A luxury yacht, the Wildaid's Passion cuts across calm waters with the Galapagos islands in the background
A luxury yacht, the Wildaid's Passion motors over calm, blue waters with the sky and clouds in the background at the Galapagos islands
a pelican watches boats in Puerto ayora at the Galapagos islands
a yellow bird in the sand at santa fe island in the galapagos
a group of guests from the Wildaid's Passion luxury cruise take an excursion to land to explore the Galapagos islands on lava rock
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WildAid’s Passion Galapagos Cruises

Originally built as a private luxury yacht, the M/Y WildAid’s Passion has been refurbished to enhance her elegant features for small group Galapagos luxury cruises. Rose-colored Italian marble bathrooms, teak wood decks and a panoramic sky lounge and bar lend a luxurious private-yacht feel to her sailings in the archipelago. Measuring 159 feet with four decks and private bathrooms in every cabin, the WildAid’s Passion has ample space for her 14 guests. Add her one-to-one crew-to-guest ratio and this Galapagos cruise will certainly be one to remember!

When combined, the two 8-day itineraries create a 15-day/14-night comprehensive itinerary with no repeated landing sites. There is also a 5-day Eastern Islands itinerary (Saturday to Wednesday) or a 4-day (Wednesday to Saturday); contact AdventureSmith for availability and pricing. 

The WildAid’s Passion is a devoted advocate and protector of the Galapagos ecosystem. The partnership between the WildAid conservation group and the M/Y Passion focuses on eradicating invasive species and reducing illegal fishing. Both of these actions support a healthy local community, the flora and fauna and the environment while offering a mindful travel experience for passengers.

The WildAid’s Passion offers onboard kayak and snorkeling gear for your use, as well as professional Galapagos Islands guides to inform you about the islands’ beautiful and fragile ecosystems. Spend an afternoon whale and dolphin watching while heading out west and discover diverse flora and fauna while visiting the islands of Santa Cruz, Floreana, Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago, Genovesa and more, all from the extreme comfort and refined atmosphere of the Passion.

On the 8-day Western Islands Galapagos Cruise aboard WildAid’s Passion, venture to the Galapagos’s far west, where astute dolphins, enormous whales, penguins and deep-sea creatures head to the wild seaward shores of these special islands, some of the archipelago’s youngest while sailing roundtrip from Baltra, visit Santa Cruz, Floreana, Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago, North Seymour and Mosquera.

The 8-day Eastern Islands small ship cruise itinerary aboard the WildAid’s Passion takes you up to the northernmost Genovesa Island, down to Espanola and to Santa Cruz and Santa Fe Islands in between. There is a good chance of encountering giant tortoises in the wild with a visit to the Santa Cruz Highlands, and a stop at the Charles Darwin Station gives you a glimpse at the islands’ diversity of tortoises in semi-enclosed pens for conservation efforts. In addition, the abundance of wildlife will keep you searching for pelicans, golden rays, green sea turtles, great frigatebirds, red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, greater flamingos, marine and land iguanas, Galapagos hawks and waved albatross. Watch your step! For there are no natural predators in the Galapagos and wildlife is so tame you have to take care that your encounters are not too close.

While each itinerary on WildAid’s Passion is incredible, they’re even more magical when experienced with friends and family. At only 14 guests, WildAid’s Passion is an AdventureSmith favorite for private Galapagos yacht charters.

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



Itinerary

8-Day East Itinerary

The 8-day Eastern Islands small ship cruise itinerary aboard the WildAid’s Passion takes you up to the northernmost Genovesa Island, down to Espanola and to Santa Cruz and Santa Fe Islands in between. There is a good chance of encountering giant tortoises in the wild with a visit to the Santa Cruz Highlands, and a stop at the Charles Darwin Station gives you a glimpse at the islands’ diversity of tortoises in semi-enclosed pens for conservation efforts. In addition, the abundance of wildlife will keep you searching for pelicans, golden rays, green sea turtles, great frigatebirds, red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, greater flamingos, marine and land iguanas, Galapagos hawks and waved albatross.

Galapagos cruise route map showing visits to Genovesa, Espanola, Santa Cruz and Santa Fe Islands.
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Day 1
SAT - Embark Baltra to Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)

Upon arrival at Baltra airport, meet your local representative then board a private van that will take you to embark the WildAid’s Passion. The ship will then navigate a short distance to Black Turtle Cove, a large mangrove lagoon on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. Pelicans and herons roost on the branches, while marine dwellers such as green sea turtle or golden ray may cruise right next to the dinghy that takes you through the mangroves.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

lunch, dinner

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

Travel to Genovesa Island and reach Darwin Bay (wet landing), a unique site lined with red mangroves and soft-haired prickly pear cacti, where red-footed boobies and great frigatebirds perch tamely. In the afternoon, at El Barranco (dry landing), climb the edge of a cliff where frigatebirds, masked boobies and red‐footed boobies nest. Seek out the impressive red‐billed tropicbird amidst Galapagos storm petrels.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
MON - Punta Espejo (Marchena) & Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

Begin today observing the abundant marine life of Punta Espejo, on Marchena Island. This premiere snorkeling and diving site is reserved for those activities only, with opportunities to see dolphins and hammerhead sharks, as well as a high concentration of coral heads. Enjoy two snorkeling activities here. After snorkeling, return to the yacht for an in-depth briefing about the ocean currents and their effect on the archipelago’s flora and fauna while the ship navigates to the next destination. In the afternoon, make a dry landing in Santiago Island’s Sullivan Bay, where you will walk over a recent lava flow with fresh pahoehoe lava formations, lava bubbles containing crystallized minerals and pioneer plant fossils.  Along the shoreline, hope to find Galapagos penguins and herons going after small fish.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
TUE - Bartolome & Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz)

Begin today with a dry landing at Bartolome Island. Climb wooden steps to reach the summit of this spatter cone for a most breathtaking panorama of the islands, well-photographed Pinnacle Rock, views of neighboring Santiago Island and many other central islands in the distance. Afterward, visit the white-sand beach used as a nesting site by sea turtles, followed by snorkeling with opportunities to spot Galapagos penguins. This afternoon, head to Cerro Dragon on Santa Cruz’s northwest shore (dry landing) to visit a saltwater lagoon, home to greater flamingos, black-necked stilts and white-cheeked pintails. Further inland explore a fantastic land iguana nesting site.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
WED - Puerto Ayora & Tortoise Breeding Center (Santa Cruz)

Spend today visiting Santa Cruz Island´s most famous highlights. Make a dry landing at the dock of Puerto Ayora then head to the island’s highlands. This area, in contrast to the coastal region, has lush vegetation and forest due to the humidity in the higher regions. Visit one of the ranches of the area where it is possible to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. As these animals migrate from the coastal area to the highlands and back, the chosen ranch will depend on the presence of the tortoises since they roam free and change locations. This is also a good place to see the Galapagos hawk, barn owl and other birds such as the vermilion flycatcher or the yellow warbler that fill the surrounding forests. Enjoy lunch at the ranch then head back to Puerto Ayora for your second visit of the day: the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center, where you will see tortoises from different islands. The animals are found in large semi‐natural pens for their protection but also to ensure an easy view for visitors. The pens are divided according to four different stages: eggs, neonates, juveniles (held here until they are mature enough to be repatriated) and adults.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
THU - South Plaza & Santa Fe

Begin today with a dry landing on one of the oldest docks of the archipelago: colorful South Plaza is home to vibrant green prickly pears, deep red sesuvium and coppery-orange land iguanas. Impressive seaward cliffs are excellent for observing a variety of coastal birds. In the afternoon, arrive at Santa Fe (wet landing) to look for the endemic species of land iguana, which are larger and more yellow than land iguanas on other islands. The largest prickly pear cacti in the Galapagos are also found here.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
FRI - Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez (Espanola)

Spend the day on fantastic Espanola Island, starting with Gardner Bay (wet landing), an outstanding beach with sea lions, marine iguanas and the intrepid Espanola mockingbird. Nearby there is a good spot for snorkeling in Gardner Islet, where playful sea lions might join you. Enjoy more snorkeling at Osborn Islet, a great place to observe large quantities of marine life.

In the afternoon, head to Punta Suarez on a trail that is about 2 miles long for a walk that takes about 2 hours. A geyser near the trail sprays water some 75 feet into the air, making it one of the most popular landing sites in Galapagos. The highlights include sea lions sometimes seen body‐surfing in the large breaks, large marine iguanas with red‐colored males in the breeding season, oystercatchers, blue‐footed and Nazca boobies, Galapagos hawks, Galapagos doves, swallow‐tailed gulls, red-billed tropicbirds in flight, waved albatross who are present only from April to December, Espanola mockingbirds and lava lizard. The last three species are endemic to Espanola Island. The trail ends at “El Soplador” a blowhole that sprays water some 75 feet into the air.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
SAT - Twin Craters (Santa Cruz) & Disembark Baltra

After breakfast, disembark in Puerto Ayora to take your transport to the Baltra airport, making a short stop to visit the Twin Craters. Los Gemelos (twins) are two deep craters located to the side of the road that leads to Puerto Ayora from the other side of the island. These huge holes were probably created in a volcanic explosion or by magma chambers underneath the island’s surface. This is also a good place to see the Galapagos hawk and barn owl of this island and the surrounding forests filled with birds such as the vermilion flycatcher or the yellow warbler. The contrast of the highlands vegetation with the arid coastal zones is notable. After this visit head to the Baltra airport for your flight back to the mainland.

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All onboard accommodations; programmed visits to the islands with a certified English-speaking naturalist guide; snorkel gear including wet suit, mask, snorkel and fins; use of kayaks; tea, coffee, natural juices; all meals on board; and private van transport and ferry for all Galapagos travelers.

Exclusions

All airfare and airport transfers; Galapagos National Park fee (US $100); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20); wetsuit rental fee; alcoholic and bottled beverages on board; crew and guide tips; and insurance of any kind. A fuel surcharge may apply. Christmas and New Year’s holidays have an additional 10% per person surcharge.

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 – 10% of total trip cost
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 Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hiking, kayak, swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Wetsuits are availableeither free of charge or 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 (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 80% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Stateroom 5 offers no single supplement for solo occupancy, or a 25% discount for one guest with double occupancy. Triple occupancy (2 adults and 1 child) can be arranged in the VIP Suite (1 king bed plus a sofa bed) or Staterooms 3 and 4 (1 full bed, 1 twin bed).

Families & Children

Children under 12 traveling in the same stateroom/suite in triple occupancy receive a 40% discount off the double occupancy rate. Children under 12 traveling in a double stateroom/suite receive a 25% discount off the double occupancy rate.

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

On the 8-day Western Islands Galapagos Cruise aboard WildAid’s Passion, venture to the Galapagos’s far west, where astute dolphins, enormous whales, penguins and deep-sea creatures head to the wild seaward shores of these special islands, some of the archipelago’s youngest while sailing round-trip from Baltra, visit Santa Cruz, Floreana, Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago, North Seymour and Mosquera.

Route map of Passion Western itinerary small ship cruise, operating round-trip from Baltra with visits to the islands of Santa Cruz, Floreana, Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago, North Seymour & Mosquera.
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Day 1
SAT - Embark Baltra to Tortoise Breeding Center (Santa Cruz)

Upon arrival at Baltra airport, meet your local representative to board a private van to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island for the first visit in the Galapagos. The Highlands are lush and green in contrast to the arid coastal vegetation. The highland forests are dominated by the endemic Scalesia tree and are home to many bird species, including the short-ear owl. Here, look for the famous giant tortoises, which are in constant migration from the highlands to the coast. Then head for the M/Y Passion for lunch on board and to freshen up before heading back to Puerto Ayora to the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center, where you will see tortoises from different islands. The animals are found in large semi-natural pens for their protection, but also to ensure easy viewing. The pens are divided according to four different stages: eggs, neonates, juveniles (held here until they are mature enough to be repatriated), and adults. Afterwards, head back to Puerto Ayora, where you will have some time to explore the town and shops before boarding the M/Y WildAid’s Passion at around 5:00pm. Once on board, you will be welcomed by the crew and captain, have a short security drill and enjoy dinner and the briefing for the next day’s activities.

Note: this Western Islands itinerary begins immediately upon arrival in the islands. If possible, please wear clothes comfortable enough for this first visit: comfortable shoes, a sun hat, pants or shorts. You will be reunited with your luggage at around 5:00pm in the afternoon when you board the ship at Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz).

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
SUN - Punta Cormorant, Devil's Crown, Asilo de La Paz & Black Beach (Floreana)

Spend the day on Floreana, legendary homestead of infamous Baroness Eloise Von Wagner de Bousquet. Make a wet landing onto the olivine beaches of Punta Cormorant, where you may spy greater flamingos on your way to another special beach with the finest sand you’ll set foot on, making it perfect for sea turtle nesting and where sharks and rays visit regularly. End the outing with a short panga ride to Devil’s Crown, a key snorkeling site. In the afternoon, visit Black Beach to learn about the intriguing human history of the island and its first inhabitants. Ride up into the highlands of the island to visit a freshwater source known as the Asilo de La Paz and caves that initially served as hideouts for pirates and the birthplace of the first person to be born in Galapagos. Following this visit, head back to the ship for dinner and a short briefing on the next day.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
MON - Post Office Bay (Floreana) & Whale Watching

In the morning, visit Post Office Bay (wet landing), where you can drop your postcards in the barrel as the whalers did centuries ago and select cards to hand deliver upon your return home. After this visit, enjoy the best opportunity for a not‐so‐common yet beloved activity in the archipelago: a full afternoon navigation to look for whales and dolphins. The waters of the Galapagos form the second largest marine reserve in the world, with underwater fauna and different species of whales and dolphins found here. Navigate from Floreana to Isabela Island while looking for these fascinating creatures commonly seen in this area. Complete your afternoon near the impressive landscapes of Isabela and the Cerro Azul volcano.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
TUE - Punta Moreno & Urbina Bay (Isabela)

Arrive at Isabela, the largest island in the Galapagos. After breakfast, step ashore at Punta Moreno (dry landing) onto a superb pahoehoe lava flow surrounded by giant shield volcanoes, some of which are still active. From here take a short hike to a lagoon where flamingos are usually present. Later, disembark at Urbina Bay (wet landing) onto a black sand beach and nesting site for green sea turtles. Take a brief hike inland in search of land iguanas and giant tortoises that migrate seasonally to and from the highlands. At the beach, admire the remains of a geological uplift exposing coral heads and marine fossils, and if the sea conditions and time are on your side, you may also snorkel in these waters.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
WED - Tagus Cove (Isabela) & Espinosa Point (Fernandina)

Today, enjoy a dry landing near Tagus Cove, historic pirate hideaway where names of countless ships are recorded for posterity on the cliff face. Hike through beautiful Galapagos landscapes to Darwin Lake, a salt‐water crater lagoon surrounded by tuff stone. Cross Bolivar Channel to Fernandina Island, one of the world’s most unspoiled sites and disembark (dry landing) at Espinosa Point. Stroll along the shoreline and be on the lookout for flightless cormorants, Galapagos sea lions, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks, sooty‐colored marine iguanas and bright red‐orange Sally Lightfoot crabs.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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

At Puerto Egas (wet landing) disembark on a dark sand volcanic beach that has history of human settlement. Sleepy Galapagos fur seals lounge under arches of lava carved by the ocean and occasionally dip into the crystalline pools, also known as grottos. Walk along the shore and observe the abundant marine life. Later, at Buccaneer Cove, take a panga ride around the beautiful coastline. This place once was a refuge for British buccaneers who would anchor here to collect supplies and clean their ships, among other activities. The cove is very scenic with views of the cliffs and a dark beach. Do not forget to look for two unusual rock formations known as The Monk and Elephant Rock. After three days exploring the fabulous western islands, head to central Santiago to disembark at Espumilla (wet landing) onto a green sea turtle nesting site with golden-colored sand. A forest trail leads you through some of the largest specimens of palo santo on the islands to observe yellow warblers, the unbelievably tame Galapagos flycatcher and ever‐intriguing Darwin finches.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
FRI - Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) & North Seymour

Today, visit Las Bachas Beach (wet landing). Located on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island, this quiet little beach is the perfect spot to unwind. It got its name during World War II when the American army abandoned its barges. Two of those barges found their way to the shore of the Galapagos. The locals couldn’t quite wrap their heads around the word “barge” and called them “bacha” instead. This pristine white-sand beach is known for its incredible wildlife. Home to flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, and countless birds, this is a nature lover’s paradise. In the afternoon disembark on North Seymour (dry landing), a small uplifted island, where you will walk right up to bird nesting colonies of the two species of frigate birds, as well as blue‐footed boobies and swallow‐tailed gulls, and experience, depending on season, spectacular mating ritual displays.

Accommodations

WildAid's Passion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
SAT - Mosquera & Dismbark Baltra

Begin today on Mosquera, a small islet located between Baltra and North Seymour measuring about 525 feet across and 1,968 feet long. It is home to one of the largest sea lion colonies and is also a haven for shorebirds. Orcas occasionally come to the islet to feed on the sea lions. After this visit, sail to Baltra where you will disembark in time for your return flight to the mainland.

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Meals

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All onboard accommodations; programmed visits to the islands with a certified English-speaking naturalist guide; snorkel gear including wet suit, mask, snorkel and fins; use of kayaks; tea, coffee, natural juices; all meals on board; and private van transport and ferry for all Galapagos travelers.

Exclusions

All airfare and airport transfers; Galapagos National Park fee (US $100); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20); wetsuit rental fee; alcoholic and bottled beverages on board; crew and guide tips; and insurance of any kind. A fuel surcharge may apply. Christmas and New Year’s holidays have an additional 10% per person surcharge.

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 – 10% of total trip cost
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 Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hiking, kayak, swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Wetsuits are availableeither free of charge or 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 (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 80% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Stateroom 5 offers no single supplement for solo occupancy, or a 25% discount for one guest with double occupancy. Triple occupancy (2 adults and 1 child) can be arranged in the VIP Suite (1 king bed plus a sofa bed) or Staterooms 3 and 4 (1 full bed, 1 twin bed).

Families & Children

Children under 12 traveling in the same stateroom/suite in triple occupancy receive a 40% discount off the double occupancy rate. Children under 12 traveling in a double stateroom/suite receive a 25% discount off the double occupancy rate.

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

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.

Oct 10 - Oct 17, 2020
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Oct 17 - Oct 24, 2020
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Oct 31 - Nov 07, 2020
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Nov 07 - Nov 14, 2020
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Nov 14 - Nov 21, 2020
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Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2020
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Nov 28 - Dec 05, 2020
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Dec 05 - Dec 12, 2020
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Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2020
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Jan 02 - Jan 09, 2021
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Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2021
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Feb 20 - Feb 27, 2021
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Mar 06 - Mar 13, 2021
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Oct 16 - Oct 23, 2021
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Oct 30 - Nov 06, 2021
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Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2021
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WildAid's Passion

The M/Y WildAid's Passion is a 14-guest luxury yacht sailing in the Galapagos Islands, offering kayaking and snorkeling options and a focus on preserving the Galapagos ecosystem.

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Kevin Marshall • September 28th, 2018
Expert Review: WildAid's Passion Galapagos Cruise

Travel aboard the 14-guest WildAid's Passion. A model of cruising the Galapagos in style, this luxury yacht was the ideal base for our Adventure Specialist.

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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.

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4 - 5 Day Land Tour
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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5 - 6 Day Land Tour
Machu Picchu Explorer

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

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The 16-passenger Mary Anne is a spacious and truly romantic 3-masted barquentine, perfect for cruising the Galapagos by sail. Ample deck space encourages guests to relax and take in the sights while experienced naturalists reveal all the treasures of the 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. Top naturalist guides, luxury accommodations and the assurance that your carbon emissions will be offset make this the perfect eco-friendly operation.

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