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DARWIN Yacht
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4 days

Tourist class

Mosquera Islet, South Plaza, Santa Fe, Española island: Gardner Bay - Osborn Islet and Suarez Point, Floreana island: Post Office Bay, Cormorant Point and Devil's Crown, Santa Cruz island: Charles Darwin Research Station and Twin Craters, Santiago island: Egas Port, Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove, Bartholome and Sullivan Bay, North Seymour island.

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Santa Cruz island: Charles Darwin Research Station and Twin Craters, Santiago island: Egas Port, Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove, Bartholome and Sullivan Bay, North Seymour island.
Experience a 3-night adventure cruise in the southern and central islands of the Galapagos wildlife reserve. Enjoy a total of 6 excursions on diverse visitor sites, including wildlife-abundant Española, North Seymour, and Floreana islands. Get up close with the waved albatross at Punta Suarez, explore the cloudforest at the twin craters in the Santa Cruz highlands, and discover the pahoehoe lava fields on Santiago. All of this will be possible on the Darwin yacht, which is run by an efficient and eco-friendly operation that supports the Villacis family's livelihood. Darwin Yacht can host up to 16 guests, in an intimate environment with freedom to enjoy all that the Galapagos offers. Guests are accommodated in eight double rooms with air-conditioning, private bathrooms, and hot and cold water. There is also a comfy living room, bar, sundeck, and dining room where guests are delighted with delicious national and international cuisine. Consider the Darwin your home while visiting the Galapagos, and enjoy the hospitality and service on board.

Itinerary & Travel activities

4 Days Trip
3 Nights
Galapagos islands map for cruises

DAY 1
AM» Arrival at Baltra airport – Transfer to boat
PM» Santa Cruz: Twin Craters

Twin Craters

Twin Craters, also known as The Pit Craters, were not formed directly due to volcanic action, but rather by the collapse or sinking of surface materials into cracks or manholes. A circular path around the largest crater was opened in 1989, providing visitors with a view of the Scalesia forest, an excellent location to observe land birds, especially the woodpecker finch and the vermillion flycatcher. The vermillion flycatcher is a common bird in the area and their nesting season is from January to April, with nests constructed of moss and lichen. The Galapagos Guava or guayabillo tree, Psidium galapageium, is another noteworthy plant species found at Twin Craters, with clean and smooth bark and branches covered in epiphytes and brown liverworts, Bryopteris liebmanniana.

DAY 2
AM» Santiago island: Egas Port
PM» Santiago island: Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove

Port Egas

Port Egas is situated on the west side of James Bay, northwest of Santiago Island. The beach is made of black sand that was formed due to the volcanic tuff deposits from the nearby Sugarloaf Volcano. To the south of the beach lies the Crater, which contains a saltwater lagoon that turns into a salt mine during the dry summer season.

Espumilla Beach

Espumilla is a visitor site located on the northern coast of Santiago Island in James Bay. The main attractions of this place include a palo santo forest, beach, and the surrounding scenery. It is an important nesting site for marine turtles, particularly the Chelonia midas agassizi species.

DAY 3
AM» Bartholomew: A walk on Bartholomew
PM» Santiago island: Sullivan Bay

Bartolome Island

Bartolomé is a remarkable visitor site in the Galapagos Islands that boasts stunning natural landscapes, including two beaches, Pinnacle Rock, and impressive sand dunes. The site is home to unique local species such as the Galapagos penguin and sea turtles, which choose this site for nesting. Visitors can enjoy swimming and snorkeling at North Beach and explore the small path along the mangroves to access South Beach. The island is relatively young, and only a few pioneer plant species, such as Tiquilia nesiotes, Tiquilia fusca, and Chamaesyce spp., can be found there. Visitors can also observe spatter cones to the east and tuff cones to the west of the summit. The Tower or Pinnacle, which is part of a tuff cone, is home to a small colony of penguins, making Bartolomé an ideal place to see them.

Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Sullivan Bay, located in the southeast of Santiago Island, is a site of significant geological interest. Visitors can choose to land on the rocky shore for a dry landing or the white sand beach for a wet landing. The area is covered with Pahoehoe lava flows that were very active in the late 1800s, with the Sullivan lava flow formed in 1897. The magma is flat, but the movement of underground lava, rapid cooling, and other eruptions resulted in many breaks and formations that have a thickness of 1.5m. These formations did not cover much of the previous relief, forming “kipukas” or islands of vegetation surrounded by newer lava tides. The trail is approximately 1.5 km long, and visitors can take around one hour and a half to explore it.

DAY 4
AM» North Seymour: A walk on North Seymour, Transfer from ship to Baltra airport

North Seymour is situated to the north of Baltra (also known as South Seymour) and the trail covers a distance of 2 miles. This island, along with Plaza Sur, Plaza Norte, Baltra, northeastern Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, and part of Española, were created by eruptions of volcanic lava from underwater. The lava formed a flat layer along cracks on the ocean floor and took over a million years to rise and become the islands we see today. The vegetation is predominantly shrubs and is home to the largest nesting colony of Great Frigatebirds in the Galapagos. It is noteworthy that this is the farthest west distribution of the species. The common frigatebird can also be found on the island.

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Accommodation

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

Price per person in USD:
Cabin types:
Entire Boat price in USD:
1299
Bunk beds cabin
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1149
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Departure guaranteed:

Places available:

Max guests:

16 Guests
5
16

Facilities

Sundeck
Lounge area
Dining area
Air conditioning
Electric toilet pump

Inclueded in the price

Briefings & lectures
Accommodation
Excursions with a certified Naturalist Guide
Full board
Fuel Surcharge
Cabin towels
Excursions to the islands
Naturalist Guide

Not inclueded in the price

Breakfast & Lunch
Government Taxes
Galapagos Airfare
National Park Entry Fees
Weights & Weightbelts
Tips
Departure Taxes
Alcoholic Drinks
Snorkeling Equipment
Wetsuit

Extra services

EXTRA CHARGE FOR THE SUPERIOR CABIN  / PER BOOKING
Airfares
Transfers airport – base – airport
Land tour
Daily diving
Liveaboard diving

Available Cruises

From

January 8, 2024
12:00

to

January 11, 2024
09:00

DARWIN Yacht

DARWIN YATH | Last Minute | 8 days
Yacht Darwin was constructed in 1995 on Santa Cruz Island, and it underwent a complete renovation in 2012. Annual maintenance and repairs are carried out to meet international safety regulations and standards. This lovely small yacht has 8 bunk-bedded cabins, well-distributed over the three decks of the motorboat, comfortably accommodating up to 16 passengers. All cabins have private facilities and air conditioning. In addition, the Darwin yacht provides guests with a spacious sundeck, a well-stocked bar, a cozy living room, and a pristine dining room, where they can indulge in carefully planned international and Ecuadorian cuisine. The Darwin has thoughtfully planned itineraries that allow travelers to have an incredible adventure at a very reasonable price, making it an excellent choice for budget-conscious travelers seeking a comprehensive Galapagos experience.
Yacht

Model:

Motor Vessel

Lenght:

60 feet

Beam:

18 feet

Diving possible:

NO

Crew:

6 people + 1 English speaking naturalist guide.

Chef on board

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Important Information

  • Each passenger must have a valid passport.
  • In order to satisfy customs requirements it is mandatory that we receive passport details (first and last name, citizenship, date and place of birth, passport number and validity) at least one week prior to embarkation.
  • Failure to provide the required information could result in a denial of embarkation.

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