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Northeast Islands

Baltra - San Cristobal - Example 5 Day Cruise aboard Anahi
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Take a 5-day cruise to the Northeast Galapagos Islands aboard Anahi. At Bachas Beach, discover soft, white sand and nesting sea turtles. Spot flamingos, stilts, and WWII ships nearby. Encounter sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds amid tranquility. Evenings feature welcomes, dinners, and itinerary briefings. Darwin Bay boasts diverse seabird life, while Prince Philip's Steps offer exceptional nesting views. Enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, hikes, and Plaza Islands' unique vegetation with land iguanas. Santa Fe Island offers scenic trails and endemic land iguanas, while Punta Pitt dazzles with nesting seabirds. Explore Kicker Rock and Isla Lobos for majestic flights and serene snorkeling. Conclude with visits to San Cristóbal's El Junco Lagoon or the “Cerro Colorado” turtle breeding center for a closer turtle encounter.
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Highlights
  • Have an up close encounter as you snorkel with sea lions at Punta Pitt
  • View an abundance of birdlife after climbing Prince Phillip's Steps
  • Swim and relax on Bachas beach
Places Visited
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Baltra | Embark | Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Flying from Quito or Guayaquil, your flight arrives at Baltra Island at around noon (local time), and be greeted by the guide in the lobby, waiting for your arrival to drive you to Yacht Anahí. Your baggage is handled by one of the crew members who, aboard the small Zodiacs transports you directly to the yacht. The captain and the crew welcome you on board, and then you'll have your cabins assigned. After lunch, the guide gives you a brief explanation of the afternoon activities.

The sand of Bachas Beach is made of decomposed coral, making it white and soft, and it is also one of the favorite nesting places of sea turtles. Nearby, you can also find a small lagoon and be able to observe flamingos, black-necked stilts, and thrushes, as well as two old ships that were abandoned during the Second World War. Furthermore, you may also find sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds resting on the beach. Enjoy the tranquility of the beach as well as spend some time with the playful sea lions that like to swim with the visitors.

At 7 pm. you'll have an official welcome, followed by a delicious dinner. After dinner, your guide gives you information on the following day’s activities.

Possible activities: Snorkeling, Walking

Day 2: Darwin Bay | Prince Philip's Steps, Genovesa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Darwin Bay is a beautiful bay area due to the great diversity of seabirds that nest in the mangroves that dominate the area. These include red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, Galápagos petrels, seabirds, Darwin finches, mockingbirds, and Galápagos doves.

Climb 25 meters of stairs to Prince Philip's Steps, one of the best bird nesting sites on the islands. Experience the opportunity to snorkel, kayak, hike, and take a ride in a panga.

Possible activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Panga Ride, Walking

Day 3: Plazas Island | Santa Fe

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Plaza Islands have unusual vegetation, which creates an interesting landscape that helps to enhance the fauna and flora of the Galápagos. It is also possible to observe land iguanas in the shade of cacti. The main attractions of the Plaza Islands include land iguanas, sea lions, and swallow-tailed gulls, as well as lizards, island insects, red-beaked sparrows, frigate birds, and pelicans that glide down the cliffs. Then return to the yacht for lunch and a deserved rest.

Santa Fe Island is an extremely scenic island, where you can visit two different trails, with one of them leading to a beautiful viewpoint on the top of a cliff, where you can find endemic land iguanas on the island. The other trail is a small circular path close to the beach, where you may observe another colony of land iguanas. Here you may also have the possibility to kayak, snorkel, panga ride, or walk, in order to observe and enjoy nature. Then return to the yacht for dinner and a time of relaxation.

Possible activities: Panga ride, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Walking

Day 4: Punta Pitt | Kicker Rock | Lobos Island, San Cristóbal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Punta Pitt is considered one of the most beautiful and impressive sites in the Galápagos, it has become one of the favorite nesting sites for seabirds. Here, three species of frigate birds and their nesting sites are in the same area. Then return to the yacht for lunch.

Kicker Rock is a gigantic and impressive rock formation known locally as ‘León Dormido’ where you can see a multitude of blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, pelicans, and sea birds that will delight you with their majestic flights to be photographed. Later head towards Isla Lobos, an islet separated from San Cristóbal Island by a narrow stretch of calm waters. On the islet, take a walk that will allow you to observe frigates, blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, and a colony of sea lions and snorkel in the arm of the sea, probably with the company of sea lions and different kinds of colorful fish. The atmosphere is one of tranquility and primitive beauty, a typical environment of the Galapagos Islands.

Possible activities: Snorkeling, Walking

Day 5: San Cristobal | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning, the guide takes you to the top of San Cristóbal Island. Following, the tour has 2 options. The first option starts from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and involves a visit to the El Junco Lagoon. For hundreds of years, rainwater and condensation have caused an accumulation of water in the caldera of an extinct volcano, creating a paradise for frigate birds and turtles.

Alternatively, visit the “Cerro Colorado” turtle breeding center. There, take a pleasant walk along a path that allows you to be in close contact with the turtles, which can vary from the smallest to the oldest of giants.

Possible activities: Walking

After your visit, depart for the airport for your return flight to Quito or Guayaquil.

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Children under 12 years receive a 20% discount.

Children under 12 may receive discounts on Galapagos flight fares and entrance fees. Contact us for details.
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  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide 
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Shore Excursions, Swimming and Snorkeling 
  • Snorkeling and kayaking equipment is included in the cruise cost and available for your use on board.
  • Water, coffee, and tea.
  • Transfers in Galapagos from/to the Yacht Anahi when guests arrive on the flights purchased through the main ship operator
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  • 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: $200 per adult, $100 per child under 12 (fees of $100 per adult and $50 per child valid on arrivals through Aug 1, 2024). Payable upon arrival to the Galapagos, only in cash dollars. Subject to increase by Galapagos Park Service.
  • Internal Flights: Mainland Ecuador - Galapagos - Mainland Ecuador: $475-675
  • Wetsuits are not included but are available to rent on board - $10/day, or $20 for 4-day tours, $25 for 5-day tours, and $40 for 8-day tours.

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