Northern Islands Cruise

This 5-day Northern Islands cruise on the ship, Galapagos Voyager, explores the islands of Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Genovesa and more! A unique small ship adventure, this cruise treats travelers to snorkeling with sea lions, exploring inland and coastal trails, and viewing the giant tortoises which made this island archipelago famous.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center

    Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Galapagos Voyager. Meet your fellow travelers.

    Take the time to explore the Charles Darwin Research Station. Learn about natural history, issues concerning the islands, and interact with the giant tortoises which reside in captivity.

    Day 2

      South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

      Travel to South Plaza Island to view the largest population of land iguanas in the Galápagos archipelago. Explore the cliffs and rocky trails which circumnavigate the island. Watch lava lizards as they relax on the rocks and snorkel with sea lions in the clear waters along the shoreline.

      In the afternoon, journey to Santa Fe, where weathered cliffs provide sanctuary for swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic birds, and sehar-waters petrels. Snorkel in a picturesque lagoon with ever present sea lions and marine life or take a hike through the forest of Opuntia cactus.

      Day 3

        Daphne Island - Santa Cruz Island - Bachas Beach

        Adventure to restricted Daphne Island and venture up a steep trail to its crater rim. View personable finches, masked boobies, short-eared owls and Galapagos martins as you hike the trail.

        Return to Santa Cruz Island and visit Bachas Beach. Explore the floating pier, which was left by the United States during World War II and watch for flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels.

        Day 4


          Set out for Darwin Bay and arrive on its pristine coral beach. Take a trail through seabird colonies and view an overwhelming number of birds. Nazca boobies soar overhead, great frigatebirds display their red pouches, and mockingbirds and oystercatchers skim the sand in search for food.

          Travel to Prince Phillip’s Steps and climb up a steep path to reach the cliffs. View the seabird colonies which reside on the cliffs and cross through a thin Palo Santo forest.

          Day 5

            Mosquera - Baltra

            Journey to Mosquera Island, which consists of a narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tidal pools. Ideal for snorkeling, you can also walk along the beach or observe the abundant wildlife on the island's shores.

            In the afternoon, transfer to Baltra for your flights 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


            • 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


            • 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