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Embark on a 5-day mesmerizing journey through the Galapagos Islands aboard the Catamaran Seaman Journey. Begin your adventure at the Interpretation Center in San Cristobal, delving into the islands' geological and human history. Witness the breathtaking landscapes of Punta Pitt on San Cristobal Island, where sea lions bask under the watchful eyes of frigatebirds and pelicans. Explore Gardner Bay on Espanola, a haven for relaxing on pristine beaches and observing diverse bird species. Marvel at the natural wonders of Cormorant Point, home to flamingos and vibrant shorebirds, before snorkeling at Champion Islet. Conclude your voyage with a visit to the Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre, where you can encounter Lonesome George and the iconic Galapagos tortoises. Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty and biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands on this unforgettable cruise with
Colorful kayaks on the beachEnjoy hiking across the beautiful white sand beaches.Sea lion encounter while snorkelingPunta Suarez, EspanolaFloreana Island
  • Snorkel with sea lions, sea turtles and penguins
  • Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre, where the legendary Lonesome George and majestic tortoises await
  • See diverse wildlife, marine life, and birds found only in the Galapagos
  • Venture to the picturesque landscapes of Punta Pitt and Gardner Bay
  • Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Champion Islet
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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: San Cristobal | Embark | Interpretation center

On this day, fly to the Galapagos Island. Your guide picks you up and carries your luggage to the bus. Passengers arrive at the Catamaran Seaman Journey on a motorized boat called Panga.

This is an interpretation center with exuberant gardens and stunning ocean views. Visitors at the interpretation center can learn a lot from the geological and human history of the islands, conservation facts, and natural history. This is the oldest museum of Natural History in the Galapagos Islands which attempts to preserve the archipelago. It is indeed inspiring and motivating to watch and learn about all of their research and attempts.
Activities: Hiking

Day 2: Punta Pitt | Lobos Island

Punta Pitt is located at the eastern end of San Cristóbal Island, boasting a beach of approximately 90 meters and several natural viewpoints overlooking an eroded hill of volcanic tuff. A 1,400-meter trail leads from the beach called Oliviana to the top of the hill, which is adorned with various types of lava formations.
The strong winds prevailing on the hill have naturally sculpted the landscape, creating breathtaking and unforgettable vistas reminiscent of scenes from a science fiction movie.
Activities: Kayaking, Panga Ride, Snorkeling, Hiking

The sand of Oliviana Beach is painted with a beautiful olive-yellow hue, adorned with bright crystals formed from the erosion of lava and shells. Here, sea lions
bask in the sun while observing the flight of frigatebirds, pelicans, herons, and seagulls. Pitt Islet is one of the few places where all three species of boobies (blue-footed, red-footed, and masked) and the two species of frigatebirds can be observed within the same vicinity.
Activities: Panga Ride, Snorkeling, Hiking

Day 3: Gardner Bay | Suarez Point, Espanola

Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay offers an excellent beach to relax, swim and even kayak, plus the opportunity to observe sea lions (Zalophus wollebaki), here you can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters. At this place, you can see three species of Darwin finches: A subspecies of the large-billed cactus finch (Geospiza fuliginosa), which is similar to the large-billed terrestrial finch; The small-beaked ground finch (Geospiza fuliginosa and; The singing finch (Certhidea Olivacea) which is another endemic subspecies. Both resident and migratory birds are observed.
Activities: Kayaking, Panga Ride, Snorkeling, Hiking

The Suarez Point area is great for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, and Nazca boobies. A beautiful site on the oceanfront, the large waved albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air at least 50 to 75 meters high. This site presents wonderful photography opportunities.
Activities: Hiking

Day 4: Cormorant Point, Champion Islet | Post Office Bay

Cormorant Point site offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest on the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: “The Green Beach” (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the “Flour Sand Beach” which is made up of coral. After the interesting walk, the group is taken to Champion Islet, a great place to enjoy snorkeling and underwater wildlife. Some of the animals that can be seen are sea turtles, sea lions, and multiple fish thanks to the nearby coral reef.
Activities: Panga Ride, Snorkeling, Hiking

Historically, this site is the location of a wooden barrel that was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used since this time by marines and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Besides, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. This day’s afternoon is thought to be a relaxing time for visitors to enjoy the beach and the beauty of the Galapagos.
Activities: Panga Ride, Snorkeling, Hiking

Day 5: Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre | Disembark | Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
The Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre is located in the Galapagos National Park, on Charles Darwin Avenue, at a distance of 1 km from the Gus Angermeyer Tourist Pier. After a 40-minute walk, the attraction is part of the network of visitor sites of the Charles Darwin Foundation. The visit starts at the information booth of the Galapagos National Park Service (SPNG). The trail leads to the Van Straelen Interpretation Center, then to the breeding center. From there, an elevated circular path begins, made of wood, from where you can observe Lonesome George and the tortoises of Española Island. It ends at the tortoise exhibition corral.
Activities: Hiking

After the visit, you will be transferred to the Baltra airport in time for your flight back to the mainland.


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Child Discount

15% discount for child under the age of 12 at time of Galapagos cruise traveling with two adults. 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.
  • 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 
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
  • Snorkeling and kayaking equipment is included in the cruise cost and available for your use on board.
  • Wifi
  • Citizen Science Program
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • 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 $30 for 4-day tours, $40 for 5-day tours, and $70 or 8-day tours.
  • Fuel Surcharge - to be invoiced separately



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