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Northeastern Islands

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard Eden
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Enjoy this quick trip through the Northeastern Galapagos Islands. Visit Bachas Beach, Genovesa, Bartolome, and Daphne Island. Witness a wide array of wildlife such as sea lions, flamingos, sea turtles and more. Enjoy the white sand beaches of Las Bachas, see a variety of opuntia cacti, and explore Black Turtle Cove on your 5-day trip aboard the Eden.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra | Embark | Bachas Beach
Day 2 : Genovesa
Day 3 : Bartolome | Sullivan Bay
Day 4 : Daphne Island | Black Turtle Cove | Cerro Dragon
Day 5 : Santa Cruz Island | Baltra | Disembark


  • Swim in the Pacific Ocean off the shores of Las Bachas Beach
  • Climb the wooden steps on Bartolome for amazing views
  • Visit Cerro Dragon and observe the land iguanas that live there



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Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level


Trip Snapshots

Pinnacle rock on Bartolome Plenty of wildlife and birdwatching in the Galapagos Islands Daphne Island, a rocky cupcake Snorkel with sea turtles lounging in the harbor - Santa Cruz

Day 1 Baltra | Embark | Bachas Beach

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Baltra and your bilingual naturalist guide greets you at the airport. During lunch you are introduced to the islands, flora, and fauna that you can encounter at Las Bachas Beach. 

The white sand beaches of Las Bachas give you a closer look at the sea turtle nesting area as well as pink flamingos and other migratory birds. Take a swim in the Pacific Ocean and then enjoy a welcome dinner aboard the ship.

Day 2 Genovesa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
 Disembark at Genovesa "Tower" Island and anchor at Darwin Bay. Take a walk and witness several swallow-tailed gulls. On your way back from the beach see a variety of Opuntia cactus and mangroves. Tower is an outpost for many sea birds. There are almost no land reptiles except for the marine iguanas. 

Visit El Barranco during the afternoon and then return to the boat for dinner.

Day 3 Bartolome | Sullivan Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore Bartolome and climb to the highest point for one of the most photographed vistas in the archipelago. The island is fairly young and quite volcanic so only a handful of plant and animal species call it home. 

Visit nearby Sullivan Bay and admire the lava flow.

Day 4 Daphne Island | Black Turtle Cove | Cerro Dragon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at Daphne Island, a cone formed by the accumulation of volcanic ash. It is home to thousands of birds such as blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, tropic birds and many more. You do not go ashore here, but instead navigate around the island to look at the birds. 

Move on to Black Turtle Cove, a red mangrove lagoon on Santa Cruz. Be on the lookout for white-tip reef sharks, golden rays, spotted eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks, black-tip sharks, and maybe even turtles. 

After lunch visit Cerro Dragon and make a dry landing on lava rocks. Observe the many land iguanas that live in the area. 

Day 5 Santa Cruz Island | Baltra | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Sail to Santa Cruz Island and visit the Charles Darwin Station. This is one of the best places to see land tortoises, including Lonesome George, the last survivor of his subspecies. Go to the station's Tortoise Rearing Center and find tortoises that range from babies the size of your hand to adults over 500 pounds. 

Santa Cruz Island is also home to the largest town and economic center of the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora. Explore the portside town and then move on to the upper region of the island. Learn about the vegetation and animal life in the area and see Darwin's finches, yellow warblers and vermillion flycatchers. 

Fly back to the mainland.


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Standard Cabins have lower beds or an upper and lower bed, private bath facilities, air conditioning. 4 twin cabins 2 dbl cabins–queen size bed 2 dbl cabins–queen size bed + additional bed
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Standard Cabins have lower beds or an upper and lower bed, private bath facilities, air conditioning. 7 twin cabins 2 dbl cabins–queen size bed 2 dbl cabins–queen size bed + additional bed

Child Discount

20% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise.

Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50


  • Accommodations on board Eden based on double occupancy
  • Meals while in the Galapagos
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Shore Excursions
  • Swimming and Snorkeling
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
  • Snorkeling Equipment


  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuits are available to rent on board, to be paid in cash: $60 for an 8 day cruise or $35 for a 4 or 5 day cruise. If you have special requirements, please reserve in advance.
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

  • Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $530 - $595
  • Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $475 - $540

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