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Our itinerary together begins at Baltra airport, from where we’ll sail to the glorious white beach of Las Bachas with a pair of brackish water lagoons only a few steps from the sea.
These lagoons serve as feeding grounds for various wading birds, including stilts, pintail ducks and flamingos. As we continue our voyage, we explore two fascinating visitor sites on Santiago Island: Buccaneer Cove, home to a large number of marine birds, sea lions, and inter-tidal organisms, and Puerto Egas, with its great walk-along pools full of life and good snorkelling and swimming possibilities.
The next day we visit the red-sand beach of Rabida Island, a lovely trail around some cliffs and a popular spot for aquatic activities, with some of the best snorkeling in Galapagos! In the afternoon, we round out the day with a stop at Bartolome Island, which offers a volcanic viewpoint with room for hiking, swimming, and exploring the beach and the coast. This is our only chance to see Galapagos penguins. What a full and rich day! From here we sail northeast, crossing the equatorial line, to the sunken crater of Genovesa Island, home to thousands of marine birds. It feels like a world a million miles from our own.
We finish with an incredible encounter with nature in which we respectfully sharing a wild habitat with giant Galapagos tortoises at a private reserve up in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island and then make our way to the airport at Baltra.
Amenities & Facilities
Excellent staff camera with an underwater housing
A “Pirates Aboard” program, which includes a kit with multiple family-fun activities.
Kid-sized meals on a kids’ friendly schedule.
Several family games and puzzles that can be found in the boat’s library.
Panga rides, designed specifically for young adventurers.
An opportunity for kids to learn to snorkel with our extra naturalist.
Bridge tours led by the Captain.
Flexibility regarding the language, physical abilities and/or personal interests
Tour Itinerary – Northern Galapagos – Monday to Friday
Click in each day to see detailed itinerary
Please remember that the exact route and programme may vary according to weather and ocean conditions and the wildlife we encounter. Our Expedition Team is in charge of planning the daily activities and logistics involved. It’s also subject to change without previous notice due mainly to readjustment of the National Park policies and regulations.
- Dry landing: Guests step from the panga (inflatable dinghy) onto rocks or a dock.
- Wet landing: As the dinghy edges onto a sandy beach, guests step into around 20 cm (8 inches) of water and wade ashore.
All meals, island sightseeing, naturalists and lecture services, snorkelling gear and transfers.
Air tickets to/from Galapagos, Galapagos National Park admission fee (US $100 subject to change without notice), transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$ 20 per person), wet suits, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage, tips, gifts, internet* and additional items.
Packing Check List
1 Small backpack
Comfortable walking shoes
Sneakers with rubber soles
Long and short sleeved shirts
Bathing suit – wetsuit for snorkelling in cold months (also available for on board rental)
Hat or cap
Toilette kit (biodegradable shampoo please)
Sun block SPF30 or higher
Sunglasses (polarized glasses recommended)
Binoculars (8 x 42 recommended)
Photo & video equipment
Any medicine you may be taking
Book / notebook
* Due to the Galapagos’ remote location, internet signal follows a low-bandwidth satellite service and may be intermittent at certain locations.