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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-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center
Day 2 : South Plaza Island - Santa Fe
Day 3 : Daphne Island - Santa Cruz Island - Bachas Beach
Day 4 : Genovesa
Day 5 : Mosquera - Baltra

Ship

Galapagos Voyager

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Massive Tortoise up close Cruising around the Galapagos in a Zodiac Sunset in the Galapagos Sea lion and a young traveler soaking up the sun in the Galapagos Up close to the Blue Footed Boobie Get up close to a Galapagos Tortoise! Sole cactus on the beach

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 Genovesa

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.

Galapagos Voyager

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

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This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

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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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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