Angelito Galapagos Yacht
Angelito Galapagos Yacht is an excellent alternative to cruise the Islands with comfort, safety and great naturalist guidance with a reasonable budget, the cabins have been relocated to the main deck and now have low beds, they can be accommodated as two single beds or a double bed, each cabin has its private bathroom with shower with hot water 24 hours. Angelito is recognized by its excellent record of passengers satisfaction due to the dedicated service provided by its dedicated crew. As pioneers in the Galapagos, Angelito Yacht actively promotes the protection and conservation of the Galapagos Islands.
Angelito Yacht Highlights
- Fully air-conditioned
- Fully air-conditioned
- Hot and cold water
- Generous spaced decks
Angelito Itinerary on the map
Angelito Yacht Deck Plan
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Galapagos (Baltra-Baltra)|
|DEPARTURE TIME||To be determined|
|RETURN TIME||At proper time for Galapagos returning flight|
|WEAR||Short sleeve shirts, Long sleeve shirts, Lightweight long pants, Shorts, Sweatshirt, Light rain jacket or poncho, Socks Bathing suits, Wide brimmed hat.|
|Angelito Galapagos Yacht INCLUDES|
|Angelito Galapagos Yacht DOES NOT INCLUDE||Air ticket to Galapagos|
AM: Arrival in Baltra and transfer to boat
The island Baltra is the only island of all Galapagos, not included in its totality in the National Park Area. The Americans built the airport of Baltra in 1941-1948, using it as their air force base in the Pacific during the Second World War. The airport and harbor are now Ecuadorian military territory. Unfortunately, both of the military presences have left back their traces.
The flight from Guayaquil to Galapagos takes about 90 minutes. Arriving on the airport, the visitors have first to pay the entrance fee of US$ 100 for the National park. Leaving the arrival hall, the National Park Guide of the is waiting for you and accompanies the whole group to the harbor of Baltra, where your “Yacht Angelito I” is anchored. The cruise can begin!
PM: Santa Cruz: Highlands
Drive up to the highlands in a bus. In a short time one can see the transition between the different vegetation zones from the Arid zone to the Transition zone up to the Scalesia zone (and agricultural area), where the problems of introduced animals and plants are quite obvious. On the highest point of the road the National Park starts again.
“El Chato”: we visit a farm in the highlands of Santa Cruz to look out for the Galapagos Tortoises in liberty. During their migration routes the spend part of the year in these highlands and can be easily observed.
AM: Española: Gardner Bay
Española belongs to the oldest islands of Galapagos. Because of its geographic isolation, a great number of endemic species can be found in the island, making it very attractive. The Galapagos albatross for example comes only to the island of Española for breeding during the months of April to December (with the exception of a few pairs on the island Plata near the coast of Ecuador).
Wet landing on a wonderful, long, white beach made of coral sand. For this visit you don’t need shoes. Very good place to observe the finches and mockingbirds in the saltbush vegetation, you can also enjoy the beach close to the Galapagos sea lions.
You have the possibility to swim and snorkel from the beach.
PM: Española: Suarez Point
Loop trail with an easy, dry landing on a jetty. The walk on a stony, rocky ground is long and quite difficult. The visitors can find even on the very beginning of the trail the colourful “Española marine iguana” and Galapagos sea lions. Everywhere the curious Española mockingbird approaches the visitors. The trail leads through the nesting colonies of blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies and waved albatross. The big Española lava lizards are to be found everywhere.
A resting spot close to a cliff gives the opportunity to watch all the different marine birds flying along the coast. An albatross during his “take off” from the cliff is an amazing event to witness.
There is another stop by the blowhole where the seawater is pushed through a fissure in the cliff into the air, depending of the waves and tide level till 80 feet high.
AM: Santa Fe Island
The wet landing is on a beach with a big sea lion colony.
The short trail leads from the sea lion colony on the beach through dry vegetation of the Arid Zone to a wonderful forested cliff with high prickly pear cactus and then back to a second beach.
Only the very attentive visitors can detect up there the endemic land iguana of Santa Fe, because he is perfectly camouflaged in the same colors of the vegetation and their territories are quiet big.
PM: South Plaza Island
Easy loop trail with a dry landing on a jetty.
It’s a small uplifted island with a cliff 25 meters high on the southern side of the island. The whole flat, rocky northern coast has a big colony of Galapagos sea lions and on the East point is a bachelor sea lion colony. Very attractive are the beautiful prickly pear cactus trees and of course the big colony of land iguanas. Depending on the season, the sesuvium ground vegetation changes its colour from intense green in the rainy season to orange and purple in the dry season.
AM: Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove and transfer to the airport
With the dinghy we go into the big protected mangrove cove. In the far away small corners we turn off the motor of the dinghy rowing then noiselessly to observe the marine turtles.
There are a lot of them in the cove during mating and nesting season (December to February), but even out of season there are always some turtles staying back in the mangrove cove to rest. Spotted eagle rays, golden rays, white-tipped reef sharks and young Galapagos sharks can often be spotted.
At the end of the cruise, the passengers leave the Angelito again in the harbor of Baltra and your guide takes care of everything until you fly back to the continent. End of Angelito Yacht in Galapagos program.
All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including but not limited to weather, road, trail, sea conditions flight schedules adjustments or cancelations, local authorities orders.
Galapagos Air Tickets: for a correct operation of the cruise, Angelito reserves the right to issue all tickets for passengers of Yacht Angelito traveling the same days of operation of the boat; This not only allows to receive and dismiss the passengers in a coordinated and harmonious way in the Galapagos airport, raising the standard of quality and satisfaction for its customers from the first moment to the last, but is the only way to do it Organized way.
It is important that you provide us with the air route at the time of confirming the reservation and reconfirming 45 to 30 days before the date of the cruise. Changes to subsequent air reservations are possible, but depend only on the availability of the airline and are eventually subject to fees and / or fare adjustments.
Passengers who do not want to issue their tickets with us despite traveling to Galapagos on the same day of operation of the boat, will have to sign a letter of discharge, assuming the risks of losing the partial or total cruise in case of not arriving in time to Baltra for Meet the guide and the group. This implies that passengers will have to be at the meeting point at the time indicated on the voucher, releasing us from any responsibility in case of changes or delays in their flights, whether they are with the same or different airline than our flights; Any expense that causes the logistics so that they can join the cruise in a possible next site, will be in charge of passengers.
There will be no right to claim any reimbursement for part or all of the lost cruise.
Passengers who prefer to travel before the cruise start date are free to purchase their tickets on their own, but they will also assume the risks of losing the partial or total cruise in case they are not on time and place indicated to start the cruise.
There will be no right to claim any refund for a partial or total lost cruise.
Cab sharing: In case of wanting to share a cabin, we guarantee that the other space will be confirmed only to a person of the same gender, therefore these spaces always depend on the availability of the boat.
Single cabin: The single cabin surcharge is 50%.
Children: they are welcome on board and have a 20% discount. The Angelito is a safe yacht for children, the crew is very friendly and accustomed to kids. All we ask is that, along with the confirmation of the cruise, the parents sign a letter of responsibility.