The seaman journey cruise, a luxury yacht, motors across a calm ocean in front of rocks jutting out of the water at the Galapagos islands
a close up photo of a tortoise crawling in the grass at the Galapagos islands
guests of the luxury cruise seaman journey walk and sit on a rocky bluff overlooking the ocean at the Galapagos islands while a bird flies in the blue sky
an iguana lifts its head to reveal its eyes and slightly opens its mouth from the bushes at the Galapagos islands
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Seaman Journey Galapagos Cruises

M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey Cruises offer a first-class expeditionary catamaran experience of the Galapagos Islands. Intimacy and camaraderie await on board with just 16 passengers. Encounter many endemic species like Galapagos giant tortoises, penguins, land and marine iguanas, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies and much more while cruising the Galapagos Islands in style. 

Seaman Journey operates four Galapagos cruise itineraries (two 8-day cruises, one 5-day cruise and one 4-day cruise), which can be combined in various ways to create longer 11-, 12- or 15-day cruises. Book a Galapagos cruise aboard the M/C Seaman Journey for the trip of a lifetime.

Seaman Journey is an updated catamaran featuring teakwood flooring, sun beds and outside dining, which have garnered it attention as one of the best sundecks in the Islands. The 16-guest Galapagos small ship offers a comfortable, clean and bright home. The first-class motor catamaran features cabins and suites with opening, panoramic windows; a sport platform for diving; spacious sundecks, both covered and in full sun; and fine dining both indoors and al fresco. Snorkel gear, pangas and kayaks on board enable excursions for guests of varying activity levels. 

The Seaman Journey Western Galapagos Islands Cruise is an 8-day journey that visits eight islands and islets of the Galapagos Islands, including Baltra, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Rabida, Chinese Hat and Bartolome. From the tiny outposts of Chinese Hat and Rabida to Isabela Island, the largest in the archipelago, this itinerary covers a wide range of Galapagos diversity. The Seaman Journey Western Galapagos Islands Cruise can be combined with the Eastern Islands itinerary to create a 15-day voyage, or combine it with 4- or 5-day options to create an 11- or 12-day itinerary. 

The Seaman Journey Eastern Galapagos Islands Cruise is a small ship cruise around the Eastern Galapagos Islands over 8 days. From the beautiful beaches of Espanola to the whaling history and traditions at Post Office Bay and an informative finish at the Charles Darwin Station on Santa Cruz Island, this trip has a bit of everything. The Seaman Journey Eastern Galapagos Islands Cruise can be combined with the Western Islands itinerary to create a 15-day voyage, or opt for the shorter 4- or 5-day options, which comprise the first 4 days or last 5 days of this itinerary. 

The Seaman Journey Northern Galapagos Islands Cruise is a small ship cruise that visits the northern Galapagos Islands over 4 days. Sailing from Baltra to San Cristobal Island by way of the northernmost Genovesa Island, this short cruise stops at Genovesa’s Darwin Bay and Prince Philip’s Steps (El Barranco), as well as small islands like North Seymour, Plaza and Santa Fe. Genovesa, known as Bird or Tower Island, has a large and varied number of bird colonies, so this is a great trip for birders. It’s among the best islands in the archipelago to see frigatebirds, Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, storm petrels, Darwin’s finches, Galapagos mockingbirds and swallow-tailed gulls. The Seaman Journey Northern Galapagos Islands Cruise comprises the first four days of the 8-day Eastern Islands itinerary. This Northern route can be combined with the Western Islands Seaman Journey itinerary to create an 11-day itinerary.

The Seaman Journey Southern Galapagos Islands Cruise is a small ship cruise around the Southern Galapagos Islands over 5 days. From the beautiful beaches of Espanola to the whaling history and traditions at Post Office Bay and an informative finish at the Charles Darwin Station on Santa Cruz Island, this shorter Galapagos trip has a bit of everything. The Seaman Journey Southern Galapagos Islands Cruise comprises the final five days of the 8-day Eastern Islands itinerary. This Southern route can be combined with the Western Islands Seaman Journey itinerary to create a 12-day itinerary.

Every itinerary that Seaman Journey sails is sure to bring amazement. However, you can set your own agenda by booking this catamaran as one of our private Galapagos yacht charters for your group of 16 or fewer.

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



Itinerary

8-Day East Itinerary

The Seaman Journey Eastern Galapagos Islands Cruise is a small ship cruise around the Eastern Galapagos Islands over 8 days. From the beautiful beaches of Espanola to the whaling history and traditions at Post Office Bay and an informative finish at the Charles Darwin Station on Santa Cruz Island, this trip has a bit of everything.

Galapagos cruise route map showing visits to Baltra, Seymour, Genovesa, Plazas, Santa Fe, San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana and Santa Cruz islands.
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Day 1
FRI - Embark Baltra to North Seymour

Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, pass through an airport inspection point to ensure no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands, as well as to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless it has been prepaid). Be greeted by a guide, who will help collect luggage and escort guests to a bus and a short ride to the harbor for embarking Galapagos Seaman Journey.

North Seymour is an uplifted (as opposed to volcanic) island and so is generally flat and strewn with boulders. There are good nesting sites here for a large population of magnificent frigate birds. Blue-footed boobies seasonally perform their courtship dance in the more open areas and swallow-tailed gulls perch on the cliff edges. Despite the tremendous surf that can pound the outer shore, sea lions haul out onto the beach and can be found bodysurfing.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

lunch, dinner

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

This morning visit El Barranco, located in the southern part of Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island. This trail, just under one mile long, is on volcanic rock and can be done in about two hours. The youngest part of the island, from a geological point of view, lies in this area. The cliffs located in the south are composed of very fragile lava and natural erosion has made these lava flows the ideal place for nesting storm petrels. Try to spy two species of petrels that nest in the lava’s cavities and holes, as well as one of their main predators—the short-eared owl. The red-footed booby nests only in the outer islands of the archipelago, Punta Pitt, Gardner (Floreana), Wolf, Darwin and here on Genovesa. Also present on the island is the masked booby. During a panga ride along the cliffs, be sure to watch for fur sea lions and several species of seabirds.

In the afternoon, visit Darwin Bay, formed when its crater collapsed below sea level. The wet landing is on a beautiful white coral sandy beach. This is a favorite island for birdwatchers, with opportunities to see red footed-boobies, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels, yellow- and black-crowned lava herons, and yellow warblers. Climb gradually to the edge of the cliff to see red-foots nesting in the mangrove trees below. Bird watching includes sightings of sharp-beaked finches, large cactus and ground finches, Galapagos doves and swallow-tailed gulls. At the end of the trail, the cliff’s edge offers an incredible view of the island and the many birds living there.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
SUN - Islas Plazas & Santa Fe

This morning enjoy one of two islands known as Islas Plazas east of Santa Cruz Island. Despite its small size, this island is home to some of the most interesting and outstanding species in the Galapagos. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than their relatives found at other islands. Throughout the island are several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana. They are unique and recognizable at first glance by their black-gray color, with a land iguana’s crest but the face and tail of the marine iguana. The big population of iguanas is due to the presence of tuna, their favorite food. Look for swallow-tailed gulls nesting along the cliffs with other seabirds such as Audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate birds and brown pelicans.

In the afternoon experience Santa Fe, an island in the southeastern part of the Galapagos formed by an uplift instead of volcanic origin, which is why it is mostly flat. It is believed to be the oldest island in the archipelago and is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of land iguanas. After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters, snorkel with playful sea lions and tropical fish, or hike a trail lined with salt bushes and giant prickly pear cactus.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
MON - Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center & Interpretation Center (San Cristobal)

Visit Cerro Colorado in the southeast of San Cristobal via bus. In 2004 the breeding and rearing center for young tortoises, named after the famous settler Jacinto Gordillo, was located in Cerro Colorado. In 2008 an assisted reproduction program started on the island due to the birth of a little turtle in captivity. Learn this and more at the Jacinto Breeding Center, including the breeding process and why this breeding center does what it does.

After lunch, visit the island’s Interpretation Center where lush gardens and sweeping ocean views greet visitors, who can learn about both the geological and human history of the islands, conservation issues and natural history. The older Museum of Natural History attempts to preserve the natural history of the islands.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
TUE - Galapaguera Natural & Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal)

This morning, enjoy a short visit to the Galapaguera, a good place to observe Galapagos tortoises in their natural habitat. San Cristobal Island has many endemic species such as the San Cristobal mockingbird (nesomimus melanotis), lava lizard (microlophus bivittatus), chatham leaf-toed gecko (phyllodactylus leei) and tortoises that can be observed along vast beaches where nesting sites for marine tortoises are common. Between January and May, look for footprints of the female tortoises who have climbed to the sand dunes to deposit their eggs.

In the afternoon, make a wet landing at Cerro Brujo, a beautiful white coral beach perfect for snorkeling, swimming and watching birds and sea lions. This is the first coast Charles Darwin walked on in 1835. In this marvelous lava landscape, watch seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds and shore birds. The protected bay is well known for its young tortoises that like to swim. The pools with salty water behind the sand dunes were used by fishermen as a salt mine for preserving food for the local population. Among the fauna search for Chatham mockingbirds and the San Cristobal lava lizard, both endemic species to the island that are unique to the area. Look for Galapagos turtles and with luck, the little bird known in Spanish as the Pájaro Brujo, another endemic species on San Cristobal Island. Vegetation surrounds the route with fauna like the candelabrum cactus and carob trees. Located on the north coast of San Cristobal, Cerro Brujo is a peaceful place to relax.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
WED - Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez (Espanola)

Begin today on the north-eastern coast of Espanola, in Gardner Bay, on an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, kayaking, and even observing sea lions and sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters. In the afternoon, visit Suarez Point, a great area for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. Large waved albatrosses use the beautiful cliffs along the oceanfront as a launching pad. High cliffs rise up from the sea affording spectacular views of soaring birds and of the famous blow hole where water spouts up to approximately 165-245 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf, a photographer’s playground.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
THU - Cormorant Point & Post Office Bay (Floreana)

Cormorant Point on Floreana Island offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-cheeked pintail ducks and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches. The Green Beach has a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand and the Flour Sand Beach is made up of coral.

After lunch, visit historical Post Office Bay, where a wooden barrel was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used ever since by mariners and tourists alike as a post office. Deposit a letter or postcard and carry one back to its destination by hand. Apart from hosting the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. Continue north and ascend an elevated slope to a beautiful vista at the Baroness lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon; within walking distance (approximately 100 feet) are the ruins of what is known as her house. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby Islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
FRI - Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz) & Disembark Baltra

This morning, visit the Charles Darwin Station, a hub of information about the protection and conservation of the islands. Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. Some of the main attractions are the National Park information center; the Van Straelen Exhibition Hall; the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises; an exhibit on the famous Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island tortoise; and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity. After the morning’s excursion, disembark the ship and transfer to the Baltra airport for your flight to the mainland.

Accommodations

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Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All transfers in Galapagos; matrimonial/twin cabin accommodation with private facilities; all meals, water, coffee and tea; all excursions as mentioned in itinerary (itinerary subject to change) with an English-speaking naturalist guide; snorkel and kayak equipment.

Exclusions

Return flight to Galapagos, Galapagos National Park entrance fee (currently US $100 per person), TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20), wetsuit rental, softdrinks and alcoholic drinks, personal expenses, extras and tips.

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 cancelation terms 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 – 15% of total trip cost
120 to 61 days – 20% of total trip cost
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 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 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 to rent for a fee and are recommended from June to December.  
 
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

Cabins may be booked for single occupancy at a 75% single supplement (100% on Christmas and New Year’s departures). Triple occupancy for two adults and one child under 12 years old (on a sofa bed) may be available in Upper Deck Suites.

Families & Children

Children under 12 receive a 15% discount off the cruise rate (1 child per 2 adults), except during holiday season departures when children will be charged as adults. Families traveling with children under 12 can be accommodated in cabins on the upper and main decks. These cabins have a sofa that can be converted into a comfortable bed. Minimum child age is 6 years old.

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.

8-Day West Itinerary

The Seaman Journey Western Galapagos Islands Cruise is an 8-day journey that visits eight islands and islets of the Galapagos Islands, including Baltra, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Rabida, Chinese Hat and Bartolome. From the tiny outposts of Chinese Hat and Rabida to Isabela Island, the largest in the archipelago, this itinerary covers a wide range of Galapagos diversity.

Galapagos cruise route map showing visits to Baltra, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Rabida, Chinese Hat and Bartolome islands.
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Day 1
FRI - Baltra to Highlands (Santa Cruz) & Embark Santa Cruz

Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, pass through an airport inspection point to ensure no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands, as well as to pay the park entrance fee of $100 for adults and $50 for children under 12 (unless it has been prepaid). Be met by a guide, who will help collect luggage that will be sent directly to the Seaman Journey yacht. Guests are ferried across the Itabaca Channel, followed by a short bus ride to the first visit to Ranch Manzanillo. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, a waterproof jacket, and bring sunblock protection, a camera and repellent for this first activity. The visit to Ranch Manzanillo includes a picnic lunch and a short walk.

The journey across Santa Cruz into the highlands is a delight, showcasing the island’s variety of life and geology. Begin at the coast and travel across Santa Cruz from Puerto Ayora, climbing through the agricultural lands and into the mist covered forests. Santa Cruz possesses all of the various life zones present in the archipelago. Birds surround the path; whether it’s the bright red feathers of a vermillion flycatcher or one of Darwin’s finches, almost every bird present in the islands can be found here. In the Santa Cruz Highlands, experience, observe and even track wild Galapagos tortoises. There are also plenty of lava tubes, sinkholes and craters ready to be explored. After this visit, board the Galapagos Seaman Journey and begin the adventure.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
SAT - Mangle Point (Fernandina) & Punta Moreno (Isabela)

Today explore the eastern coast of Fernandina Island. Mangle Point is a superior snorkeling site and beautiful location for panga rides through a grove of mangrove trees. Options here include a half-mile hike, snorkeling, or a panga ride through a grove of mangrove trees, watching out for sea lions, tortoises, pelicans, rays and birds too numerous to name them all. This afternoon, visit Punta Moreno on the north coast of Isabela Island between the Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul volcanoes. The trail runs along a lava flow Pahoehoe (solidified lava in the form of corrugation or an accordion) into a complex of coastal lagoons, where several species of birds can be found around the lakes and mangroves.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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

Begin today with a wet landing in Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano on the west coast between Tagus Cove and Elizabeth Bay. This area experienced a major uplift in 1954, which caused the land to rise over 16 feet. The coast expanded half a mile out, leaving marine life stranded on the new shore. This area is a great place to snorkel, but first stroll a long path made up of sand, pumice, lava, coral and vegetation where you can observe iguana burrows. Keep watch for red and blue lobster, Darwin’s finches and land iguanas, as well as vegetation like chamomile and rosewood and the beautiful flowers of cotton Darwin, endemic to the Galapagos Islands.

After lunch, experience Tagus Cove, west of Darwin Volcano on Isabela Island. This was a favorite spot for pirates and whalers, who were among the first to add inscriptions of names of boats. At the beginning of the trail, discover a small cave with inscriptions dating to the 1800s. Its name originated from a British warship, whose crew sailed her across the islands in 1814 looking for Galapagos tortoises for food. Due to former eruptions, the substrate has a large amount of volcanic rocks of different sizes, among the most common are little balls of nearly spherical shape known as the lapilli or petrified rain.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
MON - Espinoza Point (Fernandina) & Vicente Roca (Isabela)

Espinoza Point is a place famous for its large colonies of marine iguanas and as the habitat of unique species like the flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin, Galapagos hawk and Galapagos snake. In the afternoon visit Vicente Roca Point on Isabela Island, one of the most impressive and spectacular places of the enchanted Galapagos Islands with its majestic high cliffs, tuffstone, ash and lava formations. Located in the northwestern coast of the island, it comprises two distinct inlets. Snorkel in a large bay rich with marine life including seahorses, sea turtles, stingrays, puffer fish and perhaps the fascinating mola-mola or sunfish. There is also an optional panga ride in search of penguins, blue-footed boobies, terns and sea lions.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
TUE - Espumilla Beach & Puerto Egas (Santiago)

This morning, explore Espumilla Beach on the northern coast of Santiago Island in James Bay. During the last presence of the El Niño phenomenon, one of the two lagoons in this site underwent a process of sedimentation, causing the disappearance of a representative colony of flamingos. Now main attractions are the palo santo forest and the marvelous beach, an important site for nesting marine turtles.

After lunch visit Puerto Egas’s main attraction, the black beach located at the west side of the island. Volcanic tuff deposits have enabled the formation of this special black sand beach. Puerto Egas is named after Hector Egas, who tried to start an exploitation of salt, which failed because the price of salt on the continent was cheap and did not justify exporting it from the Galapagos. They abandoned the project but left the infrastructure.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
WED - Rabida & Chinese Hat

Rábida Island is unique due to the red color of its rocks and sand. The volcanic material in this island is very porous and external factors such as rain, salt water and sea breeze have acted as an oxidizing agent. A short walk along a trail leads to a coastal lagoon behind the beach where guests can observe finches, doves, yellow warblers, mocking birds and a colony of flamingos.

After lunch visit the small islet (roughly one half mile) of Chinese Hat. Located just off the southeastern tip of Santiago Island, this islet is a recent volcanic cone, shaped like a Chinese hat when seen from north side. The west provides views of lava formations and their coral heads formed under the sea and raised upward. This landing site is an excellent place to view geological features such as lava tubes and lava flows. In addition, the landscape is covered by sea lion colonies, marine iguanas and Galapagos penguins.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
THU - Sullivan Bay (Santiago) & Bartolome

Santiago, also called James or San Salvador Island, is located in the west central part of the Galapagos archipelago. It is the fourth largest island in the archipelago (following Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz). Along with some of the large western volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina, Santiago is also volcanically active, with many young flows and cones to be seen, particularly along the south, west and east coasts. A number of historic eruptions have been reported over the last two centuries. Santiago actually consists of two coalesced volcanoes: a typical shield volcano on the northwest end and a low, linear fissure volcano on the southeast end.

Bartolome Island, the afternoon’s landing site, is situated across Sullivan Bay. It has an altitude of 374 feet, with beautiful views of volcanic cones, lunar-like craters, lava fields and the famous Toba-formed pinnacle eroded by the sea. There is very little vegetation on this island, but there are two breathtaking beaches where marine turtles and a very small colony of Galapagos penguins exist.

Accommodations

Seaman Journey

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
FRI - Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) & Disembark Baltra

This morning visit two small beaches found just to the west of Turtle Cove. Their sand is made of decomposed coral, which makes it white and soft and a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind one of the beaches there is a small brackish water lagoon, where it is occasionally possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels. The other beach is longer, with two old barges that were abandoned during the Second World War, when the USA used nearby Baltra Island as a strategic point to protect the Panama Channel. After the morning excursion, head to Baltra, disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the mainland.

Accommodations

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Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All transfers in Galapagos; matrimonial/twin cabin accommodation with private facilities; all meals, water, coffee and tea; all excursions as mentioned in itinerary (itinerary subject to change) with an English-speaking naturalist guide; snorkel and kayak equipment.

Exclusions

Return flight to Galapagos, Galapagos National Park entrance fee (currently US $100 per person), TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20), wetsuit rental, softdrinks and alcoholic drinks, personal expenses, extras and tips.

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 cancelation terms 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 – 15% of total trip cost
120 to 61 days – 20% of total trip cost
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 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 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 to rent for a fee and are recommended from June to December.  
 
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

Cabins may be booked for single occupancy at a 75% single supplement (100% on Christmas and New Year’s departures). Triple occupancy for two adults and one child under 12 years old (on a sofa bed) may be available in Upper Deck Suites.

Families & Children

Children under 12 receive a 15% discount off the cruise rate (1 child per 2 adults), except during holiday season departures when children will be charged as adults. Families traveling with children under 12 can be accommodated in cabins on the upper and main decks. These cabins have a sofa that can be converted into a comfortable bed. Minimum child age is 6 years old.

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.

5-Day South Itinerary

The Seaman Journey Southern Galapagos Islands Cruise is a small ship cruise around the Southern Galapagos Islands over 5 days. From the beautiful beaches of Espanola to the whaling history and traditions at Post Office Bay and an informative finish at the Charles Darwin Station on Santa Cruz Island, this shorter Galapagos trip has a bit of everything.

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Day 1
MON - Embark San Cristobal to Interpretation Center (San Cristobal)

Upon arrival at San Cristobal Airport, pass through an airport inspection point to ensure no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands, as well as to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless it has been prepaid). Be met by a guide, who will help collect luggage and escort guests to a bus for the short ride to the harbor for embarking the Galapagos Seaman Journey.

After lunch, visit the island’s Interpretation Center where lush gardens and sweeping ocean views greet visitors, who can learn about both the geological and human history of the islands, conservation issues and natural history. The older Museum of Natural History attempts to preserve the natural history of the islands.

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Day 2
TUE - Galapaguera Natural & Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal)

This morning, enjoy a short visit to the Galapaguera, a good place to observe Galapagos tortoises in their natural habitat. San Cristobal Island has many endemic species such as the San Cristobal mockingbird, lava lizard, chatham leaf-toed gecko and tortoises that can be observed along vast beaches where nesting sites for marine tortoises are common. Between January and May, look for footprints of the female tortoises who have climbed to the sand dunes to deposit their eggs.

In the afternoon, make a wet landing at Cerro Brujo, a beautiful white coral beach perfect for snorkeling, swimming and watching birds and sea lions. This is the first coast Charles Darwin walked on in 1835. In this marvelous lava landscape, watch seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds and shore birds. The protected bay is well known for its young tortoises that like to swim. The pools with salty water behind the sand dunes were used by fishermen as a salt mine for preserving food for the local population. Among the fauna search for Chatham mockingbirds and the San Cristobal lava lizard, both endemic species to the island that are unique to the area. Look for Galapagos turtles and with luck, the little bird known in Spanish as the Pájaro Brujo, another endemic species on San Cristobal Island. Vegetation surrounds the route with fauna like the candelabrum cactus and carob trees. Located on the north coast of San Cristobal, Cerro Brujo is a peaceful place to relax.

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Day 3
WED - Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez (Espanola)

Begin today on the north-eastern coast of Espanola, in Gardner Bay, on an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, kayaking, and even observing sea lions and sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters. This landing site has opportunities to see three species of Darwin finches: a subspecies of the large-billed cactus finch that is similar to the large-billed terrestrial finch, the small-beaked ground finch and the singing finch that is another endemic subspecies. Both resident and migratory birds can be observed on this relaxing day, in a zone that is extremely important for nesting marine tortoises as well.

In the afternoon, visit Punta Suarez, a great place for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. Large waved albatrosses use the beautiful cliffs along the oceanfront as a launching pad. High cliffs rise up from the sea affording spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow hole where water spouts up to 165-245 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf, a photographer’s playground.

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Day 4
THU - Cormorant Point & Post Office Bay (Floreana)

Cormorant Point on Floreana Island offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-cheeked pintail ducks and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches. The Green Beach has a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand and the Flour Sand Beach is made up of coral.

After lunch, visit historical Post Office Bay, where a wooden barrel was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used ever since by mariners and tourists alike as a post office. Deposit a letter or postcard and carry one back to its destination by hand. Apart from hosting the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. Continue north and ascend an elevated slope to a beautiful vista at the Baroness lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon; within walking distance (approximately 100 feet) are the ruins of what is known as her house. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby Islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.

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Meals

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Day 5
FRI - Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz) & Disembark Baltra

This morning, visit the Charles Darwin Station, a hub of information about the protection and conservation of the islands. Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. Some of the main attractions are the National Park information center; the Van Straelen Exhibition Hall; the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises; an exhibit on the famous Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island tortoise; and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity. After the morning’s excursion, disembark the ship and transfer to the Baltra airport for your flight to the mainland.

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All transfers in Galapagos; matrimonial/twin cabin accommodation with private facilities; all meals, water, coffee and tea; all excursions as mentioned in itinerary (itinerary subject to change) with an English-speaking naturalist guide; snorkel and kayak equipment.

Exclusions

Return flight to Galapagos, Galapagos National Park entrance fee (currently US $100 per person), TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20), wetsuit rental, softdrinks and alcoholic drinks, personal expenses, extras and tips.

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 cancelation terms 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 – 15% of total trip cost
120 to 61 days – 20% of total trip cost
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 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 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 to rent for a fee and are recommended from June to December.  
 
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

Cabins may be booked for single occupancy at a 75% single supplement (100% on Christmas and New Year’s departures). Triple occupancy for two adults and one child under 12 years old (on a sofa bed) may be available in Upper Deck Suites.

Families & Children

Children under 12 receive a 15% discount off the cruise rate (1 child per 2 adults), except during holiday season departures when children will be charged as adults. Families traveling with children under 12 can be accommodated in cabins on the upper and main decks. These cabins have a sofa that can be converted into a comfortable bed. Minimum child age is 6 years old.

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.

4-Day North Itinerary

The Seaman Journey Northern Galapagos Islands Cruise is a small ship cruise that visits the northern Galapagos Islands over 4 days. Sailing from Baltra to San Cristobal Island by way of the northernmost Genovesa Island, this short cruise stops at Genovesa’s Darwin Bay and Prince Philip’s Steps (El Barranco), as well as small islands like North Seymour, Plaza and Santa Fe. Genovesa, known as Bird or Tower Island, has a large and varied number of bird colonies, so this is a great trip for birders.

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Day 1
FRI - Embark Baltra to North Seymour

Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, pass through an airport inspection point to ensure no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands, as well as to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless it has been prepaid). Be met by a guide, who will help collect luggage and escort guests to a bus for the short ride to the harbor for embarking the Galapagos Seaman Journey.

After lunch, visit North Seymour, which is an uplifted (as opposed to volcanic) island, generally fl­at and strewn with boulders. There are good nesting sites here for a large population of magnificent frigate birds. Blue-footed boobies seasonally perform their courtship dance in the more open areas and swallow-tailed gulls perch on the cliff edges. Despite the tremendous surf that can pound the outer shore, sea lions haul out onto the beach and can be found bodysurfng.

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

This morning visit El Barranco, located in the southern part of Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island. This trail, just under one mile long, is on volcanic rock and can be done in about two hours. The youngest part of the island, from a geological point of view, lies in this area. The cliffs located in the south are composed of very fragile lava and natural erosion has made these lava flows the ideal place for nesting storm petrels. Try to spy two species of petrels that nest in the lava’s cavities and holes, as well as one of their main predators—the short-eared owl. The red-footed booby nests only in the outer islands of the archipelago, Punta Pitt, Gardner (Floreana), Wolf, Darwin and here on Genovesa. Also present on the island is the masked booby. During a panga ride along the cliffs, be sure to watch for fur sea lions and several species of seabirds.

In the afternoon, visit Darwin Bay, formed when its crater collapsed below sea level. The wet landing is on a beautiful white coral sandy beach. This is a favorite island for birdwatchers, with opportunities to see red footed-boobies, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels, yellow- and black-crowned lava herons, and yellow warblers. Climb gradually to the edge of the cliff to see red-foots nesting in the mangrove trees below. Bird watching includes possible sightings of sharp-beaked finches, large cactus and ground finches, Galapagos doves and swallow-tailed gulls. At the end the trail, the cliff’s edge offers an incredible view of the island and the many birds living there.

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SUN - Islas Plazas & Santa Fe

This morning enjoy one of two islands known as Islas Plazas east of Santa Cruz Island. Despite its small size, this island is home to some of the most interesting and outstanding species in the Galapagos. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than their relatives found at other islands. Throughout the island are several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana. They are unique and recognizable at first glance by their black-gray color, with a land iguana’s crest but the face and tail of the marine iguana. The big population of iguanas is due to the presence of tuna, their favorite food. Look for swallow-tailed gulls nesting along the cliffs with other seabirds such as Audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate birds and brown pelicans.

In the afternoon experience Santa Fe, an island in the southeastern part of the Galapagos formed by an uplift instead of volcanic origin, which is why it is mostly flat. It is believed to be the oldest island in the archipelago and is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of land iguanas. After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters, snorkel with playful sea lions and tropical fish, or hike a trail lined with salt bushes and giant prickly pear cactus.

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Day 4
MON - Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center & Disembark San Cristobal

Visit Cerro Colorado in the southeast of San Cristobal via bus. In 2004 the breeding and rearing center for young tortoises, named after the famous settler Jacinto Gordillo, was located in Cerro Colorado. In 2008 an assisted reproduction program started on the island due to the birth of a little turtle in captivity. Learn this and more at the Jacinto Breeding Center, including the breeding process and why this breeding center does what it does. After the morning excursion, disembark the ship and transfer to the San Cristobal airport for your flight to the mainland.

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All transfers in Galapagos; matrimonial/twin cabin accommodation with private facilities; all meals, water, coffee and tea; all excursions as mentioned in itinerary (itinerary subject to change) with an English-speaking naturalist guide; snorkel and kayak equipment.

Exclusions

Return flight to Galapagos, Galapagos National Park entrance fee (currently US $100 per person), TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20), wetsuit rental, softdrinks and alcoholic drinks, personal expenses, extras and tips.

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 cancelation terms 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 – 15% of total trip cost
120 to 61 days – 20% of total trip cost
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 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 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 to rent for a fee and are recommended from June to December.  
 
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

Cabins may be booked for single occupancy at a 75% single supplement (100% on Christmas and New Year’s departures). Triple occupancy for two adults and one child under 12 years old (on a sofa bed) may be available in Upper Deck Suites.

Families & Children

Children under 12 receive a 15% discount off the cruise rate (1 child per 2 adults), except during holiday season departures when children will be charged as adults. Families traveling with children under 12 can be accommodated in cabins on the upper and main decks. These cabins have a sofa that can be converted into a comfortable bed. Minimum child age is 6 years old.

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

Longer Galapagos Seaman Journey itineraries are available by combining the ship’s itineraries. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing on 11-, 12- and 15-day Seaman Journey cruises.

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

See Deals section for details on flexible booking policies.

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May 21 - May 28, 2021
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Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2021
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Catamaran
Seaman Journey

M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey is a boutique catamaran offering style, stability and adventure in the Galapagos Islands. The 16-passenger yacht is comfortable and boasts one of the best sundecks in the Galapagos.

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Flexible Cancellation On 2020 Sea Star Journey &Seaman Journey Galapagos Cruises

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"Galapagos Was Unrivaled"

The entire trip was awesome. The boat in the Galapagos was unrivaled. Excellent management of all travel plans. Our Adventure Specialist, Taylor, was great. Setting up this trip was simple and easy.

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"Wonderful Trip to the Galapagos"

Wonderful trip to the Galapagos. Andrew Browning was very knowledgeable and accommodating in helping us plan our trip. Galapagos Islands cruise on Seaman Journey was absolutely great!

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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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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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Ecuador Amazon Adventure - La Selva EcoLodge

Explore the incredible diversity of Ecuador's Amazon for 4 or 5 days from La Selva EcoLodge, an exceptional wilderness lodge deeply committed to sustainable ecotourism. Daily hikes and paddles are lead by expert resident guides to canopy platforms, parrot clay licks and rainforest wildlife.

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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.

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