A Galapagos island cruise is the perfect way to see the incredible animals of the islands and to minimize the environmental impact on the Islands. The Galapagos Islands features a group of rare animal species common only to the Galapagos Islands and were central to Charles Darwin’s study on the evolution of species. Over 97% of the Galapagos Islands are persevered as a National Park, making these islands one of the world’s most pristine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. UnCruise Adventures offers incredible boutique yacht style cruises of the Galapagos that allow you to explore the 7 islands of Galapagos.
Activities on your UnCruise Galapagos Island Cruise
As adventure vacations should, an UnCruise Galapagos Island cruise is focused on experiencing life on the outside—rain or shine. Each day’s activities are planned based on current conditions and will suit a range skill levels and preferences.
On your UnCruise Galapagos Island cruise you will enjoy:
- Whale and glacier viewing
- Presentations on flora and fauna
- Guided and free-time kayaking excursions
- Paddle boarding in protected coves
- Snorkeling among marine life and colorful reefs
- Inflatable skiff excursions along shore
- “Polar plunges” and refreshing swims from secluded beaches
- Sunrise yoga stretches and the stargazing from the bow
- Guided hikes in forested wilderness, through muskeg, or red rock cliffs
- Leisurely beachcombing for tide pool “treasures”
- Mule ride into desert arroyos
- Visits to quaint towns and Native villages
- Cultural experiences and exchanges with locals
Advantages of Small Ship Cruising
Small Ship cruising provides for a more intimate and immersive cruising experience. The other guests and crew will quickly become friends as you share int the most incredible adventures. Unlike large cruise ships, you will be able to embark and disembark quickly, allowing you more time for adventure and less time waiting in long lines!
UnCruise Adventure ships are all small boutique type yachts with guest counts ranging for 22 to 90 guests. The LaPinta that explores The Galapagos Islands holds just 48 guests. With an open bridge policy on all ships, you can make your way to the bridge and chat with your captain and mates.
The cost of your UnCruise Adventure cruise to The Galapagos Islands includes:
- Cultural & wildlife encounters including narrative interpretation
- Nutritious meals with local ingredients
- Spirits/Wine/Beer & Non-Alcoholic beverages
- A book/DVD library
- Attentive service
- Fitness equipment, yoga mats
- Included Park Permits and transfers
UnCruise Adventures Galapagos Island Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 – Guayaquil / Arrival
Begin your journey in Ecuador where you will stay over night at the Wyndham Guayaquil, voted the #1 Hotel in Guayaquil on. Explore the city sights on your own, relax at the rooftop pool, and get a good night’s rest before setting sail on your adventure.
DAY 2- Guayaquil / Isla Baltra – Embarkation / Isla Seymour Norte
On Day 2 you will set off on your adventure to the legendary Galapagos Islands. You will fly to Isla Baltra where your captain and crew welcome you aboard Yacht La Pinta. You will take your first exploratory steps on Isla Seymour Norte—home to Blue-footed boobies and Magnificent Frigatebirds.
DAY 3 – Isla Isabela / Isla Fernandina
Day 3 will take you to Punta Vicente Roca, a marine site of impressive geological formations. When conditions allow you may be able snorkel and explore the rocky coast and partially sunken cave which is home to amazing fish and green sea turtles. You will take a guided walk experiencing one of the most pristine islands in the Galapagos, Isla Fernandina.
DAY 4 0 Isla Isabela
Isla Isabela supports abundant wildlife and sea life – colorful land iguanas, giant tortoises, watch the water for whales and dolphins, penguins, Galapagos Hawks
DAY 5 – Isla Rabida / Isla Santa Cruz
Isla Rabida’s unusual red beach is a favorite sunbathing spot for sea lions and marine iguanas. Go eye-to-eye with Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies, Yellow Warblers, several species of Darwin’s Finches, and pelicans.
DAY 6 – Isla Santa Cruz
On Day 6 you will tour the Charles Darwin Research Station where you will witness the conservation program where baby tortoises are reared in protective captivity until they are old enough to safely return to their natural habitat. Learn about threats that still endanger this fragile ecosystem. You will also enjoy a poolside lunch at the Finch Bay Eco Hotel and then explore the misty, forested highlands and see the lumbering and charming tortoises in their natural habitat.
DAY 7 – Isla Floreana
Day 7 is full of adventure! You will have an opportunity to snorkel, hike, kayak, skiff, ride the glass-bottom boat, or simply relax on the beach. Enjoy a walk along the green olivine beach of Punta Cormorant to a brackish lagoon known to be a flamingo hideout, then on to a white-sand beach where green sea turtles come ashore to rest at night.
DAY 8 – Isla Baltra / Guayaquil – Disembarkation
Arrive back on Isla Baltra. From here, transfer to the airport for your flight to Guayaquil—where you’ll await your connecting flight home.
Ready for an experience of a lifetime?
Be sure to give luxury travel advisor, Margi Arnold a call to discuss your cruise to the Galapagos Islands. With over 25-years’ experience in the travel industry Margi, is an expert that will help you personalize your trip and will ensure a worry-free vacation. Start by completing a vacation request or call Margi at 303-694-8786.