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Galapagos Northeastern Islands - December 21, 2014

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Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos covering some of the most beautiful islands including San Cristobal, South Plaza, and Santa Cruz. Swarming with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, the northeastern islands of the Galapagos are an ideal place to spend a vacation! Have the chance to immerse yourself in the abundance of unique wildlife including frigate birds, iguanas, and enjoy some friendly interaction with the islands playful sea lions.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island
Day 2 : Santa Fe - South Plaza Island
Day 3 : North Seymour - Santa Cruz Island
Day 4 : San Cristobal
Day 5 : San Cristobal
Day 6 : Mosquera - Bartolomé
Day 7 : Rabida - Santiago
Day 8 : Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

Ship

Corals

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Bachas Beach
  • Baltra
  • Bartolome
  • Cerro Colorado
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Highlands
  • Mosquera
  • North Seymour
  • Puerto Ayora
  • Punta Pitt
  • Rabida
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Interpretation Center
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Fe
  • Santiago
  • South Plaza Island

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Get up close to a Galapagos Tortoise! Sole cactus on the beach See Blue-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos Sea lion taking a nap in the Galapagos Walking on a beach excursion in the Galapagos Sally Lightfoot crab posing for the camera in the Galapagos Islands Spot colorful male frigate birds on your Galapagos tour!

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Arrive in the Galapagos and transfer by bus to the pier where your Galapagos cruise awaits! After boarding your ship, cruise to Santa Cruz Island where you will visit the Charles Darwin Station, home of the Galapagos tortoise breeding program.

Day 2 Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

This morning we visit Santa Fe Island where we search for Galapagos wildlife such as sea lions, iguanas, and the Galapagos Hawk! In the afternoon, travel to South Plaza Island, home of the Galapagos hybrid iguana.

Day 3 North Seymour - Santa Cruz Island

Today we visit North Seymour Island, home to Blue-footed Boobies and Frigatebirds. In the afternoon, we venture over to Santa Cruz Island and stop at Bachas Beach, one of the main sea turtle nesting sites in the Galapagos.

Day 4 San Cristobal

Today we explore San Cristobal Island, stopping at the Interpretation Center and Museum of Natural History in order to learn about the history and nature of the Galapagos Islands. Afterwards, hike up Tijeretas Hill which offers up magnificent views! We hope to catch a glimpse of the Frigatebird, as a colony is close by.

This afternoon we visit the San Cristobal giant tortoise breeding center to learn more about the Galapagos National Park's conservation programs.

Day 5 San Cristobal

Today we continue to explore San Cristobal. In the morning we stop at Cerro Brujo, an eroding volcanic cone comprised of interesting lava formations. We also visit a lagoon in search of migratory bird species such as the Ruddy Turnstone.

This afternoon we head to Pitt Point and take a hike up volcanic rock, offering up amazing views along the way! If we're lucky, we might just catch a glimpse of all three Booby species: Blue-footed, Red-footed and Nazca.

Day 6 Mosquera - Bartolomé

This morning we visit Mosquera Islet, home to one of the Galapagos Islands' sea lion colonies. In the afternoon we travel to Bartolomé Island, hiking through a stunning volcanic landscape en route to amazing views of the nearby islands.

This afternoon affords many wildlife viewing opportunities, including possible encounters with sea turtles and the Galapagos Penguin!

Day 7 Rabida - Santiago

In the morning we visit Rábida Island and its red sand beaches. Be on the lookout for Brown Pelicans during the months of July through September!

In the afternoon we travel to Santiago Island, arriving at the black sand beaches of Egas Port. Marine life abounds here, and if we're lucky, we will spot lobsters, starfish, and fur seals!

Day 8 Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

This morning we explore the El Chato giant tortoise reserve located in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. We hope to have numerous sightings of the Galapagos tortoise in its natural habitat!

After our visit to the reserve, transfer to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

Corals

Per person starting at
A standard cabin aboard the Corals
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Standard Cabin
Two on Coral I and one on Coral II. Panoramic skylights, located on the Sea Deck. Average area of 97 sq ft.
A Standard Plus cabin aboard the corals
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Standard Plus Cabins
Eight on Coral I and four on Coral II. Panoramic skylights, located on the Sea Deck. Average size 118 sq ft.
A Junior Cabin
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Junior Cabins
Eight on Coral I and six on Coral II. Two triple cabins available. Panoramic windows, located on Earth & Sky Decks. Average size 129 sq ft.

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

Single Supplement

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

Child Discount

25% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise. A 50% discount is available if child shares with two adults in a triple cabin.

Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

Included

  • Accommodations on board Corals 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

Excluded

  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuit rental for $25 for up to 5 days, $50 for up to 11 days, and $75 for 15 days
  • Kayak rental available for $30/use
  • 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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