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Eastern Islands II

5 Day Sample Cruise aboard Archipell I
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Enjoy this 5-day cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos. Enjoy the unique green sand beaches of Cormorant point, the abundance of wildlife on Española, and the friendly interaction with the island's playful sea lions. Overflowing with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, this is the perfect vacation choice. Have multiple opportunities to snorkel, swim, and wander through the islands of this archipelago.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island
Day 2 : Floreana
Day 3 : Espanola
Day 4 : San Cristobal
Day 5 : Lobos - San Cristobal

Ship

Archipel I

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Espanola
  • Floreana
  • Gardner Bay
  • Isla Lobos
  • Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
  • Mirador de la Baronesa
  • Post Office Bay
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Punta Pitt
  • Punta Suarez
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Airport
  • Santa Cruz
  • Witch Hill

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Male Frigate Bird Sea lion coming in from a swim Sally Lightfoot Crabs on Santiago Island Travelers watching the seals relax on the beach. with the sun bathing iguanas

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Our guide will be waiting for you in Baltra Airport and will accompany you to the Archipell, which is anchored in Puerto Ayora harbor. After arrival on board, you will check in and get general information followed by lunch. Enjoy a visit to the Highlands of the island where the private farm “Las Primicias” is located. This reserve offers one of the best possibilities to see the huge turtles of Santa Cruz Island in their natural habitat. These turtles can be observed at close range.

Day 2 Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cormorant Point has beautiful green olivine sand beaches. Follow a 100 m long path to reach an exquisite lagoon with a plethera of flamingos. In the afternoon visit the Post Office Bay, which still keeps the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to post their mail. Later go to “Mirador de la Baronesa” where a naturalist guide tells the murder and mystery legend of the Baronesa. This viewpoint is located on the north of Floreana Island which is up a very easy climb. Steps are placed in this area for security.

Day 3 Espanola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore an abundance of natural wildlife on Española Island. It is home to various species of birds such as the Hood-Mockingbird. Enjoy excellent swimming at Gardner Bay and snorkel to find various species of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by colonies of sea lions, which swim playfully with people. Point Suarez has one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. An abundance of species are found along its cliffs and beaches.

Day 4 San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Punta Pitt is one of the only two sites where all three boobies are located and is also occupied by frigatebirds, Swallow-tailed Gulls, and Galapagos storm-petrels. Cerro Brujo is one of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin. This is a fascinating lava landscape located on the northeast coast of San Cristóbal. On the rocks you can observe boobies, seagulls and some pelicans. This is a protected bay making it very popular by young ocean turtles and rays.

Day 5 Lobos - San Cristobal

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy swimming and snorkeling with spirited sea lions in the calm bay of Lobos Island. It is also a seasonal nesting location for the Blue-Footed Booby and frigatebirds. Around midday you will fly back to the mainland of Ecuador.

Archipel I

Per person starting at
$2,720
Archipell I & II's Twin Cabin.
Standard Cabin
$2,720
8 cabins with twin or double beds. Feature private facilities with hot & cold water, A/C.

Single Supplement

This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

Child Discount

20% discount for children under age 12 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 Archipell I 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
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuit rental available for $8 per day
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

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

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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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