Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend seven nights exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galpagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier to reflect on the days adventures. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms. As one of the regions largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience thats why you’ll never end up on another operator’s ship.
Arrive at any time.
Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across Santa Cruz Island to Puerto Ayora to board the boat.
Rbida IslandBachas Beach
Land at Rbida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach for walks to observe the bird and wildlife as well as free time for swimming and snorkelling.
Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay in the afternoon. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet.
Punta SurezBaha Gardner
Visit Punta Surez and Gardner Bay on Espaola Island. Enjoy guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristbal Island and enjoy free time to explore the port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Afternoon excursion to the tortoise breeding centre.
Punta PittKicker Rock
Visit Punta Pitt and look for three types of boobies as well as frigatebirds. After, visit Cerro Brujo on San Cristbal Island to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon for a snorkelling excursion.
Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galpagos Islands and home to thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations before going to Puerto Egas to see a dark-sand beach and tidal pools.
Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galpagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.
Depart at any time.