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M/Y GALAPAGOS CORAL CRUISE C (SUN - WED) : SOUTH ( 4 Days and 3 Nights )

 

PRICE PER PERSON

 

PRICE PER PERSON

LOW SEASON

 

HIGH SEASON

 

CABIN CATEGORY

3 NIGHTS

 

CABIN CATEGORY

3 NIGHTS

Standard*

USD $1999

 

Standard*

USD $2079

Standard Plus

USD $2249

 

Standard Plus

USD $2349

Junior Suite

USD $2599

 

Junior Suite

USD $2749

 

*LOW SEASON: JAN 08 - MAY 13 (EXCEPT FOR EASTERN APR 13 - APR 24) / SEP 01 - 30 / DEC 01 - 15

*HIGH SEASON: JAN 01 - JAN 07 / EASTERN APR 13 - 24 / MAY 14 - AUGUST 31 / OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER / DEC 16 - 31

 


NOTES
Children under 12 years old, 25% discount sharing the cabin with 2 adults
Single supplement 50% except for Christmas, New Year and Easter Holidays
80% supplement for Christmas, New Year and Easter Holidays


 

 

4D/ 3N - SOUTH

(SUN)

Feb-02 Feb-16
Mar-02 Mar-16
Mar-30 Apr-13
Apr-27 May-11
May-25 Jun-08
Jun-22 Jul-06
Jul-20 Aug-03
Aug-17 Aug-31
Sep-14 Sep-28
Oct-12 Oct--26
Nov-09 Nov-23
Dec-07 Dec-21


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DAY 1: SUNDAY - BALTRA AIRPORT
Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra (2 hours flight). Passengers are picked up at the airport by our naturalist guides and taken on a ten minute
bus drive to the pier to board the M/Y Corals.

PM – CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION (SANTA CRUZ)
Dry landing. We visit the Station where the Galapagos giant tortoise breeding program takes place and you will have the opportunity to meet Lonesome
George, the last surviving specimen of his species and symbol of our efforts to preserve the fragile Galapagos environment. It is an excellent place for
visitors to be photographed with them. Admire a prickly-pear cactus forest and a variety Darwin’s finches and other land birds. The Darwin Station also
works providing environmental education to communities and schools within the islands, and to tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands. You will also have
some free time to visit the town and shop for souvenirs.

Difficulty level: intermediate
Type of terrain: flat
Duration: 1h30 walk.

DAY 2: MONDAY – CORMORANT POINT / DEVIL’S CROWN / CHAMPION (FLOREANA)
Wet landing on an olivine green sand beach. We hike from the black mangrove beds to a brackish lagoon, which usually holds one of the largest
flamingo populations in the Galapagos. This island features some endemic plants such as Scalesia villosa, white and black mangrove, and holy stick. The
trail continues to a beautiful white-sand beach, one of the most important nesting sites of Green Pacific Sea Turtles. It is important to avoid walking in
the water due to the Sting Rays that may be hiding in the sand, which can be dangerous if accidentally stepped on. From the beach one can spot sea
turtles, Blue-footed Boobies plunging into the water, and small reef sharks floating along the shoreline in search of food.
This coral-sand beach marks the end of our trail, and we head back to the olivine beach we landed on to swim or snorkel amongst sea turtles, reef fish,
sea lions and, on a good day, white-tipped reef sharks. A small colony of penguins resides on Floreana and can sometimes be observed as well.

Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: sandy and walk on a flat terrain
Duration: 1 hour walk / 1 hour snorkeling

PM – POST OFFICE (FLOREANA)
Wet landing. Located on the north side of Floreana, the bay is so-named because in 1793 Captain James Colnett installed a wooden barrel which
served as an informal post office for sailors passing through, who would take letters with them to their destinations. Today, our visitors continue the tradition
by placing unstamped postcards inside the barrel that should reach their destinations for free. It can take weeks, months, even years, not arrive at all,
or even arrive before you!
We may also encounter Darwin’s finches, Yellow Warbler and lava lizards. Great snorkeling opportunities with Green Pacific Sea Turtles as well, this
island is best known for its endemic vegetation: Scalesia villosa, Lecocarpus pinnatifidus, and Galapagos milkwort. Snorkelers can practice on the main
beach among playful sea lions.

Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: sandy
Duration: 30 minutes walk / 1 hour snorkeling

DAY 3: TUESDAY – GARDNER BAY / GARDNER & OSBORN ISLETS (ESPAÑOLA)
Wet landing on a beautiful white coral sand beach guarded by a colony of sea lions. There are no trails, so we stay along the shore where we can spot
Galapagos Hawk, American Oystercatcher, Galapagos Dove, Hood Mockingbird, Yellow Warbler, lava lizards, marine iguanas, and three species of Darwin’s finches: a subspecies (Geospiza fuliginosa) of the Large Cactus Finch, which is similar to the large ground finch, the Small Ground Finch (Geospiza fuliginosa) and the Warbler Finch (Certhidea Olivacea) which is another endemic subspecies. Swimming and snorkeling offers a great variety of Galapagos marine animals: King Angelfish, Creole Fish, Damsel Fish, parrot fish, manta rays, and White-tipped Reef Sharks.

Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: sandy
Duration: 1 hour walk / 1 hour snorkeling

PM - SUÁREZ POINT (ESPAÑOLA)
Dry landing. An island of geological interest, we explore volcanic formations and a riveting wildlife: large sea lion colonies and seabirds including Española
mockingbird, Nazca boobies and the spectacular red billed tropic bird. You will also encounter marine iguanas, lava lizards, and the colorful sally lightfoot
crabs.
A somewhat lengthy hike will bring you among Nazca and Blue-footed Boobies, right up to nesting grounds that sometimes overlap the trail. Other
birding favorites include Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Hawk, Swallow-tailed Gulls and the world’s largest colony of Waved Albatross, an unequivocal
highlight during mating season (May-December).
Admire the island’s dramatic backdrop, featuring the famous Soplador, a seaward blowhole that shoots water at some 23 m. (75 ft.) in the air.

Difficulty level: difficult
Type of terrain: rocky
Duration: 2h30 walk

DAY 4: WEDNESDAY – INTERPRETATION CENTER & TIJERETAS (SAN CRISTÓBAL)
Dry landing in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, capital of the Galapagos Islands. Passengers visit the Interpretation Center, an excellent place to learn about
Natural History in the Galapagos. The Museum of Natural History displays information on the volcanic origins of the islands, their remoteness from the
continent, ocean currents, climate, the arrival of the different species and their colonization, among other points of interest. The human history is also
showcased, chronologically narrating the most significant events related to the discovery and colonization of the islands.

Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: flat
Duration: 1 hour visit

Tijeretas Hill which involves a high intensity walk through beautiful landscapes ending with a magnificent view nearby a large frigatebird colony.

Difficulty level: intermediate
Duration: 1 hour visit

SAN CRISTÓBAL AIRPORT
After the visit you will go straight to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.


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RATES INCLUDE:
All-inclusive cruises sharing double accommodation in sea view cabins with air-conditioning & private facilities.
All meals, welcome & farewell cocktails, water, 24-hour coffee station.
Air Ticket Quito or Guayaquil to/from Galapagos
Two daily visits to different islands with multilingual naturalist guide (upon request).
Snorkeling and kayaking opportunities.
Activities on board, briefings, lectures.

NOT INCLUDED:
$100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
Galapagos Transit Control Card ($10)
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Cancellation/medical insurance
Wet suits rental: US$ 25 net per person per each short cruise.
Fuel surcharge US$ 90 net per person for a 3 or 4-night cruise, US$ 180 for a 7
Wet suits rental: US$ 25 net per person for a 3 or 4-night cruise, US$ 50 for a 7
Internet available US$ 15 net per hour or fraction.
Tips & personal expenses.

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
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