Galapagos on board Sea Star Journey Luxury 5 days

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

Transport yourself to a world where time has stood still on this 5 day Galapagos cruise. Your cruise ship will glide through the clear waters to Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Santiago Islands and more in search of the incredible wildlife that calls the Galapagos National Park home. Though when you visit Galapagos you won't have to search for long. Sea lions and marine iguanas lounge on lava rocks, sea turtles coast around secluded bays, penguins chatter in rowdy colonies and countless birds dot the skies, cliffs and trees. As your Galapagos cruise meanders from island to island you will be struck by the other worldly landscape. Lava tubes and flows lead your eye to impressive volcanic cones, sharp cliffs rise imposingly from the sea and white sand beaches soften the edges.

Visit Galapagos on board M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey and experience superior comfort and style. During your Galapagos Islands vacation you will have close encounters with the local creatures on excursions by Panga or on shore with our expert naturalist guide. Or you can kayak or snorkel using the on board equipment. 

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Baltra Island

**ITINERARY EXAMPLE – Itinerary may change depending on the departure date. Please contact us for updated details**

Upon arrival at Isla Baltra in the Galapagos Islands, you will meet your guide who will accompany you on the transfer to the M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey where we shall embark. In the afternoon, visit Cerro Dragón (Dragon Hill), and enjoy some beautiful views of the bay. Take a trail to a hyper-saline lagoon situated behind a beach, where you can find flamingos and pintail ducks amongst other shorebirds. There is also a population of re-introduced land iguanas.

Day 2
Santa Cruz Island

With an absence of bays, take a kayak or panga to the northern side of Santa Cruz to get to Black Turtle Cove. The calm waters are frequented by sea turtles that can often be seen mating. The area is also ideal for young sharks and rays that can easily be seen in the clear waters. Continue to the small islet of Chinese Hat, so-called for its distinctive shape. The recent volcanic cone shows lava formations on one side with lava tubes and flows, all of them covered by sea lions, marine iguanas and Galapagos penguins.

Day 3
Genovesa Island

A great island for birdwatchers, Isla Genovesa is in the north of the Galapagos Islands. Make a wet landing on the white sand of Darwin Bay. Take a trail towards a cliff edge, observing red-foots in the trees below, as well as sighting sharp-beaked finches, ground finches and swallow-tailed gulls. At the end of the trail, take in spectacular views of the island. Make your way south to the southern part of Darwin Bay to El Barranco, a.k.a. Prince Philip’s Steps. Climb up to find large populations of red-footed and masked boobies as well as storm petrels and short-eared owls.

Day 4
Bartolome Island Santiago Island

Visit the stunning beaches of Isla Bartolomé, home to marine turtles and a small colony of Galapagos penguins. Enjoy excellent views from this small volcanic island, also featuring the famous Pinnacle Rock. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Isla Santiago. The island is volcanically active with some recently formed cones and flows to be seen. You can walk across the lava that looks as if it has only just formed at Sullivan Bay.

Day 5
Santa Cruz Island Depart

Head towards the highlands of Isla Santa Cruz. Up on the trail, on a clear day you will have great views of rolling hills and volcanic cones covered with lush greenery. Transfer to Baltra Airport for your return flight to the mainland.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 On board Galapagos Sea Star Journey in a standard twin cabin
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals
  • Included Copy 20 Water, coffee and tea
  • Included Copy 7 Soft and alcoholic drinks
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All excursions with English speaking naturalist guide
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers in Galapagos airport
  • Included Copy 20 Yacht (on cruise dates and flights reserved by Galaodyssey)
  • Included Copy 20 Snorkeling gear and Kayaks
  • 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
  • Included Copy 7 Wet Suit Rental
  • Included Copy 7 Personal expenses
  • Included Copy 7 Extras and Tips
  • Included Copy 31 The itinerary is an example only and may vary. Please contact us for more details
Transportation
M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey | Galapagos Cruise Ship

16 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Snorkelling
  • Included Panga Ride
  • Included Kayaking
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Duration

5 days

Price from

$4,800 USD

Per person, twin share

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