Galaxy Galapagos Cruise

One of the finest cruise options in the Galapagos Islands; Galaxy Galapagos Cruise has a remarkable record of satisfied guests due its excellent service on board, which starts with a well-trained and friendly crew that is permanently working to make each cruise a unforgettable experience, the comfort is guaranteed in its 8 double cabins equipped with all the facilities and amenities of a first class vessel, all the activities on board are planned in detailed to satisfy the most demanding guest.

Galaxy Galapagos Cruise has 9 comfortable double cabins for 16 travelers, each cabin offers private facilities: private bathrooms, cold/hot water; air conditioned, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, safe box, the sundeck offers a spacious area to enjoy the Galapagos landscapes, dinner area, lounge, bar and small library.

Galaxy Galapagos Rates

Main/upper deck cabin$2.019,00
Lower deck cabin$1.931,00

Galaxy Galapagos cruise Highlights

  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Animal watching
  • Excellent customer service
  • Privilege Itineraries
  • Comfortable Cabins

Galaxy Cruise Technical Specifications

  • Type: First class steel – hulled motor yacht
  • Construction: Guayaquil 2006 – 2007
  • Length: 35 m
  • Beam: 7.60 m
  • Draft: 1.80 m
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Crew: 9 members + 1 bilingual guide
  • Cruising speed: 12 knots
  • Engines: 2 Caterpilar Motors 440 HP
  • Water capacity: 4.000 gallons
  • Diesel capacity: 6.000 gallons
  • Electric power: 110V and 220V

 

Galaxy Galapagos cruise Deck Plan

Galaxy cruise additional Itineraries

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONGalapagos Islands (Baltra Island)
DEPARTURE TIMETo be determined
RETURN TIMEAt proper time for Galapagos returning flight
WEARShort sleeve shirts, Long sleeve shirts, Lightweight long pants, Shorts, Sweatshirt, Light rain jacket or poncho, Socks Bathing suits, Wide brimmed hat.
INCLUDED
Transfers in Galapagos
Accommodation in double cabin
All meals during the cruise
Professional Bilingual Guide level II
Visits & Excursions according itinerary
Snorkel Gear (mask, tube and fins) – Tips
Purify water, coffee and tea available during the cruise
NOT INCLUDEDIsabela dock Tax applies
Soft & alcoholic Drinks
Local flight to/from Galapagos
Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
Transit card
Tips
Services not indicated

 

 

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DAY 1 SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND

San Cristobal airport. Reception at airport. Transfer IN. Welcome on board Galaxy Cruise. Welcome drink and lunch
PM: Lobos island / kicked rock
Panga Ride, swimmingand snorkeling. Description of the place: this place is the habitat of seals, frigates, finches, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and the small endemic Galapagos snake. Here, we can swim and snorkeling in the same place. Leon Dormido: This is formed by two rocks of approximately 148m above sea level named thus by its similitude with a lion we will pass between both rocks but we will not disembark because is not possible to do it.

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DAY 2 ESPAÑOLA ISLAND

AM: Gardner bay /gardner islet/osborn islet

Breakfast early in the morning. Our first visit: BAHIA GARDNER: wet landing, activities for this visit: short walking, swimming, snorkeling, and observation of seals colony.
The sea lion is one of the animals in Galapagos which gets the total attention of the visitors in the Galapagos: they are curious and playful, but at times aggressive; they are nice and loving, but also lazy. In Gardner Bay, we are going to find many of them relaxing in the beach enjoying of the sun. Snorkeling in the area where we will be able to swim with them, besides you observe these fascinating animals, we will swim with the sea turtles, diversity of tropical fish, marine iguanas etc. We will return to the ship, to sail toward the following island. Lunch.

PM: Suarez point

Dry landing, activities that were carried out in this place: walking; recommendable clothes: sports shoes, hat, cap, solar lotion. There is not color more amazing and outstanding in this tropical desert island that the blue-foot boobies; they have an impressive form to “greeting” and it is a real spectacle to see the ritualistic parade of the entourage. In several islands we can admire this bird due to that nests and feed are located in diverse places close to the coast. In this place we will be able to observe the Albatross with a weight from three to four kilograms and an importance of more than two meters, this creature of aristocratic aspect is one of the largest birds of the islands. Around twelve thousand couples have their nests in the Española Island (some few in the Silver Island near of main land Ecuador). This specie is considered endemic from this island during our walking we will be able to observe these fantastic birds, we will be part of the beautiful and only landscapes that offers this island. Important Note: Albatross will be not possible to see between January and March. Also we will observe colonies of marine iguanas, zayapas, mask boobies, finches, Española cucuves, and seagulls unique of the island. Our walking will be for lava rock path where we will be able to admire the hollow blowers. The vegetation of this island is of red mangrove. Delicious Snacks and fresh beverages expect for you.

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DAY 3 FLOREANA ISLAND

AM: Post office bay

Breakfast early in the morning. Our first visit will be POST OFFICE (Mail Bay): Wet landing. Activities in this place: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, review of the mail. Description of the Place: it is situated to the north of Floreana Island. The Post Office Bay name is because of Capitan James Colnett installed an empty Ron barrel, to use it as post office for the whaling fleets that frequented for a long time the Galapagos Islands. You can send some postcards from here to your friends and relatives or interchange letter to deliver in their destiny. Return. Delicious snacks and beverages will be expecting for you and lunch

PM: Cormorant point/devil’s crown

Wet landing, snorkeling and short trekking. This point is located at west of Floreana Island and it is famous to has a dark green beach due to the great quantity of olivine crystals. You can see many marine invertebrates, as well as also sea lions, sea iguanas, the frigates and pelicans. Second visit: DEVIL´S CROWN: Activities in this place: panga ride and optional swimming. Panga ride around of a small island, this place was a satellite islet of the island Floreana. Here, we will find a group of rocks that seem to a crown, due to the constant erosion caused by the sea. It is one of the better places to do snorkeling (superficial diving) in the interior and around of the crown, excellent visibility to admire a great variety of fishes and sea animals.

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DAY 4 SANTA FE ISLAND

AM : Santa Fe

Wet landing, activities for this day: hiking, swimming and snorkeling. Description of this place: With 24 Km2 and 60 meters of height above sea level, it is an almost central island that has a unique place of visit: an incredible bay with turquoise water protected by a natural barrier of rocks and from you can appreciate colonies of seals and hawks flying over. It is home of one of the two species of land iguanas that have the islands, their main food are the leaves and fruits of the large and thick cactus. Crabs, nocturnal herons, marine iguanas, cucuves and land doves are seen frequently. The Bay is excellent place to swim and to do snorkeling. Marine Tortoises, rays, sea lions and tropical fishes are an amazing attraction! Snacks and refreshing beverages expect for you on board. Lunch. Navigation toward South Plazas Island.

PM: South Plazas

Are two small islands, created by land uplift where land iguanas are known to be smaller; they nest during warm time. The hike goes along an extraordinary cliff where sea birds nest.
Approximately, in this Island there are 1000 sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki)and they are located in south side of Plazas

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DAY 5 SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

AM : Charles Darwin Station

We take our breakfast very early in the morning. Our luggage and all your belongings should be list to check out in the ship, our last visit: ESTACION CHARLES DARWIN.
Charles Darwin Station is located in the Main Port of Santa Cruz Island, we will take our private bus that take us to the entrance of the center of breeding where we go to appreciate tortoises and land iguanas in captivity, this center is the main site of breeding of the islands. Animals that were in danger of extinction in the different islands are maintained in captivity and thanks at dedicated work of several institutions some species are saving, here was where the most famous tortoise “the Solitary George” the last survivor of the species of Pinta Island lived. Transfer Out.

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.

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5 based on 1 review
June 8, 2017

The cruise was fantastic, the Galapagos Islands are truly a unique place and the staff on board made our experience even more outstanding.

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