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 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz - Highlands Day 2 : Floreana Day 3 : Chinese Hat- Santa Cruz- Dragon Hill Day 4 : Black Turtle Cove- Baltra
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.
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.
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
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.
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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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1 double cabin with a double bed on the upper deck.
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2 single cabins, each with a twin bed, located on the upper deck.
-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 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
Accommodations on board Yolita II based on double occupancy
Meals while in the Galapagos
Bilingual Naturalist Guide
Swimming and Snorkeling
Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
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
Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
$530 - $595
Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
$475 - $540
Optional Hospitality Packages
$230-$310 Two hotel nights in Quito and two domestic transfers
$200-$290 Two hotel nights in Guayaquil and two domestic transfers
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!