A zodiac takes passengers from the National Geographic Islander cruise ship to the Galapagos Islands, also pictured in the background with birds flying in the sky.
A sea lion and its pup on a white sand beach with turqoise water in the background. In the distance, the National Geographic Islander Galapagos cruise ship is anchored.
Two people paddle a yellow kayak on a sunny day across the ocean in the Galapagos Islands, while traveling on the National Geographic Islander cruise ship
A close-up shot of a marine iguana swimming in the ocean at the Galapagos Islands
Two reddish-white sally lightfoot crabs scuttle in a reef at the Galapagos Islands
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South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

National Geographic Islander Galapagos Cruises

The perfect blend of activity and education, Galápagos cruises aboard the 48-passenger National Geographic Islander feature renowned experts from National Geographic in addition to well-trained expedition leaders and naturalist staff. This 7- or 10-day cruise is ideal for the traveler seeking an unrivaled intellectual experience. 

From the first steps on a Galapagos island it’s clear that freedom and fearlessness are a way of life. Whether strolling the islands’ pristine beaches, searching for the spectacular waved albatross, having a chat with a particularly friendly sea lion or snorkeling with Galapagos penguins, a glorious feeling of freedom abounds. And, thanks to the legacy of Jacques Cousteau, that feeling is kept alive via a fleet of nimble Zodiacs that can nose into landfalls and cruise along reefs, affording intimate views of the action. Meanwhile, expert National Geographic naturalists are always there to point out particularly unusual wildlife behaviors and characteristics so that guests may observe, inquire and react as it unfolds. The naturalists’ specialized knowledge and interests—marine biology, zoology, botany and geology—will transform this experience into a biology classroom in real-time. Here in Darwin’s natural laboratory, the animal world is your oyster.

Our Galapagos luxury cruises aboard the National Geographic Islander feature nimble Zodiacs and kayaks that cruise to the volcanic shores and pristine beaches of Galápagos, and an undersea program that utilizes underwater video, glass-bottom boat and hydrophone to bring seldom seen or heard worlds to life. Every expedition in the Galápagos is led by a team of naturalists, a videographer and expedition leader, providing a multitude of resources for a rich and unmatched understanding of all the sights and sounds. Plus, Nat Geo Islander’s unique exploration-based family program, National Geographic Global Explorers, caters to kids and teens, making her an excellent option for Galapagos family cruises

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



Itinerary

7-Day National Geographic Wild Galapagos Escape Itinerary

The 7-Day National Geographic Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise begins and ends in Baltra and features a diverse selection of islands optimized for wildlife viewing, landscapes and experiences.

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Day 1
Arrive Guayaquil, Ecuador

Arrive in Guayaquil and transfer to the 44-room Hotel del Parque.

Accommodations

Hotel del Parque

Meals

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Fly to Baltra, Galapagos & Embark

Fly to Baltra in the center of Galápagos, a little world unto itself in the Tropical Pacific. Be welcomed by the naturalist staff and start exploring the islands.

Accommodations

National Geographic Islander

Meals

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Days 3 - 6
Explore the Galapagos Islands

The following days include visits to Isla Santa Cruz and a careful selection of diverse islands. Each itinerary offers an optimal balance of wildlife, landscapes and experiences. All itineraries are subject to Galápagos National Park regulations.

North Seymour

Encounter nesting frigatebirds, plus land and marine iguanas, and enjoy a beautiful coastal walk.

Santa Cruz

Call at Puerto Ayora, the largest town and headquarters of both the Galápagos National Park and Charles Darwin Research Station. Head to the lush, green highlands to see giant tortoises roaming in the wild.

Isabela

Toast crossing the Equator at Volcán Ecuador, northernmost of Isabela’s six great shield volcanoes. Keep an eye open for whales and dolphins as you ply these rich waters, once the haunt of whalers and pirates.

Fernandina

One of the most active oceanic volcanoes in the world, it’s the youngest and most pristine island in Galápagos—and home to the strange flightless cormorant and the largest marine iguanas.

San Cristobal

Search for red-footed boobies and the endemic mockingbird and lava lizard—found only on this easternmost island. Explore Baquerizo Moreno, where sea lions thrive in the middle of town.

Española

Home to swallow-tailed gulls, Española mockingbirds, Nazca boobies and seasonally, the world’s only population of waved albatross at Punta Suarez.

Floreana

Follow a trail past a rose pink-tinted lagoon frequented by flamingos. Snorkel among sea lions and abundant fish, or cruise along Champion Islet by Zodiac. Visit the famous barrel at Post Office Bay.

Accommodations

National Geographic Islander

Meals

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Day 7
Disembark Baltra, Galapagos, Fly to Guayaquil & Depart

Return by air to Guayaquil, and enjoy dayrooms at the Hotel del Parque before flights home—or continue to Quito for an optional two-night extension. You may also opt to overnight and fly home on day 8 at no additional cost.

Accommodations

Hotel del Parque

Meals

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations; meals indicated; excursions; services of expeditions leader, naturalist staff, expert guides, and a ship’s doctor; use of kayaks, snorkeling gear and wet suits; port charges and service taxes. Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100: adult, $50: child); and Galapagos transit card ($20).

Exclusions

Air transportation; personal items such as alcoholic beverages, emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; discretionary tips to ship’s crew; and round-trip economy flights between Guayaquil and the Galapagos are approximately $520 per person, $260 per child (age 2-11); international group flight rates start at $700 economy, $1,600 business, all subject to change (2020). Flight costs for 2021 & 2022 to be released, please contact AdventureSmith for more details.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 is required per person at time of booking ($1,000 for holiday departures). 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:
120 or more days – $350 in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 25% of total trip cost
59 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 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

This trip begins and ends in Guayaquil, Ecuador (GYE). Plan flights to arrive at any time on day 1 and depart anytime on day 10. Optional group flights depart Miami around 4pm on day 1 and depart Guayaquil around 6:30am on day 10. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (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. See Exclusions for sample airfare rates. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include opportunities to swim, snorkel, kayak, Zodiac cruise and stand-up paddleboard; equipment and 3mm shorty wet suits are available for use aboard the National Geographic Islander. Scuba diving for advanced divers may be available on select voyages at an additional cost, with a local dive outfitter that will supply both gear and dive guides. Contact AdventureSmith to check availability on scuba diving options.

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.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

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. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

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.

10-Day National Geographic Islander Galapagos Cruise Itinerary

The perfect blend of activity and education, Galápagos cruises aboard the 48-passenger National Geographic Islander feature renowned experts from National Geographic in addition to well-trained expedition leaders and naturalist staff. This 10-day cruise is ideal for the traveler seeking an unrivaled intellectual experience.

Map showing the main islands of the Galapagos Archipelago.
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Day 1
Arrive Guayaquil, Ecuador

Galapagos cruises aboard the National Geographic Islander begin in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Upon arrival in Guayaquil, it’s a short drive to the Hotel del Parque.

Accommodations

Hotel del Parque

Meals

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Day 2
Fly to Galapagos & Embark

This morning fly to the Galapagos Islands. Flying time from Guayaquil is approximately one and a half hours. Upon arrival, transfer immediately to the National Geographic Islander. After settling into your cabin, gather in the ship’s lounge for a refreshing welcome drink and a general orientation. By dinner time, guests will have already made the acquaintance of some of the islands’ exotic animals.

Accommodations

National Geographic Islander

Meals

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Days 3 - 8
Explore the Galapagos Islands

Although exact routing depends on the Galapagos National Park, the following islands may be on the itinerary:

North Seymour

On this wildlife-rich small island, follow trails past coastal groups of Galápagos sea lions and marine iguanas inland through a silvery forest of Palo Santo to colonies of magnificent and great frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies and other seabirds. See land iguanas clambering over rocks in search of cactus and other flowers. Look for swallow-tailed gulls, noddy terns, red-billed tropic birds and Galápagos fur seals on the rocky walls of this small island (like neighboring Baltra).

Bartolome

This is an enchanting landscape where lava, mangroves and golden sand converge. Climb to the summit of this 360-foot-high volcanic wonderland of spatter and scoria cones and tuff formations, well worth the effort for the stunning view. Later, stroll the golden sand beach below, backed by a tangle of mangroves under famous Pinnacle Rock. Here lucky swimmers and snorkelers might encounter Galápagos penguins, one of the world’s rarest and the only tropical penguin species.

Santiago

Follow in the wake of Darwin and the HMS Beagle on the rugged Santiago, where we explore tide pools and look for fur seals and sea lions sheltered in quiet grottos of black basalt at Puerto Egas. Swim, snorkel, kayak and paddleboard along the spectacular coast of Buccaneers Cove, a secluded atelier where pirates once careened their ships. Explore a dense coastal forest, home to Galápagos hawks and other land birds, at Playa Espumilla. Look for marine iguanas, brilliant Sally Lightfoot crabs and many shore birds while ambling about on this unique island.

Santa Cruz

See Darwin’s finch species foraging and wild tortoises roaming free in the moss-draped highlands of this central island. Be greeted as a friend in Puerto Ayora, headquarters of both the Galápagos National Park and Charles Darwin Research Station. Tour the giant tortoise breeding corrals, a pioneering effort that has resulted in repopulation of Española and other islands. See Lonesome George, the last tortoise from Isla Pinta and a conservation icon, is at the center of the new Route of the Tortoises. The town of Puerto Ayora, lined with shops, hotels and restaurants, is connected by road across the island and a short canal-crossing to Baltra, the island on the north coast, home to a WWII-era U.S. Army air force base and still the primary airport.

San Cristobal

Land on a small, sparkling beach at Punta Pitt for a hike up to a plateau where blue- and red-footed boobies nest and possible sights of endemic Cristóbal mockingbirds and lava lizards. On this easternmost island, also explore the celebrated expanse of powdery white sand at Cerro Brujo. One of four populated islands and the capital of the province, San Cristóbal has a rich agricultural zone in the highlands and a healthy tortoise population. Explore Baquerizo Moreno, where sea lions thrive in the middle of town.

Isabela

Toast crossing the Equator at Volcán Ecuador on Isabela, a towering island formed of six great shield volcanoes that make up 2/3 of the land area in Galápagos. Cruise, kayak and snorkel along wildly eroded formations of volcanic ash, hike along the uplifted coastline and search for flightless cormorants, endemic land iguanas and Galapagos penguins. Land on the black sandy beach in the footsteps of Darwin and Melville. Fed by the upwelling of cool, nutrient-rich currents, this is a rich oceanic realm, once the haunt of whalers and pirates, and a good place to see whales, dolphins and other marine life.

Fernandina

In the remote western archipelago, walk among brightly colored Sally Lightfoot crabs and the most numerous population of marine iguanas anywhere in the haven of Punta Espinoza. Hike over impressive young lava flows past tide pools where young sea lions play and the strange flightless cormorant nests. One of the most active oceanic volcanoes in the world, Fernandina is a privilege to visit. Galápagos hawks, sea lion nurseries and many sea birds are found on this youngest and most pristine island in Galápagos.

Floreana

This is an island of rolling hills and fresh water springs and a favorite of pirates, whalers, scientists and settlers. Follow a trail along a rose-pink lagoon across Punta Cormorant. Hike to a pristine white-sand beach, a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. At Champion Islet, snorkel among sea lions in the clear waters or cruise along the shore by Zodiac looking for flamingos, pintail ducks and various shorebirds. Visit Post Office Bay and consider participating in the 19th-century tradition of leaving and taking letters from the barrel for hand delivery. Stand-up paddleboard and kayak along the coast at Baroness Lookout, named after the early settler and eccentric Eloise Bosquet de Wagner. Floreana is an island rich in mystery.

Española

See swallow-tailed gulls, Española mockingbirds, Nazca boobies and, in April-December, the world’s only population of waved albatross at Punta Suarez, where one can walk among vividly colored marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and breeding colonies of sea lions. Española is also a paradise for Darwin’s finches. Optional trails lead inland across iron-laden pillow basalt to the blowhole and seabird cliffs. At Gardner Bay, explore the expanse of bright white sand and snorkel offshore islets.

Genovesa

Sail across the Equator to the remote northern realm of the Galápagos, surrounded by warmer tropical waters.

Accommodations

National Geographic Islander

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 9
Disembark & Fly to Guayaquil

Disembark the Islander, transfer to the airport and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city and prepare for the journey home. If you would like to visit Quito, please inquire about our optional Quito extensions.

Accommodations

Hotel del Parque

Meals

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Day 10
Depart Guayaquil

This morning fly homeor consider a trip extension with AdventureSmith Explorations to the Amazon or Machu Picchu, Peru.

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Meals

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations; meals indicated; excursions; services of Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader, Naturalist staff, expert guides, and a ship’s doctor; use of kayaks, snorkeling gear and wet suits; port charges and service taxes. Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100: adult, $50: child); and Galapagos transit card ($20).

Exclusions

Air transportation; personal items such as alcoholic beverages, emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; discretionary tips to ship’s crew; and round-trip economy flights between Guayaquil and the Galapagos are approximately $520 per person, $260 per child (age 2-11); international group flight rates start at $700 economy, $1,600 business, all subject to change (2020). Flight costs for 2021 & 2022 to be released, please contact AdventureSmith for more details.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 is required per person at time of booking ($1,000 for holiday departures). 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:
120 or more days – $350 in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 25% of total trip cost
59 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 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

This trip begins and ends in Guayaquil, Ecuador (GYE). Plan flights to arrive at any time on Day 1 and depart anytime on day 10. Optional group flights depart Miami around 4pm on day 1 and depart Guayaquil around 6:30am on day 10. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (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. See Exclusions for sample airfare rates. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change. 

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include opportunities to swim, snorkel, kayak, Zodiac cruise and stand-up paddleboard; equipment and 3mm shorty wet suits are available for use aboard the National Geographic Islander. Scuba diving for advanced divers may be available on select voyages at an additional cost, with a local dive outfitter that will supply both gear and dive guides. Contact AdventureSmith to check availability on scuba diving options.

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.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

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. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

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

See Deals section for details on flexible booking policies.

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Accommodations

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Catamaran
National Geographic Islander

A Galapagos cruise on the 48-passenger Islander is one of the finest expeditions in the Islands. Cabins have outside views, and the ship is equipped with a hydrophone, Splash-Cam and Video Chronicler.

Hotel
Hotel del Parque

A tropical oasis located within a historical park in the city of Guayaquil, this luxury hotel offers the perfect refuge complete with a wildlife sanctuary, riverside dining and acres of bio-diverse parkland to explore. Set within a beautifully restored historical building, this boutique hotel is the perfect pre/post option for a Galapagos trip.

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Complimentary Airfare On Select National Geographic Islander Galapagos Cruises

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"Worth Every Penny"

The entire trip was excellent; a lot of different activity options everyday - hiking, snorkeling, swimming, lectures, zodiac rides - something for everyone. Lindblad was one of the most expensive trips we could choose from to see the Galapagos and it was worth EVERY penny.

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"Marvelous Trip!"

It was just a marvelous trip! The activities, abundance of wildlife, the beauty, expertise of naturalists, food, ALL were exceptional!

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"Completely Satisfied"

We were completely satisfied with the Islander and I can't imagine having a better experience. There was absolutely no drop off between any of the guides, the food was excellent, and the daily planning of activities was consistently first rate.

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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.

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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.

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Mashpi Rainforest Tour

Mashpi Biodiversity Reserve is located in one of the most important global “hot spots” of biodiversity: the Tumbez-Chocó-Darién. This rainforest reserve features an exceptionally high level of endemism, with year-round access via the Mashpi Lodge.

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La Pinta Galapagos Cruises

La Pinta is a gorgeous 209-foot expedition yacht, with capacity for 48 guests to enjoy a relaxed yet lavish expedition atmosphere in some of the largest cabins in the Galapagos, plus free WiFi, interconnecting cabins and a kids program.

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