Special Itineraries for 15 night cruises are also available, please call us for details
AM - Arrive at Baltra airport
Arrival to Baltra airport. Passengers are welcome by our guides and transferred to the Beluga. After departure the first island visit is made.
PM - Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)
Dragon Hill is located in the northwestern side of Santa Cruz Island. Some highlights include small lagoons with flamingos, Palo Santo trees, and Opuntia cactus.
AM - Santa Fe Island
Santa Fe is a smaller island of 24 km2. The visitor site Santa Fe is located on the northeast end of the island. Highlights include Santa Fe land iguanas, pelican nesting site, sea lion colony, mockingbird, and Palo Santo trees.
PM - South Plaza Island
Plazas consists of two very small islands that were uplifted from the sea, separated by a channel. Only South Plazas has a visitor site. The highlights include tall Opuntia cactus, land and marine iguanas, rocky cliff that looks out towards open ocean which is also a nesting site for red-billed tropic birds and gulls, and a seal lion bachelor colony.
AM - Witch Hill & Kicker Rock (San Cristobal)
San Cristóbal is the easternmost island of Galapagos and also one of the oldest. Witch Hill (Cerro Brujo) is a volcanic cone that looks over a beautiful white sandy beach which has plenty of sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, waders and marine iguanas. Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) is the remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea, the two vertical rocks rising 500 feet from the ocean form a small channel that is navigable by small boats. Many sea birds can be seen here.
PM - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Here you will either visit El Junco o Cerro Tijereta depending on conditions, followed by a visit to the Nature Interpretation Centre. El Junco is a freshwater lagoon at 700m, with great views and ferns, miconias, pintails and gallinules. Cerro Tijereta has a frigate bird colony.
AM - Gardner Bay, Gardner Islet & Osborn Islet
Española is the oldest of the Southern Islands and is the southernmost in the archipelago. Because of its remote location a unique range of endemic species evolved here. Located on the northeast of the island, the site has a long and beautiful white sand beach inhabited by sea lion colonies. Gardner and Osborn Islets are snorkelling sites where visitors will see an abundance of tropical fish, reef sharks and turtles.
PM - Punta Suarez (Espanola)
The wildlife at Punta Suarez is plentiful and varied. Along the cliff visitors can enjoy the blowhole where seawater is forced about 20m into the air. The highlights are the Waved albatross (April-Dec), Galapagos Hawks, blue-footed boobies, Ñasca boobies, and Española lava lizards.
AM - Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz is the second largest island and the most populated of all islands. Morning visit to the Charles Darwin Station research facility and National Park Information center. The Charles Darwin Station has a giant tortoise and land iguana breeding program and interpretation centre.
PM - Highlands of Santa Cruz
Galapagos giant tortoises can be seen in the wild in the highlands of Santa Cruz.
AM - Chinese Hat (Santiago)
Santiago Island is located between Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands. This Island offers a wide variety of seabirds, marine iguanas and fur seals. Sombrero Chino is a small volcanic island just off the southeast tip of Santiago. The name of the island describes the shape of the island. Fauna includes Sea lions, marine iguanas and the Galapagos penguin.
PM - Sullivan Bay (Santiago)
This site is of great geological interest. Highlights: 100 hundred year old lava flow field, pahoehoe formations, and lava bubbles.
AM - Darwin Bay (Genovesa)
Genovesa is an eroded flat volcanic island, with a natural harbor, which is actually the submerged caldera of this volcanic island. The steep cliffs of this area dominate the island. This area is home to thousands of frigate birds, red-footed boobies, Noddy terns, lava gulls, tropicbirds, doves, storm petrels and Darwin’s finches.
PM - El Barranco
There is a good possibility of seeing the unique “Short eared owl” at this site. During the dinghy rides along the cliffs fur seals and several species of seabirds can be spotted.
AM - Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)
Turtle Cove is a red mangrove lagoon on Santa Cruz and a perfect example of how mangroves alter the marine environment to create a rich and unique habitat.
PM - Baltra
Return flight to the mainland in Ecuador.