Golondrina Galapagos Cruise

Central West Galápagos

5 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Golondrina

Central West Galápagos
5 Days, 1-16 passengers
14 Reviews
Budget Ship

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5 Day Galápagos Cruise

14 Reviews
Budget Ship
The Trip Highlights

The best snorkeling in Galapagos: Vicente Rock Point

Thousands of Marine Iguanas at Espinosa Point

Scientific insights at C. Darwin Research Station

Giant Tortoises in the wild on Santa Cruz

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

Fantastic guides

Relaxed atmosphere on board

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 Golondrina! 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. On Santiago, an island formerly inhabited by pirates, you will be able to enjoy hikes and dinghy rides.

Your ship: Golondrina

  • Some of the best naturalist itineraries in the fleet;
  • Relaxed and fun atmosphere;
  • Plenty of outside space.

Golondrina is a tourist class motor yacht that offers some of the best cruise itineraries for those who really want to discover the true Galápagos. This makes her exceptional value and she is a popular choice for those who want a comfortable and relaxed way to see the best of the islands.

Relax and have fun Golondrina is a motor yacht with classic lines that oozes friendly charm. There is always a great relaxed atmosphere on board and the main lounge and dining area with ba … Read more about Golondrina

Amenities

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

meal

All meals throughout the cruise

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

EN guide

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.

Golondrina Galapagos Cruise
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Reviews

Robert Pecoraro
Luxury Ship
Galapagos cruise of a lifetime! Thomas set up a Naturalist Cruise in the Galapagos on the Alya Yacht. The boat was amazing and the trip was actually better than my already high expectations. The decision to take this cruise was very last minute, and Thomas was able to get it all booked in a timely and efficient manner. I would certainly use Galapatours for any future travel, and I would recommend them if you are looking to travel to the truly Enchanted Islands of the Galapagos. Source: Google
Stacey M.
Luxury Ship
TRIP OF A LIFETIME We just returned from a 5-day cruise aboard the Grand Majestic, which we booked through Galapatours, and I can't even give it a high enough rating! If I could give higher than 5 stars I would! I was extremely pleased with the guidance we received from Thomas Richmond, who was very thorough and prompt answering my many questions at every step of the trip. It seemed like no matter what time of day I reached out, he responded within the hour. I know it's tricky business traveling during a pandemic, but let me say, this seems to be THE BEST TIME to go to the Galapagos... with hardly anyone else there. It was a magical experience for us... most of the places we went, we were the ONLY ship there. LOVED the size of our cruise... just 14 passengers on the Grand Majestic. PERFECT SIZE!!! The crew on the ship was remarkable... some of the hardest-working crew I've ever seen! The cruise was as luxurious as they promised... for example, you'd come back from snorkeling, step foot on the boat and they'd peel your wetsuit off of you, rinse your feet, hand you a towel and a hot chocolate and invite you up on deck for fresh-cooked snacks and fruit. INCREDIBLE FOOD, GORGEOUS ship (do you know you have a FULL-SIZE WALK IN SHOWER in your room? With a giant window so you can watch the scenery go by while you shower? DIVINE!). I truly cannot recommend this tour company or the Grand Majestic enough. We are so happy we decided to go and I will say that EVERYONE we encountered in the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador was THRILLED to have our business. Source: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187323-d16874500-Reviews-Galapatours-Berlin.html
Paulo B / Brazil
First Class Ship
Greatest diving experience!! I will give compliments and they will be as real and true as possible. Today with great conviction I can say that I had in all aspects one of the greatest experience of my life. The Tiburon Explorer crew, the attendance, the diving guides, and the diving experiences, were unprecedented. I have traveled to more than 120 countries but this was without a doubt my best experience. Source: Direct customer feedback
nunu3321
Luxury Ship
Excellent Guidance During COVID Times I worked with Thomas in booking our Galapagos cruise and it was an excellent experience! Thomas was very clear in his communication, and we booked a 5 night cruise on the Alya with him. Thomas was helpful in explaining all the current COVID requirements, even helping us to schedule someone from the lab to help us get tested at our Airbnb in Quito. He sent us all the paperwork required to enter the Galapagos so the whole experience was pretty smooth. We loved our time in the Galapagos! The Alya exceeded our expectations in every way, and it truly was the most memorable trip of our lives! We're grateful for Thomas' guidance along the way, since it is definitely challenging to travel with so much uncertainties right now. Source: TripAdvisor
Robin V
Mid Range Ship
An overall wonderful experience I would recommend everyone My wife and I decided after a long hesitation that we'd go to the Galapagos Islands. We booked the Bonita Galapagos Cruise, a new ship with not much reviews so we were quite cautious. Well... fast forward to the day we stepped foot on board, we immediately were blown away by how beautiful the ship was. It was obvious that this ship was brand new. If it wasn't for the ship, I wouldn't be able to tell it was a new cruise. The crew was very friendly and experienced, it was clear that this wasn't their first cruise.. If you're in the same boat as us, doubting whether to go or not: definitely do it. You will not regret it! Source: TripAdvisor
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