Cruise through the popular eastern islands of the Galapagos on this 5 day cruise aboard the exceptional Galaxy Yacht. Enjoy opportunities for different activities such as swimming, snorkelling and sightseeing at the different locations we will be stopping by. Admire the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos and explore the islets surrounding it
Experience snorkelling on the coasts of different islands in the Galapagos
Chance to see unique animals that inhabits the islands such as the Albatross, blue footed boobies and sea lions
See the olivine crystals on the beach of Punta Cormorant
Visit to the Charles Darwin Station, the breeding centre of tortoises and other endanger animals around the islands
Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: San Cristobal Airport - Lobos Island
Day 2: Gardener Bay & Suarez Point - Espanola Island
Day 3: Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point - Floreana Island
Day 4: Santa Fe - South Plaza Islands
Day 5: Charles Darwin Station - Baltra Airport
Day 1: Arrive at San Cristobal Island
Arrive at San Cristobal airport. Reception at airport. Transfer in. Welcome on board Galaxy Cruise along with a welcome drink and lunch. San Cristobal is the habitat of seals, frigates, finches, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and the small endemic Galapagos snake. Here, we can swim and snorkelling in the same place. Leon Dormido: This is formed by two rocks of approximately 148m above sea level named thus by its similitude with a lion we will pass between both rocks but we will not disembark because is not possible to do so.
Lunch & dinner is included.
Day 2: Gardener Bay - Suarez Point
A wet landing in Gardner Bay. The main animal that attracts the most attention form visitors in the Galapagos is the famous sea lion. They are curious and playful, but at times aggressive; they are nice and loving, but also lazy. In Gardner Bay, we are going to find many of them relaxing on the beach, enjoying of the sun. You will also be able to swim and go snorkelling alongside various other animals such as sea turtles, diversity of tropical fish, marine iguanas and many more.
Dry landing at Suarez Point. There's nothing more amazing and outstanding than the colourful blue-footed boobies in this tropical desert island. Here, we can admire the beauty of this bird f as its nests and feeds on the many areas located along the coast. Another famous bird on the island is the Albatross. Having a weight of about three to four kilograms and a wingspan of approximately two metres long, this creature of aristocratic nature is one of the largest birds on the island. An estimate of about twelve thousand birds have their nests on the Españonal Island (some are located on Silver Island near of main land Ecuador). During our walk, not only will you be able to observe these fantastic birds but also admire the beautiful landscape that the island has to offer. Other inhabitants of this area, unique only to the island, includes colonies of marine iguanas, zayapas, mask boobies, finches, Española cucuves, and seagulls. As we continue our tour, we will be walking through the lava rock path where we will be able to see the famous hollow blowers.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner is included.
Day 3: Post Office Bay - Cormorant Point
Wet landing. Post Office Bay is situated on the northern part of Floreana Island. During our tour, there will be a short walk and an opportunity for people to swim and go snorkelling. You will also have the opportunity here to send some postcards to your friends and family.
Wet landing at Cormorant Point. This location is situated on the western part of Floreana Island. It is famous for its dark green beach and its olivine crystals. Also, the island is inhabited by many marine invertebrates as well as other animals such as sea lions, sea iguanas, frigates and pelicans.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Day 4: Santa Fe Island - South Plaza Island
Wet landing in Santa Fe Island. With a sixty meter height above sea level, this island is home to some of the most unique places in the Galapagos. Here you will see an incredible bay with turquoise water protected by a natural barrier of rocks and from which you can appreciate colonies of seals and hawks flying over. It is also home to one of the two species of land iguanas found on this island whose main diet consists of leaves, large fruits and thick cactus. The Bay is excellent place to swim and to go snorkelling. If you're lucky, you might be joined with marine tortoises, rays, sea lions and tropical fishes.
After lunch, we will be heading out towards the South Plaza Island. The island is made up of two small islands, created by an uplift. During our hike along the extraordinary cliff, you will be able to observe several sea birds nests. You will also be able to see sea lions located on the south side of the Plaza which, according to locals, are approximately 1,000 in number.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Day 5: Santa Cruz Island
We take our breakfast very early in the morning. Our luggage and all your belongings should be list to check out in the ship before leaving for out last visit.
Charles Darwin Station is located in the Main Port of Santa Cruz Island. A private bus will be taking us to the entrance of the centre of the breeding area where we can appreciate tortoises and land iguanas in captivity. This centre is the main breeding site of the island, where animals that were in danger of extinction in the different islands are maintained in captivity and thanks to the dedicated work of several institutions some species were saved. Also, it was here where the most famous tortoise, “The Solitary George” the last survivor of the species of Pinta Island, lived.
Departs - Tuesdays (All Cruises are on Request Basis. Please Ask Regarding Availability)
SHIP CABIN: GALAXY YACHT
Galaxy has 9 beautiful and comfortable double cabins for 16 passengers; 3 cabins are located in the upper deck, 3 in the main deck and 3 in the lower deck. Our physical capacity is for 18 passengers being this one advantage more to offer space and facility to accommodate single passengers, tour leaders, which creates on board a very personalized service.
Each cabin has private facilities: private bathrooms, cold/hot water; air conditioned, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, safe box, and high speaker.
Ship Deck Plan: M/Y GALAXY
Ship Specifications: M/Y GALAXY
Type: First class steel - hulled motor yacht
Construction: Guayaquil 2006 - 2007
Length: 35 mteres
Beam: 7.60 metres
Draft: 1.80 metres
Capacity: 16 Passengers
Crew: 9 members + 1 bilingual guide
Cruising speed: 12 knots
Engines: 2 Caterpilar Motors 440 HP
Water Capacity: 4,000 gallons
Diesel Capacity: 6,000 Gallons
Electric Power: 110V and 220V
Airport and hotel transfers in Galapagos
All meals throughout the voyage
Professional Bilingual Guide Level II
All shore and land excursions specified in program
Snorkel Gear (mask, tube, fins)
Purified water, coffee and tea available during the cruise
What's not included?
Passport, visa and immigration fees
Travel protection plan
Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$100 per person