ARCHIPEL I ROUTE B4

ITINERARY B4 / 4D – 3N

Our 3 nights northern route enables you to combine a visit to the sea bird colonies of popular North Seymour and isolated and exclusive Genovesa. On the spectacular volcano islet of Bartolomé and the lava flow at Sullivan Bay, you will certainly get impressed by the creative forces and fascinating pioneer species.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Famous sea bird colonies of popular North Seymour and isolated Genovesa in one short cruise
  • Blue and red-footed boobies, frigatebirds and penguins near the equator
  • Spectacular volcanic landscapes just born out of fire & pioneer colonization
  • Breeding program of emblematic Galapagos giant tortoises

navigation-hours
±22h
long-passages
3x
hikes galapagos
±6x
dinghy-ride
±0x
snorkelling galapagos islands
±5x
difficulty
Easy Moderate
High chance of spotting

Waved Albatross
Galapagos waved albatross

Short Eared Owl
Galapagos short eared owl

American Frigatebird
Frigatebird galapagos islands

Blue & Red footed boobies
Blue footed boobies

Land Iguana
iguana galapagos islands
Legend

Arrival

Snorkeling

snorkeling galapagos islands

Hike

Kayak

kayak galapagos islands

Dinghy Ride

panga ride galapagos islands

Departure

VISITORS SITES MAP

DAY 1 / MONDAY

AM: Arrival to Baltra Airport

PM: North Seymour  hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

DAY2 / TUESDAY

AM: Prince Philip Steps (Genovesa)  hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

PM: Darwin Bay (Genovesa) hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

DAY 3 / WEDNESDAY

AM: Bartholomew hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

PM:  Sullivan Bay (Santiago) hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

DAY 4 / THURSDAY

AM: El Chato Reserve – Twin Craters (Santa Cruz)hike galapagos islands

Transfer out to Baltra Airport 

ISLANDS OVERVIEW & ACTIVITIES

ITINERARY B4

Monday

AM: Arrival at Baltra Airport

Arrival at Baltra Airport and transfer in. You will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected.

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

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PM: North Seymour

North Seymour is another highlight of your cruise. In the archipelago’s most extensive seabird breeding colony you can walk just a short distance from frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies.

Activities: hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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Tuesday

AM: Prince Philip’s Steps (Genovesa)

Not only because of its historical English name (Tower) Genovesa has a royal touch. Follow in the footsteps of Prince Philip – Galapagos lover for many years – and visit this favourite birding spot with the largest breeding colonies of red-footed and Nazca boobies, and look for a remarkable short-eared owl that hunts on foot!.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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PM: Darwin Bay (Genovesa)

As one of the outer islands and most exclusive places on the Galapagos, Genovesa is well worth last night’s longer navigation. This compact site in the heart of its flooded crater shows the extreme varied coastal ecosystems of the Galapagos in miniature; nearly too much for a single day.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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Wednesday

AM: Bartholomew

This tiny volcano islet is just recently born out of fire. Enter its wild romantic setting of spatter cones and craters, and see the most famous panorama of the Galapagos.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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PM: Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

Sullivan bay is incomparable to any other visitor’s site; setting foot at the recently solidified lava flow is like landing on the moon!

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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Thursday

AM: El Chato Reserve - Twin Craters (Santa Cruz)

El Chato Reserve is a protected area and official part of the Galapagos National Park. It extends from Cerro El Chato as far down as the southwestern coast of Santa Cruz Island, where females lay their eggs.

Activities:

Difficulty: Easy

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Transfer out to Baltra 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.

We expect you to return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

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DAY 1

Monday

AM: Arrival at Baltra Airport

Arrival at Baltra Airport and transfer in. You will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected.

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

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PM: North Seymour

North Seymour is another highlight of your cruise. In the archipelago’s most extensive seabird breeding colony you can walk just a short distance from frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies.

Activities: hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

North Seymour Galapagos Islands Blue-Footed Booby ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 2

Tuesday

AM: Prince Philip’s Steps (Genovesa)

Not only because of its historical English name (Tower) Genovesa has a royal touch. Follow in the footsteps of Prince Philip – Galapagos lover for many years – and visit this favourite birding spot with the largest breeding colonies of red-footed and Nazca boobies, and look for a remarkable short-eared owl that hunts on foot!.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Prince Philip’s Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Darwin Bay (Genovesa)

As one of the outer islands and most exclusive places on the Galapagos, Genovesa is well worth last night’s longer navigation. This compact site in the heart of its flooded crater shows the extreme varied coastal ecosystems of the Galapagos in miniature; nearly too much for a single day.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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DAY 3

Wednesday

AM: Bartholomew

This tiny volcano islet is just recently born out of fire. Enter its wild romantic setting of spatter cones and craters, and see the most famous panorama of the Galapagos.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Bartolome Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

Sullivan bay is incomparable to any other visitor’s site; setting foot at the recently solidified lava flow is like landing on the moon!

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Sullivan bay Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 4

Thursday

AM: El Chato Reserve - Twin Craters (Santa Cruz)

El Chato Reserve is a protected area and official part of the Galapagos National Park. It extends from Cerro El Chato as far down as the southwestern coast of Santa Cruz Island, where females lay their eggs.

Activities:

Difficulty: Easy

El Chato reserve Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
Transfer out to Baltra 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.

We expect you to return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador