Enjoy an eight-day itinerary that takes in the eastern islands. Snorkeling gear and kayaks will help you in your explorations of the islands.


Highlights


• Islands you will visit: Santa Cruz, Española, San Cristobal, Santa Fe, South Plaza, Genovesa, Bartholomew, Rabida, Chinese Hat

• Activities: walking, snorkeling, dinghy ride, kayaking, hiking

• Guaranteed up close encounters with incredible wildlife

The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to turtles ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long. Subspecies of turtles interact with one another and many of the older turtles are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years old and strong enough to survive on their own.
Gardner Bay, on the eastern side of the island, is the breeding site of nearly all of the world´s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. It has an ample white sandy beach with a myriad of sea lions, perfect for relaxing. Its rocky shores make this site a great place for diving and snorkeling. This area is great for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. A beautiful site on the ocean front, the large waved albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air. This site presents wonderful photograph opportunities.
The name of this island means "Sea Lion Island." This appropriately named island is ripe with noisy, frolicking, jolly sea lions who will welcome you to their home with open, well, fins. This island also offers great snorkeling opportunities as well as the chance to see blue-footed and Nazca boobies. Pitt Point, situated on the northeastern tip of the island, hosts frigatebirds, storm petrels, and all three types of booby birds: the Nazca, blue-footed and red-footed boobies. A steep trail goes up a cliff and through a ravine leading visitors to an area with an abundance of birds. This site is also great for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Santa Fe (Barrington) is home to the small picturesque bay and anchorage on the island’s northeast coast. The bay has two visitor trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint atop a cliff, and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest. In the morning, you will head to South Plaza Island. This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. The most characteristic plant is Sesuvium. During the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.
This white sand coral beach heads a half mile trail (0.75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls can be spotted here. Further down the path are tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. At the end is a spectacular view off a cliff. Also known as Prince Phillip's Steps, El Barranco’s steep, rocky paths leads up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to palo santo vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos swallows, and Galapagos doves.
A coral beach landing leads you towards a lava field as far as the eye can see. Hunt and peck over the two distinguished types of lava, pahoehoe and 'a'a, for signs of plant life that have managed to emerge over the past 100 years since the most recent volcanic explosion. A truly amazing volcanic experience…up close and personal! Home of the famous Pinnacle Rock, Bartholomew consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs leads to the summit of the volcano, boasting one of the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of the Galapagos penguin.
Rabida Island (Jervis) is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago and a great snorkeling site. Its famous maroon sandy beach and stunning lookouts provide wonderful landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance, such as nine varieties of finches, large-billed flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and brown pelicans. This small islet is located near the southeast coast of Santiago Island. Its name comes from the distinct shape of the islet's summit. This small islet is a great location to view many geological formations such as lava tubes and lava flows.
Itineraries are unlikely to change significantly but are subject to change. Weather, wildlife breeding, safety concerns, instructions from the Galapagos National Park, specific abilities and interests of passengers as well as operational matters may cause your guide or captain to change the time or nature of visits. Your guide and captain will always endeavor to select the best itinerary within these limits.

Cabin

$ 4845 USD pp
Cabin
6 staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles which can be configured with either two lower twin beds or one king-sized bed. The four additional cabins are furnished with two lower twin beds, which can be configured as doubles or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All staterooms have en suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned, TV and DVD player, Flush toilets (freshwater, compressed air assisted)

Cabin

$ 4845 USD pp
Cabin
6 staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles which can be configured with either two lower twin beds or one king-sized bed. The four additional cabins are furnished with two lower twin beds, which can be configured as doubles or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All staterooms have en suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned, TV and DVD player, Flush toilets (freshwater, compressed air assisted)

Cabin

$ 4845 USD pp
Cabin
6 staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles which can be configured with either two lower twin beds or one king-sized bed. The four additional cabins are furnished with two lower twin beds, which can be configured as doubles or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All staterooms have en suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned, TV and DVD player, Flush toilets (freshwater, compressed air assisted)

Cabin

$ 5045 USD pp
Cabin
6 staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles which can be configured with either two lower twin beds or one king-sized bed. The four additional cabins are furnished with two lower twin beds, which can be configured as doubles or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All staterooms have en suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned, TV and DVD player, Flush toilets (freshwater, compressed air assisted)

Cabin

$ 5045 USD pp
Cabin
6 staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles which can be configured with either two lower twin beds or one king-sized bed. The four additional cabins are furnished with two lower twin beds, which can be configured as doubles or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All staterooms have en suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned, TV and DVD player, Flush toilets (freshwater, compressed air assisted)

Cabin

$ 5045 USD pp
Cabin
6 staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles which can be configured with either two lower twin beds or one king-sized bed. The four additional cabins are furnished with two lower twin beds, which can be configured as doubles or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All staterooms have en suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned, TV and DVD player, Flush toilets (freshwater, compressed air assisted)

Cabin

$ 5045 USD pp
Cabin
6 staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles which can be configured with either two lower twin beds or one king-sized bed. The four additional cabins are furnished with two lower twin beds, which can be configured as doubles or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All staterooms have en suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned, TV and DVD player, Flush toilets (freshwater, compressed air assisted)

Cabin

$ 5045 USD pp
Cabin
6 staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles which can be configured with either two lower twin beds or one king-sized bed. The four additional cabins are furnished with two lower twin beds, which can be configured as doubles or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All staterooms have en suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned, TV and DVD player, Flush toilets (freshwater, compressed air assisted)

Cabin

$ 5045 USD pp
Cabin
6 staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles which can be configured with either two lower twin beds or one king-sized bed. The four additional cabins are furnished with two lower twin beds, which can be configured as doubles or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All staterooms have en suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned, TV and DVD player, Flush toilets (freshwater, compressed air assisted)

Cabin

$ 5045 USD pp
Cabin
6 staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles which can be configured with either two lower twin beds or one king-sized bed. The four additional cabins are furnished with two lower twin beds, which can be configured as doubles or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All staterooms have en suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned, TV and DVD player, Flush toilets (freshwater, compressed air assisted)

Cabin

$ 5045 USD pp
Cabin
6 staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles which can be configured with either two lower twin beds or one king-sized bed. The four additional cabins are furnished with two lower twin beds, which can be configured as doubles or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All staterooms have en suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned, TV and DVD player, Flush toilets (freshwater, compressed air assisted)

Additional charges:

Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge: 120 USD pp

Reina Silvia

Vessel Type: Yacht

Length: 90 ft, 28 m

Passenger Capacity: 16

The Reina Silvia is a first-class yacht ready to make your family’s or group of friend’s Galapagos dreams a reality.

This boat has features not found on other yachts of its class. On the main deck’s aft is the boarding and swim platform, and the extended bow pulpit is excellent for scouting whales and dolphins. The upper deck features a large, sheltered lounge and bar, with circular seating that assures you a 360-degree view of the Islands while having a drink at sunset and equator crossings.

You’ll cruise the Galapagos in comfort, enjoying tasteful cuisine, informative lectures by the certified bilingual naturalist guide, and curling up in the library to read or watch nature films. The six staterooms have twin or king-sized beds, and four rooms include a hidden berth for the third member of your party. All accommodations have air conditioning and a large, en-suite bathroom with full-size shower.

The Reina Silvia offers an eight-day excursion through the western part of the Galapagos archipelago, and an eight-day itinerary that takes in the eastern islands. Snorkeling gear and kayaks will help you in your explorations of the islands.

Cabin layout for Reina Silvia

$1000 Off on Galapagos Voyages aboard Reina Silvia

US$1000 OFF + free hotel night & 2 transfers

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