Our 8-day itinerary aboard the yacht Archipel II allows you to combine the seabird colonies of North Seymour and the exclusive Genovesa with the spectacular volcanic islands Bartolome and Charles Darwin Research Station. Moreover, you will have the chance to explore Española, the most southern point of the archipel and swim with sea lions in the Loberia, on Isla Floreana.
Blue & Red Footed Boobies
Great & American Frigatebird
Galapagos Sea Lion
Visitor Sites Map
Day 1 Monday AM - Arrival at Baltra Airport
PM - North Seymour
Day 2 Tuesday AM - Bartolomé
PM - Buccaneer Cove, Espumilla Beach
Day 3 Wednesday AM - Puerto Egas (Santiago)
PM - Rábida
Day 4 Thursday AM - Charles Darwin Research Station
PM - Highland (Santa Cruz)
Day 5 Friday AM - Cormorant Point (Floreana)
PM - Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout
Day 6 Saturday AM - Gardner Bay (Española)
PM - Suarez Point (Española)
Day 7 Sunday AM - Pitt Point (San Cristobal)
PM - Witch Hill (San Cristobal)
Day 8 Monday AM - Interpretation Center (San Cristobal)
Transfer out to San Cristóbal Airport (SCY)
Islands Overview & Activities
Arrival at Baltra Airport and transfer in.
You will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected
Arrival at Baltra Airport (GPS)
North Seymour is another highlight of your cruise. In the archipelago’s most extensive seabird breeding colony you can walk a very short distance from frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies.
This tiny volcano islet is just recently born out of fire. Enter its wild romantic setting of spatter cones and craters, see the most famous panorama of the Galapagos.
Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove
James Bay (Santiago) was where Charles Darwin spent most of his time on the Galapagos Islands. Espumilla Beach has been revived as an important breeding site for turtles. At nearby Buccaneer Cove there is a great snorkelling opportunity in crystal-clear waters.
Puerto Egas is a historical and favourite site on Santiago for wildlife lovers.
The highlight is the outstanding fur seal grottos at the beautiful sculptured coastline.
Puerto Egas (Santiago)
Upon landing on this remarkable red beach, a large bachelor colony of Galapagos sea lions will usually welcome you.
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
The most memorable part of the Charles Darwin Research Station will probably be the successful breeding centre and its celebrity ‘Lonesome George’.
Charles Darwin Research Station
Highlands (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild Galapagos giant tortoises, roaming through pastures in the agricultural zone and in the transition zone of adjacent El Chato Tortoise Reserve.
Please don’t expect flightless cormorants at Cormorant Point (they live exclusively in West Galapagos). Instead, you may have the only opportunity in the East to spot Galapagos penguins from the dinghy, or a flamingo lagoon against the pockmarked backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.
Cormorant Point (Floreana)
Baroness Lookout & Post Office Bay
Baroness Viewpoint is a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing.
Being one of the crown jewels of the Galapagos, Española gives you the exclusive opportunity to become an eyewitness of evolution.
Gardner Bay (Española)
Suarez Point (Española)
Española’s west tip is a true birdwatcher’s and photographer’s dream. Feel as though you’re within an exciting nature documentary, and hike a short distance from the most colourful marine iguanas.
Two wind sculptured tuff cones at Pitt Point constitute the extreme eastern end of the Galapagos and were the first sight of land of HMS Beagle with Darwin aboard.
Pitt Point (San Cristóbal)
Witch Hill (San Cristóbal)
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the lovely setting of Witch Hill’s crescent-shaped natural beach of soft powdery sand.
The interpretation centre just outside Puerto Baquerizo forms the engaging supplement of your cruise.
Interpretation Center (San Cristóbal)
Transfer out to San Cristóbal Airport
Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members the dinghy will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.
You will return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!
IMPORTANT NOTE: All itineraries are subject to change
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