Our classic 4-night route to the southeast Galapagos Islands anchors at the most paradisiacal bays and lovely beaches. Some of these oldest islands are true crown jewels where you can become an eye-witness of evolution. Several (sub) species have had enough time to transform into emblematic figureheads, which differ from island to island. Moreover, the open water passages take 4-6 hours instead of long overnight navigations; our stable catamaran mostly floats at sheltered anchorages, which helps you get a restful sleep.
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Day 1 Tuesday AM - San Cristóbal Airport (SCY)
PM - Colorado Hill
Day 2 Wednesday AM - Gardner Bay (Española )
PM - Suarez Point (Española )
Day 3 Thursday AM - Post Office Bay (Floreana)
PM - Cormorant Point (Floreana)
Day 4 Friday AM - Barrington Bay (Santa Fé)
PM - Turtle Bay (Santa Cruz)
Day 5 Saturday AM - El Chato Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz)
Transfer to Baltra Airport (GPS)
* All itineraries are subject to change
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IMPORTANT NOTE: All itineraries are subject to change
Arrival at San Cristóbal Airport and transfer in. You will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected.
Arrival San Cristóbal Airport
One thing becomes clear on your visit to the Galapagos giant tortoise breeding centre on Colorado Hill: it’s hard work to save the last local giants of San Cristóbal.
Being one of the crown jewels of Galapagos, Española gives you the exclusive opportunity to become an eyewitness of evolution.
Española’s western tip is a true birdwatcher’s and photographer’s dream. Step into your very own exciting nature documentary, and take a short hike past colourful marine iguanas.
Santa Fé is another crown jewel of the Galapagos, where the pale Barrington land iguana and practically every other creature are unique to the Galapagos or this island alone.
Barrington Bay (Santa Fé)
Turtle Bay (Santa Cruz)
Marine iguanas and Pacific green turtles have to share their breeding grounds at Turtle Bay with surfers and beach lovers.
In the Highlands of Santa Cruz you have a good chance of approaching Galapagos giant tortoises in their wild, natural setting!
El Chato Tortoise Reserve
Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.
You will return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!
Departure Baltra Airport
Bring your postcards and post them in the peculiar traditional barrel on this historic site that seems to be located at the end of the world. They might arrive home quicker than you!
Post Office Bay
Please don’t expect flightless cormorants here (they live exclusively in the west). Instead, you may spot Galapagos penguins from the dinghy, or a flamingo lagoon against the pockmarked backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.
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