Saturday: Baltra Island: Airport / PM North Seymour Island: North Seymour Island
Sunday: AM South Plaza Island: South Plaza Island / PM Santa Fe Island: Santa Fe Island
Monday: AM San Cristobal Island: Pitt Point / PM San Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo
Tuesday: AM Floreana Island: Post Office Bay & Baroness Viewing Point / PM Floreana Island: Champion isle & Cormorant Point
Wednesday: AM Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay / PM Isabela Island: Moreno Point
Thursday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station, Highlands / PM Santa Cruz Island: Puerto Ayora free time
Friday: AM Española Island: Gardner Bay / PM Española Island: Suarez Point
Saturday: AM Mosquera Islet / Airport
Upon arrival at Baltra airport, you will clear immigration and be met by your guide, who will escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor. A motorized dinghy will then transfer you to the Celebrity Xperience, where the captain and crew will welcome you aboard.
North Seymour Island
North Seymour is a perfect introduction to the Galapagos Islands. Although the island is characterized by arid vegetation, fauna abounds and you will soon find yourself surrounded by sea lions, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, frigatebirds and more.
South Plaza Island
South Plaza Island is home to a large opuntia cactus forest, land iguanas and one of the largest sea lion colonies in the central region of the archipelago. You will also be able to see Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and other kinds of sea birds, as well as different types of finches.
Santa Fe Island
During the hike you will see some of Santa Fe’s endemic species, including the Galapagos hawk, the Galapagos snake, various finches and the Galapagos mockingbird. Playful sea lions usually join swimmers and kayakers during beach time.
Pitt Point (San Cristobal Island)
Pitt Point is located on the eastern tip of San Cristobal Island. You will hike up to a plateau where the view and landscape are so spectacular it is definitely worth the effort. The power hike is followed by kayaking, snorkeling or a dinghy ride.
Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal Island)
In addition to the magnificent scenery, there is wonderful swimming and a dinghy ride at this visitor site. Cerro Brujo’s spectacular beach is home to a large colony of sea lions, and it is famous for being the first place in the archipelago that Charles Darwin visited.
Post Office Bay & Baroness Viewing Point (Floreana Island)
Post Office Bay is home to a unique “post office” inspired by 18th century pirates and buccaneers who used a wooden barrel as an unofficial mailbox. The tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home. The Baroness’ Viewing Point is the ideal place to take in the unique scenery that defines Floreana.
Champion Islet & Cormorant Point (Floreana Island)
After snorkeling at Champion Islet, you will visit Cormorant Point, where there is a beautiful lagoon that is home to flamingos, stilts and pintail ducks. A great site for birdwatching.
Elizabeth Bay (Isabela Island)
Elizabeth Bay is one of the furthest points of the Galapagos that we will visit on our cruise. We will enter a sheltered cove that is only accessible by dinghy – a wonderful mangrove ecosystem that is a refuge for sea turtles, rays and herons.
Moreno Point (Isabela Island)
Moreno Point, which is southwest of Elizabeth Bay, is famous for its large population of seabirds. You’ll be able to get close to them on a dinghy ride along the cliffs of the island, or on a hike through lava rock that leads to tide pools and mangroves teeming with life. You will also have time for snorkeling.
Puerto Ayora & Highlands (Santa Cruz Island)
On your visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station you will gain insight into the extensive efforts underway to preserve the Galapagos Islands. You will also encounter the famous Galapagos tortoises that are the islands’ namesake. After the visit we will drive to the lush highlands of Santa Cruz to search for giant tortoises in their natural surroundings. In the afternoon you will have free time for shopping or mingling with the locals, or you can simply relax on board.
Gardner Bay (Española Island)
Gardner Bay offers the chance to enjoy a pristine white sandy beach. In addition to being a nesting site for sea turtles, it is home to one of the most important colonies of sea lions in the archipelago. Activities include swimming snorkeling and kayaking.
Punta Suarez (Española Island)
Punta Suarez is home to large populations of Nazca and blue-footed boobies, as well as the beautiful waved albatross (seasonally). The 10,000 to 12,000 pairs of albatross on Española represent the entire population of this species on the planet. They perform one of the most spectacular courtship rituals of the animal world.
Mosquera Islet / Baltra airport
This tiny islet is home to a huge population of sea lions, as well as many shorebirds. Keep your eyes peeled, as there are occasional reports of dolphins and orcas around Mosquera.
Xperience reserves the right to alter ITINERARIES and/or ACTIVITIES due to prevailing or forecast weather conditions, for technical or safety considerations or to meet National Park regulations. Itineraries may also vary due to force majeure or according to the need to refuel the vessel on certain Saturdays
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
In case of increase in fuel prices, fuel surcharge will apply
Private transfers from Puerto Ayora to the airport in Baltra are available at an extra cost
Single Supplements applies
Children are accepted from the age of 4 years old onwards
Children under 12 years sharing the cabin with an adult will benefit from a discount except Easter, Christmas and New Year cruises
Children booked in double cabin for single use pay the adult rate
Deluxe Staterooms $ 7700.00
Superior Staterooms $7300.00
Standard Staterooms $6400.00
**During low season special rates applies
**During peak season Christmas (Dec 23-30) and New Year (Dec 30-Jan 06) a surcharge of $400 per person applies
The rate includes:
All shore excursions with English speaking guides
All meals & snacks while onboard
Complimentary beverages including select wines & spirits
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment & 3mm “shorty” wet suits
Complimentary use of Kayaks
Sharing transfer between the airport in Baltra and the dock upon arrival & departure
VIP lounge at the airport in Baltra on outgoing flights
Sharing transfers between the following hotels and the airport for flights to / from Galapagos:
Quito: Marriott, Swissotel, Casa Gangotena and Plaza Grande
Guayaquil: Oro Verde, Hilton, Wyndham and Hampton Inn. Sharing transfers are only provided upon previous confirmation exclusively for our operational cruise dates using our Avianca flights AV 1634, 1635
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)