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Experience the wonder of the Galapagos islands while touring this stunning archipelago. Dip into history, swim with playful sea lions, and reach out to touch the famed Galapagos tortoise at the Charles Darwin Research Center.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San Cristobal - Leon Dormido
Day 2 : Espanola
Day 3 : Floreana
Day 4 : Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center - Baltra

Highlights

  • View tortoises in various stages of life
  • Hike around Cormorant Point and view flamingos
  • Snorkel and swim with sea lions in Gardner Bay

Ship

Cormorant

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Espanola
  • Floreana
  • Gardner Bay
  • Leon Dormido
  • Post Office Bay
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Punta Suarez
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Airport
  • Santa Cruz

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

flamingos Floreana A snorkeler walking along a white sandy beach. Sea turtle swimming with snorkelers Espanola Island Punta Suarez, Espanola

Day 1 San Cristobal - Leon Dormido

Arrive at San Cristobal Island Airport and transfer to the Cormorant.

Sail for Kicker Rock, a striking rock formation which juts out of the water and towers above the ocean. Spot a variety of marine life as your snorkel through the canal between the two formations.

Day 2 Espanola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Journey to Suarez Point to view Blue-footed Boobies, albatrosses and Nazca Boobies. The most famous attraction on Espanola is a magnificent blowhole which spurts water high into the air. Take a two mile hike across the island.

In the afternoon, travel to Gardner Bay, the breeding site of most of the world´s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. Gardner Bay features a large white sandy beach and the reef makes this location ideal for snorkeling and swimming with sea lions.

Day 3 Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, set sail for Cormorant Point which features a large flamingo lagoon. Take an optional hike or swim in the clear waters.

Travel to Floreana to visit Post Office Bay, where an a wooden barrel was placed by 18th century whalers as an unofficial post office. The tradition has continued to this day, and travelers can leave addressed postcards and sort through the barrel for postcards close to their homes. Delivering one of these postcards is a rewarding experience.

Day 4 Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center - Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning, tour the Charles Darwin Research Station and view the tortoises in various stages of life. New hatchlings average 3 inches, while the adults can reach over 4 feet long. Stretch out your hand and interact with these gentle giants.

In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the mainland.

Cormorant

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Spacious suites located on the main deck include a sitting area, private balcony and en-suite bath facilities.

Notes

$0 - $1,700 single supplement

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 12 years at time of Galapagos cruise traveling with two adults. Child discounts are not available March 19-26 and Dec 17-Jan 3.

Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

Included

  • Accommodations on board Cormorant 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
  • Wetsuit
  • Sea Kayaking

Excluded

  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Diving may be available upon request, please inquire for information
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

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

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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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