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South-East Islands

5 Day Sample Cruise aboard Galapagos Legend
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Enjoy the highlights of San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana, and Santa Cruz islands on this incredible 5-day adventure. There is an endless list of activities to make this an unforgettable trip including snorkeling, roaming volcanic landscapes, and observing the riveting native wildlife. Be entertained by the antics of playful sea lions and get up close and personal with the incredible giant tortoises.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San Cristobal
Day 2 : EspaƱola
Day 3 : Floreana
Day 4 : Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center
Day 5 : Daphne Island - Baltra

Ship

Galapagos Legend

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Daphne Island
  • Espanola
  • Floreana
  • Gardner Bay
  • Osborn Islet
  • Post Office Bay
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Punta Suarez
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Airport
  • San Cristobal Interpretation Center
  • Santa Cruz

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Marine iguanas seen during a Galapagos cruise Galapagos Sally Lightfoot Crab Sea lion relaxing on a rocky shore in the Galapagos Islands Amazing wildlife awaits you in the Galapagos! Get up close to a Galapagos Tortoise! Marine iguana sunning itself in the Galapagos Islands Photographing a Masked Booby in the Galapagos

Day 1 San Cristobal

Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer by bus to your ship. This afternoon, we explore San Cristobal Island, stopping at the Interpretation Center and Museum of Natural History in order to learn about the history and nature of the Galapagos Islands. Afterwards, hike up Tijeretas Hill which offers up magnificent views! We hopefully catch a glimpse of the Frigatebird, as a colony is close by.

Day 2 EspaƱola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we arrive at Española Island and explore Gardner Bay and the Gardner and Osborn Islets. We stroll along the shore where we hope to spot an abundance of birds such as the American Oystercatcher and the Galapagos Hawk. While snorkeling, be on the lookout for marine life such as Manta rays and reef sharks!

In the afternoon, we travel over to Suarez Point for more wildlife viewing and a hike that takes us through the nesting grounds of Nazca and Blue-footed Boobies. Keep your eyes peeled for the Waved Albatross!

Day 3 Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we explore Floreana Island. Upon arrival, we head over to Post Office Bay where you can leave your unstamped postcards in the hopes that they get delivered to their destination via other travelers.

In the afternoon we stop at Cormorant Point and Devil's Crown where we hike along the beach, keeping our eyes peeled for sea turtles, Blue-footed Boobies and reef sharks!

Day 4 Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we spend time in the Santa Cruz highlands. Here we visit El Chato Reserve where we hope to observe the Galapagos tortoise in its native habitat.

In the afternoon we visit the Charles Darwin Station, home of the Fausto Llerena tortoise breeding center.

Day 5 Daphne Island - Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning we cruise around Daphne Island for one last opportunity to see more of the Galapagos' gorgeous bird life. Keep your eyes peeled for Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies, Brown Noddies and Darwin's finches!

Afterwards, we head straight to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

Galapagos Legend

Per person starting at
$2,215
Cruise the Galapagos on the Legend ship
Standard Cabin
$2,215
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.
Cruise the Galapagos on the Legend ship
Standard Plus Cabin
$2,743
The superior cabins are located on the Sea deck. They have two lower beds, porthole windows, and are approx. 120 sq. ft.
Cruise the Galapagos on the Legend ship
Junior Suite
$3,128
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.
Cruise the Galapagos on the Legend ship
Legend Suite
$3,597
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.
Cruise the Galapagos on the Legend ship
Balcony Suite
$3,956
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

Included

  • 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

Excluded

  • 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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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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