Western Islands Cruise

DeAnn Phillips
With our favorite tortoise
Explore secluded shores of the Galapagos on your small ship cruise
John Collins
Male Frigate Bird
Sullivan Peraino
Beautiful Galapagos landscape
Hope Pordy
Sea kayaking expedition in the Galapagos
Dining on the Seaman Journey's deck.
Dining on the deck of the Seaman Journey.
Sail to the western islands aboard the Seaman Journey on a Galapagos cruise. This 8-day voyage explores the islands of Rabida, Santiago, Isabela and more, and gives travelers the chance to swim with sea lions, observe the famed giant Galapagos tortoise, and hike in mangroves.

Day 1

Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship. This afternoon, travel to Santa Cruz Island and visit Los Gemelos (the twins), two volcanic craters in the Santa Cruz highlands, home to a variety of Galapagos birds such as the Galapagos hawk. Also observe the giant Galapagos tortoise in its native habitat.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Explore the island of Isabela. In the morning we visit La Tintoreras, a group of small islands teeming with wildlife. Keep your eyes peed for white-tipped reef sharks!

This afternoon, visit the Wall of Tears, the site of a former penal colony. The Wall, built by prisoners, was formed by large volcanic rocks.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


The day starts with exploring Isabela Island. This morning, we visit Punta Moreno where we can observe the unique Pahohoe lava.

This afternoon, travel to Elizabeth Bay where we take a panga (zodiac) ride through mangroves. Keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles, Flightless Cormorants and spotted eagle rays!

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Espinoza Point|Vicente Roca Point

This morning visit Espinoza Point, which is famous for its large colonies of marine iquanas and is the habitat of unique species like the flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin, Galapagos hawk, and Galapagos snake.
This afternoon visit Vicente Roca Point, one of the most impressive and spectacular places of the enchanted Galapagos Islands; high cliffs and tuffstone, ash and lava formations give this area a majestic touch. This bay is a great place to practice Panga Ride or Snorkeling and obverve a plethora of sealife!

Day 5

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today, travel to Santiago Island and stop at Playa Espumilla, the site of an important Galapagos sea turtle nesting site. This area has an amazing palo santo forest and an incredible beach that is an important site for nesting marine turtles.

This afternoon, visit Puerto Egas which is home to an amazing black sand beach. Volcanic tuff deposits have favored the formation of this special black sand beach and it is definitely an incredible site to see.

Day 6

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rábida - Chinese Hat

This morning, head to Rábida Island and its red sand beaches in search of flamingos, doves and mockingbirds.

This afternoon, travel to Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino) an island full of unique lava tubes and lava flows.

Day 7

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Santiago - Bartolomé

This morning, travel to Santiago Island and visit Sullivan Bay. Santiago is one of the still-active volcanic islands in the Galapagos.

This afternoon, travel to Bartolomé Island. It's high altitude provides us with spectacular views of its lava fields and lunar-like craters. Bartolomé is also home to sea turtles and the Galapagos Penguin,

Day 8

  • Breakfast

Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

This morning, travel to Santa Cruz Island and stop at Bachas Beach, a nesting site for sea turtles.

This afternoon you are transferred to your ship for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

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

Single Supplement

This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

Child Discount

15% discount for child under the age of 12 at time of Galapagos cruise traveling with two adults.
Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50


  • Accommodations on board Seaman Journey 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
  • Sea Kayaking


  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuit rental available for $8 per day
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

    Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $530 - $590

    Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $475 - $520

Optional Hospitality Packages