B – Western/Northern Galapagos Cruise

B – Western/Northern Galapagos Cruise

From USD $4,700


Wildlife wanders freely and almost fearlessly in the Galapagos. This remote island group with its dramatic and desolate beauty is home to some of the most unique species in the world. Many are endemic such as the Galapagos tortoise, marine and land iguanas, the flightless cormorant and, of course, Darwin’s famous finches. Darwin noted that different species adapted to fit different niches on individual islands, which gave rise to his idea of natural selection.

You may glimpse a frigate bird in courtship, his bright-red breast puffed up in a dazzling display, or the spectacular dive of a blue-footed booby fishing close to shore, or the graceful waved albatross – so comical and clumsy when taking flight. It’s all here in the Galapagos, a treasure-trove of natural history awaiting your discovery.

We offer all kinds of active exploration. Go on a nature walk and marvel at pre-historic land iguanas and lava lizards. Slip into a sea kayak and discover hidden tide pools, mangrove forests, beaches of red, green and black sand and the hardened lava fields smeared into the edges of the shores. Swim back and forth across the equator with sea lions that perform an underwater ballet. Go birding to look for the Nazca booby. Or put on a mask and enter the delicate balance of life underwater, watching schools of graceful spotted eagle rays gliding beneath you.

Experience moment after moment of wonder in a land where time stands still. Our comprehensive 7-night cruise itineraries explore the entire archipelago. And thanks to an outstanding guide-to-guest ratio, you’ll venture ashore in small groups of no more than ten fellow explorers, experiencing this magical realm in the most authentic and educational way possible.

• On departures where Family is noted above, one or both yachts will be designated for families traveling with children. We do not offer these weeks for adults who are traveling without any children. Children age 6 to 11 get 25% discount off the cruise rate and teens age 12 to 17 get 15% discount off the cruise rate (excluding holiday weeks) and cannot be combined with other discounts. There is a limit of one child or teen discount per adult or full fare.

• On holiday departures that fall over Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, there are no discounts offered of any kind and a single cabin has 100% supplement. In addition, there is a holiday supplement.

• 6 Night Itinerary Option:

Passengers can disembark on Saturday in Baltra for a shorter, 6 night cruise. Term and Conditions apply – please contact us for more details.

Trip Name
B - Western/Northern Galapagos Cruise
Type: Motor Yacht Year Built / Refurbished: 1994 / 2018 Capacity: 20  (10 double cabins) Length: 25 meters Accommodation Ten double outside facing cabins (95 square feet) with a window or porthole view, one double bed or two twin lower beds, fully airconditioned with climate controls and private bathroom. Cabin amenities Nightstand and closet with overhead storage, towels (for bath and beach), hair dryer, bio-degradable hand soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner in dispensers. Cabins are cleaned twice daily. Food & Beverage Each meal is carefully prepared, with dinner a beautifully plated four-course menu with Ecuadorian and International specialties using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Hot and cold snacks are served after each excursion. Our chef oers a cooking demonstration and can provide vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and meet most dietary requests. Dining room & Bar Our dining room features four tables with seating for four and one table for seating up to six. An intimate bar is always open for cocktails, red, white and sparkling wine, beer, sodas, juices, coee, and tea. All non-alcoholic beverages are included. House wine and local beer are served complimentary during dinner service. Unwind A comfortable lounge area adjacent to the bar for evening gatherings, Captain’s welcome and farewell parties, and conversations with your naturalists and fellow ship mates. Boutique Clothing and logoed items and sundries are available for purchase. Library A selection of books dedicated to the Galapagos and Charles Darwin and board games Spacious sundeck Partially shaded and fashioned with chaises lounges. Tables and chairs are set up for a BBQ lunch and cooking Sports equipment Two double kayaks, one single kayak, two stand up paddle boards, full 3mm wet suits, masks, fins and snorkels and beach towels are provided at no additional cost.


Day 1 - Day 1: Sunday - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham) CCJG (La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado), SAN CRISTOBAL
Fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on SAN CRISTOBAL Island (SCY), and transfer by bus to the main dock and then by Zodiac to the ERIC or LETTY anchored in the bay. After a welcome briefing and safety drill, a delicious buffet lunch is served on board. In the afternoon, travel by bus to Cerro Colorado to visit Centro de Crianza Jacinto Gordillo (La Galapaguera) where the National Park has established a breeding program for giant tortoises in their natural habitat. At the visitor center, Learn about the origin and evolution of tortoises, as well as threats by introduced animals. Along the trail, watch for the San Cristobal mockingbird and Calandrinia plant, both endemic to this island. Return to the yacht for a briefing followed by the Captain’s welcome cocktail party and dinner prepared by our chefs.
Day 2 - Day 2: Monday - Darwin Bay (SN, PR, KY), GENOVESA (Tower) Prince Philip’s Steps (SN, PR) GENOVESA
Spend the entire day on GENOVESA (Tower) Island, one of the most spectacular places in Galapagos for bird species. Land at Prince Philip’s Steps, where red-footed boobies nest in palo santo trees, while Nazca boobies nest near the trail, and storm petrels gather in large numbers in an open lava field. With luck, you may spot the elusive short-eared owl. Return to the yacht for lunch on the sundeck. Choose to paddle from a kayak or stand up paddle board and explore the cliffs. Look for the red-billed tropic bird hiding in the crevices, or snorkel in deeper water from the Zodiac. Land at Darwin Bay, a coral sand beach where swallow-tailed and lava gulls gather near the tide pools. Enter a forest of Optuntia cactus and mangroves where colonies of great frigate birds nest, the males inflating their red-throated pouches to attract females as they fly overhead. Chose to relax on the beach or swim with sea lions in these northern warmer waters. Return to the yacht for a briefing and dinner followed by a sky full of stars.
Day 3 - Day 3: Tuesday - Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR) Cerro Dragon (SN) SANTA CRUZ
Today guests on board the Letty visit Las Bachas beach, which is the Spanish translation for “barges”. There is a long stretch of a soft white sand beach and interior lagoons where we find the Greater Flamingo, pelicans, white-cheeked pintail ducks, stilts and iguanas. There is also a wonderful chance to take a stroll along the beach or swim from the shore. Guests on board the Eric have a Zodiac ride at Caleta Tortuga Negra (Black Turtle Cove) through a series of coves and inlets surrounded by mangroves. View pairs of mating sea turtles (Sept to Feb), white-tipped reef sharks and golden cow-nosed rays. Return to the yacht for lunch. This afternoon, step ashore on Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill), for a majestic view of the bay and the island landscape covered in Opuntia cactus, palo santo and muyuyo. The trail offers excellent opportunities to see Darwin finches, Galapagos flycatchers, yellow warblers, shearwaters and the endemic land iguanas, that were once part of the park’s breeding program. In the salt-water lagoon, pink flamingos feed alongside other birds such as stilts, pintail ducks and sandpipers. After the briefing and dinner, we sail toward the western islands and cross the equator line for the third time.
Day 4 - Day 4: Wednesday - Punta Espinosa (SN), FERNANDINA (Narborough) Urbina Bay, ISABELA (SN) (Albemarle) or Punta Vicente Roca
This morning’s stop is at Punta Espinoza on FERNANDINA, the youngest and most pristine Island in Galapagos with no introduced animals. Recent lava flows formed by an active volcano stretch their way around the coast. Observe sea lion harems with resident bulls carefully guarding their territory, and hundreds of marine iguanas, the largest colony in Galapagos, basking in the sun along the rugged shoreline. Out on the point, Flightless Cormorants build their nest close to shore since loosing their ability to fly. There is a chance to snorkel with sea turtles and marine iguanas that frequent this area before returning to the yacht for lunch. While cruising through the Bolivar Chanel, whales and dolphins riding the bow wave are often seen here. Disembark at Urbina Bay on ISABELA Island, where four miles of coastal seabed were exposed due to a dramatic uplift during a volcanic eruption in 1954. See the remnants of coral skeletons, some of them waist-high, and keep an eye out for the very large and colorful Galapagos land iguanas, as well as marine iguanas, Darwin finches, brown pelicans, flightless cormorants and giant tortoises. Return to the yacht for briefing and dinner.
Day 5 - Day 5: Thursday - Elizabeth Bay, ISABELA (PR) Tagus Cove, ISABELA (SN, PR, KY)
Visit Elizabeth Bay on ISABELA Island by zodiac to explore a secluded cove, lined with large red mangrove trees, where sea turtles, turtles, rays, and shore birds are often spotted. Motor along the rocky islets “Las Marielas”, to find a colony of nesting Penguins, Flightless Cormorants and giant marine iguanas. Isabela was created when six volcanoes flowed together and formed the largest Island in Galapagos. Return to the yacht for lunch served on the sun deck. Go ashore on Tagus Cove, a favorite anchorage for pirates and whalers over the centuries. Sections of the rocky cliffs are covered with graffiti dating back to the 1800s. An uphill hike brings us to a salt-water lagoon, a scenic overlook with a spectacular view of the ocean, lava fields and volcanic formations. Take advantage of the secluded cove and explore the shoreline by kayak or stand up paddle board in search of Galapagos Penguins, Flightless Cormorants, blue-footed and Nazca boobies and pelicans. An excellent snorkeling site is offered from the zodiac. After dinner, a sky full of stars beckons to go on deck and observe the galaxy while crossing the equator for the last time.
Day 6 - Day 6: Friday - Puerto Egas, SANTIAGO (SN) (James) Rabida Island (SN, PR, KY) (Jervis)
Stroll along the shoreline at Puerto Egas on SANTIAGO (James) Island looking for octopus, starfish and other sea life caught in the tide pools. At low tide, catch a glimpse of marine iguanas as they feed on exposed green algae. Watch for great blue herons, lava herons, American oystercatchers and yellow-crowned night herons. The walk ends at the grottos, deep pools of clear water where we encounter fur sea lions once on the verge of extinction. Before returning to the yacht, there is a chance to snorkel from the beach. After lunch, take a seat on deck to view the dramatic landscape and dolphins that are often spotted here. Disembark on RABIDA (Jervis), a small island considered the geographic center of Galapagos because its volcanic rocks are the most diversified in the archipelago. The dark red color of the beach comes from the high iron content in the volcanic stones. Follow the trail to a salt water lagoon where greater flamingos migrate, keeping an eye out for marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and Darwin finches. Afterwards, do not miss the chance to snorkel with sea lions and rays as well as tropical fish and white-tipped sharks. Return to the yacht for dinner and a briefing.
Day 7 - Day 7: Saturday - Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable) CCFL (Darwin Station) SANTA CRUZ
Disembark at Puerto Ayora, SANTA CRUZ Island, the social heart of the Galapagos, with a population of 24,000 humans. Travel by bus to the highlands, passing through all seven vegetation zones found in Galapagos. Visit Rancho El Manzanillo, a privately-owned hacienda where giant tortoises roam in their natural habitat. Stop at the lava tunnels at El Mirador, the largest in the archipelago, and visit Los Gemelos (The twins), a pair of large craters. Return to the yacht for lunch on board and a briefing. This afternoon, visit the Centro de Crianza Fausto Llerena (formerly Charles Darwin Research Station). Visit the tortoise corals and the breeding center with hatchlings and miniature tortoises that will be repatriated when grown. A new exhibit recently opened honoring Lonesome George, a worldwide icon of conservation as the last surviving tortoise from Pinta Island that tragically died of natural causes. We stop at a local chocolate shop to learn how high-quality Arriba cacao is produced in Ecuador. Stroll through town to shop for souvenirs or stop at a museum or internet café – or for a more active afternoon, we can arrange for kayaking at Punta Estrada or a bicycle ride (additional charges apply). Return to the yacht for dinner or, if you wish, remain in town for dinner on your own and stimulate the local economy. Zodiac shuttles from the yachts to the main dock will be offered throughout the evening.
Day 8 - Day 8: Sunday - Interpretation Center, SAN CRISTOBAL
After breakfast, travel by bus to the Interpretation Center on San Cristobal Island to gain a more complete understanding of the natural and human history of the Islands. Afterwards, spend time in port before heading to the airport for our flight back to the mainland.
Day 9 - SN = snorkel, KY = kayak, PR = panga (dingy) ride
Day 10 - Please Note:
All itineraries are subject to change at any time for any reason and without prior notice. Last minute changes to the itinerary can occur at any time including but not limited to changes in National Park rules or at the discretion of the Captain of the vessel or company for any reason including mechanical failure.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
31-05-202007-06-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
31-05-202007-06-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
31-05-202007-06-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
31-05-202007-06-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
31-05-202007-06-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
14-06-202021-06-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
14-06-202021-06-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
14-06-202021-06-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
14-06-202021-06-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
14-06-202021-06-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
28-06-202005-07-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
28-06-202005-07-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
28-06-202005-07-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
28-06-202005-07-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
28-06-202005-07-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
12-07-202019-07-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
12-07-202019-07-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
12-07-202019-07-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
12-07-202019-07-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
12-07-202019-07-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
26-07-202002-08-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
26-07-202002-08-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
26-07-202002-08-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
26-07-202002-08-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
26-07-202002-08-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
09-08-202016-08-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
09-08-202016-08-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
09-08-202016-08-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
09-08-202016-08-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
09-08-202016-08-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
23-08-202030-08-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
23-08-202030-08-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
23-08-202030-08-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
23-08-202030-08-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
23-08-202030-08-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
06-09-202013-09-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
06-09-202013-09-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
06-09-202013-09-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
06-09-202013-09-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
06-09-202013-09-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
20-09-202027-09-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
20-09-202027-09-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
20-09-202027-09-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
20-09-202027-09-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
20-09-202027-09-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
04-10-202011-10-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
04-10-202011-10-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
04-10-202011-10-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
04-10-202011-10-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
04-10-202011-10-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
18-10-202025-10-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
18-10-202025-10-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
18-10-202025-10-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
18-10-202025-10-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
18-10-202025-10-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
01-11-202008-11-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
01-11-202008-11-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
01-11-202008-11-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
01-11-202008-11-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
01-11-202008-11-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
15-11-202022-11-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
15-11-202022-11-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
15-11-202022-11-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
15-11-202022-11-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
15-11-202022-11-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
29-11-202006-12-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
29-11-202006-12-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
29-11-202006-12-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
29-11-202006-12-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
29-11-202006-12-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
13-12-202020-12-2020USD $5,350Booby Deck
13-12-202020-12-2020USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
13-12-202020-12-2020USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
13-12-202020-12-2020USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
13-12-202020-12-2020USD $4,900Iguana Deck
27-12-202003-01-2021USD $4,700Iguana Deck Triple
27-12-202003-01-2021USD $4,900Iguana Deck
27-12-202003-01-2021USD $5,350Booby Deck
27-12-202003-01-2021USD $5,800Dolphin Deck
27-12-202003-01-2021USD $8,700Iguana Deck Single
10-01-202117-01-2021USD $4,850Iguana Deck Triple
10-01-202117-01-2021USD $5,050Iguana Deck
10-01-202117-01-2021USD $5,500Booby Deck
10-01-202117-01-2021USD $5,950Dolphin Deck
10-01-202117-01-2021USD $8,900Iguana Deck Single
24-01-202131-01-2021USD $4,850Iguana Deck Triple
24-01-202131-01-2021USD $5,050Iguana Deck
24-01-202131-01-2021USD $5,500Booby Deck
24-01-202131-01-2021USD $5,950Dolphin Deck
24-01-202131-01-2021USD $8,900Iguana Deck Single


    • Galapagos Tortoises in the highlands
    • Red Footed and Nazca Booby at Genovesa (Tower)
    • Land and Marine iguanas
    • Snorkeling with penguins on Isabela
    • Volcanic formations of Fernandina
    • Flightless Cormorant
    • Kayak at Darwin Bay and Tagus Cove
    • Whales and Dolphin sightings