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Eastern Islands I

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Archipell II
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Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos. 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. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including flamingos, frigate birds, iguanas, and enjoy some friendly interaction with the islands playful sea lions.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - North Seymour
Day 2 : Genovesa
Day 3 : Bartolome - Santiago
Day 4 : Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center
Day 5 : Floreana
Day 6 : Espanola
Day 7 : San Cristobal
Day 8 : Lobos - San Cristobal


Archipell II

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Bartolome
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Darwin Bay
  • El Barranco
  • Espanola
  • Floreana
  • Gardner Bay
  • Genovesa
  • Isla Lobos
  • Mirador de la Baronesa
  • North Seymour
  • Post Office Bay
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Punta Pitt
  • Punta Suarez
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Airport
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santiago
  • Sullivan Bay
  • Witch Hill


Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level


Trip Snapshots

Snorkelers making their way through crystal clear waters. A view of the volcanic rocky shore. Travelers sit on the rocks and watch a seal in action. Bartolome at sunset With our favorite tortoise in the Galapagos

Day 1 Baltra - North Seymour

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Our guide will be waiting for you at Baltra Airport and will accompany you to the Archipell in Puerto Ayora harbor. After arrival on board, you will check in, get general information, and have lunch. Then start your first excursion to North Seymour which is located slightly in the north of Baltra. It is a low, flat island, formed as a result of submarine lava formation uplift. Covered with low, bushy vegetation, it contains the largest colony of magnificent frigate birds in the Galapagos. There is also a large population of Blue-Footed Boobies that perform an amusing courtship dance when nesting conditions are right. It is an incredible sight to see.

Day 2 Genovesa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Darwin Bay is the only sandy beach found in the caldera on Genovesa. Colonies of the Great Frigates are found along the beach and the males exhibit their red balloon pouch to females in hope of a match. Red-Footed Boobies nest in the trees while the other two booby species nest on the ground. El Barranco, also know as Prince Philip’s Steps, is a stair carved out of stone. This will lead you to a wide plateau, where you can observe large colonies of Masked Boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels and bahama ducks. During this easy walk you will cross a little Scalesia woodland where you can observe the Short-eared Owl.

Day 3 Bartolome - Santiago

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At Bartolomé Island admire the spectacular panorama of the Sullivan Bay and the famous Pinnacle Rock. The beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock are excellent for snorkeling and discovering the hidden underwater world. Visit Sullivan Bay on the east coast of Santiago. Explore the white coral sand beach and begin walking over lava that flowed less than 100 years ago. This is the perfect place to see and feel the volcanic origin of Galapagos.

Day 4 Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Charles Darwin Research Station contains an information center, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station. Encounter tortoises of different subspecies. These tortoises are prepared here for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The Highlands of Santa Cruz have incredible zones of vegetation. Visit the private farm of Las Primicias that offers one of the best possibilities to see the huge turtles of Santa Cruz Island at close range.

Day 5 Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cormorant Point has beautiful green olivine sand beaches. Follow a 100 m long path to reach a beautiful lagoon with abundant 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 up a very easy climb. Steps are placed in this area for security.

Day 6 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, like the endemic Hood-Mockingbird. Enjoy excellent swimming at Gardner Bay and snorkel to find lots of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by colonies of sea lions, which like to swim with people. Point Suarez has one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. An extensive number of species are found along its cliffs and beaches.

Day 7 San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Punta Pitt is one of the only two sites where all three boobies breed. It is also occupied by frigate birds, Swallow-tailed Gulls, and Galapagos storm-petrels. Cerro Brujo is one of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin. This fascinating lava landscape is 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 for young ocean turtles and rays

Day 8 Lobos - San Cristobal

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

Archipell II

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Cabins feature lower berths and private en-suite bath facilities
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Standard Cabin
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


  • Accommodations on board Archipell II 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
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuit rental available for $8 a 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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