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Central Islands

Example 4 Day Cruise aboard Guantanamera
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Tour the highlights of the central islands of the Galapagos on this 4-day adventure. 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. Wildlife viewing opportunities will abound as you traverse the islands, snorkel in the crystal clear waters, or take a relaxing swim off the pristine shores. Get up close and personal with fascinating wildlife throughout your Galapagos adventure and make this a truly unique vacation that will be beyond memorable.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Highlands
Day 2 : Floreana
Day 3 : Chinese Hat- Dragon Hill
Day 4 : Santa Cruz Island - Baltra



Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Devil's Crown
  • Dragon Hill
  • Eden Bay
  • Floreana
  • Highlands
  • Mirador de la Baronesa
  • Punta Carrion
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Santa Cruz
  • Whale Bay


Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level


Trip Snapshots

Sea lions napping on a dock in the Galapagos Walking on a beach excursion in the Galapagos Enjoying a snorkeling tour in the Galapagos Kayaking the warm waters of the Galapagos Galapagos tortoise taking a little swim.

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Highlands

Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Guantanamera.

Journey to the highlands of Santa Cruz to experience all seven different vegetation zones. View Galápagos flycatchers, small tree finches, and woodpecker finches as you hike around.

Day 2 Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, travel to Cormorant Point to hike a trail which overlooks a saltwater lagoon. A favorite location for flamingos, you may also see green sea turtles. Sail for Champion Islet for snorkeling. Champion Rock is covered with black coral bushes and yellow cup corals.

In the afternoon, visit Baroness’ Observatory and Post Office Bay. Feel free to leave an addressed postcard in the barrel and take one for delivery if the address is close to where you live.

Day 3 Chinese Hat- Dragon Hill

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today begins at Chinese Hat, a small island off the coast of Santiago that is an awesome opportunity to see and interpret geological features such as lava tubes and lava flows. Then sail for Dragon Hill to see flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Take a short walk to the lagoon behind the beach and snorkel in the clear waters off the coast.

Day 4 Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
Make your way to Los Gemelos, two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.

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


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Guantanamera's Upper Cabins.
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Cabins are fully air conditioned, with private bath facilities and either a queen bed or upper/lower berth.

Single Supplement

This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

Child Discount

Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50


  • Accommodations on board Guantanamera 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


  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuit rental available for $30/week
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

  • Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $530 - $595
  • Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $475 - $540

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This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.
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