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Galapagos Cruises, Santa Cruz

M/V Santa Cruz, was created exclusively to navigate the waters of the Galapagos Islands, this was completely renovated in 1998, being rebuilt inside and out, this boat can accommodate 90 passengers. Santa Cruz has been recognized worldwide for its excellent standards, including a superlative service, expert crew, and recognized multilingual naturalist guides, menus present the best international cuisine and Ecuadorians.

  • 5 days 7 days 10 days
  • Category 1:$. 2,107 $. 3,688 $.
  • Category 2:$. 2,304$. 4,032 $.
  • Category 3:$. 2,408 $. 4,214 $.
  • VIP Upgrade:$. $. $.
* Rates are per person and are subject to change.
  • Departs from:Quito
  • Duration:7 days
  • Departure time:08:00
  • Guidance:Included
  • Ground transportation:Incluido
  • Entrance to P.N.G.:Not included
  • Food:Included
  • Drinks:Included
  • Travel insurance:Not included

 

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Quito - Ecuador

Arrival in Quito Ecuador, and transfer to Hotel. The rest of the day is to relax. Overnight in Quito.

Day 2

This is a day of leisure. A variety of tours are available on that day. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 3

San Cristobal Island / Embark / Initiation of cruise

Arrival by plane to San Cristobal Island and transfer to the ship Santa Cruz. Distribution of booths and lunch. After lunch, introductory speech of welcome. The boat will take us to Cerro Brujo then a white coral beach. Here, we find blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, herons, frigate birds, Galapagos flycatchers, and some land birds. Come back on board for a briefing on the next day's activities, followed by a cocktail offered by the Captain and dinner.

Day 4

Española Island / Floreana Island

In the morning at Punta Suarez enjoy a thrilling ride over lava terrain / rock, visit unique colonies of seabirds, including albatrosses (April-December), Nazca (masked boobies), blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls and the famous hole blower. Among land birds, we have the mockingbird, and three species of Darwin's finches. Also, we also see iguanas green, red, black, and of course, sea lions breeding directly from their resting place. For those who did not plan to walk all the way, there will be a boat trip along the coast of Punta Suarez, followed by a short walk. Return aboard for lunch.

Disembark at Punta Cormorant on a beach with crystal clear water for an easy walk that includes a brackish water lagoon where bird species like flamingos, Pintail ducks, herons, and others can be observed. This tour also includes a white sand beach where sea turtles come out at night for nesting (from December to May). Diving with breathing tube can take place from the beach, and for the experienced marine enthusiasts, Devil's Crown may be an option. Divers can not fail to enjoy an introduction to the Marine Reserve at the bottom of the glass bottle. This afternoon, briefing and dinner.

Day 5

Fernandina Island / Isabela Island

This morning we take you to the youngest island in Galapagos, Fernandina. Disembark for a walk one mile on foot. Punta Espinoza has an amazing combination of barrenness with lots of wildlife. No introduced mammals, Fernandina has a unique setting with the highest density of marine iguanas, sharing their habitat with sea lions, crabs, and hawks. The lava terrain requires good walking shoes. Enjoy lunch back on board. As we sail along the Bolívar Channel, we will have breathtaking views of youngest volcanoes in Galapagos.

In the afternoon, depending on ocean conditions, offer the opportunity to snorkel along the cliffs of the semi-sunken Ecuador Volcano in the northern tip of Isla Isabela. Because there is no place on this landing point, we will conduct an exploration by boat (panga) along the coast, where naturalist guides explain the dramatic geology of the area, with remnants of tuff and lava formations. flightless cormorants nest here, the only ones that have changed the world his condition entirely by birds flying birds divers. It is common in this area meet Galapagos penguins, Galapagos fur seals, Nazca boobies and blue-footed and terns. This is an area of vast marine wealth, seasonally visited by green sea turtles. Before dinner, details of the next day's activities.

Day 6

ISanta Cruz Island / Disembark / Baltra / Quito

Disembark early for a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (optional). After 30 minutes by bus over the mountains, you arrive at the station. In this case, learn about the captive breeding program for the famous giant tortoises, the conservation efforts promoted by this institution, and stroll among the thorny forest of giant cacti. After an hour's visit, we transfer to Baltra Island airport for your flight back to the continent. (Passengers who do not want this optional excursion may stay on board and then disembark directly onto the island Balta and move to the airport). Back in Quito, in the afternoon break. Overnight at a hotel in Quito.

Día 7

Quito / Home

In the morning we will be transferred to the airport for flight back home.

 

It recommended lead

Sun hat, sunglasses, sandals, sneakers, bathing suit, umbrella, waterproof sunscreen, snorkel and mask, beach towel and bath, windbreaker, light clothing, camera, binoculars.

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