have stopped to send and receive mail at Post Office Bay. Many have posted a sign of driftwood or other materials memorializing their visit making this the only area in the Galapagos were graffiti is still acceptable.

        Later head out to Punta Cormorant to enjoy its sandy olivine beach for walking and swimming. The island also has a flamingo lagoon and a white sand beach where sea turtles nest from December to May.

        Day 4

          Santa Fe - Santa Cruz Island

          Enjoy some relaxing snorkeling in the rocky coast of Santa Fe and see a variety of fish and sea turtles.You can see colonies of sea lions, land iguanas, frigate birds, Galapagos doves, and lava lizards. On the island there is a forest of giant cacti and Palo Santo trees as well.

          While on Santa Cruz Island, take an interesting walk to the Turtle Bay beach This is perhaps one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos. Enjoy a relaxing swim or take the time to do some snorkeling. Also have the chance to observe colonies of marine iguanas, pelicans, Darwin’s finches, sharks, and sea turtles.

          Day 5

            Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

            Enjoy a nice breakfast and them head to El Chato reserve. This reserve is divided into two areas; Caseta and Chato. The reserve allows visitors to observe giant tortoises in the wild during the dry season, and is also a good place to spot short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, Galapagos rails, and paint-billed crakes. After that transfer on to Baltra's airport and 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-14
            2014-Oct-28
            2014-Nov-11
            2014-Nov-25
            2014-Dec-09
            2014-Dec-23
            2015-Jan-06
            2015-Jan-20
            2015-Feb-03
            2015-Feb-17
            2015-Mar-03
            2015-Mar-17
            2015-Mar-31
            2015-Apr-14
            2015-Apr-28
            2015-May-12
            2015-May-26
            2015-Jun-09
            2015-Jun-23
            2015-Jul-07
            2015-Jul-21
            2015-Aug-04
            2015-Aug-18
            2015-Sep-01
            2015-Sep-15
            2015-Sep-29
            2015-Oct-13
            2015-Oct-27
            2015-Nov-10
            2015-Nov-24
            2015-Dec-08
            2015-Dec-22
            $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.

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

            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