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Delight yourself with the beauty of one of the most unique, scientifically important, and biologically outstanding areas on earth, and wander through the island's picture-perfect sceneries. Enjoy exploratory snorkeling in search of the exclusive wildlife this wonderful archipelago has to offer. Discover the beauty of the Galapagos Islands on this 8-day cruise exploring the highlights of this historic archipelago. 
Close up of the red footed boobies feet in the Galapagos
Highlights
  • Look out for Black-tip and white-tip reef sharks at Black Turtle Cove
  • Visit Rabida one of the most volcanically varied islands in the archipelago
  • Experience Dragon Hill, a trail that runs through different environments
  • Hike to a salt-water lagoon which is home to flamingos at Cormorant Point
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Day 1: Baltra Airport | Embark | Black Turtle Cove

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at Baltra in the morning. After going through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by am Infinity staff member and transferred to the yacht. See your cabin where you have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

In the afternoon visit Black Turtle Cove in the northern part of Santa Cruz. This inlet is surrounded by mangroves and is only accessible by dinghy. The shallow cove is a haven for young marine life. Black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here.

Day 2: El Barranco | Darwin Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Genovesa Island is located at the inner part of Darwin Bay. This area contains an abundance of frigate birds and other interesting seabirds. Behind the small beach filled with nesting areas for frigates, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls are a number of tide pools. At high tide, it is likely that the trail is covered with water.

Your morning visit is to El Barranco which is also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, El Barranco’s steep and rocky path leads up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to Palo Santo vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos swallows, and Galapagos Doves.

In the afternoon, head to Darwin Bay. This white-sand coral beach heads a half mile trail (0.5 miles / 0.75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls can be spotted here. Further down the path are tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully and at the end of the path, there is a spectacular view off the cliff.

Day 3: Sullivan Bay | Rabida

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The morning visit heads to Santiago Island – Sullivan Bay located on the southeast part of Santiago. This place is interesting for its geology because the area is covered by lava flows. This place has elevations in form of small volcanoes, formed by the lava flows.

In the afternoon, visit Rabida Island (or Jervis) which is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. Start on Rabida’s famous maroon/red sand beach and after an easy hike, arrive at a stunning lookout point to enjoy the amazing landscapes.

The island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundances such as nine varieties of finches, large billed flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and brown pelicans.

Day 4: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center | El Chato

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today visit Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center. This is home to tortoises ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long. Subspecies of tortoises interact with one another and many of the older tortoises are accustomed to humans, stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept here until they are about four-years-old and strong enough to survive on their own.

Afterward enjoy the El Chato reserve, which is divided into two areas: Caseta and Chato. The trail begins at Santa Rosa (13.7 miles / 22 km) from Puerto Ayora, with the Caseta route being the most challenging. The reserve allows visitors to observe giant tortoises in the wild during the dry season and is also a good place to spot short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes.

Day 5: Dragon Hill | Bachas Beach

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning visit Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz. The visitors’ site at Dragon Hill is located in northwestern Santa Cruz Island and consists of a 1,600 m long trail that runs through three different environments. The beach is very rocky. At high tide, it’s a nice place for snorkeling. At this visiting site you can find vegetation of the typical intertidal zone and dry zone.

The afternoon visit Bachas Beach, located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, Bachas is a swimming beach. One of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos, a floating pier, can be seen here. You may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black-necked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest on the beach.

Day 6: Post Office Bay | Cormorant Point | Devil's Crown

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
There are two visiting sites on Floreana Island. In the morning visit the famous Post Office Bay. Land on the beach and head to a spot where 18th-century whalers placed a wooden barrel for use as an unofficial mail box. The custom continues to this day with Galapagos visitors. So do not forget your postcards, and do not be surprised if the post card arrives to its destination before you even get home!

In the afternoon, head to Cormorant Point. Here you can enjoy a hike to a salt-water lagoon which is home to flamingos. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Devil’s Crown. This extinct volcano peaks out of the waters just off of Floreana’s coast and offers a magnificent snorkeling experience.

Day 7: Suarez Point | Gardner Bay | Osborn

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Española Island is the southernmost island of the Galapagos and is the breeding site of nearly all of the waved albatrosses in the entire world. Española is densely populated with mockingbirds, blue-footed and Nazca boobies, Darwin finches, Galapagos doves, hawks, red and green marine iguanas, and colonies of sea lions.

The morning trip starts with Suarez Point and a trail where you have the chance to see bluefooted boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. It is the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. Visit a beautiful site on the ocean front where there is a cliff that the large albatrosses use as a launching pad! The landscape is great for photography and you can also have the chance to see the famous blowhole.

In the afternoon, visit the spectacular Gardner Bay. After landing, you can walk across a lovely white- sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. You can also see curious mockingbirds on the beach.

Day 8: Disembark | Interpretation Center | San Cristobal Airport

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning, visit The Interpretation Center which opened in 1998 as a phase of the project “Interpretation and Environment Education Project.” Visitors enjoy exhibitions on natural history, human history, and conservation. The conservation efforts represent the movement to protect the wildlife and natural environment through means of population and tourist control. The Interpretation Center has an outdoor stadium, audio-visual equipment, and meeting rooms.

After this final visit, be transferred to the San Cristobal airport in time for your flight back to the mainland.

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Close up of the red footed boobies feet in the Galapagos Galapagos Tortoise close up Punta Suarez, Espanola Sea lions on beach in Rabida Colorful land iguana

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25% Discount applies when traveling with two adults. Children must be under 12 years old by the time they 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.
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  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 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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  • 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

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