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Galapagos North - Central Cruise A (Galapagos Legend)

A short trip through the Galapagos islands for those of you with limited time this is a great cruise for you.

Genovesa is the perfect place for all bird lovers, great opportunities to see different species of birds including a big colony of the colorful red-footed booby. Spectacular views from cliff tops, palo santo trees, tidal pools where sea lions can be observed.
17 September, 2018 to 20 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Galapagos North - Central Cruise A (Galapagos Legend), departing on 17 September, 2018

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.

Standard Cabin £ 1249 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
3 interior cabins. Located in the Earth Deck. Single & Double options available Average Area: 13 m2 / 140 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
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Stanard Plus Cabin £ 1545 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
7 cabins with portholes. Located on the Sea Deck & the Earth Deck. Double options available. Average Area: 11 m2 / 118 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
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Junior Suite £ 1765 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
Featuring big panoramic windows to admire the landscape, offering a wide variety of arrangements in Double & Triple and interconnected configurations, enjoy the perks of having the family together in private quarters with even more space for your comfort. General Specifications Located in the Earth Deck. 2 Panoramic windows in each cabin. Double & Triple options. Interconnected options available.> 24 Junior Suites (Average Area: 15 m2 / 161 ft2). 4 Junior Plus Suites (Average Area: 20 m2 / 215 ft2). Top of the line amenities. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs.
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Balcony Suite £ 2099 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
One of the most striking aspects of our ship: 17 top of the line Balcony Suites located in the Sky Deck and the Moon Deck, measuring an average of 22 m2 (237 ft2). Including a significant redesign and general upgrades to more than satisfy customer´s expectations. General Specifications 9 Balcony Suites in the Moon Deck. 8 Balcony Suites in the Sky Deck. Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
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Legend Balcony Suite £ 2439 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
We have upsized and renamed our biggest and most comfortable cabin; our new Legend Balcony Suite will feature plenty of space to move around freely; including a generously large balcony, perfect for sophisticated & distinguished clientele. General Specifications 1 cabin located in the Moon Deck. Area 33 m2 / 355 ft2 Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Exclusive & exquisite decoration. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
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01 October, 2018 to 04 October, 2018 Make a booking request for Galapagos North - Central Cruise A (Galapagos Legend), departing on 01 October, 2018

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.

Standard Cabin £ 1249 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
3 interior cabins. Located in the Earth Deck. Single & Double options available Average Area: 13 m2 / 140 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
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Stanard Plus Cabin £ 1545 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
7 cabins with portholes. Located on the Sea Deck & the Earth Deck. Double options available. Average Area: 11 m2 / 118 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
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Junior Suite £ 1765 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
Featuring big panoramic windows to admire the landscape, offering a wide variety of arrangements in Double & Triple and interconnected configurations, enjoy the perks of having the family together in private quarters with even more space for your comfort. General Specifications Located in the Earth Deck. 2 Panoramic windows in each cabin. Double & Triple options. Interconnected options available.> 24 Junior Suites (Average Area: 15 m2 / 161 ft2). 4 Junior Plus Suites (Average Area: 20 m2 / 215 ft2). Top of the line amenities. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs.
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Balcony Suite £ 2099 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
One of the most striking aspects of our ship: 17 top of the line Balcony Suites located in the Sky Deck and the Moon Deck, measuring an average of 22 m2 (237 ft2). Including a significant redesign and general upgrades to more than satisfy customer´s expectations. General Specifications 9 Balcony Suites in the Moon Deck. 8 Balcony Suites in the Sky Deck. Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Legend Balcony Suite £ 2439 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
We have upsized and renamed our biggest and most comfortable cabin; our new Legend Balcony Suite will feature plenty of space to move around freely; including a generously large balcony, perfect for sophisticated & distinguished clientele. General Specifications 1 cabin located in the Moon Deck. Area 33 m2 / 355 ft2 Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Exclusive & exquisite decoration. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
15 October, 2018 to 18 October, 2018 Make a booking request for Galapagos North - Central Cruise A (Galapagos Legend), departing on 15 October, 2018

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.

Standard Cabin £ 1249 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
3 interior cabins. Located in the Earth Deck. Single & Double options available Average Area: 13 m2 / 140 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Stanard Plus Cabin £ 1545 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
7 cabins with portholes. Located on the Sea Deck & the Earth Deck. Double options available. Average Area: 11 m2 / 118 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Junior Suite £ 1765 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
Featuring big panoramic windows to admire the landscape, offering a wide variety of arrangements in Double & Triple and interconnected configurations, enjoy the perks of having the family together in private quarters with even more space for your comfort. General Specifications Located in the Earth Deck. 2 Panoramic windows in each cabin. Double & Triple options. Interconnected options available.> 24 Junior Suites (Average Area: 15 m2 / 161 ft2). 4 Junior Plus Suites (Average Area: 20 m2 / 215 ft2). Top of the line amenities. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs.
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Balcony Suite £ 2099 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
One of the most striking aspects of our ship: 17 top of the line Balcony Suites located in the Sky Deck and the Moon Deck, measuring an average of 22 m2 (237 ft2). Including a significant redesign and general upgrades to more than satisfy customer´s expectations. General Specifications 9 Balcony Suites in the Moon Deck. 8 Balcony Suites in the Sky Deck. Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Legend Balcony Suite £ 2439 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
We have upsized and renamed our biggest and most comfortable cabin; our new Legend Balcony Suite will feature plenty of space to move around freely; including a generously large balcony, perfect for sophisticated & distinguished clientele. General Specifications 1 cabin located in the Moon Deck. Area 33 m2 / 355 ft2 Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Exclusive & exquisite decoration. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
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29 October, 2018 to 01 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Galapagos North - Central Cruise A (Galapagos Legend), departing on 29 October, 2018

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.

Standard Cabin £ 1249 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
3 interior cabins. Located in the Earth Deck. Single & Double options available Average Area: 13 m2 / 140 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Stanard Plus Cabin £ 1545 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
7 cabins with portholes. Located on the Sea Deck & the Earth Deck. Double options available. Average Area: 11 m2 / 118 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Junior Suite £ 1765 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
Featuring big panoramic windows to admire the landscape, offering a wide variety of arrangements in Double & Triple and interconnected configurations, enjoy the perks of having the family together in private quarters with even more space for your comfort. General Specifications Located in the Earth Deck. 2 Panoramic windows in each cabin. Double & Triple options. Interconnected options available.> 24 Junior Suites (Average Area: 15 m2 / 161 ft2). 4 Junior Plus Suites (Average Area: 20 m2 / 215 ft2). Top of the line amenities. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs.
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Balcony Suite £ 2099 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
One of the most striking aspects of our ship: 17 top of the line Balcony Suites located in the Sky Deck and the Moon Deck, measuring an average of 22 m2 (237 ft2). Including a significant redesign and general upgrades to more than satisfy customer´s expectations. General Specifications 9 Balcony Suites in the Moon Deck. 8 Balcony Suites in the Sky Deck. Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Legend Balcony Suite £ 2439 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
We have upsized and renamed our biggest and most comfortable cabin; our new Legend Balcony Suite will feature plenty of space to move around freely; including a generously large balcony, perfect for sophisticated & distinguished clientele. General Specifications 1 cabin located in the Moon Deck. Area 33 m2 / 355 ft2 Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Exclusive & exquisite decoration. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
12 November, 2018 to 15 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Galapagos North - Central Cruise A (Galapagos Legend), departing on 12 November, 2018

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.

Standard Cabin £ 1249 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
3 interior cabins. Located in the Earth Deck. Single & Double options available Average Area: 13 m2 / 140 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Stanard Plus Cabin £ 1545 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
7 cabins with portholes. Located on the Sea Deck & the Earth Deck. Double options available. Average Area: 11 m2 / 118 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Junior Suite £ 1765 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
Featuring big panoramic windows to admire the landscape, offering a wide variety of arrangements in Double & Triple and interconnected configurations, enjoy the perks of having the family together in private quarters with even more space for your comfort. General Specifications Located in the Earth Deck. 2 Panoramic windows in each cabin. Double & Triple options. Interconnected options available.> 24 Junior Suites (Average Area: 15 m2 / 161 ft2). 4 Junior Plus Suites (Average Area: 20 m2 / 215 ft2). Top of the line amenities. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs.
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Balcony Suite £ 2099 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
One of the most striking aspects of our ship: 17 top of the line Balcony Suites located in the Sky Deck and the Moon Deck, measuring an average of 22 m2 (237 ft2). Including a significant redesign and general upgrades to more than satisfy customer´s expectations. General Specifications 9 Balcony Suites in the Moon Deck. 8 Balcony Suites in the Sky Deck. Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Legend Balcony Suite £ 2439 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
We have upsized and renamed our biggest and most comfortable cabin; our new Legend Balcony Suite will feature plenty of space to move around freely; including a generously large balcony, perfect for sophisticated & distinguished clientele. General Specifications 1 cabin located in the Moon Deck. Area 33 m2 / 355 ft2 Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Exclusive & exquisite decoration. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
26 November, 2018 to 29 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Galapagos North - Central Cruise A (Galapagos Legend), departing on 26 November, 2018

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.

Standard Cabin £ 1249 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
3 interior cabins. Located in the Earth Deck. Single & Double options available Average Area: 13 m2 / 140 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Stanard Plus Cabin £ 1545 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
7 cabins with portholes. Located on the Sea Deck & the Earth Deck. Double options available. Average Area: 11 m2 / 118 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Junior Suite £ 1765 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
Featuring big panoramic windows to admire the landscape, offering a wide variety of arrangements in Double & Triple and interconnected configurations, enjoy the perks of having the family together in private quarters with even more space for your comfort. General Specifications Located in the Earth Deck. 2 Panoramic windows in each cabin. Double & Triple options. Interconnected options available.> 24 Junior Suites (Average Area: 15 m2 / 161 ft2). 4 Junior Plus Suites (Average Area: 20 m2 / 215 ft2). Top of the line amenities. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs.
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Balcony Suite £ 2099 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
One of the most striking aspects of our ship: 17 top of the line Balcony Suites located in the Sky Deck and the Moon Deck, measuring an average of 22 m2 (237 ft2). Including a significant redesign and general upgrades to more than satisfy customer´s expectations. General Specifications 9 Balcony Suites in the Moon Deck. 8 Balcony Suites in the Sky Deck. Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Legend Balcony Suite £ 2439 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
We have upsized and renamed our biggest and most comfortable cabin; our new Legend Balcony Suite will feature plenty of space to move around freely; including a generously large balcony, perfect for sophisticated & distinguished clientele. General Specifications 1 cabin located in the Moon Deck. Area 33 m2 / 355 ft2 Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Exclusive & exquisite decoration. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
10 December, 2018 to 13 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Galapagos North - Central Cruise A (Galapagos Legend), departing on 10 December, 2018

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.

Standard Cabin £ 1249 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
3 interior cabins. Located in the Earth Deck. Single & Double options available Average Area: 13 m2 / 140 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Stanard Plus Cabin £ 1545 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
7 cabins with portholes. Located on the Sea Deck & the Earth Deck. Double options available. Average Area: 11 m2 / 118 ft2 Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Junior Suite £ 1765 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
Featuring big panoramic windows to admire the landscape, offering a wide variety of arrangements in Double & Triple and interconnected configurations, enjoy the perks of having the family together in private quarters with even more space for your comfort. General Specifications Located in the Earth Deck. 2 Panoramic windows in each cabin. Double & Triple options. Interconnected options available.> 24 Junior Suites (Average Area: 15 m2 / 161 ft2). 4 Junior Plus Suites (Average Area: 20 m2 / 215 ft2). Top of the line amenities. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs.
view cabin photo
Balcony Suite £ 2099 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
One of the most striking aspects of our ship: 17 top of the line Balcony Suites located in the Sky Deck and the Moon Deck, measuring an average of 22 m2 (237 ft2). Including a significant redesign and general upgrades to more than satisfy customer´s expectations. General Specifications 9 Balcony Suites in the Moon Deck. 8 Balcony Suites in the Sky Deck. Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
view cabin photo
Legend Balcony Suite £ 2439 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Entrance Fee + Fuel Surcharge 170 USD pp)
We have upsized and renamed our biggest and most comfortable cabin; our new Legend Balcony Suite will feature plenty of space to move around freely; including a generously large balcony, perfect for sophisticated & distinguished clientele. General Specifications 1 cabin located in the Moon Deck. Area 33 m2 / 355 ft2 Double & Triple options. Panoramic view windows & private balcony. Exclusive & exquisite decoration. Mini fridge & champagne. Top of the line amenities & bathrobe. Thermos & iconic postcards as souvenirs
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Galapagos North - Central Cruise A (Galapagos Legend) itinerary:

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Day 1 Baltra Airport & Highlands Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz Island)
Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island (2 ½-hour flight). Arriving in the Galapagos, passengers are picked up at the airport by our natural guides and taken to a ten-minute bus drive to the pier to board the M/V Galapagos Legend. Dry landing. In the central highlands of Santa Cruz Island we have our best opportunity to interact at close quarters with totally wild, Galapagos giant tortoises. A short walk among these huge, 600lb, reptiles will also offer the chance for more highland species, especially several species of the famed finches.
Day 2 El Barranco, Prince Philip’s Steps & Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)
Riding our pangas to the far side of the caldera, red-billed tropicbirds display vociferously overhead while Galapagos fur seals can be seen on the shoreline. Once at the top of the rocky stairway we are immediately met by Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, mockingbirds and finches that line our way through a palo santo forest until we arrive at an expansive open lava field. Wedge-rumped storm petrels swarm above the lava where we keep our eyes peeled for short-eared owls. From within the flooded caldera of Tower Island we set foot onto a sandy beach to be greeted by swallow-tailed gulls often said to be the most beautiful gull in the world. Our short, flat, trail leads us past stands of mangroves and saltbush on which we have our best possible looks at nesting red-footed boobies and great frigatebirds. At the tidal lagoon we may also see the rarest gull in the world, our very own, endemic lava gull.
Day 3 Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island) & Santa Fe Island
Dry landing. Arriving to a small lava dock our first encounters are with marine iguanas that blend-in perfectly to the dark rock. As we walk past large prickly pear cacti we arrive to one end of a long, sickle-shaped, beach with Dragon Hill standing in the distance. Our walk takes us on a circular path, past a shallow lake where flamingoes frequently come to feed. Waders such as stilts, turnstones and sandpipers work the muddy edges frenetically looking for food as we continue inland to a dry, forested habitat where land iguanas nest and burrow. Wet landing. After a fabulous snorkel in the turquoise waters of the protected bay we may have enjoyed time with sea lions, turtles, reef sharks and spotted eagle rays. Landing onto a sandy beach we are immediately distracted by the abundant sea lions there with us. We begin a walk past a forest of island-endemic giant Opuntia cacti. Here we search for another island-endemic the Santa Fe land iguana, paler than its cousins on other islands. Galapagos hawks and even endemic rice rats are also things to look out for.
Day 4 Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island) & Baltra Airport
Wet landing. Named for some wrecked World War II barges whose ribs are still visible in the sand this visitor site offers great swimming, a lovely walk along the shore and a visit to a lagoon behind the high tide line with wading birds, marine iguanas and sometimes even flamingoes. The two beaches are also favorite nesting sites for green turtles which often leave tractor-like tracks in the sand. After the visit, passengers will be transferred to the airport for their return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
Please Note:
We reserve the right to change itineraries without prior notice if considered appropriate due to National Park rules, force majeure or any consideration at Captain’s discretion, without being liable for refunds of any kind.

Galapagos North - Central Cruise A (Galapagos Legend) reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
We reserve the right to change itineraries without prior notice if considered appropriate due to National Park rules, force majeure or any consideration at Captain’s discretion, without being liable for refunds of any kind.
Day 4 Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island) & Baltra Airport *
Wet landing. Named for some wrecked World War II barges whose ribs are still visible in the sand this visitor site offers great swimming, a lovely walk along the shore and a visit to a lagoon behind the high tide line with wading birds, marine iguanas and sometimes even flamingoes. The two beaches are also favorite nesting sites for green turtles which often leave tractor-like tracks in the sand. After the visit, passengers will be transferred to the airport for their return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
Day 3 Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island) & Santa Fe Island *
Dry landing. Arriving to a small lava dock our first encounters are with marine iguanas that blend-in perfectly to the dark rock. As we walk past large prickly pear cacti we arrive to one end of a long, sickle-shaped, beach with Dragon Hill standing in the distance. Our walk takes us on a circular path, past a shallow lake where flamingoes frequently come to feed. Waders such as stilts, turnstones and sandpipers work the muddy edges frenetically looking for food as we continue inland to a dry, forested habitat where land iguanas nest and burrow. Wet landing. After a fabulous snorkel in the turquoise waters of the protected bay we may have enjoyed time with sea lions, turtles, reef sharks and spotted eagle rays. Landing onto a sandy beach we are immediately distracted by the abundant sea lions there with us. We begin a walk past a forest of island-endemic giant Opuntia cacti. Here we search for another island-endemic the Santa Fe land iguana, paler than its cousins on other islands. Galapagos hawks and even endemic rice rats are also things to look out for.
Day 2 El Barranco, Prince Philip’s Steps & Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island) *
Riding our pangas to the far side of the caldera, red-billed tropicbirds display vociferously overhead while Galapagos fur seals can be seen on the shoreline. Once at the top of the rocky stairway we are immediately met by Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, mockingbirds and finches that line our way through a palo santo forest until we arrive at an expansive open lava field. Wedge-rumped storm petrels swarm above the lava where we keep our eyes peeled for short-eared owls. From within the flooded caldera of Tower Island we set foot onto a sandy beach to be greeted by swallow-tailed gulls often said to be the most beautiful gull in the world. Our short, flat, trail leads us past stands of mangroves and saltbush on which we have our best possible looks at nesting red-footed boobies and great frigatebirds. At the tidal lagoon we may also see the rarest gull in the world, our very own, endemic lava gull.
Day 1 Baltra Airport & Highlands Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz Island) *
Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island (2 ½-hour flight). Arriving in the Galapagos, passengers are picked up at the airport by our natural guides and taken to a ten-minute bus drive to the pier to board the M/V Galapagos Legend. Dry landing. In the central highlands of Santa Cruz Island we have our best opportunity to interact at close quarters with totally wild, Galapagos giant tortoises. A short walk among these huge, 600lb, reptiles will also offer the chance for more highland species, especially several species of the famed finches.
* = Indicative
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Galapagos Legend

This magnificent vessel has capacity for just 100 guests and is still small enough for a more intimate experience with friends and family. With her three decks, the Galapagos Legend offers a great variety of comfortable and spacious social areas without losing its sense of intimacy.

Its fantastic open decks allow you to admire the islands' flora and fauna, enjoy a BBQ at night, or take some sun at the pool and bar areas.

Galapagos Legend carris a maximum of 100 passengers, and also 56 crew, including 7 trained naturalists.

Junior suiteCabins
The M/VGalapagos Legend has 53 ocean view, air-conditioned cabins plus 3 interior cabins, with lower beds and private facilities; two double or one matrimonial bed, triple accommodation, interconnecting doors particularly suited for families and friends traveling together. Each cabin includes: safe, entertainment system with LCD TVs, hair dryer, special bedding, and updated furniture. Internal, local and international satellite telephone service is offered, Wi-Fi is accessible when anchoring in main islands.

Interconnecting rooms
There are interconnecting cabins in all classes of suite and cabin, and also it is possible to add a third bed to most suites.

Families
Crucially there are several interconnected cabins that are ideal for families with children. Children can enjoy a wide range of activities on board like stargazing, a visit to the bridge to meet the Captain, Nintendo Wii, handcrafts, and much more. There ia also a special menu for children that will satisfy even the most picky-eater. On family departures there is a kids corner with trained staff and various activities for children of all ages.

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Interior of Legend

Cabin layout for Galapagos Legend
• Enjoy full board, two daily guided excursions with optional activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, dinghy rides and our new feature daily diving tours for license-holding divers

• Encounter Giant tortoises, tree & ground Darwin finches, red footed boobies, short-eared owl

• See four species of mangrove, declared as a “Turtle Sanctuary”

• Discover one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles and flamingoes
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