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This 5-day Eastern Islands Galapagos cruise on the ship, Yolita II, explores the wildlife-rich shores and vast underwater wonders of South Plaza, Espanola, San Cristobal, and more! Walk along beaches made of coral and volcanic ash, observe a myriad of unique wildlife and plant species, snorkel in clear waters, and admire fantastic volcanic formations as you sail around the Eastern Galapagos islands.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - North Seymour
Day 2 : Cerro Brujo Leon Dormido - San Cristobal-Isla Lobos
Day 3 : Espanola
Day 4 : Santa Fe - South Plaza Island
Day 5 : Charles Darwin Center - Santa Cruz- Baltra

Ship

Yolita II

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Galapagos hawk Exploring the Galapagos - Kicker Rock (Espanola) Marine Iguana enjoying the afternoon sun Snorkeling girl A view of the amazing Kicker Rock from Cerro Brujo.

Day 1 Baltra - North Seymour

Arrive in Baltra and transfer to the Yolita II. In the afternoon, head to the beautiful North Seymour Island, where there are many nesting sites for blue-footed boobies and many other magnificent seabirds.

Day 2 Cerro Brujo Leon Dormido - San Cristobal-Isla Lobos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, arrive on the beach of Cerro Brujo, which is made of volcanic ash and white coral. Here, search for warblers, finches, and a variety of sea birds, as well sea lions, sea turtles, and rays. Later, head to Leon Dormido, which was once a large lava cone that has now split into two large rock formations. On these rocks, keep an eye out for Nazca boobies, blue footed boobies, and frigate birds. Leon Dormido is also a wonderful place to snorkel.

In the afternoon, sail to Isla Lobos, where you can find a large variety of volcanic rock, as well as sea lions and many kinds of seabirds and shorebirds.

Day 3 Espanola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning swimming, relaxing and snorkeling in Gardner Bay. You may even be able to observe sharks in the Bay's crystal clear waters.

Afterwards, head to the rocky landscape of Punta Suarez to view one of the most impressive sea bird colonies in the Galapagos, as well as an incredible blowhole that spouts 70-75 ft of water into the air.

Day 4 Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, sail to Santa Fe to hike and observe the diverse wildlife that inhabit the island. Some of these creatures include Galapagos mockingbirds, Galapagos snakes, rice rats, Galapagos hawks, two species of iguanas, sea lions, and many different tropical fish.

In the afternoon, travel to South Plaza in search of the unique iguana species that live there, as well as many different birds such as Swallow Tailed Gulls, Audubon Shearwaters, Red-billed tropicbirds, brown pelicans, and frigate birds.

Day 5 Charles Darwin Center - Santa Cruz- Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
Start the day with a visit to the Charles Darwin Station to learn about the breeding and rearing of tortoises in the Galapagos, and protection and conservation of the islands.

Then head to Baltra and transfer to either Guayaquil or Quito.

Yolita II

Per person starting at
$2,045
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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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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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