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GOLONDRINA Yacht
Last Minute Deal
8 days (C)

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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Your Trip details

Baltra Island, Bachas Beach, El Barranco, Darwin Bay, Bartolome, Santiago, Plazas Islands, Santa Fe, Kicker Rock, Brujo Hill, Lobos Island, Suarez Point, Gardner Bay, Gardner Key, Gardner Islet, Cormorant Point, The Devil’s Crown, Seymour Island
This special Galapagos Islands’ cruise has everything you need to make your vacation unique and unforgettable. Enjoy a unique Galapagos Cruise onboard the Golondrina, a motor yacht that can accommodate up to 16 passengers in beautifully decorated, cozy double cabins, specially designed to provide a pleasant environment during your journey in the Enchanted Islands. We invite you to explore everything the Enchanted Islands can offer: an endemic habitat, and a lush flora and fauna which native to these volcanic islands. Our activities are designed for tourists looking for a remarkable vacation in this living laboratory.

Itinerary & Travel activities

8 Days Trip
7 Nights
Galapagos islands map for cruises

DAY 1
AM» Arrival at Baltra airport – Transfer to boat
PM» 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 Golondrina Cruise. Welcome Ceremony, briefing session.

Bachas Beach

Wet landing on the North coast of Santa Cruz. One of the main nesting grounds for sea turtles of the entire archipelago, its clear waters are a perfect invitation to go swimming before heading back onboard.

DAY 2
AM» Genovesa:  El Barranco
PM» Genovesa : Darwin Bay

El Barranco

Dry landing. El Barranco also known as the Prince Phillip Steps (after the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit in 1964), “The Cliff” is a flat lava rock formation that can be easily accessed by a wooden ladder and provides an amazing view of the surrounding habitat; you’ll find red-footed bobbies, swallow-tailed gulls, the Galapagos dove and many other species among the Palo Santo trees and lava cacti during the 2-kilometer walk. Lunch onboard.

Darwin Bay

This enormous bay dominates the Island and just like Prince Phillip’s Steps is home to colonies of frigates and a great variety of underwater marine life.

DAY 3
AM»: Bartolome Island
PM»: Santiago Island

Bartolome Island

Dry and Wet landings. This island features distinctive lava formations and ash-cones, as well as a 375-step wooden ladder that takes you 114 meter above sea level to the top of the volcano were a spectacular view of the bays below awaits you. The prominent “Pinnacle Rock” is located on this island and is one of the most visited sites in Galapagos.

Santiago Island

SULLIVAN BAY (SANTIAGO): An amazing diving spot with white sand beaches where you can observe and share the water with penguins and sea lions.

DAY 4
AM» Plazas Sur Island
PM» Santa Fe Island

Plazas Sur

Dry landing. This tiny cliff-bounded island was formed out of lava and now is covered by the Opuntia cacti. Also a resting place of one of the biggest sea-lion colonies in the Galapagos, as well yellow and red-land iguanas, Plazas Sur also holds numerous species of birds. During the 2½ kilometer walk on the island you’ll notice the its most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium. A low, round-leafed bush that changes colors from green to yellow as rain becomes more scare during the months of April and May; and becomes bright red in the late part of June, until the end of dry season in January. Lunch onboard.

Santa Fe

Wet landing. Snorkel and swim with sea lions in the turquoise waters of Santa Fe Island after taking a trail through a forest of giant cacti and Palo Santo trees where you’ll spot dozens of swallow-tailed gulls, petrels, and lava gulls.

DAY 5
AM» San Cristobal Island: Kicker Rock & Witch Hill
PM» Lobos Island

Kicker Rock & Witch Hill

KICKER ROCK: A gigantic lava rock that sticks out of the Pacific Ocean’s surface. This volcanic formation is split into two, forming a small channel between the two sections and creating a surreal diving spot or an exciting dinghy (panga) ride. The rock is frequented by an array of seafaring birds, but the real attraction of the “Sleeping Lion”, as it’s called in Spanish, is the marine life: spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos sharks, and hammerhead sharks are frequent visitors to Kicker Rock.

WITCH’S HILL: An eroded hill of lava surrounded by coral reef that locals used to frequent to get salt, for food preservation. Witch’s Hill is no longer exploited for salt, but home of two salt-tolerant species of plants as well as blue and red footed bobbies, rays and sea turtles. Lunch on board.

Lobos Islands

Named after the German geologist, Theodor Wolf, this island offers no landing site and is mainly frequented by master divers, the cold currents attract the rarer sea life and create a truly unique snorkeling / diving experience.

DAY 6
AM» Española  Island: Punta Suarez
PM» Española  Island: Gardener Bay

Punta Suarez

Dry landing. A congregation place for the blue footed and masked bobbies, Darwin finches, Galapagos doves, and from April to June the albatrosses make this part of Española their nesting grounds. Take the 3 kilometer trail and visit the colonies of sea lions and marine iguanas at the blowhole known as “El Soplador” (the blower) that sprays water around 75 feet (25m) into the air.

Gardner Bay

Wet landing. Located on the east side of Española Island, this spot is the nesting ground for almost all the Galapagos albatross in the world; some 12 thousand albatross-couples visit the bay every year. After a 45 minute dinghy (panga) ride, you’ll arrive at a white-sand beach populated by the usual colony of sea lions. Famous  for snorkeling. Gardner Islet offers a magical landscape both above and beneath the water surface. Many small fish can be seen while snorkeling around the site as well as sea urchins and stars.

DAY 7
AM» Floreana Island: Cormorant Point & Devil’s Crown
PM» Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Scientific Station

Cormorant Point & Devil’s Crown

Wet Landing. This site holds a large lagoon where flamingos come to feed. The green sanded beach owes its color to the olivine crystals present in the soil and it is the perfect texture for the sea turtles to lay their eggs during their breeding season from December to May.

DEVIL’S CROWN: No landing. This wave-eroded volcanic crater surrounded by coral reef creates an impressive underwater landscape where you’ll be able to spot schools of colorful fish, sharks and sea turtles.

Santa Cruz Island

Visit the 1959-established Charles Darwin Station to learn about the Giant Tortoises and their reproduction, as well as the origin and formation of the archipelago.

DAY 8
AM» North Seymour: A walk on North Seymour, Transfer from ship to Baltra airport

Wet landing. Seymour Island is famous for being a gathering spot for blue footed bobbies, frigates, swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas and sea lions. The island’s vegetation is dominated by the Palo Santo tree and the climate is typically arid.

Afterwards , transfer over the Baltra Airport and flight back to mainland.

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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:
2,658
Double Standard cabin
Bunk beds cabin
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2,158
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Departure guaranteed:

Places available:

Max guests:

16 Guests
5 places
16 guests

Facilities

Sundeck
Lounge area
Bar
Reading Material
Air conditioning
Safe deposit box
110v Electricity point in cabin and 220 V in social areas
TV/DVD and library – Communal
Emergency Satellite Phone
Electricity: 110 V / 220 V

Inclueded in the price

Briefings & lectures
Accommodation with private bathroom
Excursions with a certified Naturalist Guide
Full board
Fuel Surcharge
Meals: From lunch on Day 1, until breakfast on the final day.
Unlimited purified water, tea, coffee, snacks.
Cabin towels
Wetsuit for rent
Excursions to the islands
Naturalist Guide

Not inclueded in the price

Government Taxes
Galapagos Airfare
National Park Entry Fees
Tips
Alcoholic Drinks
Snorkeling Equipment
Wetsuit for rent

Extra services

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

Available Cruises

From

April 12, 2024
12:00

to

April 19, 2024
09:00

GOLONDRINA Yacht

DARWIN YATH | Last Minute | 8 days
The Golondrina I is a lovely motor yacht accommodating 16 passengers. Each of her eight double cabins has air-conditioning and a private bathroom. The common areas include a living room with TV, a dining room, a bar, and a solarium. Meals are prepared from local and fresh ingredients and served either in the dinning room or on deck. The chef is happy to accommodate special dietary needs or preferences if informed in advance. The boat also has full snorkeling equipment and wet suits available for rent upon request of each passenger
Yacht

Model:

Motor Yacht

Lenght:

73 feet

Beam:

16 feet

Diving possible:

NO

Crew:

6 people + 1 English speaking naturalist guide.

Chef on board

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  • 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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