Itinerary E

Day 1: Baltra Airport & Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach

Fly early to the Galapagos Islands. To see Sally Lightfoot crabs and flamingos at Bachas Beach, you can also spot sea lions.

Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach

Bachas Beach is a popular spot for nesting sea turtles. The sand here is made from decomposed coral. Sally Lightfoot crabs are abundant on the lava rocks at the water's edge. These crabs will eat whatever they can reach! You can see many wildlife species, such as flamingos and hermit crabs.

Day 2: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay & El Barranco

Admire the diversity of birds that can be found along the trails in Darwin Bay. Visit El Barranco in afternoon to view the various types of boobies including the red-footed.

Darwin Bay

This sunken caldera is a great spot for snorkelling. You will see large schools of tropical fish near the vertical walls. If you are lucky, you may even spot a manta Ray or hammerhead.
Walking along the coral sands and bustling seabirds of Darwin Bay, you will find yourself surrounded by them. Follow the trail to see nesting frigatebirds and gulls. You will want to capture some photos of your feathered friends so bring your camera.

El Barranco

For amazing wildlife viewing opportunities, visit "El Barranco", aka Prince Phillip's Steps, located at the southern tip. To see a colony of seabirds, including red-footed and masked boobies, hike up the steps.

Day 3: Bartolome Island & Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Bartolome is a place where you can take a guided tour and see the dramatic volcanic features of the island. Continue on to Santiago Island's Sullivan Bay to see the massive lava formations that contrast with the white-coral sand beach.

Bartolome Island

To get a better view of the islands' volcanic origins, hike to Bartolome's summit. Enjoy a spectacular panoramic view. It's one the most beautiful islands. You can also see other Galapagos Islands off to the left and Pinnacle Rock, Pinnacle Rock's iconic towering landmark.
Pinnacle Rock is one of the most famous volcanic rock formations in the islands. You can snorkel and swim around it. Bartolome, which is home to Galapagos penguins and friendly sea lions and sea turtles as well as a wide variety of fish, is a great place to discover the natural wonders in the Galapagos.

Sullivan Bay

To see the striking and captivating giant lava formations, visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island. Due to the island's harsh environment and new lava flow, very few plants have survived. Take a stroll along the lava formations to reach a white-coral sandy beach where you will find abundant Sally Lightfoot crabs as well as sea lions.

Day 4: Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove & Cerro Dragon

You can search for marine life at Black Turtle Cove using a panga. After that, you can spot a variety birdlife at Cerro dragon.

Black Turtle Cove

Panga is a great way to explore mangroves and find marine wildlife in both salty and fresh waters. This tranquil ecosystem is home to manta Rays and sea turtles. You can also see whitetip reef sharks gliding past.

Cerro Dragon

For prime birdwatching, visit Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill). A short walk will take you to the hypersalinic lagoon, which is saltier than the ocean. It is home to pink flamingos and common stilts as well as pintail ducks and other bird species. Scalesia tree forest: This is an endemic area with only 400 Scalesia trees.

Day 5: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station & Transfer out

To see the gigantic Galapagos tortoises, disembark at Puerto Ayora. Fly to Quito.

Fausto Llerena's Breeding Center is a great place for watching many tortoises in captivity. The Galapagos tortoise has been saved from certain death. A corral houses the adult tortoises and a nursery takes care of the young ones until they reach three years old.

The Charles Darwin Research Station is also located in this area. This scientific organization was established in 1964 and works to conserve the Galapagos ecosystem through the conservation efforts by scientists, researchers, volunteers, and other individuals. The offices are not open for visitors but the station serves as a study area for international scientists and provides environmental education for the community.


  • All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide.
  • Accommodation in twin/double cabin with private facilities (surcharge for suite).
  • All meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea.
  • Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel) & sea-kayaks.
  • Transfers within the islands on cruise dates as per itinerary.
  • Personalized 24/7 assistance during tour.

Not Included

  • Airfare to/from Galapagos from/to Mainland Ecuador (to be added).
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$100 per person (in cash only upon arrival).
  • Galapagos Migration Card US$20 in cash per person (at Mainland’s Airport).
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, and tips.
  • All sizes wet-suits for rent on board (in cash).
  • Travel, medical & cancelation Insurance and any services on Mainland.
  • Other services not specified in the program.


  • Exciting bird watching opportunities in Cerro Dragón and Darwin Bay where you can see a variety of different species of feathered wildlife found in the Galápagos.
  • Have snorkeling adventures with tropical fish, playful sea-lions, and other exciting creatures.
  • Experience the peaceful tranquility of the majestic mangrove forest.
  • Witness the magnificence of the waved Albatrosses at Española.
  • Take in and enjoy the amazing views while sailing on board your Yacht from the sundeck