Golondrina Yacht
(Capacity: 16 passengers)

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Deck Plan

Upper Deck

Main Deck

Lower Deck

The Golondrina Yacht
welcomes you on board

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The Golondrina is a spacious and comfortable motor yacht that accommodates 16 passengers in 8 comfortable double cabins, all furnished and equipped to provide guests a relaxing cruise in the Galapagos Islands. The Golondrina welcomes you aboard and invites you to discover the unique animal’s pristine habitat and lush flora and fauna of the Galapagos Archipelago.

Gallery

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Itineraries

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Cruise: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Tuesday to Friday

Tuesday: AM Baltra Island: Airport / PM Santa Cruz Island: Hacienda Primicias
Wednesday: AM Isabela Island: Tintoreras / PM Isabela Island: Breeding Center Arnaldo Tupiza, Humedales, Wall of tears
Thursday: AM Rabida Island / PM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
Friday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove / Airport

Tuesday

Baltra Island Airport
Home to Galapagos’ main airport, this will be the starting point of your experience aboard the best tour of the Galapagos Islands. A bilingual guide will meet you at the airport and assist you during the transfer on board the Golondrina. Welcome Ceremony, briefing session.

Hacienda Primicias (Santa Cruz Island)
On the very first stop, you’ll be able to see the staple and namesake of the Islands: the Giant Tortoise, these gentle creatures are easily spotted gracing through the foliage or resting. Harder to spot but equally fascinating, the many birds that reside in the Galapagos are literal descendants of the Andean Plateau species; endemic sub-species of Mockingbirds, Flycatchers, Cattle Egrets and Finches can be seen throughout the Ranch.

Wednesday

Tintoreras (Isabela Island)
Located South of Port Villamil, Tintoreras has a tranquil turquoise-water bay where a variety of marine life can be seen: sea turtles, iguanas, and sea lions are almost a guaranteed spot. The bay is connected to a shallow fissure, when the tide is low the entrance is cut off and sharks and stingrays can be found swimming within. Lunch on board.

Breeding Center Arnaldo Tupiza, Humedales, Wall of tears (Isabela Island)
Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, the population of giant tortoises of the island is maintained through their bred-in-captivity program.

Wetlands, this area is known for its sandy beaches, rocky coastline and its mangroves. A series of trails allow tourists to closely observe the four species of mangrove that can be found in the Galapagos, as well as Great Blue Herons, Galapagos Hawks, Lava Herlons, Striated Herons, Lava Gulls and many other bird species 30 minute hike.

Wall of tears, a solemn reminder. The wall was built between 1946 and 1959, while the island was a penal colony. Inmates were forced to erect the wall with large blocks of volcanic rocks. The wall is called so because of the many inmates that died building it.

Thursday

Rábida Island
After breakfast disembark (wet landing) in 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 sandy beach and after an easy hike (1 km aprox) will arrive to a stunning lookout to enjoy the amazing landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance, such as nine varieties of finches, Large-billed Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Lunch on board.

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island)
After lunch, dry landing at a dock, the walk takes you to a hypersalinic (saltier than the ocean) lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. There is a short walk to the hill, which rewards with a great view of the bay and a nesting site of land iguanas. Many of the Iguanas that nest here have been repatriated by the Charles Darwin Research Station. Dinner and briefing for next day.

Friday

Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island) /Airport
No landing, dinghy (panga) tour of the site; near Baltra. An extraordinary beautiful experience you’ll get a chance to see Black Sea Turtles in the clear water below, as the dinghy cuts the engine and the operators row you along the mangrove-laden shoreline, discover hidden lagoons while keeping an eye out for the diverse bird and sea life variety.

After the cove, you’ll do your final transfer to Baltra Airport by bus.

Rates: From $1222.00

Cruise B: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Friday to Tuesday

Friday: AM Baltra Island: Airport / PM Mosquera Islet
Saturday: AM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point / PM Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point
Sunday: AM Isabela Island: Urbina Bay / PM Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
Monday: AM Santiago Island: Egas Port / PM Chinese Hat Islet
Tuesday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station / Airport

Friday

Baltra Island Airport
Home to Galapagos’ main airport, this will be the starting point of your experience aboard the best tour of the Galapagos Islands. A bilingual guide will meet you at the airport and assist you during the transfer onboard the Golondrina. Welcome Ceremony, briefing session.

Mosquera Islet
Wet landing. Situated between Northern Seymour and Baltra, its distinctive flat geography sets her apart from the rest of islands. A long strip of white sand, rocks and tide pools, Mosquera Islet is an excellent diving and snorkeling site where you can enjoy the local fauna without crowds of tourists to distract you.

Saturday

Vicente Roca Point (Isabela Island)
Dinghy (panga) ride through this spectacular bay where sea horses, penguins, rays, sea turtles, globefish, blue footed Bobbies and the fascinating sunfish are commonly found. Lunch onboard.

Espinosa Point (Fernandina Island)
Dry landing. Hour and a half hike through sandy and/or rocky trail that’ll take you through iguana nesting grounds (nesting season January-June). During the hike you’ll be able to see lava flows, penguins, pelicans, lava cacti, and a colony of cormorants. Snorkeling on the beach before heading back onboard.

Sunday

Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
Wet landing on Urbina Bay. Kilometer-long, 2-hour-long hike through sandy and/or rocky trail were you can find coral reefs and seashells above water. You’ll also observe a large land iguana colony, Darwin finches, giant tortoises, (between June-September) and non-flying cormorants. Snorkeling on the beach before heading back onboard for lunch.

Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
Dry landing. During the 1800’s this place was a port where whalers would dock and write the names of their vessels on the walls of a cave. The visit begins on the shore, up a wooden ladder and onto a trail that’ll take you through a forest of Palo Santo trees and arrive at Darwin Lake, a salt water lake inside an extinct volcanic crater.

We’ll hike around the lake, through the site’s characteristically dry vegetation, so we can get a panoramic view of the Darwin and Wolf Volcanoes (2-hour-hike, begins at sea-level and getting up to 50m above sea-level). After the hike, a dinghy (panga) ride along the shoreline will offer a chance to observe penguins, cormorants, bobbies, pelicans and sally crabs. Snorkeling on the beach before heading back onboard.

Monday

Egas Port (Santiago Island)
Wet landing on the dark sand beach of James Bay. 1½ hour hike on rocky terrain onto the Salt Crater were you can find Darwin finches, Galapagos hawks, marine iguanas, sally crabs, seals and sea lions. Snorkeling on the beach before heading back onboard.

Chinese Hat Islet
Wet landing onto a rocky-terrain trail. 30 minute hike that’ll take you through lava rock formations, you’ll see the lava cacti and the Galapagos Sesuvium. Snorkeling on the beach before heading back onboard.

Tuesday

Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island) / Airport
After breakfast, walk for about 20 minutes to the Charles Darwin Station, to observe the Galapagos giant turtles breading. The Darwin Station is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959.

After this visit transfer to Baltra Airport by bus for your return flight to Guayaquil. This is the end of the trip.

Rates: From $1520.00

Cruise C: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Friday to Friday

Friday: AM Baltra Island: Airport / PM Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach
Saturday: AM Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s Steps / PM Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
Sunday: AM Bartolomé Island: Pinnacle Rock / PM Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
Monday: AM South Plaza Island / PM Santa Fe Island
Tuesday: AM San Cristobal Island: Kicker Rock, Witch Hill / PM San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island
Wednesday: AM Española Island: Suarez Point / PM Española Island: Gardner Islet, Gardner Bay
Thursday: Floreana Island: Cormorant Point, Devil´s Crown / PM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station
Friday: AM North Seymour Island / Airport

Friday

Baltra Island Airport
Home to Galapagos’ main airport, this will be the starting point of your experience aboard the best tour of the Galapagos Islands. A bilingual guide will meet you at the airport and assist you during the transfer onboard Golondrina Cruise. Welcome Ceremony, briefing session.

Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island)
Wet landing on the North coast of Santa Cruz. One of the main nesting grounds for sea turtles of the entire archipelago, its clear waters are a perfect invitation to go swimming before heading back onboard.

Saturday

Prince Phillip´s Steps (Genovesa Island)
Dry landing. Also known as the Prince Phillip Steps (after the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit in 1964), “The Cliff” is a flat lava rock formation that can be easily accessed by a wooden ladder and provides an amazing view of the surrounding habitat; you’ll find red-footed bobbies, swallow-tailed gulls, the Galapagos dove and many other species among the Palo Santo trees and lava cacti during the 2-kilometer walk. Lunch onboard.

Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)
This enormous bay dominates the Island and just like Prince Phillip’s Steps is home to colonies of frigates and a great variety of marine life.

Sunday

Pinnacle Rock (Bartolome Island)
Dry and Wet landings. This island features distinctive lava formations and ash-cones, as well as a 375-step wooden ladder that takes you 114 meter above sea level to the top of the volcano were a spectacular view of the bays below awaits you. The prominent “Pinnacle Rock” is located on this island and is one of the most visited sites in Galapagos.

Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)
An amazing diving spot with white sand beaches where you can share the water with penguins and sea lions.

Monday

South Plaza Island
Dry landing. This tiny cliff-bounded island was formed out of lava and now is covered by the Opuntia cacti. Resting place of one of the biggest sea-lion colonies in the Galapagos, as well yellow and red-land iguanas, Plaza Sur also holds numerous species of birds. During the 2½ kilometer walk on the island you’ll notice the its most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium. A low, round-leafed bush that changes colors from green to yellow as rain becomes more scare during the months of April and May; and becomes bright red in the late part of June, until the end of dry season in January. Lunch onboard.

Santa Fe Island
Wet landing. Snorkel and swim with sea lions in the turquoise waters of Santa Fe after taking a trail through a forest of giant cacti and Palo Santo trees where you’ll spot dozens of swallow-tailed gulls, petrels, and lava gulls.

Tuesday

Kicker Rock, Witch Hill (San Cristobal Island)
Kicker Rock is a gigantic lava rock that sticks out of the Pacific Ocean’s surface. The volcanic formation is split into two, forming a small channel between the two sections and creating a surreal diving spot or an exciting dinghy (panga) ride. The rock is frequented by an array of seafaring birds, but the real attraction of the “Sleeping Lion”, as it’s called in Spanish, is the marine life: spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos sharks, and hammerhead sharks are usual visitors to Kicker Rock.

Witch Hill is an eroded hill of lava surrounded by coral reef that locals used to frequent to get salt, for food preservation. Witch’s Hill is no longer exploited for salt, but home of two salt-tolerant species of plants as well as blue and red footed bobbies, rays and sea turtles. Lunch on board.

Lobos Island (San Cristobal Island)
Named after the German geologist, Theodor Wolf, this island offers no landing site and is mainly frequented by master divers, the cold currents attract the rarer sea life and create a truly unique snorkeling / diving experience.

Wednesday

Suarez Point (Española Island)
Dry landing. A congregation place for the blue footed and masked bobbies, Darwin finches, Galapagos doves, and from April to June the albatrosses make this part of Española their nesting grounds. Take the 3 kilometer trail and visit the colonies of sea lions and marine iguanas at the blowhole known as “El Soplador” (the blower) that sprays water around 75 feet (25m) into the air.

Gardner Islet, Gardner Bay (Española Island)
Wet landing at Gardner Bay; located on the east side of Española, this spot is the nesting ground for almost all the Galapagos albatross in the world; some 12 thousand albatross-couples visit the bay every year. After a 45 minute dinghy (panga) ride, you’ll arrive at a white-sand beach populated by the usual colony of sea lions. Excellent for snorkeling.

Gardner Islet offers a magical landscape both above and beneath the water surface. Many small fish can be seen while snorkeling around the site as well as sea urchins and stars.

Thursday

Cormorant Point, Devil´s Crown (Floreana Island)
Wet Landing at Cormorant Point; this site holds a large lagoon where flamingos come to feed. The green sanded beach owes its color to the olivine crystals present in the soil and it is the perfect texture for the sea turtles to lay their eggs during their breeding season from December to May.

No landing at Devil´s Crown; this wave-eroded volcanic crater surrounded by coral reef creates an impressive underwater landscape where you’ll be able to find schools of colorful fish, sharks and sea turtles.

Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
The Darwin Station is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959. This visit offers an excellent introduction to the Islands, their origin and their formation. Learn about the Galapagos giant turtles breeding. Dinner and briefing for next day.

Friday

North Seymour Island / Airport
Wet landing; Seymour Island is famous for being a gathering spot for blue footed bobbies, frigates, swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas and sea lions. The island’s vegetation is dominated by the Palo Santo tree and the climate is typically arid.

After the visit, transfer over the Baltra Airport and flight back to mainland.

Rates: From $2416.00

Cruise D: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Friday to Friday

Friday: AM Baltra Island: Airport / PM Mosquera Islet
Saturday: AM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point / PM Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point
Sunday: AM Isabela Island: Urbina Bay / PM Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
Monday: AM Santiago Island: Egas Port / PM Chinese Hat Islet
Tuesday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station / PM Santa Cruz Island: Hacienda Primicias
Wednesday: AM Isabela Island: Tintoreras / PM Isabela Island: Breeding Center Arnaldo Tupiza, Humedales, Wall of tears
Thursday: AM Rabida Island / PM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
Friday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove / Airport

Friday

Baltra Island Airport
Home to Galapagos’ main airport, this will be the starting point of your experience aboard the best tour of the Galapagos Islands. A bilingual guide will meet you at the airport and assist you during the transfer onboard the Golondrina. Welcome Ceremony, briefing session.

Mosquera Islet
Wet landing. Situated between Northern Seymour and Baltra, its distinctive flat geography sets her apart from the rest of islands. A long strip of white sand, rocks and tide pools, Mosquera Islet is an excellent diving and snorkeling site where you can enjoy the local fauna without crowds of tourists to distract you.

Saturday

Vicente Roca Point (Isabela Island)
Dinghy (panga) ride through this spectacular bay where sea horses, penguins, rays, sea turtles, globefish, blue footed Bobbies and the fascinating sunfish are commonly found. Lunch onboard.

Espinosa Point (Fernandina Island)
Dry landing. Hour and a half hike through sandy and/or rocky trail that’ll take you through iguana nesting grounds (nesting season January-June). During the hike you’ll be able to see lava flows, penguins, pelicans, lava cacti, and a colony of cormorants. Snorkeling on the beach before heading back onboard.

Sunday

Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
Wet landing on Urbina Bay. Kilometer-long, 2-hour-long hike through sandy and/or rocky trail were you can find coral reefs and seashells above water. You’ll also observe a large land iguana colony, Darwin finches, giant tortoises, (between June-September) and non-flying cormorants. Snorkeling on the beach before heading back onboard for lunch.

Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
Dry landing. During the 1800’s this place was a port where whalers would dock and write the names of their vessels on the walls of a cave. The visit begins on the shore, up a wooden ladder and onto a trail that’ll take you through a forest of Palo Santo trees and arrive at Darwin Lake, a salt water lake inside an extinct volcanic crater.

We’ll hike around the lake, through the site’s characteristically dry vegetation, so we can get a panoramic view of the Darwin and Wolf Volcanoes (2-hour-hike, begins at sea-level and getting up to 50m above sea-level). After the hike, a dinghy (panga) ride along the shoreline will offer a chance to observe penguins, cormorants, bobbies, pelicans and sally crabs. Snorkeling on the beach before heading back onboard.

Monday

Egas Port (Santiago Island)
Wet landing on the dark sand beach of James Bay. 1½ hour hike on rocky terrain onto the Salt Crater were you can find Darwin finches, Galapagos hawks, marine iguanas, sally crabs, seals and sea lions. Snorkeling on the beach before heading back onboard.

Chinese Hat Islet
Wet landing onto a rocky-terrain trail. 30 minute hike that’ll take you through lava rock formations, you’ll see the lava cacti and the Galapagos Sesuvium. Snorkeling on the beach before heading back onboard.

Tuesday

Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
After breakfast, walk for about 20 mins. to the Charles Darwin Station, to observe the Galapagos giant turtles breading. The Darwin Station is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959.

Hacienda Primicias (Santa Cruz Island)
On the very first stop, you’ll be able to see the staple and namesake of the Islands: the Giant Tortoise, these gentle creatures are easily spotted gracing through the foliage or resting. Harder to spot but equally fascinating, the many birds that reside in the Galapagos are literal descendants of the Andean Plateau species; endemic sub-species of Mockingbirds, Flycatchers, Cattle Egrets and Finches can be seen throughout the Ranch.

Wednesday

Tintoreras (Isabela Island)
Located South of Port Villamil, Tintoreras has a tranquil turquoise-water bay where a variety of marine life can be seen: sea turtles, iguanas, and sea lions are almost a guaranteed spot. The bay is connected to a shallow fissure, when the tide is low the entrance is cut off and sharks and stingrays can be found swimming within. Lunch on board.

Breeding Center Arnaldo Tupiza, Humedales, Wall of tears (Isabela Island)
Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, the population of giant tortoises of the island is maintained through their bred-in-captivity program.

Wetlands, this area is known for its sandy beaches, rocky coastline and its mangroves. A series of trails allow tourists to closely observe the four species of mangrove that can be found in the Galapagos, as well as Great Blue Herons, Galapagos Hawks, Lava Herlons, Striated Herons, Lava Gulls and many other bird species 30 minute hike.

Wall of tears, a solemn reminder. The wall was built between 1946 and 1959, while the island was a penal colony. Inmates were forced to erect the wall with large blocks of volcanic rocks. The wall is called so because of the many inmates that died building it.

Thursday

Rábida Island
After breakfast disembark (wet landing) in 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 sandy beach and after an easy hike (1 km aprox) will arrive to a stunning lookout to enjoy the amazing landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance, such as nine varieties of finches, Large-billed Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Lunch on board.

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island)
After lunch, dry landing at a dock, the walk takes you to a hypersalinic (saltier than the ocean) lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. There is a short walk to the hill, which rewards with a great view of the bay and a nesting site of land iguanas. Many of the Iguanas that nest here have been repatriated by the Charles Darwin Research Station. Dinner and briefing for next day.

Friday

Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island) /Airport
No landing, dinghy (panga) tour of the site; near Baltra. An extraordinary beautiful experience you’ll get a chance to see Black Sea Turtles in the clear water below, as the dinghy cuts the engine and the operators row you along the mangrove-laden shoreline, discover hidden lagoons while keeping an eye out for the diverse bird and sea life variety.

After the cove, you’ll do your final transfer to Baltra Airport by bus.

Rates: From $2416.00

Cruise H: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Monday to Friday

Monday: AM Baltra Island: Airport / PM Santa Cruz Island: Tortuga Bay Beach
Tuesday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station / PM Santa Cruz Island: Hacienda Primicias
Wednesday: AM Isabela Island: Tintoreras / PM Isabela Island: Breeding Center Arnaldo Tupiza, Humedales, Wall of tears
Thursday: AM Rabida Island / PM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
Friday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove / Airport

Monday

Baltra Island Airport
Home to Galapagos’ main airport, this will be the starting point of your experience aboard the best tour of the Galapagos Islands. A bilingual guide will meet you at the airport and assist you during the transfer onboard the Golondrina. Welcome Ceremony, briefing session.

Tortuga Bay Beach (Santa Cruz Island)
After a 1½ Hour walk through the most inhabited island in Galapagos you’ll arrive at the white sands and turquoise waters of Tortuga Bay. One of the most beautiful beaches of the Galapagos, Tortuga Bay has actually two beaches to offer: a wave-pounding surf that’s frequented by local and international surfers; and a second beach where the ocean is calm and there are virtually no waves. After the visit at the beach you can enjoy the night life Tortuga Bay has to offer. Accommodation and dinner at Hotel Fernandina or similar.

Tuesday

Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
After breakfast, walk for about 20 mins. to the Charles Darwin Station, to observe the Galapagos giant turtles breading. The Darwin Station is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959.

Hacienda Primicias (Santa Cruz Island)
On the very first stop, you’ll be able to see the staple and namesake of the Islands: the Giant Tortoise, these gentle creatures are easily spotted gracing through the foliage or resting. Harder to spot but equally fascinating, the many birds that reside in the Galapagos are literal descendants of the Andean Plateau species; endemic sub-species of Mockingbirds, Flycatchers, Cattle Egrets and Finches can be seen throughout the Ranch.

Wednesday

Tintoreras (Isabela Island)
Located South of Port Villamil, Tintoreras has a tranquil turquoise-water bay where a variety of marine life can be seen: sea turtles, iguanas, and sea lions are almost a guaranteed spot. The bay is connected to a shallow fissure, when the tide is low the entrance is cut off and sharks and stingrays can be found swimming within. Lunch on board.

Breeding Center Arnaldo Tupiza, Humedales, Wall of tears (Isabela Island)
Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, the population of giant tortoises of the island is maintained through their bred-in-captivity program.

Wetlands, this area is known for its sandy beaches, rocky coastline and its mangroves. A series of trails allow tourists to closely observe the four species of mangrove that can be found in the Galapagos, as well as Great Blue Herons, Galapagos Hawks, Lava Herlons, Striated Herons, Lava Gulls and many other bird species 30 minute hike.

Wall of tears, a solemn reminder. The wall was built between 1946 and 1959, while the island was a penal colony. Inmates were forced to erect the wall with large blocks of volcanic rocks. The wall is called so because of the many inmates that died building it.

Thursday

Rábida Island
One of the more colorful and volcanically active islands of the archipelago, as well as an amazing diving site. We begin at the prominent Brown-Sanded Beach of Rabida, then a light ½ a mile hike to reach a lookout of breath-taking view. A paradise for birdwatchers, Flycatchers, Brown Pelicans, Galapagos Hawks, varieties of Finches and many other of the rarer species flock to Rabida. Wet landing, lunch onboard.

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island)
After docking, we’ll go behind the beach to reach a hyper-saline lagoon frequented by Flamingos, Wilson’s polvers, Black-bellied Ducks among others. The hike to Dragon Hill overviews the bay and takes you right into the Galapagos Land Iguana nesting grounds after which the site takes its name. Many of the iguanas nesting at Dragon Hill have been relocated here by the Charles Darwin Scientific Station.

Friday

Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island) / Airport
After breakfast a dinghy (panga) visit to Black Turtle Bay (Caleta Tortuga Negra). This is very close to Baltra. It is very special due to its lovely beach with sea lions and its clear, calm water. Black (Pacific Green) Turtles and many different types of birds can be seen feeding here as you are paddled around the beautiful lagoons hidden in the mangroves.

After this visit transfer to Baltra Airport by bus for your return flight to Guayaquil/Quito. This is the end of the trip.

Rates: From $1520.00

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Naturalist Bilingual Guide (English-Spanish).
  • All the detailed sites on the program (may change due to force majeure).
  • Snacks after visiting every site.
  • Unlimited drinking water, tea & coffee.
  • Airport-Dock, Airport-Itabaca shuttle service and vice versa (included only during operational dates).
  • Airfare to and from Galapagos.
  • If you don’t book the flight tickets with the cruise a USD $50 + TAX fee is applied per person. **When passengers book their own plane tickets they assume full responsibility of any and all delays and extra expenses that could or may appear (bus, dinghy, hotel or other fares) in order to reach the cruise on the first day and reach their flights back when the tour is over. Additionally, our operators will not modify any itinerary dates to accommodate transfer logistics.
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee USD $100.00 per person.
  • Snorkeling Equipment 5 Days: USD $25.00 per person – 8 Days: USD $35.00 per person.
  • Wetsuit 5 Days: USD $25.00 per person – 8 Days: USD $35.00 per person .
  • Tips, Souvenirs or other expenses.
  • 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.
  • Our rates and published fees and taxes may be affected by Govern-mandated increases on VAT or the cost of supplies.
  • SUPERIOR Cabin: USD $100.00 per person.
  • Fragata Upper Deck convertible twin beds.
  • Bilingual Guide for non-English-speakers USD $250 + VAT TAX (liable to change and availability).
  • SINGLE Cabin 80% rate.
  • 10% discount for kids under 5 years of age, liable to availability.
  • 10% Special Itinerary Fee.