Monday: San Cristóbal Island: Airport / PM San Cristóbal Island: Breeding Center Jacinto Gordillo “Galapaguera” Colorado Hill
Tuesday: AM Santa Fe Island / PM South Plaza Island
Wednesday: AM Bartolomé Island: Pinnacle Rock / PM Santiago Island: Egas Port
Thursday: AM Isabela Island: Tagus Cove / PM Isabela Island: Urbina Bay
Friday: AM Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point / PM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point
Saturday: AM Santigo Island: Espumilla Beach or Buccaneer Cove / PM Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
Sunday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach / PM Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena ” Giant land tortoises breeding center”
Monday: AM San Cristóbal Island: Kicker Rock / Airport
San Cristóbal Airport
In the morning, you will arrive at San Cristobal Island. After passing through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by the Majestic staff and transferred to the yacht. You will be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.
Breeding Center Jacinto Gordillo “Galapaguera” Colorado Hill (San Cristóbal Island)
In the afternoon, you will visit the Breeding Center Jacinto Gordillo “Galapaguera” Colorado Hill. It is a new visitor site in the southest part of San Cristobal Island and can now be reached in roughly one hour by road from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. On the trees and shrubs surrounding the site, you may see land birds like warblers, finches and mockingbirds. Giant tortoises can be observed on the trails. They live there wild but in a protected area to ensure their survival by sealing them off from introduced predators like pigs and goats.
Santa Fe Island
In the morning, you will visit Santa Fe Island (Barrington) which is home to a small, picturesque bay also named Santa Fe. The bay has two visitor trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint atop a cliff, and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest.
South Plaza Island
In the afternoon, you will head to South Plaza Island. This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colourful yellow and red land iguanas. The most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium. During the rainy season its colour is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.
Pinnacle Rock (Bartolomé Island)
In the morning, you will head to Bartholomew Island, home of the famous Pinnacle Rock. Bartholomew consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. We will take a trail of stairs to the summit of the volcano (about 30 or 40 minutes) where you will enjoy one of the best views of the islands! You will also visit a small, beautiful beach surrounded by the only vegetation found on this barren island. The beach is perfect for snorkeling where you may even see Galapagos penguins.
Egas Port (Santiago Island)
In the afternoon, you will go to Egas Port, also known as James Bay, on Santiago Island which is home to the curious Galapagos hawks and quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards. The trail leads to the coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. Here the Galapagos fur sea lions bathe in the sun. This is also a great snorkeling site.
Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
In the morning, you will visit Tagus Cove on Isabela Island which is located across from Fernandina Island, near the Bolivar Channel dividing the two islands. This spot has been frequented by ships since the 1800s using the area as an anchorage site. Trails winding by Lake Darwin up to a ridge display wonderful views. Punta Tortuga, just north of Tagus Cove, is another lovely beach surrounded by mangroves.,
Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
In the afternoon, you will go to Urbina Bay which is located at the base of Alcedo Volcano on the west coast between Tagus Cove and Elizabeth Bay. This area experienced a major uplift in 1954 causing the land to rise over 16 feet. The coast expanded half a mile out leaving marine life stranded on the new shore. This area is also a great place for snorkeling.
Espinoza Point (Fernandina Island)
In the morning, crossing the Bolivar Channel that divides Isabela and Fernandina Islands, you will land at Espinosa Point, and after walking past a colony of marine iguanas and a group of sea lions, reach the island’s highlight: the flightless cormorant nesting site. This area provides a great opportunity to see the Galapagos hawk.
Vicente Roca Point (Isabela Island)
In the afternoon, visit is at Vicente Roca Point Comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life. Keep an eye out for seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating Mola mola (or sunfish).
Espumilla Beach or Buccaneer Cove (Santiago Island)
In the morning, visit is to Espumilla Beach where marine iguanas lounge and the Sally Lightfoot crabs attract the hunting herons performing the dance of predator and prey right before your eyes. Snorkeling is highly recommended as you could find yourself face to face with an octopus, moray eel, shark and a variety of other species of tropical fish.
Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)
In the afternoon, visit heads to Sullivan Bay located on the southeast part of Santiago. This place is interesting for its geology because the area is covered by lava flows. This place has elevations in form of small volcanoes, formed by the lava flows.
Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island)
In the morning, you will visit Bachas Beach, located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, is a swimming beach. One of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos, a floating pier, can be seen here. You may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black-necked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest on the beach.
“Fausto Llerena” Giant land tortoises breeding center (Santa Cruz Island)
In the afternoon, you will visit “Fausto Llerena” Giant land tortoises breeding center.where giant tortoises are bred in captivity; this is home to tortoises ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long adults. Subspecies of the giant tortoises interact with one another, and many of the older tortoises are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years-old and strong enough to survive on their own.
Kicker Rock (San Cristóbal Island) / Airport
In the morning, you will visit Kicker Rock. This striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the ocean divided by a small channel. Although there are no landing areas, kayaking and scuba diving allow visitors to spot a variety of marine life.
After visiting the Kicker Rock, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Guayaquil or Quito on mainland Ecuador.
- Rates are per person based on double occupancy
- Children under 12 traveling in the same cabin in triple occupancy have a discount
- Single supplement may apply
Main Deck $ 5645.00
Lower Deck $5145.00
**Christmas and New Year holidays have an additional surcharge
The rate includes:
- All meals & excursions
- Transfers in the islands
- Bilingual National Park Guide
- Use of snorkeling equipment
- Use of wetsuit
- Free airport Assistance*
- 1 hotel night in Quito or Guayaquil (the day before the cruise)
- 2 Free transfers to Galapagos Flights*
- Roundtrip Airfare to / from Galapagos
- Alcoholic drinks
- $100 Galapagos National Park fee
- $20 Transit Control Card
- Travel / medical insurance
- Personal Expenses