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Devil's Crown Galapagos

East-Central Islands

Example 6 Day Cruise aboard Cachalote
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Embark on this 6-day adventure that explores the highlights of the central and eastern islands of the Galapagos. Indulge yourself in the picturesque beauty of the unique landscape, relax on the beach, do some exploratory snorkeling, and wander through the islands of this archipelago. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including frigate birds and iguanas, and enjoy some friendly interaction with the island's playful sea lions. This will be a memorable vacation that will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San Cristobal
Day 2 : EspaƱola
Day 3 : Floreana
Day 4 : Santa Cruz | Santiago
Day 5 : Genovesa
Day 6 : Santa Cruz | Baltra


  • View the "blowhole", a lava tube that sprays water over 50 ft in the air
  • Leave a postcard at Post Office Bay for another traveler to deliver
  • Cruise along the mangrove-lined shore of Santa Cruz
  • Visit Black Turtle Cove in search of sea turtles, & white-tipped sharks



Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Black Turtle Cove
  • Darwin Bay
  • Devil's Crown
  • Dragon Hill
  • El Barranco
  • Espanola
  • Floreana
  • Gardner Bay
  • Genovesa
  • Post Office Bay
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Punta Suarez
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Airport
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santiago
  • Sullivan Bay
  • Tijeretas Hill (Frigatebird Hill)


Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level


Trip Snapshots

Devil's Crown Galapagos The sun sets on another day of island adventure Marine iguanas seen during a Galapagos cruise Cruise the Galapagos on the Cachalote ship Catch a glimpse of a Blue-footed Booby on your Galapagos Islands tour

Day 1 San Cristobal

Arrive to the Galapagos and explore San Cristobal Island. After arrival, visit El Junco Lagoon, one of the few freshwater lakes in the Galapagos. If time permits, hike up Tijeretas hill, which rewards with amazing views.

Day 2 EspaƱola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today explore the island of Española. Your first stop is Gardner Bay, a white sand beach where sea lions, mockingbirds, and finches abound!

This afternoon, stop at Punta Suarez to catch a glimpse of the masked and blue-footed boobies. Also visit the "blowhole," a lava tube that sprays water up in the air like a geyser!

Day 3 Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today explore Floreana Island, stopping at Cormorant Point (Punta Cormorant), Devil's Crown, and Post Office Bay. At Cormorant Point, keep your eyes peeled for Galapagos birds such as Darwin's finches. Devil's Crown, a submerged volcano, has some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands. Keep an eye out for white-tipped sharks, eagle rays, and sea turtles! At Post Office Bay, leave an unstamped postcard in the hopes that it gets delivered via fellow travelers!

Day 4 Santa Cruz | Santiago

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today visit Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon) on Santa Cruz Island, offering fantastic views of the bay. In the morning, take a boat ride along the mangrove-lined shore where you may spot see numerous Galapagos birds, sea turtles and white-tipped sharks!

This afternoon, travel to Sullivan Bay and walk across lava fields!

Day 5 Genovesa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning visit Genovesa Island, starting with a visit to El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. Climb up the steps in order to get a glimpse at the many Galapagos birds, such as the masked booby and the short-eared owl.

In the afternoon visit Darwin Bay. Here, observe magnificent Galapagos birds such as red-footed boobies, frigatebirds, gulls, and herons.

Day 6 Santa Cruz | Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
Today take a boat ride to Black Turtle Cove, on Santa Cruz Island. Here see a variety of mangroves, and hope to spot some rays, sea turtles and white-tipped sharks!

After your visit, you are taken to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.


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Standard Cabins, most with upper and lower bunks. The bottom bunk is wider than the top bunk.

Single Supplement

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

Child Discount

Up to 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


  • Accommodations on board Cachalote 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


  • 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 dive option possible on one day of the itinerary, rate varies. Please contact us for more information
  • 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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