Our 3 nights northern route combines short navigation stretches with landings at popular North Seymour and around Santiago Island, where Charles Darwin spent most of his time in the archipelago. From the spectacular volcano islet of Bartolomé you can enjoy the famous postcard view and you will certainly get impressed by the creative forces and fascinating pioneer species. Another unique highlight are the fur seal grottos at Puerto Egas.

Highlights


• Guided Hikes

• Wildlife Observation

• Birdwatching

• Photography & Filming

• Visit a breeding project & Visitor centre

• Dry & wet landings

• Inflatable dinghy rides

• Snorkelling

• Relaxing

Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, travellers pass through an airport inspection point to make sure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands, and to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless it has been prepaid). A guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbour. This islet is one of most visited sites, and it is teeming with birdlife. An easy circular path takes you through the archipelago’s most extensive colonies of blue-footed boobies and frigate birds. At the beginning of the breeding season, adult frigatebird-males blow up their vivid red pouches to impressive football-sized balloons. This is one of the few spots where you can compare the magnicent and the great frigatebird breeding next to each other.
This tiny volcano islet is just recently born out of fire. Enter its wild romantic setting of spatter cones and craters, and see the most famous panorama of the Galapagos. James Bay (Santiago) was where Charles Darwin spent most of his time whilst on the Galapagos. Espumilla Beach has been revived as an important breeding site for turtles. At nearby Buccaneer Cove you have a great snorkelling opportunity in crystal-clear waters.
Puerto Egas is a historical and favourite site on Santiago for wildlife lovers. The highlight is the outstanding fur seal grottos at the beautiful sculptured coastline. Upon landing on this remarkable red beach a large bachelor colony of Galapagos sea lions will usually welcome you.
Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. The main attractions are the National Park information centre, the Van Staelen Exhibition Hall, the Breeding and Rearing Centre for young tortoises, and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity. Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crewmembers, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra Airport, where we will take the shuttle back to the airport.
Itineraries are subject to change.

Cabin

$2,050 USD pp
Cabin
Archipel II offers eight cabins above the waterline, with two sea-view windows. They also include clean private facilities, hot/cold water, low beds, air-conditioning, and storage space for a comfortable stay.

Cabin

$2,050 USD pp
Cabin
Archipel II offers eight cabins above the waterline, with two sea-view windows. They also include clean private facilities, hot/cold water, low beds, air-conditioning, and storage space for a comfortable stay.

Cabin

$2,050 USD pp
Cabin
Archipel II offers eight cabins above the waterline, with two sea-view windows. They also include clean private facilities, hot/cold water, low beds, air-conditioning, and storage space for a comfortable stay.

Cabin

$2,050 USD pp
Cabin
Archipel II offers eight cabins above the waterline, with two sea-view windows. They also include clean private facilities, hot/cold water, low beds, air-conditioning, and storage space for a comfortable stay.

Cabin

$2,050 USD pp
Cabin
Archipel II offers eight cabins above the waterline, with two sea-view windows. They also include clean private facilities, hot/cold water, low beds, air-conditioning, and storage space for a comfortable stay.

Cabin

$2,050 USD pp
Cabin
Archipel II offers eight cabins above the waterline, with two sea-view windows. They also include clean private facilities, hot/cold water, low beds, air-conditioning, and storage space for a comfortable stay.

Additional charges:

Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge: 120 USD pp

Archipel II

Vessel Type: Catamaran

Length: 88 ft, 27 m

Passenger Capacity: 16

Built: 2005

Stable & wide

Meet the two pioneers of the Galapagos: Archipel I & II! These motor catamarans arrived in 2002, and offer stable double hulls, wide decks and large social areas, all of which are near to each other.

Our cosy accommodation

Each catamaran offers eight cabins above the waterline, with two sea-view windows. They also include clean private facilities, hot/cold water, low beds, air-conditioning, and storage space for a comfortable stay.

Spacious social areas

The Archipels have ample social areas that will complement a comfortable stay. Shared with a total of just 16 guests; the lounge, solarium, resting areas & 'Al Fresco' dining area are great choices for you to relax and enjoy the nature that surrounds you.

Greater safety on-board

Safety on-board (and during the programmed activities) is always our highest concern. We have therefore obtained the International Safety Management Certificate of the International Marine Organisation (IMO), carry proper security equipment, and put board regulations and safety instructions.

Cabin layout for Archipel II

Inclusions


• Voyage in selected cabin category (Twin/double)
• All meals while on board
• Drinking water, tea and coffee
• Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
• English speaking naturalist guide
• Transfers between the airport and ship (Transfers airport - yacht - airport only inlcuded for guests who book the flights with the cruise. If you book flights independantly you will be required to make your own way to/from the airport/yacht. If you book flights independantly you will also incur a USD$35.00 per person fee for non use of flights)
• Snorkelling gear and use of kayaks where permitted

Exclusions


• Roundtrip flights from Ecuador to Galapagos Islands (Aprrox USD$550.00 per person)
• National park entrance fee and transit card (Approx USD$120.00 per person)
• Passport and visa costs where applicable
• Travel Insurance
• Westuit rental
• Alcoholic and soft drinks
• Gratuities
• Any items of a personal nature
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