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Galapagos luxury cruises on board the Eco Galaxy

Galapagos Ecogalaxy Yacht

On board this comfortable and new catamaran, we will present you with a wonderful and unforgettable life time! You will have the opportunity to enjoy the best that the Galapagos Islands have to offer, with fun days, a great educational experience, a leisurely excursion with lots of adventure; all of this presented to you with our unmatched high quality service, delicious food, knowledgeable and helpful guides and professional crew.

Galapagos Travel on board the Eco Galaxy

One of the main characteristics of this catamaran is that was built based on ecological parameters; propose: reduce the negative environmental impact of tourism.

Take pleasure in our upgraded, modern social areas: Library, DVD service, dining room, bar with a variety of drinks and sundeck. Our complete itineraries are developed for the benefit of our passengers, who will have the opportunity to combine kinking, snorkeling, beach and kayaking; our professional guides will introduce you to the most relevant sites on each island.
This wonderful catamaran offers 8 double cabins: 4 located in Upper Deck and 4 in the main deck; the Upper cabins are able to be connecting between them. Additionally, all cabins can be twin or matrimonial. Private facilities in each cabin: private bathrooms, cold/hot water; air conditioned, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, safe box, and high speaker.

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Eco Galaxy Yacht Specifications

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Eco Galaxy Yacht Itineraries

5 DAYS CRUISE ITINERARY "A"
Tuesday: PM - San Cristobal: Leon Dormido
Wednesday: AM - Santa Fe: Santa Fe
PM – South Plazas: South Plaza
Thursday: AM – Seymour: North Seymour
PM – Mosquera: Mosquera
Friday: AM – Genovesa: Bahia Darwin
PM – Genovesa: El Barranco
Saturday: AM - Santa Cruz: Carrion Point

6 DAYS CRUISE ITINERARY "B"
Saturday: PM - Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Sunday: AM - Isabela: Tintoreras
PM – Isabela: Breeding Center/Humedales /Muro De Las Lagrimas
Monday: AM – Isabela: Elizabeth Bay
PM – Isabela: Urbina Bay
Tuesday: AM – Fernandina: Espinoza Point
PM –Isabela: Vicente Roca Point
Wednesday: AM - Santiago: Egas Port
PM – Rabida: Rabida
Thursday: AM - Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove

6 DAYS CRUISE ITINERARY "C"
Thursday: PM - Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach
Friday: AM - Santiago: Sullivan Bay
PM – Bartolome: Bartolome
Saturday: AM – Santa Cruz: Highland
PM – Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Sunday: AM – Floreana: Cormorant Point / Devil Crown
PM – Floreana: Post Office Bay
Monday: AM - Española: Suarez Point
PM – Española: Garnerd Bay / Gardner Islet / Osborn Islet
Tusday: AM - San Cristobal: Interpretation Center

8 DAYS CRUISE ITINERARY "D"
Saturday: PM - Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Sunday: AM - Isabela: Tintoreras
PM – Isabela: Breeding Center/Humedales /Muro De Las Lagrimas
Monday: AM – Isabela: Elizabeth Bay
PM – Isabela: Urbina Bay
Tuesday: AM – Fernandina: Espinoza Point
PM – Isabela: Vicente Roca Point
Wednesday: AM - Santiago: Egas Port
PM – Rabida: Rabida
Thursday: AM - Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove
PM - Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach
Friday: AM - Santiago: Sullivan Bay
PM – Bartolome: Bartolome
Saturday: AM - Santa Cruz: Highland

4 DAYS CRUISE ITINERARY "E"
Saturday: PM - Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Sunday: AM - Floreana: Cormorant Point / Devil Crown
PM – Floreana: Post Office Bay
Monday: AM – Española: Suarez Point
PM – Española: Garnerd Bay / Gardner Islet / Osborn Islet
Tuesday: AM – San Cristobal: Interpretation Center

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Eco Galaxy Day By Day Itinerary

8 DAYS CRUISE - ITINERARY D- 2015 (Saturday - Saturday)

SATURDAY: BALTRA ISLAND SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
Baltra airport. Reception at airport. Transfer IN. Welcome on board EcoGalaxy Cruise. Welcome drink and lunch.

Charles Darwin Station is located in the Main Port of Santa Cruz Island, we will take our private bus that take us to the entrance of the center of breeding where we go to appreciate tortoises and land iguanas in captivity, this center is the main site of breeding of the islands. Animals that were in danger of extinction in the different islands are maintained in captivity and thanks at dedicated work of several institutions some species are saving, here was where the most famous tortoise "the Solitary George” the last survivor of the species of Pinta Island lived.

SUNDAY: ISABELA ISLAND
TINTORERAS: Located at south of Puerto Villamil, we will arrive to this place by panga. There is a small bay with turquoises water where you can appreciate sea lions, marine tortoises, marine iguanas and rays. The most part of this trail we will find volcanic lava of type AA. The Tintoreras is one of places where the introduction iguana has been successful. Also, in this place you have opportunity to see Galapagos sharks known like: Tintoreras. Lunch.

PM BREEDING CENTER – HUMEDALES & WALL OF TEARS: The Breeding Center is located 1.5 Km from Puerto Villamil. This place is dedicated to the reproduction of several species of tortoises in captivity; we will find 330 tortoises between youthful and adult. The Breeding Center has beautiful gardens composed by native plants. Visit Humedales: complexes of paths which include sites like: The Orchilla Hill, from this viewpoint you can admire the bay, Puerto Villamil, Volcano Sierra Negra, islets and rocks. El Estero, Poza Escondida, Poza Redonda, Tunel Del Estero are others paths located in Humedales area, each one with its beautiful landscape and characteristic. After that we have a walking to Wall of Tears, a big wall build by prisoners; in our pathway to this site, we will see land tortoises.

MONDAY: ISABELA ISLAND
ELIZABETH BAY: This is one of the island's breeding sites for penguins. Located on the west coast of Isabela, Elizabeth Point is a marine visitor site. Visit red mangrove cove: Brown pelicans, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays andsea lionsare often seen. Lunch
URBINA BAY: this place is located at the base of Alcedo Volcano between Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove. Wet landing. Trail length is around 3.20 Km; during this walking we can observe land iguanas, hawks, tortoises; also it is possible to see red and blue lobsters.

TUESDAY: FERNANDINA & ISABELA ISLAND
FERNANDINA ISLAND – ESPINOZA POINT: Fernandina is the 3rd island bigger of Galapagos and has just one visit place: Espinoza Point.
Espinoza Point is famous site because you will find big colonies of marine iguanas and to be the unique place where the flightless Cormorant lives, Galapagos penguin, hawk, snakes of Galapagos and many other. From Espinoza Point we can admire Fernandina Island and its volcano which last eruption was on May 2005. Fernandina is the only island that doesn’t have any mammal introduced and the open areas are very fragile. In nesting time of marine iguana (January to June) we have a lot care when we are walking. Return to EcoGalaxy. Lunch.

ISABELA ISLAND: VICENTE ROCA POINT: is comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life. Keep an eye out for seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating Mola-mola (sunfish).

WEDNESDAY: SANTIAGO ISLAND & RABIDA ISLAND:
EGAS PORT: In this site we find a black sand beach; at south of this beach there is a volcano called Pan de Azucar, it has volcanic deposits which have contributed to the formation of this black sand beach.

The crater of this volcano has a salt lake which in warm time becomes dry and it is possible to appreciate a salt mine. Between 1928 and 1930 there were some explorations to this mine but they didn’t function; additionally, it caused damages to the environment because of workers use endemic woods. It is not allowed go down to salt mine. Lunch.

RABIDA ISLAND: The visitor site is located on the east coast of Rabida Island, consists of a red sand beach, a coastal lagoon behind the beach, and a loop trail. The approximate distance of the trail is 1.1 kilometers.

The color of the rocks and sand on the beach is due to the very porous volcanic material, which with the help of environmental factors (rain, salt water and sea breeze, has acted as an oxidizing agent. The main attraction of the place is the red sand beach, scenery, aside from the vegetation of the arid zone and the presence of native and endemic species.

THURSDAY: SANTA CRUZ ISLAND: BLACK TURTLE COVE & BACHAS BEACH
BLACK TURTLE COVE: Welcome on board. After lunch our first visit is to Black Turtle Cove which is situated in the northern of Santa Cruz. This bay is surrounded by mangroves and is accessible by dinghy only. The superficial cove is a safe refuge for marine life. Black-tip reef sharks, marine turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here.

BACHAS BEACH: This beautiful beach is located at north of Santa Cruz Island; the beach has total extension of 1Km.
The site takes its name since Second War when the American army left two barges in the beach, the first colonizing people couldn’t pronounce that name correctly: barges, so they called Bachas.

FRIDAY: SANTIAGO ISLAND & BARTOLOME ISLANDS
SULLIVAN BAY: wet landing and hiking. Description of the place: all the road and the island is composed of lava flows that still they are virtually without eroding and they cover an extensive area, lava pohoehhoe or of cords, hornitos, mollugo, this plant grows in the lava. Lava Colonizers.

BARTOLOME ISLAND: Dry landing, landing wet for the beach, activities to carry out in this island: walk, swimming, snorkeling, and photography. We will walk for a path to the top (114 m) pioneering plants that will observe in this place TIQUILIA, CHAMAESYCE, SCALESIA, the island is formed by cones, pipes of lava by where lava flow. Wet landing, path to the south beach through mangrove swamps and vegetation of dunes. North beach: Swimming and snorkeling will be the activities that are going to carry out. Since the top of the island Bartolome we will be able to observe the islands as Santiago, Rabida, Isabela. We can find penguins in the Rock Pinnacle.

SATURDAY: SANTA CRUZ ISLAND: HIGHLANDS
Arrive to Baltra Island. This island is known to be inhabited by militaries only. On this island is located one of our mains Galapagos airports. Once you arrive your guide will be waiting for you. Transfer to Santa Cruz Island, we cross the Itabaca Chanel (from airport to this place is around 15 minutes), after this we take our private bus to Puerto Ayora.
Once we arrive to Puerto Ayora, we will go direct to EcoGalaxy: cabin accommodation and take lunch. After lunch, our first visit is HIGHLANDS OF SANTA CRUZ,where we have a trekking and we will find the giant tortoises in their natural habitat, this is a natural spectacular. For this visit we recommend to use sport shoes, long pants, raincoat, hut and sun block.     Transfer to the airport.

** ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

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Eco Galaxy deck plan

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Eco Galaxy 2015 RATES

Description 4 days 5 Days 6 Days 8 Days 10 Days 11 Days 15 Days
Main and Upper Deck $2005 $2695 $2925 $4641 $4965 $5515 $7735
Lower deck $1905 $2575 $2785 $4452 $4725 $5255 $7383
Charter $27295 $40915 $45355 $61657 $75835 $83105 $116035

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