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Offer ID: 1244000

7-night Galapagos Outer Loop Cruise

from $5,399
Private Car & Driver
Optional Private Excursion
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Isla Baltra
Arrive
03/04/18
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Depart
03/04/18
2:30 PM

Today Baltra is the most important airport of Galápagos and a small navy base for Ecuador. Baltra has suffered most from human settling and does not have any visitor sites. Many cruises start from the its harbour and already there pelicans and noddies will welcome you. To the north lies Mosquera, a small sandy bank with a large colony of sea lions. Go swimming and snorkeling on the beach.

Isla Daphne Destination Guide
Arrive
03/04/18
5:00 PM
Depart
03/04/18
6:00 PM
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Gardner Bay
Arrive
03/05/18
7:00 AM
Depart
03/05/18
2:00 PM

Gardner Bay gives visitors the unique experience of mingling with the friendly sea lions that rest on the white sand beaches. Relax and sunbathe near the sea lions, or possibly explore and discover a green sea turtle nest, or observe giant manta rays or spotted eagle rays gliding gracefully through the clear shores. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling by Turtle Rock to view the vibrant marine life, or hike on land to check out the unique wildlife the Galapagos is known for.

Punta Suarez
Arrive
03/05/18
3:00 PM
Depart
03/05/18
7:00 PM

Punta Suarez is an amazing sight and one of the most attractive in the Galapagos Islands, because of its plentiful and various wildlife. The island trail leads past sea lions surfing the breaking waves, iguanas basking in the warm sun, and boobies nesting right in the path. The trail continues towards the cliffs and the blowhole - a fissure in the lava from which water spurts high in the air like a geyser.

Cormorant Point
Arrive
03/06/18
7:00 AM
Depart
03/06/18
1:00 PM

Named not after the bird but a US ship, there is a wet landing onto a, literally, green beach - so coloured because it is made from olivine crystals (volcanic silicates of magnesium and iron). Pencil sea urchins may be found on the beach. A short walk inland and the trail comes to a brackish lagoon. This is home to one of the biggest populations of flamingos in the archipelago, these pink residents spend about 7 hours a day or more eating, and so take some binoculars to watch the ballet of necks as they gracefully move back and fourth, scouring the floor of the lagoon for little shrimp. Take your binoculars to enjoy the show up close. Also present are pintail ducks and stilts. The trail crosses a narrow neck of land and comes to a white beach on the eastern side of the island. Ghost crabs inhabit the beach, and rays and turtles can be seen in the sea. Sea turtles nest at Punta Cormorant (December to May) on the white sand beach, just a short walk away from the olive coloured beach where you land.

Post Office, Galapagos
Arrive
03/06/18
1:30 PM
Depart
03/06/18
8:00 PM

The Post Office Box on Post Office Bay was used in old days by whalers and others to stay in touch with their loved ones at home. Leaving the letters behind in the wooden barrel, other sailors returning home took it with them. Today tourists take the tradition over and leave post cards behind to be picked up later by others. A large lava tube is located behind the barrel. Visitors can enter the lava tunnels by stairs. The coastal vegetation is a dry tropical forest with low growing trees and shrubs. Frigate birds become frenzied when fisherman or cooks clean fish and throw away the scraps. Watch them playfully throw up the pieces and have aerial acrobatic frigates snatch them from the air. When free meals are not available frigates harass other sea birds in the air to drop their catch. Rays are seen around boats floating close to the water surface. The beautiful sunsets on the equator are fast and should not be missed.

Punta Moreno
Arrive
03/07/18
7:00 AM
Depart
03/07/18
12:00 PM
Urvina Bay
Arrive
03/07/18
2:00 PM
Depart
03/07/18
7:00 PM

Urvina Bay on Isla Isabela is significant due to a recent geological event. In 1954 its coral reef was raised out of the ocean by 13 feet and can now be seen above the water. Iguanas, pelicans, flightless cormorants, rays and Galapagos Tortoises can be seen here. Isabela itself has an abundance of tortoises, animal, bird and marine life.

 

Punta Espinoza
Arrive
03/08/18
7:00 AM
Depart
03/08/18
12:00 PM

Punta Espinoza is the visitor site on Isla Ferdinandina and is situated at the northeast coast of the island. The biggest colony of marine iguanas is situated here. Hundreds of them sunbathe on the rocks. Besides the iguanas, the island is home to flightless cormorants, Galápagos penguins and sea lions. Mangroves and cacti dominate the vegetation. There are also extraordinary lava formations.

Isla Isabela (Vicente Roca Point)
Arrive
03/08/18
2:00 PM
Depart
03/08/18
7:00 PM
South Plaza
Arrive
03/09/18
7:00 AM
Depart
03/09/18
11:00 AM

South Plaza is an Island located off the east coast of Santa Cruz, belonging to the Galapagos. It is home to a vast amount of species and beautiful flora. The South Plaza is open to the public and cruise ships, however the Northern Plaza is closed to visitors and purposely only available for scientific findings. The South Plaza was formed by Lava and depending on the season the Sesuvium ground vegetation changes colors from orange to purple and intense shades of green.

Cerro Dragon
Arrive
03/09/18
3:00 PM
Depart
03/09/18
9:00 PM

Cerro Dragon is a Galapagos Island with small lagoons with flamingos, Palo Santo trees, Opuntia cactus.

Puerto Ayora
Arrive
03/10/18
7:00 AM
Depart
03/10/18
7:00 PM
Isla Baltra
Arrive
03/11/18
7:00 AM
Depart
03/11/18
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Today Baltra is the most important airport of Galápagos and a small navy base for Ecuador. Baltra has suffered most from human settling and does not have any visitor sites. Many cruises start from the its harbour and already there pelicans and noddies will welcome you. To the north lies Mosquera, a small sandy bank with a large colony of sea lions. Go swimming and snorkeling on the beach.

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Cruise Inclusions
    • 7-night cruise
    • Meals
    • Entertainment

Offer ID

1244000

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