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Take a 5-day Galapagos cruise to the Southern Islands aboard the Seaman Journey to sight sea lions, the Galapagos tortoise, numerous seabirds, and the fascinating marine iguana.
Colorful kayaks on the beachEnjoy hiking across the beautiful white sand beaches.Sea lion encounter while snorkelingPunta Suarez, EspanolaFloreana Island
Highlights
  • Snorkel with sea lions, sea turtles and penguins
  • Observe the giant Galapagos tortoise in its native habitat
  • See diverse wildlife, marine life, and birds found only in the Galapagos
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: San Cristobal | Embark

Arrive at the airport and transfer to the harbor. Board a panga and head for the Seaman Journey.

After lunch and a brief orientation, visit the Interpretation Center, you 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.

Day 2: San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, journey to the Galapaguera, a good place to observe Galapagos tortoises in its natural habitat.

In the afternoon, travel to Cerro Brujo and land on its white coral beach. View several land birds and snorkel with the curious sea lions which live on the island.

Day 3: Espanola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail for Gardner Bay for swimming, snorkeling, and sea lion observation.

After lunch, travel to Punta Suarez, which sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos archipelago. Hike the cliffs to sea soaring birds or set out to watch the blowhole.

Day 4: Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at Cormorant Point to view one of the best flamingo lagoons in the Galapagos. Situated between two lava cones, this secluded lagoon is also the home to common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds.

In the afternoon, travel to Post Office Bay and Baroness Lookout. Post Office Bay is known for its historical barrel, in which whalers and sailors used to place their mail. Take part in the tradition by leaving an addressed postcard or letter in the barrel for someone else to take and deliver by hand. If you see an address close to yours, feel free to take it home and deliver it, yourself!

Day 5: Santa Cruz Island | Baltra | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about tortoise conservation in the Galapagos. Reach out to interact with the tortoises which reside within its corrals.

In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your connection to the mainland.

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Seaman Journey

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Cabins on Main Deck with two twin beds, picture window and private bath facility.
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Cabins on the Upper Deck with a double bed, panoramic window, and private bath facility.

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.
Included
  • 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
  • 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.
Excluded
  • 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 - $10/day, or $30 for 4-day tours, $40 for 5-day tours, and $70 or 8-day tours.

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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