Itinerary F

Day 1: Baltra Airport & Santa Cruz Island: Highlands

Fly early to the Galapagos. Visit the highlands in the afternoon to see giant tortoises living in their natural habitat.

Santa Cruz Island: Highlands

Santa Cruz's highlands are the perfect place to see the Galapagos giant tortoise. The area is home to many underground lava tunnels. Follow the volcanic tubes, and look out for (mainly) nocturnal barn Owls that often roost in these areas.

Day 2: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay Visit & Punta Cormorant

Enjoy guided walks in Floreana Island's Post Office Bay. After, snorkel at Corona del Diablo.

Post Office Bay

Learn about the unique history of Post Office Bay by visiting Post Office Bay. A barrel was placed here by English whaling vessels in the late 18th century to serve as a postal office. Tourists use the box primarily to drop off unstamped letters and carry them to distant destinations. You can continue the tradition by leaving a note and taking one to deliver. Make sure it reaches the right place!

Punta Cormorant

Punta Cormorant is the only landing spot on Floreana Island. Here you will find two amazing beaches. One with green sand coloured by olivine, and one with white sand particles called 'Flour Beach. You can spend the afternoon watching flamingos, and other shorebirds, feeding in the lagoon. Seek out marine iguanas and penguins near the water's edge.

Devil's Crown

You can snorkel at the "Devil's Crown", an ancient underwater volcano cone located north of Punta Cormorant. You will find large schools of reef sharks, tropical fish, and sea turtles among the coral reef. You should be able to swim well, as the currents can get intense.

Day 3: Española Island: Punta Suarez & Bahía Gardner

Spend the day on Espanola island, one of the oldest archipelago islands. Visit Punta
Suarez is known for its incredible bird colonies and is home to the waved alatross.
Between April and December After lunch, you can visit Gardner Bay's white sandy beach and go snorkelling.

Punta Suarez

Punta Suarez is one of the most wildlife-rich landing spots in the Galapagos. Surround yourself with young surfers sea lions upon your arrival. You will find many nesting species of seabirds along the trail. If you are lucky, the waved albatross may also be found. For great views of the ocean and to see seabirds gliding in wind, follow the path up to the cliff.

Bahia Gardner

You can visit Gardner Bay's beautiful white sandy beach. It is home to sea lions as well as sea birds. You must visit the stunning turquoise waters and amazing sea life. You can spot young sea lions as well as large schools of huge tropical fish such as yellow-tailed surgeonfish and king angelfish.

For a breathtaking snorkeling experience, head to Tortuga rock and Gardner Bay. Look out for playful sea lions as well as large schools of tropical fish such as yellowtailed surgeonfish and king angelfish. You will see white-tipped reef sharks resting on the bottom.

Day 4: San Cristóbal Island: Interpretation Center & Lobos Island

The San Cristobal Interpretation Centre teaches you about the history and culture of the Islands. Next, visit Kicker Rock to see the marine life. Afternoon, visit Isla Lobos, which is known for its friendly sea-lions.

Interpretation Center

Discover the history of Galapagos Islands, from their volcanic beginnings to the present day conservation efforts. The Human History exhibit explains the discovery and colonization of the Galapagos Islands. It also reveals the fascinating natural history and diversity of flora, fauna and flora that makes the Galapagos so special.

Kicker Rock

Take a snorkeling adventure to Kicker Rock, one the most iconic landmarks of the Galapagos Islands. This is home to an incredible variety of marine life. The rock rises 150m (492 feet) above the ocean's surface and is divided by a narrow channel. You will be amazed at the variety of fish and sharks that have been drawn to this rock. It makes for an unforgettable snorkelling experience.

Isla Lobos

This tiny island is ideal for wildlife encounters. You can explore it by foot or boat. You can take a panga ride and see the shorebirds nesting and feeding. You will find two types of sea lions and a small colony blue-footed bobies.

Day 5: Santa Fe Island & South Plaza Island

Santa Fe Island is a great place to meet the iguanas. For great bird watching opportunities, continue on to South Plaza.

Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe is a great place to see amazing wildlife. To view Opuntia, a forest of giant pear cactus (Opuntia), hike towards the island's northern shore. This is where you will find endemic land Iguanas. This is also a great spot to view sea turtles and sea lions. You might even see a whitetip reef Shark from the panga.

South Plaza Island

South Plaza is one of the smallest Galapagos islands and has the highest number of land iguanas. You can walk along a path through the cactus forest to see a mixture of coastal and dry vegetation on this vibrant island. It is home to an amazing variety of fauna, including some incredible birdlife. You will see red-billed tropicbirds as well as indigenous swallow-tailed and gulls on the cliffs. Sea lions can be seen playing in the water.

Day 6: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station & Transfer out
After breakfast, you can visit the Charles Darwin Research Center.
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