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Elite Galapagos Cruise

Duration5 - 8 days
Price From $4,148
Highlights
  • checkAbout EliteThe Galapagos Elite was specifically designed for sailing the sapphire waters of the Enchanted Islands.
  • checkDesignThe Galapagos Elite was specifically designed for sailing the sapphire waters of the Enchanted Islands.
  • checkSocial AreasIn addition to better stability, the design of the Elite allows for more space for everything on board, including social areas and golden suites. Guests of all ages enjoy the ample, semi-covered sky deck, the al fresco dining area and the cozy bar-salon.
  • checkSafety EquipmentThe Galapagos Elite features state-of-the-art navigation computers and safety equipment: safety and reliability are essential parts of any Galapagos luxury experience.
  • checkVisiting GalapagosEach morning and afternoon brings a different stunning Galapagos seascape! Guests greatly enjoy meals served on board the Elite.
General information
Class Luxe Class
Capacity 16 Passengers
Construction year 1991, rebuild 2019
Type Motor Catamaran
Length 37.5 m. / 123.03 ft.
Width 13.5 m. / 44.29 ft.
Cabins Main Deck: 4 Golden suites Upper Deck: 4 Golden suites, 1 Single cabin (1 Golden suite connects with Single cabin) * Each suite have ocean view, outdoor balcony and a private bathroom. All suites can have one queen-sized or two single beds.
Airco Yes
Snorkel equipment & wetsuits The snorkeling equipment and wetsuits are included in the rates.
Itinerary
ITINERARY A (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 SATURDAY - SAN CRISTOBAL AIRPORT - EL JUNCO LAGOON (SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel EL JUNCO LAGOON GALAPAGOS
    You will arrive at San Cristobal Airport, then you will head to El Junco Lagoon, an incredible crater lake located in San Cristobal Island, you can enjoy the views of the island and the amazing landscapes that the place can offer to you. You will be transferred to the cruise after this activity in order to settle in and have dinner.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 SUNDAY - NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND - DRAGON HILL (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Blue Footed Booby
    On North Seymour Island, you will enjoy walking amongst the low, bushy vegetation you will be able to observe a large variety of birds, including blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and a large population of frigate birds. Later, on Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island), as you walk along the rocky coastline and through the forests of cacti and Palo Santo trees, you will no doubt encounter iguanas, creatures that resemble miniature dragons.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 MONDAY - TINTORERAS / SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO - ARNALDO TUPIZA BREEDING CENTER / WETLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tortoise Galapagos
    Las Tintoreras is a chain of islets off the coast of Isabela island that is characterized by dark lava formations and has created a unique habitat for a variety of wildlife. It is, therefore, a fantastic site for water activities such as a panga ride, kayaking, or paddleboarding. The Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, where two species of giant tortoise are bred to increase the population of these incredible animals, plays an essential role in protecting the future of the Galapagos. As you walk around the center you will also be able to enjoy the beautiful gardens that boast a wide variety of native plants.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 TUESDAY - MORENO POINT (ISABELA ISLAND) - URBINA BAY (ISABELA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Iguana
    On Moreno Point, a walk along with one of the trails soon will reveal a multitude of beautiful green lagoons and mangroves and is a fantastic place to see penguins, blue herons, and flamingos. Walking along this new shore (Urbina Bay), you can observe the corals and remains of marine life that were stranded due to this event.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 WEDNESDAY - ESPINOZA POINT (FERNANDINA ISLAND) - VICENTE ROCA POINT (ISABELA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Beach
    When on Espinoza Point, on the rocks you will often see large numbers of colorful Sally Lightfoot crabs. On land, the walking trails enable you to explore the fascinating mangrove plants, lava cacti, and striking black lava formations where marine iguanas enjoy basking themselves in the sun. Vicente Roca Point, accessible by panga, on the northwest coast of Isabela island, is a beautiful large bay with two coves that provide nesting sites for blue-footed and Nazca boobies, gull, storm petrels, and Brown Noddy Terns.
    • ActivityActivitySnorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 6 THURSDAY - RABIDA ISLAND - BARTHOLOMEW ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Giant Tortoise
    Rabida Island is most known for its dark red sand beach surrounded by a backdrop of cliffs and steep volcanic hills full of Palo Santo trees and endemic cacti. A panga ride around the shoreline gives the chance to spot blue-footed and Nazca boobies and water activities such as snorkeling. In Bartholomew Island, a walking trail leads up to a viewpoint at the summit of the island where you can enjoy spectacular views of Pinnacle Rock and the surrounding lava flows.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 7 FRIDAY - KICKER ROCK & WITCH HILL - GIANT TORTOISES' RESERVE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Iguana
    Kicker Rock is a distinctive, boot-shaped rock formation located off of San Cristobal Island. In English, it gets its name from this shape, Witch Hill features an idyllic white sand beach that can be accessed by panga and is a superb vantage point for seeing Kicker Rock in the south of the island. The visit to the Giant Tortoise’s Reserve (San Cristobal Island) is the longest hike on San Cristobal; the walk is about 5 km one way and may be quite hot, but totally worth it once you get there.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 8 SATURDAY - SAN CRISTOBAL INTERPRETATION CENTER - SAN CRISTOBAL AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel SAN CRISTOBAL GALAPAGOS
    A short distance from the center of San Cristobal is the San Cristobal Interpretation Center, which provides an overview of the fascinating history of the islands. The main areas of focus, which are addressed through a number of expositions are natural history, human history, and conservation for the future.
    • ActivityActivityWalking
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
ITINERARY B (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 SATURDAY - SAN CRISTOBAL AIRPORT - DAVID RODRIGUEZ BREEDING CENTER
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Tortoise
    You will arrive to Arrive at San Cristobal airport, then you will head to David Rodriguez Breeding Center. A visit to the David Rodriguez Breeding Center provides information about the origin and evolution of the giant tortoise and explains why the center is so vital in safeguarding the future of these incredible creatures.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 SUNDAY - SUAREZ POINT (ESPAÑOLA ISLAND) GARDNER BAY, GARDNER AND OSBORN ISLETS (ESPAÑOLA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Giant Tortoise Galapagos
    Suarez Point is packed with wildlife and is best explored by following the circular walking trail. This memorable walk will take you past nesting sites of large colonies of Nazca and blue-footed boobies and mockingbirds. The pristine white sandy beach of Gardner Bay dotted with sea lions provides a perfect spot to relax and kayaking or paddleboarding is a fantastic way to observe the large number of waved albatross who use this beach as a breeding site.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 MONDAY - CORMORANT POINT / CHAMPION ISLET - POST OFFICE BAY / THE BARONESS' LOOKOUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Playa Mann
    Cormorant Point features two contrasting beaches: one with green-tinted sand due to the high content of olivine crystals, and another with pure white sand (commonly known as ‘Flour Beach’) derived from pulverized coral. Post Office Bay is a man-made site that offers an insight into a remarkable mailing tradition developed by British whalers in the 18th century, that visitors can still take part in today.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 TUESDAY - MOSQUERA ISLET (BALTRA ISLAND) - CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Bird
    Mosquera Islet is a small, flat, sandy islet located between Baltra and North Seymour islands. With no fixed trail, you are free to explore, as well as enjoy the beautiful surroundings on foot, where you will encounter a large population of sea lions, shorebirds, and the striking Sally Lightfoot crabs that cling to the dark rocks. The Charles Darwin Research Station provides you with an unmissable opportunity to find out about the vital work that is being carried out to preserve the archipelago’s ecosystems.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 WEDNESDAY - PRINCE PHILIP'S STEPS / EL BARRANCO (GENOVESA ISLAND) - DARWIN BAY (GENOVESA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Sealion
    El Barranco, also known as Prince Philip’s Steps, is a rocky stairway that will lead you past a colony of Nazca and red-footed boobies lead up to a plateau of dried lava. Darwin Bay has a small sand and coral beach that provides the perfect spot for snorkeling, kayaking, or paddleboarding in calm, sheltered waters in the company of hammerhead sharks, rays, and a plethora of colorful reefs fish.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 6 THURSDAY - ESPUMILLA BEACH / BUCCANEER COVE (SANTIAGO ISLAND) - EGAS PORT (SANTIAGO ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Penguin
    Espumilla beach, located on the northern coast of Santiago island, is an exquisite white sand beach, whose name refers to the meringue-like trails of foam left by the lapping of the waves. Egas Port was once the site of a salt mine, but now this impressive black sand beach is an excellent location for snorkeling and observing shorebirds, Sally Lightfoot crabs, and marine iguanas.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 7 FRIDAY - BACHAS BEACH (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND) - TWIN CRATERS AND HIGHLANDS (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Boobies
    Bachas Beach is a popular nesting site for turtles, so if you go for a snorkel, you might find yourself sharing the water with these lovely wonderful creatures. Twin Craters and Highlands, the best way to appreciate and enjoy these remarkable, almost identical crater-like holes, is to take the peaceful trail that leads up and around the rims.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 8 SATURDAY - LOBOS ISLAND (SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND) - SAN CRISTOBAL AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Iguana
    Accessed by panga, Lobos island gets its name from the herds of sea lions that have made their home here, snorkeling in the calm clear water provides an amazing opportunity to see these inquisitive and playful animals up close and it is also common to be accompanied by green turtles and rays as well.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
ITINERARY C (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 SATURDAY - SAN CRISTOBAL AIRPORT - DAVID RODRIGUEZ BREEDING CENTER (SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Sealions
    You will arrive to Arrive at San Cristobal airport, then you will head to David Rodriguez Breeding Center. Walking through the trails of the reserve, you can see little baby tortoises being reared in semi-natural conditions – a brilliant demonstration of the commitment the local people have to preserve the wildlife that makes the Galapagos so special.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Exploring
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 SUNDAY - SUAREZ POINT (ESPAÑOLA ISLAND) - GARDNER BAY, GARDNER AND OSBORN ISLETS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Crab
    Suarez Point is packed with wildlife and is best explored by following the circular walking trail. This memorable walk will take you past nesting sites of large colonies of Nazca and blue-footed boobies and mockingbirds. The pristine white sandy beach of Gardner Bay dotted with sea lions provides a perfect spot to relax, kayaking is a fantastic way to observe waved albatross who use this beach as a breeding site.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 MONDAY - CORMORANT POINT / CHAMPION ISLET - POST OFFICE BAY / THE BARONESS' LOOKOOUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Turtle
    Cormorant Point features two contrasting beaches: one with green-tinted sand due to the high content of olivine crystals, and another with pure white sand (commonly known as ‘Flour Beach’) derived from pulverized coral. Post Office Bay is a man-made site that offers an insight into a remarkable mailing tradition developed by British whalers in the 18th century, that visitors can still take part in today.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 TUESDAY - MOSQUERA ISLET (BALTRA ISLAND) - BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Iguanas
    Mosquera Islet is a small, flat, sandy islet located between Baltra and North Seymour islands. With no fixed trail, you are free to explore by yourself the beautiful surroundings on foot, where you will encounter a large population of sea lions, shorebirds, and the striking Sally Lightfoot crabs that cling to the dark rocks.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
ITINERARY D (5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 TUESDAY - BALTRA AIRPORT - CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Booby
    You will arrive at Baltra Airport, then you will head to 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 in order to preserve the archipelago’s ecosystems.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Exploring
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 WEDNESDAY - PRINCE PHILIP'S STEPS / EL BARRANCO (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND) - DARWIN BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Coral
    El Barranco, also known as Prince Philip’s Steps, is a rocky stairway that will lead you past a colony of Nazca and red-footed boobies lead up to a plateau of dried lava. Darwin Bay has a small sand and coral beach that provides the perfect spot for enjoying snorkeling, kayaking, or paddleboarding in calm, sheltered waters in the company of hammerhead sharks, rays, and a plethora of colorful reefs fish.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 THURSDAY - ESPUMILLA BEACH / BUCCANNER COVE (SANTIAGO ISLAND) - EGAS PORT (SANTIAGO ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Iguana
    Espumilla beach, located on the northern coast of Santiago island, is an exquisite white sand calm beach, whose name refers to the meringue-like trails of foam left by the lapping of the waves. Egas Port was once the site of a salt mine, but now this impressive black sand beach is an excellent location for snorkeling and observing shorebirds, Sally Lightfoot crabs, and marine iguanas.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 FRIDAY - BACHAS BEACH (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND) - TWIN CRATERS AND HIGHLANDS (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Sealions
    Bachas Beach is a glorious white sand beach on which the remnants of a rusted barge, thought to have been abandoned by the Americans during WWI, can be seen. The best way to appreciate these remarkable, almost identical crater-like holes, is to take the trail that leads you up and around this wonderful rims.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 SATURDAY - LOBOS ISLAND (SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND) - SAN CRISTOBAL AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Penguin
    Accessed by panga, Lobos island gets its name from the herds of sea lions that have made their home here. Snorkeling in the calm clear water provides you a unique opportunity to see these inquisitive and playful animals up close and it is also common to be accompanied by green turtles and rays as well.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
Inclusions
  • Bus Transport Transfers airport/yacht/airport in Galapagos
  • Airport reception and assistance
  • Double and single accommodation
  • Tour Guide Guided expeditions according to the itinerary
  • Tour Guide Top bilingual National Park guide (English / Spanish)
  • assistance Cruise Service Officer
  • Activities Activity Daily Briefing
  • Meals All meals and snacks
  • Meals Soft Drinks and Juices
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Cocktail
  • Gear Equipment Use of sea kayaks and paddle-boards
  • Gear Equipment Expedition Gear
  • Gear Equipment Use of Yoga Mats
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Round Trip to Galapagos
    + Galapagos National Park entrance fee: $100 p.p. (subject to change)
    + Migratory Control Card: $20 p.p. (subject to change)
    + Alcoholic Beverages
    + Gratuities for Guide and Crew
    + Travel and Health Insurance
    + Micro SD Card

Additional information

CRUISE INFORMATION

The Galapagos Elite Cruise was specifically designed for sailing the sapphire waters of the Enchanted Islands. A sleek, twin-hulled catamaran, it will provide its guests with a steady, safe cruise without the rocking and swaying. In addition to better stability, the design of the Elite allows for more space for everything on board, including social areas and suites. Guests of all ages will enjoy the ample, semi-covered sky deck, the alfresco dining area, and the cozy bar-salon. Needless to say, the Galapagos Elite will feature state-of-the-art navigation computers and safety equipment: safety and reliability are essential parts of any Galapagos luxury experience.

A cruise is the best way to discover the Galapagos Islands. Explore the islands aboard these beautiful Galapagos cruises. And don’t forget to check out our Galapagos Last Minute Cruise Deals!


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • It is suggested to have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance and Covid-19 Coverage. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions,  availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • It is recommended to arrive at the cities of Quito or Guayaquil, at least 24 hours before the flight to the Galapagos Islands, to avoid inconveniences with flight delays. Cruise departures have fixed schedules and extra fees may occur for reaching the cruise on another day.
  • All cruises are subject to availability. Cruises have fixed departures so, before booking the cruise and flight tickets, please check dates and itineraries with us. Since The Galapagos is a destination in high demand, the availability changes every day. Rebecca Adventure Travel will try to fix your dates with the options we have available during the time of booking.
  • Keep in mind that some cruises are required to arrange the flight tickets directly with them, otherwise they will charge an extra fee. Please check with us and we will share the complete information before proceeding with your flight tickets arrangement.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: An important focus of the tours is that Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which will be the guarantee for authentic (preferably family-owned) hotels, high-quality tours, great service, and last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers like to do a Galapagos Island Hopping, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour through Ecuador, the 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 insurances up to 3 million EUR. 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 the travel journey: Although online contact is essential, personal service is very important too. That is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice in the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen (The Netherlands). During the trip, there will be local personal hostesses on the different destinations e.g. on the Galapagos Islands.
  • 0% Credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for the credit card payment.

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