• Change
MENU
CALL US
020·7962·9933
tour image

Cruise the Western Galapagos

5 days fr £3,044pp

Baltra • Isabela • Fernandina Island • Santa Cruz Island • Charles Darwin Centre • Floreana Island

TOUR DETAILS
Accommodation:
  • Horizon Deck Explorer fr £3,044pp
  • Panorama Deck Explorer fr £3,159pp
  • Expedition Deck Explorer fr £3,162pp
  • Panorama Deck DarwinSuite fr £3,668pp
Validity (selected dates between):
  • 04/01/2020 - 20/12/2020
Also included:
  • Chosen Cabin Accommodation
  • Full Board
  • Island Excursion
  • English Speaking Naturalist Guides
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Island airport ransfers
  • Migration Control card $20
  • National Park Entrance Fee -$100 usd pp
Not included:
  • International Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Domestic Flights to GPS
  • Drinks on board
  • Wet Suit Hire
  • Wifi
  • Tips $25-$35 per day recommended tour/guide/bar
Overview
This 5 day cruise around the Western Galapagos on the M/V Santa CruzII is a great way to experience these fascinating and exotic islands. The 43 cabin Santa Cruz was built exclusively for Galapagos Island cruising and boasts superb service, expert crew, knowledgeable guides, and the very best international cuisine as well as Ecuadorian specialties. The sun deck features a bar and Jacuzzi and a platform for dolphin and whale watching while the dining room and lounge are elegantly appointed and there is also a well stocked library. A flexible programme allows for different activities every day and there is even a glass bottom boat so you can watch the marine life throughout the cruise.
Day 1
Baltra & Santa Cruz
Your Galapagos adventure begins when you arrive by plane on Baltra Island and immediately transfer to the dock to board the M/V Santa Cruz II. After a welcome introductory briefing and lunch Baltra Island Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) (Santa Cruz Island) The north shore of Santa Cruz hosts the fascinating landscapes of Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill). The first part of our walk passes a brackish-water lagoon frequented by shorebirds, ducks and flamingos, while further inland, the trail offers a beautiful view of the bay and the western islands of the archipelago, as well as the chance of observing land iguanas
tour image
Day 2
Isabela & Fernandina Island
Since there is no landing site at Isabela Island, the coastal exploration is by panga, while the naturalist guide explains the dramatic geology of the area with remains of lava flows and tuff stone layers. This is the nesting place for flightless cormorants. Wildlife here also includes sea lions, Galapagos fur seals, penguins, blue-footed and Nazca boobies and noddy terns. Yo may also be able to take a snorkelling outing along the cliffs of partly-sunken Ecuador Volcano to see green sea turtles and oceanic sun fish. After lunch on board visit Fernandina Island, the youngest island of the archipelago, for a one-mile walk over dark lava and see the marine iguanas, sharing their space with sea lions, sally light-foot crabs, hawks, penguins and the flightless cormorant.
tour image
Day 3
Santa Cruz Island & Charles Darwin Centre
This morning visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens, where tortoise celebrity Lonesome George lived within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest which is home to many land birds. These are the headquarters of scientific investigation, conservation and the National Park administration. After lunch at the poolside of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel take a bus ride to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island to enter the famous Giant Tortoise Reserve, and see the impressive migrations these giant reptiles must endure every year for feeding and reproduction. The enclosure is framed with lush vegetation and many unique land birds can be seen, such as the rare woodpecker finch, one of the world’s few tool-using species.
tour image
Day 4
Floreana Island
A morning visit to Post Office Bay, where a short walk leads to the historic barrel where mail can be left for guests from other vessels to be hand-delivered to its destination, a unique two centuries old tradition. Near Post Office Bay, explore the north shore of Floreana along narrow channels teeming with life. After a wet landing and a short walk up to a volcanic cone, you reach the Baroness’s Tower, from where the entire northern shore can be seen. After lunch on board visit Cormorant Point, an olivine-crystal beach for an easy walk to a brackish lagoon where lots of rare birds can be seen and a beach where turtles emerge from the sea to nest. You can also take a glass-bottom boat to Devil’s Crown. Tonight enjoy a farewell cocktail before dinner.
tour image
Day 5
Baltra Island
Your wonderful cruise around the Western Galapagos islands comes to an end today when the M/V Santa Cruz arrives back at Baltra Island. Say farewell to the crew and new found friends before being taken to the airport for the flight back to the mainland. Here you can continue your holiday and stay on in Ecuador, visit another country in South America, or go to the airport to catch your flight home having visited one of the most fascinating and exotic places on Earth.
tour image

Similar ideas

Yacht La Pinta-Western Islands

DialAFlight offer

Explore the Galapagos in style
0 nights from £4,750pp
7 days from £4,750pp
Explore the Galapagos in style

Explore the Galapagos in style

offer 0 nights from £4,750pp (including flights) 7 days from £4,750pp

There is no better way to experience the remote beauty and stunning wildlife of the Galapagos Islands than on this seven night voyage on the yacht La Pinta, an elegant 207-foot vessel which takes only 48 passengers and offers a relaxed, yet truly superior expedition atmosphere, with luxurious cabins, large picture windows and the highest standards of service. See the the most rewarding sites in the Galapagos Archipelago in style and comfort.
Further details >

Valid from 03/01/2020 until 22/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

Finch Bay Hotel

DialAFlight offer

Make the most of a Galapagos adventure
0 nights from £2,055pp
5 days from £2,055pp
Make the most of a Galapagos adventure

Make the most of a Galapagos adventure

offer 0 nights from £2,055pp (including flights) 5 days from £2,055pp

If you are planning a holiday to South America then this five day trip to the amazing Galapagos Islands could be the highlight. Having flown to this wildlife haven from Ecuador, you will stay at the beautiful Finch Bay Eco Hotel. This hotel is the most luxurious on the Galapagos and an amble away from the beach. The entire infrastructure as well as the activities are completely oriented to a concept of true green tourism in a pristine natural environment.
Further details >

Valid from 01/01/2020 until 31/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

Yacht Isabela II- Central Islands

DialAFlight offer

Cruise the Galapagos in style
0 nights from £2,828pp
5 days from £2,828pp
Cruise the Galapagos in style

Cruise the Galapagos in style

offer 0 nights from £2,828pp (including flights) 5 days from £2,828pp

This four night cruise on the luxury yacht Isabela II is the perfect way to experience the Galapagos Islands. With a capacity of only 40 guests, the Isabela II offers a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying an unforgettable Galapagos adventure. During the voyage you will discover all aspects of these fascinating islands from wildlife to active volcanoes and you will have the expertise of three English speaking naturalist guides who will tell you all about the geology, birds, stars and evoloution of the islands and have fellow travellers who will share their passion for nature, curiosity and spirit of observation.
Further details >

Valid from 03/01/2020 until 20/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

Galapagos Sea Star Journey

DialAFlight offer

Take a cruise around the Galapagos in style
0 nights from £4,312pp
6 days from £4,312pp
Take a cruise around the Galapagos in style

Take a cruise around the Galapagos in style

offer 0 nights from £4,312pp (including flights) 6 days from £4,312pp

Any trip around the Galapagos Islands is always memorable, but when you travel on board the luxurious yacht the Sea Star Journey it is really something special. The vessel combines a contemporary design, privacy and comfort all within the marvelous setting of the Galapagos Islands. The Sea Star takes only 16 passengers and features eight spacious suites and one Sea Star Suite with panoramic windows to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the islands. Local and international dishes are served in the cozy atmosphere of the dining room and there is a large solarium, two Jacuzzis, comfortable sun loungers and a mini-spa that offers therapies and massages. Social areas include a saloon, mini-library and video library as well as a play zone for children during family departures. Snorkeling equipment and kayaks are also free to use.
Further details >

Valid from 06/01/2020 until 14/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

Deluxe Galapagos Island Hopping

DialAFlight offer

Deluxe Galapagos Island hopping
0 nights from £3,239pp
8 days from £3,239pp
Deluxe Galapagos Island hopping

Deluxe Galapagos Island hopping

offer 0 nights from £3,239pp (including flights) 8 days from £3,239pp

Now, get the best of both worlds by exploring an active volcano in the Galapagos Islands, together with day trips to rewarding visitor sites of the National Park & Marine Reserve. The Finch Bay Eco Hotel (Santa Cruz Island) joins forces with Scalesia Lodge (Isabela Island) and develops a stunning week-long program in the Galapagos including inter-island flights, day trips on board Yacht Sea Lion, “glamping” in luxury tents up in the highlands of Isabela Island, and visits to remote places that no other “island hopping” trip will ever experience. Get ready for one of the most highly anticipated voyages in the Galapagos
Further details >

Valid from 01/12/2019 until 31/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

M/V Santa Cruz- Eastern Galapagos

DialAFlight offer

Discover the amazing Galapagos islands
0 nights from £4,152pp
7 days from £4,152pp
Discover the amazing Galapagos islands

Discover the amazing Galapagos islands

offer 0 nights from £4,152pp (including flights) 7 days from £4,152pp

For lovers of nature or people who seek adventure holidays in remote places there is nothing to beat following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and discovering all that the amazing Galapagos Islands have to offer. On this week long voyage you will see all the fascinating and rare wildlife that have made these islands so famous. Beginning in Baltra, you visit San Cristobel, Sante Fe, Santa Cruz, Espanola and North Seymour seeing so many wonderful sights along the way.
Further details >

Valid from 03/01/2020 until 20/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

MV Santa Cruz II -Northern Islands

DialAFlight offer

Perfect way to see the Galapagos islands
0 nights from £3,044pp
5 days from £3,044pp
Perfect way to see the Galapagos islands

Perfect way to see the Galapagos islands

offer 0 nights from £3,044pp (including flights) 5 days from £3,044pp

Get ready to embark on a ship built exclusively for Galapagos Island cruising! There are 43 air-conditioned cabins on this expedition ship that all meet the same high standards for comfort and style. But you won't be spending much time on the M/V Santa Cruz II during this superb five day cruise around the northern islands because there is so much to see outside. You will be joined by a team of naturalists who will tell you all about the wildlife you will see and there are lectures, presentations, on-deck talks before shore excursions and evening recaps of your adventures. By day, climb aboard a zodiac-style boat to explore the islands on hikes and walks and go snorkeling and at night enjoy some of the best stargazing anywhere. Use the platform on the Sun Deck to look for dolphins and whales, relax in the Jacuzzi and dine on Ecuadorian dishes and international cuisine.
Further details >

Valid from 03/01/2020 until 20/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

Napo Wildlife Centre

DialAFlight offer

Get birds eye views of the Ecuador wildlife
0 nights from £1,193pp
4 days from £1,193pp
Get birds eye views of the Ecuador wildlife

Get birds eye views of the Ecuador wildlife

offer 0 nights from £1,193pp (including flights) 4 days from £1,193pp

Beautifully situated on the mirrored lake of Anangu, Napo Wildife Centre is a comfortable eco-lodge in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon offering a haven for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Highlights include a 50ft canopy tower which takes you up into the treetops and two of the country's most accessible parrot licks. This four day trip makes a perfect add on to any Galapagos cruise or visit to Ecuador. You will stay in thatched cabanas with lake views and the newly refurbished suites are ideal for families. Throughout your time at the centre you will be able to immerse yourself in local culture while having a wonderful wildlife experience.
Further details >

Valid from 01/12/2019 until 31/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

Galapagos and Machu Picchu

DialAFlight offer

Wonderful wildlife and Inca delights
0 nights from £5,120pp
15 days from £5,120pp
Wonderful wildlife and Inca delights

Wonderful wildlife and Inca delights

offer 0 nights from £5,120pp (including flights) 15 days from £5,120pp

Any trip to see the sights in South America is a great adventure, but when you add on a cruise around the amazing Galapagos Islands it becomes something special. On this wonderful 15 day tour you begin in the Ecuador capital Quito, then fly out to the islands made famous by Charles Darwin to see all the incredible wildlife. Then it's back to the mainland for a tour around Peru, which includes a visit to the famous 'lost' Inca city of Machu Picchu.
Further details >

Valid from 01/01/2020 until 31/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

M/C Petrel Galapagos Cruise

DialAFlight offer

Explore the stunning geology and rich wildlife of the Galapagos central and southern islands.
0 nights from £2,694pp
4 days from £2,694pp
Explore the stunning geology and rich wildlife of the Galapagos central and southern islands.

Explore the stunning geology and rich wildlife of the Galapagos central and southern islands.

offer 0 nights from £2,694pp (including flights) 4 days from £2,694pp

Most famous as the place where Charles Darwin developed his theory of natural selection, the Galapagos Islands, the world’s first World Heritage Site, are renowned for their uniquely rich wildlife. This four-day cruise, onboard luxury catamaran Petrel, will introduce you to marine iguanas, giant tortoises, flamingos, sea lions, penguins and a huge variety of colourful fish, all in their natural environment. Along the way, you'll have the benefit of knowledgeable guides, and will travel in style, with a spacious, comfortable cabin and excellent onboard facilities, including a Jacuzzi and your own private balcony from which to enjoy the stunning scenery.
Further details >

Valid from 01/01/2020 until 03/04/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

Ocean Spray Galapagos Cruise

DialAFlight offer

This six-day cruise by luxury catamaran will introduce you to the stunning landscapes and unique wildlife of the Galapagos.
0 nights from £4,289pp
6 days from £4,289pp
This six-day cruise by luxury catamaran will introduce you to the stunning landscapes and unique wildlife of the Galapagos.

This six-day cruise by luxury catamaran will introduce you to the stunning landscapes and unique wildlife of the Galapagos.

offer 0 nights from £4,289pp (including flights) 6 days from £4,289pp

The Galapagos Islands are famous for their breathtaking volcanic landscapes and diverse wildlife, including iguanas, sea lions, a huge range of bird species and, of course, giant tortoises. You'll have the chance to see all these on this six-day cruise of the archipelago's central and southern islands, travelling on Ocean Spray, a luxury catamaran. On board, you'll have a spacious, comfortable cabin with your own balcony, as well as facilities including a large sun deck and a Jacuzzi. It's the perfect way to explore these unique islands, the world's first World Heritage Site.
Further details >

Valid from 01/01/2020 until 03/04/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

Scalesia Lodge- Isabela Island

DialAFlight offer

You'll love this Galapagos lodging
0 nights from £1,728pp
4 days from £1,728pp
You'll love this Galapagos lodging

You'll love this Galapagos lodging

offer 0 nights from £1,728pp (including flights) 4 days from £1,728pp

It's a trip of a lifetime when you visit the amazing Galapagos Islands and this stay at Scalesia Lodge on beautiful Isabela Island is also something special. During your time here you combine land activities and boat excursions that take you to beautiful neighbouring islands. This unforgettable journey, seeing the rare animals and birds that were discovered by Charles Darwin, is filled with opportunities for adventure and relaxation.
Further details >

Valid from 01/01/2020 until 31/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

Mashpi Lodge

DialAFlight offer

Get close to nature at a luxury lodge
0 nights from £970pp
3 days from £970pp
Get close to nature at a luxury lodge

Get close to nature at a luxury lodge

offer 0 nights from £970pp (including flights) 3 days from £970pp

Secluded within the misty emerald vegetation of the Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, this brand new, truly unique and sustainable jungle hideaway in Ecuador respects the environment without comprising comfort and convenience. The cosy lodge blends beautifully with its natural surroundings and sits on a high plateau offering magical views of the forest and valleys. Just a three hour drive from the capital city Quito, this short break makes a great add on to any holiday in South America.
Further details >

Valid from 01/12/2018 until 31/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

Explore the Amazon

DialAFlight offer

Take to the water and explore the Amazon
0 nights from £2,075pp
5 days from £2,075pp
Take to the water and explore the Amazon

Take to the water and explore the Amazon

offer 0 nights from £2,075pp (including flights) 5 days from £2,075pp

For the adventurous traveller there is nothing to compare with a trip to the Amazon staying in the rain forest. And on this amazing tour in Ecuador your itinerary will include visits to an ecosystem with an impressive diversity that is only possible on board the Manatee Amazon Explorer, the Cuyabeno Natural Reserve, Yasuni National Park, which is the largest in Ecuador, and Limoncocha Biological Reserve. Along the way you will climb an observation tower, go on canoe expeditions, take guides walks in the rain forest and meet the indigenous peoples that inhabit this fascinating part of the world.
Further details >

Valid from 01/01/2019 until 30/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

Sacha Lodge Amazon

DialAFlight offer

Luxury lodge in the heart of the Amazon
0 nights from £1,103pp
4 days from £1,103pp
Luxury lodge in the heart of the Amazon

Luxury lodge in the heart of the Amazon

offer 0 nights from £1,103pp (including flights) 4 days from £1,103pp

Sacha Lodge, in Ecuador's Amazon Basin, is a 5,000-acre private reserve beside the River Napo, and accessible only by river. The lodge has 26 comfortable and spacious rooms and offers three and four night inclusive programmes. This is the perfect place to view wildlife in its natural, pristine habitat and learn about the ecosystems of the Neotropics from naturalist and native Quichua guides. Since opening in 1992, Sacha Lodge sustains a healthy balance between economic development, rainforest conservation, local human advancement and respect for local culture.
Further details >

Valid from 01/01/2020 until 31/12/2020

020·7962·9933
See all offers

Not quite what you're looking for? We can easily customise an offer to suit your exact requirements