Galápagos Land & Sea - Central & East Islands aboard the Xavier III
Galápagos Land & Sea – Central & East Islands aboard the Xavier III
Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Explore the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. Giant tortoises, sea lions and island birds are in abundance here, and you’ll have the chance to spot them all in visits to Santiago Island, Punta Pitt, and Cerro Brujo, and many more fascinating locales. In the evenings, return to the Xavier to reflect on the day’s adventure under a canopy of stars. Finish off with a night on Santa Cruz island for some beach time and to see tortoises in the wild.
One night on Santa Cruz, three nights cruising through the Galápagos National Park aboard the Xavier, visit to see the giant tortoises, watching three species of boobies and two species of frigatebirds nesting together at Punta Pitt, snorkelling with rays and sea turtles in the shadow of Kicker Rock, witnessing the towering volcanic cliffs and the dark-sand beaches of Santiago island.
Hotel (3 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (3 nts).
Galápagos National Park Service guide while in the islands. Local G Adventures representative in Quito.
Group Size Notes
Max 16, avg 12
6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (3 nts). All meals aboard the Xavier. Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide. Overnight on Santa Cruz. Snorkelling at Kicker Rock and La Loberia. Charles Darwin Research Station visit (Santa Cruz). Academy Bay Tour. Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities. Internal flights. Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits while aboard Xavier.
Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Punta Pitt/Kicker Rock