Galapagos Cruise on board EcoGalaxy | 5 days

From San Cristobal Island to Santa Cruz Island
  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

The Galapagos has long been a destination sought after for its incredible blend of scenery, wildlife and both natural and seafaring history. This 5-day itinerary offers the perfect taste of all these unique facets. Discover roaming wild tortoise in the highlands of Santa Cruz, stumble upon pristine beaches of curious sea lions and snorkel with some of the most distinct and unique fish species in all the world. No island of the Galapagos is the same, and this extraordinary adventure will not leave you the same. 

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
San Cristobal Island Lobos Island

San Cristobal airport. Reception at the airport and transfer In. Welcome on board EcoGalaxy Catamaran; welcome drink and lunch.

LOBOS ISLAND: Panga ride, swimming and snorkeling. Here, we can walk, swim and snorkel among the seals, frigate birds, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and the small endemic Galapagos snake. Dinner.

Day 2
Santa Fe Island South Plazas Island

SANTA FE: Wet landing, activities on this day: hiking, swimming and snorkeling. With 24 km2 and 60 m above sea level, this central island is a unique place to visit. It has an incredible bay with turquoise water, protected by a natural barrier of rocks. You will see colonies of seals, while hawks fly overhead. This island is home to one of two species of land iguanas found in the Galapagos. Their main food source is the leaves and fruit of the large, thick cacti found here. Crabs, nocturnal herons, marine iguanas, mockingbirds and land doves are frequently seen. The bay is an excellent place to swim and snorkel. Marine tortoises, rays, sea lions and tropical fish are an amazing attraction! Snacks and refreshing beverages are waiting for you aboard the ship. Lunch.

SOUTH PLAZAS: Two small islands created by uplifting of the land. The land iguanas are smaller here; nesting during the warm season. The hike runs along an extraordinary cliff where seabirds nest. There are approximately 1,000 sea lions (Zalophus Wollebaeki) located on the south side of Plazas Island.

Day 3
North Seymour Island Mosquera Islet

NORTH SEYMOUR: dry landing. Seymour was formed by the lifting of volcanic marine lava. Marine fossils dating back to the Pleistocene period are found on this island. In 1932, Captain Alan Hancock and his crew took 72 malnourished land iguanas from Baltra Island to North Seymour Island so that the iguanas could live in better conditions. In 1934, colonists verified that the iguanas were in good condition. The vegetation of North Seymour is bushy and is host to nesting Real Frigate birds of the Galapagos. Return to EcoGalaxy. Lunch

MOSQUERA ISLET: This islet is located between Baltra Island and North Seymour. Here, we find the largest sea lion colony; it is also possible to observe several species of birds.

Day 4
Genovesa Island

DARWIN BAY: wet landing, coral beach, activities for this day: short walks, photography, swimming, snorkeling. Genovesa is a small island in the northern region of the Galapagos. Our landing in Darwin Bay will be wet. Near the beach is a mangrove swamp where we will find a colony of frigate birds, marine iguanas, red-footed boobies and masked boobies, the great terrestrial finch, seagulls, herons, and cactus finches. Following the land visit, our passengers can enjoy a swim in the bay. Snacks and refreshments are available. Lunch.

BARRANCO: dry landing, activities: hiking. Also known as Prince Felipe’s stairs. Here, we will take a walk along the Barranco path. During our journey, we will observe tropical birds, petrels, common frigate birds, red-foot boobies, masked boobies, doves, and finches. Dinner.

Day 5
Santa Cruz Island

HIGHLANDS: Here we go trekking and will find giant tortoises in their natural habitat; this is a natural spectacle. For this visit, we recommend the use of athletic shoes, long pants, raincoat, hat and sunblock. 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 Hiking
  • Included Kayaking/Paddling
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5 days

Price from

$3,200 USD

Per person, sharing

Departs Tuesdays