5 day Galapagos Islands Cruise aboard Galaxy.

Highlights


• Discover San Cristobal

• Visit Espanola

• Explore Floreana

San Cristobal airport. Reception at airport. Transfer IN. Welcome on board Galaxy Cruise. Welcome drink and lunch. LOBOS ISLAND: Panga Riding, swimming and snorkeling. Here, we can walk, swim and snorkel among the seals, frigates, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and the small endemic Galapagos snake. Here, we can swim and snorkeling in the same place it.
Breakfast early in the morning. Our first visit: GARDNER BY: wet landing, activities for this visit: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, and observation of seal colony. The sea lion is one of the animals in Galapagos which gets the total attention of the visitors in the Galapagos: they are curious and playful, but at times aggressive; they are nice and loving, but also lazy. In Gardner Bay, we are going to find many of them relaxing on the beach enjoying the sun. In addition to observing these fascinating animals, while snorkeling, we will be able to swim with sea lions, sea turtles, a diversity of tropical fish, marine iguanas, etc. We will return to the ship and sail to Gardner and Osborn Islets. Lunch. SUAREZ POINT: dry landing. Activities: Walking, sight-seeing. We recommend sports shoes, hat or cap, and sunscreen. There is no color more amazing and outstanding in this tropical desert island, than that of the blue-foot boobies. These birds have an impressive form of “greeting” and it is a real thrill to see their mating dance. The blue-footed booby can be seen on several of the islands as nesting grounds and feed are located in several coastal locations. The albatross, an aristocratic bird weighing up to four kilograms, can be observed here. One of the largest birds of the islands, approximately 12,000 couples nest on Espanola Island and a smaller number nest on Silver Island, near mainland Ecuador. This species is considered endemic to this island; during our walk, we will observe these fantastic birds while taking in the beautiful landscapes offered by this island. It is important to note that albatrosses will not be seen between January and March (non-breeding) season. We will also see colonies of marine iguanas, zayapas, masked boobies, finches, Espanola cucuves, and seagulls unique to the islands. Our walk will be on lava rock where we will be able to see lava tubes. Red mangroves are found here. Delicious snacks and fresh beverages are waiting for you on the ship.Dinner.
Breakfast early in the morning. Our first visit will be: POST OFFICE: (Mail Bay): Wet landing. Activities: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, explanation of the mail system. Description: Mail Bay is located on the north side of Floreana Island. Captain James Colnett installed an empty barrel to be used as a post office for the whaling fleets that stopped at the Galapagos Islands. You can leave postcards to your friends and relatives here and/or pick up mail to deliver. Back at the ship, Delicious snacks and beverages are waiting for you. CORMORANT POINT: wet landing, snorkeling and short trekking. This point is located at west of Floreana Island and it is famous for its dark green beach (due to the great quantity of olivine crystals).You can see many marine invertebrates, as well as sea lions, sea iguanas, the frigates and pelicans. Second visit: DEVIL´S CROWN: Activities in this place: panga ride and optional swimming. Enjoy a panga ride around a small island, a satellite islet of Floreana Island. Here, we will find a group of rocks that resemble a Crown due to the constant erosion caused by the sea. It is one of the better places to snorkel (shallow diving) in the interior and around the crown. Excellent visibility allows guests to admire a great variety of fish and sea animals. Dinner.
SANTA FE: Wet landing, activities for this day: hiking, swimming and snorkeling. With 24 km2 and 60 m of height above sea level, this central island is a unique place to visit. It has an incredible bay of turquoise water, protected by a natural barrier of rocks. You will see colonies of seals as hawks fly overhead. This island is home to one of the two species of land iguanas found in the Galapagos. Their main food source is the leaves and fruit of the large, thick cactus found here. Crabs, nocturnal herons, marine iguanas, cucuves and land doves are seen frequently. The Bay is excellent place to swim and to do snorkel. Marine tortoises, rays, sea lions and tropical fish are an amazing attraction! Snacks and refreshing beverages are waiting for you on board. Lunch. Navigation toward South Plazas Island. SOUTH PLAZAS: are two small islands, created by an uplifting of the land. The land iguanas are smaller here; they nest during the warm season. The hike goes along an extraordinary cliff where sea birds nest. There are approximately 1000 sea lions (Zalophus Wollebaeki) located on the south side of the Plazas. Dinner.
We take our breakfast very early in the morning. Our luggage and all your belongings should be list to check out in the ship, our last visit: ESTACION CHARLES DARWIN. Charles Darwin Station: is located in the main port on Santa Cruz Island; we will take a private bus to the entrance of the breeding center where we will see tortoises and land iguanas in captivity. This center is the main breeding site on the islands. Animals that were in danger of extinction on the various islands are maintained in captivity. Thanks to the dedicated work of several institutions, some species are being saved. Here lived Lonesome George, the famous last survivor of the giant tortoise species found on Pinta Island. Transfer to the airport.
This itinerary is subject to change without notice; due to seasonal changes, weather conditions or Galapagos National Park regulations.

Lower Deck Cabin

$ 3470 USD pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Galaxy has 9 beautiful double cabins for 16 passengers; 4 cabins are located on the upper deck, 3 on the main deck and 2 on the lower deck. The first-class Galaxy cruise ship has a carrying capacity of 18 passengers, enabling us to offer single cabins and personalized service. Each cabin has: private bathroom, cold/hot water, air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, safe box, and loudspeaker.

Upper & Main Deck Cabin

$ 3590 USD pp
Upper & Main Deck Cabin
Galaxy has 9 beautiful double cabins for 16 passengers; 4 cabins are located on the upper deck, 3 on the main deck and 2 on the lower deck. The first-class Galaxy cruise ship has a carrying capacity of 18 passengers, enabling us to offer single cabins and personalized service. Each cabin has: private bathroom, cold/hot water, air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, safe box, and loudspeaker.

Lower Deck Cabin

$ 3470 USD pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Galaxy has 9 beautiful double cabins for 16 passengers; 4 cabins are located on the upper deck, 3 on the main deck and 2 on the lower deck. The first-class Galaxy cruise ship has a carrying capacity of 18 passengers, enabling us to offer single cabins and personalized service. Each cabin has: private bathroom, cold/hot water, air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, safe box, and loudspeaker.

Upper & Main Deck Cabin

$ 3590 USD pp
Upper & Main Deck Cabin
Galaxy has 9 beautiful double cabins for 16 passengers; 4 cabins are located on the upper deck, 3 on the main deck and 2 on the lower deck. The first-class Galaxy cruise ship has a carrying capacity of 18 passengers, enabling us to offer single cabins and personalized service. Each cabin has: private bathroom, cold/hot water, air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, safe box, and loudspeaker.

Lower Deck Cabin

$ 3470 USD pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Galaxy has 9 beautiful double cabins for 16 passengers; 4 cabins are located on the upper deck, 3 on the main deck and 2 on the lower deck. The first-class Galaxy cruise ship has a carrying capacity of 18 passengers, enabling us to offer single cabins and personalized service. Each cabin has: private bathroom, cold/hot water, air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, safe box, and loudspeaker.

Upper & Main Deck Cabin

$ 3590 USD pp
Upper & Main Deck Cabin
Galaxy has 9 beautiful double cabins for 16 passengers; 4 cabins are located on the upper deck, 3 on the main deck and 2 on the lower deck. The first-class Galaxy cruise ship has a carrying capacity of 18 passengers, enabling us to offer single cabins and personalized service. Each cabin has: private bathroom, cold/hot water, air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, safe box, and loudspeaker.

Additional charges:

Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee, Galapagos Transit card: 120 USD pp

Galaxy

Vessel Type: Catamaran

Length: 35 metres

Passenger Capacity: 16

Built / refirbished: 2007 / 2017

This is a first class yacht built in Guayaquil between 2006 and 2007 and renovated in 2017.  The Galaxy offers cruises of 4, 5, 6, and 8 days and includes quality service, naturalist guides, and safe activities.  The Galaxy Yacht has 9 comfortable and large double cabins with lower beds, air conditioning, hair dryers, loudspeakers, private bathrooms, cold/hot water, and additional amenities that contribute to a wonderfully unique experience in the Galapagos.

Safely Equipment  - 6 lifebuoys - 2 survival rafts, 15 passengers each - 30 life jackets for passengers - 20 life jackets for crew - Flare light, smoke signals, flashlights with SO signals and other types of visual signals. - Fire detectors and complete fire protection system - Fire hoses - Fire extinguishers - External automated defibrillator - Firemen suits

Sundeck

Solarium

Upper Deck

4 Cabins, 1 Captain’s Cabin, 1 Crew Cabin, Bridge

Main Deck

3 Cabins, Dining Room, Living Room, (Lounge and Bar), Public washroom

Lower Deck

Laundry, Crew Cabin, Engine Room, Kitchen, Crew Cabin, 2 Cabins, Guide’s Cabin

Bar & Restaurant

Galaxy Yacht has an excellent dining room that contributes to a wonderful experience on board the cruise ship.  Our menu focuses on the gastronomic culture of the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador.  In addition to local dishes, our menu includes a selection of international dishes, and occasionally we combine the two.  Local menu items, often seafood, include dishes such as:  albacore tuna in seafood sauce, goat stew, and lobster (only in season).  The drinks included in the cruise are soft drinks (not bottled) and juices. The decor, lighting and music in the lounge/bar create a cozy atmosphere that makes it a great place to come and relax. We can adapt our food to our guests’ needs.  If you are vegetarian, gluten-free, have food allergies, or other dietary restrictions, we can accommodate you.  However, this information is needed in advance; advise us of any dietary needs at the time of booking.

Social Area

Galaxy First Class Cruise offers a spacious sundeck with a fantastic area to relax and enjoy Galapagos’ landscapes. It has 7 comfortable loungers to take advantage of leisure time after a day of exploration and adventure. In the lounge area you can have a great time socializing with other guests, reading a book or just taking a well-deserved rest.  In the dining room, you will enjoy the variety of delicious foods prepared by our professional chefs.

Activities

Take advantage of your Galapagos Islands adventure and enjoy the activities and excursions we have planned especially for you. Our itineraries are planned so that you will see the best flora and fauna that the islands offer.  You will observe the wildlife while participating in activities such as:  kayaking, panga riding, swimming, hiking, photography, and more.

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