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Galapagos Seaman Journey Yacht

The  M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey is a first class catamaran that began sailing the enchanted isles in January 2008. Recently refurbished and remodeled in December 2012.

Galapagos Travel on board the Seaman Journey Yacht

Galapagos tours on board this Boutique Yacht catamaran are offered in superior comfort, size, style, and stability. The Galapagos Seaman Journey makes it possible to enjoy several tours in the Galapagos with different cruise itineraries that include amazing land tours at the varied visitor sites of the archipelago.
During these Galapagos tours, guests encounter many endemic species like Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Penguins, Land and Marine Iguana‟s, Frigate Birds, Blue Footed Boobies, and much more!
During one of the cruises each guest can enjoy the well-furnished areas offering comfort and privacy. Galapagos Seaman Journey has a maximum capacity of 16 passengers allowing both intimacy and camaraderie at the same time. We have several resting areas for those who are looking for a quiet place to relax during their Galapagos tours with family and friends in the lazy mid-afternoon sun, or likewise after a busy day of swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or walking on one of the enchanted isles.

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Seaman journey Technical specifications

Type: Motor Catamaran
Category: Boutique Yacht Naturalist Liveaboard
Material construction: Fiberglass
Length: 90 feet (27.6 meters)
Beam: 36.08 feet (11 meters)
Draft: 4.75 feet (1.45 meters)
Year build: 2007
Main engines: 2x Cummins 350 hp IMO
Electric system: 2x 50 kw IMO
Electric power: 110v and 220v AC/DC
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Water capacity: 3000 gallons
Diesel capacity: 2500 gallons
Passengers: maximum 16
Crew: 9 members
Diving: Sport platform
Equipment for sports: Snorkeling (free use of equipment), sea kayaking and surfing

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Galapagos Seaman Journey Cruise Itinerary

Itinerary A: 4D/ 3N
Fri A.m. Arrival at Baltra airport. Transfer to the yacht.
P.m. Visit the Island of Seymour
Sat A.m. Genovesa El Barranco
P.m. Genovesa B. Darwin
Sun A.m. Plazas Sur
P.m. Santa Fe Island
Mon A.m. San Cristóbal:Interpretation Center
Transfer to the airport


Itinerary B: 5D/ 4N:
Mon A.m. San Cristobal airport. Transfer to the yacht.
P.m. San Cristobal kicker Rock - Islas Lobos
Tue A.m. san Cristobal Galapagaguera Natural
P.m. San Cristobal Punta Pitt
Wed A.m. Española Bahía Gardner - Islote Gardener
P.m. Española Islote Osborn - Punta Suarez
Thu A.m. Florena Punta Cormorant - Champion
P.m. Floreana: Post Office Bay
Fri A.m. Visit Charles Darwin Station - Twin craters
Transfer to the airport in Baltra.


Itinerary C: 8D/7N
Fri AM: Baltra. Transfer to Pto. Ayora .
P.M.Highlands of Santa Cruz.
Sat A.m. Isabela: Tintoreras- Centro Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza
P.m. Isabela: Humedales - Muro de Lágrimas
Sun A.m. Isabela: Punta Moreno
P.m. Isabela: Bahía Elizabeth
Mon A.m. Fernandina: Punta Espinoza
P.m. Isabela: Urbina Bay
Tue A.m. Santiago: Playa Espumilla - Caleta Bucanero
P.m. Santiago: Puerto Egas
Wed A.m. Rabida
P.m. Sombrero Chino (chinese hat)
Thu A.m. Santiago: Bahía Sullivan
PM: Bartolome
Fri AM: Visit the island of Seymour. Airport in Baltra.


Itinerary C1: 8D / 7N:
Fri A.m. Arrival at Baltra airport. Transfer to the yacht.
P.m. Visit the Island of Seymour
Sat A.m. Genovesa El Barranco
P.m. Genovesa B. Darwin
Sun AM: Plazas Sur
PM: Santa Fe Island
Mon A.m. San Cristóbal:Interpretation Center
P.m. San Cristobal kicker Rock - Islas Lobos
Tue A.m. san Cristobal Galapagaguera Natural
P.m. San Cristobal Punta Pitt
Wed A.m. Española Bahía Gardner - Islote Gardener
P.m. Española Islote Osborn - Punta Suarez
Thu A.m. Florena Punta Cormorant - Champion
P.m. Floreana: Post Office Bay
Fri A.m. Visit Charles Darwin Station - Twin craters
Transfer to the airport in Baltra.


Itinerary D: 11D/10N
Fri A.m.Baltra. Transfer a Pto. Ayora.
P.M.Highlands of Santa Cruz . Twin craters
Sat A.m. Isabela: Tintoreras- Centro Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza
P.m. Isabela: Humedales - Muro de Lágrimas
Sun A.m. Isabela: Punta Moreno
P.m. Isabela: Bahía Elizabeth
Mon A.m. Fernandina: Punta Espinoza
P.m. Isabela: Bahia Urbina
Tue A.m. Santiago: Playa Espumilla - Caleta Bucanero
P.m. Santiago: Puerto Egas
Wed A.m. Rabida
P.m. Sombrero Chino
Thu A.m. Santiago: Bahía Sullivan
P.m. Bartolome
Fri A.m. Visit to the Isla Bachas.
P.m. Visit the Island of Seymour
Sat A.m. Genovesa El Barranco
P.m. Genovesa B. Darwin
Sun A.m. Plazas Sur
P.m. Santa Fe Island
Mon A.m. San Cristóbal:Interpretation Center
Transfer to the airport


Itinerary E: 12D/11N
Mon A.m. San Cristobal airport. Transfer to the yacht.
P.m. San Cristobal kicker Rock - Islas Lobos.
Tue A.m. san Cristobal Galapagaguera Natural
P.m. San Cristobal Punta Pitt.
Wed A.m. Española Bahía Gardner - Islote Gardener
P.m. Española Islote Osborn - Punta Suarez
Thu A.m. Florena Punta Cormorant - Champion
P.m. Floreana: Post Office Bay
Fri A.m.Pto. Ayora - Estación Charles Darwin.
P.M.Chato - Gemelos
Sat A.m. Isabela: Tintoreras- Centro Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza
P.m. Isabela: Humedales - Muro de Lágrimas
Sun A.m. Isabela: Punta Moreno
P.m. Isabela: Bahía Elizabeth
Mon A.m. Fernandina: Punta Espinoza
P.m. Isabela: Urbina Bay
Tue A.m. Santiago: Playa Espumilla - Caleta Bucanero
P.m. Santiago: Puerto Egas
Wed A.m. Rabida
P.m. Sombrero Chino
Thu A.m. Santiago: Bahía Sullivan
P.m. Bartolome
Fri A.m. Visit the island of Seymour. Airport in Baltra.


Itinerary F: 15D/14N
Fri A.m.Baltra. Transfer a Pto. Ayora.
P.M.Highlands of Santa Cruz . Twin craters
Sat A.m. Isabela: Tintoreras- Centro Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza
P.m. Isabela: Humedales - Muro de Lágrimas
Sun A.m. Isabela: Punta Moreno
P.m. Isabela: Bahía Elizabeth
Mon A.m. Fernandina: Punta Espinoza
P.m. Isabela: Bahia Urbina
Tue A.m. Santiago: Playa Espumilla - Caleta Bucanero
P.m. Santiago: Puerto Egas
Wed A.m. Rabida
P.m. Sombrero Chino
Thu A.m. Santiago: Bahía Sullivan
P.m. Bartolome
Fri A.m. Visit the island of Bachas.
P.m. Visit the island of Seymour North
Sat A.m. Genovesa El Barranco
P.m. Genovesa Bahía Darwin
Sun AM: Plazas Sur
P.m. Santa Fe
Mon A.m. San Cristóbal:Interpretation Center
P.m. San Cristobal kicker Rock - Islas Lobos
Tue A.m. san Cristobal Galapagaguera Natural
P.m. San Cristobal Punta Pitt
Wed A.m. Española Bahía Gardner - Islote Gardener
P.m. Española Islote Osborn - Punta Suarez
Thu A.m. Florena Punta Cormorant - Champion
Pm. Florena Bahí Post Office
Fri A.m. Visit Charles Darwin Station - Twin craters
Transfer to the airport in Baltra.


Itinerary F1: 15D/14N
Fri A.m. Arrival at Baltra airport. Transfer to the yacht.
P.m. Visit the Island of Seymour
Sat A.m. Genovesa El Barranco
P.m. Genovesa B. Darwin
Sun A.m. Plazas Sur
P.m. Santa Fe Island
Mon A.m. San Cristóbal:Interpretation Center
P.m. San Cristobal kicker Rock - Islas Lobos
Tue A.m. san Cristobal Galapagaguera Natural
P.m. San Cristobal Punta Pitt
Wed A.m. Española Bahía Gardner - Islote Gardener
P.m. Española Islote Osborn - Punta Suarez
Thu A.m. Florena Punta Cormorant - Champion
P.m. Floreana: Post Office Bay
Fri A.m.Estación Charles Darwin
P.M.Highlands of Santa Cruz Chato. Twin craters
Sat A.m. Isabela: Tintoreras- Centro Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza
P.m. Isabela: Humedales - Muro de Lágrimas
Sun A.m. Isabela: Punta Moreno
P.m. Isabela: Bahía Elizabeth
Mon A.m. Fernandina: Punta Espinoza
P.m. Isabela: Urbina Bay
Tue A.m. Santiago: Playa Espumilla - Caleta Bucanero.
P.m. Santiago: Puerto Egas
Wed A.m. Rabida
P.m. Sombrero Chino (chinese hat)
Thu A.m. Santiago: Bahía Sullivan
P.m. Bartolome
Fri A.m. Visit the island of Bachas. Airport in Baltra.
Transfer to the airport


Itinerary F2: 15D/14N
Mon A.m. San Cristobal.
P.m. Leon Dormido - Islas Lobos.
Tue A.m. san Cristobal Galapagaguera Natural.
P.m. San Cristobal Punta Pitt.
Wed A.m. Española Bahía Gardner - Islote Gardener.
P.m. Española Islote Osborn - Punta Suarez.
Thu A.m. Florena Punta Cormorant - Champion.
Pm. Florena Bahí Post Office.
Fri A.m.Estación Charles Darwin.
P.M.Highlands of Santa Cruz Chato. Twin craters.
Sat A.m. Isabela: Tintoreras- Centro Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza.
P.m. Isabela: Humedales - Muro de Lágrimas.
Sun A.m. Isabela: Punta Moreno.
P.m. Isabela: Bahía Elizabeth.
Mon A.m. Fernandina: Punta Espinoza.
P.m. Isabela: Urbina Bay.
Tue A.m. Santiago: Playa Espumilla - Caleta Bucanero.
P.m. Santiago: Puerto Egas.
Wed A.m. Rabida.
P.m. Sombrero Chino.
Thu A.m. Santiago: Bahía Sullivan.
P.m. Bartolome.
Fri A.m. Visit the island of Bachas.
P.m. Visit the island of Seymour North.
Sat A.m. Genovesa El Barranco
P.m. Genovesa Bahía Darwin
Sun A.m. Plazas Sur
P.m. Santa Fe
Mon A.m. Visit the island of Bachas
seymour - Transfer Aeropuerto (Retorno al contiente)

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Galapagos Seaman Journey Day by Day

GALAPAGOS SEAMAN JOURNEY
ITINERARY F2: 15D/14N
Monday to Monday


Sample day by day itinerary with description of visitor sites and activities (subject to changes).

DAY 1: Monday   Mainland – Galapagos
San Cristobal Island
AM: Flight to Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil Airport

The flight from Quito to the Galapagos is approximately 2 ½ hours. Upon arrival at San Cristobal travelers pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands and to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless prepaid), and $10 for the INGALA card which is an identity card that you need . Guides will meet you, collect your luggage, and escort you on the short bus ride to the harbor.  Motorized rafts, called ‘Pangas’ will transport you to the M/C Seaman Journey and our crew will welcome you onboard.  After departure and lunch, the first island visit is made.

PM: Kicker Rock

Also known as the Sleeping Lion because of its resemblance, it is located of the coast of San Cristobal. The remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea, the two vertical rocks rising 500 feet from the ocean form a small channel that is navigable by small boats.  This Galapagos Islands natural monument has become a favorite sight for cruises due to the many tropical birds, frigates, and boobies that fill the surrounding air.  
Beneath the sea the nearly crystal waters offer a brilliant show of colorful tropical fish and invertebrates.

Lobos Island

Isla Lobos is about an hour by boat from Port Baquerizo Moreno. The length of the trail is 850 meters and the estimated travel time is one hour.  There is a small population of blue-footed boobies and common frigate birds nesting on this site. You can observe the two species of sea lions present in the archipelago.  During the tour you go through a dry vegetation zone, substrate of volcanic rocks and a sandy area.  During the panga tour brown pelicans and several species of shorebirds can be observed; although, snorkeling, it's common to see juvenile sea lions, manta rays and sea turtles.
L/D


DAY 2: Tuesday Galapagos Cruise
San Cristobal Island
AM: Natural Galapaguera

A visit to the Natural Galapaguera which is a good place to observe Galapagos tortoises in their natural environment.

PM: Pitt Point


This place is on the north of San Cristobal. Here there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies. The view is impressive when you walk up to the high part of the island.
You may be lucky to see the red footed booby - the least seen of the bunch. It's also the home of the Chatham mockingbird, only found here on San Cristobal Island.
B/L/D

DAY 3: Wednesday Galapagos Cruise
Española Island
AM: Punta Suarez


This rocky land spot sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Along its southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea affording the visitor spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow whole where water spouts up to 50-75 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf.

PM: Gardner Bay

Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and the opportunity to observe sea lions. Here we can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.
B/L/D

DAY 4: Thursday Galapagos Cruise
Floreana Island
AM: Cormorant Point


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 give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: “The Green Beach” (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the “Flour Sand Beach” which is made up of coral.
PM: Post office bay & Baroness Lookout
Historically, this site is the location of a wooden barrel that wasplaced in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship.  It has been used since this time by mariners and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Apart from being the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. We will continue to the north of the island and will ascent to an elevated slope to enjoy a beautiful vista at the Baroness lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her house. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.
 B/L/D

DAY 5: Friday Galapagos Cruise
Santa Cruz Island
AM: Charles Darwin Station


Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out.  One of the main attractions are the National Park information center, the Van Straelen Exhibition Hall, the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises, Lonesome George (turtle from Pinta), and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity.

 PM: Twin Craters

The Gemelos are a pair of craters approximately 30 meters deep located on either side of the road to Baltra (island where the airport lies). The holes could be created because of a volcanic explosion or because of magma chambers inside earth.

A good place to see the Galapagos hawk and barn owl is on this island. The surrounding forest is full of birds such as the vermilion flycatcher or the yellow warbler.
The highlands and settlement area of Santa Cruz are worth seeing for the contrast of the vegetation with the arid coastal zones.

Santa Cruz Highlands

Journeying across Santa Cruz into the highlands visitors are delighted by the island's variety of life and geology. Beginning at the coast and traveling across Santa Cruz the road departs from Puerto Ayora climbing through the agricultural lands and into the mist covered forests. Santa Cruz possesses all of the various life zones present in the archipelago. As you travel through these zones birders are enchanted. Whether it's the bright red feathers of a vermillion flycatcher or one of Darwin's Finch almost every bird present in the islands can be found here.
Santa Cruz offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild Galapagos Tortoises. Tracking tortoises is not the only exciting activity to be found in the highlands. There are also plenty of lava tubes, sinkholes and craters to explore. Theses eerie formations offer a fascinating hike into the belly of the island to view its volcanic make-up.
B/L/D

DAY 6: Saturday   Galapagos Cruise
Isabella Island
AM: White Tipped Reef Shark Canal


A delightful place reached by a nice zodiac ride. "Tintoreras” are small islands in front of Puerto Villamil coast.
There is Heron lava on the lookout on mangrove branch, and Galapagos penguin and sea lion often pop out on shore. White-tipped reef sharks are fairly common in the archipelago. Their name in Spanish is Tintorera, thus the name of this site as they are always found here resting in the shallow waters.
 
PM: Wall of Tears

The Wall of Tears is a historic site in Isabela. Between 1946 and 1959 Isabela was a penal colony, where prisoners build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment. The wall is 100 meters long and 7 meters high. Due to the arduous labor and harsh conditions in which the prisoners lived, this site is known as the wall of tears.
A set of stairs provides a bird's eye view of the wall and the surrounding landscape. You can still see the cement foundations of the USA base dating back to the Second World War.

B/L/D

DAY 7: Sunday Galapagos Cruise
Isabela Island
AM: Punta Moreno


Punta Moreno is located on the north coast of Isabela Island between the volcano Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul volcano. The trail runs along a lava flow Pahohoe (solidified lava in the form of corrugated or an accordion) into a complex of coastal lagoons, its main attraction are several species of birds which can be found around this lakes and mangroves

PM: Elizabeth Bay

This is a marine visitor site, the excursion is carried out in a zodiac and so there is no landing point. Your zodiac ride starts with a visit to the Marielas islets where there is the largest and most important penguin colony in the Galapagos Islands. The excursion continues into the cove that is surrounded by red mangroves where you can admire their red roots and green leafs. It is here that you are able to observe sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans, and sea lions. Frequently visitors have been able to see Galapagos hawks soaring overhead while schools of Pompano and Dorado fish swim below
B/L/D


DAY 8: Monday Galapagos Cruise
Fernandina Island / Isabella Island
AM: Espinoza Point


Espinoza Point is a place famous for its large colonies of marine iguanas and as the habitat of unique species like the flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin, Galapagos hawk, and Galapagos snake.

PM: Urbine Bay

South from Tagus Cove and still on the West coast is Urvina Bay. It is an easy wet landing on a gentle sloping beach.  This area is very interesting in that it is a perfect example of the geological activity of the islands. The waters of the bay are a good place to see turtles and rays and ashore is a short trail leading to a coral reef, which is evidence of an uplift from the sea which occurred in 1954.

From here it is easy to reach the Alcedo and Darwin volcanoes. You can see large colored land iguanas here and the possibility of seeing giant Galapagos turtles, flightless cormorants, blue-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, pelicans, and marine iguanas is excellent.

B/L/D

DAY 9: Tuesday Galapagos Cruise
Santiago Island
AM: Playa Espumilla / Bucanero


Espumilla beach is located in northern coast of Santiago Island in James Bay. During the last presence the El Niño phenomenon, one of the two lagoons in this site, underwent a process of sedimentation, thus causing the disappearance of a representative colony of flamingos. The main attractions are the palo santo forest and the marvelous. The beach is an important site for nesting marine turtles.

PM: Puerto Egas, Santiago Island
Its black beach is located at the west side of the island and is the main attraction of the island. Their volcanic tuff deposits have favored the formation of this special black sand beach.
This site is called Puerto Egas, because there was an attempt of company of Hector Egas, to start the exploitation of salt, which failed because the price of salt in the continent was very cheap, and did not justify its exploitation in Galapagos. The project was abandoned and they left their infrastructure.

B/L/D


DAY 10: Wednesday Galapagos Cruise
Rabida / Chinese Hat
AM: Rabida


Rábida Island is unique because the red color of the rocks and sand.  The volcanic material in this island is very porous and external factors as rain, salt water, and sea breeze have acted as an oxidizing agent.
A short walk along a trail lead you to a coastal lagoon behind the beach which permits you to observe the land birds such as finches, doves, yellow warblers, and mocking birds. At the lagoon there is a colony of flamingos.

PM: Chinese hat

This is a small islet (1 sq km) located just off the southeastern tip of Santiago Island. It is a recent volcanic cone, shaped like a Chinese hat when seen from north side. On the west you can see lava formations, formed under the sea and raised upward, this is why coral heads are found on the lava. This is an excellent visit for interpretation of geological features such as lava tubes and lava flows. The landscape is covered by sea lions colonies, marine iguanas, and Galapagos penguins.
B/L/D

DAY 11: Thursday Galapagos Cruise
Santiago Island
AM: Sullivan Bay

Santiago, also called James, or San Salvador Island, is located in the west central part of the Galapagos archipelago. It is the fourth largest island in the archipelago (following Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz). Along with some of the large western volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina, Santiago is also volcanically active, with many young flows and cones to be seen, particularly along the south, west, and east coasts. These may even be seen from the summit of Darwin Volcano and from space. A number of historic eruptions have been reported over the last 2 centuries. Santiago actually consists of two coalesced volcanoes: a typical shield volcano on the northwest end and a low, linear fissure volcano on the southeast end.

PM: Bartolome

Bartolome Island is situated across Sullivan Bay. It has an altitude of 114 meters, from where we can observe one of the most beautiful sceneries of the Galapagos Islands such as: Volcanic cones, lunar-like craters, lava fields, and the famous Toba formed pinnacle eroded by the sea. There is very little vegetation on this island.
It has two breathtaking beaches where marine turtles exist and at the base of the pinnacle, as well as a very small colony of Galapagos penguins.
B/L/D

DAY 12: Friday Galapagos Cruise
Santa Cruz Island
AM: Bachas Beach

These two small beaches are found to the West of Turtle Cove.  Their sand is made of decomposed coral, which makes it white and soft, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles.  Behind one of the beaches there is a small brackish water lagoon, where occasionally is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels.  The other beach is longer, but it has two old barges that were abandoned during the Second World War, when the USA used Baltra Island as a strategically point to protect the Panama Channel.


PM: North Seymour

Is an uplifted (as opposed to volcanic) island and so is generally flat and strewn with boulders. There are good nesting sites here for a large population of magnificent frigate birds. Blue-footed boobies perform their courtship dance in the more open areas and swallow-tailed gulls perch on the cliff edges.
Despite the tremendous surf that can pound the outer shore, sea lions haul out onto the beach and can be found bodysurfing.

B/L/D/

DAY 13: Saturday Galapagos Cruise
Genovesa Island
AM: El Barranco


The visitor site of El Barranco is located in the southern part of Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island. The trail is on volcanic rock that has a length of 1.5 km and the tour can be done in about 2 hours.  The youngest area of the island, from a geological point of view, lies in this area. The cliffs located in the south are composed of very fragile lava. The natural erosion that has occurred in these lava flows has become the ideal place for nesting Storm Petrels. You can see two species of petrels that nest in cavities and holes in the lava. One of its main predators is the short-eared owl. The red-footed booby nests only in the outer islands of the archipelago, Punta Pitt, Gardner (Floreana), Wolf, Darwin and Genovesa. Also present on this island is the masked booby. During the “panga rides” along the cliffs fur sea lions can be seen and several species of seabirds.

PM: Darwin Bay

This bay has its origin when the crater of this island collapsed below sea level. The wet landing is on a beautiful white coral sandy beach. This is a favorite island for birdwatchers: red footed-booby, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels, yellow-crowned, and black-crowned lava herons, and yellow warblers can be seen in the area.

Continuing on the trail, visitors climb gradually to the edge of the cliff seeing Red-Foots nesting in the Mangrove trees below. Bird watching includes sightings of sharp-beaked finches, large cactus and ground finches, Galapagos doves, and swallow-tailed gulls. Reaching the end the trail at the cliff's edge offers an incredible view of the island and the many birds living there.

B/L/D

DAY 14: Sunday Galapagos Cruise
Santa Cruz Island / Santa Fe Island
AM: Plazas


Plazas is located at the east of Santa Cruz Island, and forms part of two islands known as Islas Plazas. Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than its relatives found at other islands. Throughout the island are several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana, they are unique, recognizable at first glance by their black/gray color, with a land iguana's crest, but face and tail of the marine iguana. The big population of iguanas is due to the presence of tunas, their favorite food.  Swallow tailed gulls nesting in the rugged cliffs are seen along with other sea birds as: Audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate birds, and brown pelicans.

PM: Santa Fe


Located in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, this island was formed from an uplift instead than a volcanic origin, this is why is mostly flat. There are some theories which assure this could be the oldest island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats, and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands. After disembarking in the beautiful and clear waters you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion colonies.  Along the trail many salt bushes can be seen as well giant Pickly pear cactus, gigantism is a characteristic of oceanic islands. There are great possibilities of snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical fishes.
B/L/D

DAY 15: Monday Galapagos Cruise
San Cristobal Island
AM: Interpretation Center.


An Interpretation Center's, lush gardens and sweeping ocean views are a strong contrast to the 1960's style buildings at the Charles Darwin Center. Visitors to the Interpretation Center can learn about both the geological and human history of the islands, conservation issues, and natural history. The older Museum of Natural History attempts to preserve the natural history of the islands.

After the morning excursion you will be taken to the airport for your flight to the mainland.

B/-/-

Transfer to San Cristobal airport
Flight to Quito or Guayaquil

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M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey Rates 2016

#CharterUpper Deck Suite double (2)Standard Ocean View (6)
5 days:
USD 39999

USD 2999

USD 2450

6 days:
USD 51999
USD 3999
USD 3499
10 days:
USD 84799
USD 6599
USD 5299
11 days:
USD 120999
USD 9250
USD 7399
12 days:
USD 132999
USD 10199
USD 8150
15 days:
USD 165999
USD 12950
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