Galapagos cruise on board Alya | 5 days

From Baltra Island to Baltra Island
  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Cruising
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

Embark on an incredible 5 day Galapagos cruise in comfort and style aboard the luxurious Alya catamaran. This Galapagos Islands vacation will encompass all the popular spots such as Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, Genovesa Island and Bartholomew Island. Uncover the wonders of the Galapagos archipelago, its unique wildlife and remarkable landscapes.

As your Galapagos cruise whisks you from island to island you can relax in the comfort of this purpose built small ship and take in the amazing vistas. Then each day as landings are made on the various islands you can realise what is the main reason to visit Galapagos: the locals. The native fauna is so stunning, so unique to the Galapagos Islands and most of all, so unfazed by human visitors. As you hike and explore through the Galapagos national park get up close and personal with blue-footed boobies, marine and land iguanas, crabs, several species of birds such as penguins, frigate birds and flamingos. Then make use of your cruise ship's snorkelling and kayaking equipment and encounter sea lions, sea turtles, reef sharks and so many more creatures that will make your Galapagos Islands vacation, one in a lifetime.

 

 

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Discover the Galapagos Islands on an intimate catamaran

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Snorkel with the amazing Galapagos wildlife

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Baltra Island North Seymour Island

*More itineraries available. Please ask us for more details*

Arrival on the Baltra Island and transfer to the boat

You will stop on North Seymour Island. This arid place has been formed by a series of submarine lava events. You will have the opportunity to go hiking, snorkeling and go for a kayak. You may spot some blue-footed boobies, reef sharks and iguanas

Day 2
Genovesa Island

The second day is dedicated to exploring Genovesa Island. The catamaran will land in Darwin Bay. Its white sand coral beach is the perfect place for many activities. The wildlife is plentiful in this area. You will observe land birds, swallow-tailed gulls and sea lions.

Then, you will head to El Barranco. A rocky trail will lead you to the summit and an incredible view.

Day 3
Santiago Island Bartholomew Island

Today, you will explore Sullivan Bay. The coral beach and a stunning lava field make for a fascinating volcanic experience!

Later in the day, you will set foot on Bartholomew Island. This island is famous for Pinnacle Rock. After climbing a trail of stairs to the summit of a volcano, you will enjoy a stunning view of this rocky formation.

Day 4
Santa Cruz Island

On the fourth day, you will discover Santa Cruz Island, a destination made recently available to visitors. The boat will land at Dragon Hill and a walking track will lead you along a beach to a lagoon where you can observe flamingos and iguanas.

The second half is dedicated to Black Turtle Cove. Situated in the northern part of Santa Cruz, this island has rich vegetation and is a safe haven for marine life. Reef sharks, turtles and sea lions can be seen.

Day 5
Santa Cruz Island Baltra Island

For your last day, you will visit the Charles Darwin Research station where you can encounter the Giant tortoises.

After this wonderful moment, you will be transferred to Baltra Airport to take the flight back to the continent.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Cabin on board
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals throughout the cruise
  • Included Copy 20 Coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Included Copy 7 Alcoholic drinks
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All excursions
  • Included Copy 20 Bilingual national park guide
  • Included Copy 20 Use of kayak, snorkeling equipment and wetsuits
  • Included Copy 20 Transfers in the islands
  • Included Copy 7 Mainland - Galapagos - Mainland flights
  • Included Copy 7 $100 Galapagos National Park fee
  • Included Copy 7 $20 Transit Control Card
  • Included Copy 7 Tips and personal expenses
  • Included Copy 7 Travel and medical insurance
Transportation
Alya | Galapagos Cruise Ship

16 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Kayaking
  • Included Snorkeling
  • Included Hiking
  • Included Dinghy ride
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Duration

5 days

Price from

$3,945 USD

Per person, twin share

Departure dates available upon request
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