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5 Day Sample Cruise aboard Majestic
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The wildlife, remote shores, and clear waters of the Galapagos await your arrival for this special 5-day cruise perfect for those shorter on time. With expert crew and knowledgeable guides, explore the Galapagos archipelago aboard the Majestic motor yacht.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island
Day 2 : Genovesa
Day 3 : Chinese Hat - Mosquera
Day 4 : San Cristobal - Leon Dormido
Day 5 : San Cristobal

Ship

Majestic

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Chinese Hat
  • Genovesa
  • Leon Dormido
  • Mosquera
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Airport
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santiago

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Tour the Charles Darwin Research Center and learn of conservation efforts Wander beaches full of sea lions during an island expedition on your Galapagos tour Learn about tortoise rehabilitation on your Galapagos cruise The Galapagos islands are a birders paradise A blue footed boobie poses for the camera The Majestic View the colorful array of wildlife on your Galapagos cruise

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. After settling in enjoy a visit to the Charles Darwin Station, where you will be able to 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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
$3,245
Lower deck cabin with twin bed arrangement
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Lower Deck
9 cabins with either twin beds or double + twins. Private bathrooms & A/C.
Upper deck twin cabin arrangement
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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.

Single Supplement

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

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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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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