Itinerary B

The Exciting Western Galapagos Expedition is a 6-day/5-night cruise that traverses the islands' western region. The schedule encompasses excursions for hiking, snorkeling, and exploring historical and cultural locations. You'll have the opportunity to observe a diverse array of wildlife, like sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and Galapagos penguins. This serves as an excellent chance to gain insights into the distinct ecology and history of the Galapagos Islands.
Day 1: Baltra Island & Santa Cruz Island: Highlands

It is believed that this island was inhabited only by military personnel. One of the main Galapagos Airports is located on this island. Your guide will meet you at the airport. Transfer to Santa Cruz Island. We cross the Itabaca Chanel (from the airport to this place takes around 15 minutes). After that, we board our private bus to Puerto Ayora.

After arriving in Puerto Ayora we will head straight to Galaxy Yacht, where we will stay in a cabin and have lunch.

Santa Cruz Island: Highlands

After lunch, we head to HIGHLANDS of SANTA CRUZ for our first stop. Here we can go on a hiking tour and see giant tortoises in the wild. This is a spectacular natural sight. We recommend wearing sport shoes, long pants and a raincoat. Return to Puerto Ayora Capitan will present our crew to us with a cocktail and a formal presentation. BriefiIslag for the next day.

Day 2: Isabela Island: Tintoreras & Moreno Point


The bay of Puerto Villamil is home to this tiny island, surrounded by calm turquoise water. It has a short trail that takes you to the island. This island, which is surrounded with beautiful landscapes and has a lot of interesting fauna, can be found in the bay. We will see many Marine Iguanas enjoying the sun, lava Lizards, herons and gulls along the trail. You will find Sea Turtles, Rays, and Penguins in the coves. The most common species of sea turtles are the rays and penguins.
There are many cracks and channels along the coast where we may see White-tipped Reef Sharks. After the visit, we'll return to the boat for breakfast and then begin navigation to the next point.

Moreno Point

After lunch, we will embark in Moreno Point on the west coast Isabela Island. Birdwatchers will be delighted by the variety of birds that can be seen on a dinghy ride along striking rocky shores, or along a path through lava rock leading you to tide pools and mangroves. Green sea turtles and white-tip sharks can be found in the tide pools.
It can be easily spotted.

Day 3: Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay & Urbina Bay

Elizabeth Bay

This island is home to penguin breeding grounds. Elizabeth Point, located on the west coast Isabela is an amarine tourist site. Red mangrove cove is a popular spot for brown pelicans, flightless Cormorants, golden rays, sea lions and spotted eagles rays.

Urbina Bay

This is the location at the base Alcedo Volcano, between Elizabeth Bay & Tagus Cove. Wet landing. The trail is approximately 3.20 km long. During this walk, you can see land iguanas and hawks as well as tortoises. Red and blue lobsters are also possible.

Day 4: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove & Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point

Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

It can be found west of Darwin Volcano on Isabela Island. We will come across many inscriptions while walking.

Since 1800, these are the names of boat's pirates. The origin of Tagus Cove is an English ship that crossed the island in search for Galapagos tortoise. The Darwin Lake, which is salt water and approximately 9mtes deep, can be admired from this area. There are no fishes. It's easy to spot different bird species.

Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point

Fernandina, the third largest island in Galapagos, has only one place to visit: Espinoza Point. Espinoza Point is a famous spot because it houses large colonies of marine Iguanas. It also hosts the Galapagos penguin, the hawk, and snakes of Galapagos. Fernandina Island can be seen from Espinoza Point. The volcano's last eruption occurred in May 2005. Fernandina Island is the only one without any mammals, and the open areas are extremely fragile. We must take extra care while walking during the nesting season of marine iguana (January through June).

Day 5: Santiago Island: Egas Port & Espumilla Beach

Egas Port

This site has a black sandy beach. To the south is Pan de Azucar volcano, which contains volcanic deposits that have helped to create this black sand beaches. It is possible to see a salt mine from the crater of this volcanic volcano. There were some exploratory attempts to reach this mine between 1928 and 1930, but they failed to function. Additionally, the workers' use of endemic woods caused environmental damage. It is forbidden to go down to the salt mine. Return to Galaxy Lunch

Espumilla Beach & Caleta Tagus

Palo Santo Wood, the landscape and beach are the main attractions at this location. This beach is very important for tortoises as they nest here. Isabela Project has eradicated pigs, who were once the main predators of eggs from tortoises.

Day 6: Daphne Mayor Island or Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill & Transfer out

Daphne Mayor

It is a volcanic tuff cone that has been formed by successive explosions of lava and water. Galaxy will navigate around this Island

Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill

Dragon Hill, located in northwestern Santa Cruz Island is home to a visitor's center. It consists of a 1,600m trail that passes through three environments. It was home to land iguanas, Conolophus subcristatus, in a healthy condition in 1975. The Galapagos Islands were also established that year.

The Charles Darwin Foundation and National Park initiated a program to preserve land iguanas. Artemia salina shrimp is found in the lagoons of this site. This is the same food as flamingos, but they are more plentiful at certain times of the year and the population is higher.

Transfer out. End of services.


  • Airport assistance
  • Transfers in Galapagos
  • Accommodation in double cabin
  • All meals during the cruise
  • Naturalist Bilingual Guide
  • All visits and excursions according to the itinerary
  • Snorkel Gear (mask, tube and fins)
  • Kayaks, paddle boards
  • Unlimited purified water, coffee and tea
  • Wetsuits, soft drinks, beach towels

Not Included

  • Local flight to/from Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance fee
  • Galapagos Transit card
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Local Taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Service do not specified


  • Giant tortoises, Darwin finches, barn owls, white-cheeked pintails, Galapagos flycatchers, Lava tunnels.
  • American flamingoes, ducks, gallinules, penguins, cormorants, marine iguanas, sea lions, Galapagos mockingbirds, and Darwin finches
  • Galapagos sea lions, Galapagos fur seals, oystercatchers, marine & land iguanas, Galapagos hawks, herons, shorebirds, Darwin finches, Galapagos doves