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Galapagos 5 Day Cruise | M/Y Galaxy

5 Days
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WAS From USD 2,890   Now From USD 2,746

Trip Code: ECGA5DA

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Finish: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

SHIP: Galaxy Yacht

DestinationDestination

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

DestinationDeparture Date

Selected Tuesdays

MealsMeals

All meals, water, tea & coffee while board 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*

 

Many theories exist regarding the unique nature of the flora and fauna on the Galapagos Islands. A popularly held belief is that the original species that evolved into the unique Galapagos variety found their way to the islands on flotation rafts of vegetation that were carried to the island via wind and sea currents… Join us on this amazing 5 day itinerary and discover the many secrets of the Galapagos Islands.

 

* 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

San Cristobal and Lobos Island

Take a morning flight from Quito or Guayaquil to San Cristobal Island. Our representative will be waiting for you at the airport who will transfer you to your vessel. On board you will have a welcome drink and lunch.

In the afternoon you will head for Lobos Island. Here you can undertake a number of activities including a panga ride, swimming and snorkelling. The island also has unique wildlife including frigate birds, marine iguanas, lava lizards and the small endemic Galapagos snake.

Cerro Brujo & Punta Pitt

Start your day at Cerro Brujo, a breathtaking white sand beach on San Cristobal Island's northern coast. This beach is one of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin. It's an exquisite spot for walking and enjoying the scenery, with its powdery white sand and turquoise waters. The area is home to a large sea lion colony, and the nearby lagoon often hosts several bird species, including pelicans and blue-footed boobies. The clear waters also make it an ideal spot for snorkeling, where you can encounter rich marine life.

In the afternoon, head to Punta Pitt, located on the eastern end of San Cristobal Island. This unique site is the only place in the Galapagos where you can see all three species of boobies and two species of frigate birds. The trail here offers a challenging hike up a steep path but rewards with stunning views of the coastline. The beach area is also a great spot for snorkeling and swimming, offering a chance to see various marine life.

Suarez point & Gardner bay

Start your day with a thrilling adventure to Suarez Point. This rocky trail presents a natural gallery of the Galapagos islands, brimming with an awe-inspiring array of fauna. Upon landing, you'll be greeted by sea lions and marine iguanas, your first hosts in this nature carnival. As you venture further, you'll encounter a mosaic of seabird colonies - from the striking Nazca and blue-footed boobies to the elegant gulls and tropicbirds. The pinnacle of this journey brings you face-to-face with the waved albatross, the island's largest bird (present from April to January). This majestic creature, exclusive to Española, will captivate you with its powerful flight and intricate courtship display.

Embrace the afternoon at Gardner Bay, a pristine piece of paradise in the Galapagos archipelago. Sugar-white coral sands merge with crystal-clear turquoise waters, creating a tropical oasis. Watch as the beach becomes a theatre, starring sun-basking sea lions in a playful performance. This idyllic setting invites you to stroll along the coast, immersing yourself in an enlightening experience as you delve into the biology of the endemic fauna - from the melodious Española mockingbird and the unique marine iguanas to the regal Galapagos hawks.

Cormorant's point & Post office bay

Shift your expedition northwards to Punta Cormorant, renowned for its expansive coastal lagoon teeming with American flamingos, white-cheeked pintails, black-necked stilts, and other shorebirds. This natural haven also features a pristine white sand beach, a crucial nesting ground for green sea turtles, and a newly established breeding ground for blue-footed boobies near the trail. Amidst this vibrant wildlife, also take the opportunity to admire the island's unique flora.

This afternoon, step into the footprints of the past at Post Office Bay, located on the enigmatic Floreana Island. This special location is imbued with tales from the late 1920s and '30s involving German settlers, a baroness, unsolved mysteries, and captivating intrigue. The bay was a historic anchoring point for whalers, who journeyed to the highlands for freshwater and tortoises. A mail system over two centuries old was established as a hub for visiting vessels centered around a barrel near the beach. This system endures today, offering a unique opportunity to send postcards from this remote part of the world. Apart from its rich history, Post Office Bay presents natural attractions such as a scenic beach, a lava tunnel, and sea tours that can unveil sea lions, green sea turtles, shorebirds, small sharks, and, if luck permits, Galapagos penguins.

Charles Darwin Station and Departure

In the early morning you will have breakfast and prepare your luggage for the airport before a final departure to the Charles Darwin Research Station. Located in the main port on Santa Cruz Island; we will take a private bus to the entrance of the breeding center where we will see tortoises and land iguanas in captivity. This center is the main breeding site on the islands. Animals that were in danger of extinction on the various islands are maintained in captivity. Thanks to the dedicated work of several institutions, some species are being saved. Here lived Lonesome George, the famous last survivor of the giant tortoise species found on Pinta Island.

Following this visit you will be transferred to the airport for you onward flight.

*Please Note: This itinerary is subject to change without notice; due to seasonal changes, weather conditions or Galapagos National Park regulations.

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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Discover the unique wildlife of the Galapagos as each island offers different surprises, from colonies of sea lions to roaming tortoise, marine iguanas, rays, turtles and a vast array of bird and fish species. 

  • This 5 day itinerary is perfect for getting an overview of the Galapagos, allowing for opportunities to see varied wildlife and experience the vast uniqueness of this pristine place.

  • This itinerary is easily combined with other experiences of Ecuador or perhaps the greater South America, allowing you to see a multitude of amazing locations and cultures on the one incredible journey. 

Galaxy Yacht

Galaxy Yacht

Enjoy your journey to the Galapagos Islands on board our First class cruise: Galaxy Yacht. On this well-designed vessel, you can enjoy explorations and adventure in an oasis of peace and tranquility. Discover the Galapagos Islands in our special itineraries for 4, 5 or 8 until 15 days!

Galaxy has 9 beautiful and comfortable double cabins for 16 passengers; 3 cabins are located in the upper deck, 3 in the main deck and 3 in the lower deck. Each cabin has private facilities: private bathrooms, cold/hot water; air conditioned, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, safe box, and high speaker. Galaxy Yacht offers a spacious sun deck with a fantastic area to enjoy Galapagos' landscapes, dinner area, lounge, bar and small library. Our activities on board: hiking, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, and animal watching. We provide free snorkel gear (mask, tube and fins) and kayaks to complete your adventure in the island. This truly is an experience not to be missed. Cards and cash are accepted for on board spending money. 

Ice Class: Length: 35 m
Breadth: 7.60 mMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed:
Electricity: 110V and 220V 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

* Please note pricing is a guide only. Contact us now for the most up to date cost.

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS

    Return flights from Quito or Guayaquil to the Galapagos
    • Transportation and fuel surcharge in the Marine reserve of Galapagos
    • Accommodation in single, double or triple cabin according to you booking
    • Bilingual naturalist guide (English-Spanish)
    • Personalized crew service
    • All meals during the cruise, from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day
    • One snack after each activity (except last day)
    • Welcome cocktail
    • Unlimited purified water, coffee and tea
    • All visits, excursions & activities according to the itinerary*
    • Transportation Airport-Channel/ Channel-Airport (Lobitos Bus)
    • Snorkelling gear (Mask, tube, and fins)
    • Use of kayaks and paddle boards in authorized places
    • Wetsuits
    • Shampoo, hair conditioner, and soap for daily use
    • Beach towels
    • Hair dryer in the cabins 
    • Cloth/Towel dryer


    EXCLUSIONS

    • International flights to/from Ecuador
    • Galapagos National Park Entrance fee (US$200 per person from Aug 2024 - Subject to change)
    • Transit Control Card ($20 per person - Subject to change)
    • Alcoholic and soft drinks
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance (Highly recommended)
    • Additional services not indicated

  • 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 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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