Galapagos: Galapagos Angel | 5 days

From Baltra to Baltra OR From Baltra to Baltra
  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

The Galapagos Angel Yacht offers a luxurious and exclusive experience on a 5 day cruise to the Galapagos. 

Enjoy breathtaking views in the two large suites on the upper deck as well as in the six cabins on the main deck. The yacht only has the capacity for 16 guests so you can enjoy an intimate atmosphere during the trip. The sundeck with the jacuzzi is the ultimate place to relax and take in the amazing nature you are surrounded by.

Your 5 day itinerary "A" on the Galapagos Angel includes the Northern Seymour Island and Santiago Island with the Chinese Inlet Hat, Sullivan Bay and Egas Port. As well as Genovesa Island with Darwin Bay and El Barranco, Rabida Island and Santa Cruz Island, where you will be visiting the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center. Explore each island on short walks and hikes, dinghy rides and do some snorkeling and kayaking to witness the stunning nature and wildlife. You will have the opportunity to see lava formations, small volcanos, mangroves and spectacular views. Keep an eye out for land & marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, reef sharks, rays, penguins and many species more.

Please see below for the 5 day itinerary "C".

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Experience the comfort and luxury of the newly built Galapagos Angel yacht as you lounge on the sun deck, savor gourmet meals by talented chefs, and embark on thrilling excursions.

Go on a snorkel adventure to explore the underwater world of the Galapagos Islands. Encounter an incredible marine life with sea turtles, colorful fish and reef sharks.

Enjoy the picturesque white sandy beach of Gardner Bay, which is home to a lively colony of sea lions.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Baltra Island North Seymour

YACHT GALAPAGOS ANGEL 5 day itinerary "A"

*Galapagos excursions are subject to change without prior notice. Changes in plans may arise due to weather conditions, National Park regulations, or other unforeseen circumstances.
*Please be advised that itinerary modifications due to avian influenza may be in effect until further notice. For additional information, kindly consult your destination specialist.

Arrival on Baltra Island and transfer to the boat

In North Seymour you may see Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and magnificent frigate birds which are abundant on this island. North Seymour was formed by a series of submarine lava flows containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone.

Day 2
Santiago Island

Chinese Hat Islet
This small islet is located near the southeast coast of Santiago Island. Its name comes from the distinct shape of the islet’s summit. Chinese Islet is a great location to view many geological formations such as lava tunnels and lava flows. Some of the lava flows were formed underwater and subsequently raised above sea level. The presence of coral heads on the lava flow indicates this phenomenon.

Sullivan Bay
You will visit Sullivan Bay located on the southeast part of Santiago. This place is interesting for its geology because the area is covered by lava flows. This place has elevations in the form of small volcanoes formed by the lava flows.

Day 3
Genovesa Island

Darwin Bay
Visit the white-sand coral beach of Darwin Bay which includes a half mile trail (0,75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls, which can easily be spotted here. Further down the path we’ll find tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. At the end is a spectacular view of a cliff.

El Barranco
El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, is a steep, rocky path that leads up a high cliff rock face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to Palo Santo vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared owls, Galapagos storm petrels, and Galapagos doves.

Day 4
Santiago Island Rabida Island

Egas Port
Egas Port, also known as James Bay, on Santiago Island is home to the curious Galapagos hawks and quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards. The trail leads to the coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. Here the Galapagos furseals bathe in the sun. This is also a great snorkeling site.

Rabida Island
You will visit Rabida Island (or Jervis) which is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. We will start on Rabida’s famous maroon/red sand beach, and after an easy hike, you will arrive to a stunning lookout to enjoy the amazing landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some species are abundant such as a few varieties of finches, Galapagos vermilion flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and brown pelicans.

Day 5
Santa Cruz Island Baltra Island Departure

You will visit “Fausto Llerena” Tortoise Breeding Center in Puerto Ayora, where giant tortoises are bred in captivity. This is home to tortoises ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long adults. Subspecies of the giant tortoises interact with one another, and many of the older tortoises are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years-old and strong enough to survive on their own. After this final visit, you will be transferred to the Baltra airport in time for your flight back to the mainland.

Day 1
Baltra Island Santa Cruz Island

YACHT GALAPAGOS ANGEL 5-day itinerary "C"

*Galapagos excursions are subject to change without prior notice. Changes in plans may arise due to weather conditions, National Park regulations, or other unforeseen circumstances.
*Please be advised that itinerary modifications due to avian influenza may be in effect until further notice. For additional information, kindly consult your destination specialist.

Arrival on Baltra Island and transfer to the boat.

Please note: Your first excursion in the Galapagos will be after being picked up at the airport upon arrival to the islands, before boarding the cruise. It is essential for you to arrive in the Galapagos wearing comfortable clothes, good closed-toe shoes suitable for an excursion, a long-brimmed hat, sun lotion, sunglasses, and to ensure you have your camera handy.

Highlands
Accessible by bus from Puerto Ayora, the highlands of Santa Cruz are a deep green which contrast beautifully with the dry, lower part of the islands. The predominant vegetation in the highlands are Scalesia trees which create a lush green forest. The lava tunnels, over half a mile long, are underground and walking through them is a unique, surreal experience. At this place you’ll have lunch.

Day 2
Española Island

Gardner Bay, Gardner Islet & Osborn Islet
This excursion takes you to the spectacular Gardner Bay. After landing, you can walk across a lovely white-sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. You may also see curious mockingbirds on the beach.

Suarez Point
On the trail to Suarez Point you will have the chance to spot blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, and Nazca boobies. This island is the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. You will also visit a beautiful site on the ocean front
where there is a cliff that the large albatrosses use as a launching pad! You will have the chance to see the famous blowhole that spurts sea water into the air. The landscape is great for photography.

Day 3
Santa Fe Island South Plaza Island

Santa Fe Island
Santa Fe Island (Barrington) is home to the small picturesque bay and anchorage on the island’s northeast coast. The bay has two visitor trails: one leading to a scenic viewpoint atop a cliff, and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest.

South Plaza Island
This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. The most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium. During the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.

Day 4
Santa Cruz Island

Black Turtle Cove
Visit Black Turtle Cove in the northern part of Santa Cruz. This inlet is surrounded by mangroves and is only accessible by dinghy. The shallow cove is a haven for young marine life. Black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays are often
spotted here.

Bachas Beach
Bachas Beach is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz and is a beach for swimming. One of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos, a floating pier, can be seen here. You may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black-necked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest on the beach.

Day 5
Santa Cruz Island Baltra Island Departure

Dragon Hill
Situated on Santa Cruz Island, Dragon Hill is one of the newest visitor sites accessible to tourists in the Galapagos Islands. One of the lengthier Galapagos walking trails will lead visitors along a beach and up a trail to the lagoon lookout where bright flamingos, pintail ducks, and land iguanas can be spotted.

After this final visit, you will be transferred to the Baltra airport in time for your flight back to the mainland

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Cabin on board with ensuite
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals
  • Included Copy 7 Alcoholic drinks
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Island sightseeing
  • Included Copy 20 Bilingual National Park Guide
  • Included Copy 20 Snorkeling gear and wetsuits
  • Included Copy 20 Use of kayaks, dinghy rides, underwater cameras, walking sticks
  • Included Copy 20 Internet / Wi-Fi Onboard
  • Included Copy 31 Transfers airport/yacht/airport in Galapagos
  • Included Copy 7 Galapagos Islands National Park Entrance Fee & TCT USD$220 (Subject to change)
  • Included Copy 7 Return flights to Galapagos Islands
Transportation

Galapagos Angel

16 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Chances to see Galapagos penguins
  • Included Look out for Blue footed booby and Nazca Booby
  • Included Swimming and snorkelling
  • Included Excursions by dinghy
  • Included Walk, hike or kayaking in the Galapagos
  • Included Bird watching - Frigate birds, Galapagos hawks and more
  • Included Visit “Fausto Llerena” Tortoise Breeding Center
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Duration

5 days

Price from

$4,245 USD

Per person, sharing

Based on a standard cabin

Departs on select Sundays and Thursdays