Galapagos cruise on board Galaven | 5 days

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

Join a fantastic 5-day Galapagos cruise on board the Galaven cruise ship. Visiting the islands of Santa Cruz, Floreana, Espanola and San Cristobal, our cruise is a great way to discover the Galapagos. A mecca for birders, you can encounter many unique species that are native to the Galapagos National Park, both on land and at sea. During a visit to Galapagos, you are sure to meet many weird and wonderful locals such as Blue Footed Boobies, Marine Iguanas, Sea Lions and Giant Tortoises. Your Galapagos cruise will take you through incredible landscapes such as pinnacle rock formations hewn by relentless seas, tropical lagoons and ancient lava beds, and to historical visitor sites from World War II and from the days of earlier whalers and pioneering explorers.

The cruise ship offers modern facilities and spacious outdoor seating areas perfect to marvel at the stunning views of the Galapagos archipelago. Immerse yourself in the abundant life of the clear Galapagos waters with use of the ship's snorkeling equipment. Our expert guides will escort you on dinghy excursions and hikes to better explore the unique wildlife. Round off your Galapagos vacation with a cocktail served on deck as you watch the sunset over this natural wonderland.


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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Baltra Island Santa Cruz

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

Arrival at Baltra Island Airport and transfer to the boat

In the afternoon, the vessel will land at El Chato Reserve. The reserve allow visitors to see the Giant Tortoises in the wild. You may also observe short-eared owls, yellow warblers and paint-billed crakes.

Day 2
Santa Cruz

The boat will land on Dragon Hill. A walking track will lead you along a beach until a lagoon where you can observe flamingos and iguanas.

In Bachas Beach, you will find a floating pier, one of the only remains of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos. You may see flamingos, black necked stilts and sea turtles.

Day 3

At Post Office Bay, in the 18th century, whalers passing through the islands placed a wooden barrel for use as an unofficial mail box. Visitors left addressed letters in the barrel and sorted through left mail to deliver at home.The tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home.

In the afternoon, you will stop either at Cormorant Point or Devil's Crown.
Cormorant Point hosts a large lagoon where flamingos can be observed. You will also find two surprising beaches. One composed of white coral and another one with a green color due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand.

Devil's Crown is one of the greatest snorkeling spots of the archipelago.You may spot some sharks, rays and a lot of tropical fish.

Day 4
Española Island

You will set foot on Suarez Point, the perfect area to observe albatrosses and Nazca boobies. The place is also famous for the surprising blowhole, spurting water high into the air.

After lunch, you will head to Gardner Bay on the eastern side of the island. This area is known as the breeding site of the waved albatrosses.

Day 5
San Cristobal

On your last day, you will visit the Interpretation Center. The center raises awareness about the protection of the wildlife and the environment.

Transfer to San Cristobal Airport to take your flight back to the continent

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Cabin on board
  • Included Copy 20 All meals throughout the cruise
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Transfers in the islands
  • Included Copy 20 All excursions
  • Included Copy 20 Bilingual National Park guide
  • Included Copy 20 Use of snorkeling equipment and underwater camera
  • Included Copy 7 Ecuador-Galapagos-Ecuador airfare
  • Included Copy 7 Alcoholic drinks
  • Included Copy 7 US$ 100 Galapagos National Park fee
  • Included Copy 7 US$ 20 Transit Control Card
  • Included Copy 7 Use of wetsuit
  • Included Copy 7 Travel and medical insurance
  • Included Copy 7 Tips and personal expenses
Galaven | Galapagos Cruise Ship

20 Passengers


  • Included Walking
  • Included Bird watching
  • Included Hiking
  • Included Dinghy excursions
  • Included Snorkeling
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5 days

Price from

$2,745 USD

Per person, twin share

Departure dates available upon request