Galapagos
TOURS
Beluga
FIRST CLASS
Reserve
+593998664872

Built in Hamburg, Germany, in 1968 and refurbished in 1986, the Beluga is a sturdy and reliable First Class Superior motor yacht. Her spacious interior has a catching, modern design and is fully air-conditioned throughout the comfortable lounge and two separate dining rooms which accommodate eight guests each. The Beluga carries up to sixteen passengers who are sheltered in eight beautifully furnished staterooms. The Beluga is a fantastic way to cruise the islands with her ample deck space and panoramic windows in the dining area. Moreover, you will be well taken care of onboard by our captain, multilingual naturalist guide, cook, machinist, barman and four sailors.

Day 1 (Friday): Arrive at Baltra Airport / Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island

– Dragon Hill: Cerro Dragon has hypersalinic small lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingoes.

Day 2 (Saturday): Santa Fe Island / South Plaza Island

Santa Fe Island: Santa Fe is a smaller island of 24 km2. The visitor site Santa Fe is located on the northeast end of the island. Highlights include Santa Fe land iguanas, pelican nesting site, sea lion colony, mockingbird, and Palo Santo trees.

South Plaza Island: Plazas consists of two very small islands that were uplifted from the sea, separated by a channel. Only South Plazas has a visitor site. The highlights include tall Opuntia cactus, land and marine iguanas, rocky cliff that looks out towards open ocean which is also a nesting site for red-billed tropic birds and gulls, and a seal lion bachelor colony.

Day 3 (Sunday): San Cristóbal Island

San Cristóbal Island (Chatham): San Cristóbal is the easternmost island of Galapagos and also one of the oldest.

– Witch Hill: Witch Hill (Cerro Brujo) is a volcanic cone that looks over a beautiful white sandy beach which has plenty of sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, waders and marine iguanas.

– Kicker Rock: Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) is the remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea, the two vertical rocks rising 500 feet from the ocean form a small channel that is navigable by small boats. Many sea birds can be seen here.

– Pto Baquerizo Moreno: Here you will either visit El Junco o Cerro Tijereta depending on conditions, followed by a visit to the Nature Interpretation Centre. El Junco is a freshwater lagoon at 700m, with great views and ferns, miconias, pintails and gallinules. Cerro Tijereta has a frigate bird colony.

Day 4 (Monday): Española (Hood) Island

Hood Island (Española): Hood is the oldest of the Southern Islands and is the southernmost in the archipelago. Because of its remote location a unique range of endemic species evolved here

– Gardner Bay: Located on the northeast of the island, the site has a long and beautiful white sand beach inhabited by sea lion colonies.

– Islote Garnder and Islote Osborn: These islets are snorkeling sites where visitors will see an abundance of tropical fish, reef sharks, and turtles.

– Punta Suarez: The wildlife at Punta Suarez is plentiful and varied. Along the cliff visitors can enjoy the blowhole where seawater is forced about 20m into the air. The highlights are the Waved albatross (April-Dec) that are only found on Hood, Galapagos Hawks, blue-footed boobies, Ñasca boobies, and Española lava lizards.

Day 5 (Tuesday): Santa Cruz Island / Baltra for return flight to Quito

Santa Cruz Island (Indefatigable): Santa Cruz is the second largest island and the most populated of all islands.

– Puerto Ayora & Charles Darwin Station: In Puerto Ayora visitors can enjoy a stroll through town and shopping at one of the many tourist shops, visit the Charles Darwin Station is a research facility and National Park Information center. The Charles Darwin Station has a giant tortoise and land iguana breeding program and interpretation center.

Baltra: Return flight to Quito

✓ Rates Include

✓ All meals and activities throughout the cruise

✓ Soft beverages (water, coffee and tea)

✓ Fuel surcharge

✓ Bilingual national park guide

✓ Kayaks

✓ Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel and fins)

✓ Occassional diving available

⨯ Not Included

⨯ Airfare from mainland Ecuador

⨯ Alcoholic beverages consumed onboard

⨯ $100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee

⨯ $20 Transit Control Card

⨯ Cancellation/medical insurance

⨯ Wetsuit

⨯ Gratuities

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