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La Pinta - Eastern Galapagos Islands 4 day/3 night

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La Pinta - Eastern Galapagos Islands 4 day/3 night
The La Pinta Eastern Islands Cruise focuses on Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and Espanola Islands. Embark in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on Santa Cristobal Island, and visit the Centro Colorado Tortoise Centre, a giant tortoise breeding center in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest. A visit to Cerro Brujo offers rewarding bird watching as well as sea lion and lava lizard sightings. Punta P itt is the only place to find Nazca, red-footed and blue-footed boobies together as well as frigate birds and sea lions. Punta Suarez offers an exciting walk to sea bird colonies including the waved albatross, Galapagos hawks, Darwin's finches, marine iguanas and a spectacular blowhole.Gardner Bay features sea lions and excellent snorkeling. Conclude with a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station.

La Pinta's Eastern Islands Cruise can be combined with the Northern or Western Islands Cruise to create trips of 8, 11, 12 or 15 days in length. View the Eastern Islands Cruise details on this page or click on the links to view details of other La Pinta Galapagos cruises.

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read more The La Pinta Eastern Islands Cruise focuses on Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and Espanola Islands. Embark in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on Santa Cristobal Island, and visit the Centro Colorado Tortoise Centre, a giant tortoise breeding center in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest. A visit to Cerro Brujo offers rewarding bird watching as well as sea lion and lava lizard sightings. Punta Pitt is the only place to find Nazca, red-footed and blue-footed boobies together as well as frigate birds and sea lions. Punta Suarez offers an exciting walk to sea bird colonies including the waved albatross, Galapagos hawks, Darwin's finches, marine iguanas and a spectacular blowhole.Gardner Bay features sea lions and excellent snorkeling. Conclude with a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station.

La Pinta's Eastern Islands Cruise can be combined with the Northern or Western Islands Cruise to create trips of 8, 11, 12 or 15 days in length. View the Eastern Islands Cruise details on this page or click on the links to view details of other La Pinta Galapagos cruises.

La Pinta - Western Galapagos Islands 8 day/7 night
La Pinta - Northern Galapagos Islands 5 day/4 night
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Day 1 - FRI - Cerro Colorado Tortoise Centre

Day 2 - SAT - Punta Pitt & Cerro Brujo

Day 3 - SUN - Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay

Day 4 - MON - Charles Darwin Research Station


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Day 1 - FRI - Cerro Colorado Tortoise Centre

Arrival by plane to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristóbal Island and transfer to Yacht La Pinta for cabin assignment, introductory briefing and lunch. After lunch, land back at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and drive 40 minutes to the island’s southern shore. At Cerro Colorado, we visit the breeding centre of the highly endangered giant tortoises in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest, home to dozens of bird species and the endemic San Cristóbal lava lizard.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
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MEALS:
lunch and dinner

Day 2 - SAT - Punta Pitt & Cerro Brujo

Land at the eastern tip of San Cristóbal Island this morning. The trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline and is the only site in the Galápagos where the three species of boobies can be found together, as well as the two frigate species, plus a colony of bachelor sea lions. After the walk, if conditions are favorable, there is a chance to swim from the beach.

In the afternoon following lunch on board, a dinghy ride along the shores of tuff-stone layers takes you to Cerro Brujo's expansive, white coraline beach, great for walking, with rewarding birdwatching with good views of seabirds and shore birds. Also, look out for Galápagos sea lions. These are the same shores that Charles Darwin walked upon, back in September 1835.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
La Pinta
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - SUN - Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay

Enjoy a morning outing at Punta Suarez (dry landing) for an exciting walk on lava/boulder terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including the waved albatrosses (April - December), boobies, swallow-tail gulls and the famous blowhole. Among its land birds, the Hood island mockingbird, and three species of Darwin’s finches are common highlights. Also, look for red-green-black marine iguanas. Back on board for lunch.

In the afternoon, disembark at Gardner Bay onto a white coral beach for a short walk to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds, finches or enjoy the beach. There is great snorkeling in this area (snorkeling equipment is available for guests at no extra cost), kayak or ride the glass-bottom boat. Briefing and dinner.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
La Pinta
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - MON - Charles Darwin Research Station

Morning disembarkation (dry landing) to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the ‘rearing in captivity’ program for the giant tortoises. Here guests witness the efforts and results of all the field work done in the name of science. An impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest and many land birds can be also seen. Transfer by bus across Santa Cruz Island and a short ferry ride to Baltra. Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itinerary may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of Galapagos cruising unique.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 7:00am and 9:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 5:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag) and wet suits (recommended June through December) are available for the duration of the cruise.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (dinghies). Trip members will hike from the landing point to specific areas for wildlife observation. Hiking time for most landings will be a couple of hours round-trip with lots of time to stop to study, photograph and enjoy the flora and fauna. Some landings are dry but many are "wet," requiring cautious footing on slippery rocks. The boat staff will be on hand to assist.
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Start/End DateShipPrice per Person
1       Jul 27 - Jul 30, 2014La Pinta$2685View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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2       Aug 08 - Aug 11, 2014La Pinta$2685View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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3       Aug 22 - Aug 25, 2014La Pinta$2685View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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4       Sep 05 - Sep 08, 2014La Pinta$2685View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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5       Sep 19 - Sep 22, 2014La Pinta$2685View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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6       Oct 03 - Oct 06, 2014La Pinta$2685View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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7       Oct 17 - Oct 20, 2014La Pinta$2685View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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8       Oct 31 - Nov 03, 2014La Pinta$2685View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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9       Nov 14 - Nov 17, 2014La Pinta$2685View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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10       Nov 28 - Dec 01, 2014La Pinta$2685View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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11       Dec 12 - Dec 15, 2014La Pinta$2685View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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12       Dec 26 - Dec 29, 2014La Pinta$2885View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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13       Jan 09 - Jan 12, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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14       Jan 23 - Jan 26, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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15       Feb 06 - Feb 09, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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16       Feb 20 - Feb 23, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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17       Mar 06 - Mar 09, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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18       Mar 20 - Mar 23, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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19       Apr 03 - Apr 06, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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20       Apr 17 - Apr 20, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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21       May 01 - May 04, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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22       May 15 - May 18, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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23       May 29 - Jun 01, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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24       Jun 12 - Jun 15, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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25       Jun 26 - Jun 29, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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26       Jul 10 - Jul 13, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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27       Jul 24 - Jul 27, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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28       Aug 07 - Aug 10, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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29       Aug 21 - Aug 24, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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30       Sep 04 - Sep 07, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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31       Sep 18 - Sep 21, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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32       Oct 02 - Oct 05, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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33       Oct 16 - Oct 19, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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34       Oct 30 - Nov 02, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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35       Nov 13 - Nov 16, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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36       Nov 27 - Nov 30, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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37       Dec 11 - Dec 14, 2015La Pinta$2790View Details
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Double cabins aboard La Pinta have double beds (32 x 79 inches), which can be converted to one queen bed (64 x 79 inches). Cabins measure 189 square feet, 10.5 x 18 feet.
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38       Dec 25 - Dec 28, 2015La Pinta$3000View Details
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Included

Accommodations, all meals, soft drinks, island sightseeing, naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish, snorkel gear, wetsuit rental, internet and low-bandwidth WiFi onboard (intermittent), luggage handling, medical care on board (but not the cost of medication) taxes and transfers in the islands. Transfer from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Swissôtel, Marriott, Dann Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Hampton Inn, Sheraton) to airport for flights to/from Galápagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers we must have guest's hotel contact.

Exclusions

International airfare; airfare from mainland Ecuador; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult, $50 for children under 12 years old. This can be paid directly by passengers [cash only] or it is included in our INCLUSIVE PACKAGE TOURS); Galapagos National Institute Migration Control Card (US $10 per person); departure tax ($40.80); gratuities for guides, crew, drivers or local staff; alcoholic beverages; other personal expenses; insurance of any kind. Fuel surcharge may apply.

During Peak Season, a holiday surcharge increases the adult rate as listed; children are to pay a $140 surcharge. No discounts apply, and other restrictions may be in effect. Peak Season 2014: April 11-18, Dec 19-26, Dec 29-Jan 2. Peak Season 2015: Dec 18-25, Dec 25-Jan 1.

Room Configuration

Twin/double cabins booked for single use have a surcharge of 50% of the price, or 100% during Peak Season. Select cabins may be booked for triple occupancy, with each person paying the double-occupancy rate listed. Triple cabins booked for double occupancy incur a 50% surcharge per person.

Families & Children

Children under 12 years old at the time of sailing (15 years old in 2015) receive 25% off when sharing the cabin with 2 adults (applies only to one child per adult, paying full fare). Minimum child age is 6 years old. Child discount does not apply during Peak Season dates, when there is a child surcharge. Six cabins are connected, for the convenience of families traveling together, and there are also 4 triple cabins of approximately 236 square feet). These triple cabins accommodate 2 adults and 1 child in a sofa bed. A “Young Pirates” program allows children, 6 to 12 years old, to fully absorb the Galapagos at their own pace. Young guests will enjoy a different educational approach with “children-only” activities, special meals, interpretative recreational material and books.

Payment & Cancellation

A nonrefundable cruise deposit of $1,000 per person is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. For cancellations received 60 days or less prior to departure, the full trip price will be applied as the cancellation penalty. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply; contact AdventureSmith for details.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

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Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 21 days of booking your trip for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Extended Itinerary Pricing

Longer Galapagos La Pinta itineraries are available by combining the ship's shorter itineraries. Receive a 10% discount on the Eastern or Northern Islands itinerary when Western Islands is added to create an 11- or 12-day cruise. Or receive a 50% discount on Eastern Islands when combining all La Pinta itineraries for a 15-day cruise. Applies only to full-rate bookings; not applicable for promotional rates. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing and more information.
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Galapagos Cruise Package

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Most Galapagos cruise travelers will require pre- and post-cruise accommodations in Quito or Guayaquil, Ecuador. We have created this Galapagos Cruise Package to give travelers an easy, cost-effective way to book the most popular land package we offer.
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La Pinta

La Pinta

One of the newest yachts to sail the Galapagos, La Pinta is a gorgeous 207-foot expedition yacht, with capacity for 48 guests. She offers a relaxed yet lavish expedition atmosphere, with large outside cabins.
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