Milenium

Tourist Superior Class Galapagos Cruise

The Ship

Milenium has been created with a special design that will make the journey around the Galapagos Islands the perfect trip to your passengers.Considering the experience that we have in the construction of more than 16 vessels, the Catamaran Millenium gathers all the details that your passengers will admire and will enjoy at the Enchanted Islands.

The Millenium is the most elegant and comfortable catamaran in Galapagos. It has a high standar security because it has two hulls, and was constructed with non flamable materials, that make of it a very stable vessel.   The ample spaces in cabins, living rooms and bathrooms fit the elegance and comfort required by passengers.The power of the motors (800 HP) make the trip very quick and efficient, and the atmosphere of a small group of 16 passengers, combined with the features of a big vessel, turns it also into a unforgettable jorney.

  • 16 passengers
  • Friendly and experienced crew
  • Outside dining
  • Comfortable Catamaran
  • Familiar atmosphere
  • Ample spaces in cabins

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Millenium Information

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Itinerary A: 8 days
8 days – 7 nights

Day 1 Baltra Airport & Santa Cruz Island – Dragon Hill
Day 2 Plaza Island & Santa Fe Island
Day 3 San Cristobal Island – Interpretation Center & Lobos Island
Day 4 San Cristobal island – Punta Pitt & Natural Galapaguera 
Day 5 San Cristobal – Cerro Brujo & Kicker Rock
Day 6 Española Island – Punta Suárez & Gardner Bay 
Day 7 Floreana – Punta Cormorant & Post Office Bay 
Day 8 Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Research Station & Balta Airport
Day 1: Baltra Airport & Santa Cruz Island – Dragon Hill
dragon-hill

At noon, your flight from Quito or Guayaquil, arrives to Baltra Airport. After lunch on board, the ship takes rate southwest…

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… Your first excursion takes you to Dragon Hill, (Cerro Dragon). Here are living in the last one- vegetation land iguanas of Santa Cruz Island.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 2:  Plaza Island & Santa Fe Island
plazas-island-galapagos

At dawn you reach the Plaza Island. It is thanks to the powerful Opuntia cacti and bright orange – red sesuvium shrubs…

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… a surprisingly colorful island where the land iguanas dominate the field. A small sea lion colony lives at the cliffs on the south coast. The avifauna offers besides the brown pelican, tropic birds, swallow-tailed gulls, frigate birds, blue-footed and Nazca boobies.

Spend the afternoon on the island of Santa Fe. This is one of the most picturesque anchorages of the archipelago, where you can swim with sea lions and sea turtles. Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 3: San Cristobal Island – Interpretation Center & Lobos Island
Isla-lobos-Galapagos

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the administrative center of the archipelago, is at San Cristóbal. There, you will visit the newly…

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… built visitor center. It shows an excellent exhibition about the nature and settlement history of the Galapagos.

In the afternoon you reach Lobos Island. This islet near Playa Ochoa, on San Cristóbal Island, is home to blue-footed boobies and frigate birds that nest between the salt bushes. Also, sea lions can be found again. It is also a good place for saguaro cacti.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 4: San Cristobal island – Punta Pitt & Natural Galapaguera 
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At dawn you reach the northeastern tip of San Cristóbal, Punta Pitt. The path leads through colonies of frigate birds…

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…swallow-tailed gulls, Nazca, red and blue-footed boobies. Punta Pitt is the only place in the Galápagos where the three booby species are found together.

In the afternoon, we will walk from the beach up to the high country, into the field of a “Natural Galapaguera”. For this distance it takes about three and a half hours (there and back). In the absence of shade trees, it can be quite hot in the warmer seasons. But you will be rewarded with the fact that you can meet the famous Galapagos giant tortoises in their natural environment along this route. The huge animals are up to 200 years old and can weigh up to 300 kg.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 5: San Cristobal – Cerro Brujo & Kicker Rock
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In the morning you arrive at Cerro Brujo on the west coast of the island of San Cristobal. In this fascinating crater there…

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… are boobies, gulls and some pelicans. In the sheltered bay young sea turtles and stingrays live – a beautiful place for swimming and snorkeling.

After lunch, drive along the coast to the fragmented tuff León Dormido (Kicker Rock), which serves as a nesting place for seabirds. Look out for blue-footed boobies, pelicans and frigate birds.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 6: Española Island – Punta Suárez & Gardner Bay 
gardner-bay-espanola-island

The flat, southern Española Island (Hood) belongs entirely to birds. Here, large colonies of nesting blue-footed and masked…

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… boobies, which are still good until December, joining 10,000 albatrosses in April, in addition, tropical birds, various gulls and songbirds as well as land and marine iguanas.

In the morning you will explore Punta Suarez, one of the highlights of the Archipelago, as it features a long list of species found along the cliffs or the beaches. This place, besides being home to five different marine species, is home to curious and bold Galapagos mockingbirds, doves and hawks. It is also the only place where we can see red iguanas. From May to December you may see albatross nests on the island and their newborns. You can also see various kinds of reptiles, including the marine iguana and lava lizard; they are unique to this island. When the waves are strong in Punta Suarez, the hit of water against the rocks generates thunderous jets that reach 30 meters. We will walk through a stone path about 2 kilometers, which lasts 3 hours.

In the afternoon you will be in Gardner Bay. The two-kilometer long white sand beach is one of the most beautiful bays in Galapagos. Sea lions lazing in the sun and Española mockingbirds welcome the visitors, often to keep close to Galapagos hawks. In addition, marine iguanas sit down at the end of the beach and bright red crabs walk over the rocks. This place offer wonderful snorkeling sites.

Dinner and overnight on board

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Day 7: Floreana – Punta Cormorant & Post Office Bay 
post-office-bay-galapagos

In 1832, Floreana (Charles), was the first inhabited island. It had a record of a wild mix of colonists. In the thirties was…

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…the scene of a Hollywood mature drama, that attracts worldwide attention, several deaths and the disappearance of some, leaving an unfinished puzzle until today.

In the morning, we take an stroll to Punta Cormorant. After a wet landing on the beach, we go down 100 meters along a path that lead to a mangrove lagoon. This lagoon houses Galapagos ducks, black storks, gold sandpipers and oystercatchers. Hopefully we can also see flamingos. Another trail leads to a small beach, which is an important nesting site, from December to March of Pacifc sea turtles. Rays are often in shallow water and sometimes reef sharks white tip too.

Then, we visit the Post Office Bay, which keeps the legendary post barrel that, historically, the whalers used to send their mail. If you want, you can leave a letter here, hoping that reaches its destination by another tourist. Do not forget to bring postcards.

At Punta Cormorant and Post Office at the Bahia you can snorkel.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 8: Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Research Station & Balta Airport
Charles-darwin-station-galapagos

Although Santa Cruz was colonized in 1926 as the last island, it is now home to about half of the Galapagos residents and…

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…is the central location for the Archipelago. There resides the Charles Darwin Research Station; annually up to a hundred scientists from around the world are working on there in nature conservation and environmental education, playing an important role. Therefore, a visit to the information center and the outdoor area with its turtles and iguanas enclosures has almost a must for every Galápagos stay.

Around midday you will fly from Baltra Airport back to mainland, to Guayaquil or Quito.

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Itinerary B: 8 days
8 days – 7 nights

Day 1 Baltra Airport & Highlands of Santa Cruz
Day 2 Puerto Villamil -Tintoreras, Wetlands, Breeding Center, Wall of Tears or Sierra Negra
Day 3 Isabela Island – Punta Moreno & Fernandina Island – Punta Mangle
Day 4 Fernandina Island -Punta Espinoza & Isabela Island -Tagus Cove 
Day 5 Santiago Island – Puerto Egas & Chinese Hat
Day 6 Santa Cruz Island – Black Turtle Cove & North Seymour Island
Day 7 Bartolome Island & Santiago Island – Sullivan Bay 
Day 8 Santa Cruz Island – Bachas Beach & Baltra Airport
Day 1:  Baltra Airport & Highlands of Santa Cruz
santa-cruz-highlands

Your flight arrives at noon from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Airport. After a short drive you will cross the channel Itabaca…

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and so reach the north of the island of Santa Cruz. Then, we go to the top of the Crocker Hill, over there, on clear days, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the surrounding islands. You will learn about the typical Galápagos vegetation, for example, tree ferns, and visit the famous giant tortoises in El Chato.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 2:  Puerto Villamil -Tintoreras, Wetlands, Breeding Center, Wall of Tears or Sierra Negra
Sierra-negra

You can reach the fishing village of Puerto Villamil, located in the southern side of Isabela Island. With an area of …

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4.588 km ², it is more than half the land area of the Archipelago. Nevertheless, it is comparatively little visited because there is no airport and is 5 hours by boat from Santa Cruz. In the early morning you see on the barrier of the island tintoreras, sea lions and with some luck also white-tip sharks.

Then we continue to the Wall of Tears, a man-made monument. This long stone wall was built in the 1940s by convicts of the penal colony settled here once Ecuador took possession of the Islands. Our hike then leads through a wetland of brackish lagoons where flamingos are often seen.

In the afternoon, we have a visit to a Breeding Center of Galapagos tortoises. Here you will learn more about its intention to protect and safeguard the various species of giant tortoises that inhabit Isabela Island, in order that the population of giant tortoises not decreases. On days with good weather, there will be an afternoon excursion to the crater of Sierra Negra.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 3:  Isabela Island – Punta Moreno & Fernandina Island – Punta Mangle
Punta-moreno-Galapagos

Punta Moreno is a bay with small lagoons where flamingos often stay. Other water birds live here, including Bahamian ducks…

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…In the early afternoon you reach the island of Fernandina, the youngest of the Archipelago. On the south coast is Punta Mangle, one of the best snorkeling sites of all Galapagos, excellent to see penguins.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 4: Fernandina Island -Punta Espinoza & Isabela Island -Tagus Cove 
espinoza-point-galapagos-islands

In the morning we will visit Punta Espinoza in the north of Fernandina, which has fascinating lava scenery with cacti and…

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… mangrove vegetation. Penguins, flightless cormorants, sea lions and the largest marine iguanas of the Galapagos are among its attractions.

In the afternoon, we will visit Tagus Cove, on the west coast of Isabela. Located at the feet of Darwin volcano, this was a popular anchorage site for pirates and whalers, some of them have written their ship’s names on the rock walls. After a two kilometer walk, you will reach a small cave, whose inscriptions dating from about 1800. Charles Darwin also visited Tagus Cove on his voyage on the Beagle. Here you will find penguins, flightless cormorants, and other marine birds. A steep path through dry forests and cactus, will lead us to the salty green crater lake, called Darwin Lagoon. During this short hike, you will discover once again the beauty of this island. It also offers the opportunity to snorkel, in order to appreciate the unique underwater world of this place.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 5: Santiago Island – Puerto Egas & Chinese Hat
chines-hat-galapagos-isands

On Santiago Island, also called James, are still traces of the pirates time . This richly structured volcanic island offers…

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…long walks. Puerto Egas, that until the sixties was a salt mine. Some abandoned buildings of that era are still standing. Behind it, begins a natural wonderland. Here we can watch marine iguanas sunning themselves along with the glowing red crabs on the rocks. Three species of Galapagos herons live here with pigeons and oystercatchers. Moreover, this is one of the best places to see migrating shorebirds. At the end of the path will expect us Galapagos fur seals and sea lions. Also you can swim before leaving Puerto Egas.

In the afternoon you will be at Chinese Hat, an island near to the coast of Santiago. Topped by a perfectly formed crater, this island resembles the silhouette of a “chinese hat”. Only specialized plants can hold between the fragile lava. Sea lions inhabit the white coral beach, fringed by bushes adapted to saline soils.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 6:  Santa Cruz Island – Black Turtle Cove & North Seymour Island
black-turtle-cove

At morning the dinghy will take us to explore the brackish lagoon of Black Turttle Cove with its many sea turtles and schools…

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… of gold rays and sharks. After lunch on board, we will anchor on the island of North Seymour; here you can appreciate the largest colony of frigate birds living together with swallow-tailed gulls and pelicans. Norh Seymour is also home to a group of large, old land iguanas that were brought here many years ago from the nearby island of Baltra. A small endemic tree called bursera malacophylla, is found only here and on three small neighboring islands.

In the afternoon you will witness a special spectacle: Sea lions surf on the big, oncoming waves from the west.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 7: Bartolome Island & Santiago Island – Sullivan Bay 
bartolome-island

The small island of Bartolomé, at the east of James Island, is one of the most photographed places in the archipelago…

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…because its pinnacle rock. This young island keeps a whole series of dramatic volcanic formations, a moon-like landscape with small tuff cones and lava tubes. The various rocks have served the pilots of the U.S. Air Force as targets for target practice during the Second World War. Bartolomé has two beaches, which are separated by a narrow mangrove belt. In the northern beach you will have the chance of swim and snorkel, there are often penguins swimming too. In the south coast live reef sharks and rays and from January to March nesting green turtles are here.

Sullivan Bay, at the east of Santiago Island, is known for its distinctive lava formations. In the evening you can once again swim in the sea or snorkel with the sea lions.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 8: Santa Cruz Island – Bachas Beach & Baltra Airport
bachas-beach-galapagos-islands

A final morning visit takes you to the Bachas beach on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. This is one of the most important…

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… nesting beaches for sea turtles. Behind the dunes, in a small lagoon, flamingos, stilts and bahama ducks can be observed. The wide beach is ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

At midday, the return flight to mainland, to Guayaquil or Quito, will be ready to take off from Baltra Airport.

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Itinerary C: 6 days
6 days – 5 nights

Day 1 San Cristobal Airport & Lobos Island
Day 2 San Cristobal -Punta Pitt & Natural Galapaguera
Day 3 San Cristobal -Cerro Brujo & Kicker Rock 
Day 4 Española Island – Punta Suárez & Gardner Bay 
Day 5 Floreana Island – Punta Cormorant & Post Office Bay 
Day 6 Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Research Station & Departure
Day 1: San Cristobal Airport &Lobos Island
Isla-lobos-Galapagos

At noon your flight from Quito or Guayaquil to San Cristobal Airport will arrive. In the afternoon you reach Lobos Island…

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This islet near Playa Ochoa, on San Cristóbal Island, is home to blue-footed boobies and frigate birds that nest between the salt bushes. Also, sea lions can be found again. It is also a good place for saguaro cacti.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 2: San Cristobal -Punta Pitt & Natural Galapaguera 
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At dawn you reach the northeastern tip of San Cristóbal, Punta Pitt. The path leads through colonies of frigate birds…

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…swallow-tailed gulls, Nazca, red and blue-footed boobies. Punta Pitt is the only place in the Galápagos where the three booby species are found together.

In the afternoon, we will walk from the beach up to the high country, into the a field of a “Natural Galapaguera”. For this distance it takes about three and a half hours (there and back). In the absence of shade trees, it can be quite hot in the warmer seasons. But you will be rewarded with the fact that you can meet the famous Galapagos giant tortoises in their natural environment along this route. The huge animals are up to 200 years old and can weigh up to 300 kg.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 3:  San Cristobal -Cerro Brujo & Kicker Rock 
kicker-rock-galapagos-islands

In the morning you arrive at Cerro Brujo on the west coast of the island of San Cristóbal. In this fascinating crater there…

[expand title=”Read More”]

…are boobies, gulls and some pelicans. In the sheltered bay young sea turtles and stingrays live – a beautiful place for swimming and snorkeling.

After lunch, drive along the coast to the fragmented tuff León Dormido (Kicker Rock), which serves as a nesting place for seabirds. Look out for blue-footed boobies , pelicans and frigate birds.

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Day 4: Española Island – Punta Suárez & Gardner Bay 
gardner-bay-espanola-island

The flat, southern Española Island (Hood) belongs entirely to birds. Here, large colonies of nesting blue-footed and…

[expand title=”Read More”]

…masked boobies, which are still good until December, joining 10,000 albatrosses in April, in addition, tropical birds, various gulls and songbirds as well as land and marine iguanas.

In the morning you will explore Punta Suarez, one of the highlights of the Archipelago, as it features a long list of species found along the cliffs or the beaches. This place, besides being home to five different marine species, is home to curious and bold Galapagos mockingbirds, doves and hawks. It is also the only place where we can see red iguanas. From May to December you may see albatross nests on the island and their newborns. You can also see various kinds of reptiles, including the marine iguana and lava lizard, they are unique to this island. When the waves are strong in Punta Suarez, the hit of water against the rocks generates thunderous jets that reach 30 meters. We will walk through a stone path about 2 kilometers, that lasts 3 hours.

In the afternoon you will be in Gardner Bay. The two-kilometer long white sand beach is one of the most beautiful bays in Galapagos. Sea lions lazing in the sun and Española mockingbirds welcome the visitors, often to keep close to Galapagos hawks. In addition, marine iguanas sit down at the end of the beach and bright red crabs walk over the rocks. This place offer wonderful snorkeling sites.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 5: Floreana Island – Punta Cormorant & Post Office Bay 
post-office-bay-galapagos

In 1832, Floreana (Charles), was the first inhabited island. It had a record of a wild mix of colonists. In the thirties was…

[expand title=”Read More”]

the scene of a Hollywood mature drama, that attracts worldwide attention, several deaths and the disappearance of some, leaving an unfinished puzzle until today.

In the morning, we take a stroll to Punta Cormorant. After a wet landing on the beach, we go down 100 meters along a path that leads to a mangrove lagoon. This lagoon houses Galapagos ducks, black storks, gold sandpipers and oystercatchers. Hopefully we can also see flamingos. Another trail leads to a small beach, which is an important nesting site, from December to March of Pacifc sea turtles. Rays are often in shallow water and sometimes reef sharks white tip too.

Then, we visit the Post Office Bay, which keeps the legendary post barrel that, historically, the whalers used to send their mail. If you want, you can leave a letter here, hoping that reaches its destination by another tourist. Do not forget to bring postcards.

At Punta Cormorant and Post Office at the Bahia you can snorkel.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 6:  Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Research Station & Departure
Charles-darwin-station-galapagos

Although Santa Cruz was colonized in 1926 as the last island, it is now home to about half of the Galapagos residents and…

[expand title=”Read More”]

…is the central location for the Archipelago. There resides the Charles Darwin Research Station; annually up to a hundred scientists from around the world are working on there in nature conservation and environmental education, playing an important role. Therefore, a visit to the information center and the outdoor area with its turtles and iguanas enclosures, has almost a must for every Galápagos stay.

Around midday you will fly from Baltra Airport back to mainland, to Guayaquil or Quito.

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Itinerary D: 6 days
6 days – 5 nights

Day 1 Baltra Airport & PM: Highlands of Santa Cruz
Day 2 Puerto Villamil –Tintoreras, Wetlands, Breeding Center, Wall of Tears or Sierra Negra
Day 3 Isabela Island – Punta Moreno & Fernandina Island Punta Mangle 
Day 4 Fernandina Island -Punta Espinoza & Isabela Island -Tagus Cove
Day 5 Santiago Island – Puerto Egas & Chinese Hat
Day 6 Santa Cruz Island – Black Turtle Cove & Departure
Day 1: Baltra Airport & PM: Highlands of Santa Cruz
santa-cruz-highlands

Your flight arrives at noon from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Airport. After a short drive, you will cross the channel Itabaca…

[expand title=”Read More”]

…and so reach the north of the island of Santa Cruz. Then, we go to the top of the Crocker Hill, over there, on clear days, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the surrounding islands. You will learn about the typical Galápagos vegetation, for example, tree ferns, and visit the famous giant tortoises in El Chato.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 2: Puerto Villamil –Tintoreras, Wetlands, Breeding Center, Wall of Tears or Sierra Negra
Sierra-negra

You can reach the fishing village of Puerto Villamil, located in the southern side of Isabela Island. With an area of…

[expand title=”Read More”]

…4.588 km ², it is more than half the land area of the Archipelago. Nevertheless, it is comparatively little visited because there is no airport and is 5 hours by boat from Santa Cruz. In the early morning you see on the barrier of the island tintoreras, sea lions and with some luck also white-tip sharks.

Then we continue to the Wall of Tears, a man-made monument. This long stone wall was built in the 1940s by convicts of the penal colony settled here once Ecuador took possession of the Islands. Our hike then leads through a wetland of brackish lagoons where flamingos are often seen.

In the afternoon, we have a visit to a Breeding Center of Galapagos tortoises. Here you will learn more about its intention to protect and safeguard the various species of giant tortoises that inhabit Isabela Island, in order that the population of giant tortoises not decreases. On days with good weather, there will be an afternoon excursion to the crater of Sierra Negra.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 3:  Isabela Island – Punta Moreno & Fernandina Island Punta Mangle 
Punta-moreno-Galapagos

Punta Moreno is a bay with small lagoons where flamingos often stay. Other water birds live here, including Bahamian

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ducks. In the early afternoon, you reach the island of Fernandina, the youngest of the Archipelago. On the south coast is Punta Mangle, one of the best snorkeling sites of all Galapagos, excellent to see penguins.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 4: Fernandina Island -Punta Espinoza & Isabela Island -Tagus Cove
tagus cove

In the morning we will visit Punta Espinoza in the north of Fernandina, which has fascinating lava scenery with cacti and…

[expand title=”Read More”]

… mangrove vegetation. Penguins, flightless cormorants, sea lions and the largest marine iguanas of the Galapagos are among its attractions.

In the afternoon, we will visit Tagus Cove, on the west coast of Isabela. Located at the feet of Darwin volcano, this was a popular anchorage site for pirates and whalers, some of them have written their ship’s names on the rock walls. After a two kilometer walk, you will reach a small cave, whose inscriptions dating from about 1800. Charles Darwin also visited Tagus Cove on his voyage on the Beagle. Here you will find penguins, flightless cormorants, and other marine birds. A steep path through dry forests and cactus, will lead us to the salty green crater lake, called Darwin Lagoon. During this short hike, you will discover once again the beauty of this island. It also offers the opportunity to snorkel, in order to appreciate the unique underwater world of this place.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 5: Santiago Island – Puerto Egas & Chinese Hat
Puerto-egas-Galapagos

On Santiago Island, also called James, are still traces of the pirates time . This richly structured volcanic island offers…

[expand title=”Read More”]

…long walks. Puerto Egas, that until the sixties was a salt mine. Some abandoned buildings of that era are still standing. Behind it, begins a natural wonderland. Here we can watch marine iguanas sunning themselves along with the glowing red crabs on the rocks. Three species of Galapagos herons live here with pigeons and oystercatchers. Moreover, this is one of the best places to see migrating shorebirds. At the end of the path will expect us Galapagos fur seals and sea lions. Also you can swim before leaving Puerto Egas.

In the afternoon you will be at Chinese Hat, an island near to the coast of Santiago. Topped by a perfectly formed crater, this island resembles the silhouette of a “chinese hat”. Only specialized plants can hold between the fragile lava. Sea lions inhabit the white coral beach, fringed by bushes adapted to saline soils.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 6:  Santa Cruz Island – Black Turtle Cove & Departure
black-turtle-cove

At morning the dinghy will take us to explore the brackish lagoon of Black Turttle Cove with its many sea turtles and schools…

[expand title=”Read More”]

… of gold rays and sharks. At midday, the return flight to mainland, to Guayaquil or Quito, will be ready to take off from Baltra Airport.

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Itinerary E: 5 days
6 days – 5 nights

Day 1 Baltra Airport & North Seymour
Day 2 Bartolome Island & Santiago Island – Sullivan Bay 
Day 3 Santa Cruz – Bachas Beach & Dragon Hill
Day 4 Plaza Island & Santa Fe Island
Day 5 San Cristobal – Interpretation Center & Departure
Day 1: Baltra Airport & North Seymour
north-seymour-island

Your flight arrives at noon from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Airport. After lunch on board, we will anchor on the island…

[expand title=”Read More”]

…of North Seymour; here you can appreciate the largest colony of frigate birds living together with swallow-tailed gulls and pelicans. Norh Seymour is also home to a group of large, old land iguanas that were brought here many years ago from the nearby island of Baltra. A small endemic tree called bursera malacophylla, is found only here and on three small neighboring islands.

In the afternoon you will witness a special spectacle: Sea lions surf on the big, oncoming waves from the west.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 2: Bartolome Island & Santiago Island – Sullivan Bay 
bartolome-island

The small island of Bartolome, at the east of James Island, is one of the most photographed places in the archipelago…

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…because its pinnacle rock. This young island keeps a whole series of dramatic volcanic formations, a moon-like landscape with small tuff cones and lava tubes. The various rocks have served the pilots of the U.S. Air Force as targets for target practice during the Second World War. Bartolomé has two beaches, which are separated by a narrow mangrove belt. In the northern beach you will have the chance of swim and snorkel, there are often penguins swimming too. In the south coast live reef sharks and rays and from January to March nesting green turtles are here.

Sullivan Bay, at the east of Santiago Island, is known for its distinctive lava formations. In the evening you can once again swim in the sea or snorkel with the sea lions.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 3:  Santa Cruz – Bachas Beach & Dragon Hill
bachas-beach-galapagos-islands

A final morning visit takes you to the Bachas beach on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. This is one of the most important…

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…nesting beaches for sea turtles. Behind the dunes, in a small lagoon, flamingos, stilts and bahama ducks can be observed. The wide beach is ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

After lunch on board, the ship takes rate southwest. This excursion takes you to Dragon Hill, (Cerro Dragon). Here are living in the last one- vegetation land iguanas of Santa Cruz Island.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 4: Plaza Island & Santa Fe Island
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At dawn you reach the Plaza Island. It is thanks to the powerful Opuntia cacti and bright orange – red sesuvium shrubs a…

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…surprisingly colorful island where the land iguanas dominate the field. A small sea lion colony lives at the cliffs on the south coast. The avifauna offers besides the brown pelican, tropic birds, swallow-tailed gulls, frigate birds, blue-footed and Nazca boobies.

We will spend the afternoon on the island of Santa Fe. This is one of the most picturesque anchorages of the archipelago, where you can swim with sea lions and sea turtles.

Dinner and overnight on board.

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Day 5: San Cristobal – Interpretation Center & Departure
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the administrative center of the archipelago, is at San Cristóbal. There, you will visit the newly…

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…built visitor center. It shows an excellent exhibition about the nature and settlement history of the Galapagos.

Around midday you will fly from San Cristóbal Airport back to mainland, to Guayaquil or Quito.

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Technical Specification

 

  • Category:  Mid-range Motor Catamaran
  • Departures:  Thursday – Sunday
  • Capacity:  16 Passengers
  • Accommodations: 16 Passengers in 8 double cabins with upper and lower berths and private Bathroom
  • On board: Sun Deck, Library, Locker, Dining-room, Water purifier, Snorkelling equipment, Solarium, VHS, TV, Ventilators
  • Crew:    9 Plus Naturalist Multilingual guide
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Length: 82 ft. (27m)

Deck Plan

Upper Deck

Main Deck

   Itinerary A   Itinerary B   Itinerary C  Itinerary D  Itinerary E
Standard Cabin  3.952 3.952 2.964 2.964 2.461
Suite Cabin 4.418 4.418 3.316 3.316 2.774
Charter 62.947 62.947 47.187 47.187 39.406

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November 14, 2017