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Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/V Cormorant)

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,766
  • Sunset over the Pacific

Enjoy 4 days on board the Cormorant, a brand new luxury catamaran. Each cabin hosts a private balcony that is perfect for viewing whales, dolphins, sea birds and spectacular scenery.


For itinerary details please click the itinerary tab.

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,766

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Day 1

Mainland to Galapagos - Kicker Rock

You will arrive at San Cristobal Island in the morning. After passing through immigration and baggage claim you will be met by Cormorant staff and transferred to the yacht. You will be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

In the afternoon, a panga ride and snorkeling around the Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) known as the Sleeping Lion because of its resemblance, this site is located off the coast of San Cristobal. The remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea, two vertical rocks rising 500 feet above the ocean, form a small channel that is navigable by small boats. This Galapagos Islands natural monument has become a favorite sight for cruises due to the many tropicbirds, frigate birds and boobies that fill the surrounding air. Beneath the sea the crystal waters offer a brilliant show of colorful tropical fish and invertebrates.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Day 2

Suarez Point and Gardner Bay

This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts, White-cheeked Pintails can also be seen. The beaches on this island are distinct: The "Green Beach" named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and the "Four Sand Beach" composed of white coral.

In the 18th century whalers passing through the islands placed a wooden barrel on Floreana Island for use as an unofficial mail box. The tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home.

Espanola Island is the southernmost island of the Galapagos and is the breeding site of nearly all of the Waved Albatrosses in the entire world. Espanola is densely populated with mockingbirds, Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies, Darwin finches, Galapagos Doves, hawks, red and green marine iguanas, and loads of sea lions.

In the morning, you will visit Suarez Point on a trail where you will have the chance to see Blue-footed Boobie, albatrosses and Nazca Boobies. You will also visit a beautiful site on the ocean front where there is a cliff that the large albatrosses use as a launching pad! You'll have the chance to see the famous blowhole that spurts water into the air. The landscape is great for photography.

In the afternoon, start by visiting the spectacular Gardner Bay. After landing, you can walk across a lovely white sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Cormorant Point, Post Office Bay and Baroness View Point

You will visit three sites on Floreana Island. Floreana is known for its fabulous snorkeling sites, its vibrantly pink flamingos and its black sand beaches.

The first visit of the day will be to Cormorant Point. Here you will enjoy a hike to a salt water lagoon which is home to flamingoes. You will also get to swim in Champion, one of the best snorkeling site in the Galapagos Islands.

In the afternoon, head to Post Office Bay. You will land on a beach and head to a spot where 18th century whalers placed a wooden barrel for use as an unofficial mail box. The custom continues to this day with Galapagos visitors. So, don't forget your postcards, and don't be surprised if the post card arrives to its destination before you even get home!

Baroness Viewpoint is a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent Baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing. The legends about this baroness are associated with a fascinating murder mystery. There are easy trails in this area for exploring the flora and fauna of Floreana.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Charles Darwin Research Centre and Departure

In the morning you start at the Charles Darwin Station Breeding Center "Fausto Llerena" home to turtles ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long. Here you will observe the various sub-species of turtles interacting with each other, and possibly with you. Many of the older turtles are accustomed to humans, and will stretch out their heads for a pet. The babies are only kept until they are about four years old, or large enough to survive in the wild. These conservation efforts continue to be extremely successful.

After this final visit, you will be transferred to Baltra's airport in time to catch your flight back to the mainland.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Other Information

DEPARTURES: 

Wednesdays

PRICE INCLUDES:

3 night cruise aboard the M/V Cormorant, island transfers, tours, local guides, and meals as indicated. Domestic airfare, Park entrance fee and tourist ticket

PRICE EXCLUDES:

International Airfare and taxes, Travel Insurance, Gratuities unless otherwise stated, Items of a personal nature, Optional excursions, Beverages unless otherwise stated, Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based Twin share. Other accommodation options available on request and subject to availability. 

NOTE: 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.

Any promotional pricing is not reflected in the "from" pricing. Please contact your travel specialist for more information.

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20 Dec 2017
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