The Galapagos Odyssey Yacht offers avid travellers the opportunity to experience close encounters with the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. This 5 day expedition explores the central and northern islands including spectacular Genovesa which is home to the Red Footed Booby. The Odyssey is an elegant vessel and its expert guides will ensure you get a real taste of the wonders of the Galapagos Islands
Sail around the majestic Eastern Islands of the Galapagos, visiting San Cristobal, Espanola and Floreana
Spend some quality time with the local wildlife
Enjoy the great service on board the Odyssey
Itinerary in brief
Day 1: Baltra - Dragon Hill
Day 2: Rabida - Chinese Hat
Day 3: Prince Phillip's Steps - Darwin Bay
Day 4: Bartolome - Sullivan Bay
Day 5: Highlands - Baltra
Day 1: Baltra - Dragon Hill
Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, travelers pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands, as well as to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless it has been prepaid). A guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor and then on board the Odyssey Yacht.
The first stop is the visitor site at Dragon Hill which is located in northwestern Santa Cruz Island and consists of a trail that leads to a hyper-saline lagoon behind the beach, frequented by flamingos, pintail ducks and other species of birds. This site has been re populated with land iguanas from Seymour, Isabela and Santa Cruz islands. There is a short walk to the Hill, which offers a beautiful view of the bay.
Day 2: Rábida - Chinese Hat
Rábida Island is unique because the red color of the rocks and sand. The
volcanic material in this island is very porous and external factors as
rain, salt water and sea breeze have acted as an oxidizing agent. A short walk along a trail leads us to a coastal lagoon behind the beach
permits the observation of land birds as finches, doves, yellow warblers
and mocking birds. At the lagoon there is a colony of flamingos.
Chinese Hat on the other hand is a small islet (1 sq km) located just off the southeastern tip of
Santiago Island. It is a recent volcanic cone, shaped like a Chinese
hat when seen from north side. This is an excellent visit for
interpretation of geological features such as lava tubes and lava flows.
The landscape is covered by sea lions colonies, marine iguanas and
Day 3: Darwin Bay - Prince Phillip's Steps
Wet landing on the beautiful white coral sandy beach of Darwin Bay. This is a favorite island for birdwatchers: red footed-booby, masked boobies,
wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels Yellow-crowned, black-crowned
and lava herons, with and yellow warblers can be seen in the area.Continuing on the trail, visitors climb gradually to the edge of the
cliff seeing Red-Foots nesting in the Mangrove trees below. Bird
watching includes sightings of Sharp-Beaked Finches, Large Cactus and
Ground Finches, Galapagos Doves and Swallow-Tailed Gulls. Reaching the
end the trail at the cliff’s edge offers an incredible view of the
island and the many birds living there.
Prince Philip's Steps on the other hand is located on the southern part of Darwin Bay, passengers will climb to a plateau that
is part of the stretch of land that surrounds Darwin Bay on its eastern
side. There is a big population of Masked boobies and Red-Footed
boobies in the tree; Storm petrels and Short-eared Owls have found in
Genovesa lava flows the ideal place for nesting.
Day 4: Bartolomé - Sullivan Bay
Bartolomé Island is situated across Sullivan Bay. It has an altitude of 114 meters, from where we can observe one of the most beautiful sceneries of the Galapagos Islands such as: Volcanic cones, lunar-like craters, lava fields, and the famous Toba formed pinnacle eroded by the sea. There is very little vegetation on this island. It has two breathtaking beaches where marine turtles exist and at the base of the pinnacle, as well as a very small colony of Galapagos penguins.
Continuing on to Santiago, also called James, or San Salvador Island, which is located in the west central part of the Galapagos archipelago. It is the fourth largest island in the archipelago (following Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz). Along with some of the large western volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina, Santiago is also volcanically active, with many young flows and cones to be seen, particularly along the south, west, and east coasts. These may even be seen from the summit of Darwin Volcano and from space. A number of historic eruptions have been reported over the last 2 centuries. Santiago actually consists of two coalesced volcanoes: a typical shield volcano on the northwest end and a low, linear fissure volcano on the southeast end.
Day 5: Highlands - Baltra
The trail to the highlands leaves from Bellavista and passes through the agricultural zone, near the National Park boundary, the Miconia Zone, and then goes to the Fern and Sedge zone. With clear weather (unpredictable) this area affords beautiful scenes of rolling hills and extinct volcanic cones covered with grass and lush greenery all year round.
After, you will be transferred back to Baltra for your outbound flight home.
Departs - Sunday (fortnightly)
Ship Cabins: GALAPAGOS ODYSSEY
All cabins feature individually controlled air-conditioning Double/Twin cabin
Small desk, sofa, mini-bar, and closet, as well as spacious bathrooms with shower cabins.
All main deck and upper deck cabins average 20 square meters in size including the bathroom.
All cabins have big windows, which can be individually opened (Except single cabin where there are no windows)
The Galapagos odyssey was built to fulfill the highest expectations of
any traveler seeking to experience the wonders of the Galapagos Islands
in the most exclusive way. This luxury yacht has been designed to
reduce the impact on the fragile Galapagos eco-system.
The Odyssey offers elegant and inviting social areas that are used to
hold trip meetings, discuss your day to day itinerary, and share your
experiences with other passengers.
Relax and enjoy the warm sun and the incredible Galapagos view on our
comfortable loungers or in our Jacuzzi while zipping on one of our
Ship Deck Plan
Year Of Construction 2008
Social Areas Sun deck, Jacuzzi, Lounge, Reading Area, Bar, Al Fresco Dining Area
Length (m) 41 m
Beam (m) 8.07 m
Electric Power 110 / 220 volts AC/DC
Machinery Engines Detroit
Life Rafts 1 CARIBE for 25 people, 1 CARIBE for 10 people
Speed (knots) 12 knots
Naturalist Guide(s) 1
Snorkel Equipment Rental Included
Wetsuit Rental $5 per day to be paid in cash aboard the yacht.
Kayak Rental Included
All meals, water coffee and tea during the voyage
Transfers within Galapagos (depending on flight carrier)
Tours led by English-speaking Guide
Activities as specified
Use of kayak and snorkelling equipment
What's not included?
Passport, visa and immigration fees
Airport arrival/departure taxes
Galapagos Park entrance fee US$100 per person
Transit Control Card US$20 per person
Christmas/New Year surcharge*
Travel protection plan
Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
Any items not mentioned as included
*There is an additional surcharge applied to Christmas & New Year departures. Please contact us for more information.