Galapagos Cruise EcoGalaxy |Southern Route 6 days

From Baltra Island to San Christobal Island
  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

Explore the Galapagos on this incredible 6-day itinerary. Discover an incredible array of species and vastly unique landscapes as you cruise through this pristine archipelago on a superior catamaran. Each island offers vastly different opportunities, from remnants of WWII barges, volcanic tunnels, pristine white beaches and turquoise waters. This itinerary is perfect for exploring the very best of the Galapagos.

The EcoGalaxy is a luxury and start-of-the-art cruise ship that is built to optimise the generation of energy, the consumption of freshwater and the reduction of carbon emissions. The ship offers 8 double cabins: 4 located on the upper deck and 4 on the main deck; all cabins have either twin beds or a king bed. The physical capacity of the cruise is 18 passengers providing space to accommodate single passengers and tour leaders, creating a very personalised onboard experience. Snorkel Gear, Kayaks and paddleboards are included in your cruise. 

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Baltra Island Santa Cruz Island

Arrive at Baltra airport. Reception at the airport and Transfer In. Welcome on board EcoGalaxy Cruise; welcome drink and lunch.

BACHAS BEACH: This beautiful beach is located in the northern part of Santa Cruz Island; the beach is one km long. The site was named during WWII (World War II) when the American army left two barges on the beach. The early colonists couldn’t pronounce barges correctly, so they called the area “Bachas”.

Day 2
Santiago Island Bartolome Island

SULLIVAN BAY: wet landing and hiking. Description of the place: all roads and the island are composed of lava flows that are still virtually without erosion, covering an extensive area, including lava pahoehoe or cords, hornitos, and mollugo, which grows in the lava. Lava Colonizers. Snacks and refreshing beverages await you. Lunch

BARTOLOME ISLAND: Dry landing, wet landing for the beach. Activities on this island include: walking, swimming, snorkeling and photography. We will follow a path to the top (114m) where we can observe pioneering plants, such as tiquilia, chamaesyce, and scalesia. The island has been formed by cones and lava pipes where lava once flowed. Following the wet landing at the beach, we will take a path through mangrove swamps and sand dune vegetation, to the south beach. At the north beach, guests can enjoy swimming and snorkeling. From the top of Bartolome, we will be able to see the islands of Santiago, Rabida and Isabela. We will see penguins in the Rock Pinnacle. Dinner

Day 3
Santa Cruz Island

HIGHLANDS OF SANTA CRUZ: our first visit is to the highlights of Santa Cruz, where we go trekking and we will see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat; this is a natural spectacle. For this visit, we recommend using athletic shoes, long pants, raincoat, hat and sunblock. Lunch.

CHARLES DARWIN STATION: located in the main port on Santa Cruz Island; we will take a private bus to the entrance of the breeding center where we will see tortoises and land iguanas in captivity. This center is the main breeding site on the islands. Animals that were in danger of extinction on various islands are maintained here in captivity. Thanks to the dedicated work of several institutions, some species are being saved. This is where Lonesome George lived, the famous last survivor of the species of giant tortoise found on Pinta Island. Dinner.

Day 4
Floreana Island

PUNTA CORMORANT: wet landing, snorkeling and short trek. This point is located on western Floreana Island, and it is famous for its dark green beach (due to the large quantity of olivine crystals).You can see many marine invertebrates here, as well as sea lions, sea iguanas, frigate birds and pelicans.

DEVIL´S CROWN: Activities here include: panga ride and optional swimming. Enjoy a panga ride around a small island, a satellite islet of Floreana Island. Here, we will find a group of rocks that resemble a crown due to the constant erosion caused by the sea. It is one of the better places to snorkel (shallow diving) in and around the crown. Excellent visibility allows guests to admire a great variety of fish and sea animals. Lunch.

POST OFFICE (Mail Bay): Wet landing. Activities: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, explanation of the mail system. Description: Mail Bay is located on the north side of Floreana Island. Captain James Colnett installed an empty barrel to be used as a post office for the whaling fleets that stopped at the Galapagos Islands. You can leave postcards to your friends and relatives here and/or pick up mail to deliver. Back at the ship, delicious snacks and beverages await

Day 5
Espanola Island

SUAREZ POINT: Dry landing. Activities: Walking, sight-seeing. We recommend athletic shoes, hat or cap, and sunscreen. There is no colour more amazing and outstanding in this tropical desert island than that of the blue-foot boobies. These birds have an impressive form of “greeting,” and it is a real thrill to see their mating dance. The blue-footed booby can be seen on several islands, as nesting grounds and food are located along with several coastal locations. The albatross, an aristocratic bird weighing up to four kilograms, can be observed here. This is one of the largest birds of the islands, with approximately 12,000 couples nesting on Espanola Island and a smaller number nesting on Silver Island, near mainland Ecuador. This species is considered endemic to this island. During our walk, we will observe these fantastic birds while taking in the beautiful landscapes offered by this island. It is important to note that albatrosses will not be seen between January and March (non-breeding season). We will also see colonies of marine iguanas, zayapas, masked boobies, finches, Espanola mockingbirds, and seagulls endemic to the islands. Our walk will be along lava rock, where we will be able to see lava tubes. Red mangroves are found here. Delicious snacks and fresh beverages are waiting for you on the ship. Lunch.

GARDNER BAY: wet landing, activities during this visit: short walk, swimming, snorkeling and observation of seal colony. The sea lion is one of the animals that receive a lot of attention from visitors in the Galapagos: they are curious and playful, but at times aggressive; they are nice and loving, but also lazy. We are going to find many of them relaxing on the beach enjoying the sun in Gardner Bay. In addition to observing these fascinating animals, we will be able to swim with sea lions, sea turtles, a diversity of tropical fish, marine iguanas, etc. while snorkeling. We will return to the ship and sail to Gardner and Osborn Islets. Dinner.

Day 6
San Christobal Island

INTERPRETATION CENTER: Dry landing. This center is located in the main port. After breakfast, our first visit is to the Interpretation Center of San Cristobal. This modern and sophisticated architectural space was designed for the natural interpretation of the Galapagos. You will learn about the volcanic formation of the islands, evolution of species, the history of human settlement, and complex systems and management models. Transfer out.

** This itinerary is subject to change without notice; due to seasonal changes, weather conditions or Galapagos National Park regulations. **

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Accommodation on board
  • Included Copy 20 All meals during the cruise
  • Included Copy 20 Unlimited purified water, coffee and tea
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Airport assistance
  • Included Copy 20 Transfers in Galapagos
  • Included Copy 20 Naturalist Bilingual Guide
  • Included Copy 20 All visits and excursions according to the itinerary
  • Included Copy 20 Snorkel Gear (mask, tube and fins)
  • Included Copy 20 Kayaks, paddle boards
  • Included Copy 20 Wetsuits & beach towels
  • Included Copy 31 Return flights Quito or Guayaquil to / Galapagos Islands
  • Included Copy 7 Galapagos Islands National Park Entrance Fee USD$100 and Transit Control Card ($20)

Ecogalaxy | Galapagos Cruise Ship

16 Passengers


  • Included Swimming
  • Included Snorkeling
  • Included Panga Riding
  • Included Kayaking/Paddling
  • Included Hiking
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6 days

Price from

$4,000 USD

Per person, sharing

Departs Thursdays