One of the best small ships sailing in the Galapagos Islands: M/V Eclipse
The Eclipse is an upscale expedition vessel that offers unparalleled levels of comfort and service. Large enough to travel the Pacific in comfort and safety, small enough to dock at remote ports and negotiate inter-island landings with agility, the Eclipse is the perfect size for an expedition-style adventure and the choice for travelers who prefer the intimate, comfortable atmosphere and attentive service of a smaller boutique vessel to a larger cruise ship. She features outstanding open-air spaces, comfortable cabins, and spectacular al fresco dining.

Rates

8 days – 7 nights
AcommodationLow seasonRegular season
Deluxe Staterooms6,424.006,750.00
Superior Staterooms6,072.006,390.00
Staterooms5,544.005,850.00
Standard Staterooms5,280.005,580.00
Single Staterooms5,456.005,760.00
6 days – 5 nights
AcommodationLow seasonRegular season
Deluxe Staterooms5,544.005,850.00
Superior Staterooms5,192.005,490.00
Staterooms4,752.004,950.00
Standard Staterooms4,576.004,770.00
Single Staterooms4,752.004,950.00

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
All shore excursions with English speaking guides
All meals while onboard
All soft drinks and juices onboard (no virgin cocktails)
Welcome cocktail
Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment & 3mm “shorty” wet suits
Kayaks
Sharing transfer between the airport in Baltra and the dock upon arrival & departure on Saturday
Sharing transfer between Puerto Ayora and the airport in Baltra upon departure on Thursday VIP lounge at the airport in Baltra on outgoing flights
Sharing transfers between the following hotels and the airport for flights to / from Galapagos: Quito: Marriott, Swissotel, Casa Gangotena and Plaza Grande Guayaquil: Oro Verde, Hilton, Wyndham and Hampton Inn
Sharing transfers are only provided upon previous confirmation exclusively for our operational cruise dates (Sat and Thu) using our Avianca flights AV 1633, 1634, 1635
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR GUESTS IN OUR DELUXE STATEROOMS
Complimentary one-time stocked minibar & snacks
Complimentary access to 200 MB Satellite Internet per cabin (only in public areas, can be intermittent) NEW Bluetooth audio streaming system in cabin
NOT INCLUDED
Air tickets to and from the Galapagos Islands (All air tickets for our cruises on board the MV Eclipse must be issued through M/Y Eclipse)
Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee $100 per adult / $50 per child under 12 years
Tourist Transit Card TCT $20 per person (adults and children)
Guide and crew gratuities
Alcoholic beverages
Satelite Internet in social areas (except Deluxe Staterooms)
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DAY 1

Arrive at Balta Island Upon arrival at Baltra airport, you will clear immigration and be met by your guide, who will escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor. A motorized dinghy will then transfer you to the M/V Eclipse, where the captain and crew will welcome you aboard.

North Seymour Island North Seymour is a perfect introduction to the Galapagos Islands. Although the island is characterized by arid vegetation, fauna abounds and you will soon find yourself surrounded by sea lions, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, frigatebirds and more.

Difficulty level: Moderate

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DAY 2

South Plaza Island South Plaza Island is home to a large opuntia cactus forest, land iguanas and one of the largest sea lion colonies in the central region of the archipelago. You will also be able to see Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and other kinds of sea birds, as well as different types of finches.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Santa Fe Island During the hike you will see some of Santa Fe’s endemic species, including the Galapagos hawk, the Galapagos snake, various finches and the Galapagos mockingbird. Playful sea lions usually join swimmers and kayakers during beach time.

Difficulty level: Moderate

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DAY 3

San Cristobal Island – Pitt Point Pitt Point is located on the eastern tip of San Cristobal Island. You will hike up to a plateau where the view and landscape are so spectacular it is definitely worth the effort. The power hike is followed by kayaking, snorkeling or a dinghy ride.

Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult

San Cristobal Island – Cerro Brujo In addition to the magnificent scenery, there is wonderful swimming and a dinghy ride at this visitor site. Cerro Brujo’s spectacular beach is home to a large colony of sea lions, and it is famous for being the first place in the archipelago that Charles Darwin visited.

Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

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DAY 4

Floreana Island – Post Office Bay & Baroness’ Viewing Point Post Office Bay is home to a unique “post office” inspired by 18th century pirates and buccaneers who used a wooden barrel as an unofficial mailbox. The tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home. The Baroness’ Viewing Point is the ideal place to take in the unique scenery that defines Floreana.

Difficulty level: Easy

Floreana Island – Champion Islet & Cormorant Point After snorkeling at Champion Islet, you will visit Cormorant Point, where there is a beautiful lagoon that is home to flamingos, stilts and pintail ducks. A great site for bird-watching.

Difficulty level: Easy

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DAY 5

Isabela Island – Elizabeth Bay Elizabeth Bay is one of the furthest points of the Galapagos that we will visit on our cruise. We will enter a sheltered cove that is only accessible by dinghy – a wonderful mangrove ecosystem that is a refuge for sea turtles, rays and herons.

Difficulty level: Easy

Isabela Island – Moreno Point Moreno Point, which is southwest of Elizabeth Bay, is famous for its large population of seabirds. You’ll be able to get close to them on a dinghy ride along the cliffs of the island, or on a hike through lava rock that leads to tide pools and mangroves teeming with life. You will also have time for snorkeling.

Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult

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DAY 6

Santa Cruz Island – Puerto Ayora & Highlands On your visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station you will gain insight into the extensive efforts underway to preserve the Galapagos Islands. You will also encounter the famous Galapagos tortoises that are the islands’ namesake. After the visit we will drive to the lush highlands of Santa Cruz to search for giant tortoises in their natural surroundings. In the afternoon you will have free time for shopping or mingling with the locals, or you can simply relax on board.

Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

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DAY 7

Española Island – Gardner Bay Gardner Bay offers the chance to enjoy a pristine white sandy beach. In addition to being a nesting site for sea turtles, it is home to one of the most important colonies of sea lions in the archipelago. Activities include swimming snorkeling and kayaking.

Difficulty level: Easy

Española Island – Punta Suarez Punta Suarez is home to large populations of Nazca and blue-footed boobies, as well as the beautiful waved albatross (seasonally). The 10,000 to 12,000 pairs of albatross on Española represent the entire population of this species on the planet. They perform one of the most spectacular courtship rituals of the animal world.

Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult

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DAY 8

Mosquera Islet This tiny islet is home to a huge population of sea lions, as well as many shorebirds. Keep your eyes peeled, as there are occasional reports of dolphins and orcas around Mosquera.

Difficulty level: Easy

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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