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Eastern Islands

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Cruise the Eastern Islands aboard the Majestic on this exciting 8-day Galapagos tour. View abundant wildlife, tour remote islands, and learn from expert guides on this Galapagos cruise.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San Cristobal
Day 2 : Florena
Day 3 : Espanola
Day 4 : Santa Cruz Island
Day 5 : Genovesa
Day 6 : Chinese Hat - Mosquera
Day 7 : San Cristobal - Leon Dormido
Day 8 : San Cristobal

Ship

Majestic

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Chinese Hat
  • Devil's Crown
  • Espanola
  • Floreana
  • Gardner Bay
  • Genovesa
  • Leon Dormido
  • Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
  • Mosquera
  • Post Office Bay
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Punta Suarez
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Airport
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santiago

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Sleepy sea lion on a log Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino) Island, Galapagos Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Tortoise Devil's Crown Galapagos Exploring the Galapagos - Kicker Rock

Day 1 San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at the San Cristobal airport this morning and transfer to the boat. While enjoying lunch on board set sail and cruise the shores of this island. This afternoon brings a shore visit at the El Junco Lagoon.

Day 2 Florena

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This is one of the islands that has the most interesting human history. It was one of the earliest islands to be inhabited. In 1793 a post office barrel was erected on Floreana to facilitate delivery to the United States and Europe. Today, this area of the island is of course called Post Office Bay.

Explore Cormorant Point in the afternoon, with more than 50 volcanic cones rise in an 80-mile area. Pink flamingos, clear water and interesting coral growths make this a perfect spot for snorkeling.

Continue to Devil's Crown, a volcanic crater near Floreana that has been eroded by the waves. Here snorkelers are immersed in a world of color and movement filled with schools of fish that move as one: king angelfish, yellowtail surgeonfish, and needlefish. There are also parrotfish, Moorish idols, and damselfish, sea cucumbers, sea stars, sea urchins, sleeping sharks, turtles, rays and many more, making this one of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos.

Day 3 Espanola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning stop at Suarez Point, an amazing site and one of the most attractive in the Galapagos, because of the quantity and variety of wildlife. The trail along the island will take you past sea lions surfing the breaking waves, iguanas basking in the warm sun and boobies nesting right in your path. The trail continues towards the cliffs and the blowhole, which is a fissure in the lava where water spurts high in the air like a geyser.

This afternoon, Gardener Bay offers great opportunities for enjoying some beach time in the Galapagos. Here the mockingbirds will be the center of your attention as they keep you company on top of your hat or investigating your belongings.

Day 4 Santa Cruz Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From your landing point in the town of Puerto Ayora, enjoy an excursion to the Twin Craters, located in the highlands of this second largest island in the Galapagos archipelago. The lush greenery of the Santa Cruz highlands offers a welcome contrast with the arid scenery of the smaller, lower islands. You will get a chance to see enormous pit craters, lava tunnels and giant tortoises roaming freely.

Continue on to the Charles Darwin Station, where you can observe tortoise research and breeding programs. Scientists, park rangers, and park managers among others conduct the conservation of the islands and make huge efforts to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 5 Genovesa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Land on the white-sand coral beach of Darwin Bay. Set out on foot through the mangroves and view nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls. Tidal pools are teeming with young sea lions and reef fish, and the occasional hammerhead shark can be found among the rocks.

Continue to El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. Hike up the steep rocky face to the top of a cliff where you can see red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, galapagos swallows, and Galapagos doves.

Day 6 Chinese Hat - Mosquera

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The first stop for the day is at the most recognizable islands in the Galapagos, with its gently sloping cone rising out of the clear water below. Located just off the Santiago Island, this volcanic island offers gorgeous beaches where one can spot Sally-Lightfoot crabs and marine iguanas. Take the trail passing through a colony of endemic sea lions before enjoying the view at the end.

Journey to Mosquera Islet, a reef of rocks and coral. This islet houses one of the largest populations of sea lions and many sea birds make their nests along the rocky shore.

Day 7 San Cristobal - Leon Dormido

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore Cerro Brujo (Wizard Hill), a collapsed volcano with white sand beaches just north of Kicker Rock. Home to sea lions, blue footed boobies, marine iguanas, brown pelicans, Sally Lightfoot crabs, sea turtles and rays.

Kicker Rock (or Leon Dormido) is an enormous rock, located off the north west coast of San Cristobal, that rises 500 feet straight up from the ocean. It has the shape of a sleeping lion, and a split with towering verticals on either side, forming a narrow channel.

Day 8 San Cristobal

  • 1 Breakfast
Stop at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, which is also the capital of the province Galapagos. Enjoy a visit to the Interpretation Center which was recently opened by the Galapagos National Park. This is an amazing educational and informational contribution to the island community and travelers. Continue from the center to the airport for your return flights home.

Majestic

Per person starting at
$5,145
Lower deck cabin with twin bed arrangement
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9 cabins with either twin beds or double + twins. Private bathrooms & A/C.
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Upper Deck
9 cabins with either twin beds or double + twins. Private bathrooms & A/C.

Notes

Solo travelers can opt for a single cabin at 1.7 the posted fare.

Child Discount

20% 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 Majestic 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

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
  • Wetsuit rental available for $40/week
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

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

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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
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