Galapagos Luxury Catamaran Cruise
In less than one week, this Galapagos tour gives you an efficient and up close look at the diverse wildlife that the archipelago is famous for. You and fifteen other passengers will cruise hundreds of miles from Ecuador’s Pacific coast to visit the remote islands surrounded by clear, inviting waters and home to unique flora and fauna. Navigated by the smooth-riding Ocean Spray catamaran, this is a trip rich in nature as well as modern comfort.
Starting from $4,690 per person
Pricing includes everything from your international arrival to your departure, with the exception of flights and a few lunches and dinners.
HOW IT WORKS
- From sea lions to sea turtles, and booby birds to flamingos, get an up close look at local fauna.
- After a swim and snorkel through the clear waters with marine life, enjoy the pillow-soft white sand that covers the Cerro Brujo beach.
- Take in the unique shoreline of Cormorant Bay which sparkles green thanks to the high level of olivine crystals.
- Guides and tour representatives available at each departure and landing, ensuring stress-free transportation.
- Red-foot, blue-foot, and Nazca too: revel in the rare chance to view all three species of the booby bird, as presented at Pitt Point.
- Experience the natural beauty of the Galapagos aboard the luxurious Ocean Spray catamaran, complete with an on-deck jacuzzi and private balconies.
- Create an unforgettable memory and snorkel next to blacktip and whitetip reef sharks in the shallow waters of Black Cove Bay.
Welcome to Quito, Ecuador! Located at an impressive altitude of nearly 3,000 m.a.s.l., the Andean capital can take your breath away in more ways than one. You can let out a sigh of relief however knowing that a representative of SA Expeditions will greet you at the airport and get you settled into your hotel. The rest of the evening is yours to relax or perhaps ponder the Theory of Evolution.
Explore the Ancient Incan city that so well balances modern sophistication with traditional culture. Walk through picturesque plazas that remain decorated by 16th and 17th century churches, proudly preserved by the city. Modern buildings and culinary offerings are not far from these architectural gems of yore, nor are views of the Andean mountain peaks that sit in the background.
It’s not every day that you wake up anticipating a morning flight to the Galapagos Islands! Considered a World Heritage site not once but twice (for both land and sea), you’ll first arrive to San Cristobal, the easternmost island, where you will be met by your guide and escorted to the Ocean Spray Yacht. Enjoy lunch on board then make your way towards the Lobos Islands, so named because of the thriving sea lion population that inhabit the rocky shores.
Take a morning trip to Pitt Point, a tuff formation on the north-eastern tip of the island. Home to frigate birds and storm petrels, the area also hosts all three types of booby birds. In the afternoon, you’ll head to the northern coast to visit one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos: Cerro Brujo. The powdery white sand will seduce your bare feet towards the clear water for a swim or snorkel. Both underwater and on land, there’s an abundance of wildlife to see here as sea turtles, rays and more of those famous booby birds populate the area thanks to a lack of natural predators.
Stretch your legs with a revitalizing hike around Post Office Bay, a name that derives from the peculiar 19th-century tradition of whalers leaving unmarked postage on this section of the Floreana Island. After you’ve warmed up, it’s time to dive into the lovely bay and enjoy a snorkel. Later on in the day you can check out the local fauna at Cormorant Point, a large lagoon with a vast array of birds as unique as the sandy shore is green. This amazing and colorful effect is caused by the high level of olivine crystals mixed in with the sand.
There’s no better way to say goodbye to these islands than with some of the friendliest and surliest of wildlife at Black Turtle Cove. Located in the northern part of Santa Cruz and surrounded by mangroves, the inlet is home to blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, gigantic sea turtles, and a variety of rays to name a few. Later in the day you’ll be transferred to the airport where you’ll catch a flight back to Quito, Ecuador.
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