Sure, you dont need to cruise the Galpagos from a spiffy boat, but it sure doesnt hurt, does it? Set sail aboard the majestic Evolution for a journey through the archipelago’s northern and central islands. Snorkel with playful sea lions at Chinese Hat, discover the sprawling booby and frigatebird colonies of Genovesa Island and pick up some outgoing mail at Post Office Bay. With a pair of Level III naturalist guides ready to lend a hand, youll return home with a better appreciation for this delicate region than youd ever thought possible.
Arrive at any time.
QuitoPuerto Baquerizo Moreno
Fly to San Cristbal. Meet the CEO and transfer to the boat. Snorkel at the dramatic Kicker Rock to search for marine life and witness its steep vertical stone walls that extend from the ocean. Relax on the beach.
Islas PlazaMosquera Islet
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. In the early afternoon, snorkel at Punta Carrion then head to Daphne Island and marvel at its interesting geology.
Chinese HatSantiago Island
Visit Chinese Hat. Observe the birds and sea lions and enjoy great snorkelling opportunities. Spend the afternoon on James Bay, home to one of the most outstanding volcanic sites in the Galpagos.
Land at Genovesa Island, an old imploded volcano, to observe the massive colonies of frigatebirds, boobies, and other seabirds as well as striking volcanic cliffs rising from the ocean. Visit the sites of Darwin Bay and Prince Philip’s Steps.
North SeymourSanta F Island
Explore the small but wildlife rich islands of North Seymour and Santa F. Find nesting frigatebirds, large colonies of sea lions, and marine iguanas on North Seymour and search for land iguanas in the prickly pear forest on Santa F.
Land at Post Office Bay on Floreana Island. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Cormorant Point in the afternoon. Snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo.
Spend the day exploring Santa Cruz Island visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora. See giant tortoises in the wild in the highlands and learn about the volcanic creation of the Galpagos.
Black Turtle CoveQuito
Enjoy an early morning panga ride through the mangroves at Black Turtle Cove before disembarking at Baltra and flying back to Quito.
Depart at any time.