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Central Islands

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This 5-day Central Islands Galapagos cruise on the ship, Millennium, explores the wildlife-rich shores of Bartolome, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, and more!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - North Seymour
Day 2 : Bartolome - Santiago
Day 3 : Bachas Beach - Dragon Hill
Day 4 : South Plaza Island - Santa Fe
Day 5 : San Cristobal

Ship

Millennium

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Galapagos penguin on a rock Pinnacle Rock Galapagos Green Sea Turtle off the shores of Santa Fe Island Blending in with the environment on South Plaza Tunnel of Love

Day 1 Baltra - North Seymour

Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Millennium. Familiarize yourself with the boat and attend a brief orientation.

Begin your Galapagos cruise on North Seymour Island. Explore its rocky coast and spot Daphne Major and Minor in the distance. If you choose, play with sea lions as they body surf close to shore.

Day 2 Bartolome - Santiago

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Pinnacle Rock and the White Sand Beach for opportunities to photograph the Galapagos penguin. Snorkel and play with sea lions as they scoot towards you on the sand.

Day 3 Bachas Beach - Dragon Hill

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Travel to Bachas Beach to go swimming. View the floating pier which was left after the end of World War II. View the flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels which make Bachas Beach their home.

Eat lunch aboard the ship at the Baltra port while the ship reprovisions and then sail for Dragon Hill in the afternoon to see flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Take a short walk to the lagoon behind the beach.

Day 4 South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, travel to South Plaza Island and view one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos archipelago. Take a rocky trail which circumnavigates the island and displays a combination of dry and coastal vegetation zones.

After lunch, set sail for Santa Fe to view its Opuntia cactus forest. Snorkel in the picturesque turquoise lagoon and play with sea lions in the shallows.

Day 5 San Cristobal

  • 1 Breakfast
Following breakfast, visit the Interpretation Center in San Cristobal before transferring to the airport for your connecting flight to the mainland.

Millennium

Per person starting at
$2,590
Double cabin on the Millenium
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Standard cabins
Standard cabins on main deck with twin beds. Air conditioning, private bathroom with shower. Bathtubs are currently inoperable for water conservation.
Suite on the Millenium
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Owner Suites
2 owners suite cabins with double bed. Air conditioning, private bathroom with shower. Bathtubs are currently inoperable for water conservation.

Child Discount

30% 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

Included

  • Accommodations on board Millennium 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

Excluded

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

Galapagos Flights

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

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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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