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Galaxy I Galapagos Cruise

Central, North & East Galápagos

8 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Galaxy I

From USD 4,310

Central, North & East Galápagos

8 Days, Max. 16 passengers

11 Reviews

First Class Ship

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A 8-day Expedition Cruise

11 Reviews

First Class Ship
The Trip Highlights

Incredible snorkeling at Devil's Crown

Snorkel with Hammerheads at Darwin Bay

Scientific insights at C. Darwin Research Station

A bird lover's paradise: Hiking on Genovesa

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

Single cabins for solo travelers

Stunning views from the sundeck

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 Galaxy I! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: On Española, the oldest and arguably the greenest of the Galápagos Islands, incredible hikes await. You will get to see many endemic species, including the Española Mocking Bird, the Española Lava Lizard, and, hopefully, the famous Waved Albatross. During our visit to Floreana, you will have the opportunity for some great dinghy rides, extensive snorkeling, and learning more about the fascinating human history of the Galápagos. On Genovesa, breathtaking dinghy rides, stunning views and close encounters with the most iconic birds of the Archipelago await you. Blue-footed Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and many more species can be seen here. On San Cristóbal, you will be able to snorkel in crystal clear waters, relax with sea lions on pristine white sand beaches and learn more about the evolution of giant tortoises. 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 visit to Santa Fe will involve a beautiful short hike, during which you can observe Galápagos Hawks, Darwin's Finches, Galápagos Mockingbirds. and Galápagos Sea Lions. On Santiago, an island formerly inhabited by pirates, you will be able to enjoy hikes and dinghy rides. A walk across South Plaza is one of the best visitor experiences in the Galápagos thanks to the large number of species living in such a small area.

Your ship: Galaxy

This traditional, single-hull motor yacht has been beautifully designed to offer the most relaxing cruise experience in first class surroundings. Built in 2007, Galaxy has modern features and fittings with a sumptuous hand-crafted decor with a traditional flavour. Although capable of carrying 19 passengers, we choose to limit numbers to 16 – keeping your journey aboard Galaxy more intimate and personal than a larger vessel can provide.

Galaxy’s 7 staterooms and 2 single cabins provide light and airy accommodation, all with ocean views and private en suite bathrooms. Tasteful neutral decor cre … Read more about Galaxy

Amenities

children

-10% for children ≤ 11

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free of charge)

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

kayak

Kayaks on board

meal

All meals

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

triple

Triple cabins

wetsuit

Wetsuits

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.

Galaxy I Galapagos Cruise
Baltra
Santiago

Reviews

timb64

First Class Ship

Excellent cruise ship with great itinerary This is a review of a five day Western Islands cruise with the Galaxy I, I took in May.The boat was almost at full occupancy(15/16) THE BOAT The Galaxy is extremely comfortable and well maintained,We had an upper deck cabin which was spacious (compared to the dive boats we usually use)had twin beds (which we only found out on the last morning could have been configured as a double)and a reasonably sized shower/wc(again by dive boat standards). Common areas are also spacious and well furnished with a large bar/lounge/restaurant,part covered sun deck and other part covered seating areas. With the exception of safety equipment(see below) the boat is quite well equipped with two Pangas,sufficient wet suits etc,points for recharging cameras etc THE BOAT CREW Efficient friendly and helpful with particular mention to Angel who ran the bar/restaurant. THE ITINERARY Obviously the reason for taking a Galapagos cruise is to see wildlife and scenery not accessible from day boats.Our trip departed Puerta Ayora and sailed south-west round Isabella stopping at Concha Perla Lagoon,Elizabeth Bay,Urbina Bay,Punta Espinoza on Fernandina which was the highlight of the trip,Tagus Cove on Isabella,Santiago including Puerto Egas,Espumilla Beach and Bucanero Bay,on the last morning before the drop off at Baltra Airport we visited Black Turtle Bay on Santa Cruz. This itinerary was a good mix of boat trips ,snorkelling and land trips.We felt we had seen everything we had hoped for including snorkelling with sea lions and a penguin!