North-Central Islands Cruise

Get up close to a Galapagos Tortoise!
Colin Sorenson
Galapagos iguana snacking on some cactus
Colin Sorenson
See Galapagos tortoises during a tour to the Charles Darwin Research Station
See Blue-footed boobies on your Galapagos tour!
Snorkeling with a sea lion in the warm waters of the Galapagos
Marine iguana sunning itself in the Galapagos Islands
Relax in the Main Lounge aboard the Corals
This cruise allows you to experience more than just the highlights of the Galapagos' northern and central islands. Take a 5-day adventure and travel from beautiful Santa Cruz, to beautiful Bartolome, to San Cristobal to get up close and personal with giant tortoises, and everywhere in between. Snorkel in the crystalline waters and view colorful fish, sharks, rays, and sea turtles. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to behold, making this an incredible vacation.

Day 1

San Cristobal

Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship, the Corals. This afternoon we visit the San Cristobal giant tortoise breeding center to learn more about the Galapagos National Park's conservation programs.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

San Cristobal

Today we continue to explore San Cristobal. In the morning we stop at Cerro Brujo, an eroding volcanic cone comprised of interesting lava formations. We also visit a lagoon in search of migratory bird species such as the Ruddy Turnstone.

This afternoon we head to Pitt Point and take a hike up volcanic rock, offering up amazing views along the way! If we're lucky, we might just catch a glimpse of all three Booby species: Blue-footed, Red-footed and Nazca.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mosquera - Bartolomé

This morning we visit Mosquera Islet, home to one of the Galapagos Islands' sea lion colonies. In the afternoon we travel to Bartolomé Island, hiking through a stunning volcanic landscape en route to amazing views of the nearby islands. This afternoon affords many wildlife viewing opportunities, including possible encounters with sea turtles and the Galapagos Penguin!

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rábida - Chinese Hat

In the morning we visit Rábida Island and its red sand beaches. Be on the lookout for Brown Pelicans during the months of July through September!

In the afternoon travel to the amazing Chinese Hat Islet, located off the Southeastern tip of Santiago. Take a scenic hike that begins on white sandy beaches full of sea lions, marine iguanas, lava lizards, American Oystercatchers, and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Then follow a trail through well preserved remnants of volcanic rock that are not found anywhere else in this condition, as well as lava tubes and lava flows. After the hike, take the opportunity to snorkel and swim among tropical fish, sea lions, and Galapagos penguins.

Day 5

  • Breakfast

Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

This morning we explore the El Chato giant tortoise reserve located in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. We hope to have numerous sightings of the Galapagos tortoise in its natural habitat!

After our visit to the reserve, transfer to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
 Standard CabinStandard Plus CabinsJunior Cabins
$90 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 for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise. A 50% discount is available if child shares with two adults in a triple cabin.
Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50


  • Accommodations on board Corals 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 for $25 for up to 5 days, $50 for up to 11 days, and $75 for 15 days
  • Kayak rental available for $30/use
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

    Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $530 - $590

    Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $475 - $520

Optional Hospitality Packages