Idiomas da excursão
- Guia profissional informativo e acessível
- Encontros íntimos com a vida selvagem
- Experiência Única
- Apresentação perfeita para hóspedes de primeira viagem
The spacious yacht accommodates 16 passengers only, and boasts four decks (uncovered and shaded) to relax in and watch wildlife. Enjoy all your meals from the buffet bar in the living/dining room, beginning with lunch on the first day until breakfast on the day of departure. Make yourself coffee or tea any time you wish at the coffee station. Want to enjoy a cocktail al fresco? Purchase your drink of choice from the bar on board. Listen to nightly briefings from your Galapagos National Park–certified naturalist guide and peruse the cozy library for reading on the islands.
All eight twin cabins stretch from port to starboard, and measure about 8 by 19 feet (2.5 by 5.8 meters). Each cabin includes a private bathroom, privately controlled air conditioning and space to store luggage. The regular twin-size beds can be converted into a double configuration, if you prefer. Plus, the cabins face outward, and you can open windows to let in sunlight and fresh air.
An experienced crew ensures you receive attentive service throughout your journey. To reach the islands, you’ll typically leave your yacht at the anchorage-site and board a dinghy for the final stretch to land. Your crew is trained and ready to assist you as needed. See below for itinerary details.
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5-Day Galapagos Islands Cruise Aboard the 'San Jose'
- 4 nights' accommodation (twin cabin accommodation with private facilities)
- All meals, snacks and beverages (water, coffee and tea)
- All excursions/activities as mentioned in the itinerary
- Professional naturalist guide
- Beach towels
- Snorkeling gear
- Round-trip transfers (specific flight arrival/departure times only)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Transit Control Card ($USD 20, paid at the airport in cash)
- Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($USD 100, paid in cash)
- Soft drinks (soda, juices) and alcoholic drinks
- Travel insurance
- Round-trip transfers (if flight is outside arrival/departure flight time window)
- Optional wet suit rental (paid in cash aboard the cruise)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please note that the entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park and Transit Card are subject to change
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Important: Please bring cash in order to pay for additional fees/equipment rental
- Note: If your flight into Galapagos arrives outside the pickup time window at the airport, you must arrange your own transfer to the harbor. Flights must arrive before or at 12:40pm if you wish to take the included transfer. If your flight arrives before this, you will need to wait at the airport for the group to arrive. To take the transfer back to the airport, your flight should depart at or before 10:10am
- Note: Single travelers can book a twin cabin on a sharing basis.The cabin will be shared with another traveler of the same sex. A single supplement fee applies if you wish to book a cabin on a private basis. Please advise at time of booking
- Note: Single passengers that are willing to share their cabin with another person of the same gender do not pay an additional single supplement fee in case no roommate has booked
- Small-group tour limited to 16 people
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Note: airlines allow you to check in 20kg (44lbs) of luggage per person for your flight to the Galapagos. Your cruise will be able to handle this amount of luggage
Make your own way to San Cristobal Airport (flights leave from Quito and Guayaquil in Ecuador and arrive at San Cristobal island in the morning). Upon arrival at the airport, pay the Galapagos National Park entrance fee in cash and pick up your luggage after inspection. Meet your naturalist guide and head to the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Inside the Galapagos National Park Visitor Center, receive an overview of the islands’ volcanic origins, the unique climate and the ocean currents that sustain a melting pot of wildlife. At the harbor, a popular hangout for sea lions, board the San Jose and get settled into your cabin.
Day 2: Gardner Bay – Suarez Point (Española) (B, L, D)
Set voyage south to Española island, and spend the morning on the white coral sand of Gardner Bay beach, a breeding site for Pacific green turtles and sea lions. Swim, snorkel, and in the clear blue waters ahead, you might just spot some sharks. After lunch, explore the rocky outpost of Suarez Point and walk up to a cliffside vantage point for amazing views of seabirds, marine iguanas and a blowhole that shoots surf water up to 75 feet (23 meters) into the air. During breeding season, you might just catch the courtship dances of waved albatrosses, Nazca and blue-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls.
Day 3: Floreana – Champion (B, L, D)
On Floreana island, start your morning at Post Office Bay and snap a picture of its wooden barrel, left by a whaling ship in the 18th century and since used as a post office by mariners and tourists. Next, admire the panorama from Baroness Lookout that includes Post Office Bay, Enderby islet, Cerro Pajas and the Palo Santo forest. After lunch, visit the lagoon at Cormorant Point, located between two lava cones and one of the best spots in the Galapagos to see flamingos. Common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks and blue-footed boobies are other birds you’ll see in the area featuring two beaches: the Green Beach (owing to a high concentration of olivine crystals) and the Flour Sand Beach (made up of coral).
Your yacht then takes you to Champion islet for excellent snorkeling in waters home to sea tortoises, moray eels, mantas, starfish and wrasses. Depending on the season, you might even see dolphins and whales in the distance.
Day 4: Sullivan Bay – Bartolome (B, L, D)
In the morning, explore Sullivan Bay, just off the coast from Santiago, located in the volcanically active west-central section of the Galapagos Islands. Walk on cooled black lava grounds and admire the bas-relief impressions of the ‘moonscapes.’ Your guide points out lava lizards and Galapagos racer snakes in the hot terrain, and explains the surrounding geological history. Return to the yacht for lunch.
On Bartolome, across from Sullivan Bay, make your way up the short but steep Summit Trail for views of Pinnacle Bay, volcanic cones, craters and lava beds. Next, snorkel in the warm shallow waters of Pinnacle Rock, populated by Pacific green turtles, sturgeon and Galapagos penguins.
Day 5: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) – Baltra Airport (B)
Pack your bags, enjoy breakfast and spend your final morning in Black Turtle Cove, on the northern side of Santa Cruz island. Hop aboard a zodiac boat and explore a quiet red mangrove lagoon, teeming with reef sharks, hammerheads, golden rays and spotted eagle rays. Sea turtles, pelicans and herons also populate the area. Your Galapagos journey wraps up with a boat ride to Balta, where a shuttle awaits to transfer you to the airport.