Luxurious Yacht Tour Of Galapagos

5 Day Trip
Per Day Price Level $$$$
Per Day Budget $ 994
Per Day USD ranges:
$$$$ < $250
$$$$ $250-500
$$$$ $500-750
$$$$ $750+
  • Climb aboard a 16-passenger luxury yacht and sail through the Galapagos Islands for a tour of its wildlife and unspoiled beauty
  • Visit Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island, which is frequented by flamingos, pintail ducks and other species of birds
  • Observe large groups of White and Black-Tipped Reef Sharks and Hammerheads, schools of Golden Rays and Spotted Eagle Rays at Black Turtle Cove
  • See a wide array of rare Galapagos birds: boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, herons and yellow warblers
  • Soak in the natural history of these islands that inspired Charles Darwin’s breakthrough studies on evolution

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  • Itinerary Summary

    Day 1 : Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island
    Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, travelers pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands, as well as to pay the park entrance fee (unless it has been prepaid). A guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor and then on board M/Y Galápagos Sea Star Journey. 
     
    The visitor site at Dragon Hill has been open for visits on 1993. This site is located in northwestern Santa Cruz Island and consists of a trail that lead to a hyper-saline lagoon behind the beach, frequented by flamingos, pintail ducks and other species of birds. This site has been re populated with land iguanas from Seymour, Isabela and Santa Cruz islands. There is a short walk to the Hill, which offers a beautiful view of the bay. 
     

    Accommodation: On Board

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner 

    Day 2 : Black Turtle Cove
    This little cove is located at the northern side of Santa Cruz Island, this is a red mangrove lagoon very calm and quiet which made an ideal place as nursery for many sharks and rays. Its crystal waters permits to observe large groups of white-tip reef, black tipped reef and hammerhead sharks, schools of golden rays and spotted eagle rays. There are no landing sites so the visit is done by panga or kayak. Sea turtles are frequently seen and sometimes they are seen mating in the mangrove-lined waters. Pelicans and Herons are also seen in this area. 
     
    This is a small islet (1 sq km) located just off the southeastern tip of Santiago Island. It is a recent volcanic cone, shaped like a Chinese hat when seen from north side. On the west it can be seen lava formations, formed under the sea and raised upward, this is why coral heads are found on the lava. This is an excellent visit for interpretation of geological features such as lava tubes and lava flows. Sea lions colonies, marine iguanas and Galapagos penguins cover the landscape. 
     

    Accommodation: On Board

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

    Day 3 : Genovesa Island
    This bay has origin when the crater of this island collapsed below sea level. The wet landing is on a beautiful white coral sandy beach. This is a favorite island for birdwatchers: red footed-booby, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels yellow-crowned, black-crowned and lava herons, with and yellow warblers can be seen in the area. Continuing on the trail, visitors climb gradually to the edge of the cliff seeing Red-Foots nesting in the Mangrove trees below. Bird watching includes sightings of Sharp-Beaked Finches, Large Cactus and Ground Finches, Galapagos Doves and Swallow-Tailed Gulls. Reaching the end the trail at the cliff's edge offers an incredible view of the island and the many birds living there. 
     
    El Barranco is located in the southern part of Darwin Bay and it is also known as Prince Philip’s Steps, passengers will climb to a plateau that is part of the stretch of land that surrounds Darwin Bay on its eastern side. There is a big population of Masked boobies and Red-Footed boobies in the tree; Storm petrels and Short-eared Owls have found in Genovesa lava flows the ideal place for nesting.
     

    Accommodation: On Board

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 4 : Bartolome Island to Santiago Island
    Bartolomé Island is situated across Sullivan Bay. It has an altitude of 114 meters, from where we can observe one of the most beautiful sceneries of the Galapagos Islands such as volcanic cones, lunar-like craters, lava fields, and the famous Toba formed pinnacle eroded by the sea. There is very little vegetation on this island. It has two breathtaking beaches where marine turtles exist and at the base of the pinnacle, as well as a very small colony of Galapagos penguins. 
     
    Santiago, also called James, or San Salvador Island, is located in the west central part of the Galapagos archipelago. It is the fourth largest island in the archipelago (following Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz). Along with some of the large western volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina, Santiago is also volcanically active, with many young flows and cones to be seen, particularly along the south, west, and east coasts. These may even be seen from the summit of Darwin Volcano and from space. A number of historic eruptions have been reported over the last 2 centuries. Santiago actually consists of two coalesced volcanoes: a typical shield volcano on the northwest end and a low, linear fissure volcano on the southeast end.
     

    Accommodation: On Board

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 5 : Santa Cruz Island
    The trail to the highlands leaves from Bellavista and passes through the agricultural zone, near the National Park boundary, the Miconia Zone, and then goes to the Fern and Sedge zone. With clear weather (unpredictable) this area affords beautiful scenes of rolling hills and extinct volcanic cones covered with grass and lush greenery all year round. 
     
    Then transfer back to Baltra for embarkation on flight back home.
     

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Duration
    5 days
    Difficulty
    Moderate
    Primary Activities
    Sailing
    No. of travellers
    Min. 3
    Other Activities
    Wildlife
    Children Allowed
    Yes
  • Comfort
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    Super luxury

    Our highest-end category of accommodation, Super Luxury is defined by top quality customer service and premium amenities. Hotels in this exclusive category include the Aman resorts, Oberoi Vilas hotels, and certain independent purveyors.

    Luxury

    Luxury Hotels meet the standards of most well-known 5-star hotel brands around the world, and include premium accommodations and amenities. In some cases our Luxury category overlaps with the "boutique" hotels, many of which are equally luxurious and accommodating.

    Boutique

    Boutique hotels are typically smaller, or independently owned hotels that offer top-end service and amenities equivalent to luxury providers. Boutique hotels often differentiate themselves from bigger hotel brands through their unique character, location, or history.

    Glamping

    Glamping (short for “glamorous camping”) and lodges denotes outdoor-focused accommodations that combine the best of nature with a designer / comfort angle in mind, so customers can get the best of both worlds.

    Camping

    Camping refers to a wide range of tented accommodation, which will most likely apply to outdoor / adventure trips like trekking, hiking, etc.

    Others

  • Price Details (per person)

    High Season Jan to Dec $ 4,969 $ 994 per day

    * All Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Some savings may be available for larger groups.

Cost Includes
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis at hotels mentioned or in similar category.
  • Accommodation on board the M/Y Sea Star Journey – Galapagos Suites
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B - Breakfast, L - Lunch & D - Dinner)
  • Private airport transfers in Quito & Six Senses Tour
  • Services of English-speaking local driver- guide at Quito and a Naturalist Guide on board the M/Y Sea Star Journey (excursions are shared with other passengers on board)
  • Rates are based on the number of passengers shown above. We would like to remind you that, in the case this number changes, all prices are subject to change to conform to actual number of travellers
  • Galapagos National Park fee
  • Ingala card
  • Air ticket Quito-Galapagos-Quito
  • Entrance fees 
  • Snorkelling equipment
Cost Excludes
  • Any travel or medical insurance fee.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion above.
  • Any expenditure of personal nature like video camera fee, laundry, telephone calls, alcohol
  • Soft drinks
  • Tipping at hotels/lodges, restaurants, porters, safaris guide/drivers, local guides, resident naturalist and the accompanying tour escort.
  • Any sudden increase in price due to change in government tax policy or for any reason beyond our control like acts of god, natural calamity, law and order situation, riots etc and any forced change in itinerary for any unforeseen situation or reason beyond our control.
  • Early check in or late check-out at hotels 
  • Wet suit rental
Day 1 : Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island
Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, travelers pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands, as well as to pay the park entrance fee (unless it has been prepaid). A guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor and then on board M/Y Galápagos Sea Star Journey. 
 
The visitor site at Dragon Hill has been open for visits on 1993. This site is located in northwestern Santa Cruz Island and consists of a trail that lead to a hyper-saline lagoon behind the beach, frequented by flamingos, pintail ducks and other species of birds. This site has been re populated with land iguanas from Seymour, Isabela and Santa Cruz islands. There is a short walk to the Hill, which offers a beautiful view of the bay. 
 
Accommodation: On Board
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 2 : Black Turtle Cove
This little cove is located at the northern side of Santa Cruz Island, this is a red mangrove lagoon very calm and quiet which made an ideal place as nursery for many sharks and rays. Its crystal waters permits to observe large groups of white-tip reef, black tipped reef and hammerhead sharks, schools of golden rays and spotted eagle rays. There are no landing sites so the visit is done by panga or kayak. Sea turtles are frequently seen and sometimes they are seen mating in the mangrove-lined waters. Pelicans and Herons are also seen in this area. 
 
This is a small islet (1 sq km) located just off the southeastern tip of Santiago Island. It is a recent volcanic cone, shaped like a Chinese hat when seen from north side. On the west it can be seen lava formations, formed under the sea and raised upward, this is why coral heads are found on the lava. This is an excellent visit for interpretation of geological features such as lava tubes and lava flows. Sea lions colonies, marine iguanas and Galapagos penguins cover the landscape. 
 
Accommodation: On Board
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 3 : Genovesa Island
This bay has origin when the crater of this island collapsed below sea level. The wet landing is on a beautiful white coral sandy beach. This is a favorite island for birdwatchers: red footed-booby, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels yellow-crowned, black-crowned and lava herons, with and yellow warblers can be seen in the area. Continuing on the trail, visitors climb gradually to the edge of the cliff seeing Red-Foots nesting in the Mangrove trees below. Bird watching includes sightings of Sharp-Beaked Finches, Large Cactus and Ground Finches, Galapagos Doves and Swallow-Tailed Gulls. Reaching the end the trail at the cliff's edge offers an incredible view of the island and the many birds living there. 
 
El Barranco is located in the southern part of Darwin Bay and it is also known as Prince Philip’s Steps, passengers will climb to a plateau that is part of the stretch of land that surrounds Darwin Bay on its eastern side. There is a big population of Masked boobies and Red-Footed boobies in the tree; Storm petrels and Short-eared Owls have found in Genovesa lava flows the ideal place for nesting.
 
Accommodation: On Board
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 : Bartolome Island to Santiago Island
Bartolomé Island is situated across Sullivan Bay. It has an altitude of 114 meters, from where we can observe one of the most beautiful sceneries of the Galapagos Islands such as volcanic cones, lunar-like craters, lava fields, and the famous Toba formed pinnacle eroded by the sea. There is very little vegetation on this island. It has two breathtaking beaches where marine turtles exist and at the base of the pinnacle, as well as a very small colony of Galapagos penguins. 
 
Santiago, also called James, or San Salvador Island, is located in the west central part of the Galapagos archipelago. It is the fourth largest island in the archipelago (following Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz). Along with some of the large western volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina, Santiago is also volcanically active, with many young flows and cones to be seen, particularly along the south, west, and east coasts. These may even be seen from the summit of Darwin Volcano and from space. A number of historic eruptions have been reported over the last 2 centuries. Santiago actually consists of two coalesced volcanoes: a typical shield volcano on the northwest end and a low, linear fissure volcano on the southeast end.
 
Accommodation: On Board
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 : Santa Cruz Island
The trail to the highlands leaves from Bellavista and passes through the agricultural zone, near the National Park boundary, the Miconia Zone, and then goes to the Fern and Sedge zone. With clear weather (unpredictable) this area affords beautiful scenes of rolling hills and extinct volcanic cones covered with grass and lush greenery all year round. 
 
Then transfer back to Baltra for embarkation on flight back home.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast

Cost of the entire itinerary

High Season Jan to Dec $ 4,969 $ 994 per day
Cost Includes
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis at hotels mentioned or in similar category.
  • Accommodation on board the M/Y Sea Star Journey – Galapagos Suites
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B - Breakfast, L - Lunch & D - Dinner)
  • Private airport transfers in Quito & Six Senses Tour
  • Services of English-speaking local driver- guide at Quito and a Naturalist Guide on board the M/Y Sea Star Journey (excursions are shared with other passengers on board)
  • Rates are based on the number of passengers shown above. We would like to remind you that, in the case this number changes, all prices are subject to change to conform to actual number of travellers
  • Galapagos National Park fee
  • Ingala card
  • Air ticket Quito-Galapagos-Quito
  • Entrance fees 
  • Snorkelling equipment
Cost Excludes
  • Any travel or medical insurance fee.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion above.
  • Any expenditure of personal nature like video camera fee, laundry, telephone calls, alcohol
  • Soft drinks
  • Tipping at hotels/lodges, restaurants, porters, safaris guide/drivers, local guides, resident naturalist and the accompanying tour escort.
  • Any sudden increase in price due to change in government tax policy or for any reason beyond our control like acts of god, natural calamity, law and order situation, riots etc and any forced change in itinerary for any unforeseen situation or reason beyond our control.
  • Early check in or late check-out at hotels 
  • Wet suit rental
Climate

The Galapagos experience the warmer season from December to May. During this season, the climate is more tropical with cloudy skies and daily rainfall. The ocean is warmer at this time. From June to November, the Galapagos experience a cold, dry season.

 

Thirty percent of the vegetation of the Galapagos is endemic, and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. There are 3 major vegetation zones: the coastal zone with mangroves, the dry area with mainly xerophytes, and the humid highlands with lush, dense forest cover.

 

The Galapagos have several animals that are endemic to this region. These include the Galapagos tortoises, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, finches, penguins, fur seals, blue-footed boobies, hawks, lava lizards, magnificent frigatebirds and many others.

Visas, Travel Documents and Special Permits

Please note that you are responsible for checking your destination country's visa requirements and then getting the visa accordingly.

 

Further, most countries require travelers to have a passport that is valid from at least 6 months from the day of entry into the country, so please confirm that you satisfy your destination country or countries passport, visa and medical (if any) requirements well in advance of your trip.

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