Northern Islands Cruise

Beth Nichols
See colorful Frigatebird birds on your trip to the Galapagos
Aaron Conway
Galapagos sea lion and pup
A pair of friendly sea lions
Aaron Conway
Cave on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos
Yvonne Smith
Kids loving Santa Cruz Island
Relax and enjoy the view aboard the La Pinta.
Enjoy dining alfresco style on the deck
Sail the northern islands aboard the La Pinta on a 5-day Galapagos cruise. This small ship adventure takes you to the islands of Santa Cruz, Bartolome, and Genovesa. Experience the sea lions, sea birds, and giant Galapagos tortoises which first made this island archipelago famous.

Day 1

Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to La Pinta for your Galapagos cruise!

Begin your tour at El Chato, a reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz. Observe giant tortoises in the wild and take a nature hike through the humid zone of the highlands.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Santa Cruz Island - Chinese Hat

Begin your morning at Bachas Beach and hope to see the tracks of the Pacific Green Sea Turtle in the sand. The white sand beach is perfect for meandering, or snorkeling is always an option.

In the afternoon, travel to Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat) to play snorkel with a colony of sea lions or relax on the white coral beach.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bartolome - Santiago

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.

In the afternoon, sail for the Sullivan Bay lava field. This unique field has a variety of interesting patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed on the island.

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


In the morning, travel to the coral beach of Darwin Bay. Take a short hike which leads you through seabird colonies and a large red-footed booby colony.

In the afternoon, take the wooden staircase up Prince Phillip’s Step (El Barranco) for panoramic views of the island.

Day 5

  • Breakfast


In the morning, transfer to the Baltra airport for your connection to the mainland.

All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
 StateroomsSingle Cabin

Single Supplement

This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

Child Discount

25% discount for children under the 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


  • Accommodations on board La Pinta 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
  • Wetsuit


  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

    Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $530 - $590

    Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $475 - $520

Optional Hospitality Packages