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Elite Catamaran 5 day luxury cruise Galapagos north islands

Explore the far north islands of Galapagos, this is an area not accessible on day tours and brings guests into the remote Genovesa island and its bird cliff. Visitors also get to walk alongside giant tortoises, swim with sea lions and sea turtles. Experience the contrast between the stark volcanic coast of Santiago island with the lush cloud forests in the highlands of Santa Cruz. This 5 day program is packed with wildlife encounters and yet the comfort on board the Elite makes it a luxury expedition.

AM: Baltra Airport

Arrival to Baltra airport and transfer to the vessel.

PM: Charles Darwin Research Station

The Charles Darwin Research Station provides an unmissable opportunity to find out about the vital work that is being carried out to preserve the archipelago’s ecosystems.
One element of this is a significant breeding programme for Galapagos tortoises, whose numbers have been in decline since the 1970’s.
These captivating enormous reptiles are very accustomed to humans, so be sure to bring your camera for some close-ups.

Included

  • Double or single accommodations
  • All meals and snacks
  • Programmed visits to the islands with a Certified Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Transfers between Galapagos airport and cruise
  • Snorkeling gear (masks, fins, and snorkel)
  • Wetsuits

Not Included

  • Air ticket to/from Galapagos
  • National Park Entrance fee
  • Transit Control Card
  • Personal Expenses and tips
  • Alcoholic and Bottled Beverages
  • Travel and health insurance

Highlights

  • See both the Galapagos sea lions and fur seals at Santiago island, can you tell the difference?
  • Observe the twin volcanic sink holes on Santa Cruz as you are surrounded by tropical cloud forest
  • Visit the Charles Darwin station and learn about the tortoise breeding programs, spot the gentle giants as they remain undisturbed.
  • Keep an eye out for hawks hunting amongst thousands of sea birds at the cliff (El Barranco) on Genovesa island