South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

Sea Star Journey Galapagos Cruises

Combining privacy and comfort, the Sea Star Journey is among the most spacious luxury yachts to cruise the Galapagos Islands. Travelers will not find another 16-passenger yacht in the Galapagos Islands that offers more space, convenience or service. She carries 16 passengers in 7 sizable Galapagos Suites and 1 Sea Star Suite, all of which are equipped with panoramic windows to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the islands, and Main Deck cabins feature private balconies. The Sea Star Journey is perfect for active travelers seeking to cruise the Galapagos in style. 

The Sea Star Journey operates three Galapagos cruise itineraries (one 5-day cruise and two 6-day cruises), which can be combined in various ways to create longer 10-, 11- or 15-day cruises. Book a trip on the Sea Star Journey for the trip of a lifetime!

After full days of active exploration via sea kayaks, snorkeling and a glass-bottom Zodiac, guests will enjoy returning to the comfort and luxury of the Sea Star Journey with its large solarium with shaded and uncovered areas, two Jacuzzis and comfortable sun loungers, or hanging out in the social areas which include a saloon, mini library and video library. The onboard chef creates exquisite local and international dishes, served both indoors and al fresco, with a private dining option available.

The Sea Star Journey Northern Islands cruise is an exciting 5-day/4-night small ship cruise with stops at the islands of Baltra, Santa Cruz, Chinese Hat, Genovesa, Bartolomé and Santiago. Catch sights of flamingos and pintail ducks on Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy a panga ride or kayak paddle through Black Turtle Cove, to see white- and blacktip reef sharks and hammerhead sharks. Watch for Galapagos penguins while learning about lava tubes and flows at Chinese Hat. The Sea Star Journey Northern Islands cruise can be combined with the Central or Eastern Islands cruise to create a 10-day/9-night itinerary, or combine all three itineraries for a comprehensive 15-day/14-night cruise.

The Sea Star Journey Central Islands cruise is an exciting 6-day/5-night small ship cruise that starts in Baltra, visits Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina and Santiago islands and ends in San Cristobal. Highlights include a visit to the Charles Darwin Station, a panga ride through the White Tipped Reef Shark Canal, hiking to the rim of the Sierra Negra Volcano, exploring the complex coastal lagoons of Punta Moreno, viewing the largest penguin colony in the Galapagos Islands, bird-watching at Punta Espinoza and touring Tagus Cove to seek out more Galapagos penguins and even more wildlife. End the tour at Lobos Island where sea lions and shorebirds rest, before the 6-day tour ends at San Cristobal Island. The Sea Star Journey Central Islands Cruise can be combined with the Northern or Eastern Islands Cruise to create a 10-day/9-night or itinerary or both for a comprehensive 15-day/14-night cruise. 

The Sea Star Journey Eastern Islands Cruise is a 6-day/5-night itinerary that explores San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana, Santa Fe, Islas Plazas, North Seymour, Santa Cruz and Mosquera Islet. Be shaded on a hike amongst tree-height cacti at Puerto Chino. Take in endemic species including the lava lizard and Chatham leaf-toed gecko at the Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center. Observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters off Espanola Island. Experience the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos at Cormorant Point on Floreana Island. Learn Galapagos history at Post Office Bay. View albatross, seabirds and a spectacular blow hole at Punta Suarez. Snorkel with sea lions on Santa Fe Island and view nesting birds at North Seymour Island. The Sea Star Journey Eastern Islands Cruise can be combined with the Central or Northern Islands Cruise to create either a 10-day/9-night itinerary, a 11-day/10-night itinerary or both for a comprehensive 15-day/14-night cruise.

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