Classic Galapagos: Central Eastern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

11/28/2021 through 12/07/2022
11/28/2021 through 12/10/2022
Intrepid Travel
Grand Queen Beatriz

Classic Galapagos: Central Eastern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Experience the serenity of the Galapagos as you drift across the Pacific Ocean on this 10-day sail of the central eastern islands. The natural beauty and unique wildlife of these Ecuadorian isles are something to behold and, aboard your sailing vessel, you will have the best seat in the house. Retrace the voyage of Charles Darwin by sea, admiring the sandy beaches of Espumilla contrasted with the jagged rock formations and volcanic craters of Isla Santiago. Gaze at the sea, land and sky, spotting blue-footed boobies, Galapagos sea turtles and sea lions in their natural habitat. The central eastern islands of the Galapagos offer so much to explore, so sit back and relax on this spectacular sailing adventure.

Activities

  • Isla San Cristobal – Highlands Walk (1.5 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Santiago – Sullivan Bay – Walk (1.5 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Bartolome – Walk (1.5 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Bartolome – Snorkelling (1.5 hours)
  • Isla Bartolome – Panga ride (30 mins)
  • Isla Santiago – Puerto Egas – Walk (1.45 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Santiago – Puerto Egas – Snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Isla Sanitago – Espumilla Beach – Snorkelling (45 mins)
  • Isla Sanitago – Espumilla Beach – Walk (1.5 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Sanitago – Buccaneer’s Cove – Sail (15 mins)
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Highlands Visit (3 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Charles Darwin Research Station (1.5 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Puerto Ayora free time (1 hour)
  • Isla North Seymour – Walk (2 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla North Seymour – Snorkelling (1 hours)
  • Isla Mosquera – Snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Isla Mosquera – Beach Walk (1.5 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Black Turtle Cove – Panga ride (1.5 hours)
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Cerro Dragon – Walk (1.5 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Cerro Dragon – Snorkelling or swimming (1 hour)
  • Isla Santiago – Sombrero Chino – Snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Sombrero Chino – Walk and Panga ride (2 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Rabida – Snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Isla Rabida – Walk (1.5 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Bachas Beach Walk (1 hour) – Wet Landing

Highlights

  • Get a true taste of the Galapagos, sailing through its central and eastern islands, discovering untouched wilderness and unique wildlife.
  • Enjoy a room with a new view each day, getting to each island in the comfort of the mighty M/Y Grand Queen Beatriz.
  • Encounter giant Galapagos tortoises, blue-footed and masked boobies, pelicans and frigate birds, as well as land and marine iguanas, sea lions, fur seals and perhaps dolphins, whales and sea turtles.
  • Live on island time, with the opportunity to explore coves, craters and inlets off the beaten track – one of the many benefits of a small group sail.
  • Experience the contrasting landscapes of a selection of islands. From the sandy Espumilla beach to the volcanic formation of Pinnacle Rock, you’ll see the diversity of the Galapagos.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
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Day 2 Quito - Isla San Cristobal
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Day 3 Bartolome - Bahia Sullivan
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Day 4 Isla Santiago - Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer Cove - Puerto Egas
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Day 5 Isla Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station - Santa Cruz Highlands
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Day 6 North Seymour - Isla Mosquera
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Day 7 Black Turtle Cove - Cerro Dragon.
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Day 8 Isla Rabida - Sombrero Chino.
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Day 9 Las Bachas - Isla Baltra - Quito
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Day 10 Quito
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