Embark on a Galapagos adventure on board the Ocean Spray. This 8-day Circumnavigation explores the islands of Genovesa, Santiago, Floreana, and more. Swim with sea lions, relax on picturesque beaches, and follow walking trails over lava formations and varied vegetation.
Explore Witch Hill and relax on white sand beaches
Swim with reef fish and glimpse hammerhead and Galapagos sharks
Visit Cormorant Point, the site of a large flock of flamingos
Arrive at the airport and transfer to the Ocean Spray.
Spend the day at Lobos Island and Kicker Rock. The island is home to countless sea lions, blue-footed boobies, great frigatebirds, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common noddies, yellow warblers and small and medium ground finches. The clear water of the area sports wonderful snorkeling and opportunities to swim with the sea lions. At Kicker Rock, swim with reef fish in the channel and glimpse hammerhead and Galapagos sharks.
Visit Post Office Bay, famous for its wooden barrel which posed as an unofficial mail box in the 18th century. The tradition has continued to the present, as travelers can leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver those close to home.
In the afternoon, visit Cormorant Point, the site of a large flock of flamingos. Relax on one of the beaches, aptly named for the color of their sands.
One of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos, this volcanic crater has been eroded by the waves leaving the northern and southern sides poking out of the water. The coral reef in the middle is perfect for attracting marine life. Snorkelers enjoy the variety of marine life and exciting currents that rush through the crown, creating an exhilarating experience.
In the morning, visit Black Turtle Cove by dinghy and admire the Blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays which are often spotted here. The calm and secluded location of the cove makes it a safe haven for young marine life.
Home of the famous Pinnacle Rock, Bartholomew consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs leads to the summit of the volcano, boasting one o the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of the Galapagos Penguin.
Set sail for Darwin Bay and land on its white-sand coral beach. Take a half-mile trail through the mangroves and view Nazca Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, and Swallow-tailed Gulls. Tidal pools are teeming with young sea lions and reef fish, and the occasional hammerhead shark can be found among the rocks.
Snorkel in the water before heading to El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. Hike up the steep rocky face to the top of a cliff where you can see Red-footed Boobies, Short-eared Lava Owls, Galapagos Swallows, and Galapagos Doves.
Day 6: Espumilla Beach | Buccaneer Cove | Egas Port, Santiago
Travel to Espumilla Beach, a popular location for viewing marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Grab a snorkel and view octopi, moray eel, and sharks in the water.
Years ago Buccaneer Covewas a safe haven where pirates in the 1600 and 1700’s would stake out on the Northwestern side of Santiago Island. Sea turtles now take the pirates place and dig their nests for their eggs near the Mangrove trees. It is a great location for snorkeling and many marine birds and sea lions can be found here
Also known as James Bay, Egas Port is home to the curious Galapagos Hawks and Quick-footed Galapagos Lava Lizards. The trail leads to a coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. Here the Galapagos Fur Sea Lions bathe in the sun. This is also a great snorkeling site
Visit North Seymour Island to swim with Galapagos Sea Lions. The island is known for its arid and rocky landscape.
In the afternoon, travel to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Take a path along the island and observe the hills, ferns, volcanoes, and rich wildlife. Home to giant tortoises, forest, mockingbirds, Bahama ducklings, White-cheeked Pintail ducklings, Darwin finches, and many other species, The Santa Cruz Highlands delight travelers with its diverse fauna. Explore the underground lava tubes with your guide.
Day 8: Mosquera Islet | Disembark| Baltra
Journey to Mosquera Islet, a reef of rocks and coral. This islet houses one of the largest populations of sea lions and many sea birds make their nests along the rocky shore.
Transfer to the airport and return to the mainland.
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Cabin 9 (194 ft² / 18 mt²). Located on the main deck, all cabins feature luxurious amenities, private bath facilities, and private balconies.
25% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise when traveling with two adults in a triple room. 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.
Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!