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Southern Galápagos (Isabella II)

Our itinerary together begins on Santa Cruz Island, the most populous in the archipelago. Here, we first explore the highlands of the islands with their lush vegetation before venturing down to the world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station to meet giant tortoises face to face. After embarking at the end of the day, we sail south to the island of Floreana, where we disembark at Post Office Bay in the morning and Cormorant Point in the afternoon – both full of life and history. We then head west to Española Island, with its remarkable visitor site (a favourite of many visitors): Punta Suárez. Here, we'll wander along the rugged coastline, home to hundreds of marine iguanas, sealions, marine birds, and even albatross (at certain times of year). In the afternoon, Gardner Bay provides a wonderful setting for a combination of beach-time, swimming, snorkelling or exploring aboard the glass-bottom boat. San Cristóbal Island is next, the capital of the Galápagos Province. We explore the northern shores of the island, visiting the fascinating sites of Punta Pitt and Cerro Brujo, taking us back to the young Charles Darwin's visit of 1835. We end our journey at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Wherever we sail, whatever we do, all the crew aboard the Isabela II will do our utmost to ensure your Galápagos experience is truly deeply moving and memorable.

Please Note: During Peak Season (Dec 24 - Jan 01) there will be a surcharge of US$155 pp
23 February, 2018 to 27 February, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 23 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.

Standard Cabin Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
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Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
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Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
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09 March, 2018 to 13 March, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 09 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.

Standard Cabin Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
23 March, 2018 to 27 March, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 23 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.

Standard Cabin Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
06 April, 2018 to 10 April, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 06 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.

Standard Cabin Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
20 April, 2018 to 24 April, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 20 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.

Standard Cabin Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
01 June, 2018 to 05 June, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 01 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.

Standard Cabin Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
15 June, 2018 to 19 June, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 15 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.

Standard Cabin Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
29 June, 2018 to 03 July, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 29 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.

Standard Cabin Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
13 July, 2018 to 17 July, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 13 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.

Standard Cabin Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
27 July, 2018 to 31 July, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 27 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.

Standard Cabin Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
10 August, 2018 to 14 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 10 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.

Standard Cabin Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
24 August, 2018 to 28 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 24 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.

Standard Cabin Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
07 September, 2018 to 11 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 07 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 Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
21 September, 2018 to 25 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 21 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 Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
05 October, 2018 to 09 October, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 05 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 Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
19 October, 2018 to 23 October, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 19 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 Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
02 November, 2018 to 06 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 02 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 Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
16 November, 2018 to 20 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 16 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 Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
30 November, 2018 to 04 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 30 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 Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
14 December, 2018 to 18 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 14 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 Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
28 December, 2018 to 01 January, 2019 Make a booking request for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II), departing on 28 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 Double £ 2565 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.05 sq.m./128 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Classic Cabin Twin/Double £ 2722 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
12.80 sq.m/139 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo
Owners Suite Queen £ 2849 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park admission fee and transit Control Card for Galapagos 120 USD pp)
18.90 sq.m./170 sq.ft. Air conditioned throughout, Safety boxes, Hair dryers
view cabin photo

Southern Galápagos (Isabella II) itinerary:

show reverse itinerary
Day 1 - Friday - Baltra Airport and Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
We arrive at Baltra Airport and transfer to the Itabaca Channel to take a ferry across to Santa Cruz Island. A 30-minute bus ride takes us to a restaurant in the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island to enjoy lunch, and then continue to Puerto Ayora. After driving down from the highlands, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest home to many land birds. These are the headquarters of scientific investigation, conservation and the National Park administration. Late afternoon stroll along the main street of Puerto Ayora before embarking on Yacht Isabela II. Expedition plan review, Captain's welcome cocktail and dinner.
Day 2 - Saturday - Post Office Bay, Baroness Cove and Cormorant Point (Floreana Island)
After breakfast, we land at Post Office Bay to visit the historic barrel that has been serving as a post office in the archipelago for over two centuries. Snorkelling off the beach. Our visit to Punta Cormorant takes in an olivine-crystal beach for an easy walk by a brackish water lagoon where bird species like greater flamingos may be observed. On the other side of the island, we come to a white-sand beach where sea turtles come out at night to nest. We can usually snorkel at "Champion Islet" site, panga ride or ride in our glass-bottom boat.
Day 3 - Sunday - Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay (Española Island)
Our morning outing at Punta Suárez provides an exciting walk on lava/boulder terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including the waved albatrosses (April - January), boobies, swallow-tail gulls, and the famous "blowhole". Also, look for red-green-black marine iguanas. Back on board for lunch. In the afternoon, we set down at this beautiful, white coral beach for a short walk to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds, finches or enjoy the beach. There is great snorkelling in this area, or else there's time to kayak, panga ride or ride the glass-bottom boat.
Day 4 - Monday - Punta Pitt and Cerro Brujo (San Cristóbal Island)
In the morning, we land on the eastern tip of the island. The trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline and is the only site in the Galápagos where the three species of boobies can be found together, as well as the two frigate species, plus a colony of bachelor sea lions. After the walk, if conditions are favourable, there is a chance to swim, kayak or snorkel from the beach or a panga ride. In the afternoon, following lunch on board, we head out on the pangas along the tuff stone-layered shores that take us to Cerro Brujo's expansive, white coraline beach. Enjoy an easy walk with rewarding birdwatching, including good views of seabirds and shore birds. Also, look out for Galapagos sea lions. These are the same shores that Charles Darwin walked upon back in September 1835. After the walk, there is a chance to swim and enjoy the fabulous beach.
Day 5 - Tuesday - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristóbal-Chatham Island)
After breakfast, we depart to pier and airport for our flight back to the mainland.
Please Note:
Galápagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical or operational reasons.

Southern Galápagos (Isabella II) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Galápagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical or operational reasons.
Day 5 - Tuesday - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristóbal-Chatham Island) *
After breakfast, we depart to pier and airport for our flight back to the mainland.
Day 4 - Monday - Punta Pitt and Cerro Brujo (San Cristóbal Island) *
In the morning, we land on the eastern tip of the island. The trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline and is the only site in the Galápagos where the three species of boobies can be found together, as well as the two frigate species, plus a colony of bachelor sea lions. After the walk, if conditions are favourable, there is a chance to swim, kayak or snorkel from the beach or a panga ride. In the afternoon, following lunch on board, we head out on the pangas along the tuff stone-layered shores that take us to Cerro Brujo's expansive, white coraline beach. Enjoy an easy walk with rewarding birdwatching, including good views of seabirds and shore birds. Also, look out for Galapagos sea lions. These are the same shores that Charles Darwin walked upon back in September 1835. After the walk, there is a chance to swim and enjoy the fabulous beach.
Day 3 - Sunday - Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay (Española Island) *
Our morning outing at Punta Suárez provides an exciting walk on lava/boulder terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including the waved albatrosses (April - January), boobies, swallow-tail gulls, and the famous "blowhole". Also, look for red-green-black marine iguanas. Back on board for lunch. In the afternoon, we set down at this beautiful, white coral beach for a short walk to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds, finches or enjoy the beach. There is great snorkelling in this area, or else there's time to kayak, panga ride or ride the glass-bottom boat.
Day 2 - Saturday - Post Office Bay, Baroness Cove and Cormorant Point (Floreana Island) *
After breakfast, we land at Post Office Bay to visit the historic barrel that has been serving as a post office in the archipelago for over two centuries. Snorkelling off the beach. Our visit to Punta Cormorant takes in an olivine-crystal beach for an easy walk by a brackish water lagoon where bird species like greater flamingos may be observed. On the other side of the island, we come to a white-sand beach where sea turtles come out at night to nest. We can usually snorkel at "Champion Islet" site, panga ride or ride in our glass-bottom boat.
Day 1 - Friday - Baltra Airport and Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island) *
We arrive at Baltra Airport and transfer to the Itabaca Channel to take a ferry across to Santa Cruz Island. A 30-minute bus ride takes us to a restaurant in the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island to enjoy lunch, and then continue to Puerto Ayora. After driving down from the highlands, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest home to many land birds. These are the headquarters of scientific investigation, conservation and the National Park administration. Late afternoon stroll along the main street of Puerto Ayora before embarking on Yacht Isabela II. Expedition plan review, Captain's welcome cocktail and dinner.
* = Indicative
Map for Southern Galápagos (Isabella II)
Isabella II, the ship servicing Southern Galápagos (Isabella II)

Isabella II

Vessel Type:  Small Ship

Length:  53.7m

Passenger Capacity: 40 guests

Built: 1979 /  2000

The Isabela II cruises offer enriching wildlife encounters whether amid the islands' haunting volcanic landscapes or beneath the waves of its marine reserve, all in the company of passionate, dedicated and expert naturalist guides. The islands' marine life can be appreciated with a snorkel and mask, paddling a kayak or aboard our glass-bottom boat.

On board, guests find delicious cuisine, faultless service and excellent facilities, including a Jacuzzi, fitness room, bar and outside deck for al fresco meals, drinks and sunbathing. Her crew has remained virtually unchanged for years, their dedication, attention to detail and passion for service touching every one of her guests.

 

Cabin layout for Isabella II
• Highlight Sites: Post Office Bay, Charles Darwin Research Station, Kicker Rock

• Icon Species: Galápagos sea lion, Gant tortoises, Marine iguanas, Blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Red-footed boobies, Galápagos doves, Galápagos mockingbirds, San Cristóbal mockingbirds, Española mockingbirds, Floreana Mockingbirds, Darwin finches, Galápagos hawks, Brown pelicans, Galápagos penguins, Swallow-tailed gulls, Lava gulls, Lava (striated) herons, Waved albatrosses (April to January)
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