1. Finest Day Cruises In The Galápagos Islands
  2. Finest Day Cruises In The Galápagos Islands
  3. Finest Day Cruises In The Galápagos Islands

Finest Day Cruises In The Galápagos Islands

Spend more time discovering the beauty of Galápagos Islands aboard the 74 feet Windrose Sunseeker Manhattan Power Mega Yacht for up to 16 person. Rate as low as $380 per day. Rate: • Full Day: $380 Includes: • Pick up: Hotel-yacht-hotel • Language: Bilingual expert naturalist guide • Lunch on board • Snacks and soft drinks • Snorkeling gear (mask, tube and fins) Not Included: • Extra soft and alcoholic drinks • Tips and extra services. What You Cam Expect: Enjoy the islands’ wildlife and activities by day and relaxing in your hotel at night. With us, you can explore two islands in one day. Never before could visitors hope to see so many Galapagos Islands wildlife icons and so many changing and magical landscapes in such a short space of time. Monday & Friday: North Seymour & Bachas islands North Seymour Island is regarded as a true highlight of any Galapagos travel itinerary. It’s easily reached from the north side of Santa Cruz Island and the Itabaca Channel, with a wealth of wildlife encounters in store. This rocky island is home to one the most impressive colonies of different species of animals in the archipelago. While exploring, we encounter Great frigate birds which spend hours handing nesting materials to each other during courtship. We also find blue footed boobies cleaning the ground and transporting some twigs here and there, but never actually constructing a nest. The area where these birds lay their eggs is marked instead by a simple ring of white guano. As we explore the shoreline, we cross a wide expanse of sand which is home to nests or black marine iguanas. Some of the islands' finest waves pound a boulder beach nearby – young sea-lions often body-surf here. Looking west, the two Daphne islands, Major and Minor, lie in the distance. After a delicious lunch onboard the yacht, we head to Bachas Beach, a beautiful white coralline expanse. This is the perfect place for practicing snorkeling, swimming or to simply enjoy the white soft sand. Several brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea provide feeding grounds for various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos. Tuesday: Bartolomé & Chinese Hat Bartolome is a small Galapagos Island located 18 miles northwest from the Itabaca Channel. It’s among the most famous of all the islands, due to its fascinating volcanic landscapes and the wildlife encounters it promises. Arriving in Bartolome is to enter an other-wordly landscape, witness to the islands’ volcanic origins. The summit trail begins with a dry landing, though accompanying sea-lions can make the purpose-built dock more exciting. The trail winds its way uphill over volcanic ash and past craters. The only vegetation is the pioneer Tiquilia plant and the greenish Chamaesyce. Bartolome is considered one of the best snorkeling sites in the central islands of the archipelago. Here, we swim at the foot of the famous Pinnacle Rock and around its base, observing many species of parrot fish, marine turtles, sea lions and, if we’re lucky, Galapagos penguins. After a lunch on board, we motor to Chinese Hat Island. This is a very small volcano close to Santiago Island, surrounded by small spatter cones: a captivating landscape. Because of its distinctive shape, Sombrero Chino has fascinated all visitors to the islands. It's one of the smallest Galapagos Islands but don't be fooled: it has a unique visitor site with an unforgettable view! Galapagos Penguins and Galapagos hawks are active here. A wet landing on the main beach of the island gives us time to enjoy the sandy beach, where sea lions rest and a variety of wading birds feed on the shore line. Wednesday: South Plaza & Santa Fe Two fantastic islands for wildlife and wild encounters await! We begin our day with a dry landing on South Plaza Island. This beautiful island is full of both land life and birds, including Swallow-tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls, Frigate birds, Masked boobies, Blue-footed boobies, Pelicans and Red-billed Tropicbirds. It’s easy to wander past a gull’s nest and observe chicks flapping their wings trying to fly. Created by lava that was uplifted from the sea bed, South Plaza has resident wildlife and diverse plant life that has progressively taken over the island since it was formed. Along its steep cliffs, we find an amazing variety of birds, while on the lower rocky beach, we can observe colonies of sea lions and marine animals. After a delicious lunch on board we head to Santa Fe Island, also called Barrington Island after British Admiral Samuel Barrington. This small island is formed of uplifted, submarine basaltic lava, formed some 4 million years ago. Much of it is a faulted plateau covered with a forest of giant Opuntia cactae. As you walk through the dense bushes on the short trail, watch out for the Croton bushes, an endemic plant with an indelible stain. The most spectacular plants are the giant prickly pear cactae, unique to Santa Fe (Opuntia echios barringtonensis). The Galapagos dove is common on the trail, as are painted locusts, often pursued by a snake or two. The park monument is often a vantage point to spy a Galapagos hawk. The highlight is the land iguana, a lighter-colored iguana that is endemic to Santa Fe. Santa Fe is also home to a large Sea Lion nursery. Thursday: Santa Fe & South Plaza fantastic islands for wildlife and wild encounters await! Santa Fe Island, also called Barrington Island after British Admiral Samuel Barrington, is formed by uplifted, submarine basaltic lava, created some 4 million years’ ago. Much of it is a faulted plateau covered with a forest of giant Opuntia cactae. As you walk through the dense bushes on the short trail, watch out for the Croton bushes, an endemic plant with an indelible stain. The most spectacular plants are the giant prickly pear cactae, unique to Santa Fe (Opuntia echios barringtonensis). The Galapagos dove is common on the trail, as are painted locusts, often pursued by a snake or two. The park monument is often a vantage point to spy a Galapagos hawk. The highlight is the land iguana, a lighter-colored iguana that is endemic to Santa Fe. Santa Fe is also home to a large Sea Lion nursery. After a delicious lunch on board, we head to South Plaza Island. This beautiful island is full of both land life and birds, including Swallow-tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls, Frigate birds, Masked boobies, Blue-footed boobies, Pelicans and Red-billed Tropicbirds. It’s easy to wander past a gull’s nest and observe chicks flapping their wings trying to fly. Created by lava that was uplifted from the sea bed, South Plaza has resident wildlife and diverse plant life that has progressively taken over the island since it was formed. Along its steep cliffs, we find an amazing variety of birds, while on the lower rocky beach, we can observe colonies of sea lions and marine animals. Saturday: Bartolome & Sullivan Bay Bartolome is a small Galapagos Island located 18 miles northwest from the Itabaca Channel. It’s among the most famous of all the islands, due to its fascinating volcanic landscapes and the wildlife encounters it promises. Arriving in Bartolome is to enter an other-wordly landscape, witness to the islands’ volcanic origins. The summit trail begins with a dry landing, though accompanying sea-lions can make the purpose-built dock more exciting. The trail winds its way uphill over volcanic ash and past craters. The only vegetation is the pioneer Tiquilia plant and the greenish Chamaesyce. Bartolome is considered one of the best snorkeling sites in the central islands of the archipelago. Here, we swim at the foot of the famous Pinnacle Rock and around its base, observing many species of parrot fish, marine turtles, sea lions and, if we’re lucky, Galapagos penguins. After a lunch on board, we motor to Sullivan Bay, located on the eastern coast of Santiago Island. Sullivan Bay is the most interesting lava field in the Galapagos. A short walk on lava is a unique chance to experience the volcanic origins of the islands. “Pahoe hoe” and “AA” lava are the predominant shape in this moon scape. After a land visit we have time to snorkel and enjoy the amazing white sand beach, where it’s easy to observe many different species of fishes, some turtles, sea lions and hopefully Galapagos Penguins. Sunday: Chinese Hat & Dragon Hill Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino) is a very small volcano close to Santiago Island, surrounded by small spatter cones: a captivating landscape. Because of its distinctive shape, Sombrero Chino has fascinated all visitors to the islands. It's one of the smallest Galapagos Islands but don't be fooled: it has a unique visitor site with an unforgettable view! Galapagos Penguins and Galapagos hawks are active here. A wet landing on the main beach of the island gives us time to enjoy the sandy beach, where sea lions rest and a variety of wading birds feed on the shore line. The tranquil waters make great snorkeling experiences, where we can observe several tropical fish, sea stars and the chance to spot penguins under water. After a wonderful lunch on board, we motor over to Dragon Hill, one of the few visitor sites directly related to a conservation program led by the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park. It was named after the land iguanas, considered the Galápagos’ “dragons”. The population of land iguanas in this area was brought back from near-extinction by the efforts of the Galápagos National Park. It took a lot of work for them to control the populations of feral mammals such as dogs, cats, goats and donkeys brought by early Galápagos settlers. Heading inland on the trail, we pass two small salt-water lagoons where it is sometimes possible to spot flamingos and other shore birds. The trail continues on and circles round the hill, providing a memorable Galapagos view. What To Expect Onboard: Windrose is the newest yacht for Galapagos travel, a state-of-the-art Sunseeker Manhattan 74-foot motoryacht. She cruises at unprecedented speed, in wonderful comfort, with catering facilities on board for snacks and lunch, space for everyone to relax, passionate naturalist guide and dedicated crew. Specification • Length overall: 22.60m / 74’2” • Beam: (maximum) 5.73m / 18’10” • Draft shaft drive (@ full load incl. props): 1.63m / 5’ 4” • Displacement– shaft drive (@ half load): 44,900kg / 98,780Ib • Fuel capacity: 5,000 litres / 1,321 US gal. • Performance: Up to 34 knots • Range @ 10 knots: Up to 325 nautical miles • Drives: Shafts What To Bring: • Small (Waterproof) Backpack • Comfortable Walking Shoes • Sneakers Or Rubber Soles • Shorts Or Light-weight Trousers • T-shirts • Long Short Sleeved Shirts • Windbreaker • Bathing Suit • Hat Or Cap • Sun Block • Sunglasses • Binoculars & Camera Additional Services: • Crew: $12 – 15 per day / per person • Guide: $18 – 20 per day / per person • Corkage fee is $ 20 per bottle. • Wetsuits: $10 per person per day If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
Capacity
16 guests
Luxury, Events & Large groups
Power Mega Yacht
PP

Owner:Pamela

We are a travel agent and tour operator offers tours on the Galapagos and all around Ecuador, which suit the budget traveler as well as the most luxurious holiday seeker. We are in the business since 1980. Our family company has been evolving and improving every piece of our service so through the years are what we fill ourselves with pride, and our clients are our testimonial. We aim to fulfill your expectations in terms of quality of service, clear, prompt information and hospitality. We are owners and operators of the MS Encantada, on which we offer NATURALIST CRUISE TOURS, a great option for those who look for a land Galapagos experience.p The MY Eclipse specially designed to provide for fully equipped DIVING TOURS and The Wooden House Lodge, located in Isabela, undoubtedly the most beautiful Island of the Archipielago. However, that`s not all we do. We are able to tailor-make tours to suit your schedule and interests, combining our services of diving, cruising and island shopping with mainland services.

Features & Details

Length
74ft
  • Wi-Fi
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Air Conditioning
  • Watersports Equipment
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Center Cockpit
  • Dinghy
  • Berth
  • Head

Approximate Location

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Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 15 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

Frequently Asked Questions: Is there access to WIFI on board? There is no internet connection on board. If passengers have data roaming plans, they can connect to cell signals when on or close to the larger islands like Santa Cruz. What are your guidelines for tips? Gratuities are a very personal matter, highly dependent on the service received, experience enjoyed and client’s satisfaction. What is your child policy? We are very happy to have children on board and have children’s lifejackets for the dinghy rides. We kindly request parents sign a release. What type of food is served on board? We offer three different menus. We are able to cater for special dietary requirements. Are alcoholic or soft drinks available on board? We offer free water, tea and coffee. Soft and alcoholic drinks are not included but they can be purchased at the bar. Can I take alcohol on board? / How many bottles per passenger? Windrose allows clients to bring one bottle of liquor or wine per couple. What is the smoking policy? Smoking is not allowed on board Windrose or on islands within the National Park. Do you have beach towels? Yes, we offer towels without charge.

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