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ITIN A 2014

{slider   A – southern/central route (7 nights)}

Sunday   Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
Cerro Tijeretas & Leon Dormido, SAN CRISTOBAL

Monday   Cerro Brujo (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL
Punta Pitt, (SN, PR) SAN CRISTOBAL

Tuesday   Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA (Hood)
Gardner Bay (SN, PR, KY) ESPANOLA

Wednesday   Punta Cormorant (PR), Devil’s Crown or Champion (SN)
Post Office Bay (PR, SN), FLOREANA (Charles)

Thursday   Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)
CCFL (Darwin Station), SANTA CRUZ

Friday   Bartolome (PR, SN)
Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR) or Sombrero Chino (PR,SN)

Saturday   South Plaza Island
North Seymour (PR, SN)

Sunday   Interpretation Center, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)


SN = snorkel, KY = kayak, PR = panga (dingy) ride

Ecoventura alternates two different full week 7-night itineraries as required by the Galapagos National Park in an effort to better reduce usage on heavily visited sites. The order of visits may vary slightly depending on the yacht assigned.

Operational Permits (PDF)

{slider   8 day/7 night day-by-day itinerary}

SUNDAY: Upon arrival to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL, our crew is waiting at the airport to escort you by bus to the main dock and then by zodiac to your yacht anchored in the bay. After the welcome briefing and safety drill, a delicious buffet lunch is served. We travel by bus to Cerro Tijeretas or “Frigatebird Hill” situated on the edge of town. This is one of two sites where you can spot nesting colonies of both species of Frigate birds (Great and Magnificent). The trail leads to Punta Carola where there are beautiful vistas. We find lava lizards, the medium ground finch and Chatham mockingbird. We return to the yacht to join our fellow yacht mates this evening for your briefing followed by our Captain’s welcome cocktail party and dinner prepared by our culinary school-trained chefs.

MONDAY: We arrive to Cerro Brujo, a breathtaking white coral beach, considered one of the most spectacular in Galapagos and perfect for a peaceful walk with expansive views and good bird watching. We have an opportunity to kayak from the beach or swim with sea lions. A Zodiac ride takes us through a cave called The Cathedral. During lunch, we cruise toward the northeastern tip of SAN CRISTOBAL to Punta Pitt, a tuff formation that serves as a nesting site for many sea birds including all three types of boobies: Blue footed, Nazca and Red-footed boobies, both Frigate species, swallow-tailed gulls, Storm petrels, Shearwaters, Brown pelicans and a colony of sea lions. Punta Pitt is considered to be a first class site for birds and on par with Genovesa (Tower) Island. Here we can snorkel at Pitt Rock with sea lions and colorful fish such as the King Angel and Surgeon fish. We return to the yacht to cruise around Leon Dormido or “Kicker Rock”, a vertical tuff cone formation that rises abruptly almost 500 feet out of the ocean. On the cliffs, we spot Blue-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and Magnificent Frigate birds. We return to the yacht for a briefing followed by dinner.

TUESDAY: We disembark at Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA (Hood), where we witness the highest rate of endemic species in Galapagos. Sea lions noisily green us as we land on their beach. Curious Hood mockingbirds peck at our shoelaces. From April to December, the waved albatross, found only on Espanola, perform their wild mating ritual. Colonies of blue-footed boobies engage in “sky-pointing” to show off for potential mates. Nazca boobies busily care for their young. Stunning swallow-tailed gulls are the only nocturnal gulls in the world and fish at night. Red-billed tropicbirds take shelter under the cliffs. We also find Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Doves and Galapagos Hawks. Observe a unique specie of marine iguana identified with traces of red and green colorings. Colorful sally light-foot crabs crawl along the shoreline near to the famous “blow hole”. After lunch we have a wet landing on Gardner Bay, ESPANOLA (Hood), walk along seemingly endless stretch of this white sandy beach where you’ll find large colonies of sea lions. There is no trail to follow so this is a chance to explore or take a long walk. You may find a Galapagos Hawk, Darwin’s Finches or Hood Mockingbird. Swim with sea lions right from the beach, explore the bay and islets by kayak or just relax on the beach. There’s an excellent snorkeling site off Gardner Islet with a colorful diversity of sea life near Tortuga Rock. Explore caves by Zodiac covered with invertebrates. We return to the yacht for a briefing followed by dinner.

WEDNESDAY: Step ashore at Punta Cormorant, FLOREANA (Charles), one of the few populated islands in the Galapagos. Floreana presents a rich human history with mystery and intrigue. Set foot on a green-sand beach alive with the sounds of sea lions, lava herons, yellow crowned nigh heron, blue footed boobies and penguins. Follow a trail to a brackish lagoon, home of the Bahama ducks, common stilts, Galapagos Flycatcher, Yellow warblers and the Greater Flamingos, the pinkest in the world! Wind your way past a rich variety of plants including Morning Glory, Cut Leaf Daisies, Black, red and white mangroves, Palo Verde and Scalesia. The trail leads to a beach with power soft sand where sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand dunes and sting rays swim in the shallow water. After the walk, we have an opportunity to snorkel at Devil’s Crown or Champion, a shallow sunken crater colonized by a brilliant array of colorful fish and corral, white-tipped sharks, sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and sea stars. Today our lunch is served on the sundeck if weather conditions permit. After lunch, we visit Post office Bay, not the most scenic, but one of the most famous sites in Galapagos. Here is where a post barrel was erected and put into use in the late 18th Century by English whaling vessels. You are invited to leave a post card and to pick up any mail from your home area. There is a chance to swim from the beach with sea lions. Late afternoon, we take a Zodiac ride near Baroness Point where we spot sea turtles and rays. We return to the yacht for a briefing followed by dinner.

THURSDAY: We travel by bus to the highlands of SANTA CRUZ Island. The scenery gradually changes as we wind our way through all seven vegetation zones found in Galapagos. Here, we visit the tortoise reserve at “Las Primicias” one of the private farms in the highlands where we encounter giant tortoises in their natural habitat. We stop at “the tunnels”, the largest lava tubes found in Galapagos. We visit Los Gemelos, Spanish for “The Twins”, a pair of large pit craters where we may see the red male vermilion flycatcher. Next, we visit Centro de Crianza Fausto Llerena (aka the Charles Darwin Research Station).We visit thetortoise and land iguana corals and the breeding center with new hatchlings and miniature tortoises not yet ready to be repatriated. Lonesome George is no longer with us but there is Diego, “The Professor” who has been more successful at mating. Puerto Ayora is the social heart of the islands with the largest population of 24,000. After lunch and briefing on board, we return to town to shop for souvenirs or stop at an internet cafe. You have the option to remain in town on your own account to stimulate the local economy or you can return to the boat for dinner. There is a schedule for zodiac transportation from the yacht to town later in the evening.

FRIDAY: We disembark at BARTOLOME, where it seems like we are walking on the moon. This young Island is inhospitable to most plants and animals. After a dry landing, climb 30 minutes up stairs leading to the summit of a once active volcano. Along the way, we pause to marvel at lava bombs, spatter cones and cinder cones. From the top of the wooden stairs, we can gaze out across the island for a panoramic view of the island and “Pinnacle Rock”, an eroded tuff cone. Crystal clear water is an invitation to snorkel from the beach with schools of tropical fish and Galapagos Penguins or take a Zodiac ride. After lunch, we visit Las Bachas, Spanish for “barges”. There is a long stretch of a soft white sand beach and interior lagoons where we find the Greater Flamingo. There is also a wonderful chance to snorkel here from the beach. Located off the Southern tip of Santiago is Sombrero Chino aka Chinese Hat that owes its name to its shape. After a wet beach landing with sea lion colonies, the trail gives way to a primeval landscape of volcanic rubble including cracked lava formations and lava tubes. We find marine iguanas and pairs of oystercatchers. You can choose to snorkel at a site that is frequented by Galapagos penguins. There is a briefing followed by dinner while we anchor in a calm protected area.

SATURDAY: Today we visit SOUTH PLAZA, a small geological uplift with tall cliffs offering spectacular views. After a dry landing, the trail leads us through Prickly Pear or Opuntia and Sesuvium. Here we can find the Galapagos Land Iguana feeding on the cactus leaves. Toward the end of the hill, we encounter a colony of bachelor sea lions. The dominant bulls are in various stages of recovery from battles lost over prime beach territory. We also find Swallow tailed gulls, Shearwaters and Red-billed tropicbirds who build their nests along the cliffs. After lunch, we have a dry landing at North Seymour, a small geological uplift. We follow a trail that leads us to Swallow-tailed gulls, Blue-footed boobies and the endemic Land iguanas. Visit the largest colony of Magnificent Frigate birds found in Galapagos. As we stroll along the beach, we find Marine Iguanas and sea lions body surf the northern swells. We return to the yacht for the Captain’s Farwell cocktail party and dinner as well as a special slide show presentation by your guides.

SUNDAY: We visit the Interpretation Center opened on San Cristobal Island in 1999 by bus. Here we gain a more complete understanding of the natural and human history of the Islands. Afterwards, we spend time in port before heading to the airport for our flight back to the mainland departing before noon time on Aerogal.

{slider   7 day/6 night itinerary option}

Passengers can disembark on Saturday in Baltra for a shorter, 6 night cruise. This is available on all seasonal and most peak departure dates and not holiday weeks. The 6-night rate is a 10% discount off the 7 night cruise rate and cannot be combined with any other promotional or child discounts. The return flight from Baltra is subject to availability and confirmation is requested at the time of booking. For passengers departing early and requiring a transfer to the airport, there is an additional charge of $50.00 per person (max $200 total). Please add $15.50 for the Baltra Airport surcharge. For passengers who disembark on Saturday and remain in port, there is no additional transfer charge. Drop off is at the Itabaca Canal at 6AM local time and passengers will need to arrange for transportation to Puerto Ayora through their hotel.

6 NIGHT ITINERARY

Sunday

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
Cerro Tijeretas & Leon Dormido, SAN CRISTOBAL

Monday

Cerro Brujo (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL
Punta Pitt, (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL

Tuesday

Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA (Hood)
Gardner Bay (SN, PR, KY) ESPANOLA (Hood)

Wednesday

Punta Cormorant (PR), Devil’s Crown or Champion (SN), FLOREANA
Post Office Bay (PR, SN), FLOREANA (Charles)

Thursday

Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)
CCFL (Darwin Station), SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)

Friday

Bartolome (PR, SN)
Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR) or Sombrero Chino (PR, SN)

Saturday Drop off Itabaca Canal 6AM (transfer to Baltra or Puerto Ayora not included)

Departing passengers are transferred to the Itabaca Canal at 6AM local time (7AM boat time) where those departing today from Baltra airport must wait for the first public bus at 8AM for a 15 minute ride to the airport to check in for their flight departing Baltra (GPS) at 10AM or 1PM with Aerogal. Those passengers remaining in Santa Cruz will be dropped off at the Itabaca Canal at 6AM local time and will need to arrange for transportation to Puerto Ayora through their hotel.

{slider   14 night itinerary A+B combination}

Book two consecutive weeks back to back, and take 5% discount applicable on any week (excluding holiday weeks).

Sunday

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
Cerro Tijeretas & Leon Dormido, SAN CRISTOBAL

Monday

Cerro Brujo (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL
Punta Pitt, (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL

Tuesday

Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA (Hood)
Gardner Bay (SN, PR, KY) ESPANOLA

Wednesday

Punta Cormorant (PR), Devil’s Crown or Champion (SN), FLOREANA
Post Office Bay (PR, SN), FLOREANA (Charles)

Thursday

Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)
CCFL (Darwin Station), SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)

Friday

Bartolome (PR, SN)
Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR) or Sombrero Chino (PR, SN)

Saturday

South Plaza Island
North Seymour (PR, SN)

Sunday

La Loberia or El Junco Lake, SAN CRISTOBAL
CCJG (La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado), SAN CRISTOBAL

Monday

Darwin Bay (SN, PR, KY), GENOVESA (Tower)
Prince Philip’s Steps (SN, PR, KY) GENOVESA (Tower)

Tuesday

Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR)
Cerro Dragon (SN) SANTA CRUZ

Wednesday

Punta Espinosa (SN), FERNANDINA (Narborough)
Urbina Bay, ISABELA (SN) (Albemarle) or Punta Vicente Roca

Thursday

Elizabeth Bay, ISABELA (PR)
Tagus Cove, ISABELA (SN, PR, KY)

Friday

Puerto Egas, SANTIAGO (SN) (James)
Rabida Island (SN, PR, KY) (Jervis)

Saturday

Reserva Ecologica Cerro Mesa, SANTA CRUZ
Tortuga Bay, SANTA CRUZ

Sunday Interpretation Center, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)

{slider   14 night combination with Galapagos Sky}

We do not currently offer any options for scuba diving on Eric, Flamingo or Letty. For scuba divers who want to combine diving with land visits, we offer one week on our dive vessel, the Galapagos Sky combined with one week on Eric, Flamingo or Letty. Take 5% discount on both the EFL and SKY rates when two weeks (one week on EFL and one week on SKY) are booked in combination back to back on selected departure dates only.

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Highlights on Itinerary A:

  • Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome
  • All three boobies (Nazca, blue and red footed)
  • Marine and land iguanas
  • Great and Magnificent Frigatebirds
  • Snorkel with Galapagos penguins
  • Giant tortoises in the highlands
  • Waived Albatross on Espanola
  • Kayak and swim with sea lions at Cerro Brujo and Gardner Bay
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ITIN B 2014

{slider   B – western/northern route (7 nights)}

Sunday   Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
CCJG (La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado), SAN CRISTOBAL

Monday   Darwin Bay (SN, PR, KY), GENOVESA (Tower)
Prince Philip’s Steps (SN, PR) GENOVESA

Tuesday   Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR)
Cerro Dragon (SN) SANTA CRUZ

Wednesday   Punta Espinosa (SN), FERNANDINA (Narborough)
Urbina Bay, ISABELA (SN) (Albemarle) or Punta Vicente Roca

Thursday   Elizabeth Bay, ISABELA (PR)
Tagus Cove, ISABELA (SN, PR, KY)

Friday   Puerto Egas, SANTIAGO (SN) (James)
Rabida Island (SN, PR, KY) (Jervis)

Saturday   Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)
CCFL (Darwin Station) SANTA CRUZ

Sunday   Interpretation Center, SAN CRISTOBAL


SN = snorkel, KY = kayak, PR = panga (dingy) ride

Ecoventura alternates two different full week 7-night itineraries as required by the Galapagos National Park in an effort to better reduce usage on heavily visited sites. The order of visits may vary slightly depending on the yacht assigned.

Operational Permits (PDF)

{slider   8 day/7 night day-by-day itinerary}

SUNDAY: Upon arrival to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL, our crew is waiting at the airport to escort you by bus to the dock and then by Zodiac to your yacht anchored in the bay. After the welcome briefing and safety drill, a delicious buffet lunch is served. We travel by bus to the highlands to visit Centro de Crianza Jacinto Gordillo aka La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado where the National Park has established a breeding program for the giant land tortoises that you will encounter in their natural habitat. Learn about their origin, evolution and threats by introduced animals at the information center for visitors. Along the trail, we find the San Cristobal (Chatham) mockingbird and Calandrinia plant, both endemic to this island. Join your fellow yacht mates this evening for your first briefing followed by our Captain’s welcome cocktail party and dinner prepared by our well-trained chefs.

MONDAY: We spend the entire day on TOWER (Genovesa), considered to be one of the most spectacular Islands in Galapagos for bird species. We have a wet-landing on Darwin Bay, a coral sand beach where Swallow-tailed and Lava gulls gather near the tide pools. Enter a forest of Optuntia cactus and mangroves where colonies of Great Frigate birds nest. The males inflate their red-throated pouches to attract females as they fly overhead. The trail leads through a rich inter tidal zone where we find a wide diversity of wildlife. After lunch, we have a dry landing at Prince Philip’s Steps. Red-footed boobies nest here in Palo Santo trees and Nazca Boobies nest near the trail. In an open lava field, we find Storm Petrels in large numbers. If you are lucky, we will see the elusive Short-eared owl. Chose to have a picnic lunch on deck or dine inside. Look for the beautiful Red-billed Tropic bird found in the crevices along the cliff by kayak or Zodiac. You can choose to swim or snorkel from the beach with sea lions in these northern warmer waters or for those with experience, we offer snorkeling in deeper water. Return to the yacht for briefing and dinner before we cross the equator.

TUESDAY: Today we visit Las Bachas, which is the Spanish translation for “barges”. There is a long stretch of a soft white sand beach and interior lagoons where we find the Greater Flamingo. There is also a wonderful chance to snorkel here from the beach. At Black Turtle Cove aka Caleta Tortuga Negra we have a zodiac ride through a series of coves and inlets surrounded by mangroves. Here you can view pairs of mating sea turtles (Sept to Feb), white-tipped reef sharks and golden cow-nosed rays. Located on the northern tip of Santa Cruz is Cerro Dragon aka Dragon Hill. Along the trail, we find Darwin Finches, Galapagos Flycatchers, Yellow Warblers, Audubon Shearwater and the endemic land iguanas, orange-yellow in color with large spines along their backs, were once part of the Darwin Station’s breeding program. We find pink flamingos feeding in the salt-water lagoon as well as other lagoon birds; stilts, pintail ducks, sandpipers and more. From the top of the hill, we enjoy a majestic view of the bay island covered in Opuntia cactus, Palo Santo and Cordia Lutea (muyuyu). After the briefing and dinner, we sail toward the western islands and cross the equator line for the second time.

WEDNESDAY: We have a semi-wet landing at Punta Espinoza, FERNANDINA, the youngest and most pristine Island in Galapagos with no introduced mammals. Recent lava flows formed by an active volcano stretch their way around the coast. Hundreds of Marine Iguanas, the largest colony in Galapagos, bask in the sun along the rugged shoreline. Observe sea lion harems with
resident bulls carefully guarding their territory. Flightless Cormorants build their nest on the point and Galapagos Hawks fly overhead. There is a chance to snorkel here with sea turtles. After lunch, we cross the Bolivar Chanel where we often spot whales and dolphins riding the bow wave.
We disembark at Urbina Bay, ISABELA, where we find four miles of its coastal seabed, with marine life exposed due to a dramatic uplift in 1954 when the volcano erupted. The marine remnants of coral skeletons, some of them waist-high, are visited after a wet landing on the beach. Urbina is home to the very large and colorful Galapagos land iguanas, occasionally giant tortoises, Darwin Finches. Brown Pelicans and Flightless Cormorants also nest here. Giant Marine Iguanas are seen along the coast. You may encounter penguins while snorkeling here. At Punta Vicente Roca, a Zodiac ride offers an incredible view of the tuff walls, we can enter the wave-sculpted cave and find sea turtle who frequent this area. You may spot the dorsal fin of a Mola Mola, an odd looking giant sun fish. Return to the yacht for briefing and dinner.

THURSDAY: We visit Elizabeth Bay, ISABELA by zodiac starting with a visit to a secluded cove, lined with large red mangrove trees. Here, turtles, rays, and shore birds can be seen. We motor to the rocky islets known as “Las Marielas”, where a colony of nesting Penguins, Flightless Cormorants and giant Marine Iguanas are found. Isabela was created when six volcanoes flowed together and formed the largest Island in Galapagos. We have a dry landing at Tagus Cove, located on the western Island of ISABELA and a favorite anchorage for pirates and whalers over the centuries. Old graffiti dating back to the 1800′s is written on the rocky cliffs. Explore the Coves by Zodiac or kayak to find Galapagos Penguins, Boobies, Pelicans and other seabirds. An uphill hike brings us to a salt-water lagoon, a scenic overlook with a spectacular view of the ocean, lava fields and volcanic formations. An excellent snorkeling site is offered from the zodiac or take out a Kayak and explore the shoreline. After dinner, a sky full of stars beckons to go on deck and observe the galaxy while crossing the equator for the last time.

FRIDAY: We stroll along the shoreline at Puerto Egas, SANTIAGO (James) looking for octopus, starfish and other sea life caught in the tide pools. At low tide, catch a glimpse of marine iguanas as they feed on exposed green algae. Watch for great blue herons, lava herons, American oystercatchers and yellow-crowned night herons. Our walk ends at the grottos, deep pools of clear water where we encounter fur sea lions once on the verge of extinction. Before returning to the yacht, there is a snorkeling opportunity. After lunch, take a seat on deck to view the dramatic landscape and dolphins that are often spotted here. We disembark on RABIDA (Jervis), located near James Island. Rabida is considered the geographic center of Galapagos because this island sports the most diversified volcanic rocks. The dark red sand beach originated from the high content of iron in the volcanic stones. While strolling along the trail, you may find marine iguanas, mocking birds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin Finches leading to a salt water lagoon where Greater Flamingos migrate. After the walk, there is not-to-miss snorkeling option with a large colony of sea lions. We return to the yacht for the Captain’s Farwell cocktail party and dinner as well as a special slide show presentation by your guides.

SATURDAY: We travel by bus to the highlands of SANTA CRUZ Island. The scenery gradually changes as we wind our way through all seven vegetation zones found in Galapagos. Here, we visit the tortoise reserve at “Las Primicias” one of the private farms in the highlands where we encounter giant tortoises in their natural habitat. We stop at “the tunnels”, the largest lava tubes found in Galapagos. Look out for the bright red male vermilion flycatcher. After lunch, we will have our last briefing. Today we visit the Centro de Crianza Fausto Llerena aka Charles Darwin Research Station. See all three tortoise corals and the breeding center with new hatchlings and miniature tortoises not yet ready to be repatriated. Scientists from all over the globe work at the station and conduct biological research from anatomy to zoology. We stop at Van Straelen Hall where there are exhibits and a short video presentation. Visitors can see the tortoise and land
iguana corrals. Puerto Ayora is the social heart of the islands with the largest population of 24,000 inhabitants. This evening you have the option to return to your yacht for a buffet dinner or remain in town on your own account. Those who return to the yacht will be provided zodiacs to return to town to shop for souvenirs or stop at an internet café. Zodiacs will be provided for your return to the yachts.

SUNDAY: We visit the Interpretation Center opened on San Cristobal Island in 1999 by bus. Here we gain a more complete understanding of the natural and human history of the Islands. Afterwards, we spend some time in port before heading to the airport for our flight back to the mainland departing before noon time.

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Passengers can disembark on Saturday in Baltra for a shorter, 6 night cruise. This is available on seasonal or peak departure dates only and not holiday weeks. The 6-night rate is a 10% discount off the 7 night cruise rate and cannot be combined with any other promotional or child discounts. The return flight from Baltra is subject to availability and confirmation is requested at the time of booking. For passengers departing early and requiring a transfer to the airport with a guide, there is an additional charge of $50 per person (max $200).

6 NIGHT ITINERARY

Sunday

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
CCJG (La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado), SAN CRISTOBAL

Monday

Darwin Bay (SN, PR, KY), GENOVESA (Tower)
Prince Philip’s Steps (SN, PR, KY) GENOVESA (Tower)

Tuesday

Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR)
Cerro Dragon (SN) SANTA CRUZ

Wednesday

Punta Espinosa (SN), FERNANDINA (Narborough)
Urbina Bay, ISABELA (SN) (Albemarle) or Punta Vicente Roca

Thursday

Elizabeth Bay, ISABELA (PR)
Tagus Cove, ISABELA (SN, PR, KY)

Friday

Puerto Egas, SANTIAGO (SN) (James)
Rabida Island (SN, PR, KY) (Jervis)

Saturday Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)

Transfer to Baltra airport from Puerto Ayora with guide

Departing passengers are transferred by private car, accompanied by one of our guides or a local guide to the Itabaca canal, followed by a 10 minute ferry crossing, then a 15 minute bus ride to the Baltra airport for check in for your flight on Aerogal at 10AM or 1PM. Only for passengers confirmed on the later flight, you will have time to visit the tortoise reserve at “Las Primicias” one of the private farms in the highlands where we encounter giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Reminder: The return flight from Baltra is subject to availability and confirmation is requested at the time of booking. Passengers who disembark and remain in port can depart in the morning after breakfast or participate in the morning tour to the highlands.

{slider   14 night itinerary B+A combination}

Book two consecutive weeks back to back, and take 5% discount applicable on any week (excluding holiday weeks).

Sunday

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado, SAN CRISTOBAL

Monday

Prince Philip’s Steps (SN, PR, KY) GENOVESA (Tower)
Darwin Bay (SN, PR, KY), GENOVESA

Tuesday

Black Turtle Cove (PR)
Cerro Dragon (SN)

Wednesday

Punta Espinosa (SN), FERNANDINA
Urbina Bay (PR) or Punta Vicente Roca (PR) ISABELA

Thursday

Elizabeth Bay, ISABELA (SN)
Tagus Cove, ISABELA (SN, PR, KY)

Friday

Puerto Egas, SANTIAGO (SN)
Rabida Island (SN, PR, KY)

Saturday

Highlands of SANTA CRUZ
CCFL (Darwin Station) SANTA CRUZ

Sunday

La Loberia or El Junco Lake, SAN CRISTOBAL
Cerro Tijeretas & Leon Dormido, SAN CRISTOBAL

Monday

Cerro Brujo (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL
Punta Pitt, (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL

Tuesday

Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA (Hood)
Gardner Bay (SN, PR, KY) ESPANOLA

Wednesday

Punta Cormorant (PR), Devil’s Crown or Champion (SN), FLOREANA
Post Office Bay (PR, SN), FLOREANA (Charles)

Thursday

Reserva Ecologica Cerro Mesa, SANTA CRUZ
Tortuga Bay, SANTA CRUZ

Friday

Bartolome (PR, SN)
Las Bachas (SN) or Sombrero Chino (PR, SN)

Saturday

South Plaza Island
North Seymour (PR, SN)

Sunday Interpretation Center, SAN CRISTOBAL

{slider   14 night combination with Galapagos Sky}

We do not currently offer any options for scuba diving on Eric, Flamingo or Letty. For scuba divers who want to combine diving with land visits, we offer one week on our dive vessel, the Galapagos Sky combined with one week on Eric, Flamingo or Letty. Take 5% discount on both the EFL and SKY rates when two weeks (one week on EFL and one week on SKY) are booked in combination back to back on selected departure dates only.

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Highlights on Itinerary B:

  • Galapagos Tortoises in the highlands
  • Red Footed and Nazca Booby at Genovesa (Tower)
  • Land and Marine iguanas
  • Snorkeling with penguins on Isabela
  • Volcanic formations of Fernandina
  • Flightless Cormorant
  • Kayak at Darwin Bay and Tagus Cove
  • Whales and Dolphin sitings
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