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Galapagos Seaman Journey Cruise

Duration4 - 8 days
Price From $1,936
Highlights
  • checkAbout Seaman JourneyGalapagos Seaman Journey has a maximum capacity of 16 passengers allowing both intimacy and camaraderie at the same time.
  • checkDesignThe yacht started sailing in the Galapagos Islands in January, 2008.
  • checkSocial AreasThe cruise offers a great bar and lounge area. Relax while you're served our bartender who will be happy to attend to all your needs and desires.
  • 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 First class catamaran.
Capacity 16 Passengers.
Construction year 2007
Type Boutique Yacht Naturalist Liveaboard.
Length 27.6 m. / 90 ft.
Width 11 m. / 36.08 ft.
Cabins 6 cabins with two single beds, and 2 cabins with a matrimonial bed.
Airco Yes
Snorkel equipment & wetsuits Snorkeling equipment included and wetsuits (available for rent).
Itinerary
(4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 FRIDAY - AM: ARRIVAL AT BALTRA AIRPORT - PM: NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel North-Seymour-Island
    AM: Upon arrival, you will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected to make sure no foreign substances are introduced.
    PM: North Seymour is an uplifted (as opposed to volcanic) island. Therefore, it is generally flat and strewn with boulders. There are good nesting sites here for a large population of magnificent frigate birds. Blue-footed boobies perform their courtship dance in the more open areas, and swallow-tailed gulls perch on the cliff edges. Despite the tremendous surf that can pound the outer shore, sea lions haul out onto the beach and can be found bodysurfing.
    • ActivityActivityArrival, Hiking.
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 2 SATURDAY - AM: GENOVESA, ISLAND EL BARRANCO – THE CLIFF - PM: DARWIN BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Darwin-Arch
    AM: The visitor site of El Barranco is located in the southern part of Darwin Bay from Genovesa Island. The youngest area of the island, from a geological point of view, lies in this area. The natural erosion in these lava flows has become the ideal place for nesting Storm Petrels. The red-footed booby nests only in the outer islands of the archipelago. Also, present on this island is the masked booby.
    PM: This bay has its origin when the crater of this island collapsed below sea level. The wet landing is on a beautiful white coral sandy beach. Continuing on the trail, visitors climb gradually to the edge of the cliff seeing Red-Foots nesting in the Mangrove trees below. Birdwatching includes sightings of sharp-beaked finches, large cactus and ground finches, Galapagos doves, and swallow-tailed gulls. Reaching the end of the trail, at the cliff’s edge, an incredible view of the island and the many birds living there can be observed.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Birdwatching.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 3 SUNDAY - AM: PLAZAS, SANTA CRUZ - PM: SANTA FE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa-Fe-Itinerary
    AM: Plazas is located at the east of Santa Cruz Island, and forms part of two islands known as Islas Plazas. Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here. The big population of iguanas is due to the presence of tunas, their favorite food. Swallow-tailed gulls nesting in the rugged cliffs is seen along with other seabirds such as Audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate birds, and brown pelicans.
    PM: Santa Fe locates in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, this island was formed from an uplift instead of a volcanic origin. There are some theories that assure this could be the oldest island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species. After disembarking in the beautiful, and clear water you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion colonies. Along the trail, many salt bushes can be seen as giant Prickly pear cactus: gigantism is a characteristic of oceanic islands. There are great possibilities for snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical fish.
    • ActivityActivityHike, Snorkeling, Diving.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 4 MONDAY - AM: SAN CRISTOBAL, BREEDING CENTER
    Rebecca Adventure Travel San Cristobal beach
    In 2004 the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises Jacinto Gordillo, named after a famous settler, was located in Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal Island, to take care of young tortoises. In 2008 an assisted reproduction program started on the island due to the birth of a little turtle in captivity. All of this you will learn at the Jacinto Breeding Center. One can not only learn about breeding processes but as well get engaged and experience why this breeding center does what it does. After the morning excursion, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the mainland.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Departure.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
(5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 MONDAY - AM: ARRIVAL AT SAN CRISTOBAL AIRPORT - PM: INTERPRETATION CENTER
    Rebecca Adventure Travel
    AM: Upon arrival, you will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected to make sure no foreign substances are introduced.
    PM: This is an interpretation center with exuberant gardens and stunning ocean views. Visitors to the interpretation center can learn a lot from the geological and human history of the islands, conservation facts, and natural history. This is the oldest museum of Natural History in the Galapagos Islands which attempts to preserve the archipelago. It is indeed inspiring and motivating to watch and learn all of their research and attempts.
    • ActivityActivityArrival, Hiking.
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 2 TUESDAY - AM: GALAPAGUERA - PM: WITCH HILL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Witch-Hill
    AM: A short visit will take place at the Galapaguera, a good place to observe Galapagos tortoises in their natural habitat. San Cristobal island has endemic species such as the Mockingbird Nesomimus melanotis, lava lizard, Chatham Leaf-toed Gecko, and tortoises. All of these species can be observed in this place. The beach is really big and works as a nesting zone for marine tortoises. Between January and May, it is common to find the footprints of the female tortoises who have climbed to the sand dunes to deposit their eggs!.
    PM: Witch Hill is a beautiful white coral beach where you can swim and watch birds and sea lions, plus you can snorkel. In this marvelous lava landscape, you can watch seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds, and shore birds. Among the fauna you can observe the Chatham Mockingbird and the San Cristobal Lava Lizards, both species are endemic to the island and unique to the area. Furthermore, you will see the Galapagos turtles and with luck, the little bird is known as the Pájaro Brujo in Spanish, an endemic species in San Cristobal Island. Located on the north coast of Isla San Cristobal it is a peaceful place with white sand and crystal water, a perfect combination for an incredible stay.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 3 WEDNESDAY - AM: GARDNER BAY - PM: SUAREZ POINT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Gardner-Bay
    AM: Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay offers an excellent beach to relax, swim, and even kayak, plus the opportunity to observe sea lions, here you can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.
    PM: This area is great for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, and Nazca boobies. A beautiful sight on the oceanfront, the large waved albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air at least 50 to 75 meters high. This site presents wonderful photography opportunities
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 4 THURSDAY - AM: CORMORANT POINT - PM: POST OFFICE BAY, BARONESS LOOKOUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Post-Office-Bay
    AM: This site offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest on the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. After the interesting walk, the group is taken to Champion Islet, a great place to enjoy snorkeling and underwater wildlife. Some of the animals that can be seen are sea turtles, sea lions, and multiple fish thanks to the nearby coral reef.
    PM: Historically, this site is the location of a wooden barrel that was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used since this time by marines and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Besides, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. This day’s afternoon is thought to be a relaxing time for visitors to enjoy the beach and the beauty of the Galapagos
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Exploring, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 5 FRIDAY - AM: TURTLES TRAIL - PM: TRANSFER TO BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Turtles
    AM: Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. This path offers the possibility to learn aspects and feel synchronized with nature. After the morning excursion, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to the mainland. Transfer to Baltra airport.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Departure.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
(8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 FRIDAY AM: ARRIVAL AT BALTRA AIRPORT - PM: SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra
    AM: Upon arrival, you will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected to make sure no foreign substances are introduced.
    PM: The visit to Ranch Manzanillo includes a picnic lunch and a short walk before boarding the Motor Catamaran. Santa Cruz offers excellent opportunities to observe the wild Galapagos Tortoises. Tracking tortoises is not the only exciting activity to be found in the highlands. There are also plenty of lava tubes, sinkholes, and craters ready to be explored.
    • ActivityActivityArrival, Hiking, Exploring.
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 2 SATURDAY - AM: MANGLE POINT - PM: MORENO POINT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Moreno-Point
    AM: Off the eastern coast of Fernandina, Mangle Point can be found, a superior snorkeling site and a beautiful location for riding in a panga or zodiac through a grove of mangrove trees. While you are on your ride, you are likely to see sea lions, tortoises, pelicans, rays, and birds too numerous to name them all.
    PM: Punta Moreno locates on the north coast of Isabela Island between the volcano Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul volcano. The trail runs along a lava flow Pahoehoe (solidified lava in the form of corrugated or an accordion) into a complex of coastal lagoons, where several species of birds can be found around the lakes and mangroves.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 3 SUNDAY - AM: URBINA BAY - PM: TAGUS COVE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Urbina-Bay
    AM: Urbina Bay locates at the base of Alcedo Volcano on the west coast, between Tagus Cove and Elizabeth Bay. The coast expanded half a mile out, leaving marine life stranded on the new shore. This area is also a great place to snorkel. Urbina Bay is a path that starts off with a wet landing. In Bahia Urbina, you can see Darwin’s finches. Its main attraction is the land iguanas, which are larger than in places like South Plaza Island and Galapagos tortoises.
    PM: Tagus Cove is located west of Darwin Volcano on Isabela Island. This was a favorite spot for pirates and whalers, and it was them who started the following tradition: the inscription of the names of boats. Due to former eruptions, the substrate has a large number of volcanic rocks of different sizes, among the most common, are little balls of the nearly spherical shape known as the “lapilli” or petrified rain.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 4 MONDAY - AM: ESPINOZA POINT - PM: VICENTE ROCA POINT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel ESPINOZA POINT
    AM: Espinoza Point is a famous place known for its large colonies of marine iguanas and as the habitat of unique species like the flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin, Galapagos hawk, and Galapagos snake.
    PM: One of the most impressive and spectacular places of the enchanted Galapagos Islands; with high cliffs and tuff stone, ash, and lava formations that give this area a majestic touch, is Punta Vicente Roca.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 5 TUESDAY - AM: ESPUMILLA BEACH - PM: EGAS PORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel ESPUMILLA BEACH
    AM: Espumilla beach locates on the northern coast of Santiago Island in James Bay. During the last presence of the El Niño phenomenon, one of the two lagoons in this site underwent a process of sedimentation, thus causing the disappearance of a representative colony of flamingos. The main attractions are the Palo Santo forest and the nesting of baby turtles.
    PM: Black beach locates on the west side of the island and is the main attraction of the island. Their volcanic tuff deposits have favored the formation of this special black sand beach. This site is called Puerto Egas because there was an attempt to start the exploitation of salt, which failed because the price of salt in the continent was very cheap, and did not justify its exploitation in the Galapagos.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
  • DAY 6 WEDNESDAY - AM: RABIDA ISLAND - PM: CHINESE HAT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chinese-Hat
    AM: Rábida Island is unique due to the red color that colors all rocks and sand. The volcanic material on this island is very porous, and external factors such as rain, salty water, and sea breeze have acted as oxidizing agents.
    PM: This is a small islet located just off the southeastern tip of Santiago Island. It is a recent volcanic cone, shaped like a Chinese hat when seen from the north. On the west you can see lava formations, formed under the sea and raised upwards, this is why coral heads are found on the lava. The landscape is covered by sea lions colonies, marine iguanas, and Galapagos penguins.
    • ActivityActivityHiking.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSingle or Double cabins.
  • DAY 7 THURSDAY - AM: SULLIVAN BAY - PM: BARTHOLOMEW
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sullivan-Bay
    AM: It is the fourth largest island in the archipelago. Along with some of the large western volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina, Santiago is also volcanically active, with many young flows and cones to be seen, particularly along the south, west, and east coasts. These may even be seen from the summit of Darwin Volcano and space. Santiago consists of two coalesced volcanoes: a typical shield volcano on the northwest end and a low, linear fissure volcano on the southeast end.
    PM: Bartolome Island is situated across Sullivan Bay. It has an altitude of 114 meters, from where you can observe one of the most beautiful sceneries of the Galapagos Islands such as Volcanic cones, lunar-like craters, lava fields, and the famous Toba-formed pinnacle eroded by the sea. It has two breathtaking beaches where marine turtles exist and at the base of the pinnacle, as well as a very small colony of Galapagos penguins.
    • ActivityActivityHiking.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single cabins.
  • DAY 8 FRIDAY - AM: BACHAS BEACH - PM: TRANSFER TO BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bachas-Beach
    AM: These two small beaches are found to the West of Turtle Cove. Their sand is made of decomposed coral, which makes it white and soft, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind one of the beaches, there is a small brackish water lagoon, where it is occasionally possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels.
    PM: Transfer to Baltra Airport.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Departure.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
Inclusions
  • Bus Transport Airport transfers in Galapagos (when your flights arrive on the same day as start date of the cruise and when your flight leaves the same day as the end date of your cruise)
  • Double and single accommodation
  • Tour Guide All activities as described with a bilingual naturalist guide
  • assistance 24/7 Dutch, English & Spanish assistance
  • Meals Water, tea, coffee unlimited
  • Meals All meals on board of the cruise from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on last cruise day
  • Gear Equipment Wet Suites
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling Gear
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Flights from/to Galapagos (we can also arrange the flights for you)
    + Galapagos National Park entrance fee: $100 p.p.
    + Migratory Control Card: $20 p.p.
    + Isabela dock fee $10 p.p. (if the itinerary includes Isabela island)
    + Transportation between Baltra Airport – cruise terminal fee ($5 p.p.) each way
    + Water taxis (from and to the shore)
    + Alcoholic drinks
    + Personal expenses
    + Optional tips for the guide
    + Personal travel insurance
     

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CRUISE INFORMATION

Galapagos Seaman Journey Cruise is a first-class catamaran that began sailing the Galapagos Islands in January 2008. It is a Boutique Yacht Catamaran offering superior comfort, size, style, and stability. The Galapagos Seaman Journey makes it possible to enjoy several itineraries in the Galapagos with different activities that include amazing land tours on most of the Galapagos Islands. With this Galapagos cruise, guests can encounter many endemic species like Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Penguins, Land and Marine Iguana, Frigate Birds, Blue Footed Boobies, and much more!

The Galapagos Seaman Journey Cruise is a superior class expeditionary cruise, which offers great comfort, size, style, and stability for the most adventurous passengers. It has a total of 8 cabins with a capacity of up to 16 guests. On board this cruise, each guest can enjoy the well-furnished areas, offering comfort, and privacy. Get ready to visit the Galapagos Islands and start a unique experience. With Rebecca Adventure Travel’s Tourist Class Cruises, you will be able to explore Galapagos in a simple but significant way.

If you would like to learn about the difference between exploring the Galapagos Islands on a Land-Based tour vs on a Cruise you can read it here. 
 
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.
  • 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 ticket arrangement.

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  • 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. the Galapagos Islands.
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