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Galápagos — Central & East Islands

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend eight days exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier III to reflect on the day’s adventures. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms. As one of the region’s largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience – that’s why you'll never end up on another operator's ship.

30 November, 2019 to 09 December, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 30 November, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3100 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3294 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
14 December, 2019 to 23 December, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 14 December, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3100 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3294 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
28 December, 2019 to 06 January, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 28 December, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3161 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3365 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
11 January, 2020 to 20 January, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 11 January, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3100 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3294 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
25 January, 2020 to 03 February, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 25 January, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3100 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3294 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
08 February, 2020 to 17 February, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 08 February, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3100 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3294 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
22 February, 2020 to 02 March, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 22 February, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3100 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3294 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
07 March, 2020 to 16 March, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 07 March, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3039 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3232 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
21 March, 2020 to 30 March, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 21 March, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3100 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3294 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
04 April, 2020 to 13 April, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 04 April, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3161 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3365 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
18 April, 2020 to 27 April, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 18 April, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3100 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3294 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
02 May, 2020 to 11 May, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 02 May, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3161 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3365 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
16 May, 2020 to 25 May, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 16 May, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3161 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3365 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
08 August, 2020 to 17 August, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 08 August, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3100 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3294 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
22 August, 2020 to 31 August, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 22 August, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3039 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3232 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
05 September, 2020 to 14 September, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 05 September, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3039 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3232 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
19 September, 2020 to 28 September, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 19 September, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3039 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3232 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
03 October, 2020 to 12 October, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 03 October, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3039 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3232 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
17 October, 2020 to 26 October, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 17 October, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3039 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3232 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
31 October, 2020 to 09 November, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 31 October, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3039 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3232 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
14 November, 2020 to 23 November, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 14 November, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3100 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3294 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
28 November, 2020 to 07 December, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 28 November, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3100 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3294 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
12 December, 2020 to 21 December, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 12 December, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3100 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3294 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
26 December, 2020 to 04 January, 2021 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central & East Islands, departing on 26 December, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3161 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3365 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card £96 GBP pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo

Galápagos — Central & East Islands itinerary:

show reverse itinerary
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Please look for notices in the hotel lobby for a time and location of the welcome meeting.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the Galápagos CEO and transfer to the boat. In the afternoon, visit the Tortoise Breeding Centre before setting off to explore the Galápagos.
Day 3 Punta Pitt/Kicker Rock
Morning landing at Punta Pitt and Islet Pitt. After, visit Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal Island to observe the sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon.
Day 4 Isla Santiago
Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands and home to thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations before going to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark-sand beach and tidal pools.
Day 5 Puerto Ayora
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises and take an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora. In the morning, arrive in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Santa Cruz is the second largest in the island group, and has the largest population with Puerto Ayora as its main town. In the afternoon, have the opportunity to visit the highlands and see giant land tortoises in the wild.
Day 6 Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life. Spot Galápagos penguins and explore marine life that is fantastic for snorkelling. There is also a large sea lion colony at Chinese Hat as well as many marine iguanas that can be seen on the guided walk. Hike among the volcanic scenery, with good views to the cone of the island's volcano. In the afternoon, take an excursion by "panga" to Black Turtle Cove to witness the extensive mangrove system and interesting waterway canals. Sea turtles and different species of rays can often be seen in this cove, offering a peaceful and fascinating glimpse into the diversity of the area.
Day 7 Cerro Dragon/Islas Daphne
Visit Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.
Day 8 Islas Plaza/Isla Santa Fe
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.
Day 9 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito. Transfer to the group hotel upon arrival, and enjoy one last night on the town. Flights from San Cristobal to Quito depart between 11:30am and 1:30pm depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into Quito between 4:00pm and 5:40pm with a refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will arrive back at the hotel in the early evening in time for dinner.
Day 10 Quito
Depart at any time.
Please Note:
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.

Galápagos — Central & East Islands reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.
Depart at any time.
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito. Transfer to the group hotel upon arrival, and enjoy one last night on the town. Flights from San Cristobal to Quito depart between 11:30am and 1:30pm depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into Quito between 4:00pm and 5:40pm with a refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will arrive back at the hotel in the early evening in time for dinner.
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.
Visit Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life. Spot Galápagos penguins and explore marine life that is fantastic for snorkelling. There is also a large sea lion colony at Chinese Hat as well as many marine iguanas that can be seen on the guided walk. Hike among the volcanic scenery, with good views to the cone of the island's volcano. In the afternoon, take an excursion by "panga" to Black Turtle Cove to witness the extensive mangrove system and interesting waterway canals. Sea turtles and different species of rays can often be seen in this cove, offering a peaceful and fascinating glimpse into the diversity of the area.
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises and take an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora. In the morning, arrive in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Santa Cruz is the second largest in the island group, and has the largest population with Puerto Ayora as its main town. In the afternoon, have the opportunity to visit the highlands and see giant land tortoises in the wild.
Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands and home to thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations before going to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark-sand beach and tidal pools.
Morning landing at Punta Pitt and Islet Pitt. After, visit Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal Island to observe the sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon.
Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the Galápagos CEO and transfer to the boat. In the afternoon, visit the Tortoise Breeding Centre before setting off to explore the Galápagos.
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Please look for notices in the hotel lobby for a time and location of the welcome meeting.
* = Indicative
Map for Galápagos — Central & East Islands
Xavier III, the ship servicing Galápagos — Central & East Islands

Xavier III

Vessel Type: Expedition Cruising

Length: 25.5m

Passenger Capacity: 16

Built/Refurbished: 1998

 

When it comes to our stellar fleet of Galápagos vessels, the Xavier III is made for both great value and great service. Imagine all the luxury of fresh gourmet food, daily excursions to explore the islands, and picturesque views of the area from the top deck – all this with an unbelievable price to boot.

Capacity: 16 passengers.

Cabins: Eight twin-occupancy cabins with private bathrooms and A/C. All cabins feature side by side berths located on the upper or lower deck.

Boat layout: Main deck features the lounge, bar and dining room with coffee station. A deck above is the Sundeck and Upper deck cabins. Interior lounge on main deck with TV & DVD player for daily briefings and presentations.

Cabin layout for Xavier III
• Choose to hunt for sea lions and marine iguanas or simply relax on the white-sand beach of Santiago

• Gain a deeper understanding of the history of the Galápagos at the Charles Darwin Centre

• Search for land iguanas in the cactus forests of South Plaza

• Snorkel with rays and sea lions at the dramatic Kicker Rock
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Optional extras & upgrades

Quito City Tour (50.00 USD)
This tour of Quito is perfect for seeing fascinating panoramas, churches, and historical architecture of Quito. Learn about colonial art, culture, legends, and traditions. The trip takes about 3.5 hours including the visit to the lookout point of El Panecillo. Trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation. Entrance fees for the churches and Panecillo are not included in the price and are approx $9 USD pp.

Quito City Tour + Equator Line (60.00 USD)
Combination of City tour and Middle of the World Tour. This trip takes about 5 hours in total and includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation. Entrances fees for City Tour : $6 USD (Churches), Equator line fees : $6 USD (Museums).

The Middle of the World (50.00 USD)
Driving 25 Kms. north of Quito, marks the exact Middle of the World, latitude 0º. Here you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere. We will visit the Inti ñan site museum (pathway of the sun), later we head up to Pululahua crater view point. Trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation). Entrance fees for the Museums are not included in the price and are approx $9 USD pp.

Mindo Cloud Forest – Full Day (100.00 USD)
Mindo is a tiny town set amidst some of the most beautiful and peaceful countryside in the entire country. It is a centre for both nature and adventure activities. Go walking through the cloud forest and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the different waterfalls, take time to ride up the cable car with amazing views. Time for lunch in a local restaurant (not included) and visit a butterfly farm where you will be able to see an array of colorful humming birds for which Mindo is renowned. In the afternoon there is also the option of an organic chocolate tour. This trip takes about 9 hours and can depart everyday at 07h00 am (trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation). Allow: $10 USD for lunch and $20 USD for entrance fees.

Otavalo Market (100.00 USD)
The Otavalo market is considered one the biggest and best native markets in South America. Here you can find an extremely wide variety of handicrafts made in Ecuador. On the way we visit the village of Calderon to see the bread figures and Cayambe to taste the typical ‘biscochos’ (local biscuits). After you have explored the Otavalo market, we go to the leather market at Cotacachi or Peguche the weaving town. This trip takes about 8 hours and can depart everyday at 08h00 am (trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation)

Cotopaxi Volcano (100.00 USD)
Cotopaxi Volcano National Park is the highest active volcano in the world (5897 m). We visit a museum in the park and hike around a lagoon at the bottom of the volcano. We then continue by car up the volcano to the parking lot, at over 4500m. Then we walk approximately 1.5hrs to the refuge at 4800m, and after a short break, continue to the glacier (if the weather holds out). This trip takes about 8 hours and can depart everyday at 07h00 am (trip includes guide/driver in English and private transportation)

Papallacta Hot Springs (100.00 USD)
Two hours drive to the east are the Termas de Papallacta. Things to do:
 a) Hot springs pools with different temperatures and sizes with views of the Antisana volcano 5750m. b) Trekking up the river
 on marked path c) Horseback rides
 - extra cost d) Relax in the new spa recently inaugurated (spa services not Included in entrance fee cost.) Important Note: - Lunch not included - Return to Quito in the afternoon. - This tour provides transport service only - Full day tour