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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 Baltra

Morning flight from Quito to Baltra, Galapagos Islands.

You will arrive at Baltra 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.

In the afternoon, visit Black Turtle Cove in the northern part of Santa Cruz. This inlet is surrounded by mangroves and is only accessible by dinghy. The shallow cove is a haven for young marine life. Black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here.

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

Genova Island

In the morning, visit El Barranco also known as Prince Phillip's Steps, a steep, rocky path that leads up a high cliff rock face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to Palo Santo vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared owls, Galapagos storm petrels, and Galapagos doves.

In the afternoon, you will visit the white-sand coral beach of Darwin Bay which includes a half mile trail (0.75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls, which can easily be spotted here. Further down the path you'll find tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. At the end is a spectacular view of a cliff.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Santiago and Rabida Islands

Head to Sullivan Bay located on the southeast part of Santiago. This place is interesting for its geology because the area is covered by lava flows. This place has elevations in the form of small volcanoes formed by the lava flows.

Then, you will visit Rabida Island (or Jervis) which is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. You will start on Rabida's famous maroon/red sand beach, and after an easy hike, you will arrive to a stunning lookout to enjoy the amazing landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher's delight. Some species are abundant such as a few varieties of finches, Galapagos vermilion flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and brown pelicans.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Santa Cruz Island

You will visit "Fausto Llerena" Giant Tortoises Creeding Center in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island in the morning, 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.

Then head to El Chato reserve, which is divided into two areas: Caseta and Chato. The trail begins at Santa Rosa (13.7 miles / 22 km) from Puerto Ayora, with the Caseta route being the most challenging. The reserve allows visitors to observe giant tortoises in the wild during the dry season and is also a good place to spot short-eared owls, Darwin's finches, yellow warblers, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Santa Cruz Island

The visitors' site at Dragon Hill is located in northwestern Santa Cruz Island and consists of a 1,600 m long trail that runs through three different environments. The beach is very rocky. At high tide it's a nice place for snorkeling. At this visiting site you can find vegetation of the typical intertidal zone and dry zone.

Bachas Beach is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz and is a beach for swimming. One of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos, a floating pier, can be seen here. You may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black-necked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest on the beach.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Floreana Island

You will land on a beach and head to a spot where 18th century whalers placed a wooden barrel used 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!

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

Afterwards, you will have a chance to snorkel around Devil's Crown which is the rocky remains of an offshore volcano sticking out of the water. This is a great location to spot a wide range of marine creatures.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Espanola Island

On the trail to Suarez Point in the morning, you will have the chance to spot blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, and Nazca boobies. This island is the breeding site of nearly all of the world's 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. 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 will have the chance to see the famous blowhole that spurts sea water into the air. The landscape is great for photography.

Then this excursion will take you to 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. You may also see curious mockingbirds on the beach.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

San Cristobal Island - Departure

This site is part of an environment project. At this center, you will explore the natural history of the islands including human interaction and conservation efforts. The Museum of Natural History explains the volcanic origin of the archipelago, ocean currents, climate, and the arrival of endemic species. The Human History exhibit chronologically describes significant events such as discovery and colonization of the islands.

After this final visit, you will be transferred to the San Cristobal 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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