Galapagos: Tribute I 4 days

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

Set sail on our Central & North Galapagos Safari, a 5-day Wildlife Discovery.

Begin your journey to the pristine Lobos Islet. Dive into encounters with the vibrant wildlife of Santa Fe, including endemic species. Explore the secluded wonders of Genovesa, famous for Darwin Bay and Prince Philip’s Steps. Venture to Chinese Hat and Rabida, discovering unique landscapes and wildlife. Conclude your adventure with a visit to the Charles Darwin Center on Santa Cruz, where conservation and discovery merge.

From snorkeling in crystal-clear waters to thrilling kayaking experiences, our this Galapagos cruise offers escapades that immerse you in the Galapagos’ natural wonders like never before. You have a good possibility of seeing Waved albatross, Blue and Red-footed boobies, American Frigate birds, Galapagos giant tortoises, Galapagos sea lions, and land iguanas on this route.

Indulge in a realm of exclusivity aboard our Tribute Cruise. With opulent cabin accommodations, personalized service, and lavish amenities, this high-end voyage promises an unparalleled luxury escape through the captivating Galapagos Islands.

 The Tribute offers two 5 day itineraries and one 7 day itinerary, please ask us for more information.

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Savour an exquisite gastronomic journey of the Galapagos. Crafted by expert chefs, our luxury cuisine blends locally sourced ingredients, global influences, and fine dining techniques to elevate your dining experience to unprecedented levels of indulgence

Led by expert naturalists, explore the Galapagos’ pristine ecosystems, witnessing iconic species up close, from majestic giant tortoises to playful sea lions, creating unforgettable encounters in ultimate luxury.

From snorkeling in crystal-clear waters with turtles, sea lions and tropical fish, to thrilling kayaking experiences, this cruise offers escapades that immerse you in the Galapagos’ natural wonders like never before.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive San Cristobal Lobos Islet

YACHT TRIBUTE Route B Wildlife Discovery, 5 Days

*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.

Fly from Quito or Guayaquil to the Galapagos Islands.

AM - Arrival in Galapagos and boarding the yacht

Upon arrival at Galapagos, you will pass through an airport inspection point to ensure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands, as well as to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless it has been prepaid). A guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbour, where you will board the Tribute cruise.
You will be assigned to your cabins, and lunch will be served shortly after.

PM: Lobos islet, San Cristobal

Lobos Islet harbours a colony of Galapagos sea lions. As in other colonies in the archipelago, you can approach nurturing females within a few metres. During breeding season this colony is also visited by territorial males, defending and mating their harem.

There are two other emblematic species breeding here: male blue-footed boobies and great frigate birds who try to impress the females (and tourists) with clumsy dances, heaving their feet or blowing up their balloon-sized scarlet pouches.

Day 2
Santa Fe Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)

AM - Santa Fe island

During your excursion at Santa Fe island, you will get surprised at how close to you some curious sea lions waddle. Likewise approachable for a close-up are Galapagos hawks that usually perch at their outlooks, ready to snatch away a baby marine iguana or lava lizard.
We start next a cactus forest trail, that gives a close-up view on how these surrealistic, house-high giant opuntia prickly pears have grown out larger than on any other island and tell a fascinating evolutional story.

At the calm, turquoise Barrington Bay, you can swim in close company with Galapagos sea lions, fluorescent blue chin parrot fishes, yellowtail surgeon fishes, whiptail stingrays, Pacific green turtles, whitetip reef sharks, and more.

PM - Black Turtle Cove

You will disembark the cruise in the afternoon, to explore Black Turtle Cove from the dinghy.

This place is a living illustration of how mangroves alter the marine environment to create a rich and unique habitat. Three mangrove species crowd the area from the shore out into the lagoon, which reaches almost a mile inland.

As we drift through quiet waters in the zodiac, you are likely to see spotted eagle rays, which swim in a diamond formation. White-tipped reef sharks slip beneath the boat and Pacific green turtles come to the surface for air.

Day 3
Darwin Bay Prince Philips Steps

AM: Darwin Bay (Genovesa)

As one of the outer islands and most exclusive places on the Galapagos, Genovesa is well worth last night’s longer navigation. This compact site in the heart of its flooded crater shows the extremely varied coastal ecosystems of the Galapagos in miniature; nearly too much for a single day.

Whimbrels and wandering tattlers forage actively along the surf, next to resting Galapagos sea lions. Impressive frigatebirds and red-footed boobies nest in the mangroves, where you can also see vocalists such as the yellow warbler, Darwin’s finches and the Galapagos mockingbird. Uniquely, two subpopulations of the same species of large cactus finch differ in their singing

PM: Prince Philip's Steps (Genovesa)

Not only because of its historical English name (Tower) Genovesa has a royal touch. Follow in the footsteps of Prince Philip – Galapagos lover for many years – and visit this favourite birding spot with the largest breeding colonies of red-footed and Nazca boobies, and look for the remarkable short-eared owl that hunts on foot!

Day 4
Chinese Hat Rabida

AM: Darwin Bay (Genovesa)

As one of the outer islands and most exclusive places on the Galapagos, Genovesa is well worth last night’s longer navigation. This compact site in the heart of its flooded crater shows the extremely varied coastal ecosystems of the Galapagos in miniature; nearly too much for a single day.

Whimbrels and wandering tattlers forage actively along the surf, next to resting Galapagos sea lions. Impressive frigatebirds and red-footed boobies nest in the mangroves, where you can also see vocalists such as the yellow warbler, Darwin’s finches and the Galapagos mockingbird. Uniquely, two subpopulations of the same species of large cactus finch differ in their singing

PM: Prince Philip's Steps (Genovesa)

Not only because of its historical English name (Tower) Genovesa has a royal touch. Follow in the footsteps of Prince Philip – Galapagos lover for many years – and visit this favourite birding spot with the largest breeding colonies of red-footed and Nazca boobies, and look for the remarkable short-eared owl that hunts on foot!

Day 5
Charles Darwin Center Depart Baltra

AM - Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz island

The dinghies will bring you to the touristic pier of Puerto Ayora, in Santa Cruz island, from where you will be brought to the Charles Darwin Research Station. This institution was named after the British naturalist who developed his Theory of Evolution after visiting these islands in 1835, and works on the conservation and restoration of the Galapagos ecosystems, as well as for the sustainable development of its communities.
There is an interpretation centre about the National Park and its Marine Reserve. The most memorable part of your visit will probably be the successful breeding centre and the enclosures with Galapagos giant tortoises.

After this visit, you will disembark the Tribute, and be transferred to Baltra airport

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Cabin on board with ensuite
  • Included Copy 31 Suite upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals onboard, local house wines, beers and soft drinks.
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All guided excursions & activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Included Copy 20 Use of kayaks and paddleboards (when applicable).
  • Included Copy 20 One English speaking naturalist guide per 8 guests.
  • Included Copy 20 Snorkelling gear (masks, flippers and snorkel) & wetsuits.
  • Included Copy 20 Wifi service*
  • Included Copy 20 Airport-yacht-airport transfers
  • Included Copy 20 Complimentary Access to VIP lounge at Baltra airport.
  • Included Copy 7 Galapagos Islands National Park Entrance Fee & TCT USD$220 (Subject to change)
  • Included Copy 7 Return flights Quito or Guayaquil / Galapagos Islands & gratuities
Transportation

Tribute

16 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Snorkelling in crystal-clear waters and thrilling kayaking experiences
  • Included Explore the Galapagos’ pristine ecosystems, witnessing iconic species up close
  • Included Guided walks and hikes with an expert guide
  • Included Meet the Giant Tortoises of Galapagos and learn all about them
  • Included Savour an exquisite gastronomic journey of the Galapagos with fine dining onboard
  • Included Great bird life- flamingos, Blue footed boobies, and frigate birds
  • Included Hang out with playful sea lions and land iguanas
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Duration

4 days

Price from

$5,595 USD

Per person, sharing

Based on a stateroom

Departs select Sundays