Itinerary B

Day 1: Baltra Airport & Mosquera Islet

This particular island had great significance as a strategic location during the Second World War. Additionally, it functions as the main airport for the Galapagos Islands, where tourists and colonists frequently come and go. Upon arriving at Baltra Airport, a naturalist guide fluent in English will be available to provide assistance. Guests will then be transferred to the yacht, where they will receive a welcome and briefing.

Mosquera Islet

Later in the day, after lunch, visitors will disembark at Mosquera Island, located between North Seymour and Baltra. This island is a long, narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools that was formed through geological uplift. Unlike the volcanically formed islands that have a conical shape, Mosquera has a flat appearance. The island is an excellent spot for snorkeling, beach strolls, and observing wildlife in a more peaceful environment compared to other more popular islands. This island is home to a significant population of sea lions and various shorebirds. Guests will receive a briefing and dinner on board the yacht.

Day 2: Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point & Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point

Isla Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca

In the morning after breakfast, take a ride on a small boat to Vicente Roca Point, which is made up of two separate coves. This location offers a large bay with magnificent marine life, such as seahorses, sea turtles, rays, puffer fish, and the fascinating Mola-mola (or sunfish). You can also observe penguins, blue-footed boobies, and nazca boobies. Have lunch on the yacht.

Isla Fernandina : Punta Espinoza

In the afternoon, there will be a dry landing, and you will take a walk (600 meters round trip, 1.5 hours, flat, sandy, and rocky path) to see the lava flows, a colony of marine iguanas (nesting time: January to June), penguins, pelicans, colonies of cormorants, and lava cactus. There will also be time for snorkeling. Have a briefing and dinner on board in the evening.

Day 3: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove

Urbina Bay

The morning after breakfast, we will make a wet landing at Urbina Bay, situated in the west of Isabela Island, at the base of the Alcedo volcano. We will then walk on a flat and defined path, measuring 1km round trip and lasting approximately 2 hours, that runs through both sandy and rocky terrain. Along the way, we will observe calcareous organisms, such as shells and corals, that are exposed above the water. In this area, guests will have the opportunity to see a large colony of land iguanas, Darwin's finches, giant tortoises (between June and September), and flightless cormorants. After the hike, we will have time for snorkeling along the shoreline, where penguins and flightless cormorants may be observed.

Tagus Cove

After lunch, we will head to Tagus Cove, which used to be a port where whaling ships arrived and left their ships' names in a cave in 1800. At the high point of the area lies the Darwin Lake, a round saltwater crater. We will disembark via a dry landing and begin our walk on a dusty trail through the Palo Santo Forest. We will ascend to a height of 50 meters, beginning at sea level, along the 2km round trip trail that passes around the lake through the dry vegetation zone. Guests will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the Darwin and Wolf volcanoes. Later, we will take a panga ride through the cliffs to observe the historical graffiti, penguins, flightless cormorants, boobies, pelicans, and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Snorkeling time will also be available in the cove. We will conclude the day with a briefing and dinner onboard.

Day 4: Santiago Island: Egas Port & Sombrero Chino

Egas Port

After breakfast, guests will make a wet landing on the dark sand beach of James Bay to begin their visit to Puerto Egas. They will walk along a rocky path to the salt crater, which is about 1.7 kilometers round trip and takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete. During the hike, visitors can observe various species including Darwin Finches, endemic Galapagos hawks, marine iguanas, sally light root crabs, and fur seals and sea lions. After the hike, there will be time for swimming and snorkeling.

Sombrero Chino

After lunch, guests will disembark via a wet landing for a short walk of only 200 meters, which takes around 30 minutes and is mostly flat and rocky. During this walk, visitors will observe lava tunnels, lava cactus, and Galápagos Sesuvium. After the walk, there will be time for swimming and snorkeling before returning to the yacht. Dinner and a briefing for the following day will be provided.

Day 5: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station & Transfer out
After breakfast, take a 20-minute walk to the Charles Darwin Station where you can witness the breeding of the Galapagos giant turtles. The Charles Darwin Station is managed by the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, a non-profit organization focused on scientific research in the Galápagos Islands for over six decades. After this exciting visit, board a bus to the Baltra Airport for your return flight to Guayaquil. This marks the conclusion of your journey.


  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are on tour.
  • Naturalist Bilingual Guide (English-Spanish).
  • All the site detailed on the program (may chance due to force majeure)
  • Snacks after visiting every site.
  • Unlimited drinking water, tea & coffee.
  • Airport-Dock, Airport-Itabaca Shuttle Service and vice versa (included only during operational dates).

Not Included

  • Airfare to and from Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee USD $100, per person
  • Snorkeling Equipment 5 Days: USD $25, per person – 8 Days: USD $35, per person
  • Tips, Souvenirs or other expenses.