Galapagos cruise on board Reina Silvia | 8 days

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

Sail away on a Galapagos Islands vacation aboard the Reina Silvia. Our well appointed luxury yacht is the best way to experience the archipelago on an 8-day Galapagos cruise. Visiting the western part of the Galapagos national park the cruise takes in Santa Cruz, Floreana, Isabela, North Seymour and Santiago Islands. Guests can take advantage of the cruise ship's snorkeling gear, kayaks and dinghy excursions, as well as the incredible local knowledge of our expert guide who will inform you of all the unique wildlife you observe on your Galapagos Islands vacation.

Visit Galapagos and you're sure to have a one of a kind experience encountering the curious local animals. At Cormorant Point photograph elegant flamingos, at Moreno Point watch green sea turtles in tidal pools, snorkel with penguins, marina iguanas and sea horses in the clear waters and during hikes or dinghy rides you can observe Blue Footed Boobies, Giant Tortoises Galapagos Hawks and full ecosytems of creatures endemic to the Galapagos Islands. A Galapagos cruise is not all about the wildlife, the diverse landscape is a sight to behold. From sheer rocky peaks, to ancient volcanic remnants, to untouched beaches, to mangrove lagoons, the scenery is ever changing. Your Galapagos trip also takes in the best visitor sites that give a glimpse into the history of the area. Relics of the times of whalers, British Buccaneers and World War II soldiers paint a picture of the local story. You will have a once in a lifetime experience when you visit Galapagos.

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Learn about endemic species living on the Galapagos Islands

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Baltra Island Santa Cruz

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

Arrival to Baltra airport and transfer to the boat

Los Gemelos will be your first stop. A short hike will lead you to the top where a breathtaking view of the Twin craters is waiting for you.

Day 2
Floreana Island

After breakfast, the yacht will land at Cormorant Point. The site 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.

The next stop is at the Champion Islet. It is the great snorkeling spot. If you are lucky, you may see some dolphins.

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 leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort 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.

Day 3
Isabela island

In the afternoon, you will set foot on Isabela Island.
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.

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.

Day 4
Isabela Island Fernandina Island

Urbina bay is your last stop on Isabela Island. Land iguanas, hawks and giant tortoises can be spotted in this area.

Espinoza Point in Fernandina Island has one of the world's most pristine island ecosystems. A volcano dominates the landscape with lava fields reaching the ocean.

Day 5
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. Punta Tortuga, is another lovely beach surrounded by mangroves.

Vicente Roca Point located on the northwestern coast of the island, is a large bay with spectacular sea life. While snorkeling, you may see seahorses, rays and sea turtles.

Day 6
Santiago Island

Espumilla Beach is famous for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Snorkeling and swimming are highly recommended.

Santiago Island was once a refuge for British buccanners. Bucccaneer Cove will take you back in time. Hundreds of seabirds can be observed in this magnificent site.

In the afternoon, stop at Egas Port, home to sea lions and Galapagos hawks.

Day 7
Santa Cruz Island North Seymour Island

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.

In the afternoon, you can visit North Seymour Island and observe magnificent frigatebirds, iguanas and blue-footed boobies.

Day 8
Baltra Island

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your flight back to the continent.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Cabin on board
  • Included Copy 20 Soft drinks
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals throughout the cruise
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All excursions
  • Included Copy 20 Bilingual National Park guide
  • Included Copy 20 Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Included Copy 7 Ecuador - Galapagos - Ecuadort airfare
  • Included Copy 7 Other alcoholic drinks
  • Included Copy 7 $100 Galapagos National Park fee
  • Included Copy 7 $20 Transit Control Card
  • Included Copy 7 Use of wetsuit
  • Included Copy 7 Travel and medical insurance
  • Included Copy 7 Tips and personal expenses
Transportation
Reina Silvia | Galapagos Cruise Ship

Activities

  • Included Hiking
  • Included Kayaking
  • Included Dinghy excursions
  • Included Snorkeling
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Duration

8 days

Price from

$4,845 USD

Per person, twin share

Departure dates available on request
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