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Offer ID: 1244942

7-night Galapagos Northern Loop Cruise

Private Car & Driver
Optional Private Excursion
Destination Guide
Hotel Option
Isla Baltra
Arrive
02/10/18
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Depart
02/10/18
3:00 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.

Black Turtle Cove
Arrive
02/10/18
4:00 PM
Depart
02/10/18
6:00 PM

Only accessible by a dinghy, the beautiful and tranquil bay of Black Turtle Cove is a protected national park. Black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, and even sting rays raise their young around the mangroves. Travelers can take a day trip to discover this untouched Galapagos Island.

Isla Rabida
Arrive
02/11/18
7:00 AM
Depart
02/11/18
11:00 AM

Known for its striking dark-red color, this island is home to a picturesque saltwater lagoon where white-tailed pintail ducks and flamingos congregate.

Isla Santiago (Puerto Egas)
Arrive
02/11/18
3:00 PM
Depart
02/11/18
6:00 PM

Santiago's Puerto Egas is the perfect place to explore dark, sandy beaches and spot birds and marine iguanas.

Isla Isabela (Caleta Tagus)
Arrive
02/12/18
7:00 AM
Depart
02/12/18
11:00 AM

On the island of Isabela is Caleta Tagus, a trail that surrounds a salt-lake crater. This beautiful region is also known as the "land of marine iguanas."

Punta Espinoza
Arrive
02/12/18
2:00 PM
Depart
02/12/18
6:00 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.

Urvina Bay
Arrive
02/13/18
7:00 AM
Depart
02/13/18
10:30 AM

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 Vicente Roca
Arrive
02/13/18
2:30 PM
Depart
02/13/18
5:30 PM

Located at the ‘mouth’ of the head of the sea horse, which forms the northern part of the Galapagos islands, is Punta Vicente Roca, Here the remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay well protected from the ocean swells.

The spot is a popular anchorage from which to take panga rides along the cliff that are the remains of the volcano or explore a partially sunken cave at the water’s edge. Masked and blue-footed boobies sit perched along the point and the sheer cliffs, while flightless cormorants inhabit the shoreline.

The upwelling of coldwater currents in this part of the Galapagos, give rise to an abundance of marine life which, in combination with the protection of the coves, make Punta Vicente Roca one of the archipelago’s sough after dive spots.

One cove is only accessible from the sea by way of an underwater passage. The passage opens to calm waters of the hidden cove where sea lions like to laze on the beach having traveled along the underwater route. The entire area of Punta Vicente Roca lies on the flank of 2,600 foot Volcano Ecuador.This is the Galapagos island’s sixth largest volcano. Half of Volcano Ecuador slid into the ocean leaving a spectacular cutaway view of the volcanic caldera.

Puerto Ayora
Arrive
02/14/18
8:00 AM
Depart
02/14/18
6:00 PM

Puerto Ayora is located on the southern end of Isla Santa Cruz. Puerto Ayora is a charming port town where sea, sun, seabirds and sailboats coexist. On the town's outskirts are the headquarters to the world-renowned Charles Darwin Research Station. Many travelers just pass through on the way to see Lonesome George (a 150-year old tortoise; the last of his species) at Darwin Station. Puerto Ayora is a lively seaside town offering international cuisine, oceanfront hotels, outdoor bars, scuba diving schools and an avenue of boutiques with everything from tie-dyed sarongs to Panama hats. Relish the Islands' crescent slices of sand, spectacular diving, mountain top vistas, and tropical climate. Visit select islands and choose from an array of outdoor activities, such as kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding and mountain biking. Puerto Ayora provides the most convenient base for island hopping. Three boats, the Delphin, Esmeraldas III and Santa Fe, offer day trips to Florena, Bartoleme, North Seymore and Plazas.

El Barranco, Genovese Island
Arrive
02/15/18
7:00 AM
Depart
02/15/18
11:45 AM

El Barranco (Prince Phillip's Steps) is a port located on Genovesa Island in the Galapagos Islands. After hiking along a steep and rocky path, spectacular views can be enjoyed from a high cliff. El Barranco is home to Galapagos doves, red-footed boobies, Galapagos swallows and short-eared lava owls.

Darwin Bay
Arrive
02/15/18
2:30 PM
Depart
02/15/18
6:00 PM

Darwin Bay is located in the Galapagos Islands where one side of the caldera on the horse-shoe shaped Genovesa Island collapsed. The submerged crater that resulted formed Darwin Bay. The steep cliffs that surround the bay provide homes for many seabirds, and there is a white sand coral beach that heads a half mile trail from the bay. Genovesa has developed a reputation as “The Bird Island” due to the numerous bird species that nest there which include swallow-tail gulls, storm petrels, Darwin’s finches, nazca boobies and red-footed boobies. Visitors to Darwin Bay can enjoy hiking, snorkeling, diving, kayaking and dinghy rides. In addition to seabirds, additional wildlife found near Darwin Bay includes rays, colorful reef fish, marine iguana and sharks.

Isla Bartolome Destination Guide
Arrive
02/16/18
7:00 AM
Depart
02/16/18
11:30 AM
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Dragon Hill
Arrive
02/16/18
2:30 PM
Depart
02/16/18
6:00 PM

Named after the vibrant orange and yellow iguanas of the Isla Santa Cruz of the Galapagos Islands, Dragon Hill also contains a dark lagoon visitors can explore where many types of birds often gather.

Las Bachas
Arrive
02/17/18
6:00 AM
Depart
02/17/18
7:30 AM

Santa Cruz is the center of tourism in the Galapagos. The white-sand beach of Las Bachas on Isla Santa Cruz is a major egg-laying site for Pacific green turtles, but pelicans and flamingos feel at home here, too. Puerto Ayora, the largest settlement in the Galapagos, is homeport to many yachts, as well as home to Galapagos National Park Service and Charles Darwin Research Station. A large island with a variety of geology, wildlife and vegetation, all the Galapagos life zones are present on Santa Cruz.

Isla Baltra
Arrive
02/18/18
8:00 AM
Depart
02/18/18
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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

1244942

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