Deluxe Galapagos Western Islands Cruise Expedition Ship Voyage

Deluxe Galapagos Western Islands Cruise Expedition Ship Voyage

Day 1:Baltra Airport & Mosquera Islet

Departure from Quito/Guayaquil to Baltra island (2 1/2 hours flight). Our natural guides pick up passengers at the airport and take them to the bus stop to board the M/V Galapagos Legend.

Mosquera Islet

Wet Landing, Mosquera Islet can be found between North Seymour Island and Baltra Island. The island is flat and sandy with a large colony sea lions. This is a great spot to see shorebirds like lava gulls and herons. The islet is undeveloped and visitors can freely enjoy its open space. The majority of the island is covered in sand and barren volcanic rock. The sand is not suitable for growing sesuvium por Tulacastrum plants.

Day 2:Santiago Island: Egas Port & Rabida Island

Santiago Island: Egas Port

Wet landing. Egas Port, a volcanic sand beach of black color, was visited by Darwin in 1835. The trail's first section is made of volcanic ash, which is eroded tuff. The second half is uneven volcanic basaltic rock terrain. Santiago shore's unique and strikingly layered terrain is home to many animals, including the yellow-crowned nightheon. You can easily see colonies of endemic fur sealings in volcanic rock pools.

Day 3:Isabela Island: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove

Urbina Bay

Urbina Bay: Wet landing (might prove difficult due to tides) To see giant tortoises, land Iguanas and an unusual flightless cormorant, you will need to go to Urbina Bay. A short walk inland will bring you to snorkeling, where you can swim with sea turtles and sea lions. Urbina Bay is home to many different plants, each with a different range of flowers. This attracts different insects, birds and reptiles. The island's highlight is the coral reef, which was created by the 1954 seismic activity. Here you can see Alcedo Volcano. Whale watching is possible from Urbina to Tagus Cove during May-December.

Tagus Cove

We have a dry landing at Tagus Cove. Now we are on Galapagos largest island, where we will learn more about the eruptions of the fivevolcanoes. This trail takes you to Darwin's saltwater crater lake, with spectacular views of volcanic formations and lava fields. The same route will take us back to Darwin's salt-water crater lake. We will enjoy a dinghy ride along the shoreline, which is home to a wide variety of marine wildlife. We will also see terns and flightless cormorants. Depending on the season, we may also be able to admire the Galapagos Penguins, the only species of penguin that lives in the tropics. There are approximately 2,000 penguins living on the islands. Others live further south. You will be able to snorkel in deep waters. The curious reminder of a fascinating past is Graffiti, which is believed to be left behind by 19th-century pirates.

Day 4:Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point & Isabela Island: Vicente Roca

Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point

Espinosa Point offers a panoramic view of Isabela Island and Bolivar Channel. This area is home to some of the most diverse endemic marine fauna in the Galapagos. The largest and most primitive-looking marine Iguanas can be seen here, mingling alongside sea lions or Sally light foot crawls. Fernandina offers a rare opportunity to see flightless cormorants nesting at Galapagos penguins' nesting sites and the Galapagos Hawk, which is the "King of predators" on the islands. The majority of Fernandina terrain is covered by AA and Pa-hoehoe lava formations. In the inland, vegetation is sparse with very few brachycereus-cacti. Mangroves can be found at the beaches.

Isabela Island: Vicente Roca

Deep-water snorkeling is possible at the Bolivar Channel in Vicente Roca Point, one of the most beautiful marine havens on Earth. We can access the coast by water and take a dinghy along the coast to see a wide variety of coastal birds, including Nazca and blue-footed Bobies, brown pelicans and penguins. This area of the Galapagos is a great place to deep-snorkel.

Day 5:Santa Cruz Island: Highlands

Dry landing. Galapagos' mountains offer a variety of bird species, including tree and ground finches,...vermillion flycatchers and yellow warblers. Cattle egrets can also be seen (usually standing on the tortoises shell). You can see the diversity of ecosystems on the island from the road to the reserve. It is a great way to experience it all. From the coast, the road winds through the agricultural zone to reach dense and humid forests. You may also see Galapagos Giant Tortoises wandering in the paddocks and often seen along the road. This is an ideal spot for birdwatchers, as almost all land birds on the island live or migrate here.

Transfer to the airport to catch your flight home to the Mainland.

Cruise includes

  • All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide
  • Accommodation in twin/double cabin with private facilities
  • Cruise Fuel Surcharge
  • All meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea
  • Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel) & sea-kayaks
  • Transfers within the islands on cruise dates as per itinerary
  • Personalized 24/7 assistance during tour.

Cruise does not include

  • Airfare to/from Galapagos from/to Mainland Ecuador (to be added)
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$100 per person (in cash only upon arrival)
  • Galapagos Migration Card US$20 in cash per person (at Mainland’s Airport)
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, and tips
  • All sized Wet-suits for rent on board
  • Travel, medical & cancelation Insurance and any services on Mainland
  • Other services not specified in the program.


  • Hike around volcanic lands surrounded by untamed wildlife like Marine Iguanas and Flightless Cormorant.
  • See the famous Galapagos Tortoises in semi-wild state at an important Breeding Center in the Highlands of Santa Cruz.
  • Be greeted by small and lovable Galapagos Penguins.
  • Take pleasure on small groups excursions (16 pax) on every location visited.
  • Enjoy the comfort of your cabin or suite on board the ship with personalized services and complimentary services to make your journey far more enjoyable.

Galapagos Legend