Central Islands Cruise

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 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.


          All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.

          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

          Includes

          • 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

          Excludes

          • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
          • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
          • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
          • $35 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 - $590

            Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

          • $475 - $520

          Optional Hospitality Packages