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Cruising Galapagos: M/C Seaman

4-8 Days
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US$ 3,768
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Discover the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands aboard the MC Seaman. Choose from three itineraries and follow in the footsteps of Darwin as you explore these islands and discover volcanic landscapes populated by giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, land iguanas, and Galapagos penguins.

The M/C Seaman offers three comprehensive itineraries, ranging from 4-8 days, which take you throughout the islands to see a variety of landscapes and wildlife. Explore the world’s greatest natural playground aboard the M/C Seaman.

Departing from Baltra Island, this 5-star ocean vessel offers excellent service and maximum comfort while exploring the islands. The itineraries are as follows:

4-Day Itinerary

North Seymour – Genovesa – Santa Cruz – South Plaza – Santa Fe – San Cristobal

Your journey begins by heading to North Seymour Island to see some of the most unique animals living in the islands, including blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, and sea lions. On Genovesa, you’ll hike across a lava flow at El Barranco and spot storm petrels and red-footed boobies before continuing to Darwin Bay to spot even more fascinating birds, from Galapagos doves to lava herons. Spot the diminutive land iguanas of South Plaza before stopping on Santa Fe, where you’ll hike through prickly pear cactus groves and spot the land iguanas that feast on them. You’ll also have a good chance of spotting swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic birds, and shear-water petrels. Close out your exploration of the islands on San Cristobal, home to the capital of the islands. Visit the Interpretation Center to learn about the islands’ history and have a chance of spotting some frigate birds, with their magnificent swollen red throats, before bidding farewell to the Galapagos and connecting back to the mainland.

5-Day Itinerary

San Cristobal – Lobos – Espanola – Floreana – Santa Cruz

Start your journey on San Cristobal, where you’ll admire the rock formation of Kicker Rock, which resembles a mighty lion, before connecting to nearby Lobos, to explore its hiking trails and spot blue-footed boobies and frigate birds. Take a planta ride and share the waters with brown pelicans, sea turtles, and manta rays. Then connect to San Cristobal and Cerro Brujo, where Charles Darwin first stepped foot on the islands. At nearby Punta Pitt, you’ll have the chance to spot rare red-footed boobies. On Espanola, explore the geologically-oldest island in the archipelago. At Punta Suarez, you’ll see the nesting grounds of the waved albatross, which can only be found on the island. Nearby Gardener Bay offers a great spot to snorkel and swim, sharing the water with sea lions and reef sharks. Continue to Floreana, where you’ll see the green beach at Cormorant Point, which is made from the abundance of olivine crystals in the sand. You’ll also stop by Post Office Bay, home to a barrel that has served as a post office since whaling times (you can even post a letter here!), and Baroness Lookout, for some beautiful views of the island. Close out your exploration of the islands on Santa Cruz, where you’ll visit Charles Darwin Station, home to the giant tortoise breeding center that cares for the population of these massive reptiles. Then explore the twin craters of the highlands and hike across lava tunnels before connecting back to the mainland to close out your vacation.

8-Day Itinerary

Santa Cruz – Fernandina – Isabela – Santiago – Rabida – Chinese Hat – Bartolome – North Seymour

Start your journey through the Galapagos on Santa Cruz, hiking through the highlands to spot giant tortoises and Darwin finches. On Fernandina, stop by Mangle Point and snorkel through the waters and share the ocean with manta rays and sea lions. Continue to Moreno Point to explore the crystal tide pools and see what sea life they reveal. On nearby Isabela, explore the largest of the Galapagos Islands. You’ll have a good chance of spotting seahorses and sunfish in Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove, before heading to Espinoza Point, where you’ll discover Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks, and the elusive flightless cormorants. Continue to Santiago, one of the most popular islands, where you’ll spend some time on the beaches of Espumilla or Bucanero, having a chance to spot marine turtles who nest on the sands. At Puerto Egas, you’ll discover a stunning black sand beach. Birdwatchers will love Rabida, with its red beaches and large population of birds ranging from Jervis finches to brown pelicans to Galapagos hawks. Continue to Chinese Hat, an islet to the southeast of Santiago that resembles a rice-picker hat. You’ll spot some of the large colonies of sea lions before returning to Santiago to explore Sullivan Bay, with its active lava flows and surplus of volcanoes. On the last leg of your exploration, explore the moon-like landscape of Bartolome and gaze upon Pinnacle Rock, which towers over the population of Galapagos penguins. Then pass by North Seymour to spot some blue-footed boobies before returning to the mainland.


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4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,768

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Day 1

Mainland to Galapagos

The flight from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos is approximately 2.5 hours. Upon arrival at Baltra, you will pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands. 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 Seaman Journey and your crew will welcome you onboard. After departure and lunch, the first island visit is made.

PM: Kicker Rock

Also known as the Sleeping Lion because of its resemblance to a snoozing feline, it is located off the coast of San Cristobal. The remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea, the two vertical rocks rising 500 feet from the ocean form a small channel that is navigable by small boats. This natural monument has become a favorite sight for cruises due to the many tropical birds, frigates, and boobies that fill the surrounding air. Looking down, the nearly crystal waters offer a brilliant show of colorful tropical fish and invertebrates.

Lobos Island

Isla Lobos is about an hour by boat from Port Baquerizo Moreno. The length of the trail is 850 meters and the estimated travel time is one hour. There is a small population of blue-footed boobies and common frigate birds nesting on this site. You can observe the two species of sea lions present in the archipelago. During the tour you go through a dry vegetation zone, substrate of volcanic rocks and a sandy area. During the panga tour brown pelicans and several species of shorebirds can be observed. It is also common to see juvenile sea lions, manta rays and sea turtles.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration4 Nights

M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey

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    M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey

    M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey is a first class catamaran that began sailing the Galapagos Islands in January 2008. It 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 …

    M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey is a first class catamaran that began sailing the Galapagos Islands in January 2008. It 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 Iguana's, Frigate Birds, Blue Footed Boobies, and much more!


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San Cristobal

AM: Cerro Brujo

Cerro Brujo beach is a white coral beach. It was the first coast where Charles Darwin first walked in September 1835. In this fascinating landscape of lava, we can observe boobies, gulls and pelicans. The sheltered bay is popular for young sea turtles and rays and there are excellent opportunities for swimming. The salt water pools behind the sand dunes were once used by fishermen as a salt mine and the local people to preserve food. Among the most attractive fauna you may be able to see is the Chatham mockingbird and San Cristobal lava lizard, both species endemic to this island, and not seen anywhere else in the Galapagos. You can also find the Canary of the Islands, the Galapagos Flycatcher and hopefully the Vermilion Flycatcher, a small red and black bird that is called Pajaro Brujo in Spanish (a San Cristobal's endemic subspecies that gave the name to this visitor's site). The vegetation covers the whole path, where you can find species such as candelabra cactus, chala, carob, Muyu, palo santo, hawthorn and arrayancillo. Cerro Brujo Beach is special for being in calm and in peace. The white sand and water clarity are the perfect combination to enjoy an incredible break.

PM: Pitt Point

This place is on the north of San Cristobal. Here there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies. The view is impressive when you walk up to the high part of the island. You may be lucky to see the red footed booby, the least seen of the bunch. It is also the home of the Chatham mockingbird, only found here on San Cristobal Island.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3


AM: Gardner Bay

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. Here, you can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.

PM: Punta Suarez

This rocky land spot sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Along its southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea affording the visitor spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow hole where water spouts up to 50-75 feet into the air depending on the intensity of the surf.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4


AM: Cormorant Point

This site offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos. It is 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 and white-checked pintail ducks. 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.

PM: Post office bay and Baroness Lookout

This site is home to a wooden barrel that was placed there in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used since 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 site of the Post Office Barrel, this area was the landing sport for some of the first colonists. Continue to the north of the island and ascend 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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Galapagos to Mainland

AM: Charles Darwin Station

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 and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity.

Twin Craters

The Gemelos are a pair of craters approximately 30 meters deep located on either side of the road to Baltra. It is speculated that the holes were created because of a volcanic explosion or because of magma chambers inside the earth. It is a good place to see the Galapagos hawk and barn owl is on this island. The surrounding forest is full of birds such as the vermilion flycatcher or the yellow warbler.

After the morning excursion you will be taken to the airport for your flight to the mainland.

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  • Nightly on board accommodation
  • All meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Local guides
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • Visitors ticket
  • Domestic flights


  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals and beverages not listed
  • Quito transfers
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Vaccination costs
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Border taxes or fees


M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey is a first class expeditionary catamaran offering superior comfort, size, style, and stability. The Galapagos Seaman Journey’s different itineraries include amazing land tours on most of the Galapagos Islands where guests encounter the many endemic species like Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Penguins, Land and Marine Iguana’s, Frigate Birds, Blue Footed Boobies, and much more! 

With a maximum capacity of 16 passengers, spacious sun decks, mini library, bar and lounge and air conditioned cabins with private facilities Make the Seaman the perfect choice for your intimate Galapagos Cruise.


The domestic flights Quito - Galapagos - Quito (approx. $550 USD), Galapagos Park entrance fee of $100 USD and visitors ticket of $20 USD are included in the trip price. (Subject to change).

Itineraries: Due to government regulations designed to control and protect the impact of tourism, each vessel, based on length of cruise has its own distinct itinerary.  The itineraries are designed to allow visitors to visit all regions of the islands and we suggest you request the advice of Goway's Latin specialists as to which itinerary would suit you best.

Prices are “from” per person and based on twin share based on current exchange rates and subject to change. Single rates available on request. Subject to availability, limited seats available, seasonal surcharges may apply.

6 Dec 2021
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