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4- or 5-Day Galapagos Islands Explorer Package from Santa Cruz Island

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icon5 days  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Choose from a 4- or 5- day trip through the Galapagos Islands, where you’ll explore this natural wonder aboard a comfortable yacht. Sail from island to island and learn about the flora and fauna that drew Charles Darwin to this gem of Ecuador. Visit his scientific station and relax evenings away at the Santa Cruz Island Hotel.
  • 4- or 5-day day trip of the Galapagos Islands
  • Explore different islands (including Santa Cruz Island)
  • See the Galapagos' famous flora and fauna, tortoises, turtles, birds including the penguins of Bartolome Island
  • Enjoy the accommodations of the Santa Cruz Island hotel and yacht
Take four or five days to sail through some of the most prized and beautiful islands on earth on this Galapagos Islands Explorer trip from Santa Cruz Island. Get up close to six different islands, each with their own unique features, and learn more about what drew Charles Darwin to the area that resulted in his most iconic book, The Origin of the Species.

Meet your friendly guide at the airport in Santa Cruz Island and travel by comfortable coach to your accommodation. Make a stop at the lava tunnels and sea turtle reserve. Then venture to historic Charles Darwin Station to learn more about this master of evolution’s work.

On day two, visit Tortuga Bay beach and enjoy a 40-minute stroll through this calming stretch of sand and shore. Enjoy a bit of free time before making your way to ‘La Loberia’, where you’ll spend the afternoon swimming with sea lions and snorkeling in crystal clear waters. Next, head to ‘Canal de Amor’ for breathtaking panoramic views. Finally, stop at ‘Playa de los Perros’ where rare marine iguanas thrive before returning to your Santa Cruz hotel.

Kick off day three with some serious island vibes. Set sail by yacht (weather and season permitting) to a handful of islands where you’ll spend the day exploring before returning to the comfort of your Santa Cruz hotel. Personalize your trip to meet your interests (details below) and book well in advance to ensure your spot on this favorite yacht.

The multi-day tour includes hotel stays in Santa Cruz, transport, tours and guides and breakfast and lunch aboard your yacht (served daily). A five day upgrade to the tour insures you’ll see all this archipelago has to offer.
Itinerary
Charles Darwin Research Station
Welcome at the Baltra airport and transfer by public buses to the tip of the Itabaca Canal, where you'll proceed by ferry to Santa Cruz Island.
Duration: 300 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Accommodation:
 MWC 3* Star Hotel or similar
Meals:
  Not Included
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, enjoy an excursion to Tortuga Bay Beach. After 40 minute walk, you'll arrive at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, with white sand and green mangroves.
Duration: 120 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Canal del Amor
In the afternoon, take a yacht tour of the bay, starting with a visit to La Lobería, named because of the presence of sea lions. Here, you will be able to swim or snorkel.
Duration: 180 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Accommodation:
 MWC 3* Star Hotel or similar
Meals:
  Not Included
Galapagos Islands
Excursion in yacht to one of the following Islands: Bartolomé & Bahía Sullivan, Seymour & Bachas, Plazas & Punta Carrión, Santa Fe or similar ones. Lunch included and return to Puerto Ayora
Duration: 480 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 MWC 3* Star Hotel or similar
Meals:
  Not Included
Los Gemelos
Breakfast at hotel. We will pick you up at your hotel to go to the canal of Itabaca, where a ferry will take you to Baltra Island. At the port you will board a public bus that takes you to the airport. On the route from the hotel to the canal, you will have the opportunity to make a brief stop at the craters "Los Gemelos", crater holes formed by the collapse of materials, surrounded by scalesia's forests. (Transfer operates daily at 07h00, 09h00 and 12h00). Includes only transport.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Galapagos Islands
Excursion in yacht to one of the following Islands: Bartolomé & Bahía Sullivan, Seymour & Bachas, Plazas & Punta Carrión, Santa Fe or similar ones. Lunch included and return to Puerto Ayora
Duration: 480 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 MWC 3* Star Hotel or similar (5 Days)
Meals:
  Not Included
Los Gemelos
Breakfast at hotel. We will pick you up at your hotel to go to the canal of Itabaca, where a ferry will take you to Baltra Island. At the port you will board a public bus that takes you to the airport. On the route from the hotel to the canal, you will have the opportunity to make a brief stop at the craters "Los Gemelos", crater holes formed by the collapse of materials, surrounded by scalesia's forests. (Transfer operates daily at 07h00, 09h00 and 12h00). Includes only transport.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
  Not Included

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All of the guides were fantastic...
David L G
, Jun 2016
All of the guides were fantastic, prompt and accommodating. We saw all kinds of wildlife it was fun walking on deserted islands.
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Do not be fooled by looking at the...
Kamalesh K
, Dec 2015
Do not be fooled by looking at the big Yatch in the picture. They put you in speedboats of 10-12 people and before you reach any island you will be sick. Everyone on the boat was throwing up. This is deceptive. I could not take the 2 and half hour long each way boat NOT the ship shown in picture! trip to Isabella. Others chose to charter a plane and come back. Also there is no island hopping--you go to two island on the bases of what will be available. In my case they changed it two weeks before departure, even though I had booked the tour 9 months in advance. On the positive side the hotel Flamingo staff and tour guide Venus was good.
star-5
I couldn't recommend this trip more...
miodku
, May 2015
I couldn't recommend this trip more! From start to finish it was a massive surprise, hotel Flamingo was great, all daily trips we had arranged were amazing, specially trip to Santa Cruise island were we snorkeled with sea lions and turtles. If I could go back there tmw I woul!
star-4
Enjoyable trip, hotel accommodation...
c j b
, May 2015
Enjoyable trip, hotel accommodation was good, guides were very helpful and spoke good English, between snorkelling, swimming with the sea lions, short bushwalking trips, giant tortoises, marine and land iguanas and of course blue - footed boobies was a great experience.
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On half of our tours the guides...
Jan sonne S
, Jan 2015
On half of our tours the guides didn't speak wery good english. One one trip we was walking 2,5 km with a group of wery old people at 12 o'clock where the sun was wery hot, hmmm.
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The tour included the visit of...
Isabelle E
, Sep 2014
The tour included the visit of Isabella island they cancelled that tour. I do not trust what I bought is not real. When we arrived with my husband at the airport in Baltra we felt we were in abandon because nobody came to receive us we had to wait for over an hour until met the tour guide!
star-5
I really enjoyed it. Most of the...
Jason A
, Aug 2014
I really enjoyed it. Most of the time when people say things like "oh the rare so and so lives in these parts and if your lucky you may see it." I take little notice of it as I assume I will not see it... In the Galapagos someone will say that and when you arrive you see 12 of them immediately.
star-4
Amazing way to see a lot of the...
Kareem K
, Jan 2014
Amazing way to see a lot of the Galápagos Islands, but you actually can't choose the islands as it says in the itinerary, it's what's available at that day, plus everyday is with different guides
star-4
I had a great time and Viator really...
Cheryl W
, Dec 2013
I had a great time and Viator really takes care of you! I booked the trip about 6 weeks in advance for the week of Christmas and while I couldn't go on a yacht tour, Viator got me a land-based tour (staying in a hotel) and taking boats out to the islands. Everything was well taken care of including someone with my name on a card upon arrival to the airport. The guides were great, I met great people and the wildlife viewing was amazing. I saw the giant tortoises each day, snorkeled and swam with sea turtles two of the days, saw booby birds up close, tons of iguanas, etc. It was great! The hotel was nice and included breakfast, probably a 3.5 star quality and a block from Charles Darwin Avenue, a cute touristy town. I'd recommend Viator! The only downside was the 2 hour speedboats to the other islands. Luckily I didn't get sick but others on the boat did. It's a rough ride, so just be aware of that. All in all, a great trip! Thanks, Viator!
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This tour was amazing. The Galapagos...
Melanda C
, Jul 2013
This tour was amazing. The Galapagos are stunningly beautiful, and I regret that I couldn't stay longer. We were there during mating season for the Blue-Footed Booby, and saw the males dance up close and personal. It does not get better than that. The Grey Line Ecuador team were friendly and knowledgeable, and the Red Booby Hotel was simple, but neat and clean. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is thinking of making the trip.

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