M/Y Galapagos Legend: 7 Nights Cruise


Departure: Monday or Thursday
Return:Monday or Thursday

Day 1 – Monday

Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra airport. Passenger will be received at the airport by our guides and then taken to the pier to join the M/V Galapagos Legend.

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After wet landing guests will encounter a small colony of sea lions, hike for 1 hour In this site is possible to observe flamingos. A walk will take the visitors to the other side of the island, on the way back possibilities for snorkeling with the sea lions on turquoise water.

Day 2 - Tuesday

Santa Cruz (Dragon Hill or Venice) Early in the morning after a wet landing, passengers walk to a hypersalinic lagoon behind the beach. Observers report, no very often, a high number of Pink Flamingos.
The trail then leads up to Dragon Hill, which offers a beautiful view of the bay,.This area is a nesting site for a big number of reintroduced Land Iguanas, again thanks to the Charles Darwin Research Station.There is also a bizarre Scalesia tree forest.. Passengers will have the option to make a panga ride in Venice islet and observe the vegetation and marine animals like: spotted eagle rays and golden rays, mullets, sharks and sea turtles which rest in calm waters of the coves and channels. Land iguanas are often been observed from the panga. Floreana (Cormorant Point)

Day 3 - Wednesday

Española (Suarez Point)
Travelers will enjoy a dry landing at Suarez Point. Upon landing visitors will learn more about the lava terrain while crossing the inactive lava fields.

Aside from the sea lion colony this is one of the most important sites for bird watching. As soon as visitors out foot on this island many species can be spotted and observed closely. Among the many species, the hooded mocking bird and red billed tropic bird can be seen. Travelers will also spot a large colony of marine iguana, lava lizards, and colorful sally light foot crabs.
After a short trek visitors encounter colonies of masked and blue-footed boobies.

Day 4 - Thursday

North Seymour
After a dry landing guests will encounter swallow tailed gulls and sea lions. This site is also known for being a major nesting colony of blue footed boobies, and the largest colony of the magnificent frigate bird. (a different species from the great frigate bird).

Travelers will also spot both endemic species of iguanas, the marine iguanas and land iguanas. Passengers will enjoy this relaxed hike around the nesting sites. vDay 5 - Friday

Urbina Bay (Isabela)
After a wet landing at, passengers will go toward the fossil beach and then to the coral area, on the way and depending of the season will be possible to observe many endemic organisms like: giant tortoises, land iguanas and flightless cormorants. After the walk we will have time for snorkeling.

Fernandina (Espinosa Point)
After a dry landing at Espinosa Point, passengers will see the biggest marine iguanas mingling with sally-light foot crabs. They will also enjoy the flightless cormorants nesting sites, the Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks, and sea lions. Among the flora and volcanic formations observers will note brachycereus cactus, and two kinds of lava formations "pa-hoe-hoe" lava and "AA".

Day 6 - Saturday

Santiago (Egas Port)
Visit the dark sand beach at Egas Port during a wet landing. Most of the landscape is tuff-stone layers and lava flows, the surrounding area is good for spotting and observing hunting herons, great blue herons, lava herons, oyster catchers, and the yellow crowned night heron.

Day 7 - Sunday

Santa Cruz (Charles Darwin Station)
Travelers will have the chance to investigate the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora, staffed with international scientists conducting biological research and conservation projects. Here you can also admire giant tortoises that are par t of the breeding program.

Travelers can also admire the impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest and many land birds. The visit to the station takes around 40 minutes. After this visit, passengers will have some free time to walk around town and shop for souvenirs.

Santa Cruz (Highlands)
One of the options is to cross the highlands of Santa Cruz. Passengers will visit Cerro Chato. In this visit, you'll be able to observe the famous giant tortoises that gave the name to these islands.

Day 8 - Monday

Santa Cruz (Bachas Beach) Wet landing at Bachas beach which is located at north coastline of Santa Cruz Island.
Here you will be encountered by different sea birds, marine iguanas, sea turtles, and passengers would have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in this white sand beach. Passengers Disembarking.
Return to the Galapagos Legend, check out and transfer to the airport Return flight to Quito through Guayaquil. Rábida (Jervis)

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20 Superior
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25 Junior Suite
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3 Superior Interior
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4 Legend Suite
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5 Galapagos Balcony
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