M/Y Majestic (Capacity: 16 passengers) Itinerary A: 8 Days / 7 Nights

M/Y Majestic (Capacity: 16 passengers) Itinerary A: 8 Days / 7 Nights

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Majestic is a pleasurable way to get to know the Galapagos This first-class, motorized yacht is 35 meters (115 feet) long and is especially designed to sail through these islands. Its common areas and suites have large picture windows to assure you grand vistas of the seascapes as you cruise from destination to destination.

Throughout the expedition, you will dine on fine cuisine. At the end of a day of hiking and snorkeling, you can relax chat with your shipmates about your explorations in one of the spacious social areas. Up on the sundeck, you will have the opportunity to relax with a drink from the bar or soak in the Jacuzzi. As the yacht cruises to the next day’s destination, you’ll rest peacefully in one of the nine double cabins equipped with air conditioning and private bathroom with hot water. Majestic offers excellent four-, five- and eight-day itineraries. On hand are certified naturalist guides to answer your questions and nine crewmembers to attend to your needs. Highlights Santa Cruz (El Chato, Twin Craters, Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena), Genovesa Island (Darwin Bay, El Barranco), Bartolome (Pinnacle Rock), Rábida, Chinese Hat Islet, Plaza Sur, Santa Fe, Española (Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay, Gardner Islet, Osborn Islet), Floreana (Punta Cormorant, Devil´s Crown, Post Office Bay), Isabela (Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove, Punta Vicente Roca), Fernandina (Punta Espinosa), Santiago (Espumilla Beach, Puerto Egas, Sullivan Bay, Buccaneer Cove), North Seymour, San Cristobal (El Junco, Witch Hill, Lobos Island, Interpretation Center, Breeding Center Jacinto Gordillo, Kicker Rock) Highlighted species Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Marine Iguanas, Blue-Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Red-Footed Boobies, Galapagos Hawks, Galapagos Albatrosses (From April to January), Greater & Magnificent Frigatebirds, Galapagos Doves, Galapagos Mockingbirds, San Cristobal Mockingbirds, Española Mockingbirds, San Cristobal Lava Lizard, Española Lava Lizard, Darwin Finches, Short-Eared Owls, Brown Pelicans, Swallow-Tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls, Lava (striated) Herons, Green prickly pears land iguanas, Deep red Sesuvium and coppery‐orange land iguanas, flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, Hawks, Sootycolored Marine Iguanas, bright red‐orange Sally Lightfoot crabs, Yellow Warblers, Galapagos flycatcher, Darwin finches, Vermilion flycatcher.

Itinerary

Monday: San Cristóbal Island: Airport / PM San Cristóbal Island: El Junco

Tuesday: AM Floreana Island: Post Office Bay / PM Floreana Island: Cormorant Point / Devil´s Crown

Wednesday: AM Española Island: Suarez Point / PM Española Island: Gardner Islet, Osborn islet, Gardner Bay

Thursday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Twins Craters / PM Santa Cruz Island: Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena

Friday: AM Genovesa Island: El Barranco / PM Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay

Saturday: AM Rábida Island / PM Chinese Hat Islet

Sunday: AM San Cristóbal Island: Witch Hill / PM San Cristóbal Island: Lobos Island

Monday: AM San Cristóbal Island: Interpretation Center / 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.

El Junco (San Cristóbal Island)

In the afternoon, your first visit takes you to El Junco Lagoon. Located in the highlands 19 kilometers from Puerto  Baquerizo  Moreno,  El  Junco  is  located  in  the  caldera  of  an  extinct  volcano. Rainwater feeds the lagoon. There are many farms and ranches in this area of San Cristobal Island, and sometime cows can be found near the lagoon.

Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)

In the morning, you will visit the famous Post Office Bay. You will land on a beach and head to a spot where 18th century whalers placed a wooden barrel used as an unofficial mail box. The custom continues to this day with Galapagos visitors. So, don’t forget your postcards, and don’t be surprised if the post card arrives to its destination before you even get home!

Cormorant Point & Devil´s Crown (Floreana Island)

Your afternoon visit is to Cormorant Point. Here you will enjoy a hike to a salt-water lagoon which is home to flamingos.  You will also have a chance to snorkel around Devil’s Crown which is the rocky remains of an offshore volcano sticking out of the water. This is a great location to see a wide range of marine creatures.

Suarez Point (Española Island)

In the morning, you will visit Suarez Point. On the trail you will have the chance to see blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, and Nazca boobies. This island is the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses.  You will also visit a beautiful site on the ocean front where there is a cliff that the large albatrosses use as a launching pad! You will have the chance to see the famous blowhole that spurts water into the air. The landscape is great for photography.

Gardner Bay (Española Island)

In the afternoon, excursion takes you to the spectacular Gardner Bay. After landing, you can walk across a lovely white-sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. You may also see curious mockingbirds on the beach.

Twin Craters (Santa Cruz Island) / Baltra airport

In the morning, you will visit Twin Craters located opposite to each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.

Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena (Santa Cruz Island)

In the afternoon, you will visit “Fausto Llerena” Giant land tortoises breeding center  in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, 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.

El Barranco (Genovesa Island)

In the morning, you will visit El Barranco which is also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps. It is a steep, rocky path that leads up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to palo santo vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos swallows, and Galapagos doves.

Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)

In the afternoon, you will visit the white-sand coral beach of Darwin Bay which heads a half mile trail (0,75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls can be spotted here. Further down the path we find tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. At the end is a spectacular view of a cliff.

Rábida Island

In the morning, you will visit Rabida Island (or Jervis) which is one of the most colourful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. We will start on Rabida’s famous maroon sandy beach, and after an easy hike, you will arrive to a stunning lookout to enjoy the amazing landscapes.  The island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance such as nine varieties of finches, large-billed flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and brown pelicans.

Chinese Hat Islet

In the afternoon, you will visit Chinese Hat Islet.  This small islet is located near the southeast coast of Santiago Island.  Its name comes from the distinct shape of the islet’s summit.  This small islet is a great location to view many geological formations such as lava tubes and lava flows.  Some of the lava flows were formed underwater and subsequently raised above sea level.  The presence of coral heads on the lava flow indicates this phenomenon.

Witch Hill (San Cristóbal Island) 

In the morning, you will visit Witch Hill. Located on the northern coast, this eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its white powdery sand and the abundance of animals. Wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of booby birds. The clear water provides an excellent opportunity for enjoying swimming and snorkeling.

Lobos Island (San Cristóbal Island) 

In the afternoon you will be involved in an excursion to Lobos Island which means “Sea Lion Island.” This appropriately named island is ripe with noisy, playful, jolly sea lions who will welcome you to their home with open, well, fins.  This island also offers great snorkeling opportunities as well as the chance to see bluefooted and Nazca boobies.

Interpretation Center (San Cristóbal Island) / Airport

In the morning, you will visit the Interpretation Center. This site is part of an environment project. The tour of this center will explore the natural history of the islands including human interaction and conservation efforts. The Museum of Natural History explains the volcanic origin of the archipelago, ocean currents, climate, and the arrival of endemic species. The Human History exhibit chronologically describes significant events such as discovery and colonization of the islands.

After visiting the Interpretation Center, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Guayaquil or Quito on mainland Ecuador.

Important notes:

  • 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*

*Conditions apply

  • Roundtrip Airfare to / from Galapagos
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • $100 Galapagos National Park fee
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Travel / medical insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses

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