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West-Central Islands

Example 6 Day Cruise aboard Beluga
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Embark on this 6-day adventure that explores the incredible western and central islands of the Galapagos. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. Be entertained by the antics of friendly sea lions or get up close and personal with the incredible giant tortoises that make their home here.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz - Isabela
Day 2 : Isabela
Day 3 : Isabela
Day 4 : Fernandina - Isabela
Day 5 : Santiago - Bartolomé
Day 6 : North Seymour - Baltra

Ship

Beluga

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Bartolome
  • Elizabeth Bay
  • Espinosa Point
  • Fernandina
  • Isabela
  • North Seymour
  • Puerto Egas
  • Puerto Villamil
  • Punta Moreno
  • Santiago
  • Tagus Cove
  • Urbina Bay
  • Vicente Roca Point

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Sea lion soaking in some Galapagos sun Elevated walkway on Bartolome Island Scuba diving in the Galapagos. Galapagos Penguins The beach at Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island in the Galapagos

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz - Isabela

Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer by ferry to Santa Cruz Island. After arriving to Santa Cruz, you will transfer by boat to Isabela Island where you board your ship.

Day 2 Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, visit Punta Moreno on Isabela Island. Punta Moreno is know for its coastal lagoons, black lava flows, and a variety of Galapagos birds. If we're lucky, we may even see flamingos!

This afternoon, we visit Elizabeth Bay where we will set our sights on various Galapagos wildlife such as the Flightless Cormorant, sea lions and the Galapagos Heron.

Day 3 Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we explore more of Isabela Island, stopping at Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove. At Urbina Bay, observe marine iguanas, Noddies and the Galapagos Penguin! At Tagus Cove, keep your eyes peeled for Blue-footed Boobies, Galapagos Penguins and the Flightless Cormorant, among other unique wildlife.

Day 4 Fernandina - Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we travel to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island. Punta Espinoza is home to sea lions, Flightless Cormorants, marine iguanas and pelicans.

In the afternoon, we return to Isabela Island and visit Punta Vicente Roca, a fantastic place for snorkeling. This is also a great place for viewing the amazing Galapagos wildlife!

Day 5 Santiago - Bartolomé

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we visit Puerto Egas on Santiago Island, where we will see Galapagos fur seals swimming along the shore. If we're lucky, we will also spot numerous Galapagos birds, such as the Galapagos Dove, the Vermilion Flycatcher, and the Galapagos Hawk!

This afternoon, we travel to Bartolomé Island. Here, we hike up steep, wooden steps in order to reward ourselves with spectacular views of the islands!

Day 6 North Seymour - Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning we travel to North Seymour Island, home one of the largest populations of frigatebirds. We may also see Blue-footed Boobies and Swallow-tailed Gulls.

After our visit to North Seymour, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

Beluga

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$3,270
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Cabins all feature private bath facilities, en-suite safe, and a variety of bedding configurations to meet every guests needs.

Child Discount

50% discount for children under age 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 Beluga 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

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
  • Snorkel equipment rental available for $5 a day
  • Scuba diving option is possible one day of the itinerary, rates vary. Please contact us for more details
  • Wetsuit rental available for $30/person
  • Kayaks available upon request for no additional charge
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

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

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