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Introduce yourself to the Galapagos Islands on this 5-day tour aboard the Isabela II. This cruise travels the best of the Galapagos, stopping at the islands of Floreana, Espanola, San Cristobal and more! Swim with sea lions, learn the history, and view the giant Galapagos tortoises which gave this unique archipelago its name.
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  • Take an exploratory panga ride around Gardner Bay
  • Relax on the white-sand beach of Cerro Brujo
  • Go to the Charles Darwin Research Station to view giant tortoises
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  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Baltra | Embark | Santa Cruz Island

Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Isabela II.

Begin your Galapagos adventure at the Charles Darwin Research Station. View giant tortoises and learn about the scientific research and technical information involved in Galapagos conservation. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know these rare and gentle creatures.

Day 2: Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, arrive at Post Office Bay to partake in the tradition of leaving an addressed letter in the barrel and/or sorting through the mail to find an address which is close enough to your home for you to deliver, yourself! This tradition originated in the 18th century, when whalers placed the barrel on the island and used it as an unofficial post office. Visit the Baroness’ Observatory for stunning coastal and inland views of the island.

In the afternoon, make your way to Cormorant Point and take a trail to the saltwater lagoon which is frequented by flamingos. Take the time to visit Champion Island and snorkel in its clear blue waters.

Day 3: Espanola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail to Espanola and land at Suárez Point to view one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Punta Suárez provides an exciting walk on lava where various unique sea bird colonies can be viewed including the waved albatross.

In the afternoon, arrive at Gardner Bay to swim and snorkel with the sea lions which call this island their home. Also have the chance for a exploratory panga ride or even a glass bottom boat that will make looking underwater that much easier.

Day 4: San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Journey to Pitt Point to view lava lizards as they scramble over the rocks and watch red-footed-boobies perform their mating dance. This is actually one of the only site in the Galápagos where the three species of boobies can be found together, as well as the two frigate species, plus a colony of sea lions.

Spend the afternoon at Cerro Brujo (Wizard’s Hill), a beautiful white-sand beach. Snorkel off the beach or relax on the soft sand of San Cristobal.

Day 5: San Cristobal

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to the airport for your connection to the mainland.


Isabela II

Enjoy a meal on the sun deck of the Isabela II.
Isabela II's fitness center.
Breakfast aboard the Isabela II.

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Standard Cabin
1 cabin with double bed. Located on the cabin deck.
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Classic Family Cabin
2 cabins on the Cabin Deck with one lower double bed. 128 sq. ft
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Classic Cabin
16 cabins on the Cabin Deck -- some with double beds and some with separate twins. Some cabins have an additional twin bed and can be used as a triple. Located on the cabin deck.
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Master Suite Cabin
1 suite with double bed. Located on the main deck.

Child Discount

25% discount if sharing with two adults, for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise. 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, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Gear Rental: Snorkeling Gear
  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Galapagos Park Entrance Fee: $100 per adult, $50 per child under 12
  • Internal Flights: Mainland Ecuador - Galapagos - Mainland Ecuador: $475-675
  • Wetsuits are not included but are available to rent on board - $22 for 5-day tours, and $41 for 7-day tours.


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