Itinerary 4 days B

Day 1: Baltra Island & Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station
Transfer to the yacht after arrival at the Baltra airport.

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station

Lunch service. Visit to Charles Darwin Scientific Station & Breeding Center Dry landing Charles Darwin Station is the main attraction in Puerto Ayora. This is a great way to learn about the islands and their formation. Learn about the raising of the Galapagos turtles and meet Jorge, the famous single turtle. On weekends, the Scientific Station hosts many visitors to its beach.

Guide briefing. Navigation to Santa fe and dinner service

Day 2: Santa Fe Island & South Plaza Island

Breakfast service. Navigation to Santa Fe Wet landing. Nature walks. Deep-water snorkeling

Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe Island is home of one of the most stunning coves in the Galapagos. It is located in the southeast part of Galapagos and is 2 1/2 hours away from Santa Cruz, 3 hours from San Cristobal. Santa Fe was created by an uplift, rather than a volcano. This gives the island a flat surface instead of the conical shape that is typical for other islands. A panga boat ride through the beautiful turquoise lagoon is the first step to Santa Fe. Once you arrive at the Galapagos, you will be introduced to one of the many colonies of sea lions. While bulls vie for beach master, cows enjoy the sun. It's quite an amazing sight! You can easily approach Galapagos Hawks by following the loop trail that runs around the island. Santa Fe is home of the endemic Land Iguanas. These iguanas, which are large and beige-to-coconut brown in color, resemble small dinosaurs. The cove below is stunning when you reach the summit.

South Plaza Island

Lunch service. Dry landing. Visit South Plaza. Nature walk. Deep-water snorkeling South Plaza's dry landing is the first step. The island is surrounded by a rocky trail that circles it. It displays a combination of coastal and dry vegetation zones. South Plaza is home to one of the most extensive populations of Land Iguanas anywhere in the Galapagos. Once you land, the iguanas are everywhere. These iguanas are larger than the average yellow-brown land iguana and eat the fruits and pads of the prickly cactus. South Plaza also houses Marine Iguanas that live along the coast, and Hybrid Iguanas. Their fathers are Marine Iguanas while their mothers are Land Iguanas. The walk continues along the sea cliffs and you will often see Swallow-tailed Gulls as well as Frigatebirds. Red-billed Tropicbirds. Brown Pelicans. Blue-Footed. Masked Boobies can also be seen. A colony of Bachelor Sea Lions is visible just below the shore.

Guide briefing. Navigation to the Chinese Hat and dinner service
Day 3: Chinese Hat Islet & Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
Breakfast service. Deep-water snorkeling. Bartolome. Dry landing Nature walks

Chinese Hat Islet

Visit Chinese Hat, a small island located just southeast of Santiago. The island's unique shape is reflected in its name. It is worth the trip for those who visit the island. It is centrally located, but it is not the most visited site in the region. Chinese Hat has been restricted by the National Park Service. Only multi-day cruises of 14 or fewer passengers are allowed at this location. The landing site is located on a crescent-shaped, white sand beach that is home to Sea Lions as well as Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Sombrero Chino's trail explores the volcanic origin of this island, which is one of the most prominent in the region. It is extremely fragile and can break apart when people walk on it. These breaks cause sharp outcroppings, so it is important to wear sturdy walking shoes. On the island, you will find patches of Pahoehoe Lava and cracked lava. Although the path doesn't take you up to the red rust sides that make up the Chinese Hat, but it does allow for spectacular views of the waves below. Snorkeling near Chinese Hat can cause a stir. White-tipped sharks, Galapagos Penguins, and Sea frequent this area.

Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Lunch service. Santiago Island. Wet landing at Sullivan bay. Nature walk. Deep-water snorkeling
This amazing volcanic site was named for Bartholomew James Sullivan who was the first lieutenant aboard HMS Beagle which brought Charles Darwin to the Galapagos. This stunning landscape is made up of two eroded scoria volcanic cones that were engulfed in a recent (in geoological terms) pahoehoelava flow. It is believed to be the first lieutenant on HMS Beagle, the ship that brought Charles Darwin to the Galapagos. Although the lava flow is more than 170 years old, its isolation on the island has made it look much younger.

Guide briefing. Farewell cocktail. Navigation to Santa Cruz Island and dinner service
Day 4: Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove & Baltra Island

Panga boat ride to Black Turtle Cove. Breakfast service. Check out at 8 AM and depart for the airport

A morning panga boat ride takes you to Caleta Tortuga (also known as Black Turtle Cove). This sight does not have a landing. It can be found on Santa Cruz Island's north side. You will need a panga boat (motorized kayak) to get there. It has a mangrove swamp, where you can see marine turtles nesting in certain seasons. You may also spot sharks and rays.


  • Scheduled visits and activities with a professional bilingual guide
  • All meals on board, snacks, purified water, tea and coffee
  • Accommodation in standard cabin / bunk with private bathroom and air conditioning
  • Assistance 24/7 during the trip

Not Included

  • 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)
  • Rent of snorkeling equipment and wet-suits on board (in cash)
  • Travel insurance with medical, cancellation and other unforeseen coverage
  • Other services in Continental Ecuador and not specified in the program