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Islands Circumnavigation

Example 15 Day Cruise aboard Beluga
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Embark on a 15-day circumnavigation through the hidden wonders of the Galapagos. Get the opportunity to see more than just the highlights of the Galapagos. Have the chance to really immerse yourself in the unique splendor of these islands. Wind across island trails, explore peaceful lagoons, swim and snorkel in crystalline waters, bask in the sun on white sand beaches, soak in extraordinary volcanic vistas, and get up close and personal with fascinating wildlife throughout your Galapagos adventure. This is a truly unique vacation that will be beyond memorable.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island
Day 2 : Santa Fe - South Plaza Island
Day 3 : San Cristobal - Lobos
Day 4 : Espanola
Day 5 : Santa Cruz Island
Day 6 : Chinese Hat - Santiago
Day 7 : Genovesa
Day 8 : Santa Cruz Island
Day 9 : Floreana
Day 10 : Isabela
Day 11 : Isabela
Day 12 : Isabela
Day 13 : Fernandina - Isabela
Day 14 : Santiago - Bartolomé
Day 15 : North Seymour - Baltra

Highlights

  • Take a dinghy ride to Black Turtle Cove
  • Snorkel around Devil's Crown, one of the best spots in the Galapagos
  • Visit Isabela's Giant Tortoise Breeding Center
  • Explore El Junco Lagoon, one of the few freshwater lakes in the Galapagos

Ship

Beluga

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Bartolome
  • Black Turtle Cove
  • Buccaneer Cove
  • Champion Inlet
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Darwin Bay
  • Dragon Hill
  • El Barranco
  • Elizabeth Bay
  • Espanola
  • Espinosa Point
  • Espumilla Beach
  • Fernandina
  • Floreana
  • Gardner Bay
  • Genovesa
  • Haven of Peace
  • Highlands
  • Humedales and Wall of Tears
  • Isabela
  • Isla Lobos
  • Las Tintoreras
  • Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
  • Mirador de la Baronesa
  • North Seymour
  • Osborn Islet
  • Post Office Bay
  • Puerto Egas
  • Puerto Villamil
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Punta Moreno
  • Punta Pitt
  • Punta Suarez
  • San Cristobal
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Fe
  • Santiago
  • Sierra Negra Volcano
  • South Plaza Island
  • Sullivan Bay
  • Tagus Cove
  • Urbina Bay
  • Vicente Roca Point

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Sea lion and scuba diver Beach time at Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Kids loving Santa Cruz Island Post office bay No that is not the moon, it is Sierra Negra

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship. We travel to Santa Cruz Island where we stop at Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), the previous site of a land iguana conservation program. Keep your eyes peeled for some amazing Galapagos wildlife!

Day 2 Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we travel to Santa Fe Island and anchor alongside a beautiful, turquoise lagoon. Santa Fe is home to a unique species of iguana that have large spikes on their spines and are bright yellow in color.

This afternoon we visit South Plaza Island where we can observe iguanas feeding on the prickly pear cactus. We hope to catch a glimpse of some fascinating Galapagos birds, such as the Masked Booby, the Frigatebird and the Brown Pelicans.

Day 3 San Cristobal - Lobos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we set out to explore San Cristobal! First, we travel to Cerro Brujo to admire the unique lava formations and the unique Galapagos flora and fauna. Weather permitting, we visit El Junco Lagoon, one of the few freshwater lakes in the Galapagos. If time permits, hike up Tijeretas hill which rewards us with amazing views.

Day 4 Espanola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we explore the island of Española. Our first stop is Gardner Bay, a white sand beach where sea lions, mockingbirds and finches abound!

This afternoon, we stop at Punta Suarez to catch a glimpse of the Masked and Blue-footed Boobies. We also visit the "blowhole," a lava tube that sprays water up in the air like a geyser!

Day 5 Santa Cruz Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we explore Santa Cruz Island and visit the Charles Darwin Research Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Galapagos tortoise breeding center.

In the afternoon, we travel by bus to the Santa Cruz highlands in search of the giant Galapagos tortoise!

Day 6 Chinese Hat - Santiago

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we travel to Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino), a small volcanic island. Here, view magnificent lava tubes and lava flows, and learn about these interesting geological formations.

This afternoon, we travel to Sullivan Bay and walk across lava fields!

Day 7 Genovesa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we visit Genovesa Island, starting with a visit to Darwin Bay. Here, observe magnificent Galapagos bird life such as Red-footed Boobies, Frigatebirds, gulls and herons.

In the afternoon we visit El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. We climb up the steps in order to get a glimpse at the many Galapagos birds, such as the Masked Booby and the Short-eared Owl.

Day 8 Santa Cruz Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we'll take a dinghy to Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island. Here we will see a variety of mangroves, and hope to spot some rays, sea turtles and white-tipped sharks!

Next, we will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz where you will have the opportunity to see the giant Galapagos tortoise in its natural habitat.

In the afternoon, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and its giant tortoise breeding center. Here, you can learn about the various Galapagos conservation and research programs that have helped saved certain species of tortoises from becoming extinct.

Day 9 Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we explore Floreana Island, stopping at Cormorant Point (Punta Cormorant), Post Office Bay and Devil's Crown. At Cormorant Point, we'll keep our eyes peeled for Galapagos birds such as Darwin's finches. At Post Office Bay,leave an unstamped postcard in the hopes that it gets delivered via fellow travelers! Devil's Crown, a submerged volcano, has some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands. Keep an eye out for white-tipped sharks, eagle rays, and sea turtles!

Day 10 Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we arrive to Isabela Island, in search of Blue-footed Boobies, fur seals, sea lions and more! In the morning we visit the small island of Las Tintoreras, one of the main breeding sites for marine iguanas. Next, we travel to the Sierra Negra volcano, one of the most active volcanos in the Galapagos Islands.

This afternoon we visit Isabela's Giant Tortoise Breeding Center where we'll see several species of tortoises in one location.

Day 11 Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we continue to explore Isabela Island. In the morning we visit Punta Moreno, where we keeps are eyes peeled for White-cheeked Pintail ducks. In the afternoon, we visit Elizabeth Bay. Here, we have the opportunity to observe some amazing Galapagos wildlife, such as the Flightless Cormorant, marine turtles and sea lions.

Day 12 Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
We explore more of Isabela Island today, visiting Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove. At Urbina Bay, we hope to catch a glimpse of marine iguanas and Galapagos Penguins! At Tagus Cove, we have the chance to see an abundance of Galapagos birds, such as the Blue-footed Booby, Brown Noddy, Flightless Cormorant and the Galapagos Penguin.

Day 13 Fernandina - Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we visit Fernandina Island, where we scout the shoreline for Flightless Cormorants, Sally Lightfoot crabs, sea lions, iguanas and more! In the afternoon, we travel back to Isabela Island and visit the wonderful snorkeling site of Punta Vicente Roca.

Day 14 Santiago - Bartolomé

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we visit Puerto Egas on Santiago Island, where we will see Galapagos fur seals swimming along the shore. If we're lucky, we will also spot numerous Galapagos birds, such as the Galapagos Dove, the Vermilion Flycatcher, and the Galapagos Hawk!

This afternoon, we travel to Bartolomé Island. Here, we hike up steep, wooden steps in order to reward ourselves with spectacular views of the islands!

Day 15 North Seymour - Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning we travel to North Seymour Island, home one of the largest populations of frigatebirds. We may also see Blue-footed Boobies and Swallow-tailed Gulls.

After our visit to North Seymour, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

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Child Discount

50% discount for children under age 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 Beluga 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

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
  • Snorkel equipment rental available for $5 a day
  • Scuba diving option is possible one day of the itinerary, rates vary. Please contact us for more details
  • Wetsuit rental available for $30/person
  • Kayaks available upon request for no additional charge
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

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

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