Galápagos — North, Central & South Islands aboard the Estrella del Mar

Resort: Galápagos — North, Central & South Islands aboard the Estrella del Mar
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Ecuador
Price From: £2204.25

Over View

Cruise aboard the comfortable Estrella as you cast your net around the southern islands of the Galpagos. Meet marine iguanas on Santa F and blue-footed boobies on North Seymour. Encounter sea lions and a beautiful saltwater lagoon on Espaola Island. Snorkelling gear is included and a Naturalist Guide is on hand to offer expert insights. Best of all, after a full day of adventure, you can enjoy sunset drinks on deck before retiring to your air-conditioned cabin private bath and an ocean view are standard. And, as always with G Adventures, our vessels are exclusive, so you know you’re exploring in good company.

Itineraries

Day 1
Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
QuitoPuerto Baquerizo Moreno

Fly to San Cristbal Island. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon.

Day 3
Punta PittCerro Brujo

Enjoy a morning visit to Punta Pitt, the only site in the Galpagos where it is possible to see the three species of boobies as well as frigatebirds, all nesting in the same area. Walk up to the colonies along the lava flows of this volcanic island. In the afternoon, visit the beautiful white powdery sand beaches of Cerro Brujo and snorkel with the marine life at the famous Leon Dormido, otherwise known as Kicker Rock, off San Cristbal.

Day 4
Baha GardnerPunta Surez

Arrive in the southern islands to spend the morning on the beach. Play the with sea lions and enjoy some of the best snorkelling in Bahia Gardner. Later, head to Punta Surez on the extreme western side of Espaola and go for an amazing coastal walk with opportunities to see the Galpagos albatross, which generally nests between April and November.

Day 5
Floreana Island

Spend the morning visiting Mirador de la Baronesa on Floreana island and send a postcard from famous Post Office Bay. In the afternoon, enjoy a snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo and landing at Punta Cormorant. Take guided walks to observe the birds and wildlife and learn about the natural history.

Day 6
North SeymourBartolom Island

Early breakfast and landing at North Seymour in the morning to observe frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies. Afternoon hike up to the top of Bartolom Island to see pinnacle rock one of the most famous views of the Galpagos. Cool off with a swim from the soft sandy beach.

Day 7
Genovesa Island

Take a morning walk up the caldera to see red-footed boobies and other birds before searching for marine life in the protected Bahia Darwin. Enjoy an afternoon hike to the Prince Philip steps to get an amazing view of the island.

Day 8
Islas PlazaSanta F Island

Enjoy a morning walk around South Plaza islet looking out for marine birds and sea lions swimming in the turquoise waters. Later, explore Santa F keeping a close eye out for land iguanas in the unique cactus forest.

Day 9
Puerto AyoraQuito

Early morning visit to see the giant tortoises and lava tunnels in the highlands before heading to the airport and flying back to Quito.

Day 10
Quito

Depart at any time.

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