The Galapagos New Flamingo yacht is a fine cruise choice for adventures with limited budget but who wish to explore the Galapagos Islands in a cozy environment; the cruise capacity is for 12 passengers who will be accommodated on 6 double cabins with bunk beds and all the necessary facilities as air conditioning and of course private bathroom with cold and hot water.

Year of construction:1994
Rebuilt:2013
Type:Tourist Motor Yacht
Length:50 feet
Beam:14 feet
Capacity:10 passengers
Accommodation:5 double cabins with private bathroom, hot water, and centralized air conditioner.
On BoardSun deck, kitchen, dining area
Max Speed:9 knots
Crew:4 and 1 bilingual naturalist guide
Safety & Navigation:Rafts and fire safety. Navigation Meets DIRNEA permits and licenses (Gye)

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONGalapagos
DEPARTURE TIMETo be determined
RETURN TIMEAt proper time 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
Accommodation on board based on double cabins
Meals (menu type) on board
Water, coffee and tea
All visits to the Islands accompanied by a naturalist guide bilingual English – Spanish
NOT INCLUDEDAir ticket to Galapagos
Snorkeling Gear
Entrance to the Galapagos National Park: US $ 100 per person
Transit Control Card “TCT”
Bottled beverages and alcoholic drinks
Personal expenses and tips, $165 high season supplement (July-August-November-December)

 

 

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DAY 1: BALTRA AIRPORT – SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS

This morning our Guide will be waiting for you at Baltra Airport in order to welcome you and take
to the yacht that will be anchored nearby the dock. On your arrival you must pay USD 100 for entry to Galapagos National Park.
We are going to start journeying across Santa Cruz into the highlands. Visitors will enjoy the island’s variety of life and geology. Beginning at the coast, the road departs from Puerto Ayora climbing through the agricultural lands and into the mist covered forests. Santa Cruz possesses all of the various life zones present in the Archipelago. As you travel through these zones birders are enchanted. Whether it’s the bright red feathers of a vermillion flycatcher or one of Darwin’s Finch almost every bird present in the islands can be found here.
Also we will make a stop at El Chato, which is a giant Galapagos tortoise reserve, this open space of forest and trees is dedicated to the care and conservation of these animals, in this place we will see turtles in their natural state.
Meals Included: Lunch – Dinner

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DAY 2: DEVIL’S CROWN – CORMORANT POINT (AM) / MIRADOR DE LA BARONESA – POST OFFICE BAY

At the beginning of this morning we will visit Devil’s Crown, this underwater crater formation was once a fully submerged volcano. Subsequent eruptions and the powerful ocean have eroded the cone into a jagged ring of black lava spires rising from the sea floor. The area’s sharp drop-off and strong currents attract fish of all sizes, making for great scuba diving and some of the best snorkeling in the islands.
Sharks are perhaps the biggest attraction of this place and the probability of seeing the elegant creatures is high-both white-tipped reef sharks and hammerheads frequent the area and swimming with parrotfish, sea lions, marine iguanas, surgeon fish, and triggerfish is also quite likely.
Our second visit will be Cormorant Point, this place have more colorful view: glistening green stones, red mangroves, gray hills, pink flamingos, white sand, and blue water. Visitors arrive on a wet landing at the northern end of the island, on a beach littered with thousands of tiny green crystals. A short walk inland leads to one of the largest flamingo lagoons in the Galápagos. The rare cutleaf daisy, a flower that grows nowhere else in the world, can be seen here as well.
In the afternoon passengers will visit Post Office Bay, this fantastic place has a story which says that In 1793, a British whaling captain erected a post office barrel on the quiet bay of the then-uninhabited island. For years, this barrel was the only postal facility for hundreds of miles. Whaling ships from around the world left their letters in the barrel and picked up those that they could deliver during their travels. Although the first barrel is now long gone, the tradition is maintained by the island’s thousands of visitors each year, who arrive via a wet landing at a mahogony beach on Floreana’s northern shore.
Mirador de la Baronesa is a vista point on the northside of Floreana. It is a basaltic rock formation between Cormorant Point and Post Office Bay. It is a good place for understanding the mangroves. The red mangrove is characterized by a hanging elongated fruit, which in reality is a new daughter plant that grows from the parent plant, a rarity in the plant kingdom.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

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DAY 3: SUAREZ POINT (AM) / OSBORN ISLET – GARDNER ISLET – GARDNER BAY

In this morning after breakfast we will visit Suarez Point that is located on the west coast of the Española Island, the oldest island of the archipelago, with about five million years old. In this place can be seen as a subspecies of iguanas with red and green colors of the Spanish endemic. Furthermore, this is the only place in the world where albatross nest.
After lunch we will visit Osborn Islet, this spot is near Española and is a great place to observe sea lions, parrot fish, butterfly fish, coral and possible red-lipped bat fish.
Our next stop will be Gardner Islet that is lined with vertical cliffs that drop to sandy ledges and large boulders. Snorkelling here you will encounter the smallest of the Galapagos garden eels, snake eels, blackspot morays, Galapagos pufferfish, scorpionfish, and red-lipped batfish. The area has an abundance of fish including schools of snappers, creolefish, king angelfish, butterflyfish, jacks, large pufferfish and a variety of sea urchins and sea stars.
Finally we will visit the beautiful white sandy beaches at Gardner Bay, which are great places for swimming and relaxing. The rocks off the coast provide excellent snorkelling opportunities, with reef sharks, turtles and many species of tropical fish, including surgeon and angelfish, often seen. The small white-tipped reef sharks are also often spotted resting under the rocks.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

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DAY 4: INTERPRETATION CENTER (AM) / LEON DORMIDO

In this morning we will visit the Interpretation Center, located in San Cristobal Island. The center was donated by the Spanish government and inaugurated by the Prince of Spain in 1998. This place focuses on the interaction between humans and the process of the “natural history laboratory”, demonstrating that a harmonious relation between human beings and nature is possible.
Our last visit for this day will be Leon Dormido, that is a super rock located in the middle of the Galapagos Islands sea. Great spot for kayaking and diving because under the sea the nearly crystal waters offer a brilliant show of colorful tropical fish and invertebrates. This gigantic rock raises 500 feet straight from the ocean. This Galapagos landscape has become a favorite sight due to the many tropicbirds, frigates and boobies that fill the surroundings.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

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DAY 5: SANTA FE (AM) – CARRION POINT

This day we will start our visits with Santa Fe that is one of the most beautiful and sheltered bays in the archipelago, and some of the best snorkeling places for swimming with sea lions and for a glimpse of the Galapagos White-tipped Shark and a sea turtle. After a wet landing you will walk up to a nearby cliff to see the land iguanas through an area of Opuntia Cactus. Other animals present are the Galapagos Hawk, owls, Frigates, Pelicans, Manta Rays and mockingbirds.
In the afternoon, after lunch, a short boat ride us to Carrion Point offers the opportunity for easy snorkeling to see a variety of fish, rays and possibly the harmless white tip reef sharks and swimming around a shallow and protected cove.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

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DAY 6: NORTH SEYMOUR (AM) / BLACK TURTLE COVE

We will start this day with North Seymour that is a small island near to Baltra. It was formed by uplift of a submarine lava formation. The whole island is covered with low, bushy vegetation. It is home to a large population of blue-footed boobies and swallow-tailed gulls. It hosts one of the largest populations of frigatebirds. The island has a flat profile with cliffs only a few meters from the shoreline, where swallowtail gulls and tropicbirds sit perched in ledges. A tiny forest of silver-grey Palo Santo trees stand just above the landing, usually without leaves, waiting for rain to bring them into bloom. The island is teeming with life. Flocks of pelicans and swallow-tailed gulls feed off shore, and seasonally, Nazca boobies can also be seen.
After lunch we will visit Black Turtle Cove that is situated in the northern part of Santa Cruz. This place is a nursery for many sharks and rays. It is also a great location to observe mating sea turtles, the site takes its name for the black sea turtles that mate in these calm waters. There are large groups of resting white-tip reef sharks, schools of golden rays and spotted eagle rays, and a few juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks and black-tip sharks.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

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DAY 7: CERRO DRAGÓN (AM) / BALLENA BAY – EDÉN ISLAND

In this day we will visit Cerro Dragón. It is one of the best places in the islands to see the land iguanas and several species of birds. These miniature dragons roam around the sun-scorched, boulder-strewn island, nipping away contentedly at the fruits and flowers of their favorite food, the Opuntia Cacti. The site consists of a trail in a sort of lasso shape, a trail leads inland to the hill, up and around the hill, and then back out to the beach. The path is one of the longer ones in Galapagos Islands where passengers will have a great view. In the trail you can see Palo Santo trees and cacti forest. Also there is a saltwater lagoon where lucky visitors may see Pintail Ducks or Flamingos.
In the afternoon we will visit Ballena Bay that is located in the west coast of Santa Cruz Island. In this place you can enjoy a beach that contains a large amount of olivine crystals, which are originating from volcanic materials. Near to the beach there are traces of pottery, it is reflects the ancient human settlements. In this place there is a path that allows the ascent to the top, where you can see a spectacular landscape of the islets and islands located to the west. Here we will see the Galápagos Hawk and giant tortoises.
The Eden Islet is a complementary site located to 1.47 m to the north, which is accessible by kayak or panga ride.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

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DAY 8: CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION – BALTRA AIRPORT


In this day we will visit Charles Darwin Research Station that is located just outside of Puerto Ayora on the Santa Cruz Island. It is the working Galapagos based branch of the international, non-profit Charles Darwin Foundation. The Station works closely with the Galapagos National Park Service protecting the Marine Reserve. All visitors learn about natural history, issues concerning the islands, and see the tortoise breeding and some land iguanas.
The Darwin Station primarily a scientific operation to better protect and maintain this precious area. The information is also published in scientific journals, reports, and interpretive displays for visitors and becomes part of the environmental education process. The site also works providing environmental education to communities and schools within the islands, and to tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands.
Finally our Guide will take passengers to Baltra Airport in order to take their flight back.
Meals included: Breakfast

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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DAY 1: BALTRA AIRPORT – SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS

This morning our Guide will be waiting for you at Baltra Airport in order to welcome you and take to the yacht that will be anchored nearby the dock. On your arrival you must pay USD 100 for entry to Galapagos National Park.
We are going to start journeying across Santa Cruz into the highlands. Visitors will enjoy the island’s variety of life and geology. Beginning at the coast, the road departs from Puerto Ayora climbing through the agricultural lands and into the mist covered forests. Santa Cruz possesses all of the various life zones present in the archipelago. As you travel through these zones birders are enchanted. Whether it’s the bright red feathers of a vermillion flycatcher or one of Darwin’s Finch almost every bird present in the islands can be found here.
Also we will make a stop at El Chato, which is a giant Galapagos tortoise reserve, this open space of forest and trees is dedicated to the care and conservation of these animals, in this place we will see turtles in their natural state.
Meals Included: Lunch – Dinner

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DAY 2: CERRO BRUJO (AM) / PITT POINT – PITT ISLET


In this day we are going to start with Cerro Brujo, it is located in San Cristóbal, this place forms several cliffs where often marine birds are observed. At the moment the site counts on a footpath for the geologic interpretation where you can observe species of flora like escalencias, cactus, mangle red and mangle white, as well as own species of humedales, real tero, patillos, chortilejo, marine iguanas among others.
After lunch we will visit Pitt Point, it is situated on the north-eastern tip of the island, hosts frigatebirds, storm petrels, and all three types of Booby Birds: the Nazca, Blue-footed and Red-footed Boobies. A steep trail goes up a cliff and through a ravine leading visitors to an area with an abundance of birds. This site is also great for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Pitt Islet is a place for nesting of several species of marine birds and an ideal site for the practice of the snorkel activity.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
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DAY 3: SOUTH PLAZAS (AM) / MOSQUERA


In this day we will visit The Plazas Islands that are twin islands located off the east coast of Santa Cruz. North Plaza is closed due to scientific research and South Plaza is the visitor site. South Plaza begins with a dry landing. The rocky trail circumnavigates the island displaying the combination of dry and coastal vegetation zone. The island is home to enormous prickly pear cactus and the endemic succulent sesuvian. This place has one of the largest populations of land and marine iguanas living along the coast. As the walk continues along the sea cliffs swallow-tailed gulls, frigate birds, Audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, brown pelicans, blue-footed and masked boobies are frequently seen. Beneath along the shore a colony of bachelor sea lions can be seen.
In the afternoon we will visit Mosquera, this island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Created by Geological uplift the island has a flat look to it rather than the conical shape of the volcanically formed islands. This place is ideal for snorkeling, strolling on the beach, and enjoying the animal life such us Boobies, Sea Lions, Brown Pelicans, Tropical fish.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
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DAY 4: DAPHNE MAYOR (AM) / BACHAS BEACH

In this day we will visit Daphne Major, it is a volcanic island that consists of a tuff crater, devoid of trees, whose rim rises 120 metres above the sea. It is a place where thousands of birds can be seen soaring overhead such as Darwin’s finches, Galápagos Martins, Blue-footed Booby, Nazca Booby, Short-eared Owls, Red-billed Tropicbirds and Frigatebirds. Some of them nest in the cliffs around the little vegetation that occurs on the islands slopes and near the crater rim.
After lunch we will visit Bachas Beach. It is an amazing place where their crystalline waters will invite us to swim or to relax in the sun. It is the most important beach for the animation of the marine turtles, flamingos, patillos, teros real and migratory birds.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

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DAY 5: SULLIVAN BAY – BARTOLOME

In this day we will visit Sullivan Bay, it is located on the east coast of Santiago Island. The view has a particular lava flow solidified into a mostly ropey appearance, which is locally known as Pahoehoe Lava. Also, we will see lava bubbles, where volcanic gases in the flow escaped. Although the flow is recent soil seemingly absent, already pioneer plants like Mollugo established themselves among the lava rocks. In this spot Sally Lightfoot crabs and marine iguanas abound, which adapted a black color and are well camouflaged but when crabs reach adulthood, they become bright – red and easily seen among the black lava shores.
After lunch we will visit Bartolome, it is a volcanic islet just off the east coast of Santiago Island. It is one of the “younger” islands in the archipelago and offers some of the most beautiful landscapes. The island consists of an extinct volcano and a variety of red, orange, green, and glistening black volcanic formations. In this place you may swim and snorkel around Pinnacle Rock; the underwater world there is really impressive. You can snorkel with penguins, marine turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, and other tropical fish. The bay is also an excellent place to go swimming.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

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DAY 6: ESPUMILLA BEACH – BUCCANEERS COVE – PUERTO EGAS


In this morning we will visit Espumilla Beach, it is located at the north end of Puerto Egas. A wet landing on the large coffee-colored sand beach. We take a short walk through a mangrove forest normally inhabited by the Common Stilt. Sea Turtles visit these place to nest. Beyond the mangroves is a brackish lagoon where flocks of Pink Flamingos and White Cheeked Pintails can be seen as well as a variety of Galapagos Finches or a Vermilion Fly Catcher.
Our second visit will be Buccaneers Cove, this place served as a safe haven for pirates, sailors and whalers during the 18th and 19th century. Anchoring in the protected bay they were able to make much needed repairs to their ships while other men went a shore to stock up on salt, tortoises, fresh water and firewood. The cove is very scenic with steep cliffs made of tuff formations and the dark reddish-purple sand beach. This dramatic landscape is made all the more impressive by the hundreds of seabirds perched atop the cliffs. Two of the more recognizable rock formations are known as the “monk” and “elephant rock”.
In the afternoon we will visit Puerto Egas, it is located to the northwest of the Santiago Island. It is one of the few places in Galápagos where “Wolves of double hair” can be appreciated. We began with a slight long walk throughout the beach. In this place we have the opportunity to view some of the Galapagos Island’s best tide pools as well as sponges, snails, hermit crabs, barnacles and fish including the endemic four-eyed blenny. The walk also presents visitors with a variety of shore birds, marine iguanas, sally light foot crabs and sea lions.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
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DAY 7: RABIDA – SOMBRERO CHINO

In this day we will visit Rabida Island, also called Jervis Island. In this place we have the opportunity to see a lot of species of birds, like nine varieties of pinzones, hawks of Galápagos and brown pelicans. The footpath begins throughout the red sand beach and continues towards the top of a hill where you will be able to appreciate the landscape of around. Other species we will see are Ducks of white cheeks, marine lions, snorkeling, red beaches, salt water lagoon, Palo Santo trees.
In the afternoon we will visit Sombrero Chino. It is a small island that seems a Chinese hat. Located just in the Southeastern of Santiago. This place is fantastic to snorkel, you will be able to see penguins, hawks of Galápagos, marine iguanas and a lot of variety of fishes. There is a volcano in cone form that is appraised better from the north, where also you will find a great community of marine sealions.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

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DAY 8: CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION – BALTRA AIRPORT

This day we will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station that is located in the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, a ten minute walk from the Center.
It is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galapagos Islands since 1959. This place conducts and facilitates research in the Galapagos Islands and the Galapagos Marine Resources Reserve of Ecuador. You’ll learn first hand of the conservation and research efforts in the Galapagos Islands. We take a little walk when we will see the tortoise hatchlings and breeding programs which are saving several races of tortoises from extinction. This could be the opportunity to see the giant Galapagos tortoises.
Finally our Guide will take passengers to Baltra Airport in order to take their flight back.
Meals included: Breakfast

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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