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 CHARTER OCTOBER CHARTER
AUGUST CHARTER NOVEMBER CHARTER
SEPTEMBER CHARTER DECEMBER CHARTER
CRUISE DEPARTURES 2022
MONTH DATES MONTH DATES
JANUARY 14 & 28 JULY 1, 15 & 29
FEBRUARY 11 & 25 AUGUST 12 & 26
MARCH 11 & 25 SEPTEMBER 9 & 23
APRIL 8 & 22 OCTOBER 7 & 21
MAY DRY DOCK NOVEMBER 4 & 18
JUNE 3 & 17 DECEMBER 2, 16 & 30
PER PERSON GROSS CRUISE RATES 2021-2022
CABIN CATEGORY 2021 2022
CLASSIC CABIN $5,454 $5,672
CLASSIC FAMILY CABIN $5,454 $5,672
STANDARD CABIN/SINGLE $5,142 $5,348
OWNER’S CABIN $5,142 $5,712

CRUISE RATES INCLUDE:

  • Seven days/six 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-105 – GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE
M/Y ISABELA II – SOUTHERN ISLANDS ITINERARY
SEVEN DAYS / SIX NIGHTS – FRIDAY TO THURSDAY

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Friday – Arrival Galapagos Islands

Baltra Island (AM) / Santa Cruz Island (PM)
Baltra Airport and Santa Cruz Island
We land at Baltra Island by plane in the morning and transfer to the nearby dock to board the Santa Cruz II, where we take part in an introductory briefing, boat drill, and lunch.

Las Bachas (Santa Cruz Island)
This beautiful visitor site is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, a glorious white beach with a couple of brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea. These lagoons are the feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos. You may enjoy swimming at this beach, too. Back on the ship, we settle in with a welcome cocktail, a briefing on the next day’s expedition plan, and a delicious dinner.
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 2: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal Island (AM) / San Cristobal Island (PM)
Cerro Colorado (San Cristobal Island)
We disembark at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and drive 40 minutes to the island’s southern shore. At Cerro Colorado, we visit the breeding center for highly endangered giant tortoises in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest, home to dozens of bird species, including the San Cristobal mockingbird, as well as the endemic San Cristobal lava lizard.

Punta Pitt (San Cristobal)
In the afternoon, we land on the eastern tip of the island. The trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline and is the only site in the Galapagos where the 3 species of boobies can be found together, as well as the 2 frigatebird species, plus a colony of bachelor sea lions. If conditions are favorable, there is a chance to swim, kayak or snorkel from the beach or take an inflatable dinghy ride.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

Española Island (AM) / Española Island (PM)
Gardner Bay (Española Island)
In the morning, we’ll set foot on this beautiful, white coral beach and go on a short walk to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds, finches or simply enjoy the beach. There is great snorkeling in this area. Kayaking, an inflatable dinghy-ride, or a ride on the glass-bottom boat are also offered.

Punta Suarez (Española Island)
Following lunch on board, our afternoon outing at Punta Suarez takes us on an exciting trail across lava/boulder terrain. Along the way, we can enjoy unique sea bird colonies, including the beautiful waved albatrosses, boobies, swallow-tail gulls, and the famous “blowhole”. This island is also famous for its colorful and sizeable marine iguanas. All in all, a fantastic visit.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Monday – Galapagos Islands

Floreana Island (AM) / Floreana Island (PM)
Cormorant Point (Floreana Island)
We disembark in the morning at the curiously green-tinged, olivine-crystal beach that makes for an easy walk to a brackish water lagoon where bird species like American flamingos can be observed. Crossing over to the other side of the island, we come to a white-sand beach where sea turtles come out at night to nest. At Champion Islet, guests can choose between snorkeling, a panga ride, or a ride in our glass-bottom boat.

Post Office Bay & Baroness Cove (Floreana Island)
After lunch, we land at Post Office Bay to visit the historic barrel that has served as an informal post office in the archipelago for over two centuries. Snorkeling off the beach will be offered afterwards.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

Isabela Island (AM) / Fernandina Island (PM)
Punta Moreno (Isabela Island)
In the morning, following a meander through the mangroves in search of sea turtles, we disembark amid a landscape dominated by the giant volcanoes of southern Isabela Island, some still active. The rugged trail loops inland from the coast, giving us plenty of opportunity to enjoy unique lava formations, pioneer lava cactus and interesting scalesia trees, as well as plenty of wildlife: Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants, brown pelicans, herons, sea lions, marine iguanas, and dozens of Sally Lightfoot crabs. The inland lagoons are home to Bahama-pintail ducks, common stilts, Galapagos flamingos, and even Galapagos hawks and mockingbirds. Following our walk, we can take to our glass-bottom boats or deep-water snorkel.

Punta Mangle (Fernandina Island)
Venturing across to Fernandina Island, in the afternoon we board our pangas (inflatable dinghies) to explore the coastline of the archipelago’s youngest ecosystem, a virgin, pristine world of tiny bays, tall mangroves (Mangle is Spanish for mangrove) and tranquil coves, home to diminutive Galapagos penguins and green-eyed flightless cormorants preening on the shore’s black rocks. Beneath the waves, rays and sea turtles might glide by. The nutrient-rich waters of the Bolivar Channel, which separates Fernandina and Isabela Islands, attract dolphins and whales. With luck, we’ll be able to spot them. Depending on sea conditions, we end our visit with a glass-bottom boat ride or deep-water snorkel.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz Island (AM) / North Seymour Island (PM)
Eden Islet
A panga ride takes us to Eden Islet, located off the coast of Santa Cruz, where we can observe blue footed boobies, reef sharks, and frigates. There’s a chance to snorkel and, if weather conditions permit, to ride in the glass-bottom boat. The volcanic setting of this area is quite stunning.

North Seymour Island
We have saved one of the best visitor sites in the archipelago for last. In the afternoon, we disembark for a walk along the coast and the interior of this beautiful flat island, ambling between numerous nesting frigatebirds, some of the male frigatebirds displaying their balloon-like red gular sacs, as well as land iguanas and sea lion colonies along the coastline. We can explore the coast by dinghy, too, seeking out fur seals, and enjoying a fun, deep-water snorkel. We end the day with an evening briefing, cocktail, and dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Thursday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Baltra Island (AM)
Baltra Island
Our journey ends at Baltra Island where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland.

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Quito, Otavalo &
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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 
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(305 436 0843