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 (Sunday): Arrival in Baltra / Transfer by speed boat to Isabela (Albemarle) Island

On arrival at Baltra airport, transfer to the dock at Puerto Ayora to board the speed boat to Puerto Villamil, Isabela. On arrival in Puerto Villamil, trasnfer to Beluga yacht to begin cruise.

Day 2 (Monday): Isabela (Albemarle) Island

Isabela Island (Albemarle): Isabela is the largest of the Galapagos Islands formed by five active volcanoes fused together. Wolf Volcano is the highest point in the entire Galapagos at 1707m.

– Punta Moreno: Punta Moreno is located in the central southwestern coast of Isabela Island. The site has spectacular views of volcanoes Alcedo, Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul. Some highlights include impressive lava flows, desolate and pristine landscape, varied and unusual arid zone vegetation.

– Elizabeth Bay: This spot is only accessible by dinghy. It is possible to see penguins on the small islets in the bay. The end of the bay is long and narrow surrounded by three species of mangroves. Galapagos Sea Turtles and rays can usually be seen in the water.

Day 3 (Tuesday): Isabela (Albemarle) Island

Isabela Island (Albemarle)

– Urbina Bay: Urbina Bay is located at the central-west coast of Isabela Island at the foothills of Alcedo and Darwin volcanoes. Highlights include the colourful land iguanas, Galapagos Giant tortoises and the coral uplifting from 1954.

– Tagus Cove: Tagus Cove is a natural harbor where centuries ago whalers and pirates left their ship’s names painted or carved on the rocks. A walk uphill to Darwin’s Crater salt-water lake will provide an excellent view.

Day 4 (Wednesday): Fernandina Island / Isabela Island

Fernandina Island: Fernandina is the youngest volcanic island and is still active.

– Punta Espinoza: Punta Espinoza is a place famous for its large colonies of marine iguanas and as the habitat of unique species like the flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin, Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, among others.

Isabela Island

– Punta Vicente Roca: This site is visited by dinghy rides along the cliffs or the partially sunken cave at the water’s edge. Nasca boobies, blue-footed boobies and flightless cormorants inhabit the shoreline.

Day 5 (Thursday): James (Santiago) Island / Bartolome Island

James (Santiago) Island: This Island is located between Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands. This Island offers a wide variety of seabirds, marine iguanas and fur seals.

– Puerto Egas: A walk along the rocky coast line that will you show you a view of some of Galapagos’ best tide pools. Some highlights include: Sugar loaf volcano, fur seals, oystercatchers, marine iguana colony, and old salt mine

Bartolome Island: A hike will take you to the highest point on Bartolome for a spectacular view. Sea lions and penguins can be seen around Pinnacle Rock. There is a sandy beach with great swimming and snorkeling.

Day 6 (Friday): North Seymour Island / Baltra for return flight to Quito

North Seymour Island: This flat piece of land originated after an uplifting event thousands of years ago. The island is home to endemic Palo Santo trees, colonies of blue-footed boobies, swallow tailed gulls, and magnificent frigate birds.

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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