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Tower Cruise (Beluga)

This itinerary focuses on the Central, Southern and Northern Islands of the Galapagos, including visits to Tower and Hood Island, two of the highlights.

Travelling aboard a yacht ensures the visitor receives the most intimate Galapagos experience. Truly ‘up close and personal’ with nature and the rugged beauty of the islands: Leaning over the bow watching the dolphins riding the bow wave inches away; spotting that whale in the distance; anchoring in a quiet and secluded cove; strolling the beach amongst the sea lions and watching the boobies dive into the surf; it truly is a unique opportunity.

Please Note: A surcharge of $200 per person is applicable during Christmas and New Years weeks.
25 August, 2017 to 01 September, 2017 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), departing on 25 August, 2017

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 £ 3864 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
01 September, 2017 to 08 September, 2017 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), departing on 01 September, 2017

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 £ 3696 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
08 September, 2017 to 15 September, 2017 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), departing on 08 September, 2017

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 £ 3696 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
22 September, 2017 to 29 September, 2017 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), departing on 22 September, 2017

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 £ 3696 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
01 December, 2017 to 08 December, 2017 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), departing on 01 December, 2017

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 £ 3696 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
15 December, 2017 to 22 December, 2017 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), departing on 15 December, 2017

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 £ 3864 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
12 January, 2018 to 19 January, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), departing on 12 January, 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 £ 3864 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
23 February, 2018 to 02 March, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), 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 £ 3864 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
09 March, 2018 to 16 March, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), 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 £ 3864 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
23 March, 2018 to 30 March, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), 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 £ 3864 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
06 April, 2018 to 13 April, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), 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 £ 3864 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
20 April, 2018 to 27 April, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), 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 £ 3864 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
04 May, 2018 to 11 May, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), departing on 04 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.

Standard Cabin £ 3696 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
18 May, 2018 to 25 May, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), departing on 18 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.

Standard Cabin £ 3696 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
01 June, 2018 to 08 June, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), 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 £ 3696 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
15 June, 2018 to 22 June, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), 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 £ 3696 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
29 June, 2018 to 06 July, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), 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 £ 3864 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
13 July, 2018 to 20 July, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), 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 £ 3864 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
27 July, 2018 to 03 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), 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 £ 3864 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
02 November, 2018 to 09 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), 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 £ 3696 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo
16 November, 2018 to 23 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Beluga), 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 £ 3696 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
Double cabin with twin/double bed(s)
view cabin photo

Tower Cruise (Beluga) itinerary:

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Day 1: Arrive at Baltra Airport/Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island, Dragon Hill: Cerro Dragon has hypersalinic small lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingoes
Day 2: Santa Fe Island/South Plaza Island
Santa Fe is a smaller island of 24 km2. The visitor site Santa Fe is located on the northeast end of the island. Highlights include Santa Fe land iguanas, pelican nesting site, sea lion colony, mockingbird, and Palo Santo trees. South Plaza Island: Plazas consists of two very small islands that were uplifted from the sea, separated by a channel. Only South Plazas has a visitor site. The highlights include tall Opuntia cactus, land and marine iguanas, rocky cliff that looks out towards open ocean which is also a nesting site for red-billed tropic birds and gulls, and a seal lion bachelor colony.
Day 3: San Cristóbal Island
San Cristóbal is the easternmost island of Galapagos and also one of the oldest. Witch Hill: Witch Hill (Cerro Brujo) is a volcanic cone that looks over a beautiful white sandy beach which has plenty of sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, waders and marine iguanas. Kicker Rock: Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) is the remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea, the two vertical rocks rising 500 feet from the ocean form a small channel that is navigable by small boats. Many sea birds can be seen here. Pto Baquerizo Moreno: Here you will either visit El Junco o Cerro Tijereta depending on conditions, followed by a visit to the Nature Interpretation Centre. El Junco is a freshwater lagoon at 700m, with great views and ferns, miconias, pintails and gallinules. Cerro Tijereta has a frigate bird colony.
Day 4: Española (Hood) Island
Hood is the oldest of the Southern Islands and is the southernmost in the archipelago. Because of its remote location a unique range of endemic species evolved here Gardner Bay: Located on the northeast of the island, the site has a long and beautiful white sand beach inhabited by sea lion colonies. Islote Garnder and Islote Osborn: These islets are snorkeling sites where visitors will see an abundance of tropical fish, reef sharks, and turtles. Punta Suarez: The wildlife at Punta Suarez is plentiful and varied. Along the cliff visitors can enjoy the blowhole where seawater is forced about 20m into the air. The highlights are the Waved albatross (April-Dec) that are only found on Hood, Galapagos Hawks, blue-footed boobies, Ñasca boobies, and Española lava lizards.
Day 5: Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz is the second largest island and the most populated of all islands. Puerto Ayora & Charles Darwin Station: In Puerto Ayora visitors can enjoy a stroll through town and shopping at one of the many tourist shops, visit the Charles Darwin Station is a research facility and National Park Information center. The Charles Darwin Station has a giant tortoise and land iguana breeding program and interpretation center. Highlands of Santa Cruz: Galapagos giant tortoises can be seen in the wild in the highlands of Santa Cruz.
Day 6: Sombrero Chino Island/James Island
Sombrero Chino is a small volcanic island just off the southeast tip of Santiago. The name of the island describes the shape of the island. Fauna includes Sea lions, marine iguanas and the Galapagos penguin. James Island is located between Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands. This Island offers a wide variety of seabirds, marine iguanas and fur seals. Sullivan Bay: This site is of great geological interest. Highlights: 100 hundred year old lava flow field, pahoehoe formations, and lava bubbles.
Day 7: Tower (Genovesa) Island
Tower is an eroded flat volcanic island, with a natural harbor, which is actually the submerged caldera of this volcanic island. Darwin Bay: The steep cliffs of this area dominate the island. This area is home to thousands of frigate birds, red-footed boobies, Noddy terns, lava gulls, tropicbirds, doves, storm petrels and Darwin’s finches. El Barranco: There is a good possibility of seeing the unique “Short eared owl” at this site. During the dinghy rides along the cliffs fur seals and several species of seabirds can be spotted.
Day 8: Santa Cruz Island/Baltra for return flight to Quito
Santa Cruz Island, Caleta Tortuga (Turtle Cove): Turtle Cove is a red mangrove lagoon on Santa Cruz and a perfect example of how mangroves alter the marine environment to create a rich and unique habitat. Baltra: Return flight to Quito
Please Note:
This itinerary can also be started in San Cristobal on Day 3 and operated as a 6 day / 5 night itinerary. Beluga “15 Day Itinerary”: Fernandina and Tower Itineraries can be combined to form a 15 day itinerary. Itineraries are regulated by the Galapagos National Park and are subject to change without prior notice

Tower Cruise (Beluga) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
This itinerary can also be started in San Cristobal on Day 3 and operated as a 6 day / 5 night itinerary. Beluga “15 Day Itinerary”: Fernandina and Tower Itineraries can be combined to form a 15 day itinerary. Itineraries are regulated by the Galapagos National Park and are subject to change without prior notice
Day 8: Santa Cruz Island/Baltra for return flight to Quito *
Santa Cruz Island, Caleta Tortuga (Turtle Cove): Turtle Cove is a red mangrove lagoon on Santa Cruz and a perfect example of how mangroves alter the marine environment to create a rich and unique habitat. Baltra: Return flight to Quito
Day 7: Tower (Genovesa) Island *
Tower is an eroded flat volcanic island, with a natural harbor, which is actually the submerged caldera of this volcanic island. Darwin Bay: The steep cliffs of this area dominate the island. This area is home to thousands of frigate birds, red-footed boobies, Noddy terns, lava gulls, tropicbirds, doves, storm petrels and Darwin’s finches. El Barranco: There is a good possibility of seeing the unique “Short eared owl” at this site. During the dinghy rides along the cliffs fur seals and several species of seabirds can be spotted.
Day 6: Sombrero Chino Island/James Island *
Sombrero Chino is a small volcanic island just off the southeast tip of Santiago. The name of the island describes the shape of the island. Fauna includes Sea lions, marine iguanas and the Galapagos penguin. James Island is located between Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands. This Island offers a wide variety of seabirds, marine iguanas and fur seals. Sullivan Bay: This site is of great geological interest. Highlights: 100 hundred year old lava flow field, pahoehoe formations, and lava bubbles.
Day 5: Santa Cruz Island *
Santa Cruz is the second largest island and the most populated of all islands. Puerto Ayora & Charles Darwin Station: In Puerto Ayora visitors can enjoy a stroll through town and shopping at one of the many tourist shops, visit the Charles Darwin Station is a research facility and National Park Information center. The Charles Darwin Station has a giant tortoise and land iguana breeding program and interpretation center. Highlands of Santa Cruz: Galapagos giant tortoises can be seen in the wild in the highlands of Santa Cruz.
Day 4: Española (Hood) Island *
Hood is the oldest of the Southern Islands and is the southernmost in the archipelago. Because of its remote location a unique range of endemic species evolved here Gardner Bay: Located on the northeast of the island, the site has a long and beautiful white sand beach inhabited by sea lion colonies. Islote Garnder and Islote Osborn: These islets are snorkeling sites where visitors will see an abundance of tropical fish, reef sharks, and turtles. Punta Suarez: The wildlife at Punta Suarez is plentiful and varied. Along the cliff visitors can enjoy the blowhole where seawater is forced about 20m into the air. The highlights are the Waved albatross (April-Dec) that are only found on Hood, Galapagos Hawks, blue-footed boobies, Ñasca boobies, and Española lava lizards.
Day 3: San Cristóbal Island *
San Cristóbal is the easternmost island of Galapagos and also one of the oldest. Witch Hill: Witch Hill (Cerro Brujo) is a volcanic cone that looks over a beautiful white sandy beach which has plenty of sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, waders and marine iguanas. Kicker Rock: Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) is the remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea, the two vertical rocks rising 500 feet from the ocean form a small channel that is navigable by small boats. Many sea birds can be seen here. Pto Baquerizo Moreno: Here you will either visit El Junco o Cerro Tijereta depending on conditions, followed by a visit to the Nature Interpretation Centre. El Junco is a freshwater lagoon at 700m, with great views and ferns, miconias, pintails and gallinules. Cerro Tijereta has a frigate bird colony.
Day 2: Santa Fe Island/South Plaza Island *
Santa Fe is a smaller island of 24 km2. The visitor site Santa Fe is located on the northeast end of the island. Highlights include Santa Fe land iguanas, pelican nesting site, sea lion colony, mockingbird, and Palo Santo trees. South Plaza Island: Plazas consists of two very small islands that were uplifted from the sea, separated by a channel. Only South Plazas has a visitor site. The highlights include tall Opuntia cactus, land and marine iguanas, rocky cliff that looks out towards open ocean which is also a nesting site for red-billed tropic birds and gulls, and a seal lion bachelor colony.
Day 1: Arrive at Baltra Airport/Santa Cruz Island *
Santa Cruz Island, Dragon Hill: Cerro Dragon has hypersalinic small lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingoes
* = Indicative
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Beluga, the ship servicing Tower Cruise (Beluga)

Beluga

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht

Length: 35 metres

Passenger Capacity: 16

Built/Refurbished: 1968

 

Embark upon this very spacious and comfortable Superior First Class motor yacht. With panoramic windows in the salon and great deck space, Beluga is a fantastic way to cruise the islands in speed and style.

Equipped with the most modern safety systems, Beluga accommodates 16 passengers in 8 double cabins. Each cabin has their own private bathroom equipped with hot & cold water showers. Beluga is fully air conditioned, has spacious social areas with all the comforts and facilities of a superior first class motor yacht; panoramic windows in the salon/dining area.

Enjoy your time on board in the spacious sundeck or relax in the shade of the top deck while cruising between the islands.


 

Cabin layout for Beluga
• Fauna: land iguanas, marine iguanas, lava lizards, sea lions, fur seals, giant tortoise reserve, galapagos snake, waved albatross (march - december), darwin finches, yellow warbler, blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies, nascar boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic birds, hood mockingbirds, galapagos dove, galapagos hawk, storm petrel, short eared owl, lava herons

• Flora: tall opuntia cacti, salt bush, lantana, prickly pear cactus, manzanillo, palo santo, thorn bush, yellow cordia

• Underwater: golden mustard rays, eels, white tip reef sharks, sea turtles, possible hammerheads, varieties of fish

• Activities: walking, hiking, snorkeling, swimming, wildlife watching, bird watching
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