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Galapagos 4 Days Southern Islands | M/C Endemic

4 Days
From USD 3,390

Trip Code: ECTSE4D

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

SHIP: Endemic

DestinationDestination

Ecuador, Galapagos Islands

DestinationDeparture Date

Selected Thursdays

TransportAccommodation

Deluxe



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OVERVIEW

Gain an insight into the fascinating wildlife and beautifully rugged landscapes of the Galapagos archipelago as you cruise for 4 days around the islands of Bartholomew, Floreana, Santiago, North Seymour and Santa Cruz. Take in the panoramic view of Sullivan Bay and iconic Pinnacle Rock from Bartholomew and snorkel amongst the coral and marine life of Devil’s Crown. Visit Chinese Hat and the flamingo lagoon at Cormorant Point and take a Zodiac cruise amongst the mangroves at Black Turtle Cove alongside turtles, eagle rays and white-tipped reef sharks. This is a wonderful taste of the Galapagos.

ITINERARY

Baltra Airport - Bartholomew Island

On arrival at Baltra Airport, you will be met and transferred to the M/C Endemic.

After lunch, discover Bartholomew Island and admire the spectacular panorama of the Sullivan Bay and the famous Pinnacle Rock. The beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock are excellent for snorkeling from which you can discover the marvelous underwater world, and with a little luck, you’ll get to snorkel with penguins.

Floreana Island

In the morning, after breakfast, the first spot to be visited is Devil´s Crown that is an underwater volcanic crater, almost covered completely by Galapagos waters. Just a small portion of the rock formation can be seen from above and it looks like a crown. The underwater world is very rich in coral reefs, abundant marine species. Birds are also part of this visitor point due to its location in open waters.

Or visit Cormorant Point where you will land on a green olivine sand beach. Following a 100 meters long path you will soon reach a lagoon with flamingos.

In the afternoon, visit the Baroness’ Lookout (Mirador de la Baronesa). This viewpoint is located on the north of Floreana Island. The way up and trail is very easy, steps are placed in this area for security. Your naturalist guide will tell the murder and mystery legend of the Baroness.

Or go to the Post Office Bay, which keeps the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to post their mail in.

Santiago Island - North Seymour Island

In the morning, after breakfast you will visit Chinese Hat, which is a small islet off the south coast of Santiago, with a maximum elevation of 160 feet (52 meters). Though within easy reach of Santa Cruz, Chinese Hat is typically only visited by those aboard a Galapagos Cruise.

In the afternoon, North Seymour island will be discovered. It is located slightly to the north of Baltra. It is a low, flat island, formed by submarine lava formation uplift. Covered with low, bushy vegetation, it contains the largest colony of magnificent frigate birds in the Galapagos. There is also a large population of blue-footed boobies that perform an amusing courtship dance when nesting conditions are right.

Santa Cruz Island - Baltra Airport

After breakfast, enjoy the visit to Black Turtle Cove, which is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz. It is a living illustration of how mangroves alter the marine environment to create a rich and unique habitat. Three mangrove species crowd the area from the shore out into the lagoon, which reaches almost a mile inland.

As you drift through quiet waters in the zodiac, you are likely to see spotted eagle rays and diamond shaped mustard rays, which swim in a diamond formation. White-tipped reef sharks slip beneath the boat and Pacific green sea turtles come to the surface for air and to mate. Waterfowl, including pelicans, herons and egret, all feed in the cove. This is a peaceful place that will make you feel calm.

After this last visit, transfer to Baltra airport for your return flight to mainland Ecuador.

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Endemic

Endemic

The M/C Endemic has a capacity for 16 passengers, eleven crew members plus guide, offering a service ratio of almost one to one. Being the first catamaran of a new generation of catamarans, the Endemic gathers elegant exteriors, spacious areas for high-end accommodation, social, and open areas. Navigations between the islands are sleek and fast due to Endemic’s design which delivers transverse stability when cruising around the archipelago.

On the Main Deck, the Endemic in the front features a briefing area for briefings, lectures, and it is also the point of information for Galapagos travel with videos, books, and personalized assistance. The interior passengers lounge and dining area offer also panoramic view of the islands during navigations and excursions, while enjoying exquisite cuisine. Two platforms allow passengers on and off the catamaran, offering super easy access to the yacht.

Passengers access our Upper Deck through interior steps. There are four suites, a sun terrace and a secluded social area for relaxation and wildlife observation. The Endemic also counts with a single cabin with private balcony as well. Passengers can also reach the upper levels of the Endemic through our exterior steps.

On the Sky Deck, the Endemic features al fresco dining, bar, exterior passengers lounge, BBQ station, jacuzzi, sun chair and seating area. It is a shaded area where delicious drinks are served while enjoying the islands.

Ice Class: Length: 35 mt / 115 ft
Breadth: 14 mt / 45 ftMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 12 knots
Electricity: 110 V and 220 V 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

Galapagos 4 Days Southern Islands | M/C Endemic from USD 3,390
Selected Thursdays

Important Information

  • Accommodation

    All Meals and snacks

    Soft drinks and juices

    Glass of house wines for dinners 

    Captain's Welcome and farewell cocktail

    Bilingual Naturalist

    Guided excursions

    Transfers in Galapagos Islands

    Wetsuits

    Buffs

    Snorkelling Equipment 

    Sea Kayaks

    Water container

     

    Exclusions: 

    Flights to/from Galapagos Islands 

    Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee 

    Galapagos Transit Control Card 

    Tipping 

    Items of a personal nature

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request

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  • Season and availability