Galapagos cruise on board Petrel | 6 days

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

Visit the Galapagos and discover a land where time stands still. The geography has been shaped by sea and volcanic activity and the native animals have thrived, unchanged for eons. Embark on a fantastic 6-day Galapagos cruise aboard the motorized catamaran, Petrel. Birders rejoice at the impressive selection of bird life to be seen around the Galapagos archipelago from soaring Galapagos Hawks, to Blue Footed Boobies bobbing at sea or among rocky outcrops, to nesting Flightless Cormorants. Scores of other unique wildlife share your Galapagos Islands vacation with you and throughout your cruise, you will have opportunities to swim and snorkel with rays, tropical fish and marine iguanas; kayak between playful sea lions and fur seals and hike among Sally Lightfoot Crabs and lava lizards. Your Galapagos cruise also takes you to the Isabela Breeding Center and Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation efforts in the Galapagos National Park and to meet the famous Giant Tortoises.  

The newly built and elegant Petrel is the ultimate in luxury small ship cruising. Spot seabirds and sea lions, even whales if you're lucky, from your private balcony and relax on the sundeck with a cocktail at the end of the day. Make use of the ship's kayaks and snorkeling gear for close encounters with the Galapagos locals. Our expert National Park guide is on board to inform you of all the wonders of the Galapagos Islands. A world of natural marvels is waiting for you on this Galapagos Islands vacation.

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Encounter the Giant Tortoises

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A comfortable and silent catamaran to sail through the archipelago

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Baltra Island North Seymour Island

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

Arrival at Baltra airport and transfer to the boat.

In the afternoon, the boat will land on North Seymour Island. Discover the rocky coast and watch blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds.

Day 2
Isabela Island Fernandina Island

The morning visit is to Vicente Roca Point. This site is a large bay with spectacular sea life such as rays and sea lions.

Crossing the Bolivar Channel that divides Isabela and Fernandina Islands, we will land at Espinosa Point. You will witness the Flightless Cormorant nesting site. You may also spot the Galapagos Hawk.

Day 3
Isabela Island

In the morning, you will visit Tagus Cove. You can snorkel with penguins or follow a walking trail that will lead you to beautiful views.

Urbina Bay is your second stop of the day. Land iguanas, hawks and giant tortoises can be spotted in this area.

Day 4
Isabela Island

Elizabeth Bay is situated on the east coast of the island. It is the perfect area for viewing sea lions, sharks and blue-footed boobies.

Discover Moreno Point where a large variety of wildlife can be observed during a dinghy ride or a hike. In the tide pools, green sea turtles or white-tip sharks can be spotted.

Day 5
Isabela Island

After breakfast, you will explore the Sierra Negro Volcano. The site offers impressive views and many opportunities to watch the wildlife.

The Wetlands of Isabela Island consist of lagoons and mangroves. Unique species such as Common Stilts, Whimbrels and Gallinules live in the area.

Your last stop of the day will be at Isabela Breeding Center. You will encounter the famous Galapagos Tortoises.

Day 6
Santa Cruz Island

Visit the Charles Darwin station. The place is home to Giant Tortoises ranging from 3-inches to 4-feet long.

Transfer to the airport to take a flight back to the continent.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Cabin on board
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals during the cruise
  • Included Copy 20 Regular soft drinks and juices
  • Included Copy 20 Welcome cocktail
  • Included Copy 7 Alcoholic beverages
  • Included Copy 7 Bottled beverages
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All visitor site excursions
  • Included Copy 20 Galapagos National Park bilingual guide
  • Included Copy 20 Use of snorkeling gear, wetsuits and kayaks
  • Included Copy 20 Free transfer between boat and airport
  • Included Copy 7 $100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • Included Copy 7 $20 Galapagos Transit Control Card
  • Included Copy 7 Round-trip airfare Mainland Ecuador - Galapagos
  • Included Copy 7 Tips and personal expenses
  • Included Copy 7 Medical Insurance
Transportation
Petrel | Galapagos Cruise Ship

16 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Snorkeling
  • Included Hiking
  • Included Bird watching
  • Included Panga ride
  • Included Kayaking
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Duration

6 days

Price from

$5,245 USD

Per person, twin share

Departure dates available on request
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