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Central Islands

4 Day Sample Cruise aboard Galapagos Voyager
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Introduce yourself to the Galapagos Islands aboard the Galapagos Voyager. This 4-day cruise sails around the central islands of the small archipelago and highlights some of the most famous attractions.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle Cove
Day 2 : Santiago
Day 3 : Bartolome - Santiago
Day 4 : Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

Ship

Galapagos Voyager

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Watch the sun set over the warm Galapagos waters after a day of adventure Sea Lion enjoying the warm sun Up close to the Blue Footed Boobie Getting up close with a crab in the Galapagos Cruising around the Galapagos in a Zodiac Travelers in a Zodiak watch a Blue-Footed Boobie and a Sea Lion in the Galapagos Kayaking the warm waters of the Galapagos

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle Cove

Arrive in Baltra and transfer to the Galapagos Voyager for your tour.

Set sail for Black Turtle Cove, which is only accessible by boat with a guide. This cove and its surrounding mangroves function as a nursery for young marine life. Glimpse blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, golden cownose rays, spotted eagle rays, and the occasional hammerhead shark.

Day 2 Santiago

In the morning, travel to Puerto Egas, the site of a small salt mining industry in the 1960s. Relax on the Black sand beaches or take an inland hike towards the salt crater to sight land birds. There is also a trail which leads to a series of grottoes where fur seals and night herons are often found.

In the afternoon, travel to Espumilla Beach, a large, coffee-coloured beach which is located north of the prized fresh water supply that once attracted pirates and whalers to the area. See nesting sea turtles on a hike along the mangroves. Make your way towards Buccaneer Cove, aptly named for the pirates who used to drop anchor in order to to make repairs and stock up on tortoise meat. Snorkel in the bay and see the underwater marine life.

Day 3 Bartolome - Santiago

In the morning, arrive at Pinnacle Rock, a large and eroded lava formation which was created when magma expelled from the volcano reached the sea. Climb up a wooden stairway to vast panoramic views of the island.

After lunch, sail for Sullivan Bay. This bay features an extensive lava field which has a variety of interesting patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed on the island. Walk around the lava cactus and watch oystercatchers fishing in the shallows of the bay.

Day 4 Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

Visit Los Gemelos (The Twins), two volcanic depressions found on the highest part of Santa Cruz. Locate vermillion flycatchers, woodpecker finches, and short eared owls as you walk around the area.

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

Galapagos Voyager

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Standard Cabins
Two twin lower beds or 1 matrimonial bed, private bath facilities, A/C, windows & music.

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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 the age of 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 Galapagos Voyager 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
  • Diving available at additional charge upon request. Please inquire for details
  • Wetsuit Rental available for $20 for 4 days, $25 for 5 days, $35 for 8 days, $50 for 12 days, $65 for 15 days
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

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

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