Experience Nature as you have never experienced before in the Galapagos and will never experience again in any other yacht charter location in the world. The Galapagos are very special. On this yacht charter itinerary, it is all about Nature up close, as is only possible in the Galapagos.
Blue Footed Boobies
Fly from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) arriving in Baltra to board your yacht. Enjoy a light lunch and refreshments as the yacht slowly navigates around the Daphne Islets. Enjoy watching various tropical bird species before arriving at Playa de Las Bachas; home to a Flamingo lagoon and beautiful Pink Flamingos. Take a walk or jump in the water for a swim and a snorkel. Anchor overnight.
Genovesa/Darwin Bay After breakfast, head ashore to visit Bahia Darwin for a nature walk to see various colonies of birds. After lunch take a swim or a tender ride to Barranco for a walk with your Naturalist for more bird watching. The Galapagos is a bird watching paradise with unique indigenous species and many migratory species stopping in on their way hither and yon. Enjoy dinner on board. Anchor overnight.
Santiago Island/Bartolome Island. Wake early for a swim before heading ashore to visit Puerto Egas with your Naturalist to visit the grottos where Fur Seal colonies live. After lunch, cruise to the island of Bartolome heading ashore for a walk to the top of the island. Take a tender ride around the Tower to enjoy the Galapagos Penguins. Have a late afternoon swim or snorkel, and perhaps the Penguins will join in to frolic. Relax with dinner on board. Anchor overnight.
Galapagos Beautiful Water
San Cruz Island/Charles Darwin Station/Highlands If wanted, a trip can be arranged to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to see native forests and the twin volcanic craters. Return to the port walking through the little town, perhaps shopping for local handicrafts. Return back on board for lunch, and then head ashore to visit the National Park and the Charles Darwin Station to enjoy the interpretive center. Have dinner ashore or on board. Overnight.
Plazas Island/Santa Fe Island After breakfast, head ashore to the island of Plaza Sur, where the shores are littered with lazy sea lions, that you can virtually step over on your walk. After lunch cruise to Santa Fe Island to visit the cactus forest inhabited by land iguanas native to Santa Fe Island.
Espanola Island After breakfast, take the tender ashore to visit Gardner Bay for a walk with your Naturalist along the beach. After lunch cruise to Punta Suare and take the tender ashore to walk along lava beds where various colonies of marine birds are living, including the Albatross (May – December).
Floreana Island After breakfast visit Point Cormorant for a short walk to the Flamingo Lagoon following along to the beach called “La Picona”. These are the spawning grounds of the marine turtle. Enjoy a swim or a snorkel before lunch. Cruise around to Mailbox Bay, where the oldest postal system in the world is located. Dinner on board. Overnight.
Galapagos Ancient Lava Flow Tunnels
North Seymour Have your final breakfast on board before heading ashore for a walk on the beach with your Naturalist to visit various colonies of birds, marine iguanas, and sea lions. Return to your yacht to cruise back to Baltra to disembark.
With 35 years of experience in crewed yacht charter as both a yacht charter broker and yacht charter crew as Chef, Missy Johnston has a wealth of knowledge, most gained from personal experience on which she draws for every blog written. Missy has traveled and cruised extensively in many of the worldwide yacht charter destinations, providing excellent first-hand knowledge and the opportunity to take photos in many off the track locations to include in all her blogs and itineraries. And, of course, extensive cruising and time spent as yacht crew gives Missy terrific knowledge about what constitutes comfortable cruising and how to create the best charter experience and itinerary possible taking into consideration wind, weather, currents and tides. Having been a charter chef, Missy understands your onboard cuisine needs and can help guide you in completing your provisioning information for the best onboard charter cuisine.