5 Days Western Galápagos Cruise, Archipell I | Galapatours
Archipell I Galapagos Cruise

Western Galápagos Cruise

5 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Archipell I

Western Galápagos Cruise
5 DAYS, 1-16 PASSENGERS
Mid Range Ship

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5 DAY GALÁPAGOS CRUISE

Mid Range Ship
The Trip Highlights

Thousands of Marine Iguanas at Espinosa Point

Flamingos and Pahoehoe lava at Moreno Point

Giant Tortoises in the wild on Santa Cruz

A mangrove paradise at Elizabeth Bay

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

Great value for money

Highly rated crew

English-speaking guide for all activities

Lectures in the evening

Get to know the highlights of Galápagos with this Naturalist cruise on board the beautiful Archipell I! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: Fernandina, the youngest island, will blow your mind with its rugged lava landscapes. The youngest island in the archipelago, it is still being formed by volcanic eruptions and makes for a wonderful, otherworldly contrast to the other islands. Isabela, the biggest of all islands in the Galápagos, offers you fantastic hikes, views and arguably some of the best snorkeling spots in the Archipelago. During your time on Santa Cruz, you will have the chance to observe the famous Galápagos Giant Tortoises in the wild and learn more about the preservation and scientific study of these amazing animals.

Your ship: Archipell I

Welcoming you onboard the Archipell I will be Captain Mario Freire and his First Mate Roberto. Your cabin will be named after one of the local species that you will see on your trip. We enjoyed chatting with the chef Guido, who comes from Macao. Make sure you try his specialty, which is a delicious "Pulpo al Ajillo". We found that the bar prices on board Archipell I are very reasonable, with beer costing $4, branded soft drinks at $2.50 and some very nice wines from $35. Among the extra facilities on board, we like the fact that they have a clothes dryer for guests to use, and that they carry … Read more about Archipell I

Amenities

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Transfers to and from ship
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Snorkel gear (free)
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French guide possible
Meals
All meals throughout the cruise
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100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
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Kayaks on board
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Air conditioning & private bathroom
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Single travellers can share cabin
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Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
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-20% for children ≤ 12
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English guide

Food & Drinks

The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.

You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.

Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.

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