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Want to explore Galapagos Island in a comfortable way? Then, the Galapagos Fragata Cruise is exactly what you need. Galapagos Fragata Cruise welcomes you on board and invites you to discover the pristine habitat of the unique animals and primeval flora and fauna of the Galapagos archipelago. This motor yacht has carpeted comfortable cabins with private bathrooms with hot and cold water. Next to that, onboard you can enjoy the yacht’s dining room, spacious living room, bar, library with TV and DVD, music system, sun deck, and diving deck. The yacht is also fitted with air conditioning in every cabin. Plus, the crew will ensure a relaxing atmosphere with attention to detail. On the Galapagos Fragata Cruise, you will be the first priority to assure the best Galapagos experience with an amazing ambiance. So, what are you waiting for? Explore the Galapagos with us. enjoying the Galapagos tourist class experience.

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Highlights

  • checkAbout FragataGalapagos Fragata Cruise has a 16-guest capacity. It's a spacious and comfortable owner-operated motor yacht.
  • checkDesignBuilt in 1994.
  • checkSocial AreasThe yacht’s amenities include ample dining room, spacious living room, bar, library with TV and DVD, music system, sundeck, and diving platform.
  • checkSafety EquipmentAll our cruise ships operate in accordance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization guidelines.
  • checkVisiting GalapagosExperience the Galapagos Islands on a spacious and private yacht that retraces Darwin's footsteps.

General information

Class

Tourist

Capacity

16 Passengers

Construction year

Built-in 1994.

Type

Motor yacht

Length

22.82 m. / 75 ft.

Width

5.18 m. / 17 ft.

Cabins

Lower deck: 1 Single Cabin, 4 Twins or Double Cabins
Upper deck: 2 Twin Cabins, 2 Bunk Cabins

Airco

Yes

Snorkel equipment & wetsuits

Snorkeling equipment included and wetsuits (available for rent)

Arrival operational flights

LATAM – LA1411 (UIO – GYE – GPS)

Departure operational flights

LATAM – LA1412 (GPS – GYE – UIO)

Itinerary

A - (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 TUESDAY - BALTRA AIRPORT - PRIMICIAS RANCH
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra

    AM: On arrival at Baltra Airport all visitors pay their entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park and get their hand luggage checked by the Quarantine system.
    PM: After lunch, visit Hacienda Primicias to see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. The tortoises are easy to spot, lumbering around eating grass and leaves and wallowing.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival, Hiking
    • mealMeal:Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 WEDNESDAY - TINTORERAS - BREEDING CENTER ARNALDO TUPIZA, WETLANDS, WALL OF TEARS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel THE WALL OF TEARS GALAPAGOS

    AM: Tintoreras is located south of Puerto Villamil. It has a small bay of completely calm turquoise waters, where you can appreciate sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, rays, etc.
    PM: Wetlands: This area is characterized by sandy beaches, rocky shores, and mangroves.
    By bus to Wall of tears a sad reminder of the history of Isabela. The wall was constructed between 1946 and 1959 while Isabela was a penal colony. As punishment, the prisoners were forced to build the wall from huge blocks of lava. The wall is named for the many convicts that died while building the wall

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Snorkeling, Kayaking
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 THURSDAY - RABIDA ISLAND - DRAGON HILL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel RABIDA ISLAND GALAPAGOS

    AM: After breakfast disembark (wet landing) in one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. We will start on Rabida’s famous maroon sandy beach and after an easy hike will arrive at a stunning lookout to enjoy the amazing landscapes.
    PM: After lunch, dry landing at a dock, the walk takes you to a hypersaline lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks, and other species of birds.

    • ActivityActivity:Hike, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 FRIDAY - BLACK TURTLE COVE - BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel BLACK TURTLE COVE GALAPAGOS

    AM: After breakfast, a dinghy visits Black Turtle Bay. This is very close to Baltra. It is very special due to its lovely beach with sea lions and its clear, calm water. Black Turtles and many different types of birds can be seen feeding here as you are paddled around the beautiful lagoons hidden in the mangroves. After this visit transfer to Baltra Airport by bus for your return flight to Guayaquil/Quito

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Departure
    • mealMeal:Breakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
B - (5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 FRIDAY - BALTRA AIRPORT - MOSQUERA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bachas-Beach

    AM: Arrival at Baltra Airport and transfer in. You will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected.

    PM: The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Created by Geological uplift the island has a flat look to it rather than the conical shape of the volcanically formed islands.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival, Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 SATURDAY- VICENTE ROCA POINT - ESPINOZA POINT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel ESPINOZA POINT

    AM: Comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life, observing seahorses, sea turtles, rays, puffer fish, the strange yet fascinating Mola-mola (or sunfish), we see also penguins, blue-footed boobies and Nazca boobies.
    PM: Walk (600m. round trip, 1½h, flat, sandy, and rocky path) to see lava flows, a colony of marine iguanas (nesting time: January to June), penguins, pelicans, and colonies of cormorants, lava cactus. Time for snorkeling.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 SUNDAY - URBINA BAY - TAGUS COVE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel URBINA BAY

    AM: Walk on a sandy and rocky defined path (1 km. round trip. 2h, flat), observing calcareous organisms (shells, corals) exposed above water. In this area, we see a large colony of land iguanas, Darwin’s finches, giant tortoises (between June – September), and flightless cormorants.

    PM: Panoramic views of the Darwin and Wolf volcanoes. (2kms round trip, 2h / starts at 0m, ascending to 50mts). Later, panga ride through the cliffs to observe the historical graffiti, penguins, flightless cormorants, boobies, pelicans, and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Snorkeling time in the cove.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 MONDAY - EGAS PORT - CHINESE HAT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Origin Theory & Evolve - Chinese Hat Islet

    AM: The visit to Puerto Egas begins with a wet landing on the dark sand beach of James Bay. Walk along a rocky trail to the salt crater, observing Darwin Finches, the endemic Galapagos hawks, marine iguanas, sally’s light foot crabs, fur seals, and sea lions.

    PM: After lunch, disembark (wet landing) for a short walk of 200m. (30mins. round trip, flat and rocky), observing lava tunnels, lava cactus, Galápagos Sesuvium. Time to swim and snorkel. Return to the yacht.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 TUESDAY - CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION - BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Iguana Charles Darwin Research Station

    AM: After breakfast, walk for about 20 minutes to the Charles Darwin Station, to observe the Galapagos giant turtles breading. The Darwin Station is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959. After this visit transfer to Baltra Airport by bus for your return flight to Guayaquil.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Departure
    • mealMeal:Breakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
C - ( 8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 FRIDAY - BALTRA AIRPORT - BACHAS BEACH
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bachas-Beach

    AM: t is the main airport for the Galapagos Islands where tourists and colonists arrive and depart. At the Arrival at Baltra Airport, our naturalist English-speaking guide will assist you. Transfer by bus to the dock (5 mins.) to board the yacht. Welcome and briefing.

    PM: Bachas Beach, located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, is one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles and the crystal waters invite you to relax and swim. Return to the yacht. Dinner and briefing for next day.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival, Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 SATURDAY - PRINCE PHILLIP'S STEPS - DARWIN BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel DARWIN-BAY

    AM: El Barranco’s steep, rocky paths lead up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to Palo Santo vegetation as well as Red-footed Boobies, Short-eared Lava Owls, Galapagos Swallows storm petrels, and Galapagos Doves.

    PM: This enormous bay dominates the island and like the Prince Philip’s Steps, this site is the home of large colonies of frigate birds and a wide variety of seabirds. Briefing and dinner on board.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 SUNDAY - BARTHOLOMEW - SULLIVAN BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bartholomew-Island

    AM: This is one of the most visited Islands because of its unique and famous Pinnacle Rock which consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black, and even green volcanic formations.

    PM: You can swim and snorkel here with seals and penguins. The landing is on a beautiful white sand beach where you will see lava formations. Wet landing. Briefing and dinner on board.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double and Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 MONDAY - SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND - SANTA FE ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND GALAPAGOS

    AM: This Island is home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. Many birds like the tropicbirds and fork-tailed seagulls rest on the cliffs.

    PM: Colonies of sea lions, land iguanas, fork-tailed seagulls, terns, and petrels are observed. A trail leading into the heart of the island takes you to a forest of giant cactus and palo santo trees.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 TUESDAY - SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND- LOBOS ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Origin Theory & Evolve - San Cristóbal beach

    AM:San Cristobal Island. This eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its main attraction is the coral sand beach and its wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of Booby Birds.

    PM: The most important colony of sea lions and blue-footed boobies is on this Island. The scenery is beautiful and it is the perfect spot to snorkel. Briefing and dinner on board. Return to the yacht.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single cabins
  • DAY 6 WEDNESDAY - SUAREZ POINT - GARDNER BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Travelers snorkeling in the turquoise water in Gardner Bay

    AM: This natural is home for see blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, colonies of marine iguanas, fascinating albatross from April to June, sea lions, Galapagos doves, and Darwin finches. There is another natural attraction: the lava blowhole, spurting water high into the air.
    PM: GARDNER ISLET: Sea lions, marine turtles, and finches can be seen here.
    OSBORN ISLET: This small island to the southeast of Española is a marine visit for snorkeling and swimming.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 7 THURSDAY - FLOREANA ISLAND - SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel DEVILS CROWN GALAPAGOS

    AM: CORMORANT POINT: This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts, White-cheeked Pintails can also be seen.
    DEVIL’S CROWN: This volcanic crater has been eroded by the waves leaving the northern and southern sides poking out of the water.
    PM: The Darwin Station is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 8 FRIDAY - SEYMOUR ISLAND - BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Origin Theory & Evolve - North Seymour Island

    This Island is known for its large number of blue-footed boobies, colonies of magnificent frigate birds, fork-tailed seagulls, marine iguanas, and sea lions. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone, been palo santo (holy wood) being the most remarkable tree on this island.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Departure
    • mealMeal:Breakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
D - ( 8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 FRIDAY - BALTRA AIRPORT - MOSQUERA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel

    AM: This island was a strategic point during the Second World War. It is the main airport for the Galapagos Islands where tourists and colonists arrive and depart. At the Arrival at Baltra Airport, our naturalist English-speaking guide will assist you.
    PM: The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Created by Geological uplift the island has a flat look to it rather than the conical shape of the volcanically formed islands.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival, Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 SATURDAY - ISABELA ISLAND -FERNANDINA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Isabela-Beach

    AM: Comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life, observing seahorses, sea turtles, rays, puffer fish, the strange yet fascinating Mola-mola (or sunfish), we see also penguins, blue-footed boobies and Nazca boobies.
    PM: Walk to see lava flows, a colony of marine iguanas (nesting time: January to June), penguins, pelicans and colonies of cormorants, and lava cactus. Time for snorkeling.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 SUNDAY - URBINA BAY - TAGUS COVE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel URBINA BAY

    AM: Urbina Bay, located in the west of Isabela Island, at the foot of the Alcedo volcano. Walk on a sandy and rocky defined path, observing calcareous organisms (shells, corals) exposed above water.
    PM: After lunch visit Tagus Cove which was a port where whaling ships arrived and left their ships’ names in a cave in 1800. In the high part is Darwin Lake, a round saltwater crater.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 MONDAY - EGAS PORT - CHINESE HAT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Egas-Port

    AM: The visit to Puerto Egas begins with a wet landing on the dark sand beach of James Bay. Walk along a rocky trail to the salt crater, observing Darwin Finches, the endemic Galapagos hawks, marine iguanas, sally’s light foot crabs, fur seals, and sea lions.

    PM: After lunch, disembark (wet landing) for a short walk of 200m, observing lava tunnels, lava cactus, and Galápagos Sesuvium. Time to swim and snorkel. Return to the yacht.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 TUESDAY - CHARLES DARWIN STATION - HACIENDA PRIMICIAS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Iguana Charles Darwin Research Station

    AM: The Darwin Station is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959.
    PM: Visit to Hacienda Primicias to see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. The tortoises are easy to spot, lumbering around eating grass and leaves and wallowing.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single cabins
  • DAY 6 WENDESDAY - TINTORERAS - BREEDING CENTER - WALL OF TEARS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bird Tintoreras Islet Isabela

    AM: Las Tintoreras is located south of Puerto Villamil. The bay is connected to a crevice of crystal clear water, that’s shallow and when the tide is low, the entrance closes. In this crevice, you can see how reef sharks swim along with other small fish and sea lions.
    PM: This center has a captive breeding program for tortoises from the populations of southern Isabela. By bus to Wall of tears a sad reminder of the history of Isabela. The wall was constructed between 1946 and 1959 while Isabela was a penal colony.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single cabins
  • DAY 7 THURSDSAY - RABIDA - DRAGON HILL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel DRAGON HILL

    AM: We will start on Rabida’s famous maroon sandy beach and after an easy hike (1 km approx) will arrive at a stunning lookout to enjoy the amazing landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher’s delight.
    PM: The walk takes you to a hypersaline (saltier than the ocean) lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks, and other species of birds. There is a short walk to the hill, which rewards with a great view of the bay and a nesting site of land iguanas.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single cabins
  • DAY 8 FRIDAY - BLACK TURTLE COVE - BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra

    After breakfast, a dinghy visit Black Turtle Bay (Caleta Tortuga Negra). This is very close to Baltra. It is very special due to its lovely beach with sea lions and its clear, calm water. Black (Pacific Green) Turtles and many different types of birds can be seen feeding here as you are paddled around the beautiful lagoons hidden in the mangroves. After this visit transfer to Baltra Airport by bus for your return flight to Guayaquil/Quito.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Departure
    • mealMeal:Breakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single cabins
H - ( 5 DAYS - 4 NIGHT)
  • DAY 1 MONDAY - BALTRA AIRPORT - TORTUGA BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tortuga bay

    AM: his island was a strategic point during the Second World War. It is the main airport for the Galapagos Islands where tourists and colonists arrive and depart. At the Arrival at Baltra Airport, our naturalist English-speaking guide will assist you.
    PM: Tortuga Bay Beach is a pristine location covered with beautiful white-sand beaches. It takes around an hour to walk to get to the beach. Beautiful birds including the famous Galapagos Finches can be admired.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival, Hiking
    • mealMeal:Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 TUESDAY - CHARLES DARWIN STATION - HACIENDA PRIMICIAS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Rancho Primiciasq

    AM: The Darwin Station is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959.

    PM: Visit Hacienda Primicias to see the Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat. The Tortoises are easy to spot, lumbering around eating grass and leaves and wallowing. Some highland Birds, like Cattle Egrets, Mockingbirds, Finches, or Flycatchers can be seen here.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodations