With our Galapagos charter yacht cruises, our representatives will be available 24/7 in the Galapagos Islands during the charter to ensure the highest level of service and coordinate with our staff on mainland any request the clients may have. see EASTERN ITINERARY
Galapagos Yacht Passion cruises and Eastern Itinerary
8 Days/ 7 Nights Cruise-Saturday to Saturday
SATURDAY:AM: ARRIVAL TO THE ISLANDS
PM: BLACK TURTLE COVE
SUNDAY :AM: DARWIN BAY
PM: EL BARRANCO
PM: SULLIVAN BAY
PM: CERRO DRAGON
WEDNESDAY:AM: SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS
PM: CHARLES DARWIN STATION
THURSDAY:AM: PLAZA SUR
PM: SANTA FE
FRIDAY:AM: GARDNER BAY
AM: ISLET GARDNER
AM: ISLET OSBORN
PM: PUNTA SUAREZ
SATURDAY AM: LAVA TUNNELS & BALTRA AIRPORT
PASSION, 8 DAYS, EAST
DAY 1 – SATURDAY
PM After arriving at Baltra airport we will be greeted by an Angermeyer Cruises representative to then board the Passion and have lunch. After lunch, we will navigate a short distance to Black Turtle Cove, a large mangrove lagoon on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. Pelicans and herons roost on the branches,
DAY 2 – SUNDAY:AM We travel to Genovesa Island and reach Darwin Bay (wet landing), a unique site lined with red mangroves and soft-haired prickly pear cacti where red-footed boobies and great frigatebirds perch tamely.
PM At Prince Philip Steps (dry landing), we climb the edge of a cliff where frigatebirds, masked boobies, and red-footed boobies nest.
DAY 3 – MONDAY:AM Dry landing at Bartholomew to climb up the wooden steps and reach the summit of this spatter cone for a most breath-taking panorama of the island’s well photographed Pinnacle Rock, views of neighboring Santiago and many other central islands in the distance.
PM We head across to Sullivan Bay (dry landing) in Santiago to walk over a recent lava flow, including very fresh pahoehoe lava formations, lava bubbles containing crystallized minerals, and pioneer plants. Along the shoreline, we may find Galapagos penguins and herons going after small fish.
DAY 4 – TUESDAY:AM Wet landing onto Rábida’s deep-red beaches to explore the red island’s fascinating interior and saltwater lagoon. Darwin’s finches, Galapagos mockingbirds, and yellow warblers feed off the vegetation.
PM We head across to Cerro Dragón on Santa Cruz’s northwest shore (dry landing) to visit a saltwater lagoon, home to Greater Flamingos, black-necked stilts, and white-cheeked pin tails. Further inland we find a fantastic land iguana nesting site.
DAY 5 – WEDNESDAY:AM We will spend this day visiting Santa Cruz Island´s most famous highlights. We will have a dry landing in the dock of Puerto Ayora to then board our transportation and head to the island’s highlands. This area, in contrast to the coastal region, has lush vegetation and forest due to the humidity that gathers in the higher regions.
We will visit one of the ranches of the area where it is possible to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. As these animals migrate from the coastal area to the highlands and back, the chosen ranch will depend on the presence of the tortoises, as they roam free and change locations.
PM We will enjoy lunch at the ranch to then head back to Puerto Ayora for our second visit of the day, the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center.
Here, we will see tortoises from different islands. The animals are found in large semi natural pens for their protection, but also to ensure an easy view for the visitors.
After this visit, we will have some time to explore the town of Puerto Ayora and its many souvenir shops, before boarding the M/Y Passion for dinner and the evening briefing.
DAY 6 – THURSDAY:AM Dry landing on one of the oldest docks of the archipelago, colorful Plaza Sur is home to vibrant green prickly pears, deep red Sesuvium and coppery-orange land iguanas; impressive seaward cliffs are excellent for a variety of coastal birds. PM After a wet landing on Santa Fe onto a white beach where sea lions are usually resting, we will be looking for the endemic species of land iguana, larger and yellower than land iguanas on other islands.
DAY 7 – FRIDAY:AM Punta Suárez-Espanola island (dry landing) is a spectacular walk to give insight into the intimacies of life at sea, with nesting sites of blue-footed and Nazca Boobies, as well as the fascinating breeding rituals (April to December) of the waved albatross. Lined with neon-colored marine iguanas (January), and lazy Galapagos sea lions, we walk up to an amazing viewpoint of the famous blowhole.
PM We will spend the day in fantastic Española, afternoon with Gardner Bay (wet landing), an outstanding beach with sea lions, marine iguanas, and the intrepid Española Mockingbird.
DAY 8 – SATURDAY:AM This is our last day in the islands. After breakfast we will disembark in Puerto Ayora to take our transport to Baltra Airport, doing a short stop to visit the lava tunnels found in the highlands. These intriguing tunnels were formed by a lava flow that hardened on the outside while still maintaining its fluid scolding state on the inside, leaving hollow tunnels where it passed.
After this visit we will make our way to the Baltra airport for the flight to mainland Ecuador.
In addition to the land visits we offer a good balance of other activities such as snorkeling, panga rides and kayaking
Galapagos Yacht Passion cruises and Western Itinerary
8 Days/ 7 Nights Cruise-Saturday to Saturday
SATURDAY :PM: ARRIVAL TO THE ISLANDS
PM: CHARLES DARWIN STATION-SANTA CRUZ
SUNDAY:AM: PUNTA CORMORANT – FLOREANA
AM: DEVIL´S CROWN
PM: POST OFFICE BAY- FLOREANA
MONDAY:AM: BLACK BEACH – FLOREANA
PM: NAVIGATION & WHALES OBSERVATION
TUESDAY : AM: PUNTA MORENO – ISABELA
PM: ELIZABETH BAY – ISABELA
WEDNESDAY: AM: URBINA BAY – ISABELA
PM: PUNTA ESPINOZA- FERNANDINA
THURSDAY: AM: TAGUS COVE – ISABELA
PM: PUNTA VICENTE ROCA- ISABELA
FRIDAY:AM: ESPUMILLA BEACH – SANTIAGO
AM: BUCANERO COVE – SANTIAGO
PM: PUERTO EGAS -SANTIAGO
SATURDAY :AM:NORTH SEYMOUR & BALTRA AIRPORT
NOTE: Please keep in mind that our west itinerary starts right after you arrive to the islands. If possible, please wear clothes comfortable enough for a visit to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island: comfortable shoes, a hat for the sun, pants or shorts.
You will be reunited with your luggage at around 05:00 in the afternoon when you board the ship at Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island).
DAY 1 – SATURDAY:PM After arriving at Baltra airport we will be greeted by an Angermeyer Cruises representative to then board a bus that will take us to Puerto Ayora for the first visit on the islands: the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center.
Here, we will see tortoises from different islands. Afterwards we will head back to Puerto Ayora, where we will have some time to explore the town and shops by ourselves before boarding the M/Y Passion at around 5:00 p.m. Once on board, we will be welcomed by the crew and captain, have a short security drill and enjoy dinner and the briefing for the next day´s activities.
DAY 2 – SUNDAY
AM We spend the day on Floreana, legendary homestead of infamous Baroness Eloise Von Wagner de Bousquet. Wet landing onto the olivine beaches of Punta Cormorant; We end the outing with a short panga ride to Devil’s Crown, a key snorkeling site.PM After lunch we will visit Post Office Bay (wet landing), where you can drop your postcards in the barrel as the whalers did centuries ago.
DAY 3 – MONDAY
AM This morning we will visit Floreana Island´s black beach, to learn about the intriguing human history of the island and it´s first inhabitants. We will visit this fresh water source known as Asilo de La Paz, as well as the caves that served as hideouts for pirates .
PM After our visit, we will have the best opportunity for a not so common yet well beloved activity in the archipelago, a full afternoon navigation to look for whales and dolphins. We will navigate from Floreana to Isabela Island while looking for these fascinating creatures, This afternoon is completed by the impressive landscapes of Isabella and the Cerro Azul volcano.
DAY 4 – TUESDAY AM We arrive at Isabela, the largest island in the Galapagos. After breakfast, we step ashore at Punta Moreno (dry landing) onto a superb pahoehoe lava flow surrounded by giant shield volcanoes, some of which are still active! From here we will do a short hike to a lagoon where flamingos are usually present.
PM Panga ride in and around Elizabeth Bay, a salt-water lagoon surrounded by the largest red mangroves of the Galapagos. Here, it is usual to see sea turtles come near our zodiac to greet us. Flightless cormorants and Galapagos penguins are also more abundant in this part of the archipelago.
DAY 5 – WEDNESDAY AM We disembark at Urbina Bay (wet landing) onto a black sand beach, nesting site for green sea turtle. We take a brief hike inland in search of land iguanas and giant tortoises (seasonal) that migrate to and from the highlands.
PM We cross Bolivar Channel to Fernandina Island, one of the world’s most unspoilt sites, and disembark (dry landing) at Punta Espinosa. Strolling along the shoreline, we will be on the lookout for flightless cormorants, Galapagos sea lions, Galapagos penguins and hawks,
DAY 6 – THURSDAY AM Dry landing near Tagus Cove, historic pirate hideaway where names of countless ships are recorded for posterity on the cliff face. Hike through beautiful Galapagos landscapes to Darwin Lake, a salt-water crater lagoon surrounded by tuff stone.
PM At Punta Vicente Roca we will do a panga ride around the beautiful coast line before jumping into the water to enjoy one of the best snorkeling sites of the Galapagos. The underwater cliffs found here are filled with enough colors and life to amaze everyone looking at them for the first time.
DAY 7 – FRIDAY AM After three days exploring the fabulous western islands, we head to central Santiago to disembark at Espumilla (wet landing), onto a golden-colored sand green sea turtle nesting site. A forest trail will take us through some of the largest specimens of Palo Santo on the islands to observe yellow warblers,
PM At Puerto Egas (wet landing) we disembark on a dark sand volcanic beach with an interesting history of human settlement. Sleepy Galapagos fur seals lounge under arches of lava carved by the ocean and occasionally dip into the crystalline pools, also known as “grottos”. Walk along the shore and observe the abundant marine life.
DAY 8 – SATURDAY AM We disembark on North Seymour (dry landing), a small uplifted island, where we will walk right up to bird nesting colonies of the two species of frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies and swallow-tailed gulls, and experience, depending on season, spectacular mating ritual displays. After this visit the ship will sail to Baltra Airport, where passengers end their trip,
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