Galapagos West Islands 6 days cruise Itinerary on board Ocean Spray

Galapagos West Islands 6 days cruise Itinerary on board Ocean Spray
A liveaboard trip into the mystical western islands of the Galapagos, every evening watch a different sunset and every morning awaken to a new bay leading to natural wonders. This program will show you the younger islands of this volcanic archipelago, an area where equatorial Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants and marine iguanas dwell and continue to adapt to their challenging and evolving habitat. Both Fernandina and the west side of Isabela Island are still volcanically active and have produced lava flows just lately in 2020. Snorkeling in the area is also exhiliarating as you swim alongside baracuda, sea turtles, port jackson sharks, cormorants, iguanas and penguins. The Ocean Spray is a fully equiped luxury vessel with all necessary comforts to enjoy 5 nights on board.

Day by day

Day 1 : Arrival & Chinese Hat Islet

Chinese Hat is a small island is located in the central area of Galapagos, just of the south eastern tip of Santiago Island. It is named after its unique cone hat looking shape formed from volcanic activity many years ago. The visit offers rare, up close viewing of Galapagos wildlife and well preserved remnants of fragile volcanic rock that can’t be found in such a unique condition anywhere else. The islet is home to a colony of sea lions on the white coral sand beach.

Day 2 : Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point & Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point

Isabela Island is the largest of all the Galapagos Islands, about 120 km long, and is peculiarly shaped like a sea-horse! It is one of the few  islands that are populated. The last census that was taken estimated about 2,200 people living on the Southern part of the Island. The island was formed by 6 different shield volcanoes from North to South that erupted continuously, eventually joining together to form on entire land mass. Of all the islands in the archipelago, Isabela is the most active with the latest eruption coming from Wolf Volcano in May of 2015. There are lots of unique wildlife on Isabela such as the pink iguana, and more wild tortoises than any other island with a different type of species near each of the 6 volcanoes.

On Vicente Roca Point the geological formations are simply outstanding and it is a great place to view various bird species such as blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, gulls, storm petrels, and brown noddy terns. Activities here are all done on the water by either dinghy or panga, or snorkeling. On this western part of the island the Cromwell Current provides cold water and many nutrients. Due to this it is possible to see various feeding frenzies of an assortment of animals such as whales, dolphins, sea lions, and marine birds diving. At times it may also be likely to see fur seals.

In Fernandina Island, no foreign species have ever invaded it and therefore it is one of the world’s most pristine island ecosystems. It is one of the most active islands and is the westernmost island in the archipelago. The volcano “La Cumbre” dominates the landscape with lava fields reaching the ocean. The Cromwell Current also flows on the west making the cold and nutrient-rich water an ideal habitat for the Galapagos Penguin and Flightless Cormorant that nests here.


Itinerary Map

Punta Moreno | Frigate | Galapagos Islands
Bahía Tortuga | Sea turtle | Galapagos Islands
Bahía Elizabeth | Marine turtle | Galapagos Islands


Scheduled visits and activities with a professional bilingual guide
All meals on board, snacks, purified water, tea and coffee
Accommodation in standard cabin / suite (with balcony where applicable) with private bathroom and air conditioning
Snorkeling equipment (mask, lenses, fins), sea-kayaks, wet-suits (some boats)
Assistance at the Airport and 24/7 during the trip

Does not include

Air tickets to / from Galapagos from / to Quito, Guayaquil or combined route
Entrance to the Galapagos National Park US $ 100 p.p. (cash in the Islands)
Galapagos Control Card US $ 20 p.p. (at the airport before check-in)
Soft and alcoholic drinks on board; personal expenses, extras and tips guide and crew (cash)
Travel insurance with medical, cancellation and other unforeseen coverage
Other services in Continental Ecuador and not specified in the program


Enjoy the hidden bays and many islets that sprinkle the west side of Isabela with nesting boobies and mating sea turtles
Walk on lava as you cross the an Island that has the form of a Chinese hat for the possibility to view marine iguanas and lava lizards
Visit the cliffs on the small South Plazas island and observe thousands of sea birds fluttering in and out of their nests
Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz island, walk through an escalesia tree forest and encounter the giant tortoise in their natural habitat
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