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Eastern & Western Islands

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Embark on this 8-day adventure that explores the incredible Eastern and Western islands of the Galapagos. Highlights of the west include wildlife-rich Isabela, picturesque Santa Cruz, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the fantastic beaches of Santiago. Be entertained by the antics of friendly sea lions or get up close and personal with the incredible giant tortoises that make their home here. Spend your days exploring the archipelago, encountering sea lions, Galapagos penguins, frigatebirds, flightless cormorants, tortoises, and many more unique native species!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island
Day 2 : Santiago - Rábida
Day 3 : Isabela
Day 4 : Fernandina - Isabela
Day 5 : Santa Cruz Island - Baltra-Mosquera Islet
Day 6 : South Plaza Island - Santa Fe
Day 7 : San Cristobal
Day 8 : San Cristobal

Ship

Galapagos Legend

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Black Turtle Cove
  • Espinosa Point
  • Fernandina
  • Isabela
  • Mosquera
  • Punta Pitt
  • Rabida
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Airport
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Fe
  • Santiago
  • South Plaza Island
  • Sullivan Bay
  • Tagus Cove
  • Urbina Bay
  • Vicente Roca Point

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Snorkel the crystal, warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago Sea lion A distant view of Kicker Rock Get up close to a Galapagos Tortoise! Black Turtle cove with mangroves

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship, the Galapagos Legend. Today we explore Santa Cruz Island and stop at Black Turtle Cove, home to four species of mangroves. Keep your eyes peeled for an abundance of Galapagos wildlife, including sea turtles, herons and white-tipped sharks!

Day 2 Santiago - Rábida

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning we travel to Santiago Island, stopping of at Sullivan Bay to explore the extensive lava flows.

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

Day 3 Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we explore Isabela Island, stopping at Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove. At Urbina Bay, we explore this volcanic, black sand beach in search of more Galapagos wildlife. Depending on the season, we may even spot some Galapagos tortoises!

This afternoon, we make our way over to Tagus Cove. Here we learn about the volcanoes that formed Isabela Island, and we take a dinghy ride along the shore in search of more amazing wildlife, including Flightless Cormorants and, depending on season, the Galapagos Penguin!

Day 4 Fernandina - Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we visit Espinosa Point, on Fernandina Island, in search of marine iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, and Galapagos Penguins! We stroll over lava formations, encountering cacti and mangroves along the way.

In the afternoon we head over to Vicente Roca Point on Isabela Island, a great place to spot an abundance of marine life!

Day 5 Santa Cruz Island - Baltra-Mosquera Islet

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we spend time in the Santa Cruz highlands. Here we visit El Chato Reserve where we hope to observe the Galapagos tortoise in its native habitat. This afternoon we travel to Mosquera Islet, home to one of the Galapagos Islands' sea lion colonies.

Day 6 South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we travel to South Plaza Island, home of the Galapagos hybrid iguana. In the afternoon, we visit Santa Fe Island where we search for Galapagos wildlife such as sea lions, iguanas, and the Galapagos Hawk!

Day 7 San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we explore the island of San Cristobal. In the morning 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.

This afternoon 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.

Day 8 San Cristobal

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

After our visit, you are transferred to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

Galapagos Legend

Per person starting at
$3,605
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Standard Cabin
The superior cabins are located on the Sea deck. They have two lower beds and are ~120 sq. ft. These cabins do not have outside windows.
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Standard Plus Cabin
The superior cabins are located on the Sea deck. They have two lower beds, porthole windows, and are approx. 120 sq. ft.
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Junior Suite
Junior suites are located on the Earth deck, next to the reception desk, library and boutique. Each suite has two beds and large panoramic windows. Many junior suites may be interconnected and some have space for a third bed.
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Balcony Suite
These cabins are located on the outermost part of the ship on the Earth and Moon decks. These suites have a small living room area next to the panoramic windows and balcony. They offer two beds and a sofa bed to accommodate small families. These cabins can be connected.
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Legend Balcony Suite
This new suite is very spacious, and can comfortably hold a family of three. With approximately 463 square feet of space, it features plenty of space to move around freely and includes a generously large balcony, and a mini fridge.

Child Discount

25% discount for children age 12 and under 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 Galapagos Legend 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 available for $25 for 5 days, $50 for 10 days, $75 for 15 days
  • Kayaks available for $30 per 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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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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