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This incredible 8-day cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos covers some of the most beautiful islands including San Cristobal, South Plaza, Santa Cruz, and Floreana. Overflowing with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, this is the perfect vacation choice. The abundance of unique wildlife including flamingos, frigatebirds, iguanas, and friendly sea lions will make this a memorable trip. Fill your days with opportunities to snorkel, swim, and wander through the islands of this archipelago.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Mosquera
Day 2 : South Plaza Island - Santa Fe
Day 3 : San Cristobal
Day 4 : San Cristobal
Day 5 : Espanola
Day 6 : Floreana
Day 7 : Santa Cruz Island
Day 8 : Daphne Island - Baltra


Galapagos Legend

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Cerro Colorado
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Daphne Island
  • Espanola
  • Floreana
  • Gardner Bay
  • Mosquera
  • Osborn Islet
  • Post Office Bay
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Punta Pitt
  • Punta Suarez
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Interpretation Center
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Fe
  • South Plaza Island
  • Witch Hill


Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level


Trip Snapshots

Galapagos hawk Photographers on Mosquera A view of the amazing Kicker Rock from Cerro Brujo. Learn at the Breeding Center on your Galapagos cruise See Blue-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos

Day 1 Baltra - Mosquera

Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer by bus to your ship, the Galapagos Legend. This afternoon we travel to Mosquera Islet, home to one of the Galapagos Islands' sea lion colonies.

Day 2 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 3 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 4 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.

Day 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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
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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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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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