Join the Ocean Spray on this spectacular 4-day cruise through the stunning Galapagos archipelago. Visit the southeast islands and observing blue-footed boobies, great frigate-birds, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common noddies, yellow warblers and small and medium ground finches. Snorkel in the clear waters of the channel and this is one of the best sites at which to swim with sea lions underwater. Discover the “Green Beach” named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and the “Flour Sand Beach” composed of white coral.
Day 1 : San Cristobal | Embark | Isla Lobos | Leon Dormido Day 2 : San Cristobal - Pitt Point | Witch Hill Day 3 : Floreana - Post Office Bay | Cormorant Point | Devil's Crown Day 4 : Santa Cruz - Black Turtle Cove | Disembark
Visit Lobos Island, named after the sea lions that rest on its rocky shores
Admire wildlife including sea turtles, rays, & various types of Booby Birds
Discover Devil's Crown, one of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos
Arrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
This afternoon visit, Isla Lobos or Lobos Island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. It is also home to blue-footed boobies, great frigate-birds, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common noddies, yellow warblers and small and medium ground finches. There is good snorkeling in the clear waters of the channel and this is one of the best sites at which to swim with sea lions underwater.
Followed by an exploration of Leon Dormido. This striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the ocean divided by a small channel. Although there are no landing areas, kayaking and scuba diving allow visitors to spot a variety of marine life.
Pitt Point, situated on the north-eastern tip of the island, hosts frigatebirds, storm petrels, and all three types of Booby Birds: the Nazca, Blue-footed and Red-footed Boobies. A steep trail goes up a cliff and through a ravine leading visitors to an area with an abundance of birds. This site is also great for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Located on the northern coast, the eroded hill of Cerro Brujo and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its white powdery sand and the abundance of animals. Wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of Booby Birds. The clear water provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy swimming and snorkeling.
Day 3 Floreana - Post Office Bay | Cormorant Point | Devil's Crown
Visit Post Office Bay. In the 18th century whalers passing through the islands placed a wooden barrel on Floreana Island for use as an unofficial mail box. The tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home.
Cormorant Point hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts, White-cheeked Pintails can also be seen. The beaches on this island are distinct: The “Green Beach” named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and the “Flour Sand Beach” composed of white coral.
Discover Devil's Crown, one of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos, this volcanic crater has been eroded by the waves leaving the northern and southern sides poking out of the water. The coral reef in the middle is perfect for attracting marine life. Snorkelers enjoy the variety of marine life and exciting currents that rush through the crown, creating an exhilarating experience.
Day 4 Santa Cruz - Black Turtle Cove | Disembark
Black Turtle Cove is situated in the northern part of Santa Cruz. This inlet is surrounded by mangroves and is only accessible by dinghy. The shallow cove is a safe haven for young marine life. Blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here.
Please keep in mind that on departures days, your morning visit is early and short since you need to be prepared before heading back toward the airport for your returning flight to Ecuador’s mainland.
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Located on the main and upper decks, all cabins feature luxurious amenities, private bath facilities and private balconies.
Please provide your wetsuite size in advance prior to trip
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.
Accommodations on board Ocean Spray based on double occupancy
Meals while in the Galapagos
Bilingual Naturalist Guide
Swimming and Snorkeling
Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
$100 Galapagos Park Fee
Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
$530 - $675
Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
$475 - $620
Optional Hospitality Packages
$230-$310 Two hotel nights in Quito and two domestic transfers
$200-$290 Two hotel nights in Guayaquil and two domestic transfers
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.