Our shortest route gets the most out of just four days on the Galapagos Islands. It combines the exclusive bird-island of Genovesa with the popular highlights of South Plaza and Santa Fe, giving an excellent first impression of the archipelago. Some of the visitor's sites include Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip's Steps, Barrington Bay, Kicker Rock and more.

Highlights


• Nazca boobies

• Galapagos Sea Lion

• Red - booby colonies

• Great & American Frigatebird

• Galapagos giant tortoise

AM - Arrival at Baltra Airport Upon arrival at Seymour Ecological Airport, a check-up is carried out rst, to ensure that no foreign plant or animal species are introduced on the islands. Furthermore, your TCC (Transit Control Card) is stamped; this must be kept safe during your trip, as it has to be presented again on your return ight. In addition, entrance to the Galapagos National Park is due for entry (US $ 100), if this has not yet been paid. Your guide will meet you at the airport, assist you with the luggage and accompany you on the short bus ride to the harbour of Puerto Ayora. Here you will climb aboard the yacht San Jose. After greeting the crew and the captain, your cabins will be assigned to you and then you will enjoy your rst lunch on-board. PM - Mosquera Galapagos sea lions are true beach lovers and Mosquera offers beautiful white coral sand beaches, which contrast with the blue water and thus attract numerous sea lions. During a beach walk you can observe numerous species of waders and sanderlings. Between the rocks the red clip crabs wait to play hide and seek while you try to get the perfect photo. If you are lucky, you may even encounter yellow-crowned night-herons or even a red-footed booby.
Inside the submerged caldera of Genovesa lies Darwin Bay. The small-scaled area will surprise you as nd yourself walking along a coral sand beach, crossing barren lava formations and creeks, passing tidal pools, shrubs and further ahead following the top of some cliffs. Every single species has occupied its own ecological niche. Whimbrels and wandering tattlers forage actively along the surf, next to resting Galapagos sea lions. Impressive frigatebirds and red-footed boobies nest in the mangroves, where you can also see vocalists such as the yellow warbler, Darwin’s nches and the Galapagos mockingbird. Uniquely, two subpopulations of the same species of large cactus nch differ in their singing. PM - Prince Philip’s Steps (Genovesa) We will sail to nearby Prince Philip’s Steps, close to the entrance of the broken caldera. Sometimes a Galapagos fur seal might be resting on one of the shaded ledges. Here you can snorkel once again, and then follow the guided trail through clifftop seabird colonies. At the seaside of the rim, the bushes open up and you can enjoy wide views and the strong sea breeze. Following the exposed rim you will rst pass a colony of Nazca boobies and nally reach the extensive storm petrel nesting places, where if you are lucky you can see how the well-camouaged short-eared owl hunts for them on foot!
AM - South Plaza You will enjoy an unforgettable guided walk on South Plaza, the best place to encounter endemic Galapagos land iguanas, patient and photogenic models. You can also look out for some of the unique hybrids between the male marine iguana and female land iguana. Arriving at the upper rim, about 20m/75ft downwards impressively droning waves splash against the foot of soaring cliffs. Clouds of petrels, storm petrels, shearwaters and brown noddies make spectacular ights and sometimes look like they’re walking on the waves. Take your binoculars and don’t miss the red-billed tropicbird with its graceful long tail and spectacular mating ghts. These cliffs are also a nesting place for the endemic swallow-tailed gull. PM - Barrington Bay (Santa Fe) You will land right in the middle of a Galapagos sea lion colony on the beach, where you will have time for a refreshing swim or excellent snorkelling among tropical reef sh in the crystal-clear azure waters of Barrington Bay. You will also encounter bizarre giant prickly pear cactus (opuntia) forests. These are the largest cacti on the islands, with extremely thick trunks, and can grow over 10m/33ft tall! We have a wet landing at the beach of Santa Fe where we have a guided nature walk. This extraordinary island is a remnant of probably the most ancient volcano on the Galapagos. Your guide will decide whether the easy shorter circuit is followed, or a strenuous longer hike land inward (moderate level; about 3km/2mi).
AM - Kicker Rock (San Cristobal) Kicker Rock is a huge offshore block of rock with a sharp tower next to it. Reaching about 150m/500ft above sea level, from the side it has the form of a giant shoe (hence its name Kicker Rock), whilst from a longitudinal direction it resembles a sleeping lion (hence its Spanish name Leon Dormido). Before breakfast you will enjoy a dinghy-ride and optional snorkelling where you might encounter octopuses, different species of sharks and Pacic green turtles. Assisted by some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to the airport of San Cristobal. Transfer to San Cristobal Airport
Itineraries are subject to change.

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$ 2595 USD pp
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11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

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$ 2595 USD pp
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11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

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$ 2595 USD pp
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11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

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$ 2595 USD pp
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11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

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$ 2595 USD pp
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11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
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11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
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11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
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11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Cabin

$ 2595 USD pp
Cabin
11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

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$ 2795 USD pp
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11 cabins - 5 cabins with a single bed. 4 cabins with a queen bed + single. 2 cabins with a queen bed + one double sofa bed.

Additional charges:

Galapagos National Park entrance fee + Transit Control Card: 120 USD pp

Solaris

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht

Passenger Capacity: 16

Lenght: 36 m

Built: 2019

Welcome aboard Motor Yacht Solaris! This beautiful and modern yacht comprises comfort and relaxation into one. There’s a special and unique feature that can’t be underestimated - this Galapagos cruise is 100% solo traveller friendly! You can forget about single supplement headaches and join one of our 5 main deck cabins! Furthermore, our trained crew & cruise director, assisted by our naturalist guide, will be ready to serve your every need, making your stay as comfortable as possible.

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