Our itinerary together begins on San Cristóbal Island and Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galápagos Province. On our first afternoon, we visit Cerro Colorado, breeding centre of the islands' famous giant tortoises amid a fantastic deciduous forest. We sail north overnight, to awake at the sunken caldera of Genovesa Island, a privileged place to visit amid thousands of marine birds. Back in the central islands, on Thursday we learn about Buccaneer Cove's distant and recent history aboard our pangas, before exploring the underwater realm, snorkeling or aboard the glass-bottom boat. Across the way, we disembark at the popular site of Puerto Egas, a great place to see land and marine birds amid a landscape of tuff-stone layers and lava flows.

Motoring all night, we find ourselves in the youngest islands of the Galápagos the next day, visiting Punta Espinoza with its amazing combination of barrenness and abundant wildlife. Highlights include hawks, penguins and the flightless cormorant. Later, at Tagus Cove, an uphill hike takes us to the rim of Darwin Crater and some lovely views, following by a panga ride to spot local wildlife, a swim, kayak or snorkel. We continue our exploration of Isabela Island the following day, at Urbina Bay, the intriguing result of an uplifting of the ocean, home to large and very colourful Galápagos land iguanas, and then at Punta Vicente Roca with its abundant wildlife and, hopefully, sightings of green sea turtles. Sunday sees us anchor to visit the red beach of Rábida Island and its large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin's finches. In the afternoon, we visit the north shore of Santa Cruz, host to Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill), home to land iguanas and with a trail that offers a beautiful view of the bay.

Wherever we sail, whatever we do, all the crew aboard the Isabela II will do our utmost to ensure your Galápagos experience is truly, deeply moving and memorable.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal Island) We arrive by plane at San Cristobal Island and transfer to Yacht Isabela II for cabin assignment, introductory briefing and lunch. Cerro Colorado Breeding Centre After lunch, we land back at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and drive 40 minutes to the island’s southern shore. At Cerro Colorado, we visit the breeding centre of the highly-endangered giant tortoises in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest, home to dozens of bird species and the endemic San Cristobal lava lizard.
Prince Philip’s Steps (Tower/Genovesa Island) Overnight, we navigate northbound to the incredible bird haven on Genovesa Island, crossing the equator on the way. The morning starts with a panga ride along the cliffs of this dramatic island, followed by a dry landing with a steep climb (90 feet) up some stairs to reach a flat plateau. Along our walk, we can observe large colonies of Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, great frigatebirds and storm petrels. Coastal exploration along the cliffs (depending on weather conditions) will let us see more wildlife, including Galapagos fur seals. We can also enjoy snorkeling and kayaking. Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island) In the afternoon, we land at the beach for an easy stroll observing hundreds of birds, mainly frigatebirds, red-footed and Nazca boobies, gulls, herons, finches and mockingbirds. There’s an optional walk over sharp lava and uneven terrain for dramatic views, or else we can return to the beach to enjoy snorkeling at this beautiful natural harbor.
Buccaneer Cove (James/Santiago Island) After breakfast, we enjoy a coastal exploration along the impressive cliffs of Buccaneer’s Cove, learning about the area’s distant and recent history. The cove is home to a large number of marine birds, sea lions, and inter-tidal organisms. Enjoy fantastic natural formations such as the “The Bishop” and an impressive natural cave. This is a great site for snorkeling too or ride in our glass-bottom boat. Puerto Egas (Santiago Island) This is a wonderful opportunity to see land and marine birds amidst a landscape of tuff-stone layers and lava flows. At low tide, marine iguanas graze upon the algae beds and we can also observe a colony of fur seals. Back at the beach where we land, there’s very good snorkeling and swimming here.
Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island) In the morning, we visit the youngest island of the archipelago, Fernandina. Punta Espinoza has an amazing combination of barrenness and abundant wildlife. Highlights include hawks, penguins, flightless cormorants, and some of the densest colonies of marine iguanas. Snorkeling here usually bring unexpected marine encounters. Tagus Cove (Isabela Island) Across the narrow Bolivar Channel, we anchor at this cove on the northwest of Isabela. It provided a favorite anchorage for pirates and whalers over the centuries. An uphill hike takes guests to the rim of Darwin Crater, filled with salt water and to a dramatic viewpoint. After our walk, we take a panga ride to spot local wildlife, including some Galapagos penguins with the possibility of swimming, kayaking or snorkeling.
Urbina Bay (Isabela Island) After breakfast we disembark at Urbina Bay, the result of an uplifting of the ocean floor in 1954. Here you can find corals, shells and many other calcareous organisms exposed above water. This area is also home to large and very colorful Galapagos land iguanas, and occasionally to giant tortoises. Along the shoreline, after the hike, guests may encounter flightless cormorants and see penguins while snorkeling. Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island) Since there is no landing site at this location, the coastal exploration is by skiff, while naturalists explain the dramatic geology of the area, with remains of lava flows and tuff stone layers. There is abundant wildlife and, depending on the conditions of the ocean, we’ll be able to snorkel along the cliffs, hopefully in the company of green sea turtles and penguins. Expedition plan for Sunday and dinner.
Rabida Island (Jervis Island) In the morning, we disembark at Rabida Island’s red-colored beach. A stroll allows us to observe a large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin’s finches. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach. We can also enjoy a panga ride, kayaking or ride in our glass-bottom boat. Cerro Dragón (Dragon Hill) (Santa Cruz Island) The north shore of Santa Cruz hosts Cerro Dragón (Dragon Hill). Our walk includes circling a brackish water lagoon frequented by lagoon birds, including ducks, stilts and some few flamingos. Further inland, the trail brings us to the nesting area of land iguanas, and then it offers a beautiful view of the bay and the western islands of the archipelago
Baltra Island Our journey ends at Baltra Island where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland.
Galápagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical or operational reasons.

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Standard Cabin

$3,820 USD pp
Standard Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.05 m2. 1 standard cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 16 classic cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Classic Family Cabin

$4,052 USD pp
Classic Family Cabin
Cabin Deck. 12.8 m2. 2 classic family cabins. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Owner’s Cabin

$4,236 USD pp
Owner’s Cabin
Main Deck. 18.9 m2. 1 cabin. Air conditioned throughout, Hair dryers

Additional charges:

Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos: 120 USD pp

Isabela II

Vessel Type: Yacht

Length: 55.9 meters

Passenger Capacity: 40 guests

Built: 1979 / 2000 / 2014 / 2018

Yacht Isabela II offers the perfect, intimate space for exploring Darwin’s islands in comfort. Traditionalists will enjoy feeling at home with a crew that has remained almost unchanged for years, leading to seamless attention to detail that will make your stay extra special.

With just 20 guest cabins, the yacht’s convivial atmosphere leads to a close-up experience of this unique world. On board, guests find delicious cuisine, faultless service and excellent facilities, including a Hut Tub, fitness room, bar and outside deck for al fresco meals, drinks, and sunbathing.

Your groups can expect top facilities and equipment, delicious meals, and safe and stimulating expert-planned expeditions on the islands. Scout the island sites for Big 15 wildlife in groups that average no more than 11-14 guests per naturalist guide which surpass the National Park standard, which permits up to 16 guests per guide. Explore the coast with your guides on our pangas, glass-bottom boat or kayaks, or get wet and snorkel.

In 2018 Isabela II has undergone a 360-degree renovation. Our social areas have had some major changes. In our guest hallways, windows have been replaced and an aesthetic makeover will have our guests making their way about in a warm and modern atmosphere. Our library, which has also been beautified, has been enriched with new literature on natural history. Cabins have received an extreme makeover to provide greater comfort for our guests. In addition, we have listened to our explorers and acquired new expedition gadgets to make their trip a more enriching adventure.

Ship’s features and services:

* Bar – Lounge

* Boutique/Gift Shop

* Reading Room & Natural History Library

* Hot Tub

* Radio, telephone, E-mail, and Fax communications

* PA System

* Air conditioned throughout

* Safety boxes

* Hair dryers

* Multimedia natural history lectures

* Stargazing Programme

* Glass bottom boat

* Sea Kayaks

* Snorkelling Equipment & wet suits

* Digital camera and underwater housing for expedition documenting

Cabin layout for Isabela II

Return flights to the islands. From (550.00 USD)

Extensions

Land tours and pre/post cruise accommodation options are available. Please contact us for more details.

Inclusions


Voyage on board in selected cabin category
All meals while on board
Sightseeing on the islands
Naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish
Snorkeling gear
Port charges/taxes
Transfers in the Galapagos

Trip specific inclusions;
Shared transfers from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Sheraton, Marriott, Dann Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Hampton Inn, Sheraton) to airport for flights to/from Galapagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers, we must have guests’ hotel contact information.

Exclusions


International and domestic flights
Return flights between Ecuador and Galapagos (Approx USD$550.00 per person)
Galapagos National Park fee and transit card (Approx USD$120.00 per person)
Transfers other than those stated
Beverages purchased on board
Travel Insurance
Passport and visa costs where applicable
Wet suits (Available on board some ships to hire)
Gratuities
During Peak Season (Dec 24 - Jan 01) a surcharge applies

7 Days from
$3,820 USD pp

Highlights

• Highlight Sites: Buccaneer Cove, Darwin Lake, Urbina’s Upheaval, Kicker Rock

• Icon Species: Galápagos sea lion, Galápagos fur sea lion, Giant tortoises, Galápagos land iguana, Marine iguanas, Blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Red-footed boobies, Galápagos doves, Galápagos mockingbirds, San Cristóbal mockingbirds, Darwin finches, Greater flamingos, Galápagos hawks, Short-eared owls, Brown pelicans, Greater frigates, Magnificent frigates, Flightless cormorants, Galápagos penguins, Swallow-tailed gulls, Lava gulls, Lava (striated) herons, Galápagos martins

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