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Grace Galapagos Cruise

Duration8 days
Price From $7,905
Highlights
  • checkAbout GraceGrace Galapagos Cruise is a luxury vessel for 18 guests. We will arrange an amazing journey based on your activities and interests.
  • checkDesignGrace Galapagos Cruise is equipped with cutting-edge navigation and safety equipment, coupled with all the comforts of home and more.
  • checkSocial AreasGuests are more than welcome to take a break in the hot tub, stay strong in the fitness room, or have a drink at the bar or outside as they sunbathe.
  • checkSafety EquipmentM/Y Grace is equipped with cutting-edge navigation and safety equipment, coupled with all the comforts of home and more.
  • checkVisiting GalapagosExperience the Galapagos Islands on a spacious and private yacht that retraces Darwin's footsteps.
General information
Class First-class
Capacity 18 Passenger
Construction year Originally 1928, rebuild in 2007
Type Motor Yacht/ Expedition Vessel
Length 44 m. / 144.35 ft.
Width 7 m. / 22.96 ft.
Cabins 1 Master Suite on Monaco Deck – Main Deck 2 Master Suites on Albert Deck – A deck 2 Twin Suites on Albert Deck – A deck 2 Double Premium Staterooms on Carolina Deck 2 Twin Premium Staterooms on Carolina Deck
Airco Yes
Snorkel equipment & wetsuits The snorkeling equipment (mask, tube, fins) and wetsuits are included in the rates.
Itinerary
BEYOND DARWIN'S FOOTSTEPS (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 TUESDAY - BALTRA ISLAND AIRPORT - HIGHLANDS AND DARWIN STATION (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra
    Baltra is one of the gateways to the Galapagos Islands where Seymour Airport is located, also known as Baltra Airport. This small island is also known by the local name of South Seymour. Highlands. Reached by bus from Puerto Ayora, the highlands of Santa Cruz are a deep green contrasting beautifully with much of the dry, lower islands. The dominant vegetation in the highlands is the forest of Scalesia trees creating the lush green color.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 WEDNESDAY - POST OFFICE BAY (FLOREANA ISLAND) - PUNTA CORMORANT / CHAMPION OR DEVIL’S CROWN (FLOREANA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Post-Office-Bay
    Post Office Bay Galapagos is a place where old-school communications rules and age-old traditions still mean something. For Galapagos visitors, Post Office Bay is a wonderful glimpse into the human history of the Galapagos islands, and a chance to join in the fun for yourselves. Devil's Crown is an old eroded, semi-submerged, volcanic cone where you can spot penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, dolphins, and colorful fish. It`s one of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos because of the coral reef in the middle which is a perfect attraction for marine life.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 THURSDAY - PUNTA SUAREZ (ESPAÑOLA ISLAND) - GARDNER BAY & GARDNER ISLET (ESPAÑOLA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Gardner-Bay
    Punta Suarez can easily count as one of the most coveted visitor sites of the Galapagos. This visitor site is located on the western point of Española Island (hence the name) and consists of a trail of about 4 km (2 miles) in length. Gardner Bay is located on the east coast of the Spanish Island in the Galapagos Archipelago. It is a white coral beach full of sea lions, ideal for swimming and snorkeling, as well as can be seen several marine species in the Galapagos. The white sand and calm of its clear waters invite relaxation.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 FRIDAY - PUNTA PITT (SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND) - LOBOS ISLAND & KICKER ROCK (SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Kicker Rock
    Located on the easternmost side of San Cristobal Island and forming the northeast point of the island, Punta Pitt is a tuff formation that serves as a nesting site for many sea birds. Thanks to its geographical location Punta Pitt is one of the few places in the Galapagos Islands where you can find all three species of booby and the two species of the frigate. One of the most sought-after sites in Galapagos, Kicker Rock, also known as León Dormido, is the remains of a volcanic cone, eroded by the sea across hundredths of years. It is the eroded cone of an extinct volcano in the shape of a sleeping lion that earned it the name, Leon Dormido.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 SATURDAY - SANTA FE ISLAND - SOUTH PLAZAS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel South-Plaza-Galapagos
    Santa Fe Island is one of the oldest in the Galapagos Islands archipelago. It is thought to be at least four million years old. The island is also sometimes known as Barrington Island and it was named after an admiral called Samuel Barrington. Plazas Sur is a small uplifted island close to the east coast of Santa Cruz. It can be gloriously colorful from May to December with leaves of the endemic Succulent Sesuvium Edmonstonei, or Galapagos carpetweed as it´s commonly known, turning bright red.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 6 SUNDAY - NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND - BARTOLOMÉ ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel North-Seymour-Island
    This small island is one of the most important fishing sites for Marine Birds. This place is the reason for many travelers and ornithologists to observe the spectacular and diverse amount of birds of the Galapagos. The visit site is located next to the nesting area of Frigate Birds, both Magnificent and Common, that rest on the trees throughout the whole year. The most iconic place in the Galapagos. Located at the center of the archipelago, Bartolome is one of the most frequently visited sites of all the islands. The highest point is only 374 ft (114 m) above sea level and it is separated from the island of Santiago by Sullivan Bay.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 7 MONDAY - CHINESE HAT ISLET - DRAGON HILL (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chinese-Hat
    Like most of the Galapagos, Sombrero Chino is volcanic in origin. Ages ago, the volcano on nearby Santiago Island erupted, spewing rocks and forming what is known as a "spatter cone." It's essentially a mountain made of lava and rocks from an erupting volcano. There is more to Dragon Hill than dragons. The trail, one of the longest in Galapagos, wends its way through a desert-like landscape, passing through forests of cacti and fragrant Palo Santo trees. The hill itself is an impressive sight, a rugged spire that dominates the landscape around it.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 8 TUESDAY - BLACK TURTLE COVE (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND) - BALTRA ISLAND AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra
    Found on the northern shores of Santa Cruz, Black Turtle Cove is a mangrove-lined inlet accessible only by panga or dinghy. It's a popular destination site for sea turtles, golden and spotted eagle rays, and black-tip and white-tip reef sharks—in particular the young marine life. Baltra is one of the gateways to the Galapagos Islands where Seymour Airport is located, also known as Baltra Airport. This small island is also known by the local name of South Seymour.
    • ActivityActivityWildlife watching, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
FOLLOWING IN DARWIN'S TRAIL (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 TUESDAY - BALTRA ISLAND AIRPORT - BACHAS BEACH (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bachas-Beach
    Baltra is one of the gateways to the Galapagos Islands where Seymour Airport is located, also known as Baltra Airport. This small island is also known by the local name of South Seymour. This beach is covered in white coral sand, and it's a major nesting site for Galápagos green turtles. There's also a lagoon just behind the sand which often hosts flamingos, ducks, and migratory birds. You can also often find marine iguanas feeding on the rocky outcrops near the tide line.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 WEDNESDAY - PRINCE PHILLIP’S STEPS (GENOVESA ISLAND) - DARWIN BAY (GENOVESA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Prince-Philips-steps
    Prince Philip's Steps is an extraordinary steep path that leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25 meters (82 feet) high. At the top, the trail continues inland, passing more seabird colonies in a thin palo santo forest. The trail also provides overviews of a rocky plain. Darwin Bay is formed by a crater, is almost a perfect circle. Located on Genovesa Island, north of the Galapagos Archipelago. Darwin Bay, a place of anchorage, was once a crater that collapsed.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 THURSDAY - JAMES BAY (SANTIAGO ISLAND) - ESPUMILLA BEACH & BUCCANEER’S COVE (SANTIAGO ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel James-Bay-Seal
    This is a pretty beach that is fringed with lush green forests. The beach itself is home to marine iguanas who feed among the rocks at either end of the beach, and it is a good place to snorkel, with visitors often reporting sightings of sharks, rays, and octopuses. Espumilla beach is a white-sandy front located in James Bay very popular among visitors. Espumilla is a typical Ecuadorian dessert made of fruit and eggs whose consistency is very similar to a foamy dessert which can also describe the foamy waves of this site.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 FRIDAY - PUNTA VICENTE ROCA (ISABELA ISLAND) - TAGUS COVE (ISABELA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tagus-Cove
    Vicente Roca Point has great deep-water snorkeling at one of the richest marine havens on Earth (Bolivar Channel). We take a dinghy ride along the coast to observe a great diversity of sea and coastal birds; Nazca and blue-footed boobies, noddies, brown pelicans, penguins, flightless cormorants. Tagus Cove is a sheltered deep-water bay on the western coast of Isabela Island, overlooking Fernandina Island. This natural anchorage has been a popular destination for ships since the 1800s, and when you come ashore you can see ancient graffiti left by whalers and buccaneers.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 SATURDAY - ESPINOSA POINT (FERNANDINA ISLAND) - URBINA BAY (FERNANDINA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Urbina-Bay
    The flat jet-black lava of Espinosa Point is a defining feature of its stark and barren landscape. It is also home to the largest colony of endemic and lovely marine iguanas. Other features are lava cacti, black, white, and red mangrove, Sally light-footed crabs, Galapagos hawks, and sea turtles. West of Isabela Island, Urbina Bay is located; it is a fascinating area that shows a large coral reef that sticks up above sea level. Urbina Bay has a wide variety of gorgeous plant life which changes depending on the season.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 6 SUNDAY - ELIZABETH BAY (ISABELA ISLAND) - PUNTA MORENO (ISABELA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Moreno-Point
    Elizabeth Bay Galapagos is a site that is found on the east coast of the island. It is comprised of the bay itself, as well as various islets. The site is interesting to look at, as its shore mangrove vegetation gives way to lava fields behind it. Punta Moreno is located on the north coast of Isabela Island between the volcano Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul volcano. The distance of the trail is about 2100 meters and runs along with an imponent lava flow Pahohoe (solidified lava in the form of corrugated or an accordion) into a complex of coastal lagoons.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 7 MONDAY - LAS TINTORERAS, SUCRE’S CAVE, BREEDING CENTER & WETLANDS (ISABELA ISLAND) - SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tintoreras Islet
    The Cove of Sucre is one natural lava tunnel that leads us to know the depths of a volcanic island, the same is accessed through an amazing ecotourism trail built entirely of volcanic materials. Santa Cruz has the longest paved road in Galapagos, which runs north-south across the island, taking people from the airport ferry at Itabaca Canal on the north coast into the highlands and through a few smaller towns on its way down to Puerto Ayora, the island’s largest city located on the southern coast of the island in Academy Bay.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 8 TUESDAY - LOS GEMELOS CRATERS (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND) - BALTRA ISLAND AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra
    Often mistaken for volcanic craters, Los Gemelos – or “The Twins” in English – are actually sinkholes. When the volcanoes on the islands were still active, lava flows would roll down the hills to get to the sea. Lava, being a liquid, behaves like one as well. Baltra is one of the gateways to the Galapagos Islands where Seymour Airport is located, also known as Baltra Airport. This small island is also known by the local name of South Seymour. During World War II, it was a US Airforce base positioned to patrol the Eastern Pacific and to protect the Panama Channel.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 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
     

Additional information

CRUISE INFORMATION

Grace Galapagos Cruise is a classic, historic yacht that has been completely rebuilt with features ideally suited to the Galapagos Islands.

Since her royal beginnings, our award-winning Grace Galapagos Cruise has been renewed from bow to stern. It continues to be updated with features that make her the perfect home away from home in the Galapagos. Refined, yet adventurous and agile, it’s no wonder Princess Grace Kelly selected this ship for her honeymoon.

Guests who cruise aboard the new yacht will experience the Islands the way Darwin did in the past: personally and privately, but with the added distinction, comfort, and elegance of today. This luxurious 16-Guest yacht offers expanded deck space, stabilizers for smooth cruising, naturalist guides with 15+ years of experience, and itineraries crafted for maximum wildlife encounters. Welcome aboard Grace for the journey of a lifetime, enjoying the 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. 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.
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