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This cruise allows you to experience more than just the highlights of the Galapagos' northern and central islands. Take a 4-day adventure and enjoy the wonders of Santa Cruz and Bartolome. Get up close and personal with giant tortoises, 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-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island
Day 2 : Santiago - Bartolomé
Day 3 : Santa Cruz Island - North Seymour
Day 4 : Santa Cruz Island - Baltra


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  • Small Ship

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View from Bartolome Island Snorkeling with a sea lion in the warm waters of the Galapagos neon starfish Hitchhikers on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Sole cactus on the beach

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship, the Galapagos Legend. Today we cruise to Santa Cruz Island and travel by bus to the Santa Cruz highlands. Here, we visit a giant tortoise reserve where we can view tortoises in their natural habitat.

Day 2 Santiago - Bartolomé

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning we travel to Santiago Island, arriving at the black sand beaches of Egas Port. Marine life abounds here, and if we're lucky, we will spot lobsters, starfish, and fur seals!

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 3 Santa Cruz Island - North Seymour

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we venture over to Santa Cruz Island and stop at Dragon Hill, an important nesting site for endemic land iguanas. In the afternoon, we visit North Seymour Island, home to Blue-footed Boobies, Frigatebirds and sea lions.

Day 4 Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning we return to Santa Cruz Island where we stop at Bachas Beach, one of the main sea turtle nesting sites in the Galapagos. After our visit, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

Galapagos Legend

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Standard Cabin
The superior cabins are located on the Sea deck. They have two lower beds and are ~120 sq. ft. These cabins do not have outside windows.
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Standard Plus Cabin
The superior cabins are located on the Sea deck. They have two lower beds, porthole windows, and are approx. 120 sq. ft.
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Junior Suite
Junior suites are located on the Earth deck, next to the reception desk, library and boutique. Each suite has two beds and large panoramic windows. Many junior suites may be interconnected and some have space for a third bed.
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Legend Suite
These cabins are located on the outermost part of the ship on the Earth deck.These suites have a small living room next to the panoramic windows. They offer two lower beds and a sofa bed to accommodate small families. These cabins can be connected.
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Balcony Suite
These new suites are very spacious and can comfortably hold a family of three. With approximately 60 square feet of space, they can easily hold a table, as well as two chairs with additional walking space. These suites can interconnect.

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 age 12 and under 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 Galapagos Legend 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
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuit rental available for $25 for 5 days, $50 for 10 days, $75 for 15 days
  • Kayaks available for $30 per use
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

  • Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $530 - $595
  • Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $475 - $540

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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
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