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Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/C Endemic)

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,441

Explore a world of soaring birds, sunbathing iguanas, and magical green beaches on this brief journey to the Galapagos Islands. Travelling aboard a luxury yacht, you’ll enjoy premium accommodations as you venture through the islands to see their highlights, including the Devil’s Crown and Chinese Hat.


This 4-day Galapagos vacation takes you throughout the Galapagos Islands aboard a luxury yacht.

Your Ecuador vacation showcases the wonders of the Galapagos Islands, the world’s most biodiverse set of islands. The M/Y Endemic will be your base on your journey through the islands. As the Galapagos’ newest catamaran, the M/Y Endemic carries a maximum of 16 passengers and offers large interiors, high-end amenities, and gorgeous social areas. Enjoy air-conditioning in your cabin and experience a service ratio of crew to passengers that is almost one-to-one, which guarantees personalized and attentive service.

Your journey through the Galapagos begins on Bartholomew Island, where you can see Galapagos penguins and experience the panoramic views of Sullivan Bay and famous Pinnacle Rock. Pass on to Floreana Island, where you’ll explore the Green Beach at Cormorant Point, which runs a deep green due to the olivine crystals in its sand. Head out onto the water to see the Devil’s Crown, an underwater crater that looks like a sinister crown. Then head back onto land at Post Office Bay, where you’ll see the Post Office Barrel that has served as a mailbox since the 18th century. Complete your exploration of Floreana Island by climbing to Baroness Lookout where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the island.

Continue to Santiago Island and visit Chinese Hat, a small islet to its southeast that resembles a rice-picking hat when viewed from land. You’ll find plenty of sea lions and iguanas on Chinese Hat. Head southeast to North Seymour Island, a tiny island covered in low brush that’s home to the largest frigate bird colony in the islands. Watch these birds fly high through the air. On your final day, pass on to Mosquera Island, a tiny islet between Baltra and North Seymour that’s home to sea lions and gulls who colonize the lava fields. At the end of your journey, head back to Baltra to disembark and connect for your flight back home.

 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,441

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Day 1

Baltra Airport - Bartholomew Island

Upon arrival, reception and assistance at the airport, transfer from Baltra Airport to the M/C Endemic.

After lunch, you will discover Bartholomew Island. Once here, you will ascend to admire the spectacular panorama of the Sullivan Bay and the famous Pinnacle Rock. The beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock are excellent for snorkeling from which you can discover the marvelous underwater world, and with a little luck, you'll get to snorkel with penguins.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

M/V Endemic

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    M/V Endemic



    The M/C Endemic is the newest Galapagos Catamaran. This luxury catamaran has a capacity for 16 passengers, eleven crew members including the Cruise Service Officer plus guide, offering a service ratio of almost one to one. Being the first catamaran of a new generation of ...

    The M/C Endemic is the newest Galapagos Catamaran. This luxury catamaran has a capacity for 16 passengers, eleven crew members including the Cruise Service Officer plus guide, offering a service ratio of almost one to one. Being the first catamaran of a new generation of catamarans, the Endemic gathers elegant exteriors, spacious areas for high-end accommodation, social, and open areas. Navigations between the islands are sleek and fast due to Endemic's design which delivers transverse stability when cruising around the archipelago.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Panoramic Views
    • Private Bathroom

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Day 2

Floreana Island Cormorant Point - Devil's Crown - Post Office Bay - Baroness' Lookout

In the morning, after breakfast, the first spot to be visited is Cormorant Point. You will land on a green olivine sand beach. Following a 100 meters long path you will soon reach a lagoon with flamingos.

Later, the next visit will take place to Devil's Crown that is an underwater volcanic crater, almost covered completely by Galapagos waters. Just a small portion of the rock formation can be seen from above and it looks like a crown. The underwater world is very rich in coral reefs, abundant marine species. Birds are also part of this visitor point due to its location in open waters.

In the afternoon you will visit the Post Office Bay, which keeps the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to post their mail in.

Then, you will go to the Baroness' Lookout (Mirador de la Baronesa). This viewpoint is located on the north of Floreana Island. The way up and trail is very easy, steps are placed in this area for security. Your naturalist guide will tell the murder and mystery legend of the Baroness.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Santiago Island Chinese Hat - North Seymour Island

In the morning, after breakfast you will visit Chinese Hat, which is a small islet off the south coast of Santiago, with a maximum elevation of 160 feet (52 meters). Though within easy reach of Santa Cruz, Chinese Hat is typically only visited by those aboard a Galapagos Cruise.

In the afternoon, North Seymour island will be discovered. It is located slightly to the north of Baltra. It is a low, flat island, formed by submarine lava formation uplift. Covered with low, bushy vegetation, it contains the largest colony of magnificent frigate birds in the Galapagos. There is also a large population of blue-footed boobies that perform an amusing courtship dance when nesting conditions are right.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Mosquera Islet - Baltra Airport

In the morning, visit to Mosquera, a small islet found between Baltra & North Seymour Islands. Lava gulls, sea lions, Sally light foot crabs inhabit this sand bank with an extension of over 600 meters. It also hosts the largest populations of sea lions and orca whales that can be seen occasionally depending on the season you visit the islet.

After this last visit, transfer to Baltra airport for your return flight to mainland Ecuador.
Assistance and farewell at the airport.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Aug 30; Sep 27; Oct 25; Nov 22; Dec 20
2019: Jan 17; Feb 14; Mar 14; Apr 11; May 9; Jun 6; Jul 4; Aug 1, 29; Sep 26; Oct 24; Nov 21

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Cruise aboard the M/C Endemic
  • Island transfers
  • Tours as listed in the itinearary
  • Local guides
  • Meals as indicated
  • Domestic airfare
  • Park entrance fee and tourist ticket

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare & airfare taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional Excursions
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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