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7 Day Charter Itinerary - Santa Cruz Island to Santa Cruz Island
7 Days in the Galapagos
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7 Day Galapagos Islands Charter Itinerary - Santa Cruz Island to Santa Cruz Island

7 Days in the Galapagos

Ideal for Summer Season

Resplendent in nature and wildlife, a Galapagos yacht charter vacation promises a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore everything that this archipelago has to offer. With our seven-day itinerary, you can soak up all the magic of this wondrous Ecuadaorian destination.

  • Day 1

    Start on Santa Cruz

    Start on Santa Cruz

    Your adventure begins on Santa Cruz, an island at the heart of the Galapagos.

    After flying into Seymour Airport on the pint-sized island of Baltra, you will travel to the adjoining island of Santa Cruz. Take a trip to the highlands for the chance to see iconic Galapagos tortoises in the wild, and then head to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the conservation and preservation of native island species. As the sun begins to dip below the horizon, enjoy dinner on board the yacht as you set off on your charter.

    Start on Santa Cruz
  • Day 2

    Santa Cruz to Isabela Island

    Santa Cruz to Isabela Island

    Cruise west overnight, and wake up in the beautiful bay of Punta Vicente Roca.

    On the tip of Isabela Island, Punta Vicente Roca is a thriving metropolis of underwater activity, thanks to the nutrient-rich waters supplied by the Humboldt Current. A vast spectrum of marine life gives you the rare opportunity to see red-lipped batfish, frogfish, sea lions, and sea turtles. After a morning of snorkelling, head north to Isabela’s sister island Fernandina, which is home to an active volcano. You will be able to explore a spit of land known as Punta Espinoza, which is inhabited by flightless cormorants, penguins and Galapagos hawks.

    Santa Cruz to Isabela Island
  • Day 3

    Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove

    Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove

    Explore more of what makes Isabela Island so unforgettably beautiful.

    In Urbina Bay, marvel the natural wonder of a marine reef that has been uplifted by as much as 4m, or 13ft,out of the water. Beyond this, a sandy beach stretches out enticingly, inviting you to lie back and while away the morning basking in the sun. Peppered along the shore, giant tortoises and land iguanas can also be spotted sunning themselves. In the afternoon, step on shore at Tagus Cove, and take a hike to Darwin Lake; a saltwater lagoon in a naturally occuring tuff cone resembling the base of a volcano. An abundance of verdant algae has created a  bright green underwater pasture in the cove, providing an incredible sight to behold.

    Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove
  • Day 4

    Isabela Island to Bartolome Island and neighbouring Santiago Island

    Isabela Island to Bartolome Island and neighbouring Santiago Island

    Ancient lava formations carve out the landscape of Bartolome Island

    Shaped by volcanic activity, Bartolome Island was named after a lifelong friend of Charles Darwin and boasts breathtaking views over a terrain of red, orange, green and black volcanic formations. You can hike up the famous Pinnacle Rock, which stands proud overlooking the bay. While this environment is notoriously harsh, turtles can be seen lumbering along the shore or slumped in the shallows of the sea, and oystercatchers wade in these waters hunting for fresh catch. Two neighbouring coraline beaches offer the chance to swim alongside playful sea lions.

    Isabela Island to Bartolome Island and neighbouring Santiago Island
  • Day 5

    Bartolome Island to Rabida Island

    Bartolome Island to Rabida Island

    En route to Rabida Island, stop off at Bachas Beach.

    Bachas Beach is a major egg-laying site for turtles; if you are visiting in the warmer months, during nesting season, be sure to stop off here and see if you can spot the eggs cradled in the icing-sugar sand. Alongside turtles, expect to see pink flamingos and other birds flitting through the air or paddling in the water. After exploring the beach, head onwards to Rabida Island- also known as Jervis Island. A natural phenomenon has given the beaches a rust-hued tint, and the red sand will take your breath away.

    Bartolome Island to Rabida Island
  • Day 6

    Rabida Island to Espanola Island

    Rabida Island to Espanola Island

    One of the oldest islands in the archipelago, Espanola Island boasts an incredible spectrum of wildlife.

    You should head to Espanola Island for the chance to the largest quantity of marine iguanas in the Galapagos, as well as masked and blue footed  boobies nesting along the cliff's edge. In addition, there is the chance to see the famous waved albatross soaring through the skies or engaging in a mating ‘dance’. In the afternoon, visit the beautiful stretch of sandy beach known as Gardner Bay, and see sea lions basking in the sun and sea turtles gliding below the waves.

    Rabida Island to Espanola Island
  • Day 7

    Espanola Island to Santa Cruz Island

    Espanola Island to Santa Cruz Island

    Head back to Santa Cruz

    Your charter will head back to Santa Cruz Island for your flight back to the mainland. Before you board the plane, be sure to check out some of the restaurants on the island- Finch Bay Restaurant is an extremely popular option for fresh and flavourful cuisine.

    Espanola Island to Santa Cruz Island
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