South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

Beluga Galapagos Cruises

Cruise the Galapagos Islands aboard the intimate and affordable Motor Yacht Beluga. The 16-guest Beluga features comfortable double cabins each with private bath and air conditioning. The Beluga is outfitted exclusively for the Galapagos Islands and has been awarded the Smart Voyager certification for adhering to conservation standards. Beluga also complies with all international maritime regulations and is SOLAS certified. A Galapagos cruise aboard the Beluga is an exceptional value for families, small groups and charters. 

The Beluga operates two 8-day Galapagos cruise itineraries, which can be combined to create an all-encompassing 15-day cruise. There are also 4-day, 5-day and 6-day Beluga itinerary options. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for more details.

The 8-day Fernandina itinerary explores the western Galapagos islands. Highlights include visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island, spotting flamingos in mangrove lagoons and snorkeling on Floreana; walking along beautiful beaches, nearby a volcano, seeing abundant birds, sea lions, marine iguanas, land iguanas, Galapagos penguins, sea turtles and more on Isabela; and witnessing the impressive marine iguana colony on Fernandina.

The 8-day Tower itinerary focuses on the southern, central and northern Galapagos islands. Highlights include visits to Dragon Hill, Santa Fe and South Plazas; up-close encounters with land and marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins and perhaps the rare short-eared owls on Genovesa; walks along the white-sand beaches and a visit to a museum on San Cristobal; snorkeling with sea lions, viewing the blowhole and searching for waved albatross on Espanola. Guests may also book the 6-day Chatham itinerary that follows days 3-8 of the 8-day Tower itinerary.

The 5-day Hood itinerary follows the first 5 days of the 8-day Tower itinerary, focusing exclusively on the central and southern islands of Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, South Plaza, San Cristobal and Espanola. Highlights include visiting one of the most beauitfu coves in the Galapagos on Santa Fe; seeing the tall opuntia cactus, land and marine iguanas, red-billed tropic birds, gulls, and a sea lion colony on South Plaza; walks along the white-sand beaches and snorkeling in the clear water of San Cristobal; snorkeling with sea lions, viewing the blowhole and searching for waved albatross on Espanola.

The 4-day James itinerary follows the first 4 days of the 8-day Tower itinerary, focusing on the northern and central Galapagos islands of Genovesa, Santiago and Santa Cruz. Highlights include exploring the Santa Cruz Highlands; skirting between Sally Lightfoot crabs and snorkeling near white-tipped sharks, marine iguanas, playful Galapagos penguins and sea lions at Santiago; and birding on the famous birder’s paradise island of Genovesa.

Each itinerary aboard the Beluga is a treat, with wonderful wildlife viewing and exciting landing sites. Or make your own itinerary by booking the 16-guest Beluga for one of our private Galapagos yacht charters, to take in the magic of the enchanted archipelago with your own group.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Galapagos cruises.