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East Galapagos Islands Exploration

Starts: Quito, Ecuador
Finishes: Quito, Ecuador

Visit: Quito, Bellavista, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, El Progreso, Puerto Ayora, Seymour, Quito

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Yachting

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Enjoy exotic and abundant wildlife and classic Galpagos siteswithout the crowdsas we island hop through the Galpagos Archipelago on a deluxe 12- to 16-passenger yacht. Equipped with a fleet of tandem kayaks, days are spent paddling with sea turtles and observing marine- and bird-life, swimming with friendly sea lions and snorkeling in the warm equatorial waters of the Galpagos.

Additional highlights include hiking on the islands, whale and dolphin watching from an extended bow and relaxing in the Upper Deck Lounge. In addition to 7 nights aboard our deluxe yacht, our trip also includes two nights near Quito International Airport in Ecuador and a full day and night on the Island of Santa Cruz where we see Galpagos tortoises in the wild and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station before enjoying an evening in Puerto Ayora.

Cruising the Galpagos Archipelago is the ultimate way to see these incredible enchanted islands. Island hopping on a luxury yacht, moored each night in a different location, our permit allows us to experience the best the Galpagos has to offer. Our relatively small ship allows us to easily access places the bigger ships may not venture and our group size is far more intimate, allowing us to spend time observing the wildlife and enjoying the active nature of our vacation rather than loading and unloading from a cruise ship.

Days are spent bobbing with blue-footed boobies, swimming nose-to-nose with friendly and playful sea lions, snorkeling and kayaking with sea turtles and observing breath-taking marine, bird and wildlife. Evenings offer time to lounge aboard our private vessel while savoring delightful regional cuisine prepared fresh daily.

Enjoy exotic and abundant wildlife and unique, scenic locationswithout the crowdsas we cruise through Ecuadors volcanic Galpagos Archipelago on a 90 foot long deluxe yacht.

Highlights

    • Cruise the Galpagos Islands aboard a deluxe 90-ft yacht
    • Kayak amidst sea turtles and observe myriad bird-life
    • Snorkel & swim with friendly sea lions and penguins
    • Visit the Charles Darwin Center and view Galpagos tortoises in the wild
    • Whale and dolphin watch from an extended bow of the yacht

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 166797
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Quito, Ecuador
Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 11 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Fully crewed luxury yacht with English-speaking Ecuadorian park naturalist
  • 3 nights lodging (based on double occupancy): 2 nights near Quito Int’l Airport and 1 night in Puerto Ayora
  • 7 nights on a deluxe yacht (based on double occupancy)
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Draft beer while on the yacht
  • All activities and equipment as outlined in the itinerary
  • Snorkel gear (you may prefer to bring your own, wetsuit not included)
  • International airport transfers: for arrivals going to our hotel only and departures from our hotel to the airport only
  • 27-oz Klean Kanteen water bottle

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $6,499 ($591/day)

Deposit:

$1000 per person for bookings made 190 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 190 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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Ecuador Quito, Baltra, Santa Cruz, Gardner Bay, Española Island, San Cristobal Island, Punta Pitt, Santa Fe Island, South Plaza, Darwin Bay, Prince Philip’S Steps, Genovesa Island, Sullivan Bay, Bartolomé, Rábida Island, Sombrero Chino
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Jeff 

We provided a well organized trip to the Galapagos Islands. First class accomodations, transportation, ship, crew, guides, food, and iternary. Highly recommand this trip.

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Marji 

From the moment we landed in the Galapagos Islands until we headed back to Ecuador/USA, our Galapagos Explorer trip was was all we had hoped and more. The sights and activities were well planned and made the best use of our time. We did so much~hiking, snorkeling, learning, relaxing, kayaking, taking photos and more photos~from sunrise to sunset, we were enchanted. The yacht, Reina Silva, was the perfect size for our small group and the crew took excellent care of us. Our accommodations were clean and comfortable, with plenty of hot water at the end of an active day for a hot shower. The food was a plentiful and varied and all delicious! Our National Park naturalist, Fabian, was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic~we always looked forward to his talks and our interactions while hiking or snorkeling. He had a good command of the English language so we always understood what he was saying and he had a great sense of humor! The Galapagos Islands are a special place and we came away with a greater appreciation for the importance of this unique and beautiful spot on earth.

Tour Operator

OARS

Since 1969 O.A.R.S. has been setting the unforgettable standard in rafting, sea kayaking and hiking adventures, with destinations & unparalleled experiences on the most legendary rivers, coastlines & mountains in the world – from California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Arizona’s Grand Canyon to the opulent gorges of Fiji and the Galapagos Islands, O.A.R.S. specializes in first-class adventures throughout Western North America, South America and the South Pacific.

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the “Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S. trips have been honored as “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler.

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