Our adventurous 4 nights route runs around the largest island of Isabela. Explore the untouched western end of Galapagos, which has just been born out of fire and the lush highlands. Nutrient rich ocean upwellings are a magnet to all kinds of marine and birdlife. It’s true that accessing this remote, less-frequented region demands longer navigation (mainly overnight), but our stable catamaran enables you to witness Survival of the Fittest, without experiencing it.
Visitor Sites Map
Day 1 Thursday AM - Arrival at Baltra Airport
PM - Highlands (Santa Cruz)
Day 2 Friday AM - Tintoreras Islet
PM - C.C. Arnaldo Tupiza
Day 3 Saturday AM - Moreno Point (Isabela)
PM - Elizabeth Bay (Isabela)
Day 4 Sunday AM - Tagus Cove (Isabela)
PM - Espinoza Point (Fernandina)
Day 5 Monday AM - Bachas Beach(Santa Cruz)
Transfer out to Baltra Airport (GPS)
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
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. These are without any doubt the most emblematic representatives of the archipelago.
This group of jagged rocky islets just out off the coast of Puerto Villamil forms one of the most stereotypical sites of the Galapagos.
Difficulty: Easy- Moderate
Tortoise breeding centre & wetlands
The wetlands and brackish lagoons of Isabela are among the best places to spot aquatic, wading and shore birds.
Fresh, promising greens of pioneer vegetation contrast strongly with the dead, pitch-black lava flow that once reached the ocean at Moreno Point.
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Moreno Point (Isabela)
Elizabeth Bay (Isabela)
At the remote Elizabeth Bay you will enjoy the best dinghy-ride in the Galapagos, which combines a visit to the Marielas Islets in the mouth of the bay, with the highest mangles in its innermost heart.
Tagus Cove is a historical anchorage at the northern entrance of Bolivar Channel (between Isabela and Fernandina).
Tagus Cove (Isabela)
Espinoza Point (Fernandina)
Westernmost Fernandina harbours one of the world’s most virgin, untouched ecosystems, and is another crown jewel of the Galapagos.
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Strolling along its coastline, the blinding white Bachas Beach appears full of natural life. It is one of the most important breeding sites for Pacific green turtles.
Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)
Transfer out to Seymour Ecological Airport
Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide 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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