The Hood Itinerary 6 Days

This itinerary takes you on a six-day, five-night voyage to the Galapagos Islands' most famous islands. San Cristobal Island, Espanola Island, Floreana Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Santiago Islands, Genovesa Islands, will be visited. You'll see many different animals, such as sea lions and penguins. Also, you'll get to see some of the most unique and beautiful landscapes on the planet. Anyone who is interested in experiencing the Galapagos Islands at its best will enjoy this itinerary.
Day 1: San Cristobal Island: Pto. Baquerizo Moreno

San Cristobal Island

San Cristobal, the easternmost of the Galapagos Islands and one of its oldest islands.

Arrive Pto. Baquerizo

You may have the opportunity to participate in one of these activities depending on your arrival time at Pto Baquerizo.

Galapaguera & El Junco

This lagoon, located in San Cristobal's highlands at 700m altitude, is the only freshwater reservoir on Galapagos. It offers spectacular views. This lagoon was formed by rainwater that has accumulated in the caldera over hundreds of years. Galapaguera offers a chance to observe tortoises living in their natural habitat.

Day 2: Española Island: Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez

Española Island

Espanola, the southernmost island in the archipelago and the oldest Southern Island is located at the most southerly point. Due to its isolated location, a wide range of unique endemic species have evolved.

Gardner Bay

The site is located in the northeastern part of the island. It has an extensive white-sand beach that's home to sea lion colonies.

Islote Garnder and Islote Isborn

Snorkeling is possible on these islands, where you can see a variety of fishes and animals, including turtles, coral reef sharks and tropical fish.

Punta Suarez

Punta Suarez has a wide variety of wildlife. The blowhole is located along the cliff where the seawater can be forced up to 20 metres into the air. Highlights include the Waved Albatross that is only found in Hood (April to December), Galapagos Hawks and blue-footed, Nascar, or Espanola Lava Lizards.

Day 3: Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant & Post Office Bay

Floreana Island

Floreana's colorful past is a result of the buccaneers and whalers who inhabited it, as well as convicts and early colonists.

Punta Cormorant

Punta Cormorant is home to two beaches that are very different and an inland lagoon with pink flamingos.

Devils Crown

The snorkeling spot is located near Punta Cormorant. This site is an entirely submerged volcanic cone that's been eroded into a jagged appearance.

Post Office Bay

It is a rare site that has a human history. The wooden barrel is where you can drop off or pick up letters. You will also see the remains of a Norwegian fishing village.

Day 4: Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill & Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill

Dragon Hill can be found on the northwest side of Santa Cruz Island. There are small lagoons filled with flamingos and Palo Santos trees as well as Opuntia Cactus.

Santiago Island

Santiago Island lies between Isabela Island and Santa Cruz Island.

The island is home to a variety of marine iguanas, fur seals, and seabirds.

Sullivan Bay

The site has a great deal of geological value. Highlights include a 100-year old lava field, pahoehoe structures, and lava bubbles.

Day 5: Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay

Genovesa Island

Genovesa, a flat eroded volcanic island with a submerged caldera, is a volcanic island that has a naturally formed harbor.

El Barranco

This site is an excellent place to see the "Short Eared Owl". Fur seals, seabirds of different species and other wildlife can be seen during the boat rides.

Darwin Bay

This area is dominated by steep cliffs. The area hosts thousands of frigatebirds as well as red-footed bobies.

Day 6: Santa Cruz Island: Caleta Tortuga & Baltra

Caleta Tortuga (Turtle Cove)

Turtle Cove, a lagoon of red mangroves on Santa Cruz Island is an excellent example of the way mangroves change marine environments to produce a unique and rich habitat.


Flights to Quito


  • Accommodation (sharing double cabins)
  • Meals
  • Excursions led by professional Naturalist guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Wetsuit
  • Use of kayaks
  • All transport between visitor sites and yacht
  • Tea, coffee, water and natural juices
  • Welcome cocktail

Not Included

  • Air tickets to and from the Galapagos. Tickets have to be bought with Enchanted Expeditions - US$50 dollars net surcharge per pax if not
  • National Park fees (US$100)
  • Transit Control Card (US$20)
  • Bottled beverages on board
  • Isabela Municipal dock fee (US$10 per person)


  • Land iguanas, marine iguanas, lava lizards, sea lions, giant tortoises, sea lions
  • Variety of fish, sea turtles, eels, rays, invertebrates, possible hammerhead sharks, sea urchins, possible sea horses
  • Waved albatross (March to December), Nazca/ blue footed boobies, swallow tailed gulls, Galapagos hawk, hood mockingbirds
  • Salt bush, algodoncillo, jerusalem thorn, castela, lantana, mangroves, lava cactus, palo santo, manzanillo, yellow cordia, opuntia cactus
  • Walking, hiking, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking (certain sites), relaxing