Itinerary West Galapagos

Itinerary West Galapagos

Day by day

Day 1 : Embarkation at Santa Cruz Island: Puerto Ayora & Fausto Llerena Breeding Center

Once you arrive at the airport, you will be met by the team and escorted on a cross island van and ferry transfer of approximately 1.5 hours to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Receive a warm welcome aboard Aqua Mare, the Galapagos Islands’ first 50m luxury superyacht with our 16-strong crew where you will be treated with the utmost attention courtesy of our 1:1 crew to guest ratio. At your leisure, pick out your snorkeling kit complete with mask, fins, snorkel, and an optional shorty wetsuit for your personal use during the week. You will also receive as a welcome gift a special waterproof bag to place your belongings during wet landings and an Aqua Expeditions water bottle.

This afternoon you will visit Darwin Station and National Park headquarters, located at the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center. The scientific team and expedition leaders will guide you through the grounds to observe these giant reptiles and learn about the conservation program of tortoises and land iguanas. You will have some leisure time to explore the main town of Puerto Ayora after the visit. While strolling along the main waterfront you can stop by the many boutiques and jewelry shops before heading back to the ship for an evening of lecture and inspiration for the next day, then to indulge in your first taste of fresh seafood dining in the Galapagos Islands.

Day 2 : Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant, Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout
 
For your second morning in the Galapagos Islands, you will be anchored in the southern part of the Archipelago at Floreana Island. After breakfast, the morning wet landing excursion will take you to a big brackish water lagoon to observe greater flamingos, ducks, blacknecked stilts and other shore birds at Punta Cormorant. You will be able to observe where sea turtles nest at night, and spot stingrays and sharks swimming very close to the shore. Later you will return to the boat to prepare for kayaking or take a short tender ride to Devil’s Crown for snorkeling.

Enjoy a splendid lunch consisting of fresh Ecuadorian recipes with an Andean twist before heading back out to Floreana to pay tribute to an old island tradition at Bahía Post Office. The visit will follow another quick tour of what once was a fishing enterprise in the 1920s before continuing onboard to visit Mirador de la Baronesa. 

Itinerary Map

Bahía Sullivan | Crab | Galapagos Islands
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Puerto Egas | Marine Iguana | Red Crabs | Galapagos Islands
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Playa Espumilla | White Cheeked Pintails | Galapagos Islands
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Includes

All meals while onboard
Non - alcoholic beverages, house wines and beer
Laundry
Group transfers to/from yacht on recommended flights
All excursions , Galapagos Park entrance fee and INGALA transit card
Use of snorkelling equipment, wet suits, kayaks and stand - up paddleboards
Internet

Does not include

All air tickets
Visas
Private transfers
Premium wines
Boutique purchases
Guide and crew gratuities

Highlights

Visit Fausto Llerena Breeding Center.
Observe greater flamingos, ducks, blacknecked stilts and other shore birds
Observe large colonies of marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks, lizards and snakes
Aqua Mare
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From $10,500.00 per person

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Departure dates

Start DateEnd DateItineraryDuration
2024-01-052024-01-12A8 days
2024-01-122024-01-19B8 days
2024-01-192024-01-26A8 days
2024-01-262024-02-02B8 days
2024-02-022024-02-09A8 days