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Explore the incredible Galapagos Islands on board the brand new luxury mega catamaran, the Ocean Spray. The elegant design includes a large sundeck, Jacuzzi and 8 spacious cabins each with private balcony. This is a great 5 day cruise with such highlights as Pinnacle Rock and the remote island of Genovesa, home to the Red Footed Booby
Explore the Galapagos Islands in luxurious style on a brand new catamaran
All cabins have private balconies
Interconnecting cabins, ideal for families
Indoor and outdoor dining areas
Large social areas and Jacuzzi
Plenty of snorkelling and kayaking opportunities
Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: Baltra - Pinnacle Rock
Day 2: Darwin Bay - El Barranco
Day 3: Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer cove - Puerto Egas
Day 4: North Seymour Island - Highlands
Day 5: Mosquera Island - Baltra
Day 1: Arrive Baltra Island
Assistance at the airport by our representative for your Galapagos flight. You will arrive at Baltra Island in the morning. After passing through immigration and baggage claim you will be met by Ocean Spray staff and transferred to the yacht. You will be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.
Our afternoon visit includes the Bartholomew Island, home of the famous Pinnacle Rock. Bartholomew consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. We will take a trail of stairs to the summit of the volcano (about 30 or 40 minutes) where you will enjoy one of the best views of the islands! You will also visit a small, beautiful beach, surrounded by the only vegetation found on this barren island. The beach is perfect for snorkelling where you may even see the Galapagos penguins.
Day 2: Genovesa Island
Our morning visit will take us to the beach at Darwin Bay. This white-sand coral beach heads a (1/2 mi – 3/4 km) trail that winds through mangroves that are filled with land birds. You may see Nazca Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, and Swallow-tailed Gulls. Further down the path, you may see sea lions playing in tidal pools. You will arrive cliff-side and can let the spectacular views soak in, while the Boobies and iguanas keep you company.
The afternoon takes us to El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, whose steep, rocky path will lead you up 25 meters (82 mi) of cliff-face. After marveling at the view you will have the opportunity to take a 1 km (.5 mi) trek through Palo Santo vegetation. Here you will be dazzled by all the birds: Red-footed Boobies, Short-eared Lava Owls, Galápagos Swallows, and Galápagos Doves are abundant.
Day 3: Santiago Island
Our morning visit is to a site called Egas Port, also known as James Bay, on Santiago Island. Here, you will enjoy a hike over a dry trail known for being a hang-out for curious Galapagos Hawks and Quick-footed Galapagos Lava Lizards. The trail will then lead you to the coastline where you will visit the gorgeous tide pools and grottos which are full of fauna. You will be able to observe the shy Galapagos fur sea lions. You will also get to snorkel at Egas Port beach.
Later we will visit Espumilla Beach where marine iguanas lounge and the Sally Lightfoot Crabs attract the hunting herons, performing the dance of predator and prey right before your eyes. Snorkelling is highly recommended as you could find yourself face to face with an octopus, moray eel, shark, or a variety of other species of tropical fish.
Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago Island was once a refuge for British buccaneers. They would anchor in the protected bay to make repairs and stock up on tortoise meat among other things. It is an excellent opportunity to take in the steep cliffs, where hundreds of seabirds perch in front of the dark red sand beach. See if you can spot ‘Monk’ or ‘Elephant’ Rock before your guide points them out!
Day 4: North Seymour Island
Journey to North Seymour Island in the morning home to an abundance of Galapagos Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies and Magnificent Frigatebirds. The island was formed by a series of undergrounf lava containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone.
In the afternoon we will visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz where you will walk along a path, observing the hills, ferns, volcanoes, and rich wildlife. This area is home to giant tortoises, the exclusive Galápagos Rail, the Paint-billed Crane and many other species. You will come upon the underground lava tubes, which are more than one kilometer (half a mile) long. Local guides are required and will provide information and flashlights. Walking through the lava tubes is a unique and surreal experience.
Day 5: Mosquera Islet - Depart Baltra
Early morning visit to Mosquera Islet which is located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour. This reef of rocks and coral (the result of a underground sea uprising) is only 160 meters across at its narrowest width. This island has one of the largest populations of sea lions and is home to many shorebirds. There have been occasional reports at this site of Orcas feeding on sea lions.
After this final visit, you will be transferred to Baltra Island´s airport in time to catch your flight back to the mainland.
Departs - Tuesdays (fortnightly)
Ocean Spray: Ship Cabins
4 double cabins (334 ft² / 32 mt²)
4 double cabins (248 ft² / 23 mt²)
1 single cabin (194 ft² / 18 mt²)
All with private balcony
Galapagos Ocean Spray is a new catamaran that started cruising the
Galapagos Islands in March 2012. Ten crew members and a bi-lingual
naturalist guide are at your disposition to ensure a flawless operation.
The M/C Ocean Spray has comfortable social areas that have been
elegantly designed. The lounge has been fitted with large windows to
provide panoramic views of the enchanting Galapagos Archipelago. The sun
deck has comfortable loungers and a jacuzzi to relax and enjoy the sea
breeze after a day of Galapagos exploration.
The dedicated and talented chefs prepare special
meals to offer a fine dining experience. If you have any dietary
restrictions, they will gladly customize the meals to offer you a
worry-free vacation. There is an elegant dining room and an area on deck
for al fresco dining.
The cabins aboard the Ocean Spray offer
accommodation for 16 passengers, and they have been designed with great
attention to detail. There are private balconies where you may enjoy the
passing landscapes in tranquility.
Ship Deck Plan
Year Of Construction: 2012
Social Areas: Dining room,sundeck,library
Length (m): 34.3
Beam (m): 13.03
Electric Power: 110 volts AC / 60 Hz
Machinery: John Deere 4045TFM50 / 400HP @ 1800 RPM
Life Rafts: 2 x 20-man life craft
Speed (knots): 14 knots
Naturalist Guide(s): 1
Snorkel Equipment Included
Wetsuit Rental Included
Kayak Rental Included
One complimentary hotel night
Activities as specified
Use of kayaks and snorkelling equipment
All meals during the voyage
What's not included?
International and internal airfares
Arrival/departure taxes or reciprocity fees, visa fees where applicable
Galapagos Park entrance fee US$100
Transit control card US$20
Any items not mentioned as included
Please note that there will be a surcharge applied to peak season
periods: Christmas, New Year, Easter and Spring Break. Contact us for
more information on pricing details.