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M/C Endemic Galapagos Cruise: 5 Days

5 Days
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US$ 6,319

DELUXE | CRUISE: Venture through the Galapagos Islands to see soaring frigate birds, lumbering tortoises, and frolicking sea lions. Travelling aboard a luxury yacht, the M/C Endemic, you’ll enjoy world-class comforts and amenities as you cruise through the islands, exploring volcanic landscapes and spotting wildlife.

This 5-day Galapagos vacation takes you throughout these biodiverse 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 Galapagos adventure begins on Santa Cruz Island, where you’ll visit the gorgeous white-sand beach of Las Bachas, named after the rusted pontoon that’s a relic of World War II. Be careful as you explore so as not to crush the delicate sea turtle eggs that lie along the rim of the beach. Continue to San Cristobal Island, where you’ll climb imposing Witch Hill before taking advantage of its powdery white-sand beach for some swimming. Head on to Kicker Rock to spot the abundant seabirds that call it home and the sea turtles, sharks, and rays that populate the waters. Pass on to Lobos Island to spot blue-footed boobies and frigate birds before snorkelling alongside sea lions in the waters off shore.

Continue to Espanola Island to see the hood-mockingbird that’s endemic to the island. At Osborn and Gardner Bay, snorkel beneath the waters to uncover a breathtaking world of sea turtles, sharks, and sea lions. Venture onwards to Point Suarez where you’ll stroll along the sandy and pebbled beaches and spot the abundant wildlife. Head to Santa Fe Island to cross through a forest of prickly-pear cactuses or volcanic rocks covered with land iguanas and continue to South Plaza Island.

On your final day, you’ll visit Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island, where you’ll learn about the scientific exploits of Charles Darwin, discover the history of the islands, and see the incredible giant tortoises that have been roaming the island since Darwin’s time. At the end of your journey, head back to Baltra to disembark and connect for your flight home.


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5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 6,319

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Day 1

Baltra Airport - Santa Cruz Island Dragon Island

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

In the afternoon, visit Dragon Hill will take place, which is located in the north-western part of Santa Cruz island. Here you will have the opportunity to walk into the island and view the land iguana. Be among these magnificent reptiles, that just a few decades ago were on the brink of extinction.

Moreover, at Dragon Hill you will see a flamingos' lagoon, pintail ducks and other endemic birds including flycatchers and warblers. After a short trek, amazing view awaits us up the hill. Offshore snorkeling before returning to the yacht.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration4 Nights

M/C Endemic

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    M/C 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.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Panoramic Views
    • Private Bathroom

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Day 2

San Cristobal Island Kicker Rock - Witch Hill - Lobos Island

In the morning, the first spot to be visited is Kicker Rock, an impressive geological formation due to erosion. This is a nesting place of sea birds. Additionally, curious sea lions, and marine life can be found, such as fish, turtles, sharks, rays, representing the main attraction for snorkeling. This is a nice spot to take pictures.

The next attraction to see is Witch Hill, a tuff cone hill located southwest from San Cristobal. This name comes from the Spanish name of the bird known in English as Vermilion Flycatcher.

A zodiac ride will take passengers into amazing rock formations along the island shore. A white sand beach and crystal-clear waters are part of this enchanted location. Fantastic opportunity for snorkeling.

In the afternoon, you will be taken to Lobos Island, where a small population of blue-footed boobies, frigates, marine iguanas, and great frigate birds nesting can be observed. Snorkeling with sea lions in this calm bay is also part of the excursion.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Espanola Island Gardner Bay or Osborn & Gardner Islets - Suarez Point

Espanola Island will be explored today. You will have the chance to observe endemic wildlife such as the Hood-Mockingbird. This is the southernmost island in the Galapagos archipelago, and home to several wildlife species, including masked and blue-footed boobies. Spectacular views from the top of a cliff.

In the morning, after breakfast, the first attraction to be seen is Gardner Bay that provides an excellent beach for swimming. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will find lots of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by colonies of sea lions which like to swim with you.

Or visit the Osborn and Gardner islets that are amazing for underwater discovery. Snorkeling is a highlight on this visitor point.

After lunch, Suarez Point will be visited, which represents one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago, with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beach.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Santa Fe Island - Santa Cruz Island Fausto Llerena Breeding Center

In the morning, after breakfast, Santa Fe Island will be visited, which is one of the most entertaining destinations for shore excursions in the Galapagos Islands. It has two trail choices for visitors, one of which takes you to the tallest Opuntia cactus in the Galapagos. While the other trail takes you into the highlands where land iguanas can be seen. After a long walk, the opportunity to swim in calm waters or snorkel with playful sea lions will be pretty tempting.

In the afternoon, visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, which is also known as Charles Darwin Research Station. This place has an information center, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station. In the tortoise breeding station, you can encounter tortoises of different subspecies, which are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most popular inhabitant of this Station is probably the Lonesome George turtle, that already died in 2012.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

South Plaza Island - Baltra Airport

In the morning, South Plaza's Island is the next island to be discovered. It has unique Sesuvium plants and Opuntia cactuses scattered across the landscape which provide some of the most interesting wildlife observations available in Galapagos. Land iguanas are easily seen from the trail, frequently under the shade of cactuses, waiting for a prickly pear to fall.

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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2022: Jan 9, 23; Feb 6, 20; Mar 6, 20; Apr 3; May 1, 15, 29; Jun 12, 26; Jul 10, 24;
Aug 7, 21; Sep 4, 18; Oct 2, 16, 30; Nov 13, 27; Dec 11.

2023: Jan 8, 22; Feb 5, 19; Mar 5, 19; Apr 2, 16, 30; May 14, 28; Jun 11, 25; Jul 9, 23;
Aug 6, 20; Sep 3, 17; Oct 1, 15, 29; Nov 12, 26; Dec 10.


  • 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


  • 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


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.

11 Dec 2022
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