Cruise to the North and West corners of the Galapagos Islands

Cruise to the North and West corners of the Galapagos Islands
This expedition cruise will take you to the extreme north and west corners, stopping at the sanctuary islands of Genovesa (Fernandina), Santiago, Floreana, and many other places. The route is rich with wildife, and visitors can spot three types of boobies: masked, red, and blue footed, as well as giant tortoises and olws. You can swim with marine turtles and sea lions. The Tip Top IV boat is first-class and offers all the comforts you need to have a relaxing time.

Day by day

Day 1 : Baltra Island & North Seymour Island
Fly from Ecuador (Quito, Guayaquil or Quito) to Baltra with AVIANCA Airlines. Expected arrival time at 09H20 a.m. After a 5-kilometer ride to the pier, your guide will take you to the bus. We board the Yacht immediately.

North Seymour Island

We offer a light snack and greet you as the crew weighs anchor. We make a dry landing and take a stroll along the coast and interior of North Seymour Island. This low, flat island was created by underground seismic activity. Blue footed boobies (they nest in May-November), marine iguanas and pelicans, as well as shorebirds, sea lions, shorebirds, sea lions, and the endemic Palo Santo. Optional: Time for those who wish to swim, snorkel, and/or kayak. The crew will return to the Yacht for a welcome drink and dinner.
Day 2 : Genovesa Islamd: Darwin Bay & El Barranco

Darwin Bay

After breakfast, we land on Darwin Bay for a walk to observe the marine iguanas and frigatebirds. Optional: Time for those who wish to swim, snorkel, or kayak. We come aboard for a delicious lunch.

El Barranco

Later on, we land safely on Prince Phillips's Steps. We then walk around the area and learn about the fascinating lives of the birds. We will then have dinner on the Yacht and receive orientation about conservation efforts to preserve the Islands.

Itinerary Map

Punta Espinoza | Flightless cormorant | Marine Iguana | Galapagos Islands
Bahía de Darwin | Lava gulls | Galapagos Islands
Bahía Urbina | Land iguana | Galapagos Islands


Air ticket
International and Ecuadorian food
Personalized service
Coffee & Herbal tea
Swim fins

Does not include

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Personal Expenses
Transit Control Card USD20 per person
Galapagos Park Fee USD100 per person
Travel insurance mandatory
Wetsuits for rent


Cover all corners of the Galapagos archipelago on an 8 day route visiting sites that are only accesible via liveaboard cruising
See the 3 types of booby birds in one spot at Punta Pitt - Nazca, red and blue footed boobies nest alongside each other
Swim with sea lions, marine turtles and possibly hammer head sharks at Champion rocks
Use the post office barrel to send a card back home
Enjoy the playful mocking birds and noisy sea lions at the beautiful white sand beach at Gardner Bay
Tip Top IV
From $10,479.00 per person

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Departure dates

Start DateEnd DateItineraryDuration
2024-05-102024-05-17A8 days
2025-01-032025-01-10A8 days