New Flamingo Yacht nicely accommodates 10 passengers in double rooms with bunk beds. Passengers enjoy the intimate setting of a small boat with comfortable common areas. It offers an ample sun deck an..
Island Hopping Inner
- 7 nights accommodation in a cabin on New Flamingo as per itinerary
- 7x breakfast, 7x lunch, 7x dinner
- Naturalist bilingual (English-Spanish) permanent guide on boat for excursions
- Bus transfer to/from Airport
- Snacks after visits
- Water, tea, coffee on the boat
- INGALA Transit Card (USD 20)
- Snorkeling gear (mask, tube, fins): 5 days USD 15, 8 days USD 25
- Galapagos National Park fee (USD 100 per person)
Optional (Available upon request)
- Flights starting from USD 520
- Single Cabin Supplement: 80% on top of normal rate
- Special Itinerary Supplement: 10% over the rate
- 5- 4 day cruise program
- Extension: Island Hopping program
- Extension: accommodation in hotel at Puerto Ayora / San Cristobal
Baltra Airport – Santa Cruz Island
Landscape of Santa Cruz
Head out onto the Pacific Ocean to one of the world's most fascinating corners, the remote Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, famously known for their crucial role in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. You will reach these equally beautiful and fascinating islands via a flight from Quito / Guayaquil and land on the islands' main airport on Baltra Island. At this former strategic point of the Second World War, both tourists and colonists arrive for their stay in the Galapagos. Upon your arrival, your naturalist English speaking guide will assist you and transfer with you by bus to the nearby dock. From here, you'll embark on your home for the next days, the charmingly sturdy and reliable New Flamingo Motor Yacht. After a friendly welcome aboard and a briefing you will start your adventures right away with a trip to Highlands after lunch. The highlands of Santa Cruz are a deep green, contrasting beautifully with much of the dry, lower islands. The dominant vegetation in the highlands is the Scalesia trees, creating the lush green color. The lava tubes, over half a mile long, are underground and walking through them is a unique, surreal experience. After this first relaxing outing, you return to the yacht for a delicious dinner and your briefing for the next day.
Floreana Island Galapagos Science
Floreana Island: Devil’s Crown. One of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos, this volcanic crater has been eroded by the waves leaving the northern and southern sides poking out of the water. The coral reef in the middle is perfect for attracting marine life. Snorkelers enjoy the variety of marine life and exciting currents that rush through the crown, creating an exhilarating experience. Cormorant Point This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts, White-cheeked Pintails can also be seen. The beaches on this island are distinct: The “Green Beach” named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and the “Four Sand Beach” composed of white coral. Baroness’ Observatory This site shows a breath-taking view of La Lobería and the inland features of Floreana: Post Office Bay A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.
Española Island Wildlife of the Islets
Suarez Point: This area is great for spotting Blue-footed Boobies, albatrosses and Nazca Boobies. A beautiful site on the ocean front, the large Waved Albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air. This site presents wonderful photograph opportunities. Gardner Bay, on the eastern side of the island, is the breeding site of nearly all of the world´s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. It has an ample white sandy beach with a myriad of sea lions, perfect for relaxing. Its rocky shores make this site a great place for diving and snorkeling. Osborn Islet. This small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.
San Cristobal Island
Coral sand beaches & Wildlife
San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center was opened in 1998 as a phase of the project “Interpretation and Environment Education Project.” Visitors enjoy expositions on natural history, human history, and conservation. The conservation efforts represent the movement to protect the wildlife and natural environment through means of population and tourist control. Kicker Rock: This striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the ocean divided by a small channel. Although there are no landing areas, kayaking and scuba diving allow visitors to spot a variety of marine life: Isla Lobos The name of this island means ¨Sea Lion Island¨. This appropriately named island is ripe with noisy, frolicking, jolly sea lions who will welcome you to their home with open, well, fins. This island also offers great snorkeling opportunities as well as the chance to see Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies.
Santa Fé Island – Santa Cruz Island Cactus and iguanas
Santa Fe (Barrington) is home to the small picturesque bay and anchorage on the island’s northeast coast. The bay has two visitor trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint atop a cliff, and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest. Santa Cruz Island: Carrion Point lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks.
North Seymour Island –
Santa Cruz Island Magnificent birds and wildlife
North Seymour Island: Galapagos Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies and magnificent Frigatebirds are abundant on North Seymour Island. The island was formed by a series of submarine lavas containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone. Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove is situated in the northern part of Santa Cruz. This inlet is surrounded by mangroves and is only accessible by dinghy. The shallow cove is a safe haven for young marine life. Blacktip and whiten tip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here.
Santa Cruz Island Into the nature
Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill a hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Santa Cruz Island: Whale Bay is the site of one of the oldest of the island. The beach contains a large amount of olivine crystals, the same that originate from volcanic materials. The crystals were formed when the magma was still underground. The content is magnesium, iron and silica. In this place there existed a small population of tortoises from the island Pinzón, that were probably taken by whalers or the ancient inhabitants of the place.
Santa Cruz Island – Baltra Airport Galapagos Science
Charles Darwin Station is an organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos. After this visit, your trip ends with a transport back to the airport, from where you'll leave this exotic corner of the world behind.