This ten-day adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the incredible wildlife and scenery of the Galápagos Islands but prefer to sleep on shore – so your time on the water is limited to commuting between islands. Go ashore at the lesser-visited island of Isabela and spend your days with playful sea lions, giant manta rays, and the Galápagos giant tortoise. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time – and optional activities abound.
Highlights: Encounter incredible wildlife, snorkel and swim with sea turtles and manta rays, race a bike downhill in San Cristóbal, search for whitetip reef sharks in "Shark Alley", hike the Sierra Negra Volcano, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station
Voyage Galapagos - Western Islands (EV10HA)
Climb aboard the comfortable Daphne (G3), for eight days of in depth exploration of the western islands of the Galápagos. You'll witness a nesting site for the flightless cormorant on Isabela Island, hike the Sierra Negra volcano and catch great views amidst the largest colony of marine iguanas on Fernandina Island, the youngest in the archipelago. With air-conditioned cabins—all featuring private baths and views to the ocean—and included snorkelling equipment, this will be a trip you'll never forget.
Highlights: Cruise the Galápagos National Park abord the Daphne, snorkel with sea lions and search for sea turtles in secluded bays, hike the Sierra Negra Volcano—the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos, explore costal lagoons and black lava flows while searching for unique bird life, land on the seldom-visited Fernandina island—home to some of the most diverse wildlife and vegetation in the Galápagos