Visit Galapagos on a small yacht tour 5 day itinerary Central and north Islands

Visit the Central and northern islands of the Galapagos archipelago on a 5 day boat trip. You will explore the nesting grounds of the red footed boobies, spot galapagos hawks, tropic birds, blue footed boobies, marine iguanas, lava lizards, penguins, and other endemic creatures. The Galaxy yacht is a first class liveaboard custom fitted to reach spots larger boats cannot.
Day 1: Baltra Island & Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove

Transfer to Santa Cruz and arrive at Baltra Island.

Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove

Our first stop is Black Turtle Cove, which is located in Santa Cruz's northern region. This bay is only accessible by dinghy and is surrounded with mangroves. The shallow cove provides safe shelter for marine life. Here you will often see black-tip reef sharks and marine turtles.

Day 2: Rabida Island & Chinese Hat Islet

Rabida Island

The visitor site, located east of Rabida Island's coast, is composed of a red sandy beach, a lagoon behind the beach and a loop trail. The trail runs approximately 1.1 km.

The porous volcanic material that forms the rocks and sands on the beach has been oxidized by environmental factors such as rain, salt water, and the sea breeze. Apart from the vegetation in the arid zone, the main attraction is the red sand beaches and presence of endemic and native species.

Chinese Hat Islet

It is a small island located on the coast of Santiago. From afar, it looks like a Chinese hat. It is composed of a cone-shaped "Splatter" island (lava that has been ejected from drops and falls near its source, which forms an inclined cone) that forms the summit. There are many lava tubes that run down to the coast. Pillow-type lava formations can be seen to the west. These are signs that the flows have been elevated upwards from under the sea, which is why coral heads can be found on the lava. This is a great place to learn about geological features like lava tubes or lava flows. It takes approximately half an hour to complete the trek, which is 700m round trip.

Day 3: North Seymour Island & Mosquera Islet

North Seymour Island

The volcanic marine lava that formed this island was lifted to create it. This island was home to marine fossils. The fossil dates back to the Pleistocene. The Capitan Alan Hancock took 72 land iguanas to Baltra Island in 1932. After that, the iguanas were moved to North Seymour Island. This was because they could live in better conditions in North Seymour Island. Capitan Hancock's crew found Baltra's malnourished iguanas. In 1934, colonizing people confirmed that the iguanas lived in good conditions. North Seymour's vegetation is lush and hosts the Real Frigates from Galapagos. Return to Galaxy Lunch

Mosquera Islet

This islet lies between Baltra Island, North Seymour. This is where you can find the largest sea lion colony and also many species of birds. Take advantage of the white sand beaches. Hiking.

Day 4: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island

Sullivan Bay

Walking and wet landing. Description of the area: The entire road and island are made of lava flows. They have not been eroded and cover a large area. Lava Colonizers. You can expect snacks and refreshing drinks.

Bartolome Island

Wet landing or dry landing on the beach. There are many activities you can do in this island, including swimming, snorkeling and photography. We will be walking up to the top (114 m), looking for pioneering plants. Wet landing, pathway to the south beach via mangrove swamps and vegetation made of dunes. North beach: You can swim and snorkel. From the top of Bartolome, you can see the islands Santiago, Rabida and Isabela. The Rock Pinnacle is home to penguins.

Day 5: Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay

El Barranco

Activities: Hiking, dry landing Also known as Prince Felipe’s stairs. We will be walking the Barranco path. Here we will see tropical birds, petrels and common frigates. Return to Galaxy Lunch

Darwin Bay

Wet landing, coral beach. Activities for the day: Photography, short walks, swimming, snorkeling. The Genovesa, a small island located to the north of Galapagos, will allow us to unload in Darwin bay. We will find a small mangrove swamp near the beach where we can see a colony if Frigates, marine Iguanas and red-foot boobies. Also, we will see the great terrestrial finch as well as herons, seagulls, and finch of the cactus. We have the option to allow our guests to swim in the bay after their visit on land. You will be provided with snacks and beverages.

Day 6: San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center & Transfer out

This is the most sophisticated and modern architectural space designed for the natural interpretations of Galapagos. Here you can learn about the evolution of the species and the history of human settlements in order to better understand its complex systems and management model. Transfer out.


  • 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


  • Visit the remote Genovesa island in the northern side of Galapagos, walk to the cliff called "El Barranco" and watch thousands of sea birds circle above
  • Observe the red vessuvium flowers constrast with lava flows and the turqoise waters that surround Chinese hat island
  • Take a zodiac ride around the famous Pinnacle rock at Bartolome for a chance to spot equatorial penguins
  • Swim and snorkel with sea lions, turtles and manta rays
  • Walk on a red volcanic sand beach at Rabilda island