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Tower Cruise (Cachalote Explorer)

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

27 February, 2019 to 06 March, 2019 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Cachalote Explorer), departing on 27 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.

Cabin £ 3476 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
8 cabins each with private bath. Hot / cold water showers. Combination of Queen, Double and Twin sized mattresses.
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27 March, 2019 to 03 April, 2019 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Cachalote Explorer), departing on 27 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.

Cabin £ 3476 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
8 cabins each with private bath. Hot / cold water showers. Combination of Queen, Double and Twin sized mattresses.
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24 April, 2019 to 01 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Cachalote Explorer), departing on 24 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.

Cabin £ 3476 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
8 cabins each with private bath. Hot / cold water showers. Combination of Queen, Double and Twin sized mattresses.
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05 May, 2019 to 12 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Cachalote Explorer), departing on 05 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.

Cabin £ 3476 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
8 cabins each with private bath. Hot / cold water showers. Combination of Queen, Double and Twin sized mattresses.
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08 May, 2019 to 15 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Cachalote Explorer), departing on 08 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.

Cabin £ 3476 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
8 cabins each with private bath. Hot / cold water showers. Combination of Queen, Double and Twin sized mattresses.
view cabin photo
05 June, 2019 to 12 June, 2019 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Cachalote Explorer), departing on 05 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.

Cabin £ 3476 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
8 cabins each with private bath. Hot / cold water showers. Combination of Queen, Double and Twin sized mattresses.
view cabin photo
19 June, 2019 to 26 June, 2019 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Cachalote Explorer), departing on 19 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.

Cabin £ 3476 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
8 cabins each with private bath. Hot / cold water showers. Combination of Queen, Double and Twin sized mattresses.
view cabin photo
17 July, 2019 to 24 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Tower Cruise (Cachalote Explorer), departing on 17 July, 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.

Cabin £ 3476 GBP pp (+ National Park Entry/Migratory Card Fees 120 USD pp)
8 cabins each with private bath. Hot / cold water showers. Combination of Queen, Double and Twin sized mattresses.
view cabin photo

Tower Cruise (Cachalote Explorer) itinerary:

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Day 1: Arrive at Baltra Airport / Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island Highlands of Santa Cruz: Galapagos giant tortoises can be seen in the wild in the highlands of Santa Cruz. Charles Darwin Station: 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.
Day 2: South Plaza Island / Santa Fe Island
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. Santa Fe 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.
Day 3: San Cristóbal Island
San Cristóbal Island (Chatham): 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. Galapaguera and el Junco: The lagoon is the only fresh water reservoir in Galapagos and has great views from its altitude of 700m in the highlands of San Cristóbal. Rainwater has collected in the caldera for hundreds of years and formed this lagoon.Galapaguera is a good area to see tortoises in their natural environment.
Day 4: Española (Hood) Island
Hood Island (Española): 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: Floreana Island
Floreana Island: Floreana is best known for its colorful history of buccaneers, whalers, convicts, and early colonists. Punta Cormorant: Punta Cormorant has two contrasting beaches and a large inland lagoon where pink flamingoes can be seen. Devil’s Crown: This is a snorkeling site located just off Punta Cormorant. The site is a completely submerged volcano that has eroded to create the appearance of a jagged crown. Post Office Bay: This is one of the few sites visited for its human history. Visit the wooden mail barrel where letters are dropped off and picked up and remains of the Norwegian fishing village.
Day 6: Santa Cruz Island / James Island
Santa Cruz Island Dragon Hill: Cerro Dragon has hypersalinic small lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingoes James Island (Santiago) 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 Island (Genovesa): 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:
Itineraries are regulated by the Galapagos National Park and are subject to change without prior notice

Tower Cruise (Cachalote Explorer) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Itineraries are regulated by the Galapagos National Park and are subject to change without prior notice
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
Tower Island (Genovesa): 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.
Santa Cruz Island Dragon Hill: Cerro Dragon has hypersalinic small lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingoes James Island (Santiago) 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.
Floreana Island: Floreana is best known for its colorful history of buccaneers, whalers, convicts, and early colonists. Punta Cormorant: Punta Cormorant has two contrasting beaches and a large inland lagoon where pink flamingoes can be seen. Devil’s Crown: This is a snorkeling site located just off Punta Cormorant. The site is a completely submerged volcano that has eroded to create the appearance of a jagged crown. Post Office Bay: This is one of the few sites visited for its human history. Visit the wooden mail barrel where letters are dropped off and picked up and remains of the Norwegian fishing village.
Hood Island (Española): 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.
San Cristóbal Island (Chatham): 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. Galapaguera and el Junco: The lagoon is the only fresh water reservoir in Galapagos and has great views from its altitude of 700m in the highlands of San Cristóbal. Rainwater has collected in the caldera for hundreds of years and formed this lagoon.Galapaguera is a good area to see tortoises in their natural environment.
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. Santa Fe 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.
Santa Cruz Island Highlands of Santa Cruz: Galapagos giant tortoises can be seen in the wild in the highlands of Santa Cruz. Charles Darwin Station: 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.
* = Indicative
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Cachalote, the ship servicing Tower Cruise (Cachalote Explorer)

Cachalote

Vessel type: Motor yacht

Length: 29 metres

Passenger Capacity: 16 passengers

Built: 1971 / Last refurbished 2002  

Cachalote is a comfortable and beautifully decorated motor/sailor built to meet all security standards. Accommodating 16 passengers in her 8 cabins and offering guests plenty of space to relax in the spacious common areas located on her three different wooden decks.

Amenities on board the Cachalote
The Cachalote is a fully air conditioned modern motor sailor. Relax in the salon located on the main deck, equipped with a flat screen TV And DVD systems. Indulge yourself in a great international cuisine offered in her dining room. Friendly and professional staff will make sure your journey in the Galapagos will be unforgettable.

Accommodations on the Cachalote
Cachalote accommodates 16 passengers in her eight cabins. Seven cabins feature upper/lower berths and one cabin offers a matrimonial bed. All cabins have private baths with hot/cold water showers, and are fully air conditioned with individual control.

Cabin layout for Cachalote
• 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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