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Natural Paradise

Natural Paradise Galapagos Yacht

The Natural Paradise, a first class yacht customized to carry 16 adventurers in comfort and safety through the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos Travel on board the Natural Paradise Yacht

Cruise the Galapagos in style aboard the Natural Paradise, Special amenities include a hydro-massage 4-person jacuzzi plus spacious outside decks for relaxing, a large dining area and both indoor and outdoor bar areas. Our staff include a Level III bilingual naturalist guide certified by the Galapagos National Park Authority, as well as a dedicated Cruise Director ensuring you are in good hands both on board and on land.

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Natural Paradise Technical specifications

Year of construction: 2015
Length: 111 feet / 34 meters
Beam: 26 feet / 8 meters
Draft: 4 feet / 1. 40 meters
Speed: 14 knots
Capacity: 16 passengers + 10 Crew members
Main engines: CUMMINS / 2 X 400 HP / 1800 RPM
Gross Tonnage: 145 Tons
Generators: 2 X 50 Kw
Accommodation:
Upper Deck: 4 double cabins with private balcony
Main Deck: Dining room, bar, social area, 3 double cabins
Lower Deck: 2 double cabins
All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning
Safety & Navigation:
FURUNO Radar
GPS
Depth sounders
ACR radio
VHF - DSS radio
ABC Fire Extinguishers
All required navigation equipment

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Natural Paradise Galapagos Cruise Itinerary

Itinerary A: 4D/ 3N
Sat A.m. Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat.
P.m. South Plaza Island
Sun A.m. Genovesa: El Barranco
P.m. Genovesa: Darwin Bay
Mon A.m. Santiago: Espumilla Beach / Buccaneer Cove
P.m. Santiago: Egas Port
Tue A.m. Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach
Transfer to Baltra Airport


Itinerary B: 5D/ 4N:
Tue A.m. Arrival to San Cristobal Airport and Transfer to the boat
P.m. San Cristobal: Lobos Island
Wed A.m. North Seymour
P.m. Santa Fe Island
Thu A.m. Santa Cruz: Twin Craters
P.m. Santa Cruz: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center
Fri A.m. Bartholomew Island
P.m. Santiago: Sullivan Bay
Sat A.m. Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove
Transfer to Baltra Airport


Itinerary A: 8D/7N
Tue AM: Arrival to San Cristobal Airport and Transfer to the boat
P.M.San Cristobal: Lobos Island
Wed A.m. North Seymour
P.m. Santa Fe Island
Thu A.m. Santa Cruz: Twin Craters
P.m. Santa Cruz: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center
Fri A.m. Bartholomew Island
P.m. Santiago: Sullivan Bay
Sat A.m. Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove
P.m. South Plaza Island
Sun A.m. Genovesa: El Barranco
P.m. Genovesa: Darwin Bay
Mon A.m. Santiago: Espumilla Beach / Buccaneer Cove
PM: Santiago: Egas Port
Tue AM: Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach
Transfer to Baltra Airport


Itinerary C: 8D/7N
Tue A.M:Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat
P.M.Mosquera Islet
Wed A.m. Isabela: Sierra Negra Volcano
P.m. Isabela: Wall of Tears / Wetlands / Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center
Thu A.m. Isabela: Moreno Point
P.m. Isabela: Urbina Bay
Fri A.m. Isabela: Vicente Roca Point
P.m. Fernandina: Espinosa Point
Sat A.m. Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill
P.m. Rabida Island
Sun A.m. Floreana Island: Cormorant Point
P.m. Floreana Island: Post Office Bay / Champion Islet
Mon A.m. Española: Suarez Point
PM: Santiago: Española: Gardner Bay / Gardner Islet / Osborn Islet
Tue AM: San Cristobal: Witch Hill
Transfer to San Cristobal Airport

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Natural Paradise Galapagos Day by Day

ITINERARY A: 8D/7N
DAY 1: Monday Galapagos Cruise
DAPHNE ISLAND AND CARRION POINT

Morning flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra, Galapagos Islands Assistance at the airport by our representative for your Galapagos flight. You will arrive at Baltra Island in the morning. After passing through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by the Natural Paradise staff and transferred to the yacht. You will be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing. In the afternoon you will visit Daphne Mayor and Daphne Minor which are located between Santa Cruz and Santiago Islands. Most tourists are restricted from visiting these islands by the Galapagos National Park; however, the islands continue to be a popular stop for scientists researching the unique qualities of the Galapagos finches.
Then you will visit Carrion Point. This site may be your introduction to some features of Galapagos diving such as rocky slopes where the boulder strewn reef is only occasionally interspersed with sandy patches. You will also see some almost ever-present creatures such as sea lions, creole fish and blue striped sea slugs. .

DAY 2: Tuesday Galapagos Cruise
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

In the morning, you will visit “Fausto Llerena” Giant Land Tortoises Breeding Center in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, where giant tortoises are bred in captivity. This is home to tortoises ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long adults. Subspecies of the giant tortoises interact with one another, and many of the older tortoises are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years-old and strong enough to survive on their own.
In the afternoon, you will visit “El Chato” reserve which is divided into two areas: Caseta and Chato. The trail begins at Santa Rosa (13.7 miles / 22 km) from Puerto Ayora with the Caseta route being the most challenging. The reserve allows visitors to observe giant tortoises in the wild during the dry season and is also a good place to spot short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes.

DAY 3: Wednesday Galapagos Cruise
SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND AND SANTA FE ISLAND

In the morning, you will head to South Plaza Island. This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. The most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium. During the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January), a bright red.
In the afternoon, you will visit Santa Fe Island (Barrington) which is home to a small, picturesque bay also named Santa Fe. The bay has two visitor trails: one leading to a scenic viewpoint atop a cliff and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest.

DAY 4: Thursday Galapagos Cruise
SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND


This site offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that In the morning, you will end up visiting Pitt Point situated on the northeastern tip of the island which hosts frigatebirds, storm petrels, and all three types of booby birds: the Nazca, blue-footed and red- footed boobies. A steep trail goes up a cliff and through a ravine leading visitors to an area with an abundance of birds. Next in the afternoon, you will visit Kicker Rock. This striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the ocean divided by a small channel. Although there are no landing areas, kayaking and scuba diving allow visitors to spot a variety of marine life.

DAY 5: Friday Galapagos Cruise
SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND
In the morning you will visit The Interpretation Center which was opened in 1998 as a phase of the project “Interpretation and Environment Education Project.” Visitors enjoy expositions on natural history, human history, and conservation. The conservation efforts represent the movement to protect the wildlife and natural environment through means of population and tourist control. The Interpretation Center has an outdoor stadium, audio-visual equipment, and meeting rooms.

Next, you will embark on an excursion to Lobos Island which means “Sea Lion Island.” This appropriately named island is ripe with noisy, playful, jolly sea lions who will welcome you to their home with open, well, fins. This island also offers great snorkeling opportunities as well as the chance to see blue-footed and Nazca boobies.
In the afternoon, you will visit Witch Hill. Located on the northern coast, this eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its white powdery sand and an abundance of animals. Wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of booby birds. The clear water provides an excellent opportunity for enjoying swimming and snorkeling.

DAY 6: Saturday   Galapagos Cruise
ESPAÑOLA ISLAND
The morning excursion takes you to the spectacular Gardner Bay. After landing you can walk across a lovely white-sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. You may also see curious mockingbirds on the beach.

In the afternoon, you will visit Suarez Point. On the trail you will have the chance to see blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, and Nazca boobies. This island is the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s
12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. You will also visit a beautiful site on the ocean front where there is a cliff that the large albatrosses use as a launching pad! You will have the chance to see the famous blowhole that spurts water into the air. The landscape is great for photography.

DAY 7: Sunday Galapagos Cruise
FLOREANA ISLAND

In the morning, you will visit the famous Post Office Bay. You will land on a beach and head to a spot where 18th century whalers placed a wooden barrel used as an unofficial mail box. The custom continues to this day with Galapagos visitors. So don’t forget your postcards, and don’t be surprised if the post card arrives to its destination before you even get home! In the afternoon, you will visit Champion Island named after the whaler Andrew Champion which is a small island located just offshore from Floreana Island in the southern part of the archipelago. It is considered one of the most beautiful places in Galapagos for snorkeling and diving fans and an excellent opportunity for dolphin watching. Afterwards you will head to Cormorant Point. Here you will enjoy a hike to a salt-water lagoon which is home to flamingos. You will also get to swim in the crystal clear waters of the Devil’s Crown. This extinct volcano peaks out of the waters just off of Floreana’s coast and offers a magnificent snorkeling experience.


DAY 8: Monday Galapagos Cruise
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

In the morning, you will visit Twin Craters located opposite each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.

After this final visit, you will be transferred to Baltra’s airport in time for your flight back to the mainland

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Natural Paradise Galapagos Deck Plans

 

Nature Paradise Galapagos Deck  Plans

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Nature Paradise Galapagos Rates 2016

ACCOMMODATION8 DAYS5 DAYS4 DAYS
Suite:
USD 5945

USD 3745

USD 2845

Junior Suite:
USD 5449
USD 3445
USD 2545
Standard:
USD 4945
USD 3045
USD 2345
Charter:
USD 77450
USD 48450
USD 36450

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