8 days Galapagos islands luxury cruise Origin yacht Itinerary B

8 days Galapagos islands luxury cruise Origin yacht Itinerary B
Visit the major highlights of the Galapagos Islands on a complete 8 day adventure, including visits to iconic Genovesa, Fernandina and Isabela islands, a wildlife extravaganza putting guests in front of endemic animals like the Galapagos penguin, marine iguanas, giant tortoises, Darwin's finches. Snorkeling is also a highlight allowing guests to swim with turtles, sea lions, rays and reef sharks. The Origin is a Galápagos purpose built yacht and the only to hold the Relais Chateaux recognition.

Day by day

Day 1 : San Cristobal Island: La Galapaguera

Fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (SCY) on San Cristobal Island, and transfer by bus then Zodiac to the Origin anchored in the bay.  After a welcome briefing and safety drill, a delicious buffet lunch is served on board. In the afternoon, travel to Cerro Colorado to visit Centro de Crianza Jacinto Gordillo (La Galapaguera) where the national park has established a breeding program for giant tortoises in their natural habitat.  At the visitor center, learn about the origin and evolution of tortoises, as well as threats from introduced animals. Along the trail, watch for the San Cristobal mockingbird and Calandrinia plant, both endemic to this island.  Return to the Origin for a briefing followed by our Captain’s welcome cocktail party and dinner prepared by our chefs.


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

Spend the entire day on Genovesa(TOWER) Island, one of the most spectacular places in Galapagos for bird species. Land at Prince Philip’s Steps, where red-footed boobies nest in palo santo trees,  Nazca boobies nest near the trail, and storm petrels gather in large numbers in an open lava field.  With luck, you may see the elusive short-eared owl.  Return to the ORIGIN for a BBQ lunch on the sun deck. Chose to paddle from a kayak or stand-up paddle board and explore the cliffs. Look for the red-billed tropic bird hiding in the crevices or snorkel in deeper water from the Zodiac.  Land at Darwin Bay, a coral sand beach where swallow-tailed and lava gulls gather near the tide pools. Enter a forest of Optuntia cactus and mangroves where colonies of great frigatebirds nest, the males inflating their red-throated pouches to attract females as they fly overhead.   Chose to relax on the beach or swim with sea lions in these northern warmer waters. Return to the yacht for a briefing followed by dinner and an evening full of stars.


 

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Highlights

See protected Tortoises in semi-wild state at Galapaguera in San Cristobal Highlands.
The enchantment of Darwin Bay at Genovesa Island.
Charming pink flamingos and land-iguanas at white-sand Bachas Beach.
Explore the live-filled ocean waters at Vicente Roca Point.
The marvels of evolution at Fernandina: penguins, marine iguanas and flightless cormorant.
See different Darwin’s Finch species at Rabida Island.
Relevant visit to create conservancy conscience at Charles Darwin Station.
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