Ultimate Galapagos: Central Islands (Grand Daphne)

05/09/2021 through 12/03/2022
05/09/2021 through 12/06/2022
Intrepid Travel

Ultimate Galapagos: Central Islands (Grand Daphne)

When it comes to encountering wildlife up close and personal, a voyage to the Galapagos Islands really is an experience like no other. Head underwater off Isla Santa Cruz, Bartolome or Isla Isabela and you’ll be snorkelling with sea lions, white-tipped reef sharks, sea turtles and penguins. Look to the skies in North Seymour or Cerro Dragon and you’ll spot frigatebirds, boobies, pelicans and more soaring above. Head out for a wander across the volcanic landscapes of Punta Espinosa and you’ll see land iguanas and flightless cormorants. This 10-day sailing expedition through the central islands of the Galapagos is an adventure waiting to happen.

Activities

  • Isla Santa Cruz – Bachas Beach Walk (1 hour) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Bachas Beach Snorkel (45 mins) – Wet Landing
  • Isla North Seymour – Walk (2 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Bartolome – Snorkelling (1.5 hours)
  • Isla Bartolome – Walk (1.5 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla North Seymour – Snorkelling (1 hours)
  • Isla Santiago – Puerto Egas – Walk (1.45 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Santiago – Puerto Egas – Snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Isla Sanitago – Espumilla Beach – Walk (1.5 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Sanitago – Espumilla Beach – Snorkelling (45 mins)
  • Isla Sanitago – Buccaneer’s Cove – Sail (15 mins)
  • Isla Isabela – Tagus Cove – Walk (1.45 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Isabela – Tagus Cove – Snorkel (1 hour)
  • Isla Fernandina – Punta Espinosa – Walk (2 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Fernandina – Punta Espinosa – Snorkel (1 hour)
  • Isla Isabela – Elizabeth Bay – Panga Ride (2 hours)
  • Isla Isabela – Punta Moreno – Walk and Panga ride (2 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Isabela – Punta Moreno – Snorkel (45min)
  • Isla Isabela – Las Tintoreras visit (1.5 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Isabela – Sierra Negra Volcano Crater Walk (3.5 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Isabela – Interpretation Center Visit
  • Isla Isabela – Los Humedales (Wetlands) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Cerro Dragon – Walk (1.5 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Punta Carrion – Snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Highlands Visit (1 hour) – Dry Landing

Highlights

  • Experience the benefits of small group travel aboard your vessel, M/Y Le Grande Daphne, sailing through the natural beauty of the Galapagos, day and night.
  • Explore the remote west coast of Isabela on a small panga boat, and venture to the far-west Fernandina, home of the highest density of marine iguanas.
  • The old pirate haunt of Buccaneer Cove has something for everyone – soaring birds overhead, striking cliff faces framing the bay, and the tales of Darwin remaining to this day.
  • Encounter the unique Galapagos wildlife in their natural habitat, from giant blue-footed and masked boobies, pelicans and frigate birds to iguanas, sea lions and turtles.
  • Las Tintoreras is like one big wildlife party. Snorkel among the iguanas and turtles and spot sea lions, penguins and frigate birds at every turn.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
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Day 2 Isla Santa Cruz
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Day 3 North Seymour - Bartolome
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Day 4 Isla Santiago
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Day 5 Isla Isabela - Isla Fernandina
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Day 6 Isla Isabela
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Day 7 Isla Isabela
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Day 8 Isla Santa Cruz
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Day 9 Isla Baltra - Quito
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Day 10 Quito
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