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Board the Ocean Spray for this 6 day Galapagos adventure. Visit Black Turtle Cove to view blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, Kicker Rock for exceptional snorkeling and the nesting site of the Waved Albatross on Espanola Island. 
Punta Suarez, EspanolaKicker RockWaved Albatross Chick, EspanolaOverlook at Pitt PointFlamingos
Highlights
  • Visit the nesting site of the Waved Albatross, and endemic species
  • Snorkel at Kicker Rock, swimming alongside sea lions and sharks
  • Deposit a letter in the barrel at Post Office Bay and find a few to deliver
  • Hike through a ravine at Pitt Point, a bird lovers paradise
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Day 1: Baltra | Embark | Santa Fe

Arrive at the Baltra Airport and transfer to Santa Fe Island, where you search for Galapagos wildlife such as sea lions, iguanas, and the Galapagos hawk!

Day 2: Suarez Point | Gardner Bay | Osborn Islet, Espanola

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail to Suarez Point, a magnificent location for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. The most famous attraction is the island's magnificent blowhole, which spurts water high into the air. Take a hike around the island.

In the afternoon, visit Gardner Bay, the breeding site of most of the world's 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. The bay is surrounded by white sandy beaches with a myriad of sea lions, making it a great snorkel site. Followed by a visit to Osborn Islet, After landing, you can walk across a lovely white sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. This small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.

Day 3: Interpretation Center and Galapaguera | Lobos Island and Kicker Rock, San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the Interpretation Center, which has been open to the public since 1998, offering extensive knowledge about the history of the Galapagos. Giant tortoises are bred at the Galapaguera and roam in a semi-natural habitat created by the center.

Spend the afternoon at Lobos Island and Kicker Rock. The island is home to countless sea lions, blue-footed boobies, great frigate-birds, 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.

Day 4: Pitt Point | Witch Hill, San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail to Pitt Point and take a hike up a cliff which leads you through a ravine. This hike leads travelers to an abundance of birds. View the sea lion colony and swim in the warm waters.

In the afternoon, explore Witch Hill and relax on its picturesque white-sand beaches.

Day 5: Post Office Bay | Cormorant Point | Devil’s Crown, Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 today, as travelers 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. Visit Devil's Crown, 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.

Day 6: Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz | Disembark | Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
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.

In the afternoon, transfer back to the airport for your onward journey.

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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.

Child Discount

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.
Included
  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and 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
  • Soft drinks and juices
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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