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Islander

This 48-passenger luxury yacht offers guests an intimate Galapagos experience, with the amenities and high class service discerning travelers expect. The cruise style focuses on the natural history of the Galapagos Islands, and because of the Islander's affiliation with National Geographic, often has photographers on board to assist with photography tips and lead photography-focused excursions. Relax in the evening at the onboard spa; there is also a fitness center. The Islander includes mainland services in Quito or Guayaquil and cannot be reserved as cruise-only.

Category: Luxury

Capacity: 48

Operation: Baltra

Number of Cabins: 24

Length: 164 ft

Speed: 9 knots

Type of Vessel: Catamaran

Electric Power Supply: 1100-volt outlets and 220-volt outlets in each cabin. 110-volt outlet in the bathroom for shavers only.

Cabin Equipment and Services:
22 cabins 2 suites

Social Areas:
Dinner, library, sun deck, bridge, lounge, fitness center

Type of Dietary Restrictions Served on Board:
Vegetarian

Food Serving Style:
Breakfast and lunch will be served buffet style. Three dinner entrees - meat, fish, or vegetarian

Guide Languages:
English Spanish

Drinks: Non-alcoholic beverages aboard included

Visitor Activities:
Zodiacs, kayaks, snorkeling gear & wetsuits

Other Activities:
Open bridge, undersea video

Flight Route Used: Guayaquil/ Baltra/Guayaquil

Single Cabin Supplement:
Yes

Children Discount:
Yes

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1

SATURDAY

US TO GUAYAQUIL

GUAYAQUIL OVERNIGHT

DAY 2

SUNDAY

BALTRA,SEYMOUR

BALTRA AIRPORT, SAYMOUR

DAY  3

MONDAY

RABIDA

RABIDA

DAY 4

TUESDAY

FERNANDINA

FERNANDINA

DAY 5

WEDNESDAY

ISABELA

ISABELA

DAY 6

THURSDAY

SANTIAGO

BUCCANEER COVE, PUERTO EGAS

DAY 7

FRIDAY

SANTA CRUZ

HIGHLANDS, EL CHATO, PUERTO AYORA

DAY 8

SATURDAY

SAN CRISTOBAL

SAN CRISTOBAL

DAY 9

SUNDAY

BALTRA, GUAYAQUIL

DEPART TO GUAYAQUIL

DAY 10

MONDAY

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: SATURDAY

U.S./GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR

Depart U.S. and arrive Guayaquil by late evening; it’s a short drive to Hotel Hilton Colón, where we spend the night.


DAY 2: SUNDAY

Guayaquil / Galápagos / Embark

After the 1 1?2-hour flight to the Galápagos, we’ll immediately board the ship. Over the course of the week, our exact routing depends on the National Park Service.(B, L, D)


DAY 3-8: MONDAY TO SATURDAY

Galápagos Islands

The following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board: (B,L,D)

Bartolome

This is an enchanting landscape where lava, mangroves and golden sand converge. Great walks and views abound, with a chance to snorkel with Galápagos penguins.

Santiago

Santiago offers close encounters with Galápagos fur seals along with an opportunity to study the inhabitants of the island’s countless tide pools.

(B,L,D daily)

DAY 3-8: MONDAY TO SATURDAY

Galápagos Islands

Santa Cruz

Home to the Charles Darwin Research station; learn about the science done here and visit the neighboring captive breeding program for endangered species of Galápagos giant tortoises, run by their partners in conservation, the Galápagos National Park Service.

Isabela

A small black sand beach offers wonderful morning swimming. Enjoy a more challenging hike over rugged shoreline and a shorter walk within an iguana colony. Kayaking and deep water snorkeling opportunities are on offer.

Fernandina

This is the youngest island in the Galápagos and one of the most pristine tropical islands left on earth. Look forward to hikes over relatively recent lava flows, and spot marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and Sally Lightfoot crabs.

(B,L,D daily)


DAY 3-8: MONDAY TO SATURDAY

Galápagos Islands

Floreana

Snorkel among sea lions in the clear waters off Champion Islet. We may also find flamingos, pintail ducks and various shorebirds. Hike to a pristine white-sand beach, a favorite nesting site for sea turtles.

Española

The exclusive home to waved albatross (seasonal) and particularly colorful marine iguanas, Española is also a paradise for Darwin’s finches, sea lions galore, and the famous blue-footed boobies. Snorkel and stroll along the island’s lovely beaches

(B,L,D daily)


DAY 9: SUNDAY

Galápagos / Disembark / Guayaquil

Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight Hotel Hilton Colón. (B)


DAY 10: MONDAY

Guayaquil / Home

This morning fly home. (B)

Per Person USD Rates 2015

Cat 1

Cat 2

Cat 3

Cat 4

Cat 5

Cat 1 Solo

Cat 2 Solo

10 days / 9 nights, Galapagos Jan 1 to Dec 17

$11,280.00

$11,980.00

$12,640.00

$13,280.00

$15,270.00

$14,150.00

$15,020.00

10 days / 9 nights, Galapagos Holiday: Dec 18

$12,110.00

$12,980.00

$13,580.00

$14,280.00

$16,310.00

$15,230.00

$16,280.00

Prices are per person, double occupancy unless indicated as solo Children: $800 discount if under 18 years old



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