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Galápagos — South Islands

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend four nights exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier 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 won’t be sold onto someone else's ship.
20 February, 2018 to 26 February, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 20 February, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2002 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2121 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
06 March, 2018 to 12 March, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 06 March, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2062 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2181 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
20 March, 2018 to 26 March, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 20 March, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2062 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2181 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
03 April, 2018 to 10 April, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 03 April, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2062 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2181 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
17 April, 2018 to 23 April, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 17 April, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2062 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2181 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
01 May, 2018 to 07 May, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 01 May, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2062 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2181 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
15 May, 2018 to 21 May, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 15 May, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2062 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2181 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
29 May, 2018 to 04 June, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 29 May, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2062 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2181 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
12 June, 2018 to 18 June, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 12 June, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2062 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2181 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
10 July, 2018 to 16 July, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 10 July, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2121 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2240 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
24 July, 2018 to 30 July, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 24 July, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2121 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2240 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
07 August, 2018 to 13 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 07 August, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2121 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2240 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
21 August, 2018 to 27 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 21 August, 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2002 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2121 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
04 September, 2018 to 10 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 04 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2002 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2121 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
30 October, 2018 to 05 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 30 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2002 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2121 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
13 November, 2018 to 19 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 13 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2062 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2181 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
27 November, 2018 to 03 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 27 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2062 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2181 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
11 December, 2018 to 17 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 11 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2002 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2121 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
25 December, 2018 to 31 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 25 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.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2121 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2240 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
08 January, 2019 to 14 January, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 08 January, 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 £ 2542 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2694 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
22 January, 2019 to 28 January, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 22 January, 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 £ 2542 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2694 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
05 February, 2019 to 11 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 05 February, 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 £ 2542 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2694 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
19 February, 2019 to 25 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 19 February, 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 £ 2542 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2694 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
05 March, 2019 to 11 March, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 05 March, 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 £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
19 March, 2019 to 25 March, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 19 March, 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 £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
02 April, 2019 to 08 April, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 02 April, 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 £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
16 April, 2019 to 22 April, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 16 April, 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 £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
30 April, 2019 to 06 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 30 April, 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 £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
14 May, 2019 to 20 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 14 May, 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 £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
28 May, 2019 to 03 June, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 28 May, 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 £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
11 June, 2019 to 17 June, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 11 June, 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 £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
25 June, 2019 to 01 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — South Islands , departing on 25 June, 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 £ 2694 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2839 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo

Galápagos — South Islands itinerary:

show reverse itinerary
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time. Our representative will greet everyone at the hotel and brief the group on the various aspects of the tour. If you are not able to attend the welcome meeting, a representative will leave all important information at the hotel’s reception indicating what time to be ready on Day 2 of the trip.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora
Day 2Quito/Puerto Ayora Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across Santa Cruz Island to Puerto Ayora to board the boat. Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival meet the Naturalist Guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Xavier, which is moored in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. Visit a tortoise ranch in the Santa Cruz highlands and get up close and personal with these ancient creatures. Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into the Galápagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will generally arrive onto the boat in time for lunch on Day 2 before the afternoon activity. The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galápagos as well as ecological study, conservation, and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage.
Day 3 Isla Rábida/Bachas Beach
Land at Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach for walks to observe the bird and wildlife as well as free time for swimming and snorkelling. In the morning, go on an excursion to Rábida Island, and land on a red sand beach. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach to see the sea lions and plentiful bird life.
Day 4 Floreana Island
Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay in the afternoon. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet. Morning visit to Punta Cormorant on the northern part of Floreana. This is a perfect spot to go snorkelling from the boat, as the waters are home to a multitude of colourful fish and sea lions. Please be sure you are a comfortable swimmer, the water here can be rough and the currents are strong. In the afternoon, visit Post Office Bay, which has an older and less mysterious history. A short hike up past the post barrel takes you to an interesting lava cave.
Day 5 Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner
Visit Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay on Española Island. Enjoy guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.
Day 6 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito. Reach San Cristóbal in the morning. Disembark after breakfast then visit the Interpretation Centre, and transfer to the airport for the flight 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 7 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 — South Islands reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
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.
Day 7 Quito *
Depart at any time.
Day 6 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito *
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito. Reach San Cristóbal in the morning. Disembark after breakfast then visit the Interpretation Centre, and transfer to the airport for the flight 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 5 Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner *
Visit Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay on Española Island. Enjoy guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.
Day 4 Floreana Island *
Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay in the afternoon. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet. Morning visit to Punta Cormorant on the northern part of Floreana. This is a perfect spot to go snorkelling from the boat, as the waters are home to a multitude of colourful fish and sea lions. Please be sure you are a comfortable swimmer, the water here can be rough and the currents are strong. In the afternoon, visit Post Office Bay, which has an older and less mysterious history. A short hike up past the post barrel takes you to an interesting lava cave.
Day 3 Isla Rábida/Bachas Beach *
Land at Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach for walks to observe the bird and wildlife as well as free time for swimming and snorkelling. In the morning, go on an excursion to Rábida Island, and land on a red sand beach. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach to see the sea lions and plentiful bird life.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora *
Day 2Quito/Puerto Ayora Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across Santa Cruz Island to Puerto Ayora to board the boat. Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival meet the Naturalist Guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Xavier, which is moored in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. Visit a tortoise ranch in the Santa Cruz highlands and get up close and personal with these ancient creatures. Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into the Galápagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will generally arrive onto the boat in time for lunch on Day 2 before the afternoon activity. The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galápagos as well as ecological study, conservation, and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage.
Day 1 Quito *
Arrive at any time. Our representative will greet everyone at the hotel and brief the group on the various aspects of the tour. If you are not able to attend the welcome meeting, a representative will leave all important information at the hotel’s reception indicating what time to be ready on Day 2 of the trip.
* = Indicative
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Xavier III, the ship servicing Galápagos — South 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
• Encounter bright-pink flamingos feeding in hidden lagoons

• Snorkel along colourful reefs searching for sea turtles and playing with sea lions

• See marine iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and playing in the surf
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