Treasure Of Galapagos First Class Catamaran ****
Treasure of Galapagos cruises around the great outdoors of the unparalleled archipelago of the Galapagos, where you will keep going from one surprise to the next! Each day we anchor at two carefully selected visitor’s sites and organise at least two excursions. Our balanced excursion programme (included in our cruise price!) is packed with activities to observe nature from different perspectives; as well as leisure time.
Islands you will visit:
San Cristóbal – Floreana – Española – Santa Cruz – Genovesa – Rábida – Isabela – Fernandina – Santiago – Bartolome – Santa Fe – North Seymour – Plazas
Power Motor Catamaran
101 ft (31 m)
37 ft (11 m)
10 + 1 Bilingual Naturalist II Galapagos Guide ( Spanish / English , IF NEED IT IN OTHER LANGUAGES , PLEASE LET US KNOW)
9 double cabins quaintly decorated await you: 4 located on the upper deck and 5 on the main deck
Included on board for the entire trip ( Mask , Tubbe , Fins ) Wetsuit available for rent per day USD 15 p.p.
- 5 DAYS PROGRAM
- 5 DAYS PROGRAM
- 5 DAYS PROGRAM
- NET RATES 2023 – 2024
- Full Itinerary 2023-2024
5 DAYS PROGRAM
|ITINERARY TYPE:||A||FRIDAY TO TUESDAY|
|DAY 1||Friday||AM||Baltra: Arrival in Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat|
|PM||Santa Cruz : Highlands|
|DAY 2||Saturday||AM||Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay|
|PM||Bartholomew Island: Pinnacle Rock|
|DAY 3||Sunday||AM||Seymour Island : North Seymour|
|PM||Mosquera Islet : Mosquera|
|DAY 4||Monday||AM||South Plaza Island|
|PM||Cristobal Island : Wicht Point|
|DAY 5||Tuesday||AM||Cristobal Island : Interpretation Center|
|PM||Transfer out to Cristobal , flight back home|
5 DAYS PROGRAM
|ITINERARY TYPE:||B||TUESDAY TO SATURDAY|
|DAY 1||Tuesday||AM||Cristobal : Arrival in Cristobal Airport and Transfer to the boat|
|PM||Cristobal Island : Colorado Hill|
|DAY 2||Wednesday||AM||Espanola Island : Gardner Bay|
|PM||Espanola Island : Suárez Point|
|DAY 3||Thursday||AM||Floreana Island : Cormorant Point|
|PM||Floreana : Post Office Bay|
|DAY 4||Friday||AM||Santa Fe Island : Barrington Bay|
|PM||Santa Cruz : Turtle Bay|
|DAY 5||Saturday||AM||Santa Cruz : Tortoise Ranch el Chato|
|PM||Transfer out to Baltra , flight back home|
7 DAYS PROGRAM
|ITINERARY TYPE:||C||SATURDAY TO FRIDAY|
|DAY 1||Saturday||AM||Baltra: Arrival in Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat|
|PM||Santa Cruz : Charles Darwin Station|
|DAY 2||Sunday||AM||Santa Cruz Island : Eden Islet|
|PM||Santa Cruz Island : Dragon Hill|
|DAY 3||Monday||AM||Isabela Island : White Tipped Reef Shark Canal|
|PM||Isabela Island : Sierra Negra Volcano & Wetlands|
|DAY 4||Tuesday||AM||Isabela Island : Moreno Point|
|PM||Isabela Island : Urbina Bay|
|DAY 5||Wednesday||AM||Fernandina Island : Espinosa Point|
|PM||Isabela Island : Tagus Cove|
|DAY 6||Thursday||AM||Santiago Island: Egas Port|
|DAY 7||Friday||AM||Santa Cruz : Bachas Beach|
|PM||Transfer out to Baltra , flight back home|
|NET RATES 2023 – 2024|
|CRUISE||MASTER SUITE||BALCONY TWIN / DBL||CHARTER|
|5 Days||$ 4.619||$ 3.695||$ 59.120|
|7 Days||$ 6.744||$ 5.395||$ 86.320|
|9 Days||$ 9.238||$ 7.390||$ 118.240|
|11 Days||$ 11.363||$ 9.090||$ 145.440|
|15 Days||$ 15.981||$ 12.785||$ 204.560|
7 DAYS GALAPAGOS CRUISES
|SAT||AM||Baltra: Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat|
|PM||Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center
The Fausto Llerena Tortoise Center, a long-term program run jointly by the Galapagos National Park Directorate and the Charles Darwin Foundation, began in 1965 to save the giant tortoise population on Pinzón.At the Tortoise Center, visitors can observe a variety of tortoises, including hatchlings, juveniles, and full-grown individuals
|SUN||AM||Santa Cruz Island: Eden Islet
Eden Island has no landing, the main attraction is its incredible marine life with some open water snorkeling, you can expect to spot marine iguanas, reef sharks, & sea lions. Ashore a variety of birds can be seen across mangrove & rocks, blue footed boobies, pelicans, lava gulls, striated herons & frigates.
|PM||Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
Dragon Hill is one of the few visitor sites directly related to a conservation program of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park. The visitor site was opened in 1993 to provide an additional chance for observing land iguanas. The landing site at the rocky shore is a wonderful place for snorkeling.
|MON||AM||Isabela Island: Las Tintoreras
The Tintoreras Islets, located a short distance from Puerto Villamil, is home to a great variety of wildlife. Its turquoise, crystalline waters are inhabited by white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos penguins, marine turtles and sea lions. One of its beaches, surrounded by mangroves is one of the few sites where marine iguanas can reproduce successfully. A delightful place reached by a nice zodiac ride. “ Tintoreras “ are small islands in front of Puerto Villamil coast. There is Heron Lava on the lookout on mangrove Branch, and Galapagos Penguin and ses lion often pop out on shore. White – tipped reef sharks are fairly common in the Archipelago.
Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano
The Sierra Negra Volcano boasts the largest basaltic caldera in Galapagos at 9 x 10km. The site offers impressive views and the opportunity to observe up to 7 species of finch and a rich display of vegetation. The north side of the caldera provides evidence of its most recent volcanic activity in 2005.
|PM||Isabela Island: The Wetlands
The Wetlands of Isabela Island are located just outside of Puerto Villamil. The Wetlands consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species such as common stilts, whimbrels, white-cheeked pintails, and gallinules. The Wetlands can be visited on foot via a path that winds through the swamps.
Isabela Island: The Wall of Tears
From 1945-1959, a penal colony hosted prisoners who were forced to build this wall, stone by stone, in isolation. This now historical site (El Muro de las Lagrimas), towering at 65 feet (25m) high, took the lives of thousands during its construction. Locals claim to hear cries emanating from the heavy energy surrounding the site.
|TUE||AM||Isabela Island: Moreno Point
Moreno Point is located near Elizabeth Bay on the west coast of Isabela Island. The plethora of birds seen during a dinghy ride along the striking rocky shores or a hike along path through lava rock leading to tide pools and mangroves create a birdwatchers delight. In the tide pools green sea turtles or white-tip sharks can be spotted.
|PM||Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
Tagus Cove is located across from Fernandina Island, near the Bolivar Channel dividing the two islands. This spot has been frequented by ships since the 1800s, using the area as an anchorage site. Trails winding by Lake Darwin up to a ridge display wonderful views. Punta Tortuga, just north of Tagus Cove, is another lovely beach surrounded by mangroves.
|WED||AM||Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point
No foreign species have ever invaded Fernandina Island, and therefore it is one of the world’s most pristine island ecosystems. The volcano “La Cumbre” dominates the landspace with lava fields reaching the ocean. The island’s highlight features the flightless cormorant nesting site. This area provides a great opportunity to see the Galapagos hawk.
|PM||Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point
Located on the northwestern coast of the island and comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life. Seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating mola-mola (sunfish) may be spotted here. This bay is great for diving and snorkeling.
|THU||AM||Santiago Island: Egas Port
Also known as James Bay, Egas Port is home to the curious Galapagos hawks and quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards. The trail leads to a coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. Here the Galapagos fur sea lions bathe in the sun. This is also a great snorkeling site.
Rabida Island (Jervis) is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago and a great snorkeling site. Its famous red sandy beach and stunning lookouts provide wonderful landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance, such as nine varieties of finches, large-billed flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and brown pelicans.
|FRI||AM||Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach
Located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, Las Bachas is a swimming beach. One of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos, a floating pier, can be seen here. You may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest off the beach.
|AM||Baltra: Transfer to Baltra Airport.|
5 DAYS GALAPAGOS CRUISE
|TUE||AM||San Cristobal Island: Arrival in San Cristobal Airport and Transfer to the boat.|
|PM||San Cristobal Island: Colorado Hill
The location is a 40 minute bus ride to the south shore and passing the highlands of San Cristóbal. You can see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. If you walk, this is a 4-6 hour fairly strenuous hike, but is an excellent opportunity to get a look at a large numbers of giant tortoises.
|WED||AM||Española Island: Gardner Bay/Islet
Gardner Bay, on the eastern side of the island, is the breeding site of nearly all of the world´s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. It has an ample white sandy beach with a myriad of sea lions, perfect for relaxing. Its rocky shores make this site a great place for diving and snorkeling.
|PM||Española Island: Suarez Point
This area is great for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. A beautiful site on the ocean front, the large waved albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air. This site presents wonderful photograph opportunities.
|THU||AM||Floreana Island: Post Office Bay
In the 18th century, whalers passing through the islands placed a wooden barrel on Floreana Island for use as an unofficial mail box. The tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home.
|PM||Floreana Island: Cormorant Point
This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts and white-cheeked pintails can also be seen. The beaches on this island are distinct: The Green Beach is named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and the Four Sand Beach is composed of white coral.
Floreana Island: Champion Islet
This drift dive leads you along a nice wall filled with all sorts of treasures, both big and small. A variety of amazing finds like the endemic black srtiped salema, the blue lobster, and the famous red-lipped batfish!
|FRI||AM||Santa Fe Island
Santa Fe (Barrington) is home to the small picturesque bay and anchorage on the island northeast coast. The bay has two visitor trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint stop a cliff, and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest.
|PM||Santa Cruz Island: El Chato Tortoise Reserve
The El Chato reserve is divided into two areas; Caseta and Chato. The trail begins at Santa Rosa, 22 km from Puerto Ayora, with the Caseta route being the more challenging. The reserve allows visitors to observe giant tortoises in the wild during the dry season, and is also a good place to spot short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes.
|SAT||AM||Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters
Los Gemelos, or the Twin Craters, are located opposite each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.
|AM||Baltra: Transfer to Baltra Airport|
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
- Christmas and New Year supplement 25%.
- 10% off for groups from 6 people, it does not apply from Christmas, New Year departures and charters.
- Children discount (under 12 years old): 20% from the rate.
- We accept children from 6 years old.
- Single Supplement 70 % from the rate.
- Air Tickets must be issued by Guidecuador Travel
- Rates are subject to change; we guarantee rate with previous deposit only
Cruises itineraries are subject to change without previous notice; due to seasonal changes,
weather conditions or Galapagos National Park regulations.
Treasure Of Galapagos First Class Catamaran **** (Deck Plan)
- All visitor site excursions
- All meals and accommodation during cruise
- Regular soft drinks and juices
- Welcome courtesy
- Galapagos National Park bilingual Guide
- Use of snorkeling gear and Kayaks
Not included in Program
- Round-trip airfare Mainland Ecuador – Galapagos.
- Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee – $100.*
- Galapagos Transit Control Card – $20.*
- Alcoholic beverages