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The Bonita Galapagos Cruise, renowned for its exceptional journeys through the Galapagos Islands, underwent a comprehensive renovation in September 2022, ensuring modern comfort for its guests. Designed for those seeking a hassle-free, quality, and affordable experience, the cruise offers an unforgettable adventure amidst the archipelago’s unique wildlife and stunning landscapes. With the Bonita Galapagos Cruise, prepare for a journey filled with awe-inspiring natural beauty and wildlife encounters.

Rebecca Adventure Travel’s Tourist Superior-Class Cruises offer a simple yet profound exploration of the Galapagos. Soak up the enchanting beauty of the Islands aboard exquisite Galapagos cruises, where every moment is noteworthy. Take advantage of our incredible Galapagos Last-Minute Cruise Deals, making your dream trip a reality at an unbeatable price. Explore the difference between a land-based tour and a cruise for a well-informed choice.

Highlights

  • checkAbout BonitaThe Bonita Galapagos Cruise accommodates 16 passengers in 8 cabins, each with a private bathroom.
  • checkDesignBuilt in 1991; completely refurbished in 2019.
  • checkSocial AreasThe Bonita Galapagos Cruise offers a dining room with 24/7 purified water and hot drinks, alongside a lounge, bar, and kitchen on the main deck.
  • checkSafety EquipmentThe Bonita Galapagos Cruise operates in accordance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization guidelines.
  • checkVisiting GalapagosExperience the Enchanted Isles on a spacious and private yacht that retraces Darwin's footsteps.

General information

Class

Tourist superior-class yacht.

Capacity

16 passengers.

Construction year

1991.

Refurbishment year

2019.

Type

Yacht.

Length

102 ft / 31.50 m

Width

34 ft / 10.50 m

Cabins

8 double cabins with private bathrooms.

AC

Yes.

Snorkeling equipment & wetsuits

Snorkeling equipment included. Wetsuits available for rent.

Operational arrival flights

LATAM – LA 1413 (UIO – GYE – GPS)

Operational departure flights

LATAM – LA 1412 (GPS – GYE – UIO)

Itinerary

A (7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 SUNDAY - ARRIVAL AT BALTRA AIRPORT - DRAGON HILL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel DRAGON HILL

    AM: Upon arrival, you’ll take care of your Galapagos National Park entrance fee. To help preserve this incredible environment, a quick luggage inspection ensures we keep it free from any foreign substances.

    PM: After lunch, your adventure continues with a visit to Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island’s northwestern side. This site features a trail that spans 1,600 m through diverse landscapes, offering a unique opportunity to see land iguanas, thanks to conservation efforts by the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Foundation since 1975. As you wander, you’ll find lagoons that are home to shrimp, the main diet of the flamingos that occasionally populate the area in greater numbers.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival. Hiking.
    • mealMeal:Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 2 MONDAY - BUCCANEER COVE - EGAS PORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Egas-Port

    AM: Take a scenic panga (dinghy) ride to Buccaneer Cove. This historic site, less than an hour from Puerto Egas, served as a refuge for pirates, sailors, and whalers during the 18th and 19th centuries. Immerse yourself in the tales of this haven, where ships found respite for repairs, and explorers stocked up on essential supplies. Deepwater snorkeling adds a marine dimension to this historical journey.

    PM: Commence an exciting exploration with a wet landing at Puerto Egas. This unique site in Santiago Island promises a nature walk, a glimpse into salt mines, and a visit to the fur seal grotto. Dive into the vibrant underwater world with shallow-water snorkeling, complementing the rich terrestrial experience. The dark sand beaches of this port, also known as James Bay, set the stage for an unforgettable morning.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Birdwatching.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 3 TUESDAY - VICENTE ROCA POINT - ESPINOZA POINT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel ESPINOZA POINT

    AM: Discover the enchantment of Vicente Roca Point, where two beautiful coves beckon you to explore. This expansive bay is a haven for marine enthusiasts, boasting incredible biodiversity. Don’t miss the chance to spot seahorses, sea turtles, and the peculiarly intriguing Mola-mola (sunfish). Prepare to be captivated by the extraordinary underwater world that awaits you here.

    PM: Start your exploration of Fernandina Island with a wet landing at Espinoza Point. The morning nature walk unveils the island’s unique volcanic terrain, where flightless cormorants build nests, sea lions bask on the beach, and marine iguanas create a captivating spectacle. Immerse yourself in the vibrant underwater world through deep-water snorkeling.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 4 WEDNESDAY - URBINA BAY - TAGUS COVE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Urbina-Bay

    AM: Urbina Bay is known for its unique geological uplift. A wet landing introduces nature walkswildlife observation, and shallow-water snorkeling. Nestled at the base of Alcedo Volcano, south of Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay showcases a recent uplift phenomenon from 1954, elevating the shoreline by nearly 15 ft (4 m). Witness the captivating impact of geological shifts in this remarkable Galapagos location.

    PM: Sail to Isabela Island and arrive at the historic Tagus Cove as the sun begins its descent. With a dry landing, commence a nature walk that ascends through the dry vegetation zone, offering panoramic views of Darwin Lake, a saltwater crater lake, and a narrow inlet. A panga ride adds a scenic touch to the adventure. Conclude the day with deep water snorkeling, appreciating the diverse marine life of the cove.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 5 THURSDAY - MORENO POINT - ELIZABETH BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel ELIZABETH BAY

    AM: Today we visit Isabela Island. First up is Moreno Point, a masterpiece shaped by the natural forces of the Galapagos. A scenic panga (dinghy) ride along the rocky shores offers glimpses of Galapagos penguins and shorebirds. Following a dry landing, traverse through jagged black lava rock, witnessing the transformation from swirling lava flow to craters and crystal tide pools, some embraced by mangroves.

    PM: After lunch, we sail to Elizabeth Bay. Located on the west coast of Isabela, this is one of the island’s breeding sites for penguins. Next, you will visit Red Mangrove Cove, where brown pelicans, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, and sea lions are often seen.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 6 FRIDAY - CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION - SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Tortoise at Charles Darwin Station

    AM: Explore the Charles Darwin Research Station and Breeding Center, the most important visitor site in Puerto Ayora. It’s an excellent starting point to delve into the Islands’ origin and formation. Gain insights into the nurturing of Galapagos giant tortoises and meet George, the famous solitary tortoise.

    PM: Explore the lush vegetation in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to see unique zones. Your visit provides an excellent opportunity to observe Galapagos giant tortoises up close in their natural habitat.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 7 SATURDAY - TWIN CRATERS - TRANSFER TO BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel THE TWINS

    AM/PM: In the morning, a bus ride takes you to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to see the Twin Craters. Los Gemelos are not volcanic craters, but rather sinkholes that resulted from the collapse of surface material into underground chambers and fissures. The lush Scalesia forest enveloping the craters is a haven for endemic flora and fauna, particularly diverse bird species, making it a magnet for avid birdwatchers. Afterward, we’ll transfer you to the Baltra Airport for your return flight.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Departure.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
B (5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 SATURDAY - ARRIVAL AT BALTRA AIRPORT - SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra

    AM: Upon arrival, you’ll take care of your Galapagos National Park entrance fee. To help preserve this incredible environment, a quick luggage inspection ensures we keep it free from any foreign substances.

    PM: Explore the lush vegetation in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to see unique zones. Your visit provides an excellent opportunity to observe Galapagos giant tortoises up close in their natural habitat.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival. Hiking.
    • mealMeal:Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 2 SUNDAY - DEVIL'S CROWN - POST OFFICE BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Devil crown

    AM: This day is dedicated to Floreana Island. Devil’s Crown is a celebrated snorkeling and diving destination. This partially submerged volcanic crater, eroded into a crown-like shape, hosts an incredible diversity of marine life, making it a prime spot for underwater exploration. Visitors can enjoy sightings of colorful fish, sea turtles, rays, sharks, and stunning coral formations.

    PM: Post Office Bay is a historic site where a barrel has served as a makeshift mail system since the 18th century. Visitors can leave postcards and letters in the barrel for others to pick up and deliver, continuing the tradition of this unique postal service. The bay also offers a beautiful beach where you can do some snorkeling.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Snorkeling.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 3 MONDAY - SUÁREZ POINT - GARDNER BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel OSBORN AND GARDNER ISLETS

    AM: Explore the trail to Suárez Point, where sightings of blue-footed boobiesalbatrosses, and Nazca boobies await. This island serves as the primary breeding ground for nearly all of the world’s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. Don’t miss the famous blowhole, spraying seawater into the air, adding excitement to this enchanting site!

    PM: Embark on an adventure to the stunning Gardner Bay, which offers a picturesque white-sand beach where a bustling sea lion colony resides. Take a leisurely walk or dive into the crystal-clear waters for a swim with playful sea lion pups. Keep an eye out for inquisitive mockingbirds adding charm to the beach. This is the perfect spot for snorkeling!

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 4 TUESDAY - INTERPRETATION CENTER / KICKER ROCK - LOBOS ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Kicker Rock.

    AM: Located in the northwestern part of San Cristóbal IslandWitch Hill features a sprawling white-sand beach. The eroded tuff cone, locally known as Cerro Brujo, stands at the beach’s beginning near the landing point. The bay’s calm and shallow waters make this an ideal snorkeling site, especially for beginners. A couple of hours off the western shore of San Cristóbal, a striking rock juts out of the water vertically. Kicker Rock is also a great place to snorkel!

    PM: Lobos Island was named after the two species of sea lions that inhabit it, those related to the California sea lions, and those related to the ones in Antarctica. Explore the island’s protected channel, offering fantastic snorkeling opportunities in its pristine waters.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Exploring. Snorkeling.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 5 WEDNESDAY - BACHAS BEACH - TRANSFER TO BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel BACHAS

    AM: Enjoy a welcome cocktail and lunch before navigating to Las Bachas beach in Santa Cruz. The name is a nod to the World War II barges wrecked offshore. Experience a wet landing for snorkelingswimming, and wildlife observation. Keep an eye out for great blue herons, small waders like sanderlings, and semi-palmated plovers around the saltwater lagoon.

    PM: Later, a dinghy will transport you and your luggage to Baltra. From there, take the airport shuttle, accompanied by your guide, who will assist you at the check-in counters in the departure hall.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Departure.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
C (5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 WEDNESDAY - BALTRA AIRPORT ARRIVAL - SOUTH PLAZA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra

    AM: Upon arrival, you’ll take care of your Galapagos National Park entrance fee. To help preserve this incredible environment, a quick luggage inspection ensures we keep it free from any foreign substances.

    PM: South Plaza, though petite, boasts vibrant hues, becoming a canvas of colors depending on the season. Encounter lively sea lion coloniesmarine and land iguanas, and a myriad of birds gracefully navigating the cliffs. Top off the excursion by strolling down the entire beach.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival. Hiking. Snorkeling.
    • mealMeal:Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 2 THURSDAY - BLACK TURTLE COVE - SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel BLACK TURTLE COVE GALAPAGOS

    AM: Explore the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, home to four mangrove species extending from the shore into the lagoon. Witness sea turtles swimming in the calm waters, and observe fishrays, and small sharks below. Conclude your trip with a final snorkeling experience.

    PM: Explore the lush vegetation in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to see unique zones. Your visit provides an excellent opportunity to observe Galapagos giant tortoises up close in their natural habitat.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Snorkeling. Trekking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 3 FRIDAY - DARWIN BAY - EL BARRANCO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel DARWIN-BAY

    AM: Darwin Bay, nestled within the caldera of a dormant volcano, welcomes visitors with a serene small coral beach. A leisurely stroll awaits those seeking a relaxed exploration. For the more adventurous, an optional, challenging walk across rugged lava rock terrain beckons, promising a thrilling experience.

    PM: In the afternoon, we visit Genovesa Island, also known as “Bird Island”. Prince Philip’s Steps, also known as El Barranco, is a popular visitor site where tropicbirdsred-footed boobies, and other nesting seabirds can be found. We walk up a cliff through a Palo Santo forest to a storm petrel colony, passing red-footed and Nazca boobies and great frigatebirds along the way.

    • ActivityActivity:Walking. Exploring. Snorkeling.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 4 SATURDAY - SULLIVAN BAY - BARTOLOMÉ
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sullivan-Bay

    AM: On Santiago IslandSullivan Bay invites you into a world of mystique and grandeur. As you step onto the expansive lava fields, the hardened lava flows beneath your feet tell a story of volcanic mightSnorkeling amidst the vibrant marine species, you wander through a kaleidoscope of colors.

    PM: Experience deepwater snorkeling during a visit to Bartolomé Island, involving a dry landing and a nature walk. Despite its desolate landscape with sparse vegetation, Bartolomé is the most visited and photographed island in the Galapagos. The island features an extinct volcano and a stunning array of red, orange, green, and glistening black volcanic formations, with the iconic tuff cone known as Pinnacle Rock as its standout feature.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Exploring. Snorkeling.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins.
  • DAY 5 SUNDAY - NORTH SEYMOUR - BALTRA AIRPORT DEPARTURE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel North-Seymour-SeaLion

    AM/PM: Sail to North Seymour Island, situated north of Baltra. Expect a dry landing and engage in nature walks across the rocky coast. Along the 1.25 mi (about 2 km) trail, you’ll encounter colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Later, a dinghy will transport you and your luggage to Baltra. From there, take the airport shuttle, accompanied by your guide, who will assist you at the check-in counters in the departure hall.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Exploring. Departure.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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Inclusions

  • Bus Transport Airport transfers in Galapagos are provided when your flights coincide with the cruise start and end dates.
  • Single or double accommodation. Triple accommodation under request/availability.
  • Tour Guide All activities as described with a bilingual naturalist guide.
  • assistance 24/7 Dutch, English, and Spanish assistance.
  • Meals Unlimited water, tea, and coffee.
  • Meals All meals are included on the cruise, from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day.
  • Gear Equipment Wetsuits.
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling gear.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Flights to/from Galapagos. We can arrange them for you.
    + Galapagos National Park entrance fee: USD 100 p.p. (subject to change).
    + Migratory control card: USD 20 p.p. (subject to change).
    + Isabela dock fee: USD 10 p.p.
    + Transfers Baltra Airport-cruise terminal fee: USD 5 p.p. each way.
    + Water taxis to and from the shore.
    + Alcoholic beverages.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Optional tips for the guide.
    + Personal travel insurance.

Additional information

  • It is suggested to have valid travel and medical insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. Please inform the team of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • All cruises are subject to availability. Since cruises have fixed departures, please check dates and itineraries with the team before booking the cruise and flight tickets. Because the Galapagos is a high-demand destination, availability changes every day. Rebecca Adventure Travel will try to fix your dates with the options available at the time of booking.
  • Keep in mind that some cruises require you to arrange the flight tickets directly with them, otherwise, they will charge an extra fee. Please check with the team and they will share the complete information before proceeding with your flight ticket arrangement.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
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