Central Islands Cruise

Yvonne Smith
Kids loving Santa Cruz Island
Kassi Magruder
Sea lion pup in the Galapagos. So cute!
Kassi Magruder
Snorkeling in the Galapagos
Kassi Magruder
Floreana Island
Laura Cahill
Can you see them? They're blending.
Isabela II's fitness center.
Isabela II's dining area.
Sail the central islands on a 5-day Galapagos cruise. This unique small-ship experience takes you to the islands of Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, South Plaza, North Seymour, and Bartolome. Indulge yourself in the picturesque beauty of the unique landscape, relax on the beach, do some exploratory snorkeling, and wander to the hidden center of the islands.

Day 1

Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Isabela II. Attend a short briefing and familiarize yourself with the boat and the islands.

Begin your Galapagos tour by visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station. This international non-profit organization provides scientific research and technical information to further Galapagos conservation. Learn about the natural history and issues concerning the islands and see the giant tortoises in their corrals.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

In the afternoon, travel to Santa Fe, a volcanic uplift which houses a forest of Opuntia cactus. The weathered cliffs of the island provide sea birds with safe nesting grounds and land iguanas are seen resting on the rocks. Swim with sea lions in a picturesque turquoise lagoon.

After lunch, sail for South Plaza to view one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos. Take a trail with circumnavigates the island to see the unique combination of dry and coastal vegetation zones.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

North Seymour - Santa Cruz Island

Begin your morning by taking a short trail which crosses inland North Seymour Island. This hike takes you through colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds and offers views of Daphne Major and Minor in the distance. Body surf with sea lions close to the shore.

In the afternoon, set sail for Santa Cruz and land on Bachas Beach to go swimming. View the floating pier which was left by American soldiers during World War II.

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bartolome - Santiago

Sail for Bartolome to view the famous Pinnacle Rock and White Sand Beach. Enjoy some superb snorkeling around Pinnacle Rock where penguins are usually seen. From the highest point on the island, encounter different volcanic formations, including spatter and tuff cones, lava flow, and lava tubes on your way up. At the summit there is a wonderful view of Sullivan Bay. There are opportunities to see sea lions, pioneer plants, reef sharks, rays, and colorful reef fish while touring the island.

Day 5

  • Breakfast


Transfer to the Baltra airport for your connection flight to the mainland.

All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
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$163 Fuel Surcharge

Single Supplement

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

Child Discount

25% discount if sharing with two adults, 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


  • Accommodations on board Isabela 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
  • Snorkeling Equipment


  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuit rental available for $17 for 5 days, $35 for 8 days
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

    Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $530 - $590

    Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $475 - $520

Optional Hospitality Packages