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M/V Eclipse

The Eclipse preserves the smaller boat atmosphere, attention to detail and personal service you expect from a small yacht, yet offers the amenities of a larger, luxury boat. The Eclipse accommodates up to 48 passengers in staterooms, all with sea views. Fully air-conditioned, the spacious cabins have either a queen or twin bed arrangement and well-appointed bathrooms with fresh towels provided every day and the complimentary use of bathrobes. The Eclipse is perfect for couples, families and small groups.

Category: Luxury

Capacity: 44

Operation: Baltra

Number of Cabins: 26

Length: 210 ft

Speed: 11 knots

Electric Power Supply: 110v and 220v.U.S.-style two-prong plugs.

Cabin Equipment and Services:
4 deluxe staterooms, 8 superior staterooms, 12 staterooms, 2 single cabins Private bathroom, air conditioning, hot water, sundeck, bar/salon, jacuzzi Family cruises that include special activities, programs and materials for children, as well as a child coordinator. Al fresco dining with an average of 15 meals served outdoors while cruising. Small groups with a maximum of 12 guests per naturalist guide, compared to 16 guests per guide on other boats. A well-equipped infirmary with an on-board m.d. that provides services free of charge.

Social Areas:
Indoor dining, al fresco dining, lounge, sun deck, library

Type of Dietary Restrictions Served on Board:
Vegetarian

Food Serving Style:
Buffet style

Guide Languages:
English Spanish

Drinks: Drinks and juices on board

Visitor Activities:
Snorkel equipment and wetsuits available free of charge, kayaking, panga rides, island excursions

Other Activities:
Open bridge policy, briefings & lectures This yacht does not offer the option of diving.

Flight Route Used: Quito - Baltra - Quito

Single Cabin Supplement:
No on Sgl cabin

Children Discount:
*on family departures children are accepted from the age of 4 years old onwards on non-family departures children are accepted from the age of 7 years old onwards Children under 12 years sharing the cabin with an adult will benefit from 25% discount over the gross rates on all departures

Brief Itinerary

SATURDAY

BALTRA & SANTA CRUZ

BALTRA AIRPORT & BLACK TURTLE COVE

SUNDAY

RABIDA & SANTIAGO

RABIDA & PUERTO EGAS

MONDAY

ISABELA & FERNANDINA

TAGUS COVE & PUNTA ESPINOSA

TUESDAY

ISABELA

URBINA BAY & PUNTA VICENTE ROCA

WEDNESDAY

 

CHARLES DARWIN STATION & HIGHLANDS

THURSDAY

GENOVESA

PRINCE PHILLIP’S STEPS & DARWIN BAY

FRIDAY

BARTOLOME & SANTA CRUZ

PINNACLE ROCK & DRAGON HILL

SATURDAY

SANTA CRUZ & BALTRA

LAS BACHAS BEACH & BALTRA AIRPORT

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 SATURDAY

Arrive at Baltra Island. Upon arrival at Baltra airport, you will clear immigration and be met by your guide, who will escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor. A motorized dinghy will then transfer you to the M/V Eclipse, where the captain and crew will welcome you aboard.

Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle Cove

Black Turtle cove is a complex maze of tranquil salt-water islets, surrounded by three different species of mangroves. Its waters are a nursery site for sea turtles, rays and sharks, as well as a nesting site for sea birds. This site is only accessible by dinghy. Difficulty level: Easy

DAY 2 SUNDAY

Rábida Island. Rábida is a small island with red volcanic rocks surrounding a beautiful red sand beach, where there is a colony of sea lions and a pelican nesting site. The trail leads to a salt-water lagoon where shore birds can be seen. Activities include snorkeling, swimming, kayaking or dinghy ride. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

Santiago Island - Puerto Egas. The trail leads to tidal pools that are home to a variety of invertebrate organisms, including sea urchins, octopus and starfish. You will also see marine iguanas, finches and possibly the Galapagos hawk, as well as the less common Galapagos fur sea lion. After the walk, you will have time to swim or snorkel from the beach. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

DAY 3 MONDAY

Isabela Island - Tagus Cove

Tagus Cove was historically used as an anchoring place for pirates, buccaneers and whalers. The trail up from the cove goes through an area of vegetation, leading to a spectacular view of Darwin Volcano Lake. Activities include snorkeling, kayaking and dinghy ride. Difficulty level: Easy to Difficult

Fernandina Island - Espinoza Point

Fernandina Island is one of the most pristine and dynamic ecosystems in the entire world. La Cumbre Volcano, which last erupted in April 2009, dominates the landscape, with lava fields stretching towards the ocean from its base. Espinoza Point is home to unique Galapagos species such as the Galapagos penguin, flightless cormorant, Galapagos snake and huge marine iguanas. Difficulty level: Moderate

DAY 4 TUESDAY

Isabela Island - Urbina Bay

Located in the west of Isabela, at the foot of Alcedo volcano, this site is famous for its large land iguanas, and keep your eyes peeled for Galapagos tortoises, flightless cormorants and penguins. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

Isabela Island - Vicente Roca Point

Punta Vicente Roca is a wonderful snorkeling site, where you can usually see turtles as well as all kinds of fish. For those who don’t snorkel, a dinghy ride will give you the opportunity to study some of the Galapagos spectacular geography. Nazca boobies, pelicans, swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants and penguins are often seen in the area. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

DAY 5 WEDNESDAY

Santa Cruz Island - Puerto Ayora & Highlands

On your visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station you will gain insight into the extensive efforts underway to preserve the Galapagos Islands. You will also encounter the famous Galapagos tortoises that are the islands’ namesake. After the visit we will drive to the lush highlands of Santa Cruz to search for giant tortoises in their natural surroundings. In the afternoon you will have free time for shopping or mingling with the locals, or you can simply relax on board. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

DAY 6 THURSDAY

Genovesa Island - El Barranco

El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, is a steep path with stairs carved into the rock, which leads to a plateau full of bird life among a palo santo forest. You will see Nazca boobies, Galapagos doves, mockingbirds and petrels. With some luck, you may spot a short-eared lava owl. Difficulty level: Moderate

Genovesa Island - Darwin Bay

Darwin Bay’s soft, coralline white sand is only the beginning of a spectacular excursion. A trail from the beach takes you into lush mangroves where red footed boobies nest. Other locals include sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls and frigatebirds. Kayaking or snorkeling are a must here, since sharks, colorful reef fish, rays and sea turtles are often seen. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

DAY 7 FRIDAY

Bartolomé Island

Bartolomé, one of the most iconic sites in the Galapagos, is a small island with two very different visitor sites: on the beautiful beach you can hang out with sea lions and snorkel, while the hike up to the peak offers jaw-dropping scenery. Difficulty level: Moderate

Santa Cruz Island - Dragon Hill

As the name implies, Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) is known for its healthy population of land iguanas. Other locals include common stilts, pintail ducks and occasionally flamingos. A short walk up the hill leads you to a land iguana nesting site, with breathtaking views of the bay. You will have the chance to go snorkeling after the walk. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

DAY 8 SATURDAY

Santa Cruz Island - Las Bachas Beach

Las Bachas Beach is located in the north of Santa Cruz Island. Its soft, white sand is derived from decomposed coral, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind the beach there is a small brackish lagoon, where it is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels. Difficulty level: Easy

Brief Itinerary

SATURDAY

BALTRA & NORTH SEYMOUR

BALTRA AIRPORT & NORTH SEYMOUR

SUNDAY

SOUTH PLAZAS & SANTA FE

SOUTH PLAZAS & SANTA FE

MONDAY

SAN CRISTOBAL

PITT POINT & WITCH HILL

TUESDAY

FLOREANA

POST OFFICE BAY, PUNTA CORMORANT & CHAMPION ISLET

WEDNESDAY

ISABELA

ELIZABETH BAY & MORENO POINT

THURSDAY

SANTA CRUZ

CHARLES DARWIN STATION & HIGHLANDS

FRIDAY

ESPANOLA

PUNTA SUAREZ & GARDNER BAY

SATURDAY

MOSQUERA ISLET &BALTRA

MOSQUERA ISLET & BALTRA AIRPORT

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 SATURDAY

Arrive at Baltra Island

Upon arrival at Baltra airport, you will clear immigration and be met by your guide, who will escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor. A motorized dinghy will then transfer you to the M/V Eclipse, where the captain and crew will welcome you aboard.

North Seymour Island

North Seymour is a perfect introduction to the Galapagos Islands. Although the island is characterized by arid vegetation, fauna abounds and you will soon find yourself surrounded by sea lions, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, frigatebirds and more. Difficulty level: Moderate

DAY 2 SUNDAY

South Plaza Island

South Plaza Island is home to a large opuntia cactus forest, land iguanas and one of the largest sea lion colonies in the central region of the archipelago. You will also be able to see Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and other kinds of sea birds, as well as different types of finches. Difficulty level: Moderate

Santa Fe Island

During the hike you will see some of Santa Fe’s endemic species, including the Galapagos hawk, the Galapagos snake, various finches and the Galapagos mockingbird. Playful sea lions usually join swimmers and kayakers during beach time. Difficulty level: Moderate

DAY 3 MONDAY

San Cristobal Island - Pitt Point

Pitt Point is located on the eastern tip of San Cristobal Island. You will hike up to a plateau where the view and landscape are so spectacular it is definitely worth the effort. The power hike is followed by kayaking, snorkeling or a dinghy ride. Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult

San Cristobal Island - Cerro Brujo

In addition to the magnificent scenery, there is wonderful swimming and a dinghy ride at this visitor site. Cerro Brujo’s spectacular beach is home to a large colony of sea lions, and it is famous for being the first place in the archipelago that Charles Darwin visited. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

DAY 4 TUESDAY

Floreana Island - Post Office Bay & Baroness’ Viewing Point

Post Office Bay is home to a unique “post office” inspired by 18th century pirates and buccaneers who used a wooden barrel as an unofficial mailbox. The tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home. The Baroness’ Viewing Point is the ideal place to take in the unique scenery that defines Floreana. Difficulty level: Easy

Floreana Island - Champion Islet & Cormorant Point

After snorkeling at Champion Islet, you will visit Cormorant Point, where there is a beautiful lagoon that is home to flamingos, stilts and pintail ducks. A great site for bird-watching. Difficulty level: Easy

DAY 5 WEDNESDAY

Isabela Island - Elizabeth Bay

Elizabeth Bay is one of the furthest points of the Galapagos that we will visit on our cruise. We will enter a sheltered cove that is only accessible by dinghy - a wonderful mangrove ecosystem that is a refuge for sea turtles, rays and herons. Difficulty level: Easy

Isabela Island - Moreno Point

Moreno Point, which is southwest of Elizabeth Bay, is famous for its large population of seabirds. You’ll be able to get close to them on a dinghy ride along the cliffs of the island, or on a hike through lava rock that leads to tide pools and mangroves teeming with life. You will also have time for snorkeling. Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult

DAY 6 THURSDAY

Santa Cruz Island - Puerto Ayora & Highlands

On your visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station you will gain insight into the extensive efforts underway to preserve the Galapagos Islands. You will also encounter the famous Galapagos tortoises that are the islands’ namesake. After the visit we will drive to the lush highlands of Santa Cruz to search for giant tortoises in their natural surroundings. In the afternoon you will have free time for shopping or mingling with the locals, or you can simply relax on board. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

DAY 7 FRIDAY

Española Island - Gardner Bay

Gardner Bay offers the chance to enjoy a pristine white sandy beach. In addition to being a nesting site for sea turtles, it is home to one of the most important colonies of sea lions in the archipelago. Activities include swimming snorkeling and kayaking. Difficulty level: Easy

Española Island - Punta Suarez

Punta Suarez is home to large populations of Nazca and blue-footed boobies, as well as the beautiful waved albatross (seasonally). The 10,000 to 12,000 pairs of albatross on Española represent the entire population of this species on the planet. They perform one of the most spectacular courtship rituals of the animal world. Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult

DAY 8 - SATURDAY

Mosquera Islet

This tiny islet is home to a huge population of sea lions, as well as many shorebirds. Keep your eyes peeled, as there are occasional reports of dolphins and orcas around Mosquera. Difficulty level: Easy

Brief Itinerary

SATURDAY

BALTRA & NORTH SEYMOUR

BALTRA AIRPORT & NORTH SEYMOUR

SUNDAY

SOUTH PLAZAS & SANTA FE

SOUTH PLAZAS & SANTA FE

MONDAY

SAN CRISTOBAL

PITT POINT & WITCH

TUESDAY

FLOREANA

POST OFFICE BAY, PUNTA CORMORANT & CHAMPION ISLET

WEDNESDAY

ISABELA

ELIZABETH BAY & MORENO POINT

THURSDAY

SANTA CRUZ & BALTRA

CHARLES DARWIN STATION & BALTRA AIRPORT

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 SATURDAY

Arrive at Baltra Island

Upon arrival at Baltra airport, you will clear immigration and be met by your guide, who will escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor. A motorized dinghy will then transfer you to the M/V Eclipse, where the captain and crew will welcome you aboard.

North Seymour Island

North Seymour is a perfect introduction to the Galapagos Islands. Although the island is characterized by arid vegetation, fauna abounds and you will soon find yourself surrounded by sea lions, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, frigatebirds and more. Difficulty level: Moderate

DAY 2 SUNDAY

South Plaza Island

South Plaza Island is home to a large opuntia cactus forest, land iguanas and one of the largest sea lion colonies in the central region of the archipelago. You will also be able to see Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and other kinds of sea birds, as well as different types of finches. Difficulty level: Moderate

Santa Fe Island

During the hike you will see some of Santa Fe’s endemic species, including the Galapagos hawk, the Galapagos snake, various finches and the Galapagos mockingbird. Playful sea lions usually join swimmers and kayakers during beach time. Difficulty level: Moderate

DAY 3 MONDAY

San Cristobal Island - Pitt Point

Pitt Point is located on the eastern tip of San Cristobal Island. You will hike up to a plateau where the view and landscape are so spectacular it is definitely worth the effort. The power hike is followed by kayaking, snorkeling or a dinghy ride. Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult

San Cristobal Island - Cerro Brujo

In addition to the magnificent scenery, there is wonderful swimming and a dinghy ride at this visitor site. Cerro Brujo’s spectacular beach is home to a large colony of sea lions, and it is famous for being the first place in the archipelago that Charles Darwin visited. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

DAY 4 TUESDAY

Floreana Island - Post Office Bay & Baroness’ Viewing Point

Post Office Bay is home to a unique “post office” inspired by 18th century pirates and buccaneers who used a wooden barrel as an unofficial mailbox. The tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home. The Baroness’ Viewing Point is the ideal place to take in the unique scenery that defines Floreana. Difficulty level: Easy

Floreana Island - Champion Islet & Cormorant Point

After snorkeling at Champion Islet, you will visit Cormorant Point, where there is a beautiful lagoon that is home to flamingos, stilts and pintail ducks. A great site for bird-watching. Difficulty level: Easy

DAY 5 WEDNESDAY

Isabela Island - Elizabeth Bay

Elizabeth Bay is one of the furthest points of the Galapagos that we will visit on our cruise. We will enter a sheltered cove that is only accessible by dinghy - a wonderful mangrove ecosystem that is a refuge for sea turtles, rays and herons. Difficulty level: Easy

Isabela Island - Moreno Point

Moreno Point, which is southwest of Elizabeth Bay, is famous for its large population of seabirds. You’ll be able to get close to them on a dinghy ride along the cliffs of the island, or on a hike through lava rock that leads to tide pools and mangroves teeming with life. You will also have time for snorkeling. Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult

DAY 6 THURSDAY

Santa Cruz Island -

In the morning you will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in the wild, followed by a transfer to Baltra airport for your flight back to the mainland.

Per Person USD Rates 2015

DELUXE STATEROOM (Boat deck)

SUPERIOR STATEROOM (Boat deck)

STATEROOM (Main deck)

STANDARD STATEROOMS (Main deck)

SINGLE STATEROOM (Main deck)

6D/5N Sat-Thu - Regular

$6,100.00

$5,750.00

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

6D/5N Sat-Thu - Low

$5,850.00

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

8D/7N Sat-Sat - Regular

$7,050.00

$6,650.00

$6,050.00

$5,750.00

$5,450.00

8D/7N Sat-Sat - Low

$6,800.00

$6,300.00

$5,750.00

$5,450.00

$5,650.00

Fuel surcharge, NET

$260.00

$260.00

$260.00

$260.00

$260.00

SGL SUPP 1.5X STATE, 2X SUP/DLX TPL: adult (deluxe) current twin rate stateroom TPL: child (deluxe) current twin rate stateroom less child discount CHILDREN POLICIES * On Family Departures children are accepted from the age of 4 years old onwards On Non-Family Departures children are accepted from the age of 7 years old onwards Children under 12 years sharing the cabin with an adult will benefit from 25% discount over the gross rates on all departures except Easter (March 28- April 04), Christmas (Dec 19-26) and New Year (Dec 26-Jan 02) cruises Only one discount applies in our Deluxe triple cabins * Children booked in single cabin or in double cabin for single use pay the adult rate Our Family cruises include additionally great children learning material, cabin decoration and a gift, special activities on board and during excursions with our Children Coordinator LOW SEASON departures: Jan 3, 10, Sep 26 to Dec 12 sailings * During peak season Easter (March 28-April 04), Christmas (Dec 19-26) and New Year (Dec 26-Jan 02) short 5-night Peak season short 5N cruises possible, but 8D rate regular season + $400 p/p NET surcharge apply Short 3, 4 night cruises are offered on request only, subject to availability. PRICES are available on request



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