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Galaxy

Spacious, first class yacht with stunning features and eco-friendly Smart Planet certification.

Overview

Are you looking for a cruise that allows you to connect with the Galapagos Islands on a deeper level while also pampering you with first-class amenities and service? Look no further than the M/C Galaxy I Galapagos cruise. With nine cabins hosting up to 16 guests, this 114-foot ship can be your home for the adventure of a lifetime.

Life On Board

An M/C Galaxy cruise expertly blends comfortable private places for relaxation and rejuvenation with social areas for sunbathing and meeting fellow travelers. From the air-conditioned cabins to a dining room surrounded by panoramic windows, modern-chic décor with rich wood tones and soft neutral hues sets the stage for comfortable sophistication. To make the most of every moment in this unique part of the world, head to the sun deck where you can recline on a lounge chair under a sunroof as you watch sea life, birds, and ever-changing landscapes.

For some fun away from the sun, curl up on a sofa in the living room, play a board game, sign in to the all-new Mydas App for onboard entertainment such as movies, digital books, and educational material on the breathtaking Galapagos Islands. Thanks to a delicious selection of menu and buffet foods, all prepared by an expert chef, mealtimes are a highlight of each day. Local and international cuisine, including vegan and gluten-free options, are sure to delight.

Exciting Excursions

No matter which areas or islands of the Galapagos call to you, the M/C Galaxy provides an itinerary to match your desire. Choose an itinerary along a southern route and spend five days exploring the islands of Floreana, Española, and San Cristobal. To experience the far-flung island of Genovesa, opt for the four-day itinerary along the northern route. Can’t bear to miss a thing? The eight-day western route is a deep dive into the area and includes stops along with Fernandina, Santiago, and Isabela islands.

What can you do during your time in the Galapagos? The eight-member crew and your bilingual guide will provide the perfect balance between relaxation and stimulating activities. The Galapagos Islands rank among the top 10 places to snorkel globally, and you can experience this thrill at Tagus Cove on Isabela Island, Pinnacle Rock on Bartolomé Island, or at Devil’s Crown off Floreana Island. Kayaking offers an adventurous, eco-friendly way to explore the coastlines while getting up close to species such as sea lions. Guided hikes are an excellent opportunity to see and learn about natural selection and species such as land iguanas, giant tortoises, and flightless cormorants. Best of all, the details are taken care of for you, and equipment such as wet suits, snorkels, and paddle-boards are included.

Safety At Sea

Aboard the M/C Galaxy, your safety and comfort are always of the utmost priority. The onboard team strives to create an ecological trip with a small environmental footprint without sacrificing convenience or luxury. The ship is Smart Planet certified and provides eco-friendly amenities in every room. Plus, there are ample survival rafts, lifebuoys, and life jackets, and other safety equipment on board, so you can cruise with complete peace of mind.

Anyone looking for authentic experiences in the most hidden spots within the archipelago will enjoy an M/C Galaxy Galapagos cruise, including those who want to do it all to those looking for a slightly slower pace. With oft-overlooked amenities like private bathrooms with hairdryers, a 24-hour coffee station, and a bar serving all your favorite cocktails, the M/C Galaxy has mastered the details of upscale cruising.

Itineraries & Prices

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4-Day
5-Day
8-Day
8-Day

4 Day / 3 Night - Northern Islands 'E'

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Arrive at Baltra Island. Reception at the airport. Transfer in. Welcome onboard Galaxy Cruise. Welcome, drink, and lunch. 

PM: This islet is located between Baltra Island and North Seymour. Here, we find the largest sea lion colony; it is also possible to observe several species of birds. Enjoy the white sand beach. Hiking. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 4-Day Itinerary Day One - Embarkation.
Location
Baltra - Mosquera
Day
1 / 4

Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island

AM: Wet landing and hiking at Sullivan Bay. All roads and the island are composed of lava flows that are still virtually without erosion, covering an extensive area, including lava pahoehoe or cords, and hornitos. Lava Colonizers. Snacks and refreshing beverages await you. Lunch.  

PM: Dry landing, wet landing for the beach. Activities on this island include walking, swimming, snorkeling, and photography. We will follow a path to the top (114m) where we can observe pioneering plants, such as tiquilia, chamaesyce, and scalesia. The island has been formed by cones and lava pipes where lava once flowed. Following the wet landing at the beach, we will take a path through mangrove swamps and dune vegetation, to the south beach. At the north beach, guests can enjoy swimming and snorkeling. From the top of Bartolome, we will be able to see the islands of Santiago, Rabida, and Isabela. We will see penguins in the Rock Pinnacle. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Two - Hiking Sullivan Bay.
Location
Santiago - Bartolome
Day
2 / 4

Barranco & Darwin Bay

AM: Dry landing, activities: hiking. Also known as Prince Felipe’s stairs. Here, we will take a walk along the Barranco path. During our journey, we will observe tropical birds, petrels, common frigate birds, red-foot boobies, masked boobies, doves, and finches. Return to Galaxy. Lunch  

PM: Wet landing, coral beach, activities for this day: short walks, photography, swimming, snorkeling. Genovesa is a small island in the northern part of the Galapagos. Our landing in Darwin Bay will be wet. Near the beach is a mangrove swamp where we will find a colony of frigate birds, marine iguanas, red-footed boobies and masked boobies, the great terrestrial finch, seagulls, herons, and cactus finches. Following the land visit, our passengers can enjoy a swim in the bay. Snacks and refreshments are available. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Three - Red-Footed Booby Sighting.
Location
Genovesa
Day
3 / 4

Disembarkation

AM: Dry landing. The Interpretation Center is located in the main port. After breakfast, our first visit is to the Interpretation Center of San Cristobal. This modern and sophisticated architectural space was designed for the natural interpretation of the Galapagos. You will learn about the volcanic formation of the islands, the evolution of species, the history of human settlement, and complex systems and management models. 

After your morning excursion, you will be transferred to San Cristobal Airport for your departure flight.

Galaxy’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Four - Disembarkation.
Location
San Cristobal
Day
4 / 4
1 / 4

5 Day / 4 Night - Southern Islands 'A'

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Embarkation

PM: San Cristobal airport. Reception at the airport. Transfer in. Welcome onboard Galaxy Cruise. Welcome, drink, and lunch. 

Panga ride, swimming, and snorkeling at Lobos Island. Here, we can walk, swim and snorkel among the seals, frigate birds, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and the small endemic Galapagos snake.

Galaxy’s 5-Day Itinerary Day One - Embarkation.
Location
San Cristobal - Lobos
Day
1 / 5

Gardner Bay & Suarez Point

AM: Breakfast early in the morning. Our first visit starts with a wet landing at Gardner Bay. Activities during this visit: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, and observation of seal colony. The sea lion is one of the animals that receive a lot of attention from visitors in the Galapagos: they are curious and playful, but at times aggressive; they are nice and loving, but also lazy. We are going to find many of them relaxing on the beach enjoying the sun in Gardner Bay. In addition to observing these fascinating animals, we will be able to swim with sea lions, sea turtles, a diversity of tropical fish, marine iguanas, etc. while snorkeling. We will return to the ship and sail to Gardner and Osborn Islets. Lunch. 

PM: Dry landing at Suarez Point. Activities: Walking, sight-seeing. We recommend athletic shoes, a hat or cap, and sunscreen. There is no color more amazing and outstanding in this tropical desert island than that of the blue-foot boobies. These birds have an impressive form of “greeting,” and it is a real thrill to see their mating dance. The blue-footed booby can be seen on several islands, as nesting grounds and food are located along with several coastal locations. The albatross, an aristocratic bird weighing up to four kilograms, can be observed here. This is one of the largest birds of the islands, with approximately 12,000 couples nesting on Espanola Island and a smaller number nesting on Silver Island, near mainland Ecuador. This species is considered endemic to this island.

During our walk, we will observe these fantastic birds while taking in the beautiful landscapes offered by this island. It is important to note that albatrosses will not be seen between January and March (non-breeding season). We will also see colonies of marine iguanas, masked boobies, finches, Española mockingbirds, and seagulls endemic to the islands. Our walk will be along lava rock, where we will be able to see lava tubes. Red mangroves are found here. Delicious snacks and fresh beverages are waiting for you on the ship. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Two - Blue-Footed Booby Sighting.
Location
Española
Day
2 / 5

Post Office Bay, Cormorant Point & Devil's Crown

AM: Breakfast early in the morning. Our first visit will be a wet landing at Post Office Bay. Activities: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, explanation of the mail system. Mail Bay is located on the north side of Floreana Island. Captain James Colnett installed an empty barrel to be used as a post office for the whaling fleets that stopped at the Galapagos Islands. You can leave postcards to your friends and relatives here and/or pick up mail to deliver. Back at the ship, delicious snacks and beverages await. 

PM: Wet landing, snorkeling, and short trek at Cormorant Point. This point is located on western Floreana Island, and it is famous for its dark green beach (due to a large number of olivine crystals). You can see many marine invertebrates here, as well as sea lions, sea iguanas, frigate birds, and pelicans.  

Activities at Devil's Crown include a panga ride and optional swimming. Enjoy a panga ride around a small island, a satellite islet of Floreana Island. Here, we will find a group of rocks that resemble a crown due to the constant erosion caused by the sea. It is one of the better places to snorkel (shallow diving) in and around the crown. Excellent visibility allows guests to admire a great variety of fish and sea animals. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Three - Panga Ride.
Location
Floreana
Day
3 / 5

Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands

AM: Wet landing at Santa Fe this morning, as we enjoy hiking, swimming, and snorkeling. At 60m above sea level, this central island is a unique place to visit. It has an incredible bay with turquoise water, protected by a natural barrier of rocks. You will see colonies of seals, while hawks fly overhead. This island is home to one of two species of land iguanas found in the Galapagos. Their main food source is the leaves and fruit of the large, thick cacti found here. Crabs, nocturnal herons, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, and land doves are frequently seen. The bay is an excellent place to swim and snorkel. Marine tortoises, rays, sea lions, and tropical fish are an amazing attraction! Snacks and refreshing beverages are waiting for you aboard the ship. Lunch. Navigate to South Plazas Island. 

PM: South Plaza is made up of two small islands created by the uplifting of the land. The land iguanas are smaller here; nesting during the warm season. The hike runs along an extraordinary cliff where seabirds nest. There are approximately 1,000 sea lions located on the south side of Plazas Island. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Four - Swimming with Sea Lions.
Location
Santa Fe & South Plaza
Day
4 / 5

Disembarkation

AM: Breakfast is very early in the morning. Luggage and belongings should be ready for checkout, our last visit, the Charles Darwin Research Station. The Charles Darwin Station is located in the main port on Santa Cruz Island; we will take a private bus to the entrance of the breeding center where we will see tortoises and land iguanas in captivity. This center is the main breeding site on the islands. Animals that were in danger of extinction on various islands are maintained here in captivity. Thanks to the dedicated work of several institutions, some species are being saved. This is where Lonesome George lived, the famous last survivor of the species of giant tortoise found on Pinta Island. 

After your morning excursion, you will be transferred to Baltra Airport for your departure flight.

Galaxy’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Five - Disembarkation.
Location
Santa Cruz - Baltra
Day
5 / 5
1 / 5

8 Day / 7 Night - Western Islands 'D'

itinerary map

Embarkation

PM: Arrival at Baltra Island. This island is known for being inhabited only by military members. This island is home to one of our main airports on the Galapagos. Your guide will be waiting for you upon arrival. Transfer to Santa Cruz Island, crossing the Itabaca Chanel. Then, we take our private bus to Puerto Ayora. Once we arrive at Puerto Ayora, we will go directly to the Galaxy Yacht. After lunch, our first visit is to the Highlands of Santa Cruz, where we will go trekking and will find giant tortoises in their natural habitat, which is an amazing natural spectacle. For this visit, we recommend good walking shoes, long pants, a raincoat, hat, and sunblock. Return to Puerto Ayora. In the evening, there will be a welcome cocktail and a formal presentation of the crew by the captain. There will also be a briefing for the following day. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary D Day One - Embarkation.
Location
Baltra - Santa Cruz
Day
1 / 8

Moreno Point & Elizabeth Bay

AM: Moreno Point is located on the north coast of Isabela Island between Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul Volcanoes. The main attractions at Punta Moreno are coastal lagoons amid black lava flows where there are several species of birds. It has a panoramic view of the three most active volcanoes in the Galapagos: The Sierra Negra, the Cerro Azul, and La Cumbre. Lunch. 

PM: This is one of the island’s breeding sites for penguins. Located along the west coast of Isabela, Elizabeth Point is a marine visitor site. Visit Red Mangrove Cove. Here you will spot brown pelicans, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, and sea lions. Dinner. 

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary D Day Two - Penguin Sighting.
Location
Isabela - Fernandina
Day
2 / 8

Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove

AM: Urbina Bay is located at the base of Alcedo Volcano, between Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove. Wet landing. Trail length is around 3.2km; during this walk, we will observe land iguanas, hawks, and tortoises. It is also possible to see red and blue lobsters. Lunch.

PM: Tagus Cove is located to the west of Darwin Volcano on Isabela Island. While walking, we will find several inscriptions (names of pirates) dating back to the 1800s. From here, we can see Darwin Lake, a saltwater lake with a depth of approximately 9m. It is very common to see a variety of bird species. Dinner.  

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary D Day Three - Galapagos Islands.
Location
Isabela
Day
3 / 8

Espinoza Point & Albemarle Point

AM: Fernandina is the third largest island in the Galapagos and has only one visiting site: Espinoza Point, famous for the large colonies of marine iguanas and the home of the flightless cormorant, the Galapagos penguin, snakes, and more. From Espinoza Point, we can admire the beauty of Fernandina Island and its volcano, which last erupted in May of 2005. Fernandina is the only island that doesn’t have mammals, and the open areas are extremely fragile. January to June is the nesting period of the marine iguana, and as such we take great care while walking here. Return to Galaxy. Lunch.

PM: Albemarle Point is located to the north of Isabela Island. This visiting site is composed of two visiting areas: the first, a mangrove area between lava flows Pahohoe (lava solidified in a wavy or of accordion) and that form coves and channels. This place is ideal for a panga ride. The second point of the visit is the old radar base left by Americans during World War II near the beach.

The marine iguanas of Punta Albermarle and West Isabela are the largest in the Archipelago. It is an ideal place for a panga ride, where you will find non-flying Cormorants, marine iguanas, seabirds, and various marine species. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary D Day Four - Panga Ride.
Location
Isabela - Fernandina
Day
4 / 8

Egas Port, Espumilla Beach & Buccaneer Cove

AM: At Egas Port, we find a beautiful black sand beach; to the south of the beach is Pan de Azucar Volcano, whose volcanic deposits have contributed to the formation of the black sand beach. The crater of this volcano contains a saltwater lake that dries up during hot weather. Between 1928 and 1930, explorations to develop a salt mine were carried out, but it was decided that a mine was not feasible. The workers’ use of endemic woods also damaged the environment and the development was scrapped. Descent down into the salt mine is not allowed. Return to Galaxy. Lunch.

PM: The main attractions this afternoon include Palo Santo wood, the beach, and the stunning landscape; the beach is a very important site for tortoises, as they use it for nesting. At one point, pigs were the main predators of tortoises’ eggs; thus, pigs were eradicated with the creation of the Isabela Project.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary D Day Five - Giant Tortoise.
Location
Santiago
Day
5 / 8

Dragon Hill & Black Turtle Cove

AM: Dragon Hill visitor site is located in the northwestern region of Santa Cruz Island. It consists of a 1,600 m long trail running through 3 different environments. In 1975, it was one of the only places on Santa Cruz Island where healthy land iguanas could be found. That same year, the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Foundation initiated a program to conserve land iguanas. The lagoons found here contain shrimp, the food of choice of the flamingos. During certain times of the year, shrimp are more abundant, and therefore the flamingo population increases. Lunch. 

PM: After lunch, our first visit is to Black Turtle Cove, which is situated in the northern region of Santa Cruz. This bay is surrounded by mangroves and is accessible only by dinghy. The shallow cove is a safe refuge for marine life. Black-tip reef sharks, marine turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary D Day Six - Reef Sharks Sighting.
Location
Santa Cruz
Day
6 / 8

Rabida Island & Chinese Hat Islet

AM: The visitor site, located on the east coast of Rabida Island, consists of a red sand beach, a coastal lagoon behind the beach, and a loop trail approximately 1.1 km in length. The red color of the rocks and sand on the beach is due to the interaction of the very porous volcanic material with environmental factors. Rain, saltwater, and the sea breeze act as oxidizing agents creating a red color. The scenery, arid zone vegetation, and the presence of native and endemic species add to the beauty of this island. Lunch 

PM: A small islet located near the southeast coast of Santiago. It’s shaped like a Chinese hat when seen from afar. It is an island consisting of a cone type 'splatter' that forms the summit and many lava tubes that run down to the coast. On the west side, you can see pillow-type lava formations, which are an indicator that the flows were formed under the sea and have raised upward, and therefore coral heads are found on the lava. This visit provides an excellent opportunity for the interpretation of geological features, such as lava tubes and lava flows. The trail is 700 m (round trip) and the minimum time it takes for this trek is 30 minutes.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary D Day Seven - Rabida Island Excursion.
Location
Rabida - Santiago
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: Dry landing. Seymour was formed by the lifting of volcanic marine lava. Marine fossils dating back to the Pleistocene period are found on this island. In 1932, Captain Alan Hancock and his crew took 72 malnourished land iguanas from Baltra Island to North Seymour Island so that the iguanas could live in better conditions. In 1934, colonists verified that the iguanas were in good condition. The vegetation of North Seymour is bushy and is host to nesting Real Frigate birds of the Galapagos.

After your morning excursion, you will be transferred to Baltra Airport for your departure flight.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary D Day Eight - Disembarkation.
Location
North Seymour - Baltra
Day
8 / 8
1 / 8

8 Day / 7 Night - Northern and Southern Islands 'F' / 'E+A'

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Arrive at Baltra Island. Reception at the airport. Transfer in. Welcome onboard Galaxy Cruise. Welcome, drink, and lunch. 

PM: This islet is located between Baltra Island and North Seymour. Here, we find the largest sea lion colony; it is also possible to observe several species of birds. Enjoy the white sand beach. Hiking. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary F Day One - Embarkation.
Location
Baltra - Mosquera
Day
1 / 8

Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island

AM: Wet landing and hiking at Sullivan Bay. All roads and the island are composed of lava flows that are still virtually without erosion, covering an extensive area, including lava pahoehoe or cords, and hornitos. Lava Colonizers. Snacks and refreshing beverages await you. Lunch.  

PM: Dry landing, wet landing for the beach. Activities on this island include walking, swimming, snorkeling, and photography. We will follow a path to the top (114m) where we can observe pioneering plants, such as tiquilia, chamaesyce, and scalesia. The island has been formed by cones and lava pipes where lava once flowed. Following the wet landing at the beach, we will take a path through mangrove swamps and dune vegetation, to the south beach. At the north beach, guests can enjoy swimming and snorkeling. From the top of Bartolome, we will be able to see the islands of Santiago, Rabida, and Isabela. We will see penguins in the Rock Pinnacle. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary F Day Two - Galapagos Islands.
Location
Santiago - Bartolome
Day
2 / 8

Barranco & Darwin Bay

AM: Dry landing, activities: hiking. Also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. Here, we will take a walk along the Barranco path. During our journey, we will observe tropical birds, petrels, common frigate birds, red-foot boobies, masked boobies, doves, and finches. Return to Galaxy. Lunch  

PM: Wet landing, coral beach, activities for this day: short walks, photography, swimming, snorkeling. Genovesa is a small island in the northern part of the Galapagos. Our landing in Darwin Bay will be wet. Near the beach is a mangrove swamp where we will find a colony of frigate birds, marine iguanas, red-footed boobies and masked boobies, the great terrestrial finch, seagulls, herons, and cactus finches. Following the land visit, our passengers can enjoy a swim in the bay. Snacks and refreshments are available. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary F Day Three - Frigate Bird.
Location
Genovesa
Day
3 / 8

Interpretation Center & Lobos Island

AM: Dry landing. The Interpretation Center is located in the main port. After breakfast, our first visit is to the Interpretation Center of San Cristobal. This modern and sophisticated architectural space was designed for the natural interpretation of the Galapagos. You will learn about the volcanic formation of the islands, the evolution of species, the history of human settlement, and complex systems and management models. 

PM: Panga ride, swimming, and snorkeling at Lobos Island. Here, we can walk, swim and snorkel among the seals, frigate birds, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and the small endemic Galapagos snake.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary F Day Four - Panga Ride.
Location
San Cristobal - Lobos
Day
4 / 8

Gardner Bay & Suarez Point

AM: Breakfast early in the morning. Our first visit starts with a wet landing at Gardner Bay. Activities during this visit: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, and observation of seal colony. The sea lion is one of the animals that receive a lot of attention from visitors in the Galapagos: they are curious and playful, but at times aggressive; they are nice and loving, but also lazy. We are going to find many of them relaxing on the beach enjoying the sun in Gardner Bay. In addition to observing these fascinating animals, we will be able to swim with sea lions, sea turtles, a diversity of tropical fish, marine iguanas, etc. while snorkeling. We will return to the ship and sail to Gardner and Osborn Islets. Lunch. 

PM: Dry landing at Suarez Point. Activities: Walking, sight-seeing. We recommend athletic shoes, a hat or cap, and sunscreen. There is no color more amazing and outstanding in this tropical desert island than that of the blue-foot boobies. These birds have an impressive form of “greeting,” and it is a real thrill to see their mating dance. The blue-footed booby can be seen on several islands, as nesting grounds and food are located along with several coastal locations. The albatross, an aristocratic bird weighing up to four kilograms, can be observed here. This is one of the largest birds of the islands, with approximately 12,000 couples nesting on Espanola Island and a smaller number nesting on Silver Island, near mainland Ecuador. This species is considered endemic to this island.

During our walk, we will observe these fantastic birds while taking in the beautiful landscapes offered by this island. It is important to note that albatrosses will not be seen between January and March (non-breeding season). We will also see colonies of marine iguanas, masked boobies, finches, Española mockingbirds, and seagulls endemic to the islands. Our walk will be along lava rock, where we will be able to see lava tubes. Red mangroves are found here. Delicious snacks and fresh beverages are waiting for you on the ship. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary F Day Five - Tropical Fish Sighting.
Location
Española
Day
5 / 8

Post Office Bay, Cormorant Point & Devil's Crown

AM: Breakfast early in the morning. Our first visit will be a wet landing at Post Office Bay. Activities: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, explanation of the mail system. Mail Bay is located on the north side of Floreana Island. Captain James Colnett installed an empty barrel to be used as a post office for the whaling fleets that stopped at the Galapagos Islands. You can leave postcards to your friends and relatives here and/or pick up mail to deliver. Back at the ship, delicious snacks and beverages await. 

PM: Wet landing, snorkeling, and short trek at Cormorant Point. This point is located on western Floreana Island, and it is famous for its dark green beach (due to a large number of olivine crystals). You can see many marine invertebrates here, as well as sea lions, sea iguanas, frigate birds, and pelicans.  

Activities at Devil's Crown include a panga ride and optional swimming. Enjoy a panga ride around a small island, a satellite islet of Floreana Island. Here, we will find a group of rocks that resemble a crown due to the constant erosion caused by the sea. It is one of the better places to snorkel (shallow diving) in and around the crown. Excellent visibility allows guests to admire a great variety of fish and sea animals. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary F Day Six - Galapagos Cruise Experience.
Location
Floreana
Day
6 / 8

Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands

AM: Wet landing at Santa Fe this morning, as we enjoy hiking, swimming, and snorkeling. At 60m above sea level, this central island is a unique place to visit. It has an incredible bay with turquoise water, protected by a natural barrier of rocks. You will see colonies of seals, while hawks fly overhead. This island is home to one of two species of land iguanas found in the Galapagos. Their main food source is the leaves and fruit of the large, thick cacti found here. Crabs, nocturnal herons, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, and land doves are frequently seen. The bay is an excellent place to swim and snorkel. Marine tortoises, rays, sea lions, and tropical fish are an amazing attraction! Snacks and refreshing beverages are waiting for you aboard the ship. Lunch. Navigate to South Plazas Island. 

PM: South Plaza is made up of two small islands created by the uplifting of the land. The land iguanas are smaller here; nesting during the warm season. The hike runs along an extraordinary cliff where seabirds nest. There are approximately 1,000 sea lions located on the south side of Plazas Island. Dinner.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary F Day Seven - Land Iguana Sighting.
Location
Santa Fe & South Plaza
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: Breakfast is very early in the morning. Luggage and belongings should be ready for checkout, our last visit, the Charles Darwin Research Station. The Charles Darwin Station is located in the main port on Santa Cruz Island; we will take a private bus to the entrance of the breeding center where we will see tortoises and land iguanas in captivity. This center is the main breeding site on the islands. Animals that were in danger of extinction on various islands are maintained here in captivity. Thanks to the dedicated work of several institutions, some species are being saved. This is where Lonesome George lived, the famous last survivor of the species of giant tortoise found on Pinta Island. 

After your morning excursion, you will be transferred to Baltra Airport for your departure flight.

Galaxy’s 8-Day Itinerary F Day Eight - Disembarkation.
Location
Santa Cruz - Baltra
Day
8 / 8
1 / 8

Accommodations

Social Areas

Sun Deck
Entrance
Lounge
Observation Deck
Dining Room
Bar and Lounge
Tropical drinks on a table on a sun deck
The door to the main deck
Indoor lounge
Lounge chairs on a deck
Table at the Dining Room
Bar and sitting area

Suites & Cabins

Galaxy's Lower Deck Stateroom Cabin - Twin. Galaxy's Lower Deck Stateroom Cabin. Galaxy's Lower Deck Stateroom Cabin - Bathroom. Galaxy's Lower Deck Stateroom Cabin - Double. Galaxy's Lower Deck Stateroom Cabin. Galaxy's Lower Deck Stateroom Cabin.

Lower / Main Deck Stateroom

Guests
2
Size
13 m² / 139 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

The suite features an array of entertainment from WIFI/internet services, DVD, Blu-Ray, and an iPod dock. It also has private access to an outdoor lounge and private ensuite facilities equipped with all the essential amenities to ensure you have a relaxing shower.

Galaxy's Upper Deck Stateroom - Triple. Galaxy's Upper Deck Stateroom - Triple. Galaxy's Upper Deck Stateroom - Triple. Galaxy's Upper Deck Stateroom - Twin. Galaxy's Upper Deck Stateroom - Double. Galaxy's Upper Deck Stateroom - Honeymoon. Galaxy's Upper Deck Stateroom - Bathroom. Galaxy's Upper Deck Stateroom - Bathroom. Galaxy's Upper Deck Stateroom - Twin. Galaxy's Upper Deck Stateroom - Honeymoon.

Upper Deck Stateroom

Guests
2
Size
15 m² / 161 ft²
Beds
King / Twin

Guests can relax and unwind as they enjoy the majestic scenery. Guests will also find a DVD/ Blu-Ray player, a Bose SoundDock, and HD TV to keep them entertained in their rooms. The suite comes with private bathrooms equipped with amenities for guests’ convenience.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

detailed deck plan

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Lecture room
  • Kosher Meals

Equipment

  • Snorkeling gear
  • Wetsuits
  • Stand up paddleboard
  • Kayaks / Canoes
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details