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Flamingos, giant tortoises, Galapagos hawks, blue-footed boobies, dragon-like iguanas, and sea lions all play into your Galapagos Islands adventure on this unforgettable 4-day cruise. Explore the southern islands of this unique archipelago on the perfect journey for those who wish to discover the islands but are short on time. Cruise the shores of San Cristobal, Floreana, Española, and Santa Cruz aboard the Grand Majestic motor yacht.
Snorkelers making their way through crystal clear waters.
Highlights
  • Visit Floreana, the island that has the most interesting human history
  • Admire Suarez Point's amazing quantity and variety of wildlife
  • Kayak and snorkel along Gardener Bay or just enjoy some relaxing beach time
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Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: San Cristobal | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at the San Cristobal airport this morning and transfer to the boat. While enjoying lunch on board set sail and cruise the shores of this island. This afternoon brings a shore visit at the El Junco Lagoon.

Day 2: Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This is one of the islands that has the most interesting human history. It was one of the earliest islands to be inhabited. In 1793 a post office barrel was erected on Floreana to facilitate delivery to the United States and Europe. Today, this area of the island is of course called Post Office Bay.

Explore Cormorant Point in the afternoon, where more than 50 volcanic cones rise in an 80-mile area. Pink flamingos, clear water, and interesting coral growths make this a perfect spot for snorkeling.

Continue to Devil's Crown, a volcanic crater near Floreana that has been eroded by the waves. Here snorkelers are immersed in a world of color and movement filled with schools of fish that move as one: king angelfish, yellowtail surgeonfish, and needlefish. There are also parrotfish, Moorish idols, and damselfish, sea cucumbers, sea stars, sea urchins, sleeping sharks, turtles, rays and many more, making this one of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos.

Day 3: Espanola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning stop at Suarez Point, an amazing site and one of the most attractive in the Galapagos due to its quantity and variety of wildlife. The trail along the island takes you past sea lions surfing the breaking waves, iguanas basking in the warm sun, and boobies nesting right in your path. The trail continues towards the cliffs and the blowhole, which is a fissure in the lava where water spurts high in the air like a geyser.

This afternoon, Gardener Bay offers great opportunities for enjoying some beach time in the Galapagos. Here the mockingbirds are the center of your attention as they keep you company on top of your hat or investigate your belongings.

Day 4: Santa Cruz Island | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
From your landing point in the town of Puerto Ayora, enjoy an excursion to the Twin Craters, located in the highlands of this second largest island in the Galapagos archipelago. The lush greenery of the Santa Cruz highlands offers a welcome contrast with the arid scenery of the smaller, lower islands. Get a chance to see enormous pit craters, lava tunnels, and giant tortoises roaming freely.

Continue to the airport for your journey home.

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lounging in the harbor - Santa Cruz Snorkelers making their way through crystal clear waters. Post Office Bay, Floreana Kayaking along the rocks Floreana Island

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One cabin (398 ft²), featuring a King size bed with private his & her bathrooms, hot water, and air-conditioning.

Child Discount

20% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise. 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
Excluded
  • 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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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
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