5 Day Galapagos Cruise: Your Ultimate Guide to Adventure and Wildlife

5 Day Galapagos Cruise: Your Ultimate Guide to Adventure and Wildlife

The Galapagos Islands, situated in Ecuador, provide an awe-inspiring adventure for those fascinated by diverse wildlife and landscapes. This distinctive destination is perfect for creating lasting memories of close encounters with nature. Through a meticulously planned 5-day Galapagos cruise, you can fully immerse yourself in the archipelago's pristine beauty, witnessing volcanic scenery, crystal-clear waters, and a remarkable variety of flora and fauna. From the historic engravings at Tagus Cove on Isabela Island to the stunning views of the Alcedo Volcano, the Galapagos offers a unique experience tailored for both passionate explorers and wildlife enthusiasts.

These thoughtfully crafted itineraries include visits to renowned sites like Espinosa Point on Fernandina Island, Puerto Egas on Santiago Island, and North Seymour Island, providing ample opportunities to encounter a diverse range of wildlife. By choosing a Galapagos cruise, you not only explore the exotic life on land but also delve into the rich underwater world, offering unforgettable snorkeling experiences that allow you to forge a deeper connection with the enchanting magic of the Galapagos.

Key Takeaways

  • Set sail on a 5-day Galapagos cruise for an unmatched wildlife encounter.
  • Explore iconic destinations such as Tagus Cove and Espinosa Point for unforgettable adventures.
  • Dive into the underwater realm with snorkeling opportunities at stunning locations like Vicente Roca Point.

Full Itinerary

Day by day

Day 1 : Baltra Island | Embarking | Bachas Beach
  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Upon reaching Baltra Island, you'll be greeted by your guide and transferred to the Monserrat. From there, set sail for Bachas Beach. Begin your Galapagos exploration, witnessing frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies, and sea lions. Take a leisurely swim in the pristine waters of Bachas Beach, known as a nesting ground for green turtles. Activities for the day include hiking and snorkeling.

Day 2 : Tagus Cove | Urbina Bay
  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Embark on a voyage to the secluded western area of the Galapagos, exploring Tagus Cove and Urbina Bay on Isabela Island. Encounter flightless cormorants, penguins, giant tortoises, and breathtaking landscapes. Delight in exceptional snorkeling opportunities. Activities for the day include hiking, kayaking, panga rides, snorkeling, and standup paddleboarding.

Baltra | Galapagos Islands
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Caleta Tagus | Galapagos Islands
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Playa Espumilla | White Cheeked Pintails | Galapagos Islands
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Includes

Accommodation in double cabin.
Fuel Surcharge.
All activities and excursions as depicted in the itineraries in company of a bilingual naturalist guide.
Snorkeling equipment.
Kayak
Wetsuits
Stand up Paddle Board
Cooking and cocktail lessons.
Internet
All meals on board.
Purified water, tea, coffee
Non – alcoholic beverages
Selected menu premium wines, beer and cocktails
Laundry service
Mini bar consumption
Butler service

Does not include

Air ticket to and from Galapagos.
Gratuities to guides and crew.
Personals expenses.
Alcoholic drinks not included in menu selection
Travel insurance.

Dates & Prices

Embark on an unforgettable 5-day Galapagos cruise aboard the luxurious Hermes Catamaran. This ultra-luxury vessel accommodates 20 passengers in 14 elegant suites, each equipped with private balconies, mini-bars, walk-in closets, and Jacuzzis. Onboard amenities include butler service, a cruise director, a salon, a fitness center, and a boutique hotel-like ambiance. The Hermes Catamaran provides top-notch service, delivering an all-inclusive, National Geographic-style experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the extraordinary Galapagos wildlife.
Pricing for this 5-day cruise on the Hermes luxury catamaran is variable, so it's recommended to check the available dates and prices for the latest information.

Child Discount

Children under 12 qualify for a 15% discount when traveling with two adults, with the possibility of additional discounts on Galapagos flight fares and entrance fees. For further details, contacting the travel agent is advised.
In addition to the child discount, the package includes a range of services and amenities:

Included:

  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners
  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • Ground transportation and listed activities
  • Access to a 24/7 emergency line while traveling
  • Snorkeling gear and wetsuits onboard
  • Bilingual naturalist guide
  • Kayaking gear
  • Pre-departure services and in-country assistance
  • Shore excursions, swimming, and snorkeling
  • Coffee, tea, and water
  • Baggage handling and transfers in the Galapagos

Excluded:

  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Flight costs
  • Additional excursions
  • Fuel surcharges
  • Galapagos park entrance fees ($100 for adults, $50 for children below 12)
  • Internal flights within Ecuador
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Hamam spa service
Considering the comprehensive benefits, this package offers great value for families seeking an enjoyable and hassle-free vacation experience.

When to Go

Choosing the ideal travel period ensures a pleasant experience with minimal environmental impact.

Inquire

For a well-planned trip to the Galapagos Islands, consulting with Galapagos travel experts is essential. Opting for the Hermes luxury catamaran guarantees an exceptional level of comfort and service.

Key Features:
  • Spacious cabins with private balconies
  • Large social areas, including a sun deck and Jacuzzi
  • Fine dining with gourmet cuisine
  • Knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • Hamam spa

Popular Activities:

  • Snorkeling with colorful marine life
  • Hiking through unique landscapes
  • Wildlife encounters with giant tortoises and endemic species
  • Sea kayaking and stand-up paddle excursions
When inquiring about a Galapagos trip, communicate your preferences and needs to your travel expert, trusting their experience to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Galapagos Islands.

Frequently Asked Questions

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From $8,195.00 per person