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Galapagos Islands trips on board expedition yacht Galaxy

Galapagos Galaxy Yacht

The famous Galapagos Islands are right choice for nature avid travelers. These islands are filled with natural attractions both above (on each Island) and below the ocean. Baltra (South Seymour) is one of the archipelagos 2 airports together with Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal) where the arrivals and departures take place. These islands are the gateway of your trip to experience the beauty of the Galápagos. 

Galaxy yacht expedition trips in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are home to a variety of exclusive bird species, wild animals, comprising of marine iguanas, penguins, and giant turtles amongst a horde of others. Your expedition to this very place will be further enhanced by the exquisite and presentable beauty of the sprawling vegetation. Galapagos Islands are renowned for its splendid attractions and exceptional archipelago along with various other things. The Galapagos Islands are considered the most-favored holiday destination by nature lovers, not only for their scenic beauty but also for its rich flora and fauna.

You can enjoy a dream stay on board one the best yachts that is specifically designed to provide the excursionists a memorable experience, The M/Y Galaxy.

The tour programs will provide you an opportunity to explore the islands from different perspectives. You can enjoy multitudes of leisure activities such as soothing beach walks, swimming, snorkeling, guided hikes, etc. The crewmembers specifically use their principal language, i.e., Spanish, but a multilingual guide will make your life easier while you are here. 

Interact with nature closely by booking a cruise with well designed itinerary and elegant construction for first class Galapagos Islands trips

Galaxy yacht highlights:

Galaxy Yacht is defined with every relaxing, comforting and lavish feature that will ensure a blissful stay. The yacht has the capacity to comfortably accommodate sixteen passengers at a time. It provides nine spacious double cabins that are fully air-conditioned and each one is provided with a private bath space along with running hot water. 

An internal telephonic communication system is provided in each room for your convenience along with speaker facility and safe deposit box to secure your essentials. The attractive areas of the yacht includes bar and lounge, coffee station that provides refreshments too, dining room, a comfy library with TV and DVD, and ample sundeck. Your taste buds will never have to compromise as the kitchen of this boat provides inventive and delicious menu designed for variety during its 4, 5 or 8 day routes.

Explore the true wonders of the fantastic Galapagos Islands by boarding this one-of-its-kind expedition yacht. 

Galaxy yacht expedition trips in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are home to a variety of exclusive bird species, wild animals, comprising of marine iguanas, penguins, and giant turtles amongst a horde of others. Your expedition to this very place will be further enhanced by the exquisite and presentable beauty of the sprawling vegetation. Galapagos Islands are renowned for its splendid attractions and exceptional archipelago along with various other things. The Galapagos Islands are considered the most-favored holiday destination by nature lovers, not only for their scenic beauty but also for its rich flora and fauna.

You can enjoy a dream stay on board one the best yachts that is specifically designed to provide the excursionists a memorable experience, The M/Y Galaxy.

The tour programs will provide you an opportunity to explore the islands from different perspectives. You can enjoy multitudes of leisure activities such as soothing beach walks, swimming, snorkeling, guided hikes, etc. The crewmembers specifically use their principal language, i.e., Spanish, but a multilingual guide will make your life easier while you are here. 

Interact with nature closely by booking a cruise with well designed itinerary and elegant construction for first class Galapagos Islands trips

Galaxy yacht highlights:

Galaxy Yacht is defined with every relaxing, comforting and lavish feature that will ensure a blissful stay. The yacht has the capacity to comfortably accommodate sixteen passengers at a time. It provides nine spacious double cabins that are fully air-conditioned and each one is provided with a private bath space along with running hot water. 

An internal telephonic communication system is provided in each room for your convenience along with speaker facility and safe deposit box to secure your essentials. The attractive areas of the yacht includes bar and lounge, coffee station that provides refreshments too, dining room, a comfy library with TV and DVD, and ample sundeck. Your taste buds will never have to compromise as the kitchen of this boat provides inventive and delicious menu designed for variety during its 4, 5 or 8 day routes.

Explore the true wonders of the fantastic Galapagos Islands by boarding this one-of-its-kind expedition yacht. 

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Galaxy technical specifications

Type: First class steel – hulled motor yacht
Construction: Guayaquil 2006 – 2007
Length: 35 m
Beam: 7.60 m
Draft: 1.80 m
Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: 9 members + 1 bilingual guide
Cruising speed: 12 knots
Engines: 2 Caterpilar Motors 440 HP
Water capacity: 4.000 gallons
Diesel capacity: 6.000 gallons
Electric power: 110V and 220V

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Galaxy Galapagos Cruise Itinerary

8 DAYS – 7 NIGHTS
SATURDAY to SATURDAY
Saturday: Baltra: (Airport) / Gemelos - Highlands
Sunday: Floreana Island:Punta Cormorant / Devils Crown
Post Office / Mirador de la Baronesa
Monday: Española Island
Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez
Tuesday: San Cristobal Island:
Interpretation Center / Lobos Island
Wednesday: Santa Fe Island / Caleta Tortuga Negra
Thursday: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay / El Barranco
Friday: Sullivan Bay / Bartolome Island
Saturday: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station / Baltra (Airport)

8 DAYS – 7 NIGHTS
TUESDAY to TUESDAY
Tuesday: San Cristobal Island (Airport) / Lobos Island
Wednesday: Santa Fe Island / Caleta Tortuga Negra
Thursday: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay / El Barranco
Friday: Sullivan Bay / Bartolome Island
Saturday: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station / Gemelos - Highlands
Sunday: Floreana Island:Punta Cormorant / Devils Crown
Post Office / Mirador de la Baronesa
Monday: Española Island
Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez
Tuesday: San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center / Airport

5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS
TUESDAY to SATURDAY
Tuesday: San Cristobal Island (Airport) / Lobos Island
Wednesday: Santa Fe Island / Caleta Tortuga Negra
Thursday: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay / El Barranco
Friday: Sullivan Bay / Bartolome Island
Saturday: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station / Baltra (Airport)

4 DAYS – 3 NIGHTS
SATURDAY to TUESDAY
Saturday: Baltra: (Airport) / Gemelos - Highlands
Sunday: Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant / Devils Crown
Post Office / Mirador de la Baronesa
Monday: Española Island
Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez
Tuesday: San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center / Airport

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Galaxy day by day

Detailed Itinerary:

Saturday: Island Santa Cruz – Highlands

In the morning you will fly to the Galapágos Island Baltra. After paying the National Park Entrance Fee, a crew member will pick you up. Transfer from the airport to Itabaca Channel which you have to cross by ferry. After arrival there, you will pass through the highlands of Santa Cruz from north to south. On your way, you will cross the different vegetation zones of this fascinating island. Those vary from lower dry zones with many cactuses to scalesia- woods in the humid highland. You will visit the twin crater Caldera de los Gemelos, which are known for their diversity of ca. 300 different fern species and the close by “forest” of sunflowers. -/L/D

Sunday: Island Floreana – Cormorant Point – Devils Crown – Post Office Bay
Floreana Island is perceived as one of the most exotic Island of the archipelago.
At Cormorant Point you land on a green olivine sand beach. Following a 100 m long path you will soon reach a lagoon with flamingoes, white-checked pintail ducks and other shorebirds. Later you will reach Devils Crown (Corona del Diablo), a broken volcanic cone, which is one of the most beautiful places to go snorkeling on Galápagos Island. You can dive or swim between riff sharks, star fishes, marine turtles, sea lions and many tropical ornamental fishes. Afterwards you will visit the famous Post Office Bay which keeps the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to post their mail in. Nowadays you can leave a letter and hope that it will make its destination via another tourist. B/L/D

Monday: Española Island – Gardener Bay - Suarez Point
Española is the southernmost and oldest island of the Galápagos archipelago. Because of its isolated position you can explore a lot of endemic wildlife. Gardener Bay is on the eastern shore with turquoise shot coloured water and a magnificent beach. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will find lots of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by a transient colony of sea lions which like to swim with you. Birds, like the endemic Hood-Mockingbird and different species of Darwin finches, are omnipresent. In the afternoon you will have an excursion to Point Suarez which is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago, with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beaches. In addition to five species of nesting seabirds there are the curious and bold Española Island mockingbirds, Galapagos doves and Galapagos hawks. Several types of reptiles, including the marine iguana and the oversized lava lizard, are unique to this island. When heavy swells are running, Point Suarez is also the site of a spectacular blowhole, with thundering spray shooting 30 yards into the air. The walkabout on a stony path is about 2km (duration about 3 hours). B/L/D

The Galaxy Yacht - Galapagos Travel

Tuesday: Island San Cristobal – Interpretation Center – Isla Lobos

At the port of Baquerizo Moreno, which is the capital of the province Galápagos, you will visit the Interpretation Center. The center will give you a good impression of the history of the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon you will visit Lobos Island, which is located in front of San Cristobal Island. It is a seasonal nesting location for the blue footed booby and frigate birds. You also should enjoy swimming and snorkelling with sea lions in this calm bay. B/L/D

Wednesday: Island Santa Fe / Island Santa Cruz – Black Turtle Cove
Today you visit Santa Fe Island, a small rocky peninsula which is covered by little Palo Santo trees and by up to 6m high opuntia cacti. Inhabitants of this island are a specific species of large yellow land iguanas, the Galápagos buzzard, some blue footed boobies and pelicans. After the hike you can swim or snorkel in the bay in company of sea lions and marine turtles. Finally you can observe the tropic underwater world. Later you visit the Black Turtle Cove, a nesting site for marine turtles. With good luck you can observe different types of sharks in the calm water, so for example the white-tipped shark or schools of golden mustard rays as well. B/L/D

Thursday: Island Genovesa – Darwin Bay - Prince Philips Steps
Your destination for today is Genovesa Island. Genovesa is considered as one of the wildest and untouched within the National Park of Galápagos. It is also known as “Bird Island” or “Tower Island”. On your way to this island you will cross the equator. After breakfast make a wet landing onto Tower Island at Darwin Bay for an easy stroll observing seemingly thousands of birds, mainly frigate and red footed and masked boobies. On the beach you can see the interesting spectacle how the frigates try to catch the prey of the boobies. After a panga ride along the cliffs of Genovesa Island you will make a dry landing at Prince Philip’s Steps, a carved out of stone stair. This will lead you to a wide plateau, where you can observe large colonies of masked boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels and bahama ducks. During this easy stroll you will cross a little Scalesia wood, in which you can observe the short-eared owl. The same path will lead you back to your boat. B/L/D

Friday: Island Santiago – Sullivan Bay / Island Bartolome
Today you will land at Santiago Island, also known as James, or San Salvador Island, which is the fourth largest island in the archipelago. The influences of the former salt mine workers and their imported animals are still alive on the island. The last tries to populate Santiago Island were given up forty years ago. The Sullivan Bay is located on the east coast of Santiago Island. Its lava field with lava cacti is a variety of interesting patterns. After exploring the lava flow, you can swim or snorkel with playful sea lions off two small coralline. Arriving at Bartolomé in the afternoon you will ascend a lookout point from where you can admire the spectacular panorama of the Sullivan Bay and the famous needle shaped rock, the so called Pinnacle Rock. The beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock boast some fine snorkeling spots from which you can discover the marvelous underwater world with a good chance to encounter penguins or the softly gliding turtles. B/L/D

Saturday: Island Santa Cruz – Charles Darwin Station – return flight
The Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park offices are based on Santa Cruz Island. The station encompasses an information centre, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station. Here you will have an opportunity to visit some of the best scientists of the Galápagos. Park rangers and park managers among others, who make huge efforts to preserve this Unesco World Heritage Site, conduct the conservation of the islands. In the tortoise breeding and rearing centre you can encounter tortoises of different subspecies, which are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most popular inhabitant of this Station is probably Lonesome George. He is the only survivor of his specific turtle species. In the past all approaches to find a partner for him failed. But in July 2008 the scientists found a carved nest wit nine eggs from a female tortoise. Three of them could be saved and now accordingly to strict instructions they are incubated syntheticly. Afterwards you will be escorted to the airport of Baltra island and from there you will fly back to Ecuador mainland. Enjoy the last view back to the enchanting islands; a unique paradise with its fascinating nature. B

B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner.

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Galaxy Yacht deck plan

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Galaxy Terms - Conditions

RESERVATION AND CONFIRMATION

PAYMENT

    * Once your arrangements are confirmed, a 30% deposit per person or charter is required for your ship accommodations.  Final payment is due 60 days prior to the departure date.
    * All rates are subject to change.
    * Last minute arrangements have to be paid in full at time of confirmation.

CANCELLATIONS

    * Any cancelation for charter have a cost of 250 USD for administration expenses
    * Up to 120 days prior to departure, 100 USD per passenger will be charged for administrative expenses.
    * Up to 60 days prior to departure, 30% of the amount paid will be charged.
    * Up to 60 days before departure, 100% of the amount paid will be charged.

CANCELLATION OF FLIGHT RESERVATION

    * If the flight tickets are emitted by the cruise company the cancellation is admitted until 7 days before departure day and total amount paid will be refunded in full.
    * Cancellation at the last minute or for a no show at the airport, there will be no refund.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

CHILDREN

     * Children under 11 years and 11 months of age pay 75% of published rate.

PAYMENTS ONBOARD:    * Only cash and travelers checks accepted (USDollars).

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Galaxy cruise rates

Duration                Cabins          Rates         Cabins        Rates            
4 days cruise           1 to 3           $1623          4 to 9           $1708
5 days cruise           1 to 3           $2087          4 to 9           $1984
8 days cruise           1 to 3           $3125          4 to 9           $3289

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