OVERALL RATING
4.8/5
Facilities
4.5/5
Service
4.8/5
Itinerary
4.2/5
Sustainability
4.5/5

Elite Catamaran

The Elite set sail on its maiden voyage in June 2019. As an innovative vessel with a capacity for 16 guests, it introduced a new level of comfort and elegance to the Galapagos Islands. Its two-hulled catamaran design not only provides stability and safety during navigation, but also creates extra space in indoor and outdoor areas. The onboard programs include the highlights of the Galapagos archipelago, and the professional and friendly crew are trained and experienced to ensure guests have a once-in-a-lifetime expedition.

Triple cabins

Manager on board

Doctor aboard

Activities for childrens

Connecting Cabins

SUP

Single supplement 50%

Group Discount (8+)

Kayak

Child Discount

Perpetua Expeditions recommends the Elite for…

  • Families with children can take advantage of the interconnected cabins, and for additional privacy, the vessel can be chartered.
  • Solo travelers have the option of a single cabin without any extra costs, making it an ideal choice for those traveling alone.
  • Couples can enjoy a cozy and intimate accommodation in a small group atmosphere, thanks to the vessel’s size.

ON BOARD FACILITIES

outdoor facilities

The Galapagos are known for its stunning volcanic landscapes. The outdoor areas of the Elite are designed to allow guests to fully enjoy their experience in nature. Guests can relax on the partially shaded sundeck, lounge in the outdoor areas, and take a dip in the jacuzzi on the sky deck. It’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings during the day and even during a clear night with stargazing opportunities.

cabins

The Elite has eight suites with an average of 377 square feet (35 square meters) and one single cabin of 204 square feet (19 square meters). Each suite provides a spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed space, perfect for relaxing. All suites offer an ocean view and a private outdoor balcony, along with an ensuite restroom. All suites have panoramic windows. These windows offer breathtaking views of the Galapagos with a doorway leading to the private balcony.

indoor facilities

The Elite provides ample space for socializing, including an elegant lounge that’s perfect for meetings with the naturalist on board. The lounge is equipped with a flat-screen TV for presentations and movies. The dining area consists of two tables that can each seat eight people. Additionally, there is a well-stocked bar and coffee station available for guests to enjoy at any time. Both the lounge and dining area are connected to the main deck cabins via a corridor, and there are inside stairs leading to the upper deck cabins.

SERVICE ABOARD

cruise director

The team on the Elite  comprises a Cruise Service Officer, dedicated to ensuring guests’ utmost comfort throughout their Galapagos voyage. This officer takes charge of coordinating services and addressing guest requests seamlessly during meals and within the suites, creating a hospitable environment for an elevated travel experience.

crew

The Elite features a team of 10 devoted crew members, accompanied by a knowledgeable Galapagos guide and a cruise service officer. With a crew-to-guest ratio of 12 members for every 16 guests on board, the Elite guarantees an elevated level of onboard service, ensuring that our guests experience unparalleled care and attention throughout their cruise.

food and drinks

The Elite offers a buffet-style breakfast and lunch, with dinner served directly to the table. Weather permitting, guests have the opportunity to enjoy a BBQ experience with amazing views of the islands in the al fresco dining area situated on the sky deck.  Special dietary needs or meal requests can be accommodated. Simply inform us in advance for a personalized dinning experience.

ACTIVITIES AND EXPEDITIONS

guides

The Elite supplies a high level expedition experience by appointing  a certified bilingual Galapagos National Park guide to accompany guests during both land excursions and water activities.  The naturalist guide will share  in-depth knowledge about the history and nature of the Galapagos Islands.

If guests have specific preferences for a particular guide or language,  it can be accommodated on a charter basis cruise when requested in advance. 

wáter activities

The Galapagos is a paradise for water activity lovers, offering the opportunity to engage closely with marine life. This cruise provides kayaks, snorkeling equipment, wetsuits, and paddleboards to ensure guests make the most of this experience. Due to park regulations, specific areas are designated for these activities, your guide and will inform you where these activities are possible. 

land activities


Exploring the land activities in the Galapagos is a fascinating it unveils  unique flora and fauna. Your guide will walk you through enriching hikes. They are an experience where your guide will share  interesting information about the ecosystem, geology and human history in each visitor site.

M/C ELITE- TARIFF GUIDE

2024

ACCOMODATION 4 DAYS 5 DAYS 8 DAYS
Golden Suite
$4.690,00
$5.890,00
$9.490,00
CHARTER
$69.990,00
$87.890,00
$141.690,00

*Single supplement / Children Discount 

 

included

not included

4 Days / 3 nigths

Day 1. AM: Saturday - San Cristobal

Arrival in San Cristobal Airport and Transfer to the boat

Day 1. PM: Saturday - Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center

Gianny Arismendi Galapagos Interpretation Center

The Interpretation Center documents both the natural and the human history of the Galapagos.  It is an excellent learning experience featuring a Natural History and Human History section. The Natural History section explains the volcanic origin of the islands. The Human History area presents the colonization by humankind starting from their first visits and discovery of the islands.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Natural and Human history of the Galapagos
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: Walk
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Easy
Day 2. AM: Sunday - Pitt Point

Pitt Point (Punta Pitt)

Punta Pitt offers wonderful viewpoints along a 90 meters/295 feet trail to the top of a volcanic hill. This site is characterized by its large sea lion colony. This spot uniqueness lays on a cliff with breeding area to all three variety of boobies: Blue, Red and Nazca boobies. Making it the only visitor site in the Galapagos where the three together can be seen.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Only nesting place to three varieties of boobies, Nazca, Blue footed and Red footed, sea lions, frigate birds. Amazing landscape.
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Zodiac ride, Hiking, kayak and snorkel
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Moderate
  • Swimming/ Snorkeling: Moderate
Day 2. PM: Sunday - Witch Hill

Witch Hill (Cerro Brujo)

It has one of the most beautiful coral sand beaches in the Galapagos. It is on the northern side of San Cristobal Island. It has a beautiful hill that has been eroded after millions of years. It is a perfect place for hiking and spotting different types of birds including blue footed boobies and snorkeling with sea turtles and rays. 

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Coral sand beach, migratory birds, rock formations. Sea lions, finches, blue footed boobies, marine iguanas, rays, sea turtles.
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, zodiac ride.
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Easy
  • Swimming/ Snorkeling: Moderate
Day 3. AM: Monday - Suarez Point

Suarez Point (Punta Suarez)

Suarez Point’s mixed path of concrete, sand and volcanic boulders leads visitors past colonies of blue and Nazca boobies to a cliff with beautiful views of the ocean and to the famous Punta Suarez blowhole. It is the only place in Galapagos to observe waved albatross and the famous Christmas iguanas (Española Marine Iguanas).

  • Highlight & Wildlife: Land and Marine Wildlife, Blowhole, Waved albatross, Christmas iguana (Española Marine iguana), blue and Nazca boobies, Española mockingbird,  Galapagos doves, Galapagos hawks,  Sally Lightfoot crabs, sea lions, Red-billed tropic birds
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: Hiking
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Hiking: Moderate / Difficult due to uneven volcanic rock terrain
Day 3. PM: Monday - Gardner Bay

Gardner Bay (Bahia de Gardner)

Voted by CNN as one of the Top 20 beaches in the world, Gardner Bay is a paradisiac white coral sand beach and turquoise waters to relax and sunbathe. It also hosts a marvelous marine reserve, ideal for both swimming and snorkeling. Turtle Rock, a semi-submerged tuff cone located in front of the beach, is also a fabulous snorkeling site.

  • Highlight & Wildlife: Beach, whitetip reef shark, manta rays, Wrasse, Parrot fish, Scorpionfish, and Surgeonfish,
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Walking, sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling
  • Activity Difficulty: 
    • Walking: Easy
    • Swimming / Snorkeling: Easy
Day 4. AM: Tuesday - Bachas Beach

Bachas Beach (Las Bachas)

This coastal site is in the north of Santa Cruz Island. There is a lagoon behind the white sand coral beach where diverse marine birds can be observed. Such as flamingos, ducks, and coastal birds. The beach is a perfect nesting site for Galapagos green turtles.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: White sand beach, lagoon. Sea turtles, flamingos, marine iguanas.
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Hike
  • Activity Difficulty:  Easy
Day 4: Tuesday - Baltra

Transfer to Baltra Airport

 

5 Days / 4 nigths

Day 1. AM: Tuesday - Baltra

Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat

Day 1. PM: Tuesday - Bartholomew Island

BARTHOLOMEW ISLAND

Bartholomew Island is home to the most iconic landscapes in the Galapagos Islands, the Pinnacle Rock. The other visitors’ site is its beautiful gold sand beach, ideal for sunbathing. Due to the abundant wildlife inhabiting its waters, Bartholome  is one of the best snorkeling sites in the archipelago 

  • Highlight & Wildlife: Iconic landscape Galapagos Penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, white tip sharks, rays, colorful tropical fish, Galapagos hawks,
  • Landing:  
    • Viewpoint: dry landing,
    • Beach: wet landing
  • Activities: hiking, snorkeling, zodiac ride 
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Hiking to the viewpoint: Demanding steep boardwalk with 372 steps
    • Snorkeling: easy
  • Total Area: 0.5 sq miles
  • Population: zero (uninhabited)
Day 2. AM: Wednesday - Rabida

Rabida

The red beach island is the best way to describe Rabida. Rabida sand’s red color is due to the high concentrations of oxidated iron in the lava. It is a paradise for birdwatchers and snorkelers. There is a flamingo colony in the lagoon behind the beach.  It is an excellent spot for snorkeling.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Red sand beach. Sea lions, sea turtles, rays, marine iguanas, Darwin finches, flamingos.
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Hiking, kayak, stand-up paddle board, and snorkel
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Easy
  • Swimming/ Snorkeling: Moderate
  • Total Area:  4.9 sq km / 1.89 sq mi
  • Population: uninhabited 
Day 2. PM: Wednesday - Egas Port

Egas Port (Puerto Egas)

There are two trails opened for visitors in this site. The first one goes along the coast, through a volcanic beach with beautiful lava formations. The famous fur sea lions live in the grottoes at the end of the trail. The second trail is approximately 4km long and goes inland to the salt mines and the lake, flamingos can be spotted here.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Beautiful volcanic landscapes, fur seals, sea lions, flamingos, pelicans, finches, herons, hawks, marine iguanas, white tip sharks, sea turtles.
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Hiking, snorkeling
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Moderate
  • Snorkeling: Easy
Day 3. AM: Thursday - Darwin Bay

Darwin Bay

Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island has a beautiful white coral sand beach leading to a trail hosting an incredible diversity of birds and the smallest marine iguana in Galapagos. The cliff-top at the end of the trail offers a fascinating view of the island and of red-billed tropical birds. Back on the beach, it is one of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos islands.

  • Highlight & Wildlife:   sea lions, marine iguanas, sally lightfoot crabs, great frigate birds, swallow-tailed gulls, lava gulls, lava herons, marine iguanas, Great Frigatebirds, red-footed boobies, red-billed tropical bird, green sea turtles, Manta rays, sea lions, hammerhead sharks, surgeonfish, butterfly hogfish, unicorn fish, king angelfish & parrot fish
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, SUP
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Hiking: Difficult
    • Snorkeling: Easy / Difficult
Day 3. PM: Thursday - El Barranco

GENOVESA ISLAND (Tower Island)

Genovesa is the Northernmost island in the Galapagos Islands and is considered a paradise of birds due to the wide variety of species inhabiting it. Furthermore, Genovesa island is a wonderful site for marine sports including snorkeling, kayaking and SUP.  

Genovesa Island’s main visitors’ sites are: 

  • Prince Phillip’s Steps (El Barranco)
  • Darwin Bay
  • Highlight & Wildlife: Red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, short-eared owls, storm petrels, Galapagos swallows, Galapagos doves, sea lions, marine iguanas, sally lightfoot crabs, great frigate birds, swallow-tailed gulls, lava gulls, lava herons, Great Frigatebirds, red-billed tropical bird, green sea turtles, Manta rays, hammerhead sharks, surgeonfish, butterfly hogfish, unicorn fish, king angelfish & parrot fish
  • Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, SUP, and zodiac ride
  • Total Area: 5.4 sq miles
  • Population: zero (uninhabited)
Day 4. AM: Friday - Mosquera Islet

Mosquera

Mosquera is one of the smalles islands in the Galapagos. Located in the center of the archipelago between Baltra and North Seymour. Most of the islet is covered with sand and barren lava rock.

Surrounded by coral reefs, this is a wonderful place to enjoy snorkeling with marine life and sea lions. This island has several species of sea birds, marine iguanas and blue footed boobies. There are occasional reports of orcas and whale sightings around this area. 

  • Highlights and Wildlife: White sand beach. Sea lions, lava gulls, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies. 
  • Landing: Wet Landing
  • Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, swimming
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Easy
  • Snorkeling: Easy
  • Total Area:  0.06 sq km  or 0.022 sq miles
  • Population: Uninhabited
Day 4. PM: Friday - Highlands

Santa Cruz Highlands and Tortoise reserve

The Highlands of Santa Cruz are the natural habitat of the famous Galapagos giant tortoises. There are different local farms and hotels where it is possible to observe these beautiful creatures in the wild. There are also many accessible lava tunnels. This area is also home to small towns and farmers growing fruits and organic products for the local markets.  

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Geological formations. Giant Tortoises, bird life. 
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: Hiking
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Hiking: Easy- Moderate
Day 5. AM: Saturday - North Seymour

North Seymour

North Seymour Island, located in the center of the archipelago,  is one of the most sought after islands in the Galapagos because of its extraordinary diversity of marine and land species and due to the fun activities, visitors can experience.

  • Highlight and wildlife: sea lions, Marine Iguanas, and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Frigate Birds, blue footed boobies, land iguanas, Whitetip reef sharks, Green Sea Turtles, Sea lions and colorful reef fish, Hammerhead or Tiger sharks cruising through.
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: Hiking & Snorkeling
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Snorkeling: Easy
    • Hiking: Easy
  • Área Total: 0.73 sq miles
  • Population: Zero (uninhabited)
Day 5.: Saturday - Baltra

Transfer to Baltra Airport

8 Days / 7 nigths "A"

1) Saturday - Moorning

BALTRA ISLAND (North Seymour)

Baltra Island is one of two Galapagos Islandés’ entrance doors as it hosts the main airport and is located in the Center of the Archipelago. Even though Baltra is not considered a visitors’ site, friendly wildlife including iguanas and Galapagos Finches will welcome you to the Enchanted Islands.

  • Highlight & Wildlife: Most important entry point to the Galapagos Islands, Land iguanas, Galapagos Finches
  • Landing: Dry
  • Activities: Joining your cruise group
  • Activity Difficulty:
    Walking: Easy
  • Total Area: 8 sq miles
  • Population: zero (uninhabited).
2) Saturday - Afternoon

Santiago (James)

This island has a long history of human visitors from whalers and tortoise hunters to salt miners, all had an impact on the local fauna. It is one of the islands with the most amazing Geological formations. Contrasting landscapes product of lava flows with different shapes and colors. Located in the center of the archipielago, Santiago is the fourth island in size.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Human history, landscapes, different visitor sites.
  • Activities: Hike, snorkeling, kayaking, diving.
  • Landing: Dry and wet landing
  • Total Area:  572  sq km  or 221 sq miles
  • Population: Uninhabited 
3) Sunday - Moorning

Vicente Roca Point (Punta Vicente Roca)

Isabela’s Vicente Roca Point is home to a wide variety of sea birds that can be observed during an exciting zodiac ride. It is also one of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos Islands due to its abundant marine wildlife.

  • Highlight and wildlife: marine iguana colony, flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, blue-footed, Nazca boobies, storm petrels, rays, seahorses, sea turtles, and puffer fish, Massive sunfish (also known as Mola Mola), dolphins and whales
  • Landing: No landing
  • Activities: zodiac ride and snorkeling
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Zodiac ride: easy
    • Snorkeling: easy
4) Sunday - Afternoon

Espinoza Point (Punta Espinoza)

Espinosa Point’s sterile landscapes are the perfect place to learn the difference between the brittle and sharp A’a lava and the smooth undulating Pahoehoe lava flows. Visiting it will also show wildlife’s capacity to adapt to all environments, as Pioneer cacti, marine iguanas, and the unique flightless cormorant are able to survive in it. 

  • Highlight & Wildlife: Volcanic landscapes, flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, darkest and largest marine iguanas, sea turtles, Galapagos racer snakes, sea lions
  • Landing: Dry
  • Activities:   hiking, snorkeling
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Hiking: Moderate / Difficult due to uneven volcanic rock terrain
    • Snorkeling: Easy
5) Monday - Moorning

Tagus Cove (Caleta Tagus)

Tagus Cove is one of tourists’ favorite sites in Galapagos due to the variety of wildlife inhabiting it and the activities available for everyone at this site. A Palo Santo forest hosts several colonies of land birds. Darwin’s Lake is home to unique sea-birds and a fantastic lookout point of the bay and surrounding islands. Furthermore, it is a fabulous snorkeling site. 

  • Highlight and wildlife: Galapagos finches, hawks, warblers, Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants, flycatchers, eagle rays, sea turtles, and reef sharks, landscapes
  • Landing: Dry 
  • Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, SUP, zodiac ride
  • Activity Difficulty: 
    • Hiking: Difficult
    • Snorkeling: Easy
    • Kayaking: Easy
    • SUP: Easy
    • Zodiac Ride: Easy
6) Monday - Afternoon

Urbina Bay (Bahia Urbina)

Urbina Bay is located at the foot of Alcedo Volcano. It exposes coral reefs and fossils as a result of a volcanic uplift from 1954 and hosts a wide variety of unique land species, including the Alcedo Galapagos tortoise and the largest Galapagos land iguana, and marine wildlife. The site offers a fascinating view of the volcano summit. 

  • Highlight and wildlife: flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, pelicans, Galapagos land iguanas, Galapagos hawks, sea turtles, reef fish, and rays.
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: Hiking and Snorkeling
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Hiking: easy/moderate
    • Snorkeling: easy
7) Tuesday - Moorning

Elizabeth Bay (Bahia Elizabeth)

A zodiac ride or kayak session are the best way to explore Elizabeth Bay, and they offer the opportunity to observe a diverse combination of seabirds and other beautiful species. In addition, Elizabeth Bay also offers a thrilling snorkeling session in a pristine mangrove forest, an ideal home for a wide variety of wildlife.

  • Highlight and wildlife: blue-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, brown pelicans, flightless Cormorants, sea lions, marine iguanas, herons, sea turtles, whitetip reef sharks, golden and eagle rays, reef fish
  • Landing: No landing
  • Activities: Zodiac ride and snorkeling
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Zodiac Ride: easy
    • Snorkeling: easy
8) Tuesday - Afternoon

Moreno Point (Punta Moreno)

Moreno Point is explored from the water and onshore. The zodiac ride takes visitors around the rocky shores of the island. On land, the hike on a land trail passes by mangroves and tidal pools. Both habitats attract a large variety of birds, and marine species get stranded until the next high tide in the natural tidal pools at Moreno Point.  

  • Highlight and wildlife: Galapagos penguins, pelicans, various species of heron, flamingos, Sea turtles, reef sharks, and sally lightfoot crabs
  • Landing: Dry landing 
  • Activities: Zodiac ride and hiking
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Zodiac Ride: easy
    • Hiking: easy/moderate
9) Wednesday - Moorning

Charles Darwin Station (Fausto Llerena Tortoise Center)

Home to the Charles Darwin Fundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the Galapagos flora and fauna. This is one of the best places to observe giant tortoises from breathing phase to adult life.  We encourage visitors visiting the donation point to support the current research and future goals. 

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Giant tortoises, land iguanas. Research Center
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: Hiking
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Hiking: Easy
10) Wednesday - Afternoon

Santa Cruz Highlands and Tortoise reserve

The Highlands of Santa Cruz are the natural habitat of the famous Galapagos giant tortoises. There are different local farms and hotels where it is possible to observe these beautiful creatures in the wild. There are also many accessible lava tunnels. This area is also home to small towns and farmers growing fruits and organic products for the local markets.  

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Geological formations. Giant Tortoises, bird life. 
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: Hiking
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Hiking: Easy- Moderate
11) Thursday - Moorning

Santa Fe (Barrington)

The vegetation of this island is mainly a dense forest of the largest giant Opuntia cactus specie. Due to the age of this island, there are several endemic species. The Santa Fe Land Iguana, the Santa Fe Rice Rat, Santa Fe lizard, Santa Fe mockingbird

It is surrounded by a beautiful bay with a turquoise lagoon.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Beautiful coves, endemic species, giant cactus. Land and marine iguanas, frigate birds, blue footed boogies, sea lions, hawks, rays, sharks.
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: Hike, snorkeling.
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Moderate/ difficult
  • Snorkeling: Moderate (Deep water)
  • Total Area:  24  sq km  or 9.3 sq miles
  • Population: Uninhabited
12) Thursday - Afternoon

South Plaza (Plaza Sur)

South Plaza is one of the most colorful islands, covered by sesuvium which changes in different tones of green, orange, red and purple. This site is the ecosystem to the smallest land iguanas, marine iguanas, sea lions, diverse bird life and a unique specie of hybrid iguanas.  |It is possible to snorkel around its coral reefs.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Colorful sesuvium landscape. Land and marine iguanas, hybrid iguanas, sea lions, blue footed and Nazca boobies, tropical birds. Marine life: reef sharks, sea lions, rays.
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: Hike.
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Moderate
  • Swimming/ Snorkeling: Moderate
  • Total Area:  0.13  sq km  or 0.05 sq miles
  • Population: Uninhabited 
13) Friday - Moorning

Post Office Bay (Bahía de Correo)

Post Office Bay’s history goes back centuries when pirates and whalers established an innovative postal system that continues working as visitors act as postmen by personally delivering postcards addressed to their hometowns. Furthermore, a large lava cave, the Baroness Viewpoint, and a soccer field can be visited at this site depending on time.

  • Highlight & Wildlife: Human History, Landscapes, sharks, rays, turtles, sea lions 
  • Landing: Wet
  • Activities:  Walking, playing soccer, snorkeling
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Post Office Bay: Easy
    • Lava Cave: Easy
    • Baroness View point: Moderate / Difficult due to uneven rock terrain and steep Trail
14) Friday - Afternoon

Devil’s Crown (Corona del Diablo)

Considered by many, one of the best snorkeling sites on the Galapagos Islands, Devil’s Crown hosts an unbelievable diversity of marine wildlife including large animals and colorful fish species. On top of this, seabirds including blue-footed boobies and pelicans nest on the crater’s walls and dive into the ocean looking for food. 

  • Highlight & Wildlife:  White-tipped reef sharks, marble and eagle rays, sea turtles, sea lions, Galapagos penguins,  hammer hammerhead sharks wrasse, yellowtail grunts, balloon fish, amberjacks, hieroglyphic hawkfish, tiger snake eels, angel fish.
  • Landing: No landing 
  • Activities: Snorkeling
  • Activity Difficulty: 
    • Snorkeling: Difficult
15) Saturday - Moorning

La Galapaguera/Cerro Colorado/Jacinto Gordillo Tortoise Breeding Center

This site located in the northeast of San Cristobal Island. Here the Galápagos Giant Tortoises breed in captivity. Once the tortoises are big enough to survive, they will be released in their natural habitat.  This place is perfect to learn about the life cycle of the giant tortoises and the efforts of the Galapagos Park to preserve this endemic specie.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Galapagos giant tortoises.
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: hiking
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Hiking: Easy
Saturday - Afternoon

San Cristobal (Chatam)

San Cristobal’s English name is Chatam. It is one of the oldest islands. San Cristobal has different tourist attractions and visitor sites protected by the Galapagos National Park. It is home to the capital of the Galapagos. This island is also one of the best spots for surfing and diving in the Galapagos.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: One of the oldest islands of the Archipelago. It has different visitor sites. Frigate birds, sea lions, red footed, Nazca and blue footed boobies. 
  • Activities: Hiking, kayak, stand-up paddle board, snorkel, surfing, diving.
  • Total Area:  557sq km / 215sq mi
  • Population: 7.000 approximately

8 Days / 7 nigths "B"

1) Saturday - Moorning

San Cristobal (Chatam)

San Cristobal’s English name is Chatam. It is one of the oldest islands. San Cristobal has different tourist attractions and visitor sites protected by the Galapagos National Park. It is home to the capital of the Galapagos. This island is also one of the best spots for surfing and diving in the Galapagos.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: One of the oldest islands of the Archipelago. It has different visitor sites. Frigate birds, sea lions, red footed, Nazca and blue footed boobies. 
  • Activities: Hiking, kayak, stand-up paddle board, snorkel, surfing, diving.
  • Total Area:  557sq km / 215sq mi
  • Population: 7.000 approximately
2) Saturday - Afternoon

Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido)

A sleeping lion (Leon Dormido in Spanish) is the best way to describe this volcanic lava tuff eroded cone.  This formation is home to blue footed and Nazca boobies but also frigate birds.  It possible to have one of the best deep water snorkeling experiences in the Galapagos. Spotting sharks, hammerheads, rays, and sea turtles.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: great spot for snorkeling and diving. Blue Footed boobies, Nazca boobies, frigates, pelicans and sealions. Under water: manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, hammerhead sharks and tropical fish.
  • Landing: No landing.
  • Activities: Zodiac ride, snorkel, diving.
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Swimming/ Snorkeling: Moderate
3) Sunday - Moorning

Pitt Point (Punta Pitt)

Punta Pitt offers wonderful viewpoints along a 90 meters/295 feet trail to the top of a volcanic hill. This site is characterized by its large sea lion colony. This spot uniqueness lays on a cliff with breeding area to all three variety of boobies: Blue, Red and Nazca boobies. Making it the only visitor site in the Galapagos where the three together can be seen.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Only nesting place to three varieties of boobies, Nazca, Blue footed and Red footed, sea lions, frigate birds. Amazing landscape.
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Zodiac ride, Hiking, kayak and snorkel
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Moderate
  • Swimming/ Snorkeling: Moderate
4) Sunday - Afternoon

Witch Hill (Cerro Brujo)

It has one of the most beautiful coral sand beaches in the Galapagos. It is on the northern side of San Cristobal Island. It has a beautiful hill that has been eroded after millions of years. It is a perfect place for hiking and spotting different types of birds including blue footed boobies and snorkeling with sea turtles and rays. 

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Coral sand beach, migratory birds, rock formations. Sea lions, finches, blue footed boobies, marine iguanas, rays, sea turtles.
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, zodiac ride.
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Easy
  • Swimming/ Snorkeling: Moderate
5) Monday - Moorning

Suarez Point (Punta Suarez)

Suarez Point’s mixed path of concrete, sand and volcanic boulders leads visitors past colonies of blue and Nazca boobies to a cliff with beautiful views of the ocean and to the famous Punta Suarez blowhole. It is the only place in Galapagos to observe waved albatross and the famous Christmas iguanas (Española Marine Iguanas).

  • Highlight & Wildlife: Land and Marine Wildlife, Blowhole, Waved albatross, Christmas iguana (Española Marine iguana), blue and Nazca boobies, Española mockingbird,  Galapagos doves, Galapagos hawks,  Sally Lightfoot crabs, sea lions, Red-billed tropic birds
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: Hiking
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Hiking: Moderate / Difficult due to uneven volcanic rock terrain
6) Monday - Afternoon

Gardner Bay (Bahia de Gardner)

Voted by CNN as one of the Top 20 beaches in the world, Gardner Bay is a paradisiac white coral sand beach and turquoise waters to relax and sunbathe. It also hosts a marvelous marine reserve, ideal for both swimming and snorkeling. Turtle Rock, a semi-submerged tuff cone located in front of the beach, is also a fabulous snorkeling site.

  • Highlight & Wildlife: Beach, whitetip reef shark, manta rays, Wrasse, Parrot fish, Scorpionfish, and Surgeonfish,
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Walking, sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling
  • Activity Difficulty: 
    • Walking: Easy
    • Swimming / Snorkeling: Easy
7) Tuesday - Moorning

Bachas Beach (Las Bachas)

This coastal site is in the north of Santa Cruz Island. There is a lagoon behind the white sand coral beach where diverse marine birds can be observed. Such as flamingos, ducks, and coastal birds. The beach is a perfect nesting site for Galapagos green turtles.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: White sand beach, lagoon. Sea turtles, flamingos, marine iguanas.
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Hike
  • Activity Difficulty:  Easy
8) Tuesday - Afternoon

BARTHOLOMEW ISLAND

Bartholomew Island is home to the most iconic landscapes in the Galapagos Islands, the Pinnacle Rock. The other visitors’ site is its beautiful gold sand beach, ideal for sunbathing. Due to the abundant wildlife inhabiting its waters, Bartholome  is one of the best snorkeling sites in the archipelago 

  • Highlight & Wildlife: Iconic landscape Galapagos Penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, white tip sharks, rays, colorful tropical fish, Galapagos hawks,
  • Landing:  
    • Viewpoint: dry landing,
    • Beach: wet landing
  • Activities: hiking, snorkeling, zodiac ride 
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Hiking to the viewpoint: Demanding steep boardwalk with 372 steps
    • Snorkeling: easy
  • Total Area: 0.5 sq miles
  • Population: zero (uninhabited)
9) Wednesday - Moorning

Rabida

The red beach island is the best way to describe Rabida. Rabida sand’s red color is due to the high concentrations of oxidated iron in the lava. It is a paradise for birdwatchers and snorkelers. There is a flamingo colony in the lagoon behind the beach.  It is an excellent spot for snorkeling.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Red sand beach. Sea lions, sea turtles, rays, marine iguanas, Darwin finches, flamingos.
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Hiking, kayak, stand-up paddle board, and snorkel
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Easy
  • Swimming/ Snorkeling: Moderate
  • Total Area:  4.9 sq km / 1.89 sq mi
  • Population: uninhabited 
10) Wednesday - Afternoon

Egas Port (Puerto Egas)

There are two trails opened for visitors in this site. The first one goes along the coast, through a volcanic beach with beautiful lava formations. The famous fur sea lions live in the grottoes at the end of the trail. The second trail is approximately 4km long and goes inland to the salt mines and the lake, flamingos can be spotted here.

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Beautiful volcanic landscapes, fur seals, sea lions, flamingos, pelicans, finches, herons, hawks, marine iguanas, white tip sharks, sea turtles.
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Hiking, snorkeling
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Moderate
  • Snorkeling: Easy
11) Thursday - Moorning

Darwin Bay

Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island has a beautiful white coral sand beach leading to a trail hosting an incredible diversity of birds and the smallest marine iguana in Galapagos. The cliff-top at the end of the trail offers a fascinating view of the island and of red-billed tropical birds. Back on the beach, it is one of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos islands.

  • Highlight & Wildlife:   sea lions, marine iguanas, sally lightfoot crabs, great frigate birds, swallow-tailed gulls, lava gulls, lava herons, marine iguanas, Great Frigatebirds, red-footed boobies, red-billed tropical bird, green sea turtles, Manta rays, sea lions, hammerhead sharks, surgeonfish, butterfly hogfish, unicorn fish, king angelfish & parrot fish
  • Landing: Wet landing
  • Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, SUP
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Hiking: Difficult
    • Snorkeling: Easy / Difficult
12) Thursday - Afternoon

GENOVESA ISLAND (Tower Island)

Genovesa is the Northernmost island in the Galapagos Islands and is considered a paradise of birds due to the wide variety of species inhabiting it. Furthermore, Genovesa island is a wonderful site for marine sports including snorkeling, kayaking and SUP.  

Genovesa Island’s main visitors’ sites are: 

  • Prince Phillip’s Steps (El Barranco)
  • Darwin Bay
  • Highlight & Wildlife: Red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, short-eared owls, storm petrels, Galapagos swallows, Galapagos doves, sea lions, marine iguanas, sally lightfoot crabs, great frigate birds, swallow-tailed gulls, lava gulls, lava herons, Great Frigatebirds, red-billed tropical bird, green sea turtles, Manta rays, hammerhead sharks, surgeonfish, butterfly hogfish, unicorn fish, king angelfish & parrot fish
  • Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, SUP, and zodiac ride
  • Total Area: 5.4 sq miles
  • Population: zero (uninhabited)
13) Friday - Moorning

Mosquera

Mosquera is one of the smalles islands in the Galapagos. Located in the center of the archipelago between Baltra and North Seymour. Most of the islet is covered with sand and barren lava rock.

Surrounded by coral reefs, this is a wonderful place to enjoy snorkeling with marine life and sea lions. This island has several species of sea birds, marine iguanas and blue footed boobies. There are occasional reports of orcas and whale sightings around this area. 

  • Highlights and Wildlife: White sand beach. Sea lions, lava gulls, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies. 
  • Landing: Wet Landing
  • Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, swimming
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Walking: Easy
  • Snorkeling: Easy
  • Total Area:  0.06 sq km  or 0.022 sq miles
  • Population: Uninhabited
14) Friday - Afternoon

Santa Cruz Highlands and Tortoise reserve

The Highlands of Santa Cruz are the natural habitat of the famous Galapagos giant tortoises. There are different local farms and hotels where it is possible to observe these beautiful creatures in the wild. There are also many accessible lava tunnels. This area is also home to small towns and farmers growing fruits and organic products for the local markets.  

  • Highlights and Wildlife: Geological formations. Giant Tortoises, bird life. 
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: Hiking
  • Activity Difficulty:  
  • Hiking: Easy- Moderate
15) Saturday - Moorning

North Seymour

North Seymour Island, located in the center of the archipelago,  is one of the most sought after islands in the Galapagos because of its extraordinary diversity of marine and land species and due to the fun activities, visitors can experience.

  • Highlight and wildlife: sea lions, Marine Iguanas, and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Frigate Birds, blue footed boobies, land iguanas, Whitetip reef sharks, Green Sea Turtles, Sea lions and colorful reef fish, Hammerhead or Tiger sharks cruising through.
  • Landing: Dry landing
  • Activities: Hiking & Snorkeling
  • Activity Difficulty:
    • Snorkeling: Easy
    • Hiking: Easy
  • Área Total: 0.73 sq miles
  • Population: Zero (uninhabited)
Saturday - Afternoon

BALTRA ISLAND (North Seymour)

Baltra Island is one of two Galapagos Islandés’ entrance doors as it hosts the main airport and is located in the Center of the Archipelago. Even though Baltra is not considered a visitors’ site, friendly wildlife including iguanas and Galapagos Finches will welcome you to the Enchanted Islands.

  • Highlight & Wildlife: Most important entry point to the Galapagos Islands, Land iguanas, Galapagos Finches
  • Landing: Dry
  • Activities: Joining your cruise group
  • Activity Difficulty:
    Walking: Easy
  • Total Area: 8 sq miles
  • Population: zero (uninhabited).

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