Luxury Galapagos Cruise, Endemic | 8 days

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

This Galapagos islands tour is on a luxurious intimate yacht with panoramic suits, wall to wall sliding glass doors and an outdoor balcony. If you prefer to get up close with the Galapagos wildlife kayaks, paddle-boards, snorkeling gear, and wetsuits are available. With alfresco dining and BBQ areas, you will be able to dine looking over the Galapagos Islands. There is also a comfortable TV lounge with films perfect for families with children and a bit of downtime.

This is the newest catamaran to sail amongst the Galapagos islands with much larger, comfortable cabins with air conditioning. Sail to Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Española, Santa Fe, South Plaza, Bartolome, Floreana, Santiago, North Seymour, and Mosquera Islet. Explore, walk and snorkel, looking out for Blue-footed Boobies, Iguanas, sea lions, and the Galapagos Tortoise native to the Galapagos national park. Take time to relax in the jacuzzi or sky lounge with a refreshing beverage.

More itineraries are available on this vessel, please contact us for more information. 

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A stylish and elegant catamaran with an amazing sky lounge and jacuzzi

Comfort and active at the same time, with options to kayak, swim and snorkel

Experienced naturalist guides to introduce you all the amazing wildlife of the Galapagos.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Baltra Island Santa Cruz Island

Today, arrive at Batra Island Airport, board the catamaran and settle in for an afternoon of activities. The adventure begins with a visit to Dragon Hill on the island of Santa Cruz. A beautiful beach for swimming or snorkelling. Look out for sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs, wander to a nearby lagoon and try to spot the Galapagos flamingo.

Day 2
San Cristobal Island

Explore Cerro Brujo/Witch Hill on San Cristobal Island, and head offshore to Leon Dormido/Kicker Rock and Isla Lobos/Sea Lion Island. Enjoy playing, kayaking or snorkelling on a white coral sand beach, snorkel or kayak in the gentle surf. A panga rides will take you past interesting rock formations around the island.

Later “Kicker Rock” offers one of the best snorkelling and diving sites in Galapagos: dazzling reef fish, sea turtles, perhaps even a hammerhead shark. “Sea Lion Island” is perfect for beginning snorkelers and encountering sea lions!

Today we will also explore Lobos Island, off San Cristobal Island.

Day 3
Española Island

Some more amazing snorkelling sites full of sea life are explored today; Osborn Islets and Gardner Islets, off of Española Island. Known as one of the best beaches in the Galapagos, Gardener Bay is a great place to soak up the sun, and spot marine iguanas and wading birds.

Later, a guide favourite, Punta Suarez on Española Island is a great place to spot Waved Albatross, Nazca Boobys, Blue-footed Boobys, Red-billed Tropic Birds, marine iguanas, mockingbirds and more.

Day 4
Santa Fe Island

Visit Santa Fe Island, home to endemic Land Iguanas and a forest of prickly cacti. Hike, snorkel or kayak. Then head to the picturesque island of South Plaza Island, watch out for diving boobys offshore.

Today we will also visit Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre on Santa Cruze Island.

Day 5
South Plaza Island Bartolomé Island

Cruise to South Plaza Island and Bartolomé Island, home to the iconic, pointy Pinnacle Rock. Look out for the Galapagos penguins and snorkel with fish, rays, and perhaps even a shark.

Day 6
Floreana Island

Today is spent exploring Floreana Island. Cormorant Point, with beaches and a flamingo lagoon, Corona del Diablo/Devil’s Crown, ancient volcanic crater and a stop in at Post Office Bay. Many years ago, this is where seaman came to leave a letter in a barrel, their only way of communicating with those back home. The barrel is still there: leave your own letter for a loved one!

Day 7
Seymour Island

This morning, explore Sombrero Chino/Chinese Hat, off Santiago (James) Island, known for geology and animal life. The island is known for lava tubes. In the afternoon cruise to North Seymour Island, which is great for photography. Find Frigate Birds and Blue-Footed Boobys on the rocky trail, spy Land Iguanas amongst the cactus, along with sea lions and great snorkelling.

Day 8
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruise Island Baltra Island

Our final stop is Black Turtle Cove, a mangrove estuary, home to green sea turtles, blacktip reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks and rays. You will also likely see diving pelicans and boobies

Today you will also be transferred to Baltra airport for your flight to mainland Ecuador.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Suites on board
  • Included Copy 31 accommodation upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Food, all meals and snacks
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Island excursions
  • Included Copy 20 Guided excursions with top Naturalist guides and crew
  • Included Copy 20 Paddle-boards, kayaks, wetsuits and snorkeling gear
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers in the Galapagos
  • Included Copy 20 Airport reception and assistance
  • Included Copy 20 Cruise service officer
  • Included Copy 20 Maximum 16 passengers
  • Included Copy 7 Galapagos Islands National Park Entrance Fee USD$100 (Payable locally)
  • Included Copy 7 Ingala Tourist Card USD$20 (Payable locally)
  • Included Copy 7 Return flights Quito / Galapagos Islands / Quito approx. USD$550
Transportation
M/C Endemic

Activities

  • Included Swimming and snorkeling in the Galapagos
  • Included Kayaking
  • Included Excursions with a Galapagos National Park guide
  • Included Wildlife spotting
  • Included Paddle-boarding
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Duration

8 days

Price from

$7,090 USD

Per person, twin share

Departure dates available upon request
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