7 days Itinerary MV Isabela II yacht - Galapagos cruise

7 days Itinerary MV Isabela II yacht - Galapagos cruise
An ambitious itinerary that includes serveral North , Central and Western Galapagos Islands for a wildlife packed week. The M/V Isabela II is an upmarket expedition style yacht for 48 people and has spacious indoor and outdoor social areas.

Day by day

Day 1 : San Cristobal Island: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno & Cerro Colorado

We arrive by plane at San Cristobal Island and transfer to Yacht Isabela II for cabin assignment, introductory briefing and lunch.

After lunch, we land back at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and drive 40 minutes to the island’s southern shore. At Cerro Colorado, we visit the breeding centre of the highly-endangered giant tortoises in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest, home to dozens of bird species and the endemic San Cristobal lava lizard.

 
Day 2 : Genovesa Island: Prince Philips Steps & Darwin Bay

Overnight, we navigate northbound to the incredible bird haven on Genovesa Island, crossing the equator on the way. The  morning starts with a panga ride along the cliffs of this dramatic island, followed by a dry landing with a steep climb (90 feet) up some stairs to reach a flat plateau. Along our walk, we can observe large colonies of Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, great frigatebirds and storm petrels. Coastal exploration along the cliffs (depending on weather conditions) will let us see more wildlife, including Galapagos fur seals. We can also enjoy snorkelling and kayaking.

In the afternoon, we land at Darwin Bay, its beach has an easy stroll observing hundreds of birds, mainly frigatebirds, red-footed and Nazca boobies, gulls, herons, finches and mockingbirds. There’s an optional walk over sharp lava and uneven terrain for dramatic views, or else we can return to the beach to enjoy snorkelling at this beautiful natural harbour.

 

Itinerary Map

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Highlights

The enchantment of Darwin Bay at Genovesa Island.
Amazing volcanic landscapes at Egas Port.
The marvels of evolution at Fernandina: penguins, marine iguanas and flightless cormorant.
Explore the life-filled ocean waters at Vicente Roca Point.
A fantastic hike around picturesque Dragon hill.
Panga ride or glass-bottom boat around Rabida.
Isabela II
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Departure dates

Start DateEnd DateItineraryDuration
2024-01-182024-01-235W6 days
2024-03-142024-03-195W6 days
2024-04-152024-04-205N6 days
2024-04-252024-04-305W6 days
2024-04-292024-05-045N6 days