Thursday: AM Baltra Island: Airport / PM Santa Fe Island: Santa Fe Island
Friday: AM Española Island: Suarez Point / PM Española Island: Gardner Bay, Osborn Islet
Saturday: AM San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center, Galapaguera / PM San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island / Kicker Rock
Sunday: AM San Cristobal Island: Pitt Point / PM San Cristobal Island: Witch Hill
Monday: AM Floreana Island: Post Office Bay / PM Floreana Island: Cormorant Point / Devil´s Crown
Tuesday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove / Airport
Assistance will be provided upon your arrival by An Ocean Spray representative after passing through immigration and baggage claim. When ready, you will be transferred to the yacht. You will then be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before the welcome briefing and lunch.
Santa Fe Island
Santa Fe Island is home to the unique Santa Fe land iguana and is the only place to find Opuntia cactus. Giant tortoises were once native to this island but after the many years of pirates and buccaneers visiting the island and taking the tortoises aboard as food, they became extinct. The Island is also called Barrington Island, named after British Admiral Samuel Barrington. Large numbers of sea lions can be found on the landing beach and Galapagos hawks can also sometimes be seen.
This is a phenomenal site where you will get to see many of Española Island’s endemic species. The trail will pass by the only Waved Albatross breeding site. If you are lucky you might see a young albatross take off for its first flight for up to five years at sea. Older birds stay at sea for months at a time, only coming back to breed. They have the same mate for life and will meet each other each year, only here to reproduce. Other species that can be seen are marine iguanas that stay brightly colored year round, Galapagos doves, Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic birds, and Darwin finches.
Gardner Bay / Osborn Islet (Española Island)
Visit one of the best beaches in the Galapagos. The white sandy beach is home to a large colony of friendly and playful sea lions. Three different types of finches can be seen. The Espanola Mockingbird is very friendly, but probably looking for food. At one point in time, tourists must have given it water or food, which taught them bad habits. The site is also where green sea turtles will come to nest their eggs between January and March.
Interpretation Center / Galapaguera (San Cristobal Island)
The Interpretation Center has been open to the public since 1998 and offers extensive information about the history of Galapagos, all ecosystems, geology, and flora and fauna. Giant tortoises are also bred here by the center and roam about in a semi-natural habitat created by the centers employees. Within the center are meeting rooms, interpretational panels, auditoriums, exhibits, and much more. We will now transfer you to your scheduled departure from San Cristobal Airport to mainland Ecuador.
Lobos Island / Kicker Rock (San Cristobal Island)
Lobos Island is an islet about an hour away from San Cristobal. Blue-footed boobies will nest here seasonally. In recent years frigate birds have begun to nest here. Sea lions are abundant, as well as marine iguanas. It is a very calm and tranquil site with beautiful views, including Kicker Rock off in the distance.
Kicker rock or León Dormido as it is called in Spanish is a huge structure formed of two eroded volcanic cones that tower over the sea at about 104 meters and sits in the middle of the open water. It is one of the most well-known landmarks in Galapagos with many popular sea birds that surround the area. This is also perhaps one of the best sites in the Galapagos see incredible underwater life.
Pitt Point (San Cristobal Island)
Pitt point on San Cristobal is on the easternmost side of the Galapagos Islands. It’s also one of the only places that red-footed boobies, blue-footed boobies, and Nazca’s can be found all at the same place. The visitor site is interested as the formations of old volcanic rock are profoundly unique and the hike to the top of the site provides incredible views of the surrounding area.
Witch Hill (San Cristobal Island)
This is home to a popular beach in the Galapagos with powdery white sand and turquiose waters that are a joy to swim in and snorkel spotting the tropical fish benauth the surface. The occasional sea lion may stop by to swim with you or you’ll find them snoozing on the shore. On a panga ride you can explore the many crevices in the eroding rocks, leaving you in awe of the sheer power of erosion.
Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
A completely human influential site, Post Office Bay is the first official post office created by passing whalers in the 1700’s. To this day visitors continue the tradition as many leave addressed messages on post cards in the barrel to be sent by future visitors while picking up post cards left behind by previous visitors to send when they return home. It is a fun exchangeable activity many visitors enjoy.
Cormorant Point / Devil´s Crown (Floreana Island)
Devil’s Crown is a visitor site that boasts the best snorkeling opportunities. Below the surface are amazing volcanic structures that have submerged over time. Hundreds of different colorful fish species can be found here among the coral reefs. Sharks, rays, sea turtles, hammer head sharks and sea lions are also common visitors. It is an underwater spectacle that cannot be missed.
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island)
Black Turtle Cove is located on the north side of Santa Cruz Island and is only accessible by boat and with a guide. This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life, attracting the vulnerable juveniles of many species. Below the surface of the water, you can see both black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, golden cow-nose rays, spotted eagle rays, and an occasional hammerhead shark. Pelicans and Boobies hunt here, diving gracefully into the water.
Baltra Airport (Baltra Island)
We will now transfer you to your scheduled departure from Baltra Airport to mainland Ecuador.
- Discount for children under 12 years old (1 child per 2 adults)
- Single supplement applies
- Children must be at least 7 years old to participate in the tour.
- All prices are per person, based on a double occupancy
- Itineraries and activities are subject to change without prior notice depending on weather conditions, water currents, and sea conditions.
- The wildlife described is not guaranteed to be seen during your visit.
- Please remember to respect your distance between any and all wildlife.
- Please stay on marked trails and heed the directions of your Naturalist Guide.
Staterooms $ 4995.00
**During high season like Spring Break, Easter, Christmas and New Year there is a charge of US$ 275 per person. No Discounts apply, single supplement 100%, No children discounts.
The rate includes:
- All shore excursions
- All meals throughout the cruise
- Regular soft drinks and juices
- Champagne reception
- Welcome courtesy
- Galapagos National Park certified Guide
- Use of snorkeling gear and wetsuits
- Roundtrip airfare to Galapagos.*
- Galapagos National Park entrance Fee $100.*
- Galapagos Transit Control Card $20.*
- Tips to crew
- Alcoholic beverages
- Plastic bottled beverages
*Subject to change