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Cruising the Galapagos: M/Y Infinity

Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 8,790

DELUXE | CRUISE: The M/Y Infinity exceeds everything seen before. High performance, unrivaled comfort, respect for the environment, and stunning style all combine to ensure that the Infinity is one of the most ideal modern yachts for exploring the Galapagos Islands.


The M/Y Infinity offers a luxurious way to explore the Galapagos Islands, with four different cruise itineraries ranging from 4 to 8 days. Visit a mix of islands populated with the Galapagos Islands most famous and recognisable wildlife, as well as those that have seen human interaction over the centuries. Explore nature’s greatest untouched playground aboard the M/Y Infinity.

4-Day Itinerary

Baltra – Genova – Santiago – Rabida – Santa Cruz

From Galapagos Airport on Baltra, sail to a shallow cove remote corner of Santa Cruz to see reef sharks, sea turtles, and rays. Then sail on to Genova for a magnificent view, with the chance to see a wide variety of bird life. Pay a visit to the sea lions at Darwin Bay, before visiting the volcanic formations of Santiago. Rabida Island will delight birdwatchers its rare species, along with its dark red sand beaches, and offers an ideal stop before your final day exploring Santa Cruz, where you’ll visit the Giant Tortoises Breeding Center.

5-Day Itinerary

Baltra – Santa Cruz – Floreana – Espanola – San Cristobal

Begin your exploration at the El Chato reserve, with the chance to see giant tortoises in the wild, with short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, and many more birds above. Your next stop is Santa Cruz, where you’ll find flamingos, a variety of crabs, and a swimming beach. On Floreana, visit the ‘mail box’ used by 18th century whalers that is still known to deliver mail today. Then visit the flamingo lagoon of Comorant Point, and the famous Green Beach. On to Espanola, the breeding site for almost the world’s entire population of waved albatrosses. A wide variety of other birds, iguanas, and sea lions share the island. Your final stop is San Cristobal, home both to the oldest human settlement in the Galapagos and its Museum of Natural History.

8-Day Itinerary A

Baltra – Genova – Santiago – Rabida – Santa Cruz – Floreana – Espanola – San Cristobal

Combine the 4 and 5-day itineraries for an in-depth exploration of the Galapagos you’ll never forget.

8-Day Itinerary B

San Cristobal – Santa Fe – South Plaza – Santa Cruz – Isabela – Fernandina – Santiago – Bartholomew – North Seymour

Start by visiting the all new Breeding Center Jacinto Gordillo on San Cristobal Island, where you’ll see giant tortoises and a wide variety of birds. Then sail to Santa Fe, home to some of the Galapagos’ largest iguanas, and South Plaza, where one of the islands’ largest sea lion colonies thrives. Spend a day exploring Santa Cruz, visiting the Giant Tortoises Breeding Center and the view from the so-called Twin Craters. Then sail on to Isabela, the largest and most volcanically active in the Galapagos. On Fernandina, you’ll find a pristine eco system untouched by foreign species, while Santiago invites you to see Galapagos hawks, lava lizards, and fur seals. Bartholomew Island intrigues with its multi-coloured volcanic remnants and panoramic views before you return to North Seymour Island, your last stop before departure from Baltra.


 

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Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 8,790

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Arrival to San Cristobal

You will arrive at San Cristobal Island in the morning.

After passing through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by an Infinity staff member and transfer you 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.

Then, head on to Puerto Chino, located 15.2 miles (24.5 km) away from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and a few miles from the Breeding Center Cerro Colorado. This walk takes approximately 30 minutes to the beach.

In the afternoon, visit the Breeding Center Jacinto Gordillo - "La Galapaguera", in Cerro Colorado. It is a new visitor site in the southeast part of San Cristobal Island and can now be reached in roughly one hour by road from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. On the trees and shrubs surrounding the site, you may see land birds like warblers, finches and mockingbirds. Giant tortoises can be observed on the trails. They live there wild but in a protected area to ensure their survival by sealing them off from introduced predators like pigs and goats.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration7 Nights
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M/Y Infinity

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    M/Y Infinity



    The ultimate Galapagos experience, the Infinity Galapagos yacht offers unrivaled comfort, high performance, modern interiors and environmentally friendly with a stunning style. Well appointed accommodation in large staterooms, private balconies and large interiors are only but a few of the unique traits the Infinity Galapagos …

    The ultimate Galapagos experience, the Infinity Galapagos yacht offers unrivaled comfort, high performance, modern interiors and environmentally friendly with a stunning style. Well appointed accommodation in large staterooms, private balconies and large interiors are only but a few of the unique traits the Infinity Galapagos yacht has in store for its guests.

    Accommodation and services feature 8 cabins including 2 suites, Al-fresco dining, sunbathing in large solarium's, and an interior lounge area for daily briefings. Itineraries showcase the best of the islands, with programs cruising to the far north and west of the archipelago.

    Facilities

    • Jacuzzi
    • Outside Dining Bar
    • Solarium

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Day 2

Santa Fe Island and South Plaza Island

Start your day at Santa Fe Island (Barrington), home to the small picturesque bay and anchorage on the island's northeast coast. The bay has two visitor trails: one leading to a scenic viewpoint atop a cliff, and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest.

Next stop South Plaza, the small island with steep cliffs. It was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. The most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium. During the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Santa Cruz Island

You will visit "Fausto Llerena" Giant Tortoises Creeding Center in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, where giant tortoises are bred in captivity; this is home to tortoises ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long adults. Subspecies of the giant tortoises interact with one another, and many of the older tortoises are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years-old and strong enough to survive on their own.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Twin Craters located opposite to each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Isabela Island

Moreno Point is located southwest of Elizabeth Bay. Here a dry landing onto what was once owing lava is possible. The lava has left craters in its wake which formed crystal tide pools. By looking into the pools, you can peer into another world as the marine life drifts by your window. In the brackish pools of this area, you may see pink flamingos, white-cheeked pintails, and common gallinules. If you look carefully into the pools, you may see white-tip reef sharks and some sea turtles.

In the afternoon, visit Elizabeth Bay located on the east coast of Isabela Island. The bay contains many islets, which can be visited by dinghy. Penguins and blue-footed boobies can be spotted on the rocky islets. With an abundance of marine life and clear water, the area is perfect for snorkeling and viewing schools of colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps even sharks.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Isabela Island

Urbina Bay is located at the base of Alcedo Volcano on the west coast between Tagus Cove and Elizabeth Bay. This area experienced a major uplift in 1954 causing the land to rise over 16 feet. The coast expanded half a mile out leaving marine life stranded on the new shore. This area is also a great place for snorkeling.

Next is a visit to Tagus Cove on Isabela Island which is located across from Fernandina Island, near the Bolivar Channel dividing the two islands. This spot has been frequented by ships since the 1800s, using the area as an anchorage site. Trails winding by Lake Darwin up to a ridge display wonderful views.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Fernandina and Isabela Islands

Crossing the Bolivar Channel that divides Isabela and Fernandina Islands, you will land at Espinoza Point, and after walking past a colony of marine iguanas and a group of sea lions, you will reach the island's highlight: the flightless cormorant nesting site. This area also provides a great opportunity to see the Galapagos hawk.

Next stop is comprised of two separate coves. Vicente Roca Point is a large bay with spectacular sea life. Keep an eye out for seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating Mola mola (or sun fish) while you snorkel.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Santiago and Bartholomew Islands

Egas Port, also known as James Bay, on Santiago Island is home to the curious Galapagos hawks and quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards. The trail leads to the coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. Here the Galapagos fur seals bathe in the sun. This is also a great snorkeling site.

You will head to Bartholomew Island where the famous Pinnacle Rock is found. Bartholomew consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. You will take a trail of stairs to the summit of the volcano (about 30 or 40 minutes) where you will enjoy one of the best views of the islands! You will also visit a small, beautiful beach surrounded by the only vegetation found on this barren island. The beach is perfect for snorkeling where you may even see and swim with Galapagos penguins.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

North Seymour Island - Departure

In North Seymour you may see Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and magnificent frigate birds which are abundant on this island. North Seymour was formed by a series of submarine lava flows containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone.

After this final visit in the North Seymour, you will be transferred to the Baltra airport in time for your flight back to the mainland.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES: 

Itinerary

 

2022
4 Day January 4, 18; March 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 24; June 7, 21; July 5; August 2, 16; October 11, 25; November 8, 22; December 6
5 Day January 7, 21; February 4, 18; March 4, 18; April 1, 15, 29; May 13, 27; July 8; August 5, 19; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9
8 Day - 
Itinerary A

January 4, 18; March 1, 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 24; July 5; August 2, 16; October 11, 25; November 8, 22; December 6

8 Day - 
Itinerary B

January 11, 25; February 8, 22; March 8, 22; April 5, 19; May 3, 31; June 28; July 12; August 9, 23; October 4, 18; November 1, 15, 29; December 13

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All site excursions
  • All meals and accommodation during cruise
  • Regular soft drinks and juices
  • Champagne reception
  • Galapagos National Park bilingual Guide
  • Use of snorkeling gear and wet-suits
  • Kayaks
  • Flights to and from the Galapagos from mainland Ecuador
  • Park Fee
  • Visitors 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

OTHER INFORMATION: 

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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

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.

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