Galapagos

For the fearless and adventure-seekers…

These islands were formed by ongoing seismic and volcanic activity, and are inspiring for all travellers. Due to the extreme isolation, an abundance of rare and unique animals such as a wide variety of finch, land iguanas and giant tortoises have developed throughout the years. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was inspired following his visit to the Galapagos Islands in 1835.

ITINERARY

8 DAYS
478 nm

ROUTE

Baltra to Baltra

HIGHLIGHTS

Wildlife viewing
Snorkelling
Hiking
Beach

BEST PERIOD

June - September

DAY 1
Baltra(departure) to Seymour(arrival)

  • Total distance5 nm
  • Cruising speed14 knots
  • Total duration1 hour

HIGHLIGHTS

Beach Relax on Bachas beach and visit the Flamingo Lagoon nearby.

Wildlife viewing Enjoy the unique geology, flora and fauna of this magnificent island. Try to spot some nesting Blue-Footed Boobies and Frigate bird colonies.

DAY 2
Seymour(departure) to Bartolome Island(arrival)

  • Total distance20 nm
  • Cruising speed14 knots
  • Total duration1 hour

HIGHLIGHTS

Hiking Hike the 300+ stairs to the top of the summit where you can enjoy the stunning landscapes of Bartolome Island.

Scuba diving Snorkel through the beautiful waters and observe wild animals in their natural habitat – Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, a variety of fish and possibly sharks.

Wildlife viewing Watch families of Galapagos penguins resting on the rocks, swimming and fishing.

DAY 3
Bartolome Island(departure) to Genovesa(arrival)

  • Total distance50 nm
  • Cruising speed14 knots
  • Total duration3 hours

HIGHLIGHTS

Scuba diving Snorkel by Darwin Bay and explore the nutrient-rich waters – do not miss the chance to discover sea lions, sea turtles, manta rays and numerous shark species especially the hammerhead shark.

Wildlife viewing Follow the Prince Philip’s Steps in order to find an abundance of bird colonies including blue-footed boobies, storm petrels, swallow-tailed gulls, and Galapagos mockingbirds.

DAY 4
Genovesa(departure) to Tagus Cove(arrival)

  • Total distance110 nm
  • Cruising speed14 knots
  • Total duration8 hours

HIGHLIGHTS

Cultural sightseeing Observe the graffiti writing which was left by the US Navy during the mid-1900s.

Hiking Hike to the top of the island and get a view of the breathtaking Darwin Lake, the rim of a crater filled with salt water.

DAY 5
Tagus Cove(departure) to Floreana(arrival)

  • Total distance110 nm
  • Cruising speed14 knots
  • Total duration8 hours

HIGHLIGHTS

Cultural sightseeing Pay a trip to Post Office Bay and discover the site where whalers used to use as an informal post office to send their letters back home.

Scuba diving Snorkel at the Devil’s Crown, a volcanic crater that has been eroded away by the waves, with a few rocky spikes protruding above the water in a semicircular pattern. Coral reefs, sea lions, tiger snake eels, rays, and an abundance of fish and sharks can b

Wildlife viewing Visit Cormorant Point with the two contrasting beaches and watch a large variety of shorebirds such as Galapagos flamingos, pintail ducks, stilts, large-billed flycatches, finches and more!

DAY 6
Floreana(departure) to Gordon Rocks(arrival)

  • Total distance60 nm
  • Cruising speed14 knots
  • Total duration4 hours

HIGHLIGHTS

Scuba diving Considered as one of the best places for diving in the central islands, Gordon Rocks is an extinct volcano with a 32 meters sandy bottom and a wall drop outside of the rock. To dive in Gordon Rock you need at least 25 logged Dives.

Wildlife viewing Scalloped hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, large schools of barracudas, giant manta rays, and the most rare mola mola or sun fish can be found in this area.

DAY 7
Gordon Rocks(departure) to Isla Espanola(arrival)

  • Total distance53 nm
  • Cruising speed14 knots
  • Total duration4 hours

HIGHLIGHTS

Scuba diving Snorkel through the crystal clear waters where you might find large colourful tropical fish, playful sea lions, manta rays, reef sharks as well as a few underwater caves filled with wildlife.

Wildlife viewing Look for the endemic green and red iguanas, as well as the nested waved albatross.

DAY 8
Isla Espanola(departure) to Baltra(arrival)

  • Total distance70 nm
  • Cruising speed14 knots
  • Total duration5 hours

HIGHLIGHTS

Hotel Stay at the Finch Bay Eco Hotel, the 2014 winner of South America’s leading green hotels

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