M/Y Isabela II

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:

Detailed information on activities and visits to each island and applicable cruise rates

PRE-CRUISE TOURS:

A sample of tours offered in Quito and surroundings to be offered in combination with this cruise. In addition, we can tailor Pre and Post cruise tours to adjust to your clients’interests.

CRUISE DEPARTURES 2021
MONTH DATES MONTH DATES
JULY 8 & 22 OCTOBER 14 & 28
AUGUST 5 & 19 NOVEMBER 11 & 25
SEPTEMBER 2, 16 & 30 DECEMBER 9 & 23
CRUISE DEPARTURES 2022
MONTH DATES MONTH DATES
JANUARY 6 & 20 JULY 7 & 21
FEBRUARY 3 & 17 AUGUST 4 & 18
MARCH 3, 17 & 31 SEPTEMBER 1, 15 & 29
APRIL 14 & 28 OCTOBER 13 & 27
MAY 12 & 26 NOVEMBER 10 & 24
JUNE 9 & 23 DECEMBER 9 & 23
PER PERSON GROSS CRUISE RATES 2021-2022
CABIN CATEGORY 2021 2022
LUXURY CABIN DOUBLE $6,732 $7,001
LUXURY CABIN TRIPLE $6,732 $7,001

CRUISE RATES INCLUDE:

  • Five days/four nights cruise based on double occupancy on the reserved cabin category. 
  • Daily fully escorted visits to the islands included in the itinerary by professional naturalist English speaking guides. Daily briefings by Galapagos National Park Naturalist guides.
  • Medical attention on board (excludes cost of medication)
  • All meals during the cruise as indicated in itinerary. Limited Internet
  • Roundtrip transfers between the airports in Galapagos and the cruise. Taxes.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International air and local roundtrip air between Quito or Guayaquil and Galapagos Islands.
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fees – $100.00 per person and subject to change.
  • Galapagos tourist card – INGALA – $ 20.00 per person and subject to change.
  • Land services, tours and services not indicated in itinerary. Expenses of personal nature

BOOKING INCENTIVES / CRUISE DISCOUNTS

PLEASE CHECK WITH US FOR SPECIAL CRUISE & TOUR RATES

  • For cruise bookings 30 days or less prior to departure
  • For cruise bookings between 30 and 60 days prior to departure

Pre-Cruise tours featuring the luxury Hotel Boutique Casa Gangotena in Quito with private services for transfers and land tours

Hotel Boutique Deluxe Casa Gangotena
Casa Gangotena occupies a pivotal spot in Quito’s Old Town: the southwest corner of San Francisco Plaza, the history of which dates all the way back to the time of the Incas.
Casa Gangotena believes in being ambassadors of Ecuadorian hospitality and providing guests with an intimate space to experience the hotel in their own, unique way. Intuitive and world-class service are at the ready to make this a reality. And what better place to experience this level of hospitality than amid Casa Gangotena’s Boutique Hotel neoclassical and Art Deco architecture? Trust us when we say you’ll feel completely at ease whenever you take a moment to relax and admire the hotel’s contemporary interior design, antiques, fine furnishings and quintessential comforts.

GTEG-104 – GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE
M/Y ISABELA II – WESTERN ISLANDS ITINERARY
FIVE DAYS / FOUR NIGHTS – THURSDAY TO MONDAY

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Thursday – Arrival Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz Island (AM) / Santa Cruz Island (PM)
Baltra Airport and Santa Cruz Island
After landing at Baltra Airport, we drive to the Itabaca Channel to take a ferry across to Santa Cruz Island. A 30-minute bus ride takes us to a restaurant in the fascinating, more humid Highlands of the island to enjoy lunch, and then continue south down to Puerto Ayora on the coast.
Note: Please dress in comfortable shoes and clothes, bring a small backpack with any medications you may currently be taking. We recommend bringing sunblock, insect repellent, and anything else you need.

Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station
At the eastern end of Puerto Ayora, the largest town in the archipelago, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, the islands’ headquarters for scientific research and conservation. Later in the afternoon, we stroll along the main street of Puerto Ayora before embarking. Captain’s welcome cocktail and dinner.
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 2: Friday – Galapagos Islands

Bartolome Island (AM) / Santiago Island (PM)
Bartolome Island
This morning, a Galapagos icon awaits: Bartolome Island. A great way to start the day, with a steep climb up a wooden staircase: the panoramic view from the top is well worth the effort! Following the walk, we take a panga ride around colossal Pinnacle Rock in search of Galapagos penguins and other wildlife.

Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)
After lunch, we board the pangas (inflatable dinghies) and land at Sullivan Bay on the east coast of Santiago, a white coral sand beach that is ideal for swimming. A trail runs along a lava field that flowed here around 100 years ago. This is the perfect place to see and understand the volcanic origin of the Galapagos.
Meals; Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz Island (AM) / Santiago Island (PM)
Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island)
The north coast of Santa Cruz hosts the fascinating landscapes of Dragon Hill. After disembarking, the first part of our walk passes a brackish-water lagoon frequented by shorebirds, ducks, and American flamingos, while further inland, the trail offers a beautiful view of the bay and the western islands of the archipelago, as well as the chance of observing land iguanas (for which the visitor site is named, following a concerted effort to conserve them by the Galapagos National Park). After our walk, we can snorkel from the shore, hoping to spot rays, green turtles, and sharks.

Salt Mine (James Bay, Santiago Island)
Our wet landing on James Bay follows in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. The young naturalist spent about six days exploring this island in 1835, enthralled not only by the species he encountered — finches, mockingbirds, lava lizards, and yellow warblers, as well as Galapagos doves, hawks, and flamingos — but also by the vegetation and the fascinating geological formations. Our hike takes us uphill to one of these for panoramic views: a crater filled with brackish water. The salt from this lagoon was mined in the 20th century, but the businesses didn’t prosper. More active explorers can hike all the way round the cone.
Meals; Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

Isabela Island (AM) / Fernandina Island (PM)
Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)
Since there is no landing site at this location, we explore the captivating coast by dinghy, seeking out abundant wildlife including colonies of Galapagos fur seals, the nesting sites of Nazca boobies, not to mention flightless cormorants, penguins, and marine iguanas. Depending on the conditions of the ocean, we’ll be able to snorkel along the cliffs, hopefully in the company of green sea turtles. Back on board, we navigate along the Bolivar Channel, where nutrient-rich upwellings provide fertile fishing grounds for cetaceans.

Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
We end our journey on a high note, by visiting the island of Fernandina, the youngest island of the archipelago and arguably one of the most pristine ecosystems on the planet. Our visitor site of Punta Espinoza boasts an amazing combination of apparently barren landscapes and abundant wildlife, all dominated by the lofty volcano at the heart of the island. Highlights to spot include hawks, penguins, huge numbers of marine iguanas, and the famous flightless cormorant, with its beguiling blue eyes.
Meals; Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Monday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Baltra Island
Our journey ends at Baltra Island where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland.
Meals: Breakfast

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GTGE – 24 – QUITO
Ideal for Galapagos
or Amazon Programs
Two Days / One Night – Private Services
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GTGE – 25 – QUITO
Quito City Tour & Museum
or Equator Line
Three Days / Two Nights – Private Services
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GTGE – 25A – QUITO
Quito City Tour & Museum
or Equator Line
Three Days / Two Nights – Private Services
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GTGE – 25B – QUITO
Quito City Tour & Museum
or Equator Line
Three Days / Two Nights – Private Services
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GTGE – 25C – QUITO
Quito City Tour & Museum
or Equator Line
Three Days / Two Nights – Private Services
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GTGE – 26 – QUITO
Quito, Otavalo &
Cuicocha Lagoon
Four Days / Three Nights – Private Services
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GTLT-30 – QUITO
Flavors, Aromas, Nature & Traditions
Quito, Otavalo & Mindo
Five Days / Four Nights – Private Services
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GTGE – 35 – QUITO & CLOUD FLOREST
Quito & Mindo
Traditions, Culture & Nature
Four Days/ Three Nights – Private
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GTGE –42 - QUITO, OTAVALO & COTOPAXI
Andean Gastronomy, Traditions and Nature
Six Days / Five Nights – Private Services
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GTGE – 50 - CULTURAL INTERACTIONS
Quito, Otavalo, Cotopaxi, Riobamba & Cuenca
Seven Days / Six Nights – Private Services
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GTGE – 54 – ECUADOR ANDES EXPERIENCES
Quito, Cotopaxi, Baños, Riobamba, Alausi,
Devil’s Nose Train, Ingapirca, Cuenca
Eight Days / Seven Nights – Private
Daily
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13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

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9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
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(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843

Send us a Message

ENQUIRE NOW

We will be happy to answer your questions or comments.

G T TOURS OFFICES:

Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843