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Northeast Islands

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard Galaxy II
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This 5-day Northeast Islands cruise on the ship, the Galaxy II, explores the islands of San Cristobal, North Seymour, Genovesa, and more! Snorkel with colorful fish, swim among sea lions, and hike along beautiful trails to observe many endemic species of birds. A fantastic way to observe the unique wildlife and landscapes of the Galapagos!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San Cristobal
Day 2 : Santa Fe / South Plaza
Day 3 : North Seymour / Mosquera
Day 4 : Genovesa
Day 5 : Santa Cruz


  • Swim along the coral beaches of Darwin Bay
  • Observe a variety of sea birds nesting in the cliffs
  • Hike the rocky shores of North Seymour Island


Galaxy II

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  • Small Ship

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sally lightfoot crab Snorkel with sea turtles Sea Lions on Santa Fe Leon Dormido Galapagos travel and bird-life found on Genovesa island

Day 1 San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in San Cristobal and transfer to the Galaxy II, where you will be greeted with a welcome drink and lunch. Then begin your Galapagos journey with a visit around the remarkable Leon Dormido.

Day 2 Santa Fe / South Plaza

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin your day exploring the beautiful Santa Fe. Spend the morning swimming and snorkeling in turquoise waters, and hiking along the gorgeous bay. Look for marine tortoises, sea lions, rays, seabirds, and tropical fish!

After lunch, explore the two small islands of South Plazas, where you can go on a great hike and find many seabirds, sea lions, and land iguanas.

Day 3 North Seymour / Mosquera

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start today hiking along the lovely, rocky shores of North Seymour Island. Here you can find a variety of iguanas, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, and many other incredible species.

In the afternoon, sail to Mosquera Islet and find one of the largest sea lion colonies and many different species of birds.

Day 4 Genovesa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend today on Genovesa, a birdwatchers paradise. First, swim and walk along the coral beaches of Darwin Bay. There is a small mangrove forest near the beach, where you may find colonies of frigates, red-footed and masked boobies, the great terrestrial finch, herons, sea gulls, and marine iguanas.

After lunch, hike on Prince Phillip's Steps and observe petrels, common frigates, Galapagos doves, finches, red-footed and masked boobies, and many species of tropical birds.

Day 5 Santa Cruz

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning, sail around Punta Carrión on Northeastern Santa Cruz, and observe a variety of sea birds nesting in the cliffs. Afterwards, head to the airport and transfer to mainland Ecuador.

Galaxy II

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4 spacious staterooms on the Main Deck
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4 spacious staterooms on the Upper Deck

Single Supplement

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

Child Discount

10% discount for children under 12

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


  • Accommodations on board Galaxy II 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


  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • By request
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

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

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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