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Discover the stunning highlands of Santa Cruz on Adventure Life's 8-day tours in the Galapagos. Join us on a journey through the volcanic wonders of the Northern & Western Route, observe the unique flora and fauna of the islands, and snorkel in crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life. Whether you opt for a Central Islands Cruise or a Central and Western Islands adventure, each day promises exciting activities like hiking, kayaking, and wildlife viewing. From exploring the towering cliffs of Fernandina to relaxing on beautiful black beaches, the Galapagos offer a wealth of natural beauty and wildlife encounters that will leave you in awe. Get ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the Galapagos Islands with Adventure Life and contact one of our Trip Planners for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$9,750
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Volcanic Wonders

Northern & Western Route - 8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Hike up Prince Philip's Steps
  • Observe Galapagos flora and fauna
  • Snorkel or stand up paddle board
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the western islands of the Galapagos on the M/V Origin. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to …
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Sea Lion resting on Red Sesuvium
$12,995
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Central East & Southern Islands

Baltra roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Explore lava tunnels in Santa Cruz
  • Visit Rábida's red sand beach
  • See marine iguanas at Punta Pitt
  • Encounter wildlife at Isla Lobos
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise to explore the Central East & Southern Galápagos Islands. Witness giant tortoises and lava tunnels on Santa Cruz, discover Rábida's red sand beach and unique palo santo trees and encounter diverse wildlife on South Plaza and Santa …
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Family fun in the Galapagos
$12,995
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Northwestern Islands

Baltra roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Encounter pink flamingos
  • Discover Chinese Hat
  • Explore Genovesa Island
  • Visit Bachas beach
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on an 8-day, exciting trip to the Northwestern Galapagos Islands aboard the Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise. Explore Santa Cruz's highlands, see Galápagos giant tortoises in their natural habitat, and delve into underground lava tunnels. Visit Cerro Dragón to witness land …
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Sea lion on a pristine beach
$9,490
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Central Islands Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Elite
  • Visit D. Rodriguez Breeding Center
  • Observe blue-footed boobies
  • Relax at Gardner Bay
  • Take a panga ride to Champion Islet
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 8-day cruise takes you across the archipelago, to the most emblematic locations. The Charles Darwin Research Station provides an opportunity to find out about the vital work that is being carried out to preserve the archipelago’s ecosystems. Discover El Barranco, also known as …
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Bartolome Island and Pinnacle Rock
$246,905
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Private Charter - Central East & Southern Islands Aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Explore lava tunnels in Santa Cruz
  • Visit Rábida's red sand beach
  • See marine iguanas at Punta Pitt
  • Encounter wildlife at Isla Lobos
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on aprivate8-day Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise to explore the Central East & Southern Galápagos Islands. Witness giant tortoises and lava tunnels on Santa Cruz, discover Rábida's red sand beach and unique palo santo trees and encounter diverse wildlife on South Plaza and …
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The Grace
$172,200
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Private Charter - Beyond Darwin's Footsteps Aboard Grace

8 Day Itinerary aboard Grace
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Enjoy friendly sea lions
  • Walk along a green beach
  • Hike to see Galapagos doves
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Galapagos Islands are swarming with exotic and curious creatures that love to interact with visitors to the islands.This magical 8-day private cruise takes you andyour private group of up to 16 guests to one of the most enchanting destinations on Earth! Indulge in the wide variety of flora and …
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Colorful Sally Lightfoot crab on volcanic rock
$9,950
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Beyond Darwin's Footsteps

8 Day Itinerary aboard Grace
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Enjoy friendly sea lions
  • Walk along a green beach
  • Hike to see Galapagos doves
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Close encounters with wildlife will make your journey a truly memorable one on this 8-day adventure. These islands are swarming with exotic and curious creatures that love to interact with visitors to the islands. Indulge in the wide variety of flora and fauna here as well as spectacular scenery on …
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Giant Tortoise
$3,997
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Galapagos Southeast & North Central Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit Jacinto Gordillo Center
  • Snorkel and sunbathe in Cerro Brujo
  • View impressive volcanic landscapes
  • Explore a “Turtle Sanctuary”
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a unique and exciting voyage through the sutheastern and north central islands of the Galapagos. Spend 8 days exploring the crystalline waters, stunning landscapes, and colorful beaches of this unique archipelago. Snorkel in warm waters filled with colorful species, roam picturesque …
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Land Iguana
$246,905
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Private Charter - Northwestern Islands Aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Encounter pink flamingos
  • Discover Chinese Hat
  • Explore Genovesa Island
  • Visit Bachas beach
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on aprivate8-day, exciting trip to the Northwestern Galapagos Islands aboard the Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise. Explore Santa Cruz's highlands, see Galápagos giant tortoises in their natural habitat, and delve into underground lava tunnels. Visit Cerro Dragón to witness land …
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Sun Deck
$123,790
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Private Charter - Islands Circumnavigation - West Aboard Ocean Spray

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • View a sea lion colony
  • Explore underground lava tubes
  • Snorkel with fish and sea lions
  • Visit the blowhole on Espanola
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Spray for a western Galapagos circumnavigation private charter cruise. This 8-day voyage visits the islands of Isabela, South Plaza, Espanola, and San Cristobal. Explore striking volcanic landscapes and observe the islands' famously unique wildlife species, such as blue-footed …
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Image of a giant tortoise.
$5,863
FreeFlight
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Seaman Journey
  • Observe the giant Galapagos tortois
  • Experience superior snorkeling site
  • Visit lava tubes and lava flows
  • View 1800s cave inscriptions
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail to the western islands aboard the Seaman Journey on a Galapagos cruise. This 8-day voyage explores the islands of Rabida, Santiago, Isabela and more, and gives travelers the chance to swim with sea lions, observe the famed giant Galapagos tortoise, and hike in mangroves.
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Sail the Galapagos on the Origin ship!
$9,750
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Beaches and Bays

Southern & Central Route - 8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
  • Encounter Galapagos giant tortoises
  • Enjoy pristine beaches and swimming
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take an 8-day Galapagos cruise for the entire family on the M/V Origin and experience encounters with the incredible wildlife of Darwin´s islands. Spend your days hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and touring the Southern Islands and visit locations such as Frigatebird Hill, Kicker Rock, …
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Galapagos hawk
$4,120
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Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Snorkel among Galapagos penguins
  • Stop at the volcanic North Seymour
  • Hike through a volcanic landscape
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 8-day cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos covers some of the most beautiful islands including Bartolome, North Seymour, San Cristobal, Española, and Floreana. Overflowing with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, this is the perfect …
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Pinnacle rock on Bartolome
$5,922
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Tip Top V
  • Visit Mosquera Islet
  • Observe birds on El Barroco
  • Explore Rabida Island
  • Swim & Snorkel at Chinese Hat
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Galapagos cruise takes you beyond the highlights of the western islands with 8 days of exploration and adventure! This cruise features some of the most sought-after destinations in this region. Enjoy the company of friendly sea lions while snorkeling and make friends with the gentle giant …
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Al Fresco dining
$257,740
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Private Charter - Eastern Islands Aboard Galapagos Legend

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Snorkel among Galapagos penguins
  • Stop at the volcanic North Seymour
  • Hike through a volcanic landscape
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the islands of Bartolome, North Seymour, San Cristobal, Española, and Floreana on this incredible 8-day private cruise aboard the Galapagos Legend. Spend your days snorkeling, swimming, hiking and wondering through the pristine islands of the enchanting archipelago. Overflowing with …
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Tip Top II
$89,506
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Private Charter - Western Islands Aboard Tip Top II

8 Day Itinerary aboard Tip Top II
  • Visit Mosquera Islet
  • Observe birds on El Barroco
  • Explore Rabida Island
  • Swim & Snorkel at Chinese Hat
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day private cruise features some of the most sought-after destinations in this region. Enjoy the company of friendly sea lions while snorkeling and make friends with the gentle giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station. These islands are rich with an abundance of wildlife both …
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Sea lion coming in from a swim
$10,745
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Luxury Eastern Galapagos Islands Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Cormorant II
  • Venture up 375 wooden stairs
  • View a large sea lion colony
  • Snorkel alongside sea turtles
  • Kayak around Kicker Rock
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Cormorant II for an 8-day exploration of the eastern islands of the Galapagos archipelago. This active itinerary allows you to experience all aspects of this unique region. Swim around Bachas Beach, venture up 375 wooden stairs to the summit of Bartolome Island, view a large sea lion …
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Diving with a sea turtle
$4,795
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Dive Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua
  • Visit Santiago Island
  • Observe sharks at Wolf Island
  • Discover “Darwin’s Arch”
  • Admire Cape Douglas' marine life
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the unique sea life of the Galapagos islands on this amazing 8-day diving cruise on the Aqua! Sail around Santa Fe and Santiago Islands, then to the remote Darwin and Wolf Islands to experience some of the best diving in the Galapagos. Discover unique spots such asCousins rock is located …
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