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Galapagos 4 Day Cruise | Cormorant II

4 Days
From CAD 6,893

STYLE: Small Ship Cruise

Trip Code: ECRGC4D

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Finish: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

SHIP: Cormorant II

DestinationDestination

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

DestinationDeparture Date

Selected Wednesdays

MealsMeals

All meals, water, tea & coffee while onboard your Galapagos cruise

TransportTransport

Group transfers in the Galapagos to & from your vessel 

TransportAccommodation

Cabin on board ship



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Daily excursions, panga rides, shore landings and expert briefings while onboard

OVERVIEW

For those yearning for a quick taste of the Galapagos, this is the perfect journey. On board the mega-catamaran Cormorant II, you will experience the highest degree of comfort and luxury as you cruise through this incredible and pristine archipelago. Stumble upon white sandy beaches home to sun-baking and curious sea lions. Encounter unique wildlife from tortoises and marine iguanas to pink flamingos and flightless cormorants. This is a truly incredible experience perfect for those searching for a quick taste of this beautiful eco-system. 

 

* Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and government regulations.

ITINERARY

Arrival and Kicker Rock

Morning flight from either Quito or Guayaquil to San Cristobal, Galapagos Island. After passing through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the yacht. You will be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

In the afternoon you will head to Kicker rock. This striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the ocean divided by a small channel. Although there are no landing areas, kayaking and scuba diving allow visitors to spot a variety of marine life.

Suarez Point and Gardner Bay

In the morning you will arrive at Suarez Point. This area is great for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. A beautiful site on the ocean front, the large waved albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air. This site presents wonderful photograph opportunities.

In the afternoon you will head for Gardner Bay. Gardner Bay, on the eastern side of the island, is the breeding site of nearly all of the world´s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. It has an ample white sandy beach with a myriad of sea lions, perfect for relaxing. Its rocky shores make this site a great place for diving and snorkelling.

Cormorant Point and Post Office Bay

In the morning you will head for Cormorant Point. This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts and white-cheeked pintails can also be seen. The beaches on this island are distinct: The “Green Beach” named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and the “Four Sand Beach” composed of white coral.

In the afternoon you will head to Post Office Bay. In the 18th century whalers passing through the islands placed a wooden barrel on Floreana Island for use as an unofficial mail box. The tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home.

Tortoise Breeding Centre and Departure

Embark on a captivating morning expedition to Los Gemelos, also known as the Twin Craters, situated on opposite sides of the road that connects Puerto Ayora to Baltra. These formations, while not authentic craters, are a stunning result of the collapse of surface materials within concealed underground fissures and chambers. As you explore, the breathtaking vista before you unveils a testament to the intricate natural processes that have sculpted this awe-inspiring landscape.

Afterward you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Experience the Galapagos on the Cormorant II. Set to sail in 2020 this is one of the newest vessels in the Galapagos offering one of the most modern and comfortable experiences in the archipelago. 

  • Encounter the unique wildlife of the Galapagos including tortoise, marine iguanas, turtles, rays, flamingos, flightless cormorants and a vast array of multi-colored fish and bird species.

  • Experience the dynamic beauty of the Galapagos, from jungle highlands to white sandy beaches and volcanic landscapes.

Cormorant II

Cormorant II

The Cormorant II mega-catamaran is one of the newest vessels in the Galapagos. Cormorant II is one of the most secure, comfortable and noiseless vessels in the pristine archipelago. Cormorant II offers an intimate and luxurious experience carrying just 16 passengers, allowing for remote travel and quieter landings larger vessels cannot achieve. 

Each of the Cormorant's 10 cabins come with private balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic views and a comfortable and modern design. The panoramic sun-deck and jacuzzi area provides a quaint and incredibly relaxing communal space when at sea. This is luxury in the Galapagos like you have never experienced before. 

Ice Class: Length: 157ft / 48m
Breadth: 44ft / 13.5mMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 13 knots
Electricity: Passenger
Capacity:
16 guests

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date

Galapagos 4 Day Cruise | Cormorant II from CAD 0
Selected Wednesdays

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS

    Cabin Accommodation on board ship 
    All meals whilst on board 
    Guiding and lectures by bilingual national park guide
    Airport transfers in Galapagos
    Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail
    Soft drinks
    Use of snorkelling equipment, underwater camera and wetsuit
    VIP lounge at Galapagos airports for departure flight
    2 glasses of house wine per meal

     

    EXCLUSIONS 

    International flights 
    Flights to/from Galapagos
    Galapagos National Park Entrance fee (US$200 per person from Aug 2024 - Subject to change) 
    Galapagos Transit Control Card (US$20 per person - Subject to change) 
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Alcoholic drinks
    Travel and medical insurance
    Personal expenses
    Tips

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

    Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and government regulations.

    Please note a complimentary pre-cruise night accommodation in Quito or Guayaquil is only available when purchasing Roundtrip airfare from operator.

  • Seasonality, fuel surcharges, currency fluctuations and availability at time of booking. 

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