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ARCHIPEL I Catamaran
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4 days (B)

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Genovesa island: Prince Philip's Steps | Genovesa island: Darwin Bay | Bartholomew island | Santiago island: Sullivan Bay | Santa Cruz island: Highlands

$ 2000

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Genovesa island: Prince Philip's Steps | Genovesa island: Darwin Bay | Bartholomew island | Santiago island: Sullivan Bay | Santa Cruz island: Highlands
Enjoy amazing and unexpected encounters with the unique Galapagos wildlife. Meet different types of animals that will open your eyes to species you have never seen before and will never see again! The Biosphere and Marine Reserve team up to offer you abundant wildlife. You can enjoy your journey looking out for incredible land mammals, or peering closely into the ocean to spot beautiful sea creatures. Instead of travelling with a very large amount of people, our small groups will definitely make your nature and cruise experience more intimate and profound while discovering all the beautiful features the Galapagos has to offer. A cruise through the Galapagos Archipelago is a unique experience that you won’t easily forget. The great outdoors of this National Park form an unrivalled destination for wildlife and bird observation.

Itinerary & Travel activities

4 days trip
3 nights
Galapagos islands map for cruises
DAY 1 – Monday

AM»BaltraArrival at Baltra airport – Transfer to Catamaran

PM»Santa CruzLas Bachas Beach
Home to Galapagos’ main airport, this will be the starting point of your experience aboard the best tour of the Galapagos Islands. A bilingual guide will meet you at the airport and assist you during the transfer onboard Aida Maria  Yacht. Welcome  briefing.
Las Bachas Beach
After lunch, you will visit Bachas beach, two small beaches made of decomposed coral, and a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind one of the beaches there is a small brackish water lagoon, where you may see flamingos and other coastal birds, such as blacknecked stilts and whimbrels. The other beach is longer, and has two old barges that were abandoned during the Second World War, when the USA used Baltra Island as a strategic point to protect the Panama Canal.
DAY 2 – Tuesday

AM»GenovesaPrince Philip’s Steps

PM»GenovesaDarwin Bay
Prince Philip’s Steps

Early in the morning, you begin with a hike up the steep stairs of Prince Philip to a bush of palo santo shrubs on the top, where you can see red footed boobies; upon arriving at the edge of the rim you will enjoy a panoramic view of Genovesa Island. At the end of the trail, there will be Nazca boobies and petrel nesting places.

Darwin Bay

After lunch, we go to Darwin Bay, to walk along a coral sand beach, crossing barren lava formation and creeks where some species have occupied its own ecological niches. Return to the catamaran and dinner.

DAY 3 – Wednesday

AM»BartholomewA walk on Bartholomew

PM»SantiagoSullivan Bay
Bartholomew

The first activity of the day will be to visit the beautiful volcano islet of Bartolome, which offers the most iconic landscape and panorama of the entire Archipelago. You will have to climb the stairs to the view on top of the island called Pinnacle Bay.

Sullivan Bay

After lunch, head up to Sullivan Bay, at a recently formed island called Santiago, where you will see pacific green turtles, crabs, and strayed blue herons or oystercatchers. Return to the yacht and dinner.

DAY 4 – Thursday

AM»Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz Highlands – Transfer from Yacht  to Baltra airport

PM»Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station
Santa Cruz Highlands

In the morning, you will take a bus ride to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to the National Park boundary, where you will see the Twin Craters and then you will visit El Chato Reserve to observe the giant tortoise of Santa Cruz Island in its natural habitat.After this activity you will be transferred from the boat to Baltra airport to take your flight back to the continent.

 

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Cruise price details

Accommodation

Accomodation on selected shared cabin, check out single use and details

Price per person in USD:
Cabin types:
Entire Boat price in USD:
2250
Matrimonial Deluxe cabin
Twin Deluxe cabin
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2000
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Departure guaranteed:

Places available:

Max guests:

8 guests
2 place
16 guests

Facilities

Sundeck
Lounge area
Bar
Reading Material
Air conditioning
110v Electricity point in cabin
TV/DVD and library – Communal
Emergency Satellite Phone

Inclueded in the price

Briefings & lectures
Accommodation with private bathroom
Excursions with a certified Naturalist Guide
Fuel Surcharge
Meals: From lunch on Day 1, until breakfast on the final day.
Unlimited purified water, tea, coffee, snacks.
Galapagos Airfare
Cabin towels
Beach towels
Snorkeling Equipment
Kayaks and paddle boards
Wetsuit for rent
Excursions to the islands
Naturalist Guide

Not inclueded in the price

Breakfast & Lunch
Government Taxes
Tips
Departure Taxes
Alcoholic Drinks
Galapagos National Park Fee $100 p.p
Galapagos Transit Card $20 p.p

Extra services

Transfers airport – base – airport

Available Cruises

From

May 13, 2024
12:00

to

May 16, 2024
09:00

ARCHIPEL I Catamaran

The Archipel I offers space and comfort; the stability and speed make this catamaran a perfect partner for the adventure of discovering the Galapagos Islands. This catamaran has 6 cabins (Twins and matrimonial) all in main deck. and 2 cabins with matrimonial beds. All of the cabins have private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning. The Archipel I also has a comfortable dining room, TV, DVD, stereo, library, an indoor bar, a bar on the upper deck and a spacious tanning deck with reclining chairs. In addition, all cabins are located on the main deck with an outside view. The boat also has a complete crew including a naturalist guide level III, who has been trained and licensed by the Galapagos National Park at the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Catamaran

Model:

Double hulled catamaran

Lenght:

88 Feet

Beam:

35 Feet

Diving possible:

NO

Crew:

10

Chef on board

YES

Book this Trip

  • On day 1 there is only time for an afternoon visit to be included; similarly, on the final day, there is only a brief morning visit. The reason for this is to connect with the Galapagos flight arrivals and departures at the airport.
  • Contact us for information about which itineraries will run on different dates through the year, and to check tour availabilities. We often have special Galapagos offers too!
  • All yacht information is correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change by the yacht operator or Galapagos National Park authority. Published prices may be subject to change without prior notice

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