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Overlook at Pitt Point

Southern Islands

Example 4 Day Cruise aboard M/T Camila
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Experience the wonder of the Galapagos islands while touring this stunning archipelago. Dip into history, swim with playful sea lions and take photos with the famed Galapagos tortoise at the Charles Darwin Research Center. This 4-day trip features white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife. Enjoy hiking, snorkeling and exploring the Southern Islands on your cruise aboard the Camila.
Two frigate birds
Highlights
  • View tortoises in various stages of life
  • Hike along the lava and learn about the volcanic activity that formed the island of San Cristobal
  • Snorkel and swim with playful sea lions in Gardner Bay
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Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: San Cristobal Airport | Embark | Lobos Island | Kicker Rock

Welcome to the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/T Camila! The guide and crew greet you and show you to your accommodations upon your arrival.  Once you are settled in, the guide and cruise manager will hold a short briefing on all safety and emergency protocols, different areas of the vessel and the normal routine of the itinerary.
 
Lobos Island is aptly named after the many sea lions that reside here resting and playing along with the rocky shores. It is also home to many different birds like pelicans, frigate birds and their nests, yellow warblers and more.  Within the small channel, the waters are very clear, making it easy to find sea turtles, sea lions, stingrays and perhaps even white-tipped sharks.
 
Activities: Short hiking, swimming, and snorkeling.
Difficulty:  Easy/Moderate
Landing: Dry
Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, sally lightfoot crabs, frigate birds.

Day 2: Pitt Point | Witch Hill, San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
When arriving at Pitt Point, it feels almost like you’ve landed on an extraterrestrial planet. You can see the many different developments over time of how volcanic activity formed this island.  A hike up to the top holds amazing views of the surrounding waters. Watch out for blue-footed boobie nests on the ground and keep an eye out for the red-footed boobies nesting in the trees once you reach the top of the island.
 
Activities: Hiking and kayaking.
Difficulty:  Moderate to Difficult
Landing: Wet
Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, sally lightfoot crabs, Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies.
What to Bring: Sturdy hiking shoes and walking sticks to aid on the uneven terrain.
 
Passing by on a panga your guide and crew will show you amazing rock formations molded by the passing of time and erosion of the sea. Arrive at a beautiful white sandy beach to spend the time swimming or basking in the sun. Frolic with sea lions who may swim by playfully or take a walk down the entire beach and back. 
 
Activities: Panga ride, swimming, and snorkeling.
Difficulty:  Moderate
Landing: Dry
Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, sally lightfoot crabs.
What to Bring: Swimwear and/or sandals or shoes for both land and water.
 

Day 3: Suarez Point | Gardner Bay | Osborn Islet, EspaƱola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This is the only site in Galapagos where the Waved Albatross nests. They come back only once a year to meet the same mate, year after year. They spend the rest of the year at sea. Apart from these amazing birds are the Galapagos Hawks that can be seen and the amazing formations and blow hole on the other side of the island, reached by a short hike.
 
Activities: Hike
Difficulty:  Easy/Moderate
Landing: Dry
Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, marine iguanas, Galapagos hawk, waved albatross, red-billed tropic birds, various shorebirds, sally lightfoot crabs.
What to Bring: Sturdy hiking shoes and walking sticks to aid on uneven terrain.
 
Gardner Bay is an excellent place to see sea lions lounging on the beach while mockingbirds get up close to see if they can steal water or crumbs. Over time, the mockingbird must have been offered water or food from tourists and now they have no fear of walking on your things or landing very close to you. It is so important not to feed or touch the animals. It can disrupt their normal behaviors and threaten their future.
 
Activities: Walking on the beach and swimming.
Difficulty:  Easy
Landing: Wet
Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, mockingbirds, stingrays, sea turtles.
What to Bring: Swimwear and footwear for walking in and out of the water.

Day 4: Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Bachas beach has beautiful green and blue waters that contrast along the surf of the black lava shores. In the air, various shorebirds fly searching for food. On the shore, you can explore the sand dunes and find a saltwater lagoon with greater pink flamingos.
 
Activities: Walking on the beach and swimming.
Difficulty:  Easy
Landing: Wet
Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, mockingbirds, sea turtles, flamingos.
 
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Two frigate birds Overlook at Pitt Point Always having adventures together! Kicker Rock near San Cristobal Island Snorkeling with friends

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215ft./269ft. Located on the main and upper decks, all cabins feature luxurious amenities, private bath facilities, and private balconies.

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25% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise when traveling with two adults in a triple room. Child discounts are conditional and may not apply on certain departures. Please contact us for more information.

Children under 12 may receive discounts on Galapagos flight fares and entrance fees. Contact us for details.
Included
  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Snorkeling equipment, wetsuits, and kayaks are all included in the cruise cost and are available for you use on board.
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide 
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Shore Excursions, Swimming and Snorkeling 
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
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  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Galapagos Park Entrance Fee: $100 per adult, $50 per child under 12
  • Internal Flights: Mainland Ecuador - Galapagos - Mainland Ecuador: $475-675

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