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SEVL07MA - Gal pagos Land & Sea Central Islands aboard the Xavier III

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Explore the incredible wildlife of the Gal pagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. Giant tortoises, sea lions, and island birds are in abundance here, and you'll have the chance to spot them all in visits to Santiago Island, North Seymour, and Mosquera Islands, and many more fascinating locales. In the evenings, return to the Xavier III to reflect on the day's adventure under a canopy of stars. To finish off enjoy a night on Santa Cruz island to explore beaches and visit giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

Inclusions

Cruise the Gal pagos Islands aboard the Xavier (3 nts)
All meals aboard the Xavier
Certified Gal pagos National Park Service Guide
Overnight on Santa Cruz
Visit to North Seymour to see nesting seabirds
Hike to the Bartolom Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, Kicker Rock and Sullivan Bay
Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation (Santa Cruz)
Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Internal flights
Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits while aboard Xavier
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
7
Price From
AUD $3,042
Start Location
Quito, Ecuador
End Location
Quito, Ecuador
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Small Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
26 Oct 201801 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
27 Oct 201802 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
09 Nov 201815 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
10 Nov 201816 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
23 Nov 201829 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
24 Nov 201830 Nov 20181AUD $3,199
07 Dec 201813 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
08 Dec 201814 Dec 20184AUD $3,099
21 Dec 201827 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
22 Dec 201828 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
04 Jan 201910 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
05 Jan 201911 Jan 20191AUD $3,579
18 Jan 201924 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
19 Jan 201925 Jan 20192AUD $3,579
01 Feb 201907 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
02 Feb 201908 Feb 20193AUD $3,579
15 Feb 201921 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
16 Feb 201922 Feb 201910AUD $3,042
01 Mar 201907 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
02 Mar 201908 Mar 20198AUD $3,479
15 Mar 201921 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
16 Mar 201922 Mar 20199AUD $3,579
29 Mar 201904 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
30 Mar 201905 Apr 20196AUD $3,579
12 Apr 201918 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
13 Apr 201919 Apr 20194AUD $3,679
26 Apr 201902 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
27 Apr 201903 May 20198AUD $3,579
10 May 201916 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
11 May 201917 May 201910AUD $3,679
24 May 201930 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
25 May 201931 May 20196AUD $3,679
07 Jun 201913 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
08 Jun 201914 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
21 Jun 201927 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
22 Jun 201928 Jun 201911AUD $3,579
05 Jul 201911 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
06 Jul 201912 Jul 201914AUD $3,579
19 Jul 201925 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
20 Jul 201926 Jul 201914AUD $3,579
02 Aug 201908 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
03 Aug 201909 Aug 20196AUD $3,579
16 Aug 201922 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
17 Aug 201923 Aug 201916AUD $3,479
30 Aug 201905 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
31 Aug 201906 Sep 201916AUD $3,479
13 Sep 201919 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
14 Sep 201920 Sep 201916AUD $3,479
27 Sep 201903 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
28 Sep 201904 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
11 Oct 201917 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
12 Oct 201918 Oct 201916AUD $3,479
25 Oct 201931 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
26 Oct 201901 Nov 201916AUD $3,479
08 Nov 201914 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
09 Nov 201915 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
22 Nov 201928 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
23 Nov 201929 Nov 201915AUD $3,579
06 Dec 201912 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
07 Dec 201913 Dec 201915AUD $3,579
20 Dec 201926 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,042 
21 Dec 201927 Dec 201913AUD $3,679
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Fly to San Crist bal Island. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon to spot blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and sea lions.
Day 3 - North Seymour/Mosquera Islet
Explore two tiny islands that are big on wildlife. North Seymour offers great views of nesting seabirds, including frigatebirds and Mosquera is home to large colonies of sea lions.
Day 4 - Santiago Island/Bartolom Island
Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolom Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.
Day 5 - Puerto Ayora
Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Gal pagos tortoises. In the afternoon, explore Academy Bay on a boat tour. Snorkel with sea lions and walk over a volcanic path to a crystal clear saltwater lagoon.
Day 6 - Puerto Ayora/Quito
Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Fly back to Quito for a final night in the city.
Day 7 - Quito
Depart at any time.