South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

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 cruises in the Galapagos Islands. 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.

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