Travel to Galapagos on a wildlife tour on board Eden yacht
If you’re looking for a little low cost luxury on travel to Galapagos Island destinations then the M/Y Eden might be just the vessel for you. Elegant interiors are complemented by stylish double cabins with private bathrooms and hot showers. Communal areas including a library, TV area, restaurant-bar and sun deck give you plenty of space to relax.
Galapagos Travel on board the Eden Yacht
With room for sixteen passengers, eight crew and one multilingual naturalist guide, the atmosphere onboard is intimate and friendly. Get to know your fellow travellers over drinks in the bar, or chat on the sun deck as you enjoy your eight-day tour around these mesmeric islands.
The highlights of your tour include Gardner Bay and Suarez Point on Espanola Island, Darwin Bay and El Barranco on Genovesa Island, and a visit to Bartolome Island. Although, this being the Galapagos, every aspect and stop-off provides something of interest. With an onboard guide accompanying you on the whole trip, you’ll learn about the nature, history and culture of the island from an expert.
Of course, one of the main reasons for any travel to Galapagos destinations is the incredible variety of wildlife. You’ll see Darwin finches, yellow warblers and vermillion flycatchers in the air. In the water you can frolic with playful sea lions and maybe even catch a glimpse of sharks and rays...
Land animals that will enchant and delight include the famous tortoise varieties that live exclusively on these islands. There are also the marine and land iguanas that live on the shoreline.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can snorkel around reefs and the shallow waters nearer the shore. Or if you prefer, simply lounge on the sun deck gazing out at some stunning views of unique landscapes. However you want to enjoy travel to Galapagos Island destinations, you can do it on board the Eden.
Galapagos Eden yacht photo gallery
|Guides:||1 multilingual naturalists|
|Cruise Speed:||10 knots|
|Navigation AID:||GPS, Ecosounder, radars,|
|EPIRB, VHF & UHF|
|Electric Power:||110 volts|
5, 7 night Galapagos cruises
Sunday to Sunday, Thursday to Thursday, Sunday to Thursday, Thursday to Sunday
Sample Galapagos cruise itinerary
Thursday: Santa Cruz island
Welcome at Baltra Airport! New arrivals, lunch in the highlands of Santa Cruz. Explore the upper region ('parte alta'). Learn about the vegetation and animal life of this zone, strikingly different than that found at lower elevations. Darwin finches, yellow warblers, and bright red vermillion flycatchers. Beautiful views of the surrounding archipelago. In the late afternoon we return to town. For those who wish to familairize themselves with Galapagos nightlife, this is your chance: the boat will be docked in port most of the night. Orientation. Afternoon .
Disembark at Suarez Point in the morning and Gardner Bay in the afternoon. Enjoy open areas where you can spot lava lizards, iguanas, and many birds: blue footed boobies, masked boobies, Galapagos hawk, Frigate bird, giant waved albatross. Time is allowed for swimming and snorkeling.
South Plazas island, Santa Fe island
We will sail to Plazas Island, where a large colony of sea lions lounges daily in the equatorial sun. Isla Plaza is also peppered with hundreds of land and marine iguanas, towering cacti "trees" that form the principal diet for both the land iguanas and the cactus finch. After lunch we visit Santa Fe Island and the local sealion colony. The main attraction, a towering forest of giant cacti, marine and land iguanas, the rainbow-streaked lava lizards and, if you are lucky, Galapago land tortoises.
North Seymour island - Bachas Beach
After an early breakfast we will disembark at North Seymour Island. Here we will see frigatebirds, the clownish blue-footed booby, and of course the ubiquitous sea lions. In the afternoon at Bachas beach, here we find nesting sea turtles, flamingos and other migratory birds.
Genovesa island also known as Tower
Disembark at El Barranco also known as Prince phillip's steps in the morning and Darwin Bay in the afternoon. Enjoy open areas where you can spot small marine iguanas, and many birds. Our first view of Galapagos volcanoes, Darwin bay is an eroded crater under water, nearby is the white coral beach where will find many birds, opuntia cacti forests and mangroves. Time is allowed for swimming and snorkeling.
Bartolome isle, Santiago island
Visit Bartolome, if you hike to the summit of this small island you will have one of the most impresive landscapes of the Galapagos. Great opportunity for snorkelling with a vast marine life. After lunch, we visit Sullivan bay and walk on lava fields, both types pahoehoe and aa lava, enjoy watching a colony of penguins.
Santiago island, Rabida island
At Egas Port we disembark and follow a footpath across the island to find marine iguanas, Darwin finches, rainbowed lava lizards, and endemic Galapagos hawks along the way. A special sight on Santiago are the fur seals cooling off in the shade formed by the seashore grottos. After lunch we visit the seashell pink sands of Rabida Island. Here we will see a pelican nesting area and many sea birds flying above. One of the best snorkelling spots in the islands.
Santa Cruz island - Baltra airport - mainland Ecuador
Visit the world-famous Charles Darwin Station, a non-profit institution that dedicates itself to studying and protecting Galapagos wildlife. This is one of the best places to see land tortoises, including Lonely George, the last survivor of his subspecies. We will also visit the station's Tortoise Rearing Center. Our visit to Charles Darwin Station will complete our Galapagos cruise. From the station we will take a bus to the airport for departure flight to mainland Ecuador.
|DESCRIPTION||8 DAYS||5 DAYS||4 DAYS|
|January to December||US$3100||US$2300||US$1550|