Galapagos Island tours on board the catamaran Treasure
The Treasure of the Galapagos is a first class yacht that accommodates sixteen passengers, as well as eight crew, one hotel manager and one naturalist guide. It stands at an impressive 31.6 metres long and can reach speeds of up to twelve knots. All of which makes it a perfect base for unforgettable Galapagos Island tours.
Treasure of Galapagos catamaran naturalist Island tours
The boat is powered by two 385 HP Caterpillar motors, and comes with two 75 kw generators to provide ample power for all the onboard facilities. All onboard equipment meets international SOLAS standards, and the two GPS and two naval radars allow your highly-trained crew to navigate these sometimes tricky waters safely.
Accommodation consists of one suite with two balconies, as well as eight outside cabins with balconies and private bathroom. Six of the cabins are standard twins and two are matrimonial doubles. All cabins are located over the main and upper decks, providing excellent views of the ocean and the islands.
Relax in the social areas including a lounge, library with television, dining room, a choice of two bars and three solarium areas. There’s also a Jacuzzi and onboard boutique.
Galapagos Islands tours aboard the Treasure of the Galapagos usually involve a week long itinerary taking in the very best the islands have to offer. You’ll visit Santa Cruz, Isabela and Floreana islands amongst others. You’ll learn about the incredible history of the islands from their pre-discovery days to discovery and the impact of Charles Darwin. Your onboard guide will be with you for the whole itinerary to help you learn and spot some of the unique wildlife that makes the islands so famous.
On board the Treasure of the Galapagos, you will experience unforgettable Galapagos Islands tours in comfort and luxury, with your every need attended to by our expert and highly trained staff.
Treasure of Galapagos Gallery
Class: First Class
Capacity: 16 Pax
Speed: 12 knots
Crew: 8 members plus 1 hotel manager and 1 naturalist guide level III
Equipment: 2 motors 385 HP Caterpillar, 2 Generators 75KW, 900 g Water Desalinate System
Safety & Navigation: all equipment according to the international SOLAS standard: 1x 25 and 1 x 20 man life craft, Foruno, 2 GPS, sonar, 2 naval radars, fire detection and prevention systems etc.
1 suite with 2 balconies, 8 double outside cabins with balcony and private bathroom, hot water, air conditioner, security box.
Size suite: 36m2
Size standard cabin: 18m2
Size each balcony: 2m2
Cabin 1: Suite
Cabin 2,3,4,5: Standard Twin Cabins
Cabin 6, 7: Standard Matrimonial Cabins
Cabin 8,9: Standard Twin Cabins
Lounge, library with TV and DVD area, dining room, 2 bars, 3 solarium areas, jacuzzi, boutique.
|Itinerary A Friday to Tuesday (5 days / 4 nights)
|Itinerary B Tuesday to Saturday (5 days / 4 nights):
|Itinerary C Saturday to Friday (7 days / 6 nights):
Charles Darwin Station: Transfer from Baltra until Puerto Ayora. Lunch at noon. Dry landing, activities: walking, educational, see giant turtles and Opuntia cactus at Charles Darwin Station. Paths: easy, duration 2h. Dinner at night.
AM: North Seymour: Breakfast in the morning. Dry landing. On this island you can observe blue-footed boobies, colonies of magnificent frigate birds, fork-tailed seagulls, sea swallows, sea lions, lava lizards and land iguanas. The Palo Santo trees are also here. Paths: moderate, duration 1h30. Lunch at noon.
PM: Bartolome: After lunch visit to Pinnacle Rock Beach for swimming and snorkeling. Wet Landing, paths: easy, duration: 1h.
In the afternoon dry landing to get to the Bartolome overlook. On this island it is possible to see interesting lava formations and ash cones. After a 30 to 40-minute climb to the high part a wooden stairway goes to the top where there is a beautiful view of the nearest bays. This island is one of the most visited and photographed because of its Pinnacle Rock as well as the sea lions and penguins around its base. Paths: difficult, duration: 1h30. Dinner at night.
AM: South Plazas: Breakfast in the morning. Dry landing. This island is full of life. There are colonies of sea lions and land iguanas. While you walk on the banks it is possible to see a great number of birds such as nesting tropic birds and fork-tailed seagulls, but most of all enjoying the beautiful view from the top the steep banks or strolling along the base of the cliff is an extremely pleasurable experience. The Opuntia cactus grow here too and the vegetation changes color according to the season of the year. Paths: easy, duration: 1h45. Lunch at noon.
PM: Santa Fe: In the afternoon snorkeling at the rocky coast of this island to see diverse fish and sea turtles. Afterwards. wet landing. On the walking you can see colonies of sea lions, land iguanas, frigate birds, Galapagos doves and lava lizards. Hiking into the island you can see a forest of giant cactus and Palo Santo trees. Paths: easy, duration: 1h. Dinner at night.
AM: San Cristobal- Cerro Colorado: Breakfast in the morning. Dry landing. After a 45min bus drive you will arrive at Cerro Colorado where you can see the giant Galapagos turtles in their natural habitat. Paths: easy, duration: 1h. Lunch at noon.
PM: San Cristobal: Interpretation Center: Dry landing. This place is educational about the evolution of the Galapagos islands and the animal life on the islands. Paths: easy, duration: 1h. Later free time to walk and shop in the small town of San Cristobal. Dinner at night.
AM: Española - Gardner Bay: Breakfast in the morning. Wet landing. This bay has a white sand beach and there is a small colony of sea lions. The possibilities for swimming or snorkeling are excellent here. Paths: easy, duration: 1h.
Osborn Island: Enjoy this place for snorkeling and swimming. Duration: 30min. Lunch on board.
PM: Española - Suarez Point: Dry landing. Walking there you can see the blow hole, sea lions, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Darwin finches, Galapagos hawks, waved albatross, lava lizards, mocking birds, herons. Paths: difficult, duration: 2h30. Dinner at night.
AM: Floreana – Cormorant Point: Breakfast in the morning. Wet landing. This site has a beach of green olivine crystal sand for walking and swimming. The island has also a flamingos lagoon. Walking on towards the other side, there is a fine white sand beach where marine turtles nest from December to May. Paths: easy, duration: 2h.
PM: Floreana - Devil’s Crown: This place is excellent to snorkel and to observe fish, rays and sharks.
Floreana - Post Office Bay: Wet Landing. Here you will see the famous barrel that served as the mailbox for eighteenth century whaling ships. Now tourists leave their unstamped letters or postcards for the next passengers to mail. Paths: easy, duration: 1h. Dinner at night.
Thursday: Isabela Island
AM: Isabela - Volcano Chico: Breaskfast in the morning. Dry landing. This is the largest island in the archipelago. It has 6 active volcanoes: Alcedo, Cerro Azul, Darwin, Ecuador, Sierra Negra and Wolf. The enormous amount of lava expelled by these volcanoes formed this island. At Volcano Chico in the highlands of Isabela you can observe the beautiful landscapes of active volcanoes. Paths: moderate, duration: 2h. Lunch at noon.
PM: Isabela – Tintoreras: Dry landing. Walking through lava fields you can see Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, white tip sharks. Afterwards you can take a last bath in the ocean on the beaches of Isabela or you can take a walk in the small town Puerto Villamil. You can observe sea lions, marine iguanas, pelicans, frigate birds, blue booted boobies. Dinner at night.
Friday: Charles Darwin Station
AM: Highlands of Santa Cruz: Breakfast in the morning. Check out. Dry landing. On your way to the airport you will make a short stop at the craters “Gemelos”, two deep twin volcano craters. Paths: easy, duration: 15min. Transfer out from Santa Cruz island until Baltra to the airport.