Rating in Ecuador
$ 6515

Galapagos Cruise Yacht La Pinta

Cruising
Cruising
min $ 6515
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Isabela Island
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 6515
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  • At a Glance
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price

At a Glance

Explore the Galapagos Islands on board the special ‘Yacht La Pinta’. This luxury yacht accommodates 48 guests, with large social areas, observation deck to the bow, bay windows, whirlpool, kayaks, boat with glass bottom, solarium … ideal for travelers looking for a sophisticated experience of this ‘living laboratory of evolution’. The cabins of the ‘Yacht La Pinta’ are among the largest and most comfortable of the boats in the Galapagos. An exciting 6 Night/ 7 Day itinerary (Friday – Thursday) promises a complete immersion into this unique environment, with enriching wildlife encounters accompanied by expert naturalist guides and complemented by impeccable service, delicious cuisine, elegant design and plenty of comfort on board. The crew embraces a spirit of adventure, while ensuring comfort and safety at all times. Price US$ 6,515 per person sharing

Expedition Leader and naturalist guides
Nature-active programs, including wildlife walks, kayaking, snorkelling, stargazing, glass-bottom boat, beach walks, coastal exploration
Yacht La Pinta boasts among the largest cabins of any Galapagos cruise
Gourmet meals

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival Baltra Island

    Your adventure begins with a morning flight to Baltra Island and immediate transfer to the dock to board Yacht La Pinta.  There’s a welcome introductory briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment and then lunch. In the afternoon we will disembark at North Seymour Island where you will enjoy a walk along the coast and the interior of this beautiful flat island, observing numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and land iguanas. There are opportunities for coastal exploration by dinghy. Evening briefing, welcome cocktail and dinner
    Overnight on Yacht La Pinta (cabin) LD

  • Day 2 Isabela Island- Fernandina Island

    Since there is no landing site at Isabela Island, the coastal exploration is by dinghy, while the naturalist guide explains the dramatic geology of the area, with remains of lava flows and tuff stone layers. There is abundant wildlife and, depending on the conditions of the ocean, we’ll be able to snorkel along the cliffs, hopefully in the company of green sea turtles. In the afternoon, we visit the youngest and most pristine island of the archipelago, Fernandina, one of many people’s all-time favourites. Punta Espinoza has an amazing combination of barrenness and abundant wildlife. Highlights include hawks, penguins, the flightless cormorant and astounding views of the surrounding volcanic landscapes.
    Overnight on Yacht La Pinta (cabin) BLD

  • Day 3 Isabela Island

    After breakfast we will disembark at Urbina Bay, on the western side of Isabela Island, the result of an uplifting of the ocean floor. Here you can find corals, shells, and large and very colourful Galápagos land iguanas, giant tortoises (occasionally). Navigating the Bolívar Channel, there are good chances of spotting species of whales. On the northwest of Isabela, secluded Tagus Cove provided a favourite anchorage for pirates and whalers over the centuries, and today makes a great visitor site. An uphill hike takes us to the back of Darwin Crater, filled with salt water.  We can snorkel or ride kayaks amid the dramatic landscape before our hike.
    Overnight on Yacht La Pinta (cabin) BLD

  • Day 4 Santa Cruz Island

    In the morning we will disembark at Rábida Island’s red-coloured beach. A stroll along the beach allows us to observe marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin’s finches. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach. For those non-snorkelers, we can ride our glass-bottom boat for a submarine exploration. The north shore of Santa Cruz hosts the fascinating landscapes of Cerro Dragón (Dragon Hill). Our walk includes circling a brackish water lagoon frequented by lagoon birds, while further inland, the trail offers a beautiful view of the bay and the western islands of the archipelago, as well as the chance of observing land iguanas.
    Overnight on Yacht La Pinta (cabin) BLD

  • Day 5 Puerto Ayora & Charles Darwin Research Station

    The morning visit heads to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest. These are the headquarters of scientific investigation, conservation and the National Park administration. A delicious lunch is served at the poolside of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel. After lunch you will wind up to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island by vehicle.  This is a great place to look for the brilliant Vermilion Flycatcher and the endemic Scalesia trees.  From December to mid-April and July to December a visit to observe giant tortoises in the wild may be included, if weather conditions are good.
    Overnight on Yacht La Pinta (cabin) BLD

  • Day 6 Floreana Island

    After breakfast we will land at Post Office Bay to visit the historic barrel that has served as a post office in the archipelago for over two centuries. Panga rides along the maze of channels on Floreana’s north shore can also be enjoyed. There’s great snorkelling from the beach as well. Before disembarking at Punta Cormorant we can snorkel or ride our glass-bottom boat along the coast of an extinct cone called “Champion Islet”. Our visit to Punta Cormorant takes in an olivine-crystal beach for an easy walk by a brackish water lagoon where bird species like greater flamingos may be observed. On the other side of the island, we come to a white-sand beach where sea turtles come out at night to nest.
    Overnight on Yacht La Pinta (cabin) BLD

  • Day 7 Baltra Island – Flight to Quito

    Baltra Island – Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Quito where you will either make your international connection or extend your to tour.  B

  • Included

    Cabin accommodation
    All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, purified water
    Guided shore excursions
    Use of wet suits, snorkel equipment and sea kayaks
    Transfers in the Islands between the airport and dock

  • For more information and 2018 departures

    Please contact: jen@heritagesafaris.com

Price

US$ 6,515 per person per person sharing

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of The Heritage Safari Company
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