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Motor Yacht Solaris welcomes you on-board to discover the unique wonders of the Galapagos Islands with your own eyes. We will take you around the remote and most exceptional islands of the archipelago. Solaris is one of the larger 16 passenger yachts on the Galapagos Islands, guaranteeing an intimate, comfortable and very exclusive experience. Our certified professional crew and the knowledgeable, bilingual naturalist guide on-board will do their utmost to convert your once in a lifetime cruise into the trip of your life!

DAY 1
Tuesday A.M.
Arrival at Baltra Airport and transfer in. You will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected.

Tuesday Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) P.M.
Strolling along its coastline, the blinding white Bachas Beach appears full of natural life. It is one of the most important breeding sites for Pacific green turtles.

DAY 2
Wednesday (Whitetip cannel) A.M.
This group of jagged rocky islets is just off the coast of Puerto Villamil forms one of most stereotypical sites of the Galapagos.

Wednesday Wetlands (Isabela) P.M.
The wetlands and brackish lagoons of Isabela are among the best places to spot aquatic, wading and shore birds.

Wednesday (Tortoise Breeding) P.M.
In the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Centre you can see hundreds of giant Galapagos tortoises of all sizes (the vulnerable hatchlings are not gigantic at all, even smaller than the size of your hand)!

DAY 3
Thursday Moreno Point (Isabela) A.M.
Fresh, promising greens of pioneer vegetation contrast strongly with the dead, pitch-black lava flow that once reached the ocean at Moreno Point.

Thursday Tagus Cove (Isabela) P.M.
Tagus Cove is a historical anchorage at the northern entrance of Bolivar Channel (between Isabela and Fernandina).

DAY 4

Friday Espinoza Point (Fernandina) A.M.
Westernmost Fernandina harbours one of the world’s most virgin, untouched ecosystems, and is another crown jewel of Galapagos.

Friday Vicente Roca Point (Isabela) P.M.
The impressive cliffs and coves of Vicente Roca Point are an excellent backdrop for a thrilling dinghy ride. Just three minutes of a degree south of the equator you can encounter a family of endemic Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants along the shoreline.

DAY 5
Saturday (Espumilla Beach & Buccaneer Cove) A.M.
Espumilla Beach is a visitor’s site at the northern end of James Bay. This beach has been revived as an important breeding site for turtles, as it is no longer suffering from digging wild pigs.

Saturday Puerto Egas (Santiago) P.M.
Puerto Egas is historical, and the favourite site on Santiago for wildlife lovers; and it’s even the best place in the archipelago to observe Galapagos fur seals.

DAY 6
Sunday (RABIDA) A.M.
Upon landing at this remarkable red beach a large bachelor colony of Galapagos sea lions will usually welcome you.

Sunday (Chinese Hat) P.M.
Though recently born out of fire, the volcanic islet Chinese Hat does not appear to be any more inhospitable than Bartolomé and lunatic Sullivan Bay. This tiny, rusty-coloured islet is just beginning to sprout.

DAY 7
Monday (Charles Darwin Research Station) A.M.
The most memorable part of the Charles Darwin Research Station will probably be the successful breeding centre and its celebrity ‘Lonesome George’.

Monday Highlands (Santa Cruz) P.M.
Santa Cruz offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild Galapagos giant tortoises, roaming through pastures in the agricultural zone and in the transition zone of adjacent El Chato Tortoise Reserve.

DAY 8
Tuesday (North Seymour) A.M.
North Seymour is another highlight of your cruise. In the archipelago’s most extensive seabird breeding colony you can walk at a very short distance from frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies.

Tuesday (Transfer to Baltra Airport) P.M.
Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.

Included
• Accommodation as confirmed.
• All mentioned meals (full-board); filtered water, tea and coffee.
• All guided excursions & activities as mentioned in the itinerary by a National Park certified naturalist guide.
• Beach towels & snorkelling gear (snorkel, mask, flippers; optional wet-suits for hire).
Not included
• Round-trip flight to the Galapagos.
• Soft and alcoholic drinks.
• Galapagos National Park entrance fee & Transit Control Card (currently $120, subject to change).
• Personal travel insurance.
• Personal expenses, extras and tipping.
Important Notes
• Itinerary subject to change in case of unforeseen situations or request by the National Park
• Please note we cannot guarantee the encounter of specific elusive species
• Solo travellers are allowed to book a twin cabin on shared basis. The cabin will be shared with another traveller of the same gender.

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