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Genovesa & Central Islands 5 days (Petrel)

Genovesa & Central Islands 5 days (Petrel)

From USD $4,820

Description

The Galapagos Islands were discovered by accident by the Bishop of Panama in 1535. For the next 300 years the main visitors were either whalers or English pirates hiding out in between plundering Spanish galleons laden with silver and gold.

The islands gained international recognition when Charles Darwin published his famous theory on “natural selection” following his visit to the islands in 1835 aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin marvelled at the extraordinary animals on the islands. Fueled by the nutrient rich ocean currents and isolated from humans, the islands have developed unique, abundant wildlife that has no natural fear of Man. The islands’ importance was confirmed when the islands were declared the world’s first World Heritage Site in 1978 and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1984.

The Galapagos National Park protects 97% of the islands. Thanks to conservation efforts the Galapagos Islands are much as they were millions of years ago and visitors can see up close some of the planet’s most wonderful creatures and landscapes. It truly is like no place on earth. Imagine yourself walking amongst prehistoric-looking marine iguanas, albatross nesting colonies, lumbering giant tortoises, baby sea turtles hatching or flamingos. Swim and snorkel with playful sea lions, speedy penguins, sea turtles and a myriad of spectacularly colourful fish. We guarantee you an experience like no other you have ever known.

Additional Charges Apply – Easter, Christmas and New Year

Trip Name
Genovesa & Central Islands 5 days (Petrel)
Days
5
Overview
Vessel Type: Power Motor Catamaran Length: 33 metres Passenger Capacity: 16  Built: 2015 The newest ship in Galapagos, the Petrel offers a first-class way to visit these magical islands. Named after a sea bird common to Galapagos, the Petrel is like its namesake: elegant, swift and silent at sea. A motorized catamaran, the Petrel is designed for comfort and stability and is outfitted with spacious cabins, a comfortable lounge, and Jacuzzi. On the Petrel, we emphasize the remarkable Natural History of Galapagos, selecting guides who are knowledgeable about biology and ecology in addition to having excellent language skills and client reviews. Key Features: Private balcony / Luxurious interiors / Ample social areas and Jacuzzi / Bilingual Naturalist Guide / The best visitor sites / The most stable / The sleekest and fastest. The newest ship in Galapagos, the Petrel offers a first-class way to visit these magical islands. Named after a sea bird common to Galapagos, the Petrel is like its namesake: elegant, swift and silent at sea. A motorized catamaran, the Petrel is designed for comfort and stability and is outfitted with spacious cabins, a comfortable lounge, and Jacuzzi. On the Petrel, we emphasize the remarkable Natural History of Galapagos, selecting guides who are knowledgeable about biology and ecology in addition to having excellent language skills and client reviews. Key Features: Private balcony Luxurious interiors Ample social areas and Jacuzzi Outstanding visitor sites Stable hull Sleek and swiftOriginally published by Haugan Cruises generated on the following link: http://www.haugancruises.com/petrel-galapagos-cruise/index.html#deck-plans. This content is copyright and may not be republished. Please contact us if you need more information about our products. HauganCruises.com The newest ship in Galapagos, the Petrel offers a first-class way to visit these magical islands. Named after a sea bird common to Galapagos, the Petrel is like its namesake: elegant, swift and silent at sea. A motorized catamaran, the Petrel is designed for comfort and stability and is outfitted with spacious cabins, a comfortable lounge, and Jacuzzi. On the Petrel, we emphasize the remarkable Natural History of Galapagos, selecting guides who are knowledgeable about biology and ecology in addition to having excellent language skills and client reviews. Key Features: Private balcony Luxurious interiors Ample social areas and Jacuzzi Outstanding visitor sites Stable hull Sleek and swiftOriginally published by Haugan Cruises generated on the following link: http://www.haugancruises.com/petrel-galapagos-cruise/index.html#deck-plans. This content is copyright and may not be republished. Please contact us if you need more information about our products. HauganCruises.com The newest ship in Galapagos, the Petrel offers a first-class way to visit these magical islands. Named after a sea bird common to Galapagos, the Petrel is like its namesake: elegant, swift and silent at sea. A motorized catamaran, the Petrel is designed for comfort and stability and is outfitted with spacious cabins, a comfortable lounge, and Jacuzzi. On the Petrel, we emphasize the remarkable Natural History of Galapagos, selecting guides who are knowledgeable about biology and ecology in addition to having excellent language skills and client reviews.Originally published by Haugan Cruises generated on the following link: http://www.haugancruises.com/petrel-galapagos-cruise/index.html#deck-plans. This content is copyright and may not be republished. Please contact us if you need more information about our products. HauganCruises.com The newest ship in Galapagos, the Petrel offers a first-class way to visit these magical islands. Named after a sea bird common to Galapagos, the Petrel is like its namesake: elegant, swift and silent at sea. A motorized catamaran, the Petrel is designed for comfort and stability and is outfitted with spacious cabins, a comfortable lounge, and Jacuzzi. On the Petrel, we emphasize the remarkable Natural History of Galapagos, selecting guides who are knowledgeable about biology and ecology in addition to having excellent language skills and client reviews.Originally published by Haugan Cruises generated on the following link: http://www.haugancruises.com/petrel-galapagos-cruise/index.html#deck-plans. This content is copyright and may not be republished. Please contact us if you need more information about our products. HauganCruises.com

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 - Baltra Island & Santa Cruz - Highlands
am:Baltra Island: Arrival to the airpor and transfer to Santa Cruz to visit the highlands before boarding. Dress appropriately for a hike. pm:Santa Cruz - Highlands: The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.
Day 2 - Day 2 - Santiago - Sullivan Bay & Bartholomew - Pinnacle Rock
am:Santiago - Sullivan Bay: The lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there. pm:Bartholomew - Pinnacle Rock: Bartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock: the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands.
Day 3 - Day 3 - Genovesa - Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip's Steps
am:Genovesa - Darwin Bay: A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. pm:Genovesa - Prince Phillip's Steps: An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.
Day 4 - Day 4 - Santiago - Puerto Egas, Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove
am:Santiago - Puerto Egas: Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. pm:Santiago - Espumilla Beach: Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Santiago - Buccaneer Cove: Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.
Day 5 - Day 5 - Santa Cruz - Carrion Point
am:Santa Cruz - Carrion Point: A lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks. Transfer to the Airport
Day 6 - Please Note:
These Galapagos cruise itineraries are provisional and are subject to change without previous notice due to weather conditions and National Park regulations. Itineraries of 8 or more days may be scheduled to stop at ports for various cruise logistic reasons and/or for embarking/disembarking passengers.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
24-08-202028-08-2020USD $4,820Stateroom
24-08-202028-08-2020USD $5,200Suite
07-09-202011-09-2020USD $4,820Stateroom
07-09-202011-09-2020USD $5,200Suite
21-09-202025-09-2020USD $4,820Stateroom
21-09-202025-09-2020USD $5,200Suite
05-10-202009-10-2020USD $4,820Stateroom
05-10-202009-10-2020USD $5,200Suite
19-10-202023-10-2020USD $4,820Stateroom
19-10-202023-10-2020USD $5,200Suite
02-11-202006-11-2020USD $4,820Stateroom
02-11-202006-11-2020USD $5,200Suite
16-11-202020-11-2020USD $4,820Stateroom
16-11-202020-11-2020USD $5,200Suite
30-11-202004-12-2020USD $4,820Stateroom
30-11-202004-12-2020USD $5,200Suite
14-12-202018-12-2020USD $4,820Stateroom
14-12-202018-12-2020USD $5,200Suite

Inclusions

    • Santa Cruz Highlands: walk along a path, observing the hills, ferns, volcanoes, and rich wildlife. This area is home to giant tortoises, forest, mockingbirds, Bahama ducklings, White-cheeked Pintail ducklings, Darwin finches, and many other species
    • Prince Phillip's Steps: it's steep, rocky paths leads up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to Palo Santo vegetation as well as Red-footed Boobies, Short-eared Lava Owls, Galapagos Swallows, and Galapagos Doves
    • Carrion Point: snorkel and see a variety of fish, rays and perhaps the harmless white-tip reef sharks

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