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Galapagos - Isabela II Cruise

(5 Days)

Baltra Island | Santa Cruz Island | Santa Fe Island | South Plaza Island | North Seymour Island | Bartholomew Island | Santiago Island

Dates

06.02.2017 20.02.2017 20.03.2017 03.04.2017
15.05.2017 12.06.2017 24.07.2017 21.08.2017
04.09.2017 30.10.2017 13.11.2017

Description

The Galapagos Islands are special and you want a special yacht in which to explore this ‘living laboratory of evolution’. Yacht Isabela II, accommodating 40 guests, promises a complete immersion in this unique world. The yacht offers enriching wildlife encounters accompanied by expert naturalist guides, with a strong sense of expedition culture on board – she also has special interest departures (such as photography and geology). She boasts what is regarded as one of the finest itineraries of any vessel sailing the archipelago, visiting the highlights that all visitors should see in a balanced way during her week-long itinerary (she also has 3- and 4-night itineraries). The crew has remained virtually unchanged for years, creating an excellent sense of teamwork and dedication, and a warm welcome for all. On board, guests find delicious cuisine, faultless service, and excellent facilities.

Technical Features:

Type:                           Deluxe motor yacht
Construction:             1979

Refitted:                      2000
Length:                       53.72 m
Beam:                         11.58 m
Capacity:                    40 passengers
Crew:                          24 members + 3 naturalist guides
Cruising speed:          10 knots
Engines:                      2 GM Detroit Diesel 900 BHP each Navigation
Electric power:            110V

Day Routing
01 Mon Baltra Island - Santa Cruz Island

Arrival at Baltra Airport and ferry ride to Santa Cruz Island. Lunch at a restaurant and visit of the Charles Darwin Station. In the afternoon embarkation of the MV Isabela II in Puerto Ayora with Captain's welcome cocktail and dinner.

02 Tue Santa Fe Island - South Plaza Island

Observation of sea lions, Galapagos hawks and land iguanas as well as snorkeling, kayaking or riding a glass-bottom boat on Santa Fe and South Plaza Islands.

03 Wed North Seymour Island - Santa Cruz Island

In the morning walk along the coast of North Seymour Island and bird watching. Later visit of the Las Bachas beach on Santa Cruz, an important breeding place for East Pacific Green Sea Turtles.

04 Thu Bartholomew Island - Santiago Island

In the morning walk across the Island and visit of a viewpoint to enjoy the amazing view on the surrounding area. After lunch visit of the Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see the volcanic origin of Galapagos.

05 Fri Baltra Island

Transfer to Baltra Airport and flight to the mainland.


*The Itinerary is always subject to change!