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Archipell II Galapagos Cruise

Southeast to Northwest

8 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Archipell II

Southeast to Northwest
8 Days, 1-16 passengers
Mid Range Ship

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8 Day Galápagos Cruise

Mid Range Ship
The Trip Highlights

Thousands of Marine Iguanas at Espinosa Point

Scientific insights at C. Darwin Research Station

Playful Sea Lions in South Plaza

Flamingos and Pahoehoe lava at Moreno Point

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

Informal with a touch of luxury

Great value for money

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 II! 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. 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: Archipell II

  • Fresh, modern decor;
  • Snorkel gear and kayaks on board;
  • Highly rated crew;
  • Informal feel with a touch of luxury.

Designed with the stability and comfort only catamarans can provide, Archipell II is one of the most popular boats in her class. As well as superior stability over single-hull boats, her clever layout allows for much more internal space, making this a relaxing and comfortable boat to spend time on board. She’s also one of the faster boats in the fleet, speeding you between the islands allowing you to spend more time with the amazing wildlife.

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Amenities

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Transfers to and from ship
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Snorkel gear (free)
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.

Archipell II Galapagos Cruise
San Cristóbal
South Plaza