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Northern Route 5 Day Galapagos Cruise | Bonita

5 Days
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WAS From CAD 3,544   Now From CAD 3,367

Trip Code: ECGS5DN

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Finish: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

SHIP: Bonita

DestinationDestination

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

DestinationDeparture Date

Departs select 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

 

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

OVERVIEW

CHIMU EXCLUSIVE 5% OFF SELECT DEPARTURES*

 

Explore the northern islands of the Galapagos on this 5 day itinerary through the incredible archipelago. From lush highlands, to swampy mangroves and coastal beaches, no island on the Galapagos is the same. On board the superior and 16 capacity Bonita, you will find an intimate cruising experience as you encounter unique wildlife, enjoy unbeatable snorkeling experiences and hikes through unique landscapes each different from the last. 

 

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

 

*CHIMU EXCLUSIVE 5% OFF DISCOUNT is available on selected 2024, 2025 & 2026 departures, excluding Christmas & New Years black out dates. This offer is exclusive to Chimu Adventures clients.  Offer valid when cruising on a twin share basis. Discount is based on full cruise fare and additional discounts will not apply to already discounted departures. Offer is valid on new bookings only & confirmed by 31 July 2024. Prices are subject to change and subject to availability. Please contact us for more details. 

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Contact us for more information.

ITINERARY

Arrival in Galapagos and South Plazas

In the morning you will take a flight from either Quito or Guayaquil to the Galapagos. Upon arrival in the Galapagos you will be met by our representative at the airport who will transfer you to your vessel where you will have a welcome drink and introduction to your crew.

After your arrival and lunch on board, you will visit Plazas, two small islands, created by an uplifting of the land.  The land iguanas are smaller here; they nest during the warm season. The hike goes along an extraordinary cliff where sea birds nest. There are approximately 1000 sea lions located on the south side of the Plazas.

Black Turtle Cove and Santa Cruz Highlands

Your first visit of the day will be to Black Turtle Cove which is situated in the northern region of Santa Cruz. This bay is surrounded by mangroves and is only accessible by dinghy . The shallow cove is a safe refuge for marine life. Black-tip reef sharks, marine turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here. You will then return to the vessel to have lunch.

In the afternoon you will make your way to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Here we have a trekking and we will find the giant tortoises in their natural habitat, this is a natural spectacle. For this visit, we recommend good walking shoes, long pants, a raincoat, a hat, and sunblock. 

Darwin Bay and Barranco

In the morning you will arrive at Darwin Bay, located on Genovesa Island. Genovesa Island is a small island in the north of the Galapagos. Our unloading in Darwin Bay will be wet.  Near the beach is a mangrove swamp where we will find a colony of frigates, marine iguanas, red-footed boobies and mask boobies, the great terrestrial finch, seagulls, herons, and cactus finch.  Following the land visit, you may enjoy a relacing swim in the bay.

In the afternoon you will make a landing at Barranco. Also known as Prince Phillip’s stairs.  Here, we will go for a walk on the Barranco path. On our journey we will observe tropical birds, petrels, common frigate, red-foot boobies, mask boobies, doves, and finches.

Sullivan Bay and Bartolome Island

In the morning you will arrive at Sullivan Bay. Virtually uneroded lava flows cover an extensive area of this island.  Lava pahoehoe (basaltic lava that has a smooth, billowy, undulating or ropy surface), hornitos, and mollugo (a lava colonizer) can be observed while on the island.  Snacks and refreshing beverages await you on board the ship.

In the afternoon you will arrive on Bartolome Island. We will follow a path to the top (114m) where we can see pioneering plants such as tiquilia, chamaesyce, and scalesia.  The island has been formed by cones, lava pipes where lava once flowed.  Following the wet landing at the beach, we will follow a path through mangrove swamps and sand dune vegetation, to the south beach.  At the north beach, guests can enjoy swimming and snorkelling.  From the top of Bartolome, we will be able to see the islands of Santiago, Rabida, and Isabela. You will have the opportunity to see endemic Galapagos penguins at Pinnacle Rock.

North Seymour Island and Departure

In the morning you will arrive at Seymour Island. Seymour was formed by the lifting of volcanic marine lava. Marine fossils dating back to the Pleistocene period were found on this island. In 1932, Captain Alan Hancock and his crew took 72 malnourished land iguanas from Baltra Island to North Seymour Island so that the iguanas could live in better conditions.  In 1934, colonists verified that the iguanas were in good condition. The vegetation of North Seymour is bushy and is host to nesting Real Frigates of the Galapagos.

After this activity you will be transferred to the airport where you will board your departure flight from the Galapagos.

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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • A 5 day Galapagos experience offers the perfect taste of the islands, allowing you to see four unique islands have the opportunity to encounter a large array of wildlife. 

  • Encounter the unique wildlife of the Galapagos including sea lions, flamingos, marine iguanas and the Galapagos tortoise.

Bonita

Bonita

The Bonita offers an adventurous and comfortable cruising experience through the Galapagos. Completely refurbished in September 2019, Bonita offers a superior class service for a total of 16 passengers, providing an intimate and less crowded cruising experience. On board facilities are designed to bring the guest the best offerings of the Galapagos. The sundeck offers the perfect place to relax and admire the scenery while the social area is complete with artistic decoration inspired by the endemic species of the Galapagos. 

With a small passenger capacity and expert crew and naturalist guide experience, the Bonita offers an intimate and highly personalised exploration through the incredible and delicate ecosystems of the Galapagos. 

Ice Class: Length: 25m (83ft)
Breadth: 6m (22ft) Max
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 9 knots
Electricity: Passenger
Capacity:
16

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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

Northern Route 5 Day Galapagos Cruise | Bonita from CAD 0
Departs select Wednesdays

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS 

    Accommodation in double cabin
    Transfers in the Galapagos and airport assistance
    All meals during the cruise
    Water coffee and tea & soft drink
    All excursions as per the itinerary*
    English-Speaking Naturalist guide
    Snorkelling equipment
    Kayak & Paddle board equipment

     

    EXCLUSIONS 

    Return airfares from mainland Ecuador 
    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)
    Wet suit rental 
    Alcoholic drinks 
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for crew/guides 
    Services not specified

  • 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.

    Please note kayak & paddle board activities are subject to weather conditions. 

    Prices are based on per person, twin share* (unless otherwise stated) 

    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time

     

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

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

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