Itinerary C

Day 1: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station

Departure from Quito/Guayaquil to Baltra island (2 1/2 hours flight). Our natural guides pick up passengers at the airport and take them to the bus stop to board the M/Y Coral I/M/Y Coral II.

Charles Darwin Station

Dry landing. As part of our efforts for preservation of the fragile Galapagos environment, we visit the Station where the Galapagos giant turtle breeding program takes places. We also visit the Station where Lonesome George, the last living specimen of his species, lived for many decades.
You can see a variety of Darwin's finches, as well as a prickly pear cactus forest. The Darwin Station provides environmental education for the schools and communities that visit the Galapagos Islands. The town will be open to visitors for free, so you can also shop for souvenirs.

Day 2: Mosquera Islet & North Seymour Island

Mosquera Islet

Wet Landing, Mosquera Islet can be found between North Seymour Island and Baltra Island. The island is flat and sandy with a large colony sea lions. This is a great spot to see shorebirds like lava gulls and herons. The islet is undeveloped and visitors can freely enjoy its open space. The majority of the island is covered in sand and barren volcanic rock. The sand is not suitable for growing sesuvium portsulacastrum plants.

North Seymour Island

Dry landing. This is one of the most popular tourist spots on the archipelago. North Seymour, located off Baltra Island, is the best place to go for day trips from Santa Cruz's main port Puerto Ayora.
A two-hour walk through large nesting colonies blue-footed bobies*, great frigatebirds*, and swallow-tailed Gulls will take you to the heart of sea bird breeding cycles as well as sealions. On a good day, you may even see a Galapagos Snake.

Day 3: Santa Fe Island & South Plaza Island

Santa Fe Island

Wet landing. Santa Fe has white sand beaches, surrounded by sea-lion colonies. Through the island path, you will find an endemic forest of cactus trees, home to the Santa Fe land Iguanas, the largest in the islands. This island is home to a number species including the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snakes and rice rats, one of the few endemic Galapagos rodents. There are also a variety finches and one mockingbird species.

South Plaza Island

Dry landing. Two Plaza Islets, one north and one south, are located east of Santa Cruz Island. The Islet's northern portion is where visitors will begin their journey. This forest contains a large number of colorful, yellow-and-red land iguanas. During the dry season, they survive on the fruits and flowers from the opuntia.
The hybrid iguana, which is a combination of land and sea, is a unique sight to be seen in South Plaza. At the highest point of the hill, you can see tropicbirds. The usually greenish-yellowish vegetation changes color during the dry season (June to January), creating a brightly red landscape (sesuviumedmonstonei).

Day 4: San Cristobal Island: Kicker Rock, Cerro Colorado & Departure

Kicker Rock

Kicker Rock can also be seen from the boat. This ancient, eroded volcanic rock tuff lava is located in the northeastern part of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. It is also known as Leon Dormido or Kicker Rock. The rocks are approximately 148m high and were named after a sleeping lion. Many Galapagos marine animals live in this area, including birds, Nazca boobies, Nazca blue boobies, and frigate. Rare sightings of swallow turtles, tropic birds and pelicans are possible.

Cerro Colorado

To learn more about conservation programs in the National Park, passengers visit the San Cristobal Giant Tortoise Breeding Center Cerro Colorado. On the way to the Reserve, enjoy a stunning landscape. Passengers can also visit the village's port and have a drink, or shop for souvenirs and arts and crafts.

After the visit, you will be taken to San Cristobal Airport to catch your return flight to Guayaquil/Quito.


  • Sailing cruise with daily visits & excursions accompanied by licensed bilingual (english/Spanish) guide.
  • Accommodation in standard cabin with lower berths, private facilities and complete amenities.
  • All meals during cruise and some snacks. Drinking water, coffee and tea.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, snorkel) and sea-kayaks.
  • Transfers within islands and between sites on cruise dates and/to from airport in Galapagos.
  • Airport assistance on Mainland and in Galapagos and 24/7 Customer Service attention.
  • Cruise fuel surcharge.

Not Included

  • Flight tickets from/to Ecuador Mainland (to be added).
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee $100 per adult & $50 per child under 12 years-old in cash on arrival.
  • Galapagos mandatory Transit Card $20 in cash on airport (Quito or Guayaquil) before check-in.
  • Personal expenses, extras, tips and drinks.
  • Mandatory Insurance: medical, accident and cancelation coverage.
  • Any other services on Mainland (hotel nights, transfers, tours, others).