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Infinity - 4 Day Cruise

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Overview

Aboard the beautiful Infinity yacht, this 4-day itinerary introduces you to some of the highlights of the Galapagos archipelago.  Sail to Black Turtle Cove with its abundance of marine life, to the white sand beaches and mangroves of Darwin Bay and on to the coral beach and lava fields of Santiago Island.  Rabida is a birdwatches paradise- with a variety of Darwin’s finches, flycatchers, hawks, Galapagos penguins, ducks and pelicans. The scenery will overwhelm you and the wildlife astound you.

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Trip Code: ECTSI4D

Travel Style: Small Ship Cruise

Location: Galapagos: Baltra Island, Genovessa Island, Rabida Island, Santiago & Santa Cruz Island

Ship: Infinity Yacht

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise. Contact us today to discuss.

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Undertake this incredible voyage on board the Infinity, a luxurious yacht recently refurbished in 2018 to be one of the most modern vessels sailing in the Galapagos.

  • Discover the incredible geology of Santiago Island uniquely crafted by lava floes and small volcanoes, seemingly creating a desolate landscape but one that is heavily populated by abundant unique wildlife.

  • Observe the unique wildlife of the Galapagos including flamingos, flightless cormorants, turtles, rays, multicolored birds, fish, Galapagos penguins and turtles.

  • This itinerary is easily combined with a land based tour of South America, allowing you to experience a multitude of incredible landscapes and indescribable cultural experiences.

CRUISE ITINERARY

Assistance at the airport by our representative for your Galapagos flight.

You will arrive at Baltra in the morning. After going through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by a Infinity staff member 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 visit Black Turtle Cove in the northern part of Santa Cruz. This inlet is
surrounded by mangroves and is only accessible by dinghy. The shallow cove is a haven for young marine life. Black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here.

Baltra - Black Turtle Cove

Genovesa Island is located at the inner part of Darwin Bay. This area contains an abundance of frigate birds and other interesting seabirds. Behind the small beach filled with nesting areas for frigates, redfooted boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls are a number of tide pools. At high tide it is likely that the trail will be covered with water.

Your morning visit is to El Barranco which is also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, El Barranco’s steep and rocky path leads up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to Palo Santo vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos
swallows, and Galapagos doves.

In the afternoon, you will head to Darwin Bay. This white-sand coral beach heads a half mile trail (0.5 miles / 0.75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls can be spotted here. Further down the path are tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully and at the end of the path there is a spectacular view off the cliff.

El Barranco & Darwin Bay

The morning visit heads to Santiago Island – Sullivan Bay located on the southeast part of Santiago. This place is interesting for its geology because the area is covered by lava flows. This place has elevations in form of small volcanoes, formed by the lava flows.

In the afternoon you will visit Rabida Island (or Jervis) which is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. You will start on Rabida’s famous maroon/red sand beach and after an easy hike you will arrive to a stunning lookout point to enjoy the amazing landscapes.

The island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance such as nine varieties of finches, large-billed flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and brown pelicans.

Sullivan Bay & Rabida Island

Today you will visit Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center. This is home to tortoises ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long. Subspecies of tortoises interact with one another and many of the older tortoises are accustomed to humans, stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept here until they are about four years-old and strong enough to survive on their own.

After this final visit, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight back to the mainland.

Fausto Llerena Breeding Center & El Chato
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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

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Pricing & date

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Important Information

  • Shipboard accommodation
    All meals whilst on-board including snacks
    All shore excursions 
    Guiding and lectures by Galapagos Naturalist Guide 
    English-speaking expedition team
    Free Airport assistance* 
    Hotel night n Quito or Guayaquil (the day before the cruise) 
    2 Free transfers to Galapagos flights

    *Applies when purchasing airfares from Royal Galapagos.

    EXCLUSIONS 


    Return airfares from mainland Ecuador 
    Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US$100 per person subject to change)
    Galapagos Transit Control Card (US$20 per person subject to change)
    Visa fees (if applicable)
    Travel Insurance
    Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
    Personal expenses such as laundry, on-board communication (telephone calls, faxes, email service)
    Gratuities for the crew 
    Optional Activities whilst on-board

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details.

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

  • Departure date, season & availability. 

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore whilst remaining culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE