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Eastern Islands

Example 6 Day Cruise aboard Galaxy II
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This 6-day Eastern Islands cruise on the ship, the Galaxy II, explores the islands of Espanola, Floreana, Santa Cruz, and more! A wonderful way to observe the unique wildlife and landscapes of the Galapagos!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Santa Cruz
Day 2 : Santiago / Bartolome
Day 3 : Santa Cruz
Day 4 : Floreana
Day 5 : Espanola
Day 6 : San Cristobal

Highlights

  • Swim and snorkel around Pinnacle Rock
  • Walk to a lagoon to spot flamingos
  • Hike around Post Office Bay and leave a postcard in the wooden barrel
  • Observe sharks in the crystal clear waters of Gardner Bay

Ship

Galaxy II

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Galapagos penguin swimming underwater Isabela Sea lions Kayak with friendly and curious sea lions. A blue-footed boobie hangs out quietly on the shore.

Day 1 Santa Cruz

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Baltra and be escorted to your ship, the Galaxy II.

The first stop on your Galapagos adventure is Bachas Beach on Santa Cruz. Walk along two soft, white beaches and look for sea turtle nests. Behind one of the beaches is a beautiful lagoon where you may spot flamingos, black-necked stilts, whimbrels, and and other coastal birds.

Day 2 Santiago / Bartolome

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin today in Sullivan Bay, one of the most amazing volcanic sites in the Galapagos. Walk around the remarkable lava flow and admire the amazing geological formations that have created Santiago Island.

After lunch, sail to Bartolome Island, where you can hike, swim, snorkel, and take some amazing pictures! Visit Pinnacle Rock, where you may see a large colony of Galapagos penguins.

Day 3 Santa Cruz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning hiking around the amazing highlands of Santa Cruz. Admire the rolling hills and extinct volcanic cones covered with grass and lush greenery year round. Also visit the Twin Craters and a local ranch where you can observe the giant tortoise species of Santa Cruz in its natural habitat.

In the afternoon, visit the Charles Darwin Research Center on Santa Cruz, where you can learn about the protection and conservation of the islands, as well as the breeding, rearing, and protection of Galapagos tortoises.

Day 4 Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start your day hiking and snorkeling on Punta Cormorant, Floreana. Here, you can observe one of the best flamingo lagoons in the Galapagos. The lagoon is situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. Besides flamingos, you may also see common stilts, white-checked pintails and other migratory birds. Then walk along two distinct beaches. One is a green-colored olivine beach, and the other an iron-red beach.

Head to Post Office Bay in the afternoon, where you can hike, swim, snorkeling, and mail a postcard in the same barrel mailbox that British whalers once used!

Day 5 Espanola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin today on Suarez Point, a rocky area that sustains one of the most varied and impressive colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos, including blue-footed boobies and albatrosses. Climb the high cliffs to get a spectacular view.

After lunch, hike, swim, and snorkel in the beautiful waters of Gardner Bay. You may even be able to observe sharks in the crystal clear waters.

Day 6 San Cristobal

  • 1 Breakfast
Spend your morning in the Interpretation Center on San Cristobal. Here, you can learn all about how the islands were formed, ocean currents, the arrival of different species in the Galapagos, and many other natural circumstances that have made the Galapagos Islands what they are today.

Galaxy II

Per person starting at
$2,960
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4 spacious staterooms on the Main Deck
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Upper Deck
4 spacious staterooms on the Upper Deck

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

Included

  • 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

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
  • 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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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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