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Ocean Spray - Central Galapagos Islands Cruise 5 day/4 night

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Ocean Spray - Central Galapagos Islands Cruise 5 day/4 night
The 5-day Ocean Spray Central Galapagos Islands Cruise visits six Galapagos Islands, embarking in Baltra, cruising north to Genovesa, then touring around the central islands before returning to Baltra. The 16-guest Ocean Spray is your home base for this great introduction to the archipelago. Ocean Spray features top bilingual naturalist guides, luxury accommodations, snorkeling opportuni ties, kayaks on board and the assurance that your carbon emissions will be offset by this eco-friendly operation. Genovesa Island is famed for its birding, and this itinerary stops at key sites like Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome Island and the Santa Cruz Highlands where giant tortoises roam.

The Ocean Spray Central Galapagos Islands Cruise comprises the final 5 days of Ocean Spray's more comprehensive 8-day South-Central Galapagos Cruise. View the Central Islands Cruise details on this page or click on the links below to view details of Ocean Spray's other itineraries or to go back to the main Ocean Spray Cruises page.

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read more The 5-day Ocean Spray Central Galapagos Islands Cruise visits six Galapagos Islands, embarking in Baltra, cruising north to Genovesa, then touring around the central islands before returning to Baltra. The 16-guest Ocean Spray is your home base for this great introduction to the archipelago. Ocean Spray features top bilingual naturalist guides, luxury accommodations, snorkeling opportunities, kayaks on board and the assurance that your carbon emissions will be offset by this eco-friendly operation. Genovesa Island is famed for its birding, and this itinerary stops at key sites like Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome Island and the Santa Cruz Highlands where giant tortoises roam.

The Ocean Spray Central Galapagos Islands Cruise comprises the final 5 days of Ocean Spray's more comprehensive 8-day South-Central Galapagos Cruise. View the Central Islands Cruise details on this page or click on the links below to view details of Ocean Spray's other itineraries or to go back to the main Ocean Spray Cruises page.

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Day 1 - TUE - Embark Baltra & Pinnacle Rock (Bartolome)

Day 2 - WED - Darwin Bay & El Barranco (Genovesa)

Day 3 - THU - Espumilla Beach & Egas Port (Santiago)

Day 4 - FRI - North Seymour Island & Highlands (Santa Cruz)

Day 5 - SAT - Mosquera Islet & Disembark Baltra


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Day 1 - TUE - Embark Baltra & Pinnacle Rock (Bartolome)

Arrive at Baltra Island in the morning. After passing through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by Ocean Spray staff and transferred to the yacht. Take some time to settle into your cabin before lunch and a welcome briefing.

Your afternoon visit is to Bartolome Island, home of the famous Pinnacle Rock. Bartolome consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. 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 the Galapagos penguins.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Ocean Spray
MEALS:
lunch and dinner

Day 2 - WED - Darwin Bay & El Barranco (Genovesa)

The morning visit land you at the beach at Darwin Bay. This white-sand coral beach heads a half-mile trail that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. You may see Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies and swallow-tailed gulls. Farther down the path, look for sea lions playing in tidal pools. Arrive cliff-side where you can let the spectacular views soak in, while the boobies and iguanas keep you company.

The afternoon takes you to El Barranco or the Cliff, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps, whose steep, rocky path will lead you up 82 feet of cliff-face. After marveling at the view you will have the opportunity to take a 1-mile trek through palo santo vegetation. Here you will be dazzled by all the birds: red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos storm petrels and Galapagos doves.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Ocean Spray
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - THU - Espumilla Beach & Egas Port (Santiago)

Today visit Espumilla Beach where marine iguanas lounge and the Sally-lightfoot crabs attract the hunting herons and perform the dance of predator and prey right before your eyes. Snorkeling is highly recommended as you could find yourself face to face with an octopus, moray eel, shark or a variety of other species of tropical fish. Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago Island was once a refuge for British buccaneers. They would anchor in the protected bay to make repairs and stock up on tortoise meat among other things. It is an excellent opportunity to take in the steep cliffs, where hundreds of seabirds perch in front of the dark red-sand beach. See if you can spot "Monk" or "Elephant" Rock before your guide points them out!

The afternoon visit is to a site called Egas Port, also known as James Bay, on Santiago Island. Here, you will enjoy a hike over a dry trail known for being a hangout for curious Galapagos hawks and quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards. The trail then leads you to the coastline where you will visit the gorgeous tide pools and grottos that are full of fauna. Here observe the shy Galapagos fur sea lions. You will also get to snorkel at Egas Port beach.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Ocean Spray
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - FRI - North Seymour Island & Highlands (Santa Cruz)

Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds are abundant on North Seymour Island. The island, characterized by its arid vegetation zone, was formed by a series of submarine lavas containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic activity. In the afternoon visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz where you will walk along a path, observing the hills, ferns, volcanoes and rich wildlife. This area is home to giant tortoises and also the Tortoise Breeding Center, which you'll be able to visit. At the breeding center see the tortoises in captivity; here they have tortoises from 4 inches to 4 feet long! When the young turtles are old enough they are released into the wild.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Ocean Spray
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - SAT - Mosquera Islet & Disembark Baltra

Mosquera Islet is located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour. It is a reef of rocks and coral (the result of an uprising) and a great white-sand beach. Its narrowest width reaches about 525 feet and has an estimated length of 1,970 feet. In most of the perimeter there is a base of lava rocks, as evidence of the lava uprising, except in the southwest side where the landing occurs. This island has one of the largest populations of sea lions. You can also observe several species of shorebirds. There have been occasional reports at this site of orcas feeding on sea lions. After this final, short visit, you will be transferred to Baltra Island's airport in time to catch your flight back to the mainland.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Alternative Itinerary

In addition to Ocean Spray's two main 8-day itineraries (Southwest and South-Central Galapagos Islands) and shorter 6-, 5- and 4-day itineraries, variations are available in 10-, 11- and 15-day options; contact AdventureSmith for more details and pricing.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries 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 small ship cruising unique.

Activities

Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are available for use aboard Ocean Spray, as are kayaks for further exploring the Galapagos Islands up close, off ship. Daily excursions with naturalist guides include hikes to view points and on beaches.
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1       Sep 30 - Oct 04, 2014Ocean Spray$3740View Details
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Stateroom - $3740

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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2       Oct 14 - Oct 18, 2014Ocean Spray$3740View Details
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Stateroom - $3740

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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3       Oct 28 - Nov 01, 2014Ocean Spray$3740View Details
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Stateroom - $3740

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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4       Nov 15 - Nov 19, 2014Ocean Spray$3740View Details
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Stateroom - $3740

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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5       Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2014Ocean Spray$3740View Details
Stateroom

Stateroom - $3740

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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6       Dec 09 - Dec 13, 2014Ocean Spray$3740View Details
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Stateroom - $3740

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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7       Jan 17 - Jan 21, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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8       Jan 20 - Jan 24, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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9       Feb 03 - Feb 07, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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10       Mar 03 - Mar 07, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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11       Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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12       Apr 28 - May 02, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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13       May 26 - May 30, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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14       Jun 09 - Jun 13, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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15       Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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16       Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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17       Jul 21 - Jul 25, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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18       Sep 01 - Sep 05, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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19       Sep 15 - Sep 19, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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20       Sep 29 - Oct 03, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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21       Oct 27 - Oct 31, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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22       Nov 10 - Nov 14, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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23       Nov 24 - Nov 28, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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24       Dec 08 - Dec 12, 2015Ocean Spray$3965View Details
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Stateroom - $3965

Ocean Spray features 9 staterooms, all with private balconies. There are 4 double cabins of 334 square feet on the Main Deck with twin beds that can convert to matrimonial beds. On the Upper Deck, there are 4 double cabins of 248 square feet with matrimonial beds.
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Included

All shore excursions, all meals throughout the cruise, all soft drinks and juices, Champagne reception, complimentary fruit platter, Galapagos National Park certified guide, use of snorkeling gear and wetsuits, use of kayaks.

Exclusions

Roundtrip airfare to Galapagos, Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100), Galapagos transit control card ($10), tips to crew, alcoholic beverages, insurance of any kind.

Room Configuration

Cabins may be booked for single use at a 50% supplement. Triple occupancy for two adults and a child under 12 years of age may be available, with the child sleeping on a sofa bed. Contact AdventureSmith for info and availability.

Families & Children

Children under 12 years old receive 25% off the double occupancy rate. Child discount does not apply during holidays. 2014 holidays: Easter (April 10-19), Christmas (Dec 20-27) and New Year's (Dec 27-Jan 3). 2015 holidays: Easter (Mar 28-Apr 4), Christmas (Dec 19-26) and New Year's (Dec 26-Jan 2).

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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