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Eastern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise

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Cruise from island to island on this 8-day Galapagos adventure. Visit several islands throughout the archipelago and experience the widlife and landscape unique to each one. Visit the Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center where you will see and learn about the efforts being made to protect tortoises in the Galapagos. Take a trip to Post Office Bay on Floreana Island and leave postcards in hope thay they delivered by fellow travelers! Of course don't forget to constantly be on the lookout for the many endemic species that call the Galapagos home! 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra | North Seymour | Embark
Day 2 : Genovesa
Day 3 : South Plaza Island | Santa Fe
Day 4 : San Cristobal
Day 5 : San Cristobal
Day 6 : Española
Day 7 : Floreana
Day 8 : Santa Cruz Island | Baltra | Disembark

Highlights

  • Learn about the efforts being made to protect the Galapagos tortoises
  • Visit Post Office Bay, where you can leave postcards and letters
  • Visit Cerro Brujo and relax on white coral beaches
  • Snorkel alongside colorful fish, sea lions, and sea turtles

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Seaman Journey

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Espanola
  • Floreana
  • Genovesa
  • Isla Lobos
  • Leon Dormido
  • North Seymour
  • San Cristobal
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Fe
  • South Plaza Island

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Kayaks! Sea lions resting on the beach with travels watching in zodiacs. Sally light-foot crab and wildlife viewing tours in the Galapagos Hike around this unique volcanic beach. Punta Suarez, Espanola
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Day 1 Baltra | North Seymour | Embark

Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship. Your first stop is to North Seymour Island. Be on the the lookout for frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies and sea lions.

Day 2 Genovesa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, set out for Genovesa Island. This morning, explore El Barranco,where a walk on an island trail will hopefully put you into contact with Short-eared Owls and Red-footed and Masked Boobies.

Visit Darwin Bay, full of amazing Galapagos bird species such as Yellow Warblers and the Galapagos Dove!

Day 3 South Plaza Island | Santa Fe

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, visit South Plaza Island, home to a variety of Galapagos iguanas. You'll also see amazing birds such as the Swallow-tailed Gull and Audobon's Shearwater.

In the afternoon, travel to Santa Fe Island, full of endemic Galapagos wildlife such as the Galapagos Hawk and the Galapagos Mockingbird.

Day 4 San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, explore San Cristobal Island. Your first stop is to the Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center, where you will be able to see and learn about the efforts being made to protect tortoises in the Galapagos.

Then you will go to the island's Interpretation Center, where you will learn about the history and wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

Day 5 San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, continue to explore San Cristobal Island. A short visit to the Galapaguera that is a good place to observe Galapagos tortoises in its natural habitat.
San Cristobal island has endemic species such as: the Mockingbird Nesomimus melanotis, lava lizard (Microlophus bivittatus), Chatham Leaf-toed Gecko (Phyllodactylus leei) and the tortoises.

This afternoon visit Cerro Brujo and spend time on it's beautiful, white coral beach. This area is home to sea lions and marine birds such as the Nazca and Blue-footed Booby.

Day 6 Española

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, visit Gardner Bay. The beautiful sandy beach is the perfect place to relax and watch for sea lions and sharks

This afternoon, head over to Punta Suarez on the island of Española. Punta Suarez is home to a variety of Galapagos bird species, as well as a blowhole that shoots water over fifty feet in the air.

Day 7 Floreana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, explore Floreana Island and visit Punta Cormorant (Cormorant Point), home to a variety of shorebirds such as the White-cheeked Pintail duck and the American Flamingo.

This afternoon, visit Post Office Bay, where travelers can leave postcards and letters in the hopes that they get delivered via fellow travelers.

Day 8 Santa Cruz Island | Baltra | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning, travel to Santa Cruz Island and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. Here, you will observe the Galapagos tortoise and learn about the many conservation programs of the Galapagos Islands.

This afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the mainland in Ecuador.
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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

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 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
  • 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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