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Islands Circumnavigation II

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Take an incredible journey through the unique world of the Galapagos on this 12-day circumnavigation. Enjoy encounters with playful sea lions, Galapagos penguins, frigatebirds, flightless cormorants, tortoises, and many more incredible native species! Snorkel in the crystal clear waters, or take a relaxing swim off the pristine shores while you immerse yourself in the magnificent wonder of these islands.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island
Day 2 : Santiago - Rábida
Day 3 : Isabela
Day 4 : Fernandina
Day 5 : Santa Cruz Island - Mosquera
Day 6 : South Plaza Island - Santa Fe
Day 7 : San Cristobal
Day 8 : San Cristobal
Day 9 : Espanola
Day 10 : Floreana
Day 11 : Santa Cruz Island
Day 12 : Daphne Island - Baltra

Ship

Galapagos Legend

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Black Turtle Cove
  • Cerro Colorado
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Daphne Island
  • Espanola
  • Espinosa Point
  • Fernandina
  • Floreana
  • Gardner Bay
  • Highlands
  • Isabela
  • Mosquera
  • Osborn Islet
  • Post Office Bay
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Punta Pitt
  • Punta Suarez
  • Rabida
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Interpretation Center
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Fe
  • Santiago
  • South Plaza Island
  • Sullivan Bay
  • Tagus Cove
  • Urbina Bay
  • Vicente Roca Point
  • Witch Hill

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Get up close to a Galapagos Tortoise! Marine iguana sunning itself in the Galapagos Islands Galapagos Peguin found on a tour of the islands A Flightless Cormorant found on Fernandina and Isabela Islands in the Galapagos Sole Albatrosse looking for the group Walking on a beach excursion in the Galapagos Two Galapagos Tortoises taking in some shade in the Galapagos

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship, the Galapagos Legend. Today we explore Santa Cruz Island and stop at Black Turtle Cove, home to four species of mangroves. Keep your eyes peeled for an abundance of Galapagos wildlife, including sea turtles, herons and white-tipped sharks!

Day 2 Santiago - Rábida

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning we travel to Santiago Island, stopping of at Sullivan Bay to explore the extensive lava flows.

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

Day 3 Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we explore Isabela Island, stopping at Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove. At Urbina Bay, we explore this volcanic, black sand beach in search of more Galapagos wildlife. Depending on the season, we may even spot some Galapagos tortoises!

This afternoon, we make our way over to Tagus Cove. Here we learn about the volcanoes that formed Isabela Island, and we take a dinghy ride along the shore in search of more amazing wildlife, including Flightless Cormorants and, depending on season, the Galapagos Penguin!

Day 4 Fernandina

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we visit Espinosa Point, on Fernandina Island, in search of marine iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, and Galapagos Penguins! We stroll over lava formations, encountering cacti and mangroves along the way.

In the afternoon we head over to Vicente Roca Point on Isabela Island, a great place to spot an abundance of marine life!

Day 5 Santa Cruz Island - Mosquera

  • 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.

This afternoon we travel to Mosquera Islet, home to one of the Galapagos Islands' sea lion colonies.

Day 6 South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we travel to South Plaza Island, home of the Galapagos hybrid iguana. In the afternoon, we visit Santa Fe Island where we search for Galapagos wildlife such as sea lions, iguanas, and the Galapagos Hawk!

Day 7 San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we explore the island of San Cristobal. In the morning 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.

This afternoon 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.

Day 8 San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we visit the San Cristobal giant tortoise breeding center to learn more about the Galapagos National Park's conservation programs.

Later on, we stop at the San Cristobal 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 9 Espanola

  • 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 10 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 11 Santa Cruz Island

  • 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 12 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

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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.

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

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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