Galapagos South Islands Cruise on board the Petrel

Galapagos South Islands Cruise on board the Petrel
Galapagos Cruise - 5 Nights / 6 Days. Visits the Southern islands of the archipelago. This rout's liveaboard is the M/C Petrel catamaran, which has 16 guests and is in the luxury category.

Day by day

Day 1 : Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters & Baltra Island

Our staff will greet you at the airport in Baltra and take you directly to the boat.

Santa Cruz island: Twin Craters

The guide will give you a briefing on all aspects of living aboard, and you'll then be ready to travel to Los Gemelos (The Twin Craters). You should wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes for hiking. Also, bring any other items such as walking sticks or cameras.

Santa Cruz is a popular tourist destination today. It is home to approximately 12,000 Galapagos residents and has the longest paved road throughout the archipelago. It is important to eradicate all non-native animals and plants that destroy native and endangered species. Although there is no evidence of volcanic activity, it does not mean that there is none. Santa Cruz is a Spanish word meaning holy cross. However, its English name comes directly from the British vessel Indefatigable.

Gemelos or the Twin Craters, which means "twins" in Spanish, is a pair of caves formed in the magma chambers from a former volcano. The once-full chambers have collapsed, resulting in two similar craters. These craters can be viewed on a short hike through Scalesia forests. You will then be transferred to your yacht after the visit to Twin Craters. After the visit to the Twin Craters, you will be transferred to your cabin. Here you can relax and enjoy some time before the briefing.

Day 2 : South Plaza Island & Santa Fe Island

South Plaza Island

South Plaza is the smallest island with a visitor center, but it is home to an amazing variety of flora & fauna. The island is home to a large number of Sesuvium plants, including the prickly pear-cactus tree, which provides food for the land Iguana. A few years back, mice were eradicated from the island. This helped the land iguana population grow again.

Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe Island is the only place where you can find Opuntia Cactus. It is also home to the Santa Fe land Iguana. The island was once home to giant tortoises, but they were driven extinct by pirates and other buccaneers who took the tortoises with them as food. Barrington Island is the island's name. It was named after British Admiral Samuel Barrington. On the landing beach, you can often see large numbers of sea lions and Galapagos Hawks.

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Includes

Scheduled visits and activities with a professional bilingual guide
All meals on board, some snacks, purified water, tea and coffee
Accommodation in a standard cabin with private bathroom and air conditioning
Snorkeling equipment (mask, lenses, fins), sea-kayaks
Assistance at the Airport and 24/7 during the trip

Does not include

Air tickets to / from Galapagos from / to Quito, Guayaquil or combined route
Entrance to the Galapagos National Park US $ 100 p.p. (cash in the Islands)
Galapagos Control Card US $ 20 p.p. (at the airport before check-in)
Wet-suits rental on board (in cash)
Soft and alcoholic drinks on board; personal expenses, extras and tips guide and crew (cash)
Travel insurance with medical, cancellation and other unforeseen coverage
Other services in Continental Ecuador and not specified in the program
Petrel
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From $6,190.00 per person

Highlights

Spot Frigate Birds, Hawks, Sea lions and more at Plaza and Santa Fe.
A true learning experience at the Interpretation Center and Tortoise Farm.
Close encounter the Waived Albatrosses and visit the Blow-hole at Española.
Enjoy the sailing time by relaxing at the catamaran’s sun deck and Jacuzzi.
The magic beauty of Cormorant Point and amazing snorkeling at Devil’s Crown.