Evening light illuminates rocks jutting out of the ocean at the galapagos islands, near the ocean spray luxury eco cruise
A guest from the ocean spray luxury cruise ship takes a photograph of a seal on a white sand beach next to tropical waters at the galapagos islands
A guest from the ocean spray cruise ship at the galapagos islands takes a photo of a blue footed booby standing on rocks
a red footed boobie stands among branches and bushes at the galapagos islands
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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. The Ocean Spray offers excellent views, spacious common areas, private balconies and an elevated Jacuzzi to ensure relaxation and satisfaction during the entire Galapagos Islands cruise. 

Contact our Galapagos small ship cruise experts for the inside scoop on which route is best for you. AdventureSmith Explorations’ award-winning crew has personal experience sailing in the Galapagos Islands and can recommend the best options to suit your travel interests and timeline.

With kayaks, snorkeling and daily off-boat hikes and shore excursions, Ocean Spray’s Galapagos cruises offer close proximity to the islands’ famed marine iguanas, albatross nesting colonies, lumbering giant tortoises, baby sea turtles and elusive flamingos. Swim and snorkel with playful sea lions, speedy penguins, sea turtles and a myriad of spectacularly colorful fish. Galapagos luxury cruises aboard Ocean Spray are guaranteed to offer an experience like no other. 

Ocean Spray operates two main 8-day Galapagos cruise itineraries, which can be combined into an all-encompassing 15-day cruise, as well as shorter 6-, 5- and 4-day routes. You may also opt for a variation of these main Ocean Spray itineraries, customizing your trip to be 10, 11, 12, 13 or the full 15 days. 

The 16-guest Ocean Spray is a top choice in Galapagos small ship cruising. Ocean Spray brings the best of the Galapagos, with top bilingual naturalist guides, luxury accommodations, private balconies, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboard and kayak gear on board and the assurance that your carbon emissions will be offset by this eco-friendly operation.

On the 8-Day West Galapagos Islands itinerary, highlights may include: visiting Isabela, the largest of the islands and one of the few populated by humans, experiencing the lava fields of Fernandina, and a visit to the Charles Darwin Station and highlands of Santa Cruz Island.

On the East Galapagos Islands itinerary, highlights include Post Office Bay on Floreana Island, and searching for flamingoes at Cormorant point. On Genovesa Island, visit Darwin Bay and Prince Phillip’s Steps, and spot hundreds of species of birds.

On the 6-Day West Galapagos Islands itinerary, visit the uninhabited Isabela Island, and spot sesuvium plants and prickly pear cactus trees on one of the smallest islands in the Galapagos, South Plaza, among other visits.

On the South Galapagos Islands itinerary, highlights include visiting Santa Fe Island, the only place to find opuntia cactus; and spotting endemic species, including Darwin finches, on the southernmost island of Espanola. Play in the waves of Gardner Bay alongside sea lions and see the stunning Kicker Rock. Send a letter home at Post Office Bay.

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



Itinerary

8-Day East Itinerary

Visit nine Galapagos Islands, embarking in San Cristobal, heading south to Floreana, then touring around the central islands of Santa Cruz and Bartolome. Head north to the famed birding island of Genovesa then visit Santiago Island, North Seymour and Mosquera Islet before disembarking at Baltra Island.

Route map of Ocean Spray Galapagos small ship cruise 8-day East itinerary, visiting San Cristobal, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Bartolome, Genovesa, Santiago, North Seymour, Mosquera Islet and Baltra islands.
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Day 1
SAT - Embark San Cristobal to Lobos Island & Kicker Rock

Arrive at San Cristobal in the morning and be met by Ocean Spray’s staff and transferred to the yacht. Take some time to settle into your cabin before lunch and a welcome briefing. In the afternoon, visit Lobos Island, an islet about an hour away from San Cristobal. Blue-footed boobies nest here seasonally, and in recent years frigatebirds have begun to nest here as well. Sea lions are abundant, as are marine iguanas. It is a very calm and tranquil site with beautiful views of Kicker Rock off in the distance. Kicker rock is one of the most extraordinary sites in the Galapagos Islands, made of two eroded volcanic cones that tower over the sea at about 345 feet in the middle of the open water. It is a nesting place of sea birds and a nice spot to take pictures while the vessel circumnavigates around the rock.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
SUN - Pitt Point & Witch Hill (San Cristobal)

This morning, explore Pitt Point on San Cristobal on the easternmost side of the Galapagos Islands. It is also one of the only places that red-footed boobies, blue-footed boobies and Nazca’s can be found all at the same place. The visitor site with formations of old volcanic rock is profoundly unique and the hike to the top of the site provides incredible views of the surrounding area. Later, visit Witch Hill and a popular beach with powdery white sand and turquoise waters, a joy to swim and snorkel in. Spot tropical fish beneath the surface and occasional sea lions may stop by or they’ll be snoozing on the shore. On a dinghy ride, explore the many crevices in the eroding rocks, leaving you awestruck by the sheer power of erosion.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
MON - Post Office Bay, Cormorant Point & Devil's Crown (Floreana)

Today, land on a beach and head to Post Office Bay where 18th century whalers once placed a wooden barrel for use as an unofficial mailbox. The custom continues to this day with Galapagos visitors. So, don’t forget your postcards, and don’t be surprised if the postcard arrives to its destination before you even get home!

This afternoon, head to Comorant Point, where two beaches can be visited and flamingoes can be seen wading through brackish lagoons looking for shrimp, food that gives them their bright and vibrant colors. One of the beaches appears green because of olivine crystal. The other is appropriately called Flour Beach for its powdery white color, made from fine pulverized coral. Later you may snorkel near Devil’s Crown, where amazing volcanic structures have been submerged under the water’s surface. Hundreds of different colorful fish species can be found among the coral reefs. Rays, sea turtles, hammerhead sharks and sea lions are also common visitors. This is an underwater spectacle that cannot be missed.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
TUE - Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) & Pinnacle Rock (Bartolome)

This morning’s point of interest is only accessible by boat with a guide: Black Turtle Cove on the north side of Santa Cruz Island is a shallow inlet surrounded by mangroves that provide natural protection for a variety of marine life and attracts the vulnerable juveniles of many species. Below the surface of the water, search for both black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, golden cow-nose rays, spotted eagle rays and an occasional hammerhead shark. Watch pelicans and boobies hunt, diving gracefully into the water.

Spend the afternoon visiting Bartolome Island, home of the famous Pinnacle Rock. A volcano cone formed when magma was expelled by an underwater volcano. The sea cooled the hot lava and as it exploded from contact, the pieces formed together a huge rock made of layers of basalt. There is also a beach where a small population of green sea turtles nest. Galapagos penguins gather and swimming affords beautiful sights of colorful schools of fish and curious sea lions. Of all the islands, this may be the most photographed.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
WED - Darwin Bay & El Barranco (Genovesa)

Begin today on Genovesa Island, a horseshoe-shaped island formed by the eruption of a shield volcano with large slopes formed by gradual lava flows. It is known as Bird Island due to the wide variety of birds that can be seen here. The only reptile on the entire island is the marine iguana and it is one of the very few places red-footed boobies gather in one large mass. Later visit Darwin Bay, which is the result of a caldera side collapsing after years of erosion. Look for the commonly seen red-footed boobies, for over 20,000 red-footed boobies are estimated to be living in the trees and bushes of Genovesa.

In the afternoon, explore El Barranco, better known as Prince Phillip’s Steps. This steep and rocky path leads up to a cliff with a marvelous view. There is also a palo santo forest that is home to nesting red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos storm petrels, Galapagos doves and other birds.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
THU - Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove & Egas Port (Santiago)

This morning, visit Epumilla Beach and Buccaneer Cove. This cove is known for excellent snorkeling opportunities and was once a refuge for British buccaneers or pirates. The underwater formations are amazing and many different species of fish gather here. Of Santiago Island, Darwin once noted that land iguanas were thriving quite well since there was no place to even pitch a tent. The island was a good source of salt, water and food for whalers and buccaneers passing. There was a salt mine inland that was used to salt fish and tortoise meat. Land iguanas used to populate the island but are now extinct here.

The afternoon visit is to Egas Port, also known as James Bay, on Santiago Island. Enjoy a hike over a dry trail known for being a hangout for curious Galapagos hawks and quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards. The trail leads to the coastline where you will visit the gorgeous tide pools and grottos that are full of fauna. Observe the shy Galapagos fur sea lions and enjoy an opportunity to snorkel at Egas Port beach.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
FRI - North Seymour & Highlands (Santa Cruz)

Today visit North Seymour Island, named after English nobleman Lord Hugh Seymour. Formed by uplifted submarine lava, the island is home to a huge colony of approximately 2,500 land iguanas and large populations of sea lions, blue-footed boobies, common noddies and frigatebirds. Along the coast it is possible to see land and marine iguanas and the biggest colony of magnificent frigatebirds.

Spend the afternoon in the Highlands of Santa Cruz, a very interesting site due to the rich wildlife, hills, ferns, volcanoes and lava tubes present. Exploring the lava tubes is a surreal and unique experience. Here you can see all the different agricultural zones that are present in the Galapagos in one place. The variety of birds makes this a bird watcher’s delight.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
SAT - Mosquera Islet & Disembark Baltra

This morning’s visit is to Mosquera Islet, 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 197 feet and has an estimated length of 1,968 feet. In most of the perimeter there is a base of lava rocks, 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 and there have been occasional reports 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

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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

Visit nine Galapagos Islands, embarking in Baltra, cruising to Chinese Hat, Isabela, Fernandina, Santa Cruz, South Plaza, Santa Fe, Espanola and ending at San Cristobal.

Route map of Ocean Spray Galapagos small ship cruise 8-day West itinerary, visiting Baltra, Chinese Hat, Isabela, Fernandina, Santa Cruz, South Plaza, Santa Fe, Espanola and San Cristobal islands.
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Day 1
SAT - Embark Baltra to Chinese Hat

Arrive at Baltra airport in the morning and be met by Ocean Spray’s guides and transferred to the yacht. Take some time to settle into your cabin before lunch and a welcome briefing. In the afternoon, visit Chinese Hat, a small island located in the central area of Galapagos just off the southeastern tip of Santiago Island. Chinese Hat is named after its unique cone hat shape, formed from volcanic activity many years ago and the white coral sand beach is home to a colony of sea lions. Enjoy rare, up-close viewing of Galapagos wildlife and well-preserved remnants of fragile volcanic rock whose unique conditions can’t be found anywhere else.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
SUN - Vicente Roca Point (Isabela) & Espinosa Point (Fernandina)

Begin today on Isabela Island, the largest of all the Galapagos Islands and one of the few populated by humans. Isabela was formed by six different shield volcanoes that erupted continuously, eventually joining together to form one entire land mass. Look for unique wildlife such as the pink iguana and more wild tortoises than on any other island. Explore Vicente Roca Point by dinghy or snorkeling, as there is no landing site. Thanks to outsanding geological formations there is excellent viewing of birds such as blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, gulls, storm petrels and brown noddy terns. Look out for feeding frenzies from animals such as whales, dolphins, sea lions and marine birds diving. At times you may even see fur seals.

This afternoon, explore Espinosa Point on Fernandina Island with a great opportunity to see the Galapagos hawk. Land iguanas are found on the inner parts of the island near the volcanoes caldera and marine iguanas will nest on the coast during certain times of the year. There is only one visitor site to Fernandina, which may involve a hike or snorkeling opportunity, making the rest of the island unspoiled and in a most natural state. No foreign species have ever invaded Fernandina Island and therefore it is one of the world’s most pristine island ecosystems. The volcano La Cumbre dominates the landscape with lava fields reaching the ocean, and the Cromwell Current flows to the west making the cold and nutrient-rich water an ideal habitat for the Galapagos penguin and flightless cormorant that nest here.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
MON - Tagus Cove & Urbina Bay (Isabela)

In the morning, visit Tagus Cove on the upper west part of Isabela Island. Tagus Cove was named after an English war ship that used to pass the islands in the 1800s and was a famous spot for pirates and sailors who inscribed their names and the names of the ship on the volcanic rock. There are many different characteristics of the island such as large volcanic rocks or small little balls of petrified rain. Enjoy a hike along a path that leads to Darwin Lake with a tuff cone.

Spend the afternoon south of Tagus Cove in Urbina Bay, which is an interesting site due to the uplifts of the island caused by volcanic and tectonic activity. When it rose, so did the corals and reefs that were under the surface. You can still see them although they are beginning to deteriorate due to air exposure. Keep an eye out for giant tortoises, land iguanas and flightless cormorants near the coast.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
TUE - Elizabeth Bay & Moreno Point (Isabela)

This morning, visit Elizabeth Bay and experience a series of islets, a lagoon and mangroves. The mangroves provide a great place to observe many birds, and at the lagoon it is possible to see sea turtles resting and feeding. In the afternoon, visit Moreno Point on the southwestern point of Isabela Island. With striking black geological features, it is home to endemic species known only to the barren lava flows found here. Various activities are possible such as a hike, a panga ride to better see various seabirds and geological features, and snorkeling to view the vibrant underwater life.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
WED - Charles Darwin Station & Highlands (Santa Cruz)

In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, which conducts many different research projects and provides assistance to other researchers and governmental institutions and agencies, especially the Galapagos National Park. The research station also plays a big part in educating the community and public schools in Galapagos. There is also the longtime running giant tortoise restoration program that includes various stages of the giant tortoise from eggs, hatchlings and adults.

This afternoon, walk along a path designed to observe the hills, ferns, volcanoes and rich wildlife, leading up to the Santa Cruz Highlands. This area is home to giant tortoises, mockingbirds, Bahama ducklings, white-cheeked pintails, Darwin finches and many other species. Take a walk along lava tubes that are more than half a mile long, a unique and surreal experience.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
THU - South Plaza & Santa Fe

This morning, head to South Plaza, one of the smallest islands with a visitor site and home to an incredible amount of diverse flora and fauna. It has a large population of sesuvium plants like the prickly pear cactus tree that is an important source of food for the land iguana. Just a few years ago mice were finally eradicated from the island, helping the population of land iguanas grow healthily once more.

In the afternoon, visit Santa Fe Island, home to the unique Santa Fe land iguana and the only place to find opuntia cactus. Giant tortoises were once native to this island but after the many years of pirates and buccaneers visiting the island and taking the tortoises aboard as food, they became extinct. Large numbers of sea lions can be found on the landing beach and Galapagos hawks can also sometimes be seen.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
FRI - Suarez Point, Gardner Bay & Osborn Islet (Espanola)

Today’s visit to Espanola Island highlights the southernmost island in the Galapagos, as well as the oldest (at an estimated four million years old). Because it is so far away from the other islands, it has the most endemic species, which provides wonderful opportunities for photography of endemic bird species and awesome landscapes created by millions of years of erosion. On Suarez Point, walk past the only waved albatross breeding site. If you are lucky you might see a young albatross take off for its first flight for up to five years at sea. Older birds stay at sea for months at a time, only coming back to breed. They have the same mate for life and will meet each other every year only here to reproduce. Other species that can be seen are marine iguanas that stay brightly colored year round, Galapagos doves, Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic birds and Darwin finches.

This afternoon, visit one of the best beaches in the Galapagos at Gardner Bay. The white sandy beach is home to a large colony of friendly and playful sea lions. Three different types of finches can be seen. The Espanola mockingbird is very friendly, but probably looking for food. The site is also where green sea turtles will come to nest their eggs between January and March.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
SAT - Disembark to Interpretation Center (San Cristobal)

In the morning, enjoy the Interpretation Center on San Cristobal Island, which has been open to the public since 1998 and offers extensive information about the history of Galapagos, ecosystems, geology, flora and fauna. Giant tortoises are bred here and roam about in a semi-natural habitat. Within the center are meeting rooms, interpretational panels, auditoriums, exhibits and much more. After this final visit, you will be transferred to San Cristobal Island’s airport in time to catch your flight back to the mainland.

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 120 days – 50% of deposit
119 to 60 days – 100% of deposit
59 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 South Itinerary

Visit six Galapagos Islands, embarking in Baltra, stopping by Santa Fe, heading south to Espanola, San Cristobal and Floreana, then returning north for a final visit to Santa Cruz Island.

Route map of Ocean Spray Galapagos small ship cruise 6-day South itinerary, visiting Baltra, Santa Fe, Espanola, San Cristobal, Floreana and Santa Cruz islands.
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Day 1
THU - Embark Baltra to Santa Fe

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. In the afternoon, visit Santa Fe Island, home to the unique Santa Fe land iguana and the only place to find opuntia cactus. Giant tortoises were once native to this island but after the many years of pirates and buccaneers visiting the island and taking the tortoises aboard as food, they became extinct. Large numbers of sea lions can be found on the landing beach and Galapagos hawks can also sometimes be seen.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
FRI - Suarez Point, Gardner Bay & Osborn Islet (Espanola)

Today’s visit to Espanola Island places you on the southernmost island in the Galapagos, as well as the oldest (at an estimated four million years old). Because it is so far away from the other islands, it has the most endemic species, which provides wonderful opportunities for photography of endemic bird species and awesome landscapes created by millions of years of erosion. On Suarez Point you may walk past the only waved albatross breeding site. If you are lucky you might see a young albatross take off for its first flight for up to five years at sea. Older birds stay at sea for months at a time, only coming back to breed. They have the same mate for life and will meet each other every year only here to reproduce. Other species that can be seen are marine iguanas that stay brightly colored year round, Galapagos doves, Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic birds and Darwin finches.

This afternoon, visit one of the best beaches in the Galapagos at Gardner Bay. The white sandy beach is home to a large colony of friendly and playful sea lions. Three different types of finches can be seen. The Espanola mockingbird is very friendly, but probably looking for food. The site is also where green sea turtles will come to nest their eggs between January and March.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

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Day 3
SAT - Interpretation Center, Galapaguera, Lobos Island & Kicker Rock (San Cristobal)

In the morning visit the Interpretation Center or Galapaguera on San Cristobal Island. The Interpretation Center was donated by the Spanish government and inaugurated by the Prince of Spain in 1998. This center focuses on the interaction between humans and the process of the “natural history laboratory,” demonstrating that a harmonious relation between human beings and nature is possible. Cerro Colorado (Galapaguera) is a new visitor site in the northeast part of San Cristobal Island and can now be reached in roughly one hour by road from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. On the trees and shrubs surrounding the site, you may see land birds like warbler, finches and mockingbirds, and on the trails, giant tortoises. They live there wild but in a protected area to assure their survival by sealing them off from introduced predators, like pigs and goats.

In the afternoon, visit Lobos Island, an islet about an hour away from San Cristobal. Blue-footed boobies nest here seasonally, and in recent years frigatebirds have begun to nest here as well. Sea lions are abundant, as are marine iguanas. It is a very calm and tranquil site with beautiful views of Kicker Rock off in the distance. Kicker rock is one of the most extraordinary sites in the Galapagos Islands, made of two eroded volcanic cones that tower over the sea at about 345 feet in the middle of the open water. It is a nesting place of sea birds and a nice spot to take pictures while the vessel circumnavigates around the rock.

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Ocean Spray

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Day 4
SUN - Pitt Point & Witch Hill (San Cristobal)

This morning, explore Pitt Point on San Cristobal on the easternmost side of the Galapagos Islands. It is also one of the only places that red-footed boobies, blue-footed boobies and Nazca’s can be found all at the same place. The visitor site with formations of old volcanic rock is profoundly unique and the hike to the top of the site provides incredible views of the surrounding area. Later, visit Witch Hill and a popular beach with powdery white sand and turquiose waters that are a joy to swim and snorkel in. Spot tropical fish beneath the surface and occasional sea lions may stop by to swim with you or you’ll find them snoozing on the shore. On a dinghy ride you can explore the many crevices in the eroding rocks, leaving you awestruck by the sheer power of erosion.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

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Day 5
MON - Post Office Bay, Cormorant Point & Devil's Crown (Floreana)

Today, land on a beach and head to Post Office Bay where 18th century whalers once placed a wooden barrel for use as an unofficial mailbox. The custom continues to this day with Galapagos visitors. So, don’t forget your postcards, and don’t be surprised if the postcard arrives to its destination before you even get home!

This afternoon, head to Comorant Point, where two beaches can be visited and flamingoes can be seen wading through brackish lagoons looking for shrimp, food that gives them their bright and vibrant colors. One of the beaches appears green because of olivine crystal. The other is appropriately called Flour Beach for its powdery white color, made from fine pulverized coral. Later you may snorkel near Devil’s Crown, where amazing volcanic structures have been submerged under the water’s surface. Hundreds of different colorful fish species can be found among the coral reefs. Rays, sea turtles, hammerhead sharks and sea lions are also common visitors. This is an underwater spectacle that cannot be missed.

Accommodations

Ocean Spray

Meals

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Day 6
TUE - Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) & Disembark Baltra

This morning’s point of interest is only accessible by boat with a guide: Black Turtle Cove on the north side of Santa Cruz Island is a shallow inlet surrounded by mangroves that provide natural protection for a variety of marine life and attracts the vulnerable juveniles of many species. Below the surface of the water, you can see both black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, golden cow-nose rays, spotted eagle rays and an occasional hammerhead shark. Watch pelicans and boobies hunt here, diving gracefully into the water. After a morning dinghy ride here you’ll be transferred to Baltra Island’s airport in time to catch your flight back to the mainland.

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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 120 days – 50% of deposit
119 to 60 days – 100% of deposit
59 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

Visit six Galapagos Islands, embarking in Baltra and visiting Chinese Hat, heading west to Isabela and Fernandina, sailing to the central islands of Santa Cruz and South Plaza before ending back at Baltra.

Route map of Ocean Spray Galapagos small ship cruise 6-day West itinerary, visiting Baltra, Chinese Hat, Isabela, Fernandina Santa Cruz and South Plaza islands.
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Day 1
SAT - Embark Baltra to Chinese Hat

Arrive at Baltra airport in the morning, where you’re met by Ocean Spray’s guides and transferred to the yacht. Take some time to settle into your cabin before lunch and a welcome briefing. In the afternoon, visit Chinese Hat, a small island located in the central area of Galapagos just off the southeastern tip of Santiago Island. It is named after its unique cone hat shape, formed from volcanic activity many years ago. The visit offers rare, up-close viewing of Galapagos wildlife and well-preserved remnants of fragile volcanic rock that can’t be found in such a unique condition anywhere else. The islet is home to a colony of sea lions on the white coral sand beach.

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Day 2
SUN - Vicente Roca Point (Isabela) & Espinosa Point (Fernandina)

Begin today on Isabela Island, the largest of all the Galapagos Islands and one of the few populated by humans. Isabela was formed by six different shield volcanoes that erupted continuously, eventually joining together to form an entire land mass. Look for unique wildlife such as the pink iguana and more wild tortoises than on any other island. Explore Vicente Roca Point by dinghy or snorkeling, as there is no landing site. Thanks to outstanding geological formations there is excellent viewing of birds such as blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, gulls, storm petrels and brown noddy terns. Look out for feeding frenzies from animals such as whales, dolphins, sea lions and marine birds diving. At times you may even see fur seals.

This afternoon, explore Espinosa Point on Fernandina Island with a great opportunity to see the Galapagos Hawk. Land iguanas are found on the inner parts of the island near the volcanoes caldera and marine iguanas will nest on the coast during certain times of the year. There is only one visitor site to Fernandina, which may involve a hike or snorkeling opportunity, making the rest of the island unspoiled and in a most natural state. No foreign species have ever invaded Fernandina Island and therefore it is one of the world’s most pristine island ecosystems. The volcano La Cumbre dominates the landscape with lava fields reaching the ocean, and the Cromwell Current flows to the west making the cold and nutrient-rich water an ideal habitat for the Galapagos penguin and flightless cormorant that nest here.

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Meals

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Day 3
MON - Tagus Cove & Urbina Bay (Isabela)

In the morning, visit Tagus Cove on the upper west part of Isabela Island, named after an English war ship that used to pass the islands in the 1800s. This was a famous spot for many pirates and sailors who have left their names and the names of the ship inscribed on the volcanic rock. There are many different characteristics of the island from various volcanic activities such as large volcanic rocks or small little balls of petrified rain. Enjoy a hike along a path that leads to Darwin Lake with a tuff cone.

Spend the afternoon a bit south of Tagus Cove in Urbina Bay, which is an interesting site due to the uplifts of the island caused by volcanic and tectonic activity. When it rose, so did the corals and reefs that were under the surface. You can still see them although they are beginning to deteriorate due to air exposure. Keep an eye out for giant tortoises, land iguanas and flightless cormorants near the coast.

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Day 4
TUE - Elizabeth Bay & Moreno Point (Isabela)

This morning takes you to Elizabeth Bay, where you can experience a series of islets, a lagoon and mangroves. The mangroves provide a great place to observe many birds and at the lagoon it is possible to see sea turtles resting and feeding. In the afternoon, visit Moreno Point on the southwestern point of Isabela Island. With striking black geological features, it is home to endemic species known only to the barren lava flows found here. Various activities are possible such as a hike, a panga ride to better see various seabirds and geological features, and snorkeling to view the vibrant underwater life.

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Day 5
WED - Charles Darwin Station & Highlands (Santa Cruz)

In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, which conducts many different research projects and provides assistance to other researchers and governmental institutions and agencies, especially the Galapagos National Park. The research station also plays a big part in educating the community and public schools in Galapagos. There is also the longtime running Giant Tortoise restoration program that includes various stages of the giant tortoise from eggs, hatchlings and adults.

This afternoon, walk along a path made to observe the hills, ferns, volcanoes and rich wildlife, leading you up to the Santa Cruz Highlands. This area is home to giant tortoises, mockingbirds, Bahama ducklings, white-cheeked pintails, Darwin finches and many other species. Take a walk along lava tubes that are more than half a mile long, a unique and surreal experience.

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THU - South Plaza & Disembark Baltra

This morning, head to South Plaza, one of the smallest islands with a visitor site and home to an incredible amount of diverse flora and fauna. It has a large population of sesuvium plants like the prickly pear cactus tree that is an important source of food for the land iguana. Just a few years ago mice were finally eradicated from the island, helping the population of land iguanas grow healthily once more. After this final visit, transfer to Baltra Island’s airport in time to catch your flight back to the mainland.

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Meals

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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 120 days – 50% of deposit
119 to 60 days – 100% of deposit
59 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

In addition to the rates and dates listed below, there is also one 5-day and one 4-day route that offer shorter variations of Ocean Spray’s 8-day East itinerary. Contact AdventureSmith for details.

Jun 26 - Jul 03, 2021
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Oct 16 - Oct 23, 2021
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Oct 23 - Oct 30, 2021
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Oct 30 - Nov 06, 2021
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Nov 06 - Nov 11, 2021
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Nov 27 - Dec 04, 2021
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Dec 04 - Dec 09, 2021
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Dec 09 - Dec 14, 2021
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Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2021
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Jan 01 - Jan 06, 2022
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Jan 15 - Jan 22, 2022
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Jan 29 - Feb 03, 2022
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Feb 12 - Feb 19, 2022
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Feb 19 - Feb 26, 2022
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Feb 26 - Mar 03, 2022
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Mar 12 - Mar 19, 2022
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Mar 19 - Mar 26, 2022
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Mar 26 - Mar 31, 2022
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Mar 31 - Apr 05, 2022
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Apr 09 - Apr 16, 2022
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Apr 16 - Apr 23, 2022
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Apr 23 - Apr 28, 2022
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May 07 - May 14, 2022
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May 21 - May 26, 2022
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May 26 - May 31, 2022
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Jun 04 - Jun 11, 2022
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Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2022
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Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2022
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Jul 02 - Jul 09, 2022
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Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2022
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Jul 21 - Jul 26, 2022
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Jul 30 - Aug 06, 2022
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Oct 13 - Oct 18, 2022
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Oct 22 - Oct 29, 2022
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Oct 29 - Nov 05, 2022
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Nov 05 - Nov 10, 2022
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Nov 10 - Nov 15, 2022
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Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2022
Ocean Spray • 8 days
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Nov 26 - Dec 03, 2022
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Dec 03 - Dec 08, 2022
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Dec 08 - Dec 13, 2022
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Dec 17 - Dec 24, 2022
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Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2022
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Dec 31 - Jan 05, 2023
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Ocean Spray

The 16-guest mega-catamaran Ocean Spray offers premier Galapagos cruising with Jacuzzi, al fresco dining and cabins each with a private balcony. Her speed, comfort, guides, kayaks and itineraries make Ocean Spray perfect for active, luxury Galapagos Island cruises.

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"Exceptional Experience"

This trip exceeded our expectations. This was an exceptional experience. The ship was spacious and comfortable - 16 guests was a great size.

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"Amazing Sights & Wonderful Staff"

The boat, staff and guide were outstanding. The AdventureSmith team was extremely responsive and helpful.

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Additional Travel Options Before or After Your Galapagos Cruise

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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
Year Round
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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 - Sacha Lodge

Spend 4 or 5 days at Sacha Lodge, located within a 5,000-acre private ecological reserve in Ecuador’s Amazon region. Enjoy this accessible and pristine rainforest sanctuary for a true jungle adventure in safety and comfort.

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From $1190USD
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4 - 8 Day Cruise
Camila Galapagos Cruises

The luxury 16-guest Camila trimaran offers efficient navigation and comfort. Not only is she the only trimaran sailing the Galapagos Islands, her carbon emission offsets and environmental partnerships make her a pioneer in sustainable small ship cruising.

From $3410USD
Year Round
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5 - 6 Day Cruise
Sea Star Journey Galapagos Cruises

Sea Star Journey is among the most spacious luxury yachts to cruise the Galapagos Islands, with two Jacuzzis on board. This 16-passenger yacht sails the Galapagos archipelago with abundant space, comfort and customer service.

From $3569USD
Year Round
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4 - 8 Day Cruise
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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From $3645USD
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