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Private Charter - Eastern Islands Aboard Passion

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This tour takes you to the Eastern islands of the archipelago, to deep, silent coves where green sea turtles swim, to the iconic Pinnacle Rock and to a red sandy beach where yet more sea lions await you. After a delicious breakfast, a panga will take you where red-footed boobies perch on prickly pear cacti, Nazca boobies nest, and green sea turtles glide alongside as you explore.
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Highlights
  • Visit Black Turtle Cove, a mangrove lagoon on the coast of Santa Cruz
  • Explore Darwin Bay with your private group of up to 14 guests
  • Be amazed by the landscapes covered by sea lions’ colonies at Bartolome
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Fly to Baltra | Embark | Black Turtle Cove

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  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy your private Galapgos adventure at Baltra! After arriving  be greeted by your naturalist guide to then board the M/Y WildAid´s Passion and have lunch. After lunch, navigate a short distance to Black Turtle Cove, a large mangrove lagoon on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. Pelicans and herons roost on the branches, while marine dwellers such as green sea turtles or golden rays may cruise right next to the panga as it makes its way through the mangroves.

Day 2: Darwin Bay | El Barranco

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Travel to Genovesa Island and reach Darwin Bay (wet landing), a unique site with a beautiful beach, lined with red mangroves and soft‐haired prickly pear cacti where red‐footed boobies and great frigatebirds perch tamely.

At El Barranco (dry landing), climb the edge of a cliff where frigatebirds, masked boobies, and red-footed boobies nest. The trail takes you to the inner part of the island, populated by holy stick trees and cacti.

Day 3: Bartolome | Chinese Hat

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Have a dry landing on Bartolome, followed by a mild climb up a set of wooden steps to reach the summit of a spatter cone for a breathtaking panorama of the island’s iconic Pinnacle Rock and views of neighboring Santiago, and other central islands in the distance. Afterward, visit the white sand beach used as a nesting site by sea turtles, followed by snorkeling in the waters of Bartolome Island, where it is not unusual to spot Galapagos penguins.

In the afternoon, less than a quarter of one square kilometer in size, this island gets its name from being shaped like a Chinese hat. The hat shape is best appreciated from the north side. Lava formations can be seen on the western side of the island, formed under the sea, and later raised upward, making it possible to observe coral heads on the lava. Be amazed by the landscapes covered by sea lions colonies, marine iguanas, and Galapagos penguins.

Day 4: Rabida| Dragon Hill

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wet landing onto Rabida’s deep‐red beaches to explore the red island’s fascinating interior and saltwater lagoon, where flamingos are usually present. Darwin’s finches, Galapagos mockingbirds, and yellow warblers feed off the vegetation. Given the right time of the year, we may see brown pelicans nesting on salt bushes that fringe the beach.
 
In the afternoon, navigate a short distance to Cerro Dragon on Santa Cruz’s northwestern shore with a dry landing to visit a saltwater lagoon, home to greater flamingos, black‐necked stilts, and white‐cheeked pintails. Further inland finds a fantastic land iguana nesting site.

Day 5: Santa Cruz Highlands | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
This is your last day on the islands. After breakfast, disembark in Puerto Ayora and board our transport to reach Santa Cruz Highlands. Visit one of the ranches of the area where it is possible to see giant tortoises in their natural hábitat.

After this visit, make your way to the Baltra airport for the flight to mainland Ecuador.

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Children under 12 may receive discounts on Galapagos flight fares and entrance fees. Contact us for details.
Included
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Snorkeling equipment, wetsuits, transparent sea kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards are all included in the cruise cost and are available for your use onboard.
  • 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
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • 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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