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Central Islands

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This 4-day Central Islands Galapagos cruise on the ship, Yolita II, explores the wildlife-rich shores and vast underwater wonders of Santa Cruz, Floreana, and more. A fantastic small ship adventure in the Galapagos!

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Ship

Yolita II

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Impressive Galapagos Flamingos in the Galapagos Floreana Lodge Floreana Lodge Galapagos penguin swimming underwater

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz - Highlands

Arrive in Baltra and transfer to the Yolita II. In the afternoon, head to the picturesque highlands of Santa Cruz. Here you will explore the lush greenery of this amazing island, visit the famous Twin Craters, and observe the giant tortoise of Santa Cruz in its natural habitat.

Day 2 Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, sail to Punta Cormorant to view one of the best Flamingo lagoons in the Galapagos. Take time to walk along two distinct beaches. "The Green Beach" has a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand and the "Flour Sand Beach" is composed of coral. Then, head to Corona del Diablo for some fantastic snorkeling.

In the afternoon, explore the historic Post Office Bay and Baroness Lookout.

Day 3 Chinese Hat- Santa Cruz- Dragon Hill

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, sail for Chinese Hat, a volcanic cone with amazing lava formations that are formed under the sea and raised upward. On the island, you may find sea lions, marine iguanas, and Galapagos penguins.

After lunch, head to Dragon Hill to explore a hyper-saline lagoon full of flamingos, pintail ducks, and other species of birds. Take a short walk to the Hill for an incredible view.

Day 4 Black Turtle Cove- Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning, travel to Black Turtle Cove, a calm and quiet red mangrove lagoon that acts as a nursery for many sharks and rays. The lagoon's clear waters allow travelers to observe large groups of white-tip reef, black-tip reef and hammerhead sharks, and schools of golden rays and spotted eagle rays. You may also spot sea turtles, pelicans, and herons.

In the early afternoon, transfer to the airport in Baltra for your flight back to Guayaquil or Quito.

Yolita II

Per person starting at
$1,395
Yolita II
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Twin Cabin
4 twin cabins equipped with two twin beds on the main deck. The two twin beds can be pushed together to form one king bed. A third bed can possibly be added.
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Double Cabin
1 double cabin with a double bed on the upper deck.
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Single Cabin
2 single cabins, each with a twin bed, located on the upper deck.

Notes

-Child discount is 20% of net rate. Only applicable for 1 child under 12 years traveling with two adults. Not applicable for last minute rates.
-Children of all ages are accepted on-board but parents are held fully responsible for any accidents or damage caused.
-Single supplement is a 50% surcharge

Child Discount

-Child discount is 20% of net rate. Only applicable for 1 child under 12 years traveling with two adults. Not applicable for last minute rates.-Children of all ages are accepted on-board but parents are held fully responsible for any accidents or dama

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

Included

  • Accommodations on board Yolita II 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
  • Snorkeling Equipment available - $25 for 4/5 day tours and $35 for 8 day tours
  • Wetsuits available - $25 for 4/5 day tours and $35 for 8 day tours
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

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

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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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