Angelito Galapagos Cruise
Angelito Galapagos Cruise 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 Cruise actively promotes the protection and conservation of the Galapagos Islands.
Angelito Cruise 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 Cruise INCLUDES|
|Angelito Galapagos Cruise DOES NOT INCLUDE||Air ticket to Galapagos|
AM: Arrival in Baltra and transfer to boat / Start of Angelito Yacht in Galapagos program.
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: North Seymour Island
It’s a flat uplifted island in the “rain shadow” of the island Santa Cruz and for this reason, with dry vegetation of the Arid Zone. Loop trail.
The dry landing on a landing peer is often somewhat difficult depending of the swell.
The arrival on the rocky coast is full of surprises with the sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls, sally lightfoot crabs and marine iguanas. The trail leads through the nesting area of colonies of blue-footed boobies and frigate bird.
AM: Chinese Hat
Only a 200-meter wide channel separates this small island from the big island Santiago. The shape of the island looks like a Chinese hat and the island is very attractive because of the landscape.
The wet landing is on a small white coral beach with sea lions. The easy and short trail leads along the coast with very fragile lava. There are a lot of small lava tubes and little but very attractive vegetation. Pillow lava can be found on the turning point of the trail.
PM: Bartholomew Island
The dry landing is on a jetty. The summit trail leads to the top of Bartolomé on a wooden foot-bridge and stairs to protect the fragile landscape. The view from the top across Bartolomé, Santiago with Sullivan Bay and the surrounding islands is wonderful. All the secondary cones, lava flows and lava tubes mimick a moon landscape.
We have the ppossibility for Snorkeling around Pinnacle Rock, the famous landmark of Bartolomé.
In the late afternoon we go with the dinghy along the coast to look out for the Galapagos penguins. The penguin lives and nests in the lava tubes of the rocky coast, along where he is also fishing.
AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay
Wet landing on a small white beach made of coral sand. The trail follows the shore vegetation of red mangrove and salt bush. The special prickly pear cactus grows on Genovesa often like a hanging cactus with only soft hairy spines. Under the shore vegetation are nesting the swallow-tailed gulls and in the bushes and trees there are the nests of the red-footed boobies and great frigatebirds. A few Nazca boobies are nesting on the ground. The trail leads along small tidepools up to the cliff with a spectacular view over the caldera. By low tide there are thousands of Galapagos fiddler crabs in the sandy ground
PM: Genovesa: Prince Phillips Steps
Dry landing by the cliff. The Prince Philip’s Steps offer the only possibility to climb the steep basaltic cliff. The following easy trail leads first through a small nesting colony of masked boobies and crosses a low and dense forest of palo santo trees where the red-footed boobies have their nests. Arriving on the edge of the island there are thousands of the small petrels nesting in the crevices and tubes of the fragile lava. They are the favourite food of the short-eared owls. On both sides of the trail there is a big Nazca booby nesting colony.
AM: Santiago: Egas Port
Landmark of Puerto Egas are the tuff formations of the cliffs with the relief structures. The wet landing is on a black beach. The walk with the intertidal life shows during the always changing tide levels an interesting special fauna. Often we can observe lava herons fishing in the isolated tidal pools.
On the whole walk we can see Galapagos sea lions, sally lightfoot crabs and marine iguanas. Depending of the season, there are also a lot of migrant shore birds, living on these rich coasts during wintertime. On the turning point of the trail is the start of a Galapagos fur seal colony. The Galapagos fur seal has found an ideal living space in the crevices and caves of the rocky lava coast.
PM: Rabida Island
Rabida looks red with the lava containing a lot of ferric oxide in the lava. Very special is the red sand of the beach with the saltbush vegetation and the silvery palo santo trees on the slopes. The batch of Rabida had before the last “El Niño) one of the biggest Galapagos sea lion colony. This colony has to recuperate again from the small remainder population. There is a small lagoon behind the zone of saltbush vegetation with (depending of the season) flamingos and white-cheeked pintail ducks.
AM: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
The visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station gives the opportunity to get to known the scientific work taking place in the National Park. Especially the raising programs for the different subspecies of the giant tortoises are very well documented.
It is also a good opportunity to observe the Galapagos tortoises up-close; the symbol of Galapagos. In the Van Straiten Exhibition Hall, there is great documentation about the Galapagos Islands with photos and diagrams. The vegetation on this hike is exuberant green, and a lot of Darwin’s finches are easy to spot.
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.
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.