Enchanted Galapagos Southern Islands Cruise

Exploring the Galapagos Islands aboard a cozy Catamaran provides one of the finest means to relish the splendors of the archipelago, particularly when exploring the Southern Islands of Española and Floreana. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to visit the most splendid attractions on San Cristobal Island, all within the span of a brief yet rewarding 5-day first-class cruise experience!

Day 1: San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center

San Cristobal Island Interpretation Center

The guide and crew are waiting for you at the airport if arriving from Quito. Pay $100 per person. Entrance to National Park. After that, you'll be transferred to Seaman Journey to check in and then to your cabin. Lunch onboard before the afternoon visit.

PM: Interpretation Center

The Charles Darwin Center has 1960s-era buildings, but this interpretation center is a lush garden with stunning views of the ocean. The interpretation center is a great place to learn about geological history, human history and conservation. The oldest Natural History Museum in the Galapagos Islands, this museum tries to protect the natural beauty of the island.

Day 2: San Cristobal Island: Galapaguera & Cerro Brujo

AM: Galapaguera

The Galapaguera is an ideal place for observing Galapagos Tortoises. San Cristobal Island has endemic species like the Mockingbird Nesomimus melanotis (Microlophus Bivittatus), Chatham Leaf Toed Geckos (Phyllodactylus Leei), and tortoises. The beach, which is very large and serves as a breeding zone for the marine tortoises, allows you to see all of these species. It is not uncommon to see the tracks of female tortoises who have scaled the dunes in order to lay their eggs between January and May.

PM: Cerro Brujo

Cerro Brujo has a white, coral-like beach. You can watch sea lions and birds while swimming. Charles Darwin walked the first time on this coast in 1835. You can find seabirds such as blue-footed and Nazca boobies, herons frigate birds, shore birds, etc. in this lava landscape. It is popular for swimming and observing young tortoises in the protected bay.

Fishermen used the pools of salty water that were hidden behind the dunes to store food and preserve it for locals. You can see the Chatham Mockingbird, and San Cristobal Lava Lizard. Both species are endemic and only found on the island.

You can also find an endemic species of bird called the Pajaro Brujo, which is a small, solitary bird that lives on San Cristobal Island. You can see species such as the carob tree and candelabrum trees. Cerro Brujo is located on the northern coast of Isla San Cristobal. It's a beautiful and relaxing place.

Day 3: Española Island: Gardner Bay & Suarez Point

AM Gardner Bay

Gardner Bay is located on Hood's north-eastern coastline. This beach is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. You can also see sea lions. We can see sharks swimming in crystal-clear ocean water.

PM: Suarez Point

The area offers a great opportunity to see blue-footed, Nazca and albatross boobies. The large, waved albatrosses launch themselves from the cliff on this beautiful oceanfront site. Famous for its magnificent blowhole that shoots water up to at least 50-75 meters in the air, this site is a great place to take pictures. The site offers many photo opportunities.

Day 4: Floreana Island: Cormorant Point, Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout

AM: Cormorant Point

It is one of the biggest and best lagoons in Galapagos. The area is surrounded by two tuff cones, which give it a unique atmosphere. Other than flamingos, there are many species of shorebirds that can be observed. The most common are the white-checked Pintail Ducks and Common Stilts.
The two beaches are very different: the green beach (which is characterized by a high concentration of olivine in its sand), and the flour sand beach, which is composed of coral.

PM: Baroness Lookout & Post Office Bay

This site was historically the place where a crew from a whaling vessel placed a barrel of wood in the 18th Century. Since then, it has been used as a postal service by tourists and mariners. It is intended to be carried by hand to the destination of letters and postcards. This site, in addition to being the Post Office Barrel was also the landing place for the colonial settlers.
Continue to the North of the Island and ascend to an elevated slope for a stunning view at Baroness Lookout. The Baroness Eloisa von Wagner is said to have spent many hours here watching the horizon. The ruins, which are known as Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner's house, can be found within 30 m of the ruin. The landscape is visible from this lookout. It includes the coast between the Enderby Islet and Post Office Bay as well as Cerro pajas, as the pool of pink flamingos as the wide Palo Santo forest.

Day 5: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station & Transfer out

AM: Charles Darwin Station

The Galapagos Islands are a popular destination for tourists who want to see the natural beauty of these islands. However, you can also learn about the conservation and protection of the island. The National Park Information Center, Van Straelen Exhibition Hall and the Breeding and Rearing Center of young tortoises are some of the most popular attractions. Lonesome George, a turtle from Pinta Island, is also a big attraction.

You will then be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back to mainland.



  • All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide
  • Accommodation in twin/double cabin with private facilities (surcharge for suite)
  • All meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea
  • Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel) & sea-kayaks
  • Transfers within the islands on cruise dates as per itinerary
  • Personalized 24/7 assistance during tour

Not Included

  • Airfare to/from Galapagos from/to Mainland Ecuador (to be added)
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$100 per person (in cash only upon arrival)
  • Galapagos Migration Card US$20 in cash per person (at Mainland’s Airport)
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, and tips
  • All sizes wet-suits for rent on board (in cash)
  • Travel, medical & cancelation Insurance and any services on Mainland
  • Other services not specified in the program


  • Enjoy snorkeling and kayaking.
  • Look for three different species of Darwin’s Finches at Española.
  • Endemic Galapagos Tortoises on semi-wild state at dedicated Breeding Farm/center.
  • Red Footed Boobies Colonies established in Genovesa.
  • Send a postcard to your friends and loved ones back home from Post Office Bay.
  • Witness the magnificence of the waved Albatrosses at Española.
  • Enjoy amazing views while sailing on board your Catamaran from its ample sun-deck.