Seaman Journey Catamaran (Capacity: 16 passengers) Itinerary B 5 Days / 4 Nights

Seaman Journey Catamaran (Capacity: 16 passengers) Itinerary B 5 Days / 4 Nights

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M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey is a first class catamaran that began sailing the Galapagos Islands in January 2008. She is a Boutique Yacht catamaran offering superior comfort, size, style, and stability. The Galapagos Seaman Journey makes it possible to enjoy several cruises in the Galapagos with different itineraries that include amazing land tours on most of the Galapagos Islands. During these Galapagos Cruises, guests encounter many endemic species like Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Penguins, Land and Marine Iguanas, Frigate Birds, Blue Footed Boobies, and much more! During one of the cruises each guest can enjoy the well-furnished areas offering comfort and privacy. Galapagos Seaman Journey has a maximum capacity of 16 passengers allowing both intimacy and camaraderie at the same time. We have several resting areas for those who are looking for a quiet place to relax during their Galapagos trip with family and friends in the lazy mid-afternoon sun, or likewise after a busy day of swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or walking on one of the Galapagos Islands. To check out the gorgeous ocean views with fellow shipmates, guests can spend some time on the liveaboards' spacious sundecks. Whether they feel like getting a little sun on their vacation, or want the best place to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets over the Galapagos Islands, our sundecks are the best place to be. For those with a thirst for knowledge, a look in the “book nook” (our onboard mini-library) is always available with a few books about Galapagos that complement what they have seen and experienced during the trip. For the adults who might want to relax and kick back, we offer a great bar and lounge area where they are served by our bartender who will be happy to attend to all their needs and desires whilst you relax. The M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey, another jewel from the well-known Galapagos Journey Fleet, the perfect combination of adventure, comfort, service and excellence! Highlights Bartolome (Pinnacle Rock), Santa Cruz (Charles Darwin Research Station, Twin craters, Highlands), Floreana (Post Office Bay, Champion, Cormorant Point), San Cristobal (Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center, Interpretation Center, Galapaguera, Cerro Brujo), Santiago (Sullivan Bay, Egas Port, Espumilla Beach, Caleta Bucanero), Isabela (Moreno Point, Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove, Vicente Roca Point), Santa Cruz (Dragon Hill), Española (Punta Suarez, Osborn islet, Gard Janr Islet, Gardner Bay), Fernandina (Espinoza Point, Mangle Point), Genovesa (El Barranco, Darwin Bay), North Seymour, Santa Fe Island, Plazas Island, Rabida Island, Chinese Hat islet. 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, Greater Flamingoes, Brown pelicans, Galapagos penguins, Lava gulls, Española mockingbirds, Floreana mockingbirds, Santa Fe land iguana.

Itinerary

Monday: AM San Cristobal Island: Airport / PM San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center

Tuesday: AM San Cristobal Island: Galapaguera / PM San Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo

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

Thursday: AM Floreana Island: Cormorant Point, Champion / PM Floreana Island: Post Office Bay

Friday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station, Twin Craters / Airport

San Cristobal Airport

Once in San Cristobal the passengers must go through an inspection point at the airport to make sure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the archipelago. Also, this inspection point is where passengers have to pay for the entrance to the Galapagos National Park. Guides will meet you, collect your luggage, and escort you on the short bus ride to the harbor. Motorized rafts, called ‘Pangas’ will transport you to the M/C Seaman Journey and our crew will welcome you onboard. After departure and lunch, the first island visit is made.

Interpretation Center (San Cristobal Island)

It is an interpretation center with exuberant gardens and stunning ocean views in contrast with the 1960´s buildings in Charles Darwin Center. Visitor to the interpretation center can learn a lot over the geological and human history of the islands, conservation facts and natural history. This is the oldest museum of the Natural History of the Galapagos Islands that is trying to preserve the nature of the islands.

Galapaguera (San Cristobal Island)

A short visit to the Galapaguera that is a good place to observe Galapagos tortoises in its natural habitat. San Cristobal island has endemic species such as: the Mockingbird Nesomimus melanotis, lava lizard (Microlophus bivittatus), Chatham Leaf-toed Gecko (Phyllodactylus leei) and the tortoises.

All of these species can be observed in this place, the beach is really big and it works as a nesting zone for marine tortoises. Between January and May it is common to find the footprints of the female tortoises that have climbed to the sand dunes to deposit their eggs.

Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal Island)

Cerro Brujo is a beautiful beach of white coral beach where you can swim and watch birds and sea lions, plus you can snorkel.

This is the first coast where Charles Darwin walked in 1835. In this marvelous lava landscape where you can see seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds and shore birds. The protected bay is very popular to observe young tortoises and for swimming. The pools with salty water behind the sand dunes were used for the fishers as a salt mine in order to preserve food for the local population.

Among the fauna that you can observe the Chatham Mockingbird and the San Cristobal Lava Lizard, both species are endemic to the island and unique to the area as they cannot be observed anywhere else. Also you can find the island canary, the Galapagos turtles and with luck the little bird known as the Pájaro Brujo in Spanish, endemic specie from San Cristobal Island. The vegetation covers the entire route where you can find species like the candelabrum cactus and carob trees.

Located on the north coast of Isla San Cristobal it is a peaceful place with white sand and crystal water, a perfect combination for an incredible stay.

Gardner Bay (Española Island)

Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and the opportunity to observe sea lions (Zalophus wollebaki),. Here we can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.

Here you will find three species of Darwin Finches: Geospiza fuliginosa, Geospiza fuliginosa and Certhidea Olivacea), these are endemic subspecies . Alos, here it is possible to observe resident and migratory bird species. This zone is really important for marine tortoises nesting, specially the (Chelonia mydas).

Suarez Point (Española Island)

This area is great for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. A beautiful site on the ocean front, the large waved albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air at least from 50 to 75 meters high. This site presents wonderful photograph opportunities.

Cormorant Point (Floreana Island)

This site offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: “The Green Beach” (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the “Flour Sand Beach” which is made up of coral.

Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout (Floreana Island)

Historically, this site is the location of a wooden barrels that wasplaced in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used since this time by mariners and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Apart from being the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. We will continue to the north of the island and will ascent to an elevated slope to enjoy a beautiful vista at the Baroness lookout.

It is said that Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her house. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.

Charles Darwin Research Station / Twin Craters (Santa Cruz Island) / Baltra Airport

Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. One of the main attractions are the National Park information center, the Van Straelen Exhibition Hall, the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises, Lonesome George (turtle from Pinta), and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity.

Important notes:

  • Cruise prices, Air tickets, National Park fee and TCT prices are subject to change without prior notice in the event of circumstances beyond our control
  • Single Supplements applies
  • Children are accepted from the age of 7 years old onwards
  • Children under 12 years sharing the cabin with an adult will benefit from a discount
  • Credit cards are not accepted on board
  • The accommodation for the third person is on a sofa bed

Ocean View Cabin (Main Deck / Upper Deck) $3085.00
Suite (Upper Deck) $3540.00

The rate includes:

  • All shore excursions with English speaking guides
  • All meals & snacks while onboard
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment
  • Complimentary use of Kayaks
  • Access to internet on a single computer in the social area, is not WIFI
  • Drinks like water, tea, coffee, milk
  • Roundtrip airfare to Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park entrance Fee $100 per adult / $50 per child under 12 years
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card $20 per person (adults and children)
  • Wetsuit $10.00 per day
  • Soft or alcoholic beverages
  • Occasional Diving

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