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Seaman Journey Catamaran - 3 Nights itinerary

This 4-day Galapagos cruise adventure will undoubtedly leave you spellbound. Following this “Easter Route” itinerary, you will sail onboard the 16-passenger Seaman Journey motor yacht, disembarking on islands such as Santa Cruz, Genovesa and San Cristobal, to explore, hike, swim, snorkel, and view the extraordinary natural wonders and rich wildlife. On the beaches, you will see the abundance of unique species not found anywhere else, and from the water you will be able to swim among and observe a wealth of marine life, which will undoubtedly make this Galapagos vacation unforgettable.

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“My wife and I just completed a 5-day tour around the Cotopaxi volcano and the stunning Quilotoa loop – overall an excellent trip and wonderful experience.”Bernd Bassalleck

Highlights
Galapagos Islands, North Seymour, Genovesa, Plazas,San Cristóbal (Tortoise Breeding Center).
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1: Baltra Island: Airport – Transfer to the Seaman Journey // North Seymour Island
Day 2: Genovesa Island: El Barranco – Darwin Bay
Day 3: South Plazas Island // Santa Fe Island
Day 4: San Cristobal Island: Tortoise Breeding Center – Airport
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 - Friday
Baltra Island: Airport – Transfer to the Seaman Journey // North Seymour Island

AM: In the morning, you will fly from Quito or Guayaquil (on the Ecuadorian mainland) to Baltra Island, in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago and the main point of entrance to this natural paradise. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to pay the national park entry fee, which goes to protecting both the Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve.  A member of the ship's crew will welcome you and accompany you to your yacht: the M/C Seaman Journey.

PM: After a dry landing onto North Seymour Island, we will take a short walk along its coast, where you will encounter Swallow-tailed gulls, sea lions and Cliff crabs. This part of Seymour Island is also known for being a major nesting site for Blue-footed boobies and one of the largest colonies of Magnificent frigatebirds (a species different from the Great frigatebird) As you enjoy this relaxing hike around various nesting sites, you can also spot both of the endemic species of iguanas: marine iguanas and land iguanas.   

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Lunch - Dinner
Day 2 - Saturday
Genovesa Island: El Barranco – Darwin Bay

AM: Our destination for today is Genovesa Island, considered to be one of the wildest and most pristine islands in Galapagos National Park. Known as “Bird Island,” Genovesa is the only place where you can see Red-footed boobies.

This morning we are off to the El Barranco cliffs. Located on Genovesa Island, along the southern part of Darwin Bay, a one mile (1.5 km) trail stretches out over volcanic rock that leads to this cliff (this hike takes about two hours to cover). The second half of the trail is very delicate, so please stay on the path. It can get very hot so make sure to bring water. Because of the natural erosion, this is the ideal place for the nesting of Storm petrels. Two other species of petrels that can be seen here are the Galapagos petrel and the Wooden petrel. Red-footed boobies and Nazca boobies can be seen here as well as fur seals and several species of seabirds.

PM: After a wet landing in Genovesa Island’s Darwin Bay, we will walk along a short path that leads through the nesting sites of booby and frigatebird colonies. On the beach, you can observe the interesting spectacle of how frigate birds try to rob the prey of different species of boobies.      

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 3 - Sunday
South Plazas Island // Santa Fe Island

AM: Today we will explore South Plaza Island, located just east of Santa Cruz Island. After a dry landing on the northern part of this life-filled islet, you will encounter colonies of sea lions and land iguanas. While on the steep banks, you can see numbers of birds – like nesting Tropic birds and Fork-tailed seagulls – but most of all, you will enjoy the beautiful views from either atop the steep banks or while strolling along the base of the cliff. Opuntia cactuses grow on this island and the vegetation changes color throughout the year.

PM: After lunch we will visit Santa Fe Island, a tiny rocky island covered in small Palo Santo trees and six-meter-high opuntia cactuses. The island is inhabited mainly by large yellow land iguanas, Galapagos buzzards, Blue-footed boobies and pelicans. While snorkeling in the wonderful blue-green bay in which the ship anchors, you can observe the many inhabitants of this underwater world, including countless tropical fish, rays, sea turtles and playful sea lions.  

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 4 - Monday
San Cristobal Island: Tortoise Breeding Center – Airport

AM: One of the main attractions of San Cristobal Island is the Tortoise Breeding Center, where you will see enormous Galapagos tortoises, as well as iguanas. As the natural population of tortoises from San Cristobal Island is seriously threatened by animals introduced onto the island by humans – mainly wild goats, cats and rats – the center is attempting to increase the number of tortoises as well as eradicate threatening species. Close to the center is an easy trail that covers a distance of 900 meters; along this trail you will see different species of native and endemic plants of the Galapagos, like cat’s claw, manzanillo, romerillo, and acacia. Be careful not to touch or eat the manzanillo fruits as these are toxic. San Cristobal Island is also one of the few islands where you can see the plant calandrinia galapagosa, which is in danger of extinction. 

From the dock on San Cristobal Island, we will take a short bus ride to the airport for your flight back to the mainland. Enjoy the last view of the “enchanted islands,” a unique paradise with fascinating natural highlights.   

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Breakfast
2017 - Price per person
Days
Main DeckUpper Deck
Ocean View Suite
4US$ 2,529US$ 3,099
2018 - Price per person
Days
Main DeckUpper Deck
Ocean ViewSuite
4US$ 2,529US$ 3,099
Included in the price:
  • A cruise on board the Seaman Journey motor catamaran
  • accommodations in a double cabin with private facilities
  • all meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • all transfers in the Galapagos Islands
  • services of an English/Spanish-speaking naturalist guide on daily excursions and during briefings
  • Snorkeling gear and Kayaks equipment
  • free purified drinking water.
Not included in the price:
  • Flights to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park ($100 USD per adult)
  • Transit control card ($20 USD per person)
  • Bottled soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Single cabin supplements
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal items
  • Travel/medical insurance.
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“My husband, daughter and I want to thank you again for making our trip to the Galapagos extremely awesome!”Herlena and Richard Orellana

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