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Isabela II Galapagos Cruise

Duration5 - 7 days
Price From $3,635
Highlights
  • checkAbout Isabella IIYacht Isabela II is ideally-designed for Galapagos expedition cruising.
  • checkDesignGuests are invited to enjoy the fresh air atop the Sun deck or find fascinating books about nature and history in the library.
  • 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 EquipmentOn the Main Deck, guests will find the one Owner’s Cabin, perfectly located along the yacht’s social areas.
  • checkVisiting GalapagosExperience the Galapagos Islands on a spacious and private yacht that retraces Darwin's footsteps.
General information
Class Luxe Class
Capacity 40 Passengers
Construction year Construction 1979 – Refurbishment in 2014
Type Expedition Yacht
Length 55.94 m. / 183.53 ft.
Width 11.58 m. / 38 ft.
Cabins 16 Classic Twin, 2 Classic Double cabins, and 1 Standard Cabin
Airco Yes
Snorkel equipment & wetsuits The snorkeling equipment (mask, tube, fins) and wet suits are included in the rate.
Itinerary
NORTHERN (5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 DAY 1 - BALTRA ISLAND - HIGHLANDS, PUERTO AYORA (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Ocean in Puerto Ayora
    After landing at Baltra Airport, we drive to the Itabaca Channel to take a ferry across to Santa Cruz Island. After lunch, we drive to a nearby reserve that is one of the best places in the archipelago to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. The tortoises are easy to spot, lumbering around, munching on grass and leaves, and wallowing in small pools.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 DAY 2 - PUERTO EGAS (SANTIAGO ISLAND) - CHINESE HAT ISLET
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chinese-Hat
    Following a wet landing on the black, sandy beach, our trail takes us to enjoy close-up encounters with recently reintroduced land iguanas, plus land and marine birds amid a landscape of tuff-stone layers, jagged rocks, and lava flows. This islet, formed only relatively recently, makes a wonderful afternoon visit as we explore the wildlife along its 1,312 ft long (400 m long) trail, which begins at a crescent-shaped, white sandy beach.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 DAY 3 - PRINCE PHILIP’S STEPS (GENOVESA ISLAND) - DARWIN BAY (GENOVESA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Prince-Philips-steps
    The day kicks off with a panga ride along the cliffs of “Bird Island” as Genovesa is affectionately nicknamed, followed by a landing at a steep staircase that connects us with a flat plateau. We land after lunch at the beautiful white beach of Darwin Bay. Here we walk amid literally hundreds of birds, most of which are frigatebirds, red-footed and Nazca boobies, as well as gulls, herons, finches, and mockingbirds.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 DAY 4 - SANTA FE ISLAND - SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa-Fe-Itinerary
    We take the dinghy over to this idyllic sandy-white beach populated by colonies of sea lions. Galapagos hawks are often easily observed, perched atop salt bushes. Following lunch and some rest, we disembark (dry landing) in this channel, whose turquoise waters contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline. Beyond, a carpet of scarlet sesuvium succulents serves as a groundcover for a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 DAY 5 - BALTRA AIRPORT (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra
    Our journey ends at Baltra Island where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. 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.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
WESTERN (5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 DAY 1 - BALTRA AIRPORT (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND) - PUERTO AYORA, CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Ocean in Puerto Ayora
    After landing at Baltra Airport, we drive to the Itabaca Channel to take a ferry across to Santa Cruz Island. At the eastern end of Puerto Ayora, the largest town in the archipelago, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, the islands’ headquarters for scientific research and conservation. Later in the afternoon, we stroll along the main street of Puerto Ayora before embarking.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 DAY 2 - BARTHOLOMEW ISLAND - SULLIVAN BAY (SANTIAGO ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel
    This morning, a Galapagos icon awaits Bartolome Island. A great way to start the day, with a steep climb up a wooden staircase: the panoramic view from the top is well worth the effort! After lunch, we board the pangas (inflatable dinghies) and land at Sullivan Bay on the east coast of Santiago, a white coral sand beach that is ideal for swimming.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 DAY 3 - DRAGON HILL (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND) - BUCCANEER COVE (SANTIAGO ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Dragon-Hill
    The north coast of Santa Cruz hosts the fascinating landscapes of Dragon Hill. After disembarking, the first part of our walk passes a brackish-water lagoon frequented by shorebirds, ducks, and American flamingos. After lunch, we explore the coastline along the impressive cliffs of Buccaneer Cove, learning about the area’s distant and recent history. The cove is home to a large number of marine birds, sea lions, and inter-tidal organisms.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 DAY 4 - PUNTA VICENTE ROCA (ISABELA ISLAND) - PUNTA ESPINOZA (FERNANDINA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Vicente-Roca-Penguin
    Since there is no landing site at this location, we explore the captivating coast by dinghy, seeking out abundant wildlife including colonies of Galapagos fur seals, the nesting sites of Nazca boobies, not to mention flightless cormorants, penguins, and marine iguanas. We end our journey on a high note by visiting the island of Fernandina, the youngest island of the archipelago, and arguably one of the most pristine ecosystems on the planet.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 DAY 5 - BALTRA AIRPORT (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra
    Our journey ends at Baltra Island where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. 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.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
SOUTHEASTERN (7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 DAY 1 - BALTRA AIRPORT (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND) - LAS BACHAS (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra
    We land at Baltra Island by plane in the morning and transfer to the nearby dock to board the Santa Cruz II, where we receive a welcome introductory briefing, boat drill, and lunch. This beautiful visitor site is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, a glorious white beach with a couple of brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 DAY 2 – CERRO COLORADO (SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND) - PUNTA PITT (SAN CRISTOBAL)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel San Cristobal
    We disembark at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and drive 40 minutes to the island’s southern shore. At Cerro Colorado, we visit the breeding center for highly endangered giant tortoises amid a fantastic deciduous forest. In the afternoon, we land on the eastern tip of the island. The trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline and is the only site in the Galapagos where the 3 species of boobies can be found together, as well as the two frigatebird species, plus a colony of bachelor sea lions.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 DAY 3 - GARDNER BAY (ESPAÑOLA ISLAND) - PUNTA SUAREZ (ESPAÑOLA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Gardner-Bay
    In the morning, we’ll set foot on this beautiful, white coral beach and go on a short walk to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds, finches, or enjoy the beach. Following lunch on board, our afternoon outing at Punta Suarez takes us on an exciting trail across lava/boulder terrain. Along the way, we can enjoy unique sea bird colonies, including the beautiful waved albatrosses, boobies, swallow-tail gulls, and the famous “blowhole”.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 DAY 4 - CORMORANT POINT (FLOREANA ISLAND) - POST OFFICE BAY & BARONESS COVE (FLOREANA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Punta-Cormorant
    We disembark in the morning at the curiously green-tinged, olivine-crystal beach that makes for an easy walk to a brackish water lagoon where bird species like American flamingos can be observed. After lunch, we land at Post Office Bay to visit the historic barrel that has served as an informal post office in the archipelago for over two centuries.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 DAY 5 - PUNTA MORENO (ISABELA ISLAND) - PUNTA MANGLE (FERNANDINA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Moreno-Point
    In the morning, following a meander through the mangroves in search of sea turtles, we disembark amid a landscape dominated by the giant volcanoes of southern Isabela Island, some still active. In the afternoon, we’ll explore Fernandina’s coastline aboard our pangas (inflatable dinghies). The archipelago’s youngest ecosystem is home to small Galapagos penguins and green-eyed flightless cormorants that rest on the shore’s black rocks.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 6 DAY 6 - EDEN ISLET - NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel EDEN ISLET
    A panga ride takes us to Eden Islet, located off the coast of Santa Cruz, where we can observe blue-footed boobies, reef sharks, and frigates. We have saved one of the best visitor sites in the archipelago for last. In the afternoon, we disembark for a walk along the coast and the interior of this beautiful flat island.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 7 DAY 7 - BALTRA AIRPORT (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra
    Our journey ends at Baltra Island where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. 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.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Wildlife watching
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
Inclusions
  • Bus Transport Transfers airport/yacht/airport in Galapagos
  • Airport reception and assistance
  • Double and single accommodation
  • Tour Guide Naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish only
  • assistance Cruise Service Officer
  • assistance Luggage handling
  • Activities Island sightseeing
  • Activities Activity Daily Briefing
  • Meals All meals and snacks
  • Safety Medical care on board (but not the cost of medication)
  • Wifi Internet* Note: internet connections onboard consist of 2 computer stations in the business center and wifi in the yacht’s social areas; due to the Galapagos’ remote location, internet connections are intermittent and low-bandwidth.
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Cocktail
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling Gear
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Neutral Carbon
    + Wet Suits available for rent
    + Air transportation to/from Galapagos and airport taxes
    + Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US$ 100 subject to change without previous notice)*
    + Migration Control Card (US$ 20 subject to change without previous notice)*
    + Fuel Surcharge.
    + Alcoholic** and non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, laundry or valet services, gifts, and additional items.

     

Additional information

CRUISE INFORMATION

Isabela II Galapagos Cruise is ideally designed for Galapagos expedition cruising. It offers handsome installations to perfectly complement the day’s outings, providing guests with the perfect, intimate space for exploring Darwin’s islands in absolute comfort. Traditionalists will enjoy feeling at home with a crew that has remained almost unchanged for years. This leads to seamless attention to detail that will make the entire journey feel extra special.

Additionally, Isabela II Galapagos Cruise recently (mid-2018) underwent a complete and drastic renovation process that saw its interior and exterior areas completely refreshed and updated, 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 ticket arrangement.

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