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3 nights cruising through the Galapagos National Park aboard Xavier, seeing 3 species of boobies and 2 species of frigate birds nesting together at Punta Pitt, snorkelling with rays and sea turtles under the shadow of Kicker Rock, witnessing the towering volcanic cliffs and the dark sand beaches of Santiago island.
Please note, these local payments are not included in the price of this tour.+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)+10.00 USD (Transit Control Card)
Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend four days exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier to reflect on the day’s adventure under a canopy of stars. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms. As one of the region’s largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience—that’s why you won’t be sold onto someone else's ship.
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Get an up-close look at your Galápagos ship, the comfy 16-passenger Xavier III.Learn more
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Fly to San Cristóbal. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit the Tortoise Breeding Centre in the afternoon
Morning landing at Punta Pitt and and islet Pitt. After, we visit Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal Island to observe the sea lions, marine iguanas and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon.
Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galapagos islands, with thick mangroves along with flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations before going to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools.
Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galapagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.
Depart at any time.
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