8 Days A Southern & Central Cruise

Day 1: Baltra Island & Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach

Bachas Beach

Las Bachas, a swimming beach is located on Santa Cruz's north shore. You can see a floating pier here, one of the few vestiges of U.S. World War II in the Galapagos. There are whimbrels, Sally Lightfoot crabs and hermit crabs to be seen. You may also see sea turtles nesting on the beach.
Day 2: Bartolome Island & Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Bartolome Island

Bartholomew is the home of Pinnacle Rock. It's an extinct volcano that has a variety red, orange and black volcanic formations. The summit of the volcano is reached via a trail of stairs that offers one of the most spectacular views of the islands. This beach is ideal for snorkeling, and you may be able to spot the Galapagos penguin.

Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Coral beach landings lead you to a lava field that stretches as far as the eye can view. For signs of plant life, hunt and peck the two types of lava pahoehoe or 'a'a that have emerged in the 100 years since the last volcanic eruption. It's a truly incredible volcanic experience...up close!
Day 3: Isabela Island: Punta Moreno & Elizabeth Bay

Moreno Point

Moreno Point can be found on the west coast Isabela Island's Isabela Island near Elizabeth Bay. A dinghy ride along the stunning rocky shores, or a hike through lava rock leading you to tide pools and mangroves is a great way to see a variety of birds. You can spot white-tip sharks and green sea turtles in the tide pools.

Elizabeth Bay

Elizabeth Bay can be found on the east coast off Isabela Island. Many islets can be accessed by dinghy. On the rocks are spotted blue-footed and penguins. The area is ideal for snorkeling, viewing schools of colorful fish and sea lions, as well as seeing sharks.
Day 4: Fernandina Island & Isabela Island: Mangle Point & Urbina Bay

Isabela Island: Mangle Point

Mangle Point is a great place to see the incredible wildlife and views on Fernandina Island's Coast. You can snorkel to your heart's content at this small inlet along Fernandina Island's coast. Here you can also see curious penguins and playful sea lions. Also, get a glimpse of the home of flightless cormorants.

Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

This bay is located on the island's northwestern coast and consists of two distinct coves. It has spectacular sea life. Here you might see seahorses and sea turtles as well as the fascinating Mola mola (sunfish). This bay is ideal for snorkeling and diving.

Day 5: Fernandina Island & Isabela Island: Espinosa Point & Vicente Roca Point

Isabela Island: Espinosa Point

This new site is located in the northeastern part of San Cristobal Island. It can be reached by car in approximately one hour from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The Breeding Center will allow you to observe hatchling turtles, from their birth to 120 days after their maturity.

Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point

This bay is located on the island's north coast and consists of two distinct coves. It has spectacular sea life. Here you might see seahorses and sea turtles as well as the fascinating Mola mola (sunfish). This bay is ideal for snorkeling and diving.

Day 6: Santiago Island: Egas Port, Espumilla Beach & Buccaneer Cove

Egas Port

Egas Port, also known as James Bay is home to the Galapagos Hawks and Galapagos Lava Lizards. This trail leads to beautiful tide pools and grottoes filled with fauna. The sun shines on the Galapagos fur sea-lions. This area is great for snorkeling.

Espumilla Beach and Buccaneer Cove

Espumilla Beach is home to many marine iguanas as well as Sally Lightfoot crabs. The hunting herons perform the dance of predator-prey on the crabs. Snorkeling is highly recommended due to the abundance of marine life, including moray eels and sharks.

Buccaneer Cove is testament to the fact Santiago Island was once home to British buccaneers. The protected bay was used by the pirates to repair and stockpile tortoise meat, among other things. It is a stunning sight to see the steep cliffs where hundreds of seabirds perch on the red sand beach.

Day 7: Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay

El Barranco

El Barranco's steep and rocky paths lead up to a high, dramatic cliff-face. From here, you can enjoy a stunning view. You will also find palo santo plants, red-footed boobies and short-eared lava owls at this site. Galapagos swallows and Galapagos doves can also be found here.

Darwin Bay

A half-mile trail (0.5km) leads to this white sand coral beach. It winds through mangroves full of land birds. Here you can find red-footed and swallow-tailed birds, as well as Nazca boobies. Further along the path, you will find tidal swimming pools where sea-lions play. The end of the path offers a stunning view from a cliff.

Day 8: North Seymour Island & Transfer out

North Seymour Island is home to magnificent frigatebirds, blue-footed bobies, and Galapagos sea Lions. Submarine lava and sediment layers formed the island. These sediments were then uplifted by tectonic activities. It is known for its dry vegetation zone.


  • All excursions
  • All transfers in the islands
  • All meals throughout cruise
  • Onboard internet service
  • Bilingual National Park Guide
  • Wetsuits, Snorkeling, Kayaks & Standup paddle board
  • Soft drinks
  • Non-premium alcoholic drinks
  • Safety Box, hair dryer
  • Underwater camera
  • Binoculars (Premium Suites only)

Not Included

  • Mainland-Galapagos-Mainland airfare
  • Premium alcoholic drinks
  • Travel / medical insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses


  • Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, whimbrels, sea turtles.
  • Variety of lava formations and landscapes, pahoehoe lava which is found primarily in Hawai’i and the Galapagos islands, ‘a’a lava, and pristine coral sand beach.
  • Land iguanas, sea lion colony, Audubon’s shearwaters, swallow-tailed gulls, Nazca boobies, amazing landscape with cliffs.
  • Beautiful rock formations, sea lions, shore birds, finches and mockingbirds; snorkeling: nice tropical fish, anemones, sponge coral.
  • Giant tortoises in captivity, snorkeling with sea lions, land and sea birds, blue-footed boobies, hatchling turles.