Tandem kayakers in bright yellow PFDs paddle calm water toward a blue & white catamaran with birds overhead on a sunny day in the Galapagos.
Bright green, red & orange bushes line a white-sand path towards aqua ocean with dark hill in the background, on Endemic Galapagos cruises.
Male frigatebird with big black wings sits in green bush & puffs out his big red chest during an Endemic Galapagos cruise.
Blue-footed booby bird with blue feet, long beak & brown feathers stands on rocky outcrop during an Endemic Galapagos cruise.
Endemic Galapagos catamaran travelers in orange PFDs ride in a Zodiac through calm water along a rocky cliff on a sunny day.
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Endemic Galapagos Cruises

An Endemic Galapagos cruise is an unforgettable experience. Visit remote islands with top bilingual naturalist guides while enjoying a ship purpose-built for cruising with stability, speed and supreme comfort. The 16-guest Endemic features panoramic views, spacious common areas, private balconies for all cabins and a Sun Deck Jacuzzi. An Endemic cruise in Galapagos offers a topnotch experience of the islands, with plush accommodations and expedition gear on board for snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.

There are two main 8-day Endemic Galapagos cruise itineraries, which can be combined into an all-encompassing 15-day cruise. Endemic also operates shorter 6-, 5- and 4-day routes, which may be combined into an Endemic cruise in Galapagos for 10, 11, 12, or 13 days.

On the 8-Day South Endemic Galapagos cruise itinerary, highlights may include: snorkeling with penguins at Bartolome, sending a postcard at Post Office Bay and visiting the Galapagos’ largest colony of magnificent frigatebirds on North Seymour.

On the 8-Day West Endemic Galapagos cruise itinerary, highlights include Genovesa Island’s Darwin Bay and Prince Phillip’s Steps with their hundreds of species of birds, and walking over Santiago’s lava that flowed less than 100 years ago.

On the 6-Day West Endemic Galapagos cruise itinerary, focus on the uninhabited Isabela Island, and take in the red sand beach of Rabida, among other highlights.

On the 5-Day East Endemic Galapagos cruise itinerary, highlights include visiting Santa Fe Island, the place to find the tallest opuntia cactus in the archipelago; and spotting endemic species, including Darwin finches, on the southernmost island of Espanola.

Every Endemic cruise in Galapagos offers amazement. However, you can set your own agenda by booking this generous catamaran as one of our private Galapagos yacht charters for your group of 16 or fewer.

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



Itinerary

8-Day South Itinerary

The 8-day Southern Endemic Galapagos cruise visits the central, eastern and southern islands aboard 16-guest Endemic. Cruise round-trip from Baltra and visit the islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Espanola, Santa Fe, South Plaza, Bartolome, Floreana, Chinese Hat, Santiago and North Seymour.

Route map of Endemic 8-day South itinerary B, operating round-trip from Baltra with visits to the islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Espanola, Santa Fe, South Plaza, Bartolome, Floreana, Chinese Hat, Santiago and North Seymour.
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Day 1
SUN - Embark Baltra to Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

Upon arrival, reception and assistance at the airport, transfer from Baltra Airport to the M/C Endemic. In the afternoon, visit Dragon Hill in the northwestern part of Santa Cruz island. Walk into the island and view the land iguana. Be among these magnificent reptiles that just a few decades ago were on the brink of extinction. Also see a flamingo lagoon, pintail ducks and other endemic birds including flycatchers and warblers. After a short trek, amazing views await. Enjoy offshore snorkeling before returning to the yacht.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
MON - Kicker Rock, Witch Hill & Lobos Island (San Cristobal)

In the morning, visit Kicker Rock, an impressive geological formation due to erosion. This is a nesting place of sea birds and a nice spot to take pictures while the vessels circumnavigate around the rock. Next see Witch Hill, a tuff cone hill located southwest from San Cristobal. This name comes from the Spanish name of the bird known in English as vermilion flycatcher. A Zodiac ride will take passengers into amazing rock formations along the island shore. A white-sand beach and crystal-clear waters are part of this enchanted location, providing a fantastic opportunity for snorkeling.

In the afternoon head to Lobos Island, where a small population of blue-footed boobies, frigates, marine iguanas and great frigatebirds nesting can be observed. Snorkel with sea lions in this calm bay as part of the excursion.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
TUE - Gardner Bay, Osborn & Gardner Islets, Surarez Point (Espanola)

Explore Española Island today. Observe endemic wildlife such as the Hood-Mockingbird. This is the southernmost island in the Galapagos archipelago, and home to several wildlife species including masked and blue-footed boobies. Enjoy spectacular views from the top of a cliff.

After breakfast, experience Gardner Bay and its excellent beach for swimming. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will find lots of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by colonies of sea lions which like to swim with you. Or visit the Osborn and Gardner islets that are amazing for underwater discovery. Snorkeling is a highlight on this visitor point.

After lunch, visit Point Suarez, one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beach.

 

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
WED - Santa Fe & Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)

After breakfast, visit Santa Fe Island, one of the most entertaining destinations for shore excursions in the Galapagos Islands. It has two trail choices for visitors, one of which takes you to the tallest opuntia cactus in the Galapagos. The other trail takes you into the highlands where land iguanas can be seen. After a long walk, the opportunity to swim in calm waters or snorkel with playful sea lions will be pretty tempting.

In the afternoon, visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, which is also known as Charles Darwin Research Station. This place has an information center, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station. In the tortoise breeding station, encounter tortoises of different subspecies, which are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most popular inhabitant of this Station is probably the Lonesome George turtle, that died in 2012.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
THU - South Plaza & Bartolome

In the morning, visit South Plazas Island with its unique sesuvium plants and opuntia cactuses scattered across the landscape which provide some of the most interesting wildlife observations available in Galapagos. Land iguanas are easily seen from the trail, frequently under the shade of cactuses, waiting for a prickly pear to fall.

After lunch, discover Bartolome Island. Ascend to admire the spectacular panorama of the Sullivan Bay and the famous Pinnacle Rock. The beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock are excellent for snorkeling from which you can discover the marvelous underwater world, and with a little luck, snorkel with penguins.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
FRI - Devil's Crown, Cormorant Point, Baroness Lookout & Post Office Bay (Floreana)

After breakfast, visit Devil´s Crown, an underwater volcanic crater almost covered completely by Galapagos waters. Just a small portion of the rock formation can be seen from above and it looks like a crown. The underwater world is very rich in coral reefs, abundant marine species. Birds are also part of this visitor point due to its location in open waters. Or visit Cormorant Point to land on a green olivine sand beach. Follow a roughly 325-foot path to reach a flamingo lagoon.

In the afternoon, visit the Baroness’ Lookout (Mirador de la Baronesa). This viewpoint is located on the north of Floreana Island. The way up and trail is very easy, steps are placed in this area for security. The naturalist guide will tell the murder and mystery legend of the Baroness. Or go to the Post Office Bay, which keeps the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to post their mail in.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
SAT - Chinese Hat (Santiago) & North Seymour

After breakfast, visit Chinese Hat, which is a small islet off the south coast of Santiago, with a maximum elevation of 160 feet. Though within easy reach of Santa Cruz, Chinese Hat is typically only visited by those aboard a Galapagos Cruise.

In the afternoon, discover North Seymour Island. Located slightly to the north of Baltra, it is a low, flat island, formed by submarine lava formation uplift. Covered with low, bushy vegetation, it contains the largest colony of magnificent frigatebirds in the Galapagos. There is also a large population of blue-footed boobies that perform an amusing courtship dance when nesting conditions are right.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
SUN - Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) & Disembark Baltra

After breakfast, visit Black Turtle Cove, on the north shore of Santa Cruz. It is a living illustration of how mangroves alter the marine environment to create a rich and unique habitat. Three mangrove species crowd the area from the shore out into the lagoon, which reaches almost a mile inland.

While drifting through quiet waters in the Zodiac, watch for spotted eagle rays and diamond-shaped mustard rays, which swim in a diamond formation. White-tipped reef sharks slip beneath the boat and Pacific green sea turtles come to the surface for air and to mate. Waterfowl, including pelicans, herons and egret, all feed in the cove. This is a peaceful place that will make you feel calm.

After this last visit, transfer to Baltra airport for the return flight to mainland Ecuador. Be assisted and say farewells at the airport.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Transfers between the airport and the yacht; airport reception and assistance; accommodation; guided expeditions according to the itinerary; bilingual national park guide; cruise service officer; daily activity briefing; all meals and snacks, soft drinks and juices; captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail; use of sea kayaks, paddleboards and expedition gear (including wetsuits). Mask and snorkel are recommended to be brought with you for personal safety but disinfected ones on board are included for use at one’s own risk, or a new set can be pre-purchased and provided upon arrival.

Exclusions

Roundtrip airfare to/from mainland Ecuador and Galapagos; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per person); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); peak season/holiday surcharges; gratuities; alcoholic beverages; plastic bottled beverages; insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – 50% of deposit
120 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

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 Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islandsbaggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, 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) are provided. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (inflatable skiffs). 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.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. 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 at time of travel receive 25% off the double occupancy rate when traveling with two adults. For individual bookings, children must be at least 7 years old, however exceptions may be made. Child discount does not apply during holidays.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement.  Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.

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. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

8-Day West Itinerary

The 8-day Western Endemic Galapagos cruise visits the central, northern and western islands aboard 16-guest Endemic. Cruise round-trip from Baltra and visit the islands of Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Santiago, Isabela, Fernandina, Rabida and Mosquera Islet.

Route map of Endemic 8-day West itinerary A, operating round-trip from Baltra with visits to the islands of Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Santiago, Isabela, Fernandina, Rabida and Mosquera Islet.
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Day 1
SUN - Embark Baltra to Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)

Upon arrival, reception and assistance at the airport, transfer from Baltra Airport to the M/C Endemic. In the afternoon, visit Las Bachas, a beautiful white-sand beach located on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. Go for a stroll or do some easy snorkeling in the gentle surf. Sea turtles lay their eggs at the edge of the vegetation. Also look for a rusted pontoon, a relic of the Second World War. In fact, “bachas” is a poor pronunciation of “barges,” two of which were wrecked offshore at that time: the locals mispronounced the name and it stuck.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

lunch, dinner

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

In the morning visit Darwin Bay, the only sandy beach found in the caldera on Genovesa. Colonies of the great frigates are found along the beach. Males exhibit their red balloon pouch to females in the hope of a match. Red-footed boobies nest in the trees in contrast to the other two booby species which do so on the ground.

In the afternoon visit El Barranco (Prince Philip’s Steps), a carved-out stone staircase leading to a wide plateau where you can observe large colonies of masked boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels and ducks. During this easy stroll, cross a small scalesia forest, habitat of the short-eared owl. The same path leads back to the ship.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
TUE - Twin Craters (Santa Cruz) & Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

After breakfast, visit the Twin Craters. Located in the highlands of Santa Cruz on the road to Baltra airport from Puerto Ayora, these scenic craters are approximately 100 feet deep and surrounded by a scalesia forest with abundant birds such as the yellow warbler and the vermilion flycatcher. Stay to see giant tortoises eating and walking, as well as birds including short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes. As part of this experience, visit underground lava tubes formed by cooled and solidified lava. Then rejoin the ship.

In the afternoon visit Sullivan Bay, located on the east coast of Santiago Island. Land on a white coral sand beach and begin walking over lava that flowed less than 100 years ago. This is the perfect place to see and feel the volcanic origin of Galapagos, along with flora growing in the lava fields.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
WED - Wetlands, Sierra Negra Volcano, Breeding Center & Wall of Tears (Isabela)

Isabela Island is the largest of the archipelago with a surface of roughly 1,700 square miles. It encompasses more than the half of the total land area of Galapagos. In the morning, visit the Wetlands and their nearly four miles of trails, located south of Isabela Island. Enjoy a wide variety of flora and abundant bird life, including gallinules, finches, stilts and ducks among others. Or visit Sierra Negra Volcano, one of largest craters in the archipelago with a diameter of three miles. It offers mesmerizing views with great contrast in colors between lava fields, vegetation and fumaroles. On the way up to Orchilla hill, giant tortoises and marine iguanas appear. From the viewpoint one can view the spectacular scenery of the bay, the town of Puerto Villamil, volcanoes, islets and rocks. Isabela wetlands has both endemic and introduced species.

After lunch, visit the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center of Isabela where infant and juvenile giant tortoises can be seen until they are ready to be released and survive in the wild. Or visit the Wall of Tears, a man-made monument built in the 1940s. Look for flamingos and other water birds en route back to the ship.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
THU - Elizabeth Bay & Urbina Bay (Isabela)

In the morning discover Elizabeth Bay by Zodiac, without making a landing. Visit the Marielas islets, home to the largest and most important penguin colony in the Galapagos Islands. Continue into a cove surrounded by red mangroves, to spot sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans and sea lions.

In the afternoon visit Urbina Bay to see coral formations and large colored land iguanas. There is a good chance of seeing giant turtles, flightless cormorants, blue-footed boobies, penguins and marine iguanas.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
FRI - Tagus Cove (Isabela) & Espinoza Point (Fernandina)

After breakfast visit Tagus Cove for a ride along the cliffs in a Zodiac. Look for the Galapagos penguin, the flightless cormorant and other sea birds. From the landing dock it is about a 30-minute hike along the trail up to the top of the cliff to view Darwin Lake, a saline lake saltier than the sea, plus several volcanoes.

After lunch visit Espinoza point, one of Fernandina’s visitor sites located within a fascinating lava scenery with lava-cactuses. On the surface of the lava, mangroves thrive. Highlights include sea lions, penguins, the flightless cormorant (especially in spring and summer) and one of the biggest iguana colonies of Galapagos.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
SAT - Bucaneer Cove (Santiago) & Espumilla Beach (Rabida)

In the morning discover the Buccaneer Cove, located just north of James Bay. It was known as a safe haven in the 17th and 18th century for pirates to stash their loot, take on fresh water and capture tortoises for food. It is a nice place for a Zodiac ride, snorkeling and kayaking. Blue-footed and nazca boobies, fur seals and Galapagos hawks can be seen flying overhead. Or visit Espumilla Beach and its pristine sand, a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs. The crabs attract the hunting herons, performing the dance of predator and prey. With an abundance of marine life including octopi, moray eel and shark, snorkeling here is recommended.

In the afternoon, visit Rabida Island and its main attraction of the red sand beach, famous for its cactus groves and rock formation scenery. Also take in the vegetation of this arid zone and the presence of native and endemic species. During the walk on the red sand beach, see brown pelicans’ nests and a lagoon where flamingos are seen from time to time.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
SUN - Mosquera Islet & Disembark Baltra

In the morning visit Mosquera, a small islet between Baltra & North Seymour Islands. Lava gulls, sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs inhabit this sand bank with an extension of close to 2,000 feet. It also hosts the largest seasonal populations of sea lions and orcas.

After this last visit, transfer to Baltra airport for the return flight to mainland Ecuador. Be assisted and say farewells at the airport.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Transfers between the airport and the yacht; airport reception and assistance; accommodation; guided expeditions according to the itinerary; bilingual national park guide; cruise service officer; daily activity briefing; all meals and snacks, soft drinks and juices; captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail; use of sea kayaks, paddleboards and expedition gear (including wetsuits). Mask and snorkel are recommended to be brought with you for personal safety but disinfected ones on board are included for use at one’s own risk, or a new set can be pre-purchased and provided upon arrival.

Exclusions

Roundtrip airfare to/from mainland Ecuador and Galapagos; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per person); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); peak season/holiday surcharges; gratuities; alcoholic beverages; plastic bottled beverages; insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – 50% of deposit
120 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

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 Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islandsbaggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, 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) are provided. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (inflatable skiffs). 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.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. 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 at time of travel receive 25% off the double occupancy rate when traveling with two adults. For individual bookings, children must be at least 7 years old, however exceptions may be made. Child discount does not apply during holidays.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement.  Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.

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. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

6-Day West Itinerary

The 6-day Western Endemic Galapagos cruise visits the central and western islands aboard 16-guest Endemic. Cruise round-trip from Baltra and visit the islands of Santiago, Isabela, Fernandina, Rabida and Mosquera Islet.

Route map of Endemic 6-day West itinerary F, operating round-trip from Baltra with visits to the islands of Santiago, Isabela, Fernandina, Rabida and Mosquera Islet.
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Day 1
TUE - Embark Baltra to Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

Upon arrival, reception and assistance at the airport, transfer from Baltra Airport to the M/C Endemic. In the afternoon, visit Sullivan Bay, located on the east coast of Santiago Island. Land on a white coral sand beach and begin the walk over lava that flowed less than 100 years ago. This is the perfect place to see and feel the volcanic origin of Galapagos, along with flora growing in the lava fields.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
WED - Wetlands, Sierra Negra Volcano, Breeding Center & Wall of Tears (Isabela)

Isabela Island is the largest of the archipelago with a surface of roughly 1,700 square miles. It encompasses more than the half of the total land area of Galapagos. In the morning, visit the Wetlands and their nearly four miles of trails, located south of Isabela Island. Enjoy a wide variety of flora and abundant bird life, including gallinules, finches, stilts and ducks among others. Or visit Sierra Negra Volcano, one of largest craters in the archipelago with a diameter of three miles. It offers mesmerizing views with great contrast in colors between lava fields, vegetation and fumaroles. On the way up to Orchilla hill, giant tortoises and marine iguanas appear. From the viewpoint one can view the spectacular scenery of the bay, the town of Puerto Villamil, volcanoes, islets and rocks. Isabela wetlands has both endemic and introduced species.

After lunch, visit the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center of Isabela where infant and juvenile giant tortoises can be seen until they are ready to be released and survive in the wild. Or visit the Wall of Tears, a man-made monument built in the 1940s. Look for flamingos and other water birds en route back to the ship.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
THU - Elizabeth Bay & Urbina Bay (Isabela)

In the morning discover Elizabeth Bay by Zodiac, without making a landing. Visit the Marielas islets, home to the largest and most important penguin colony in the Galapagos Islands. Continue into a cove surrounded by red mangroves, to spot sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans and sea lions.

In the afternoon visit Urbina Bay to see coral formations and large colored land iguanas. There is a good chance of seeing giant turtles, flightless cormorants, blue-footed boobies, penguins and marine iguanas.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
FRI - Tagus Cove (Isabela) & Espinoza Point (Fernandina)

After breakfast visit Tagus Cove for a ride along the cliffs in a Zodiac. Look for the Galapagos penguin, the flightless cormorant and other sea birds. From the landing dock it is about a 30-minute hike along the trail up to the top of the cliff to view Darwin Lake, a saline lake saltier than the sea, plus several volcanoes.

After lunch visit Espinoza point, one of Fernandina’s visitor sites located within a fascinating lava scenery with lava-cactuses. On the surface of the lava, mangroves thrive. Highlights include sea lions, penguins, the flightless cormorant (especially in spring and summer) and one of the biggest iguana colonies of Galapagos.

Accommodations

Endemic

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
SAT - Buccaneer Cove (Santiago) & Espumilla Beach (Rabida)

In the morning discover the Buccaneer Cove, located just north of James Bay. It was known as a safe haven in the 17th and 18th century for pirates to stash their loot, take on fresh water and capture tortoises for food. It is a nice place for a Zodiac ride, snorkeling and kayaking. Blue-footed and nazca boobies, fur seals and Galapagos hawks can be seen flying overhead. Or visit Espumilla Beach and its pristine sand, a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs. The crabs attract the hunting herons, performing the dance of predator and prey. With an abundance of marine life including octopi, moray eel and shark, snorkeling here is recommended.

In the afternoon, visit Rabida Island and its main attraction of the red sand beach, famous for its cactus groves and rock formation scenery. Also take in the vegetation of this arid zone and the presence of native and endemic species. During the walk on the red sand beach, see brown pelicans’ nests and a lagoon where flamingos are seen from time to time.

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Day 6
SUN - Mosquera Islet & Disembark Baltra

In the morning visit Mosquera, a small islet between Baltra & North Seymour Islands. Lava gulls, sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs inhabit this sand bank with an extension of close to 2,000 feet. It also hosts the largest seasonal populations of sea lions and orcas.

After this last visit, transfer to Baltra airport for the return flight to mainland Ecuador. Be assisted and say farewells at the airport.

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Transfers between the airport and the yacht; airport reception and assistance; accommodation; guided expeditions according to the itinerary; bilingual national park guide; cruise service officer; daily activity briefing; all meals and snacks, soft drinks and juices; captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail; use of sea kayaks, paddleboards and expedition gear (including wetsuits). Mask and snorkel are recommended to be brought with you for personal safety but disinfected ones on board are included for use at one’s own risk, or a new set can be pre-purchased and provided upon arrival.

Exclusions

Roundtrip airfare to/from mainland Ecuador and Galapagos; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per person); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); peak season/holiday surcharges; gratuities; alcoholic beverages; plastic bottled beverages; insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – 50% of deposit
120 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

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 Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islandsbaggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, 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) are provided. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (inflatable skiffs). 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.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. 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 at time of travel receive 25% off the double occupancy rate when traveling with two adults. For individual bookings, children must be at least 7 years old, however exceptions may be made. Child discount does not apply during holidays.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement.  Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.

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. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

5-Day East Itinerary

The 5-day Eastern Endemic Galapagos cruise visits the eastern islands aboard 16-guest Endemic. Cruise round-trip from Baltra and visit the islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Espanola, Santa Fe and South Plaza.

Route map of Endemic 5-day East itinerary C, operating round-trip from Baltra with visits to the islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Espanola, Santa Fe and South Plaza.
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Day 1
SUN - Embark Baltra to Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

Upon arrival, reception and assistance at the airport, transfer from Baltra Airport to the M/C Endemic. In the afternoon, visit Dragon Hill in the northwestern part of Santa Cruz island. Walk into the island and view the land iguana. Be among these magnificent reptiles that just a few decades ago were on the brink of extinction. Also see a flamingo lagoon, pintail ducks and other endemic birds including flycatchers and warblers. After a short trek, amazing views await. Enjoy offshore snorkeling before returning to the yacht.

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MON - Kicker Rock, Witch Hill & Lobos Island (San Cristobal)

In the morning, visit Kicker Rock, an impressive geological formation due to erosion. This is a nesting place of sea birds and a nice spot to take pictures while the vessels circumnavigate around the rock. Next see Witch Hill, a tuff cone hill located southwest from San Cristobal. This name comes from the Spanish name of the bird known in English as vermilion flycatcher. A Zodiac ride will take passengers into amazing rock formations along the island shore. A white-sand beach and crystal-clear waters are part of this enchanted location, providing a fantastic opportunity for snorkeling.

In the afternoon head to Lobos Island, where a small population of blue-footed boobies, frigates, marine iguanas and great frigatebirds nesting can be observed. Snorkel with sea lions in this calm bay as part of the excursion.

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Day 3
TUE - Gardner Bay, Osborn & Gardner Islets, Surarez Point (Espanola)

Explore Española Island today. Observe endemic wildlife such as the Hood-Mockingbird. This is the southernmost island in the Galapagos archipelago, and home to several wildlife species including masked and blue-footed boobies. Enjoy spectacular views from the top of a cliff.

After breakfast, experience Gardner Bay and its excellent beach for swimming. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will find lots of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by colonies of sea lions which like to swim with you. Or visit the Osborn and Gardner islets that are amazing for underwater discovery. Snorkeling is a highlight on this visitor point.

After lunch, visit Point Suarez, one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beach.

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WED - Santa Fe & Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)

After breakfast, visit Santa Fe Island, one of the most entertaining destinations for shore excursions in the Galapagos Islands. It has two trail choices for visitors, one of which takes you to the tallest opuntia cactus in the Galapagos. The other trail takes you into the highlands where land iguanas can be seen. After a long walk, the opportunity to swim in calm waters or snorkel with playful sea lions will be pretty tempting.

In the afternoon, visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, which is also known as Charles Darwin Research Station. This place has an information center, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station. In the tortoise breeding station, encounter tortoises of different subspecies, which are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most popular inhabitant of this Station is probably the Lonesome George turtle, that died in 2012.

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Day 5
THU - South Plaza & Disembark Baltra

In the morning, visit South Plazas Island with its unique sesuvium plants and opuntia cactuses scattered across the landscape which provide some of the most interesting wildlife observations available in Galapagos. Land iguanas are easily seen from the trail, frequently under the shade of cactuses, waiting for a prickly pear to fall.

After this last visit, transfer to Baltra airport for the return flight to mainland Ecuador. Be assisted and say farewells at the airport.

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Transfers between the airport and the yacht; airport reception and assistance; accommodation; guided expeditions according to the itinerary; bilingual national park guide; cruise service officer; daily activity briefing; all meals and snacks, soft drinks and juices; captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail; use of sea kayaks, paddleboards and expedition gear (including wetsuits). Mask and snorkel are recommended to be brought with you for personal safety but disinfected ones on board are included for use at one’s own risk, or a new set can be pre-purchased and provided upon arrival.

Exclusions

Roundtrip airfare to/from mainland Ecuador and Galapagos; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per person); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); peak season/holiday surcharges; gratuities; alcoholic beverages; plastic bottled beverages; insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – 50% of deposit
120 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

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 Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islandsbaggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, 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) are provided. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (inflatable skiffs). 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.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. 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 at time of travel receive 25% off the double occupancy rate when traveling with two adults. For individual bookings, children must be at least 7 years old, however exceptions may be made. Child discount does not apply during holidays.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement.  Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.

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. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Galapagos Cruise Rates & Dates

Longer Endemic Galapagos cruise itineraries are available by combining the ship’s shorter itineraries. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing on a 10-, 11-, 12-, 13- or 15-day Endemic Galapagos cruise.

This ship is an AdventureSmith favorite for private charter. Contact us for charter pricing and details.

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Oct 16 - Oct 20, 2022
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Oct 25 - Oct 30, 2022
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Oct 30 - Nov 03, 2022
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Oct 30 - Nov 06, 2022
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Nov 06 - Nov 13, 2022
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Nov 13 - Nov 17, 2022
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Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2022
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Nov 27 - Dec 01, 2022
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Nov 27 - Dec 04, 2022
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Dec 04 - Dec 11, 2022
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Dec 11 - Dec 15, 2022
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Dec 20 - Dec 25, 2022
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Dec 25 - Jan 01, 2023
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Endemic

The all-suite Endemic offers her 16 guests panoramic views, speed and stability, plus a private balcony for every cabin. With a nearly 1:1 guest-to-guide ratio, the Endemic cruise ship in the Galapagos is a great choice for superior service.

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5 Day Land Tour
Quito & Guayaquil Galapagos Travel Package

Most Galapagos cruises require travelers to find pre- and post-cruise Guayaquil or Quito hotels. This travel package offers an easy, cost-effective way to get to the Galapagos with a comprehensive land package.

From $385USD
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5 - 6 Day Land Tour
Machu Picchu Explorer

Travel to Peru's most spectacular archaeological monument in South America: the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu. This 5- or 6-day Machu Picchu Explorer adventure includes Cusco, the Urubamba Valley and upscale accommodations.

From $1575USD
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4 - 5 Day Land Tour
Ecuador Amazon Adventure - Napo Wildlife Center

Spend 4, 5 or 8 days at the Napo Wildlife Center, a luxury eco-hotel and ecotourism project that includes the conservation of approximately over 82 square miles of Ecuador's most pristine Amazon rainforest within Yasunì National Park.

From $1332USD
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Elite Galapagos Cruises

Board the upscale and spacious 16-guest Elite mega catamaran to cruise the Galapagos in style. Enjoy panoramic views and active days with a well-versed guide during your Elite Galapagos cruise of 4-15 days.

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Ocean Spray Galapagos Cruises

Ocean Spray Galapagos Cruises offer tailor-made itineraries aboard the 16-guest mega-catamaran Ocean Spray. Visit remote islands with top bilingual naturalist guides while enjoying luxury accommodations.

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Cormorant Galapagos Cruises

Cormorant Galapagos Cruises aboard the 16-guest Cormorant bring the best in Galapagos catamaran design, offering private balconies in each stateroom. Onboard kayaks and snorkel gear enable up-close island exploration.

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