Galápagos Islands Luxury Yacht Ocean Spray - 7 Night Cruise

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8 Days | 7 Nights
Dates: A year round destination (Dec to May: Warm season, June to November: Cool season) 
Countries to be visited: Ecuador
Departure & Return Locations: Baltra Island Airport / San Cristobal Airport

The classic Catamaran Ocean Spray offers the exceptional performance and comfort in the Galapagos cruising. The elegant design includes an ample shaded sundeck with Jacuzzi and sun chairs to give our guests the opportunity to relax themselves while they are on board. The spacious cabins each with a private balcony, her speed, comfort, top guides and itinerary will make Ocean Spray perfect for your luxury Galapagos cruise. Kayaks and paddleboards are also available for use. Cruise itineraries on the Ocean Spray range from a 3-night experience to a 14- night cruise where you will thoroughly explore the Galapagos from end-to-end.

The Ocean Spray is scheduled for an enviable itinerary with visits to the best visitor sites the Galapagos Islands and seas have to offer. To mention only a few, guests will hike the stark, volcanic fields of Fernandina Island, marvel at the Albatross nesting sites of Española, snorkel with sea lions around the so-called "Devil's Crown" and explore the world-famous "Bird Island" of Genovesa. Along the way, visitors can expect to see all of the iconic animals associated with the islands, including giant tortoises, land and marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, and much more.


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 (Saturday) : Baltra Airport – Chinese Hat (Meals: Lunch, Dinner)
Upon arrival, reception and assistance at the airport, transfer from Baltra Airport to the M/C Ocean Spray. In the afternoon, visit to Chinese Hat. This site offers rare, up close viewing of Galapagos wildlife and well-preserved remnants of fragile volcanic rock that can't be found in such a unique condition anywhere else. The island is named after the similarity of an Asian type of hat.  Here you can see American Oystercatchers and Galapagos Penguins swimming along the shores.

  • Activities: Hiking, Snorkelling
  • Type of landing:  Wet landing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, white-cheeked pintail ducks, penguins, Galapagos Hawks, various tropical fish, sally lightfoot crabs

Day 2 (Sunday) : Isabela - Vicente Roca Point - Fernandina - Espinosa Point (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Morning: Vicente Roca Point has outstanding geological formations and is a great place to see various bird species.  Because this visitor site is located on the western area of the island, the Cromwell Current provides cold water that carries many nutrients for both land and aquatic species, offering the chance to see amazing feeding frenzies.

  • Activities: Panga ride, snorkeling
  • Type of landing:  No landing
  • Difficulty: Easy / Moderate
  • Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, blue-footed boobies, nazca boobies, fur seals, whales, sea turtles, various tropical fish, sally lightfoot crabs and other marine species.
Afternoon: As one of the most pristine islands in the archipelago, Fernandina has never had a foreign species invade.  It is also the most active island and farthest west.  Espinosa point is the only visitor site on the entire island.  Here you can see marine iguanas, Galapagos hawks and enjoy a hike and/or snorkeling activity at one of the most natural, unspoiled sites in the entire world.
  • Activities: Hiking, snorkeling.
  • Type of landing:  DRY landing (May be slippery)
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Possible Wildlife: Flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, land iguanas, penguins, sea lions, various shorebirds, Galapagos Hawks, various tropical fish, sally lightfoot crabs, sea turtles.

Day 3 (Monday): Isabela - Tagus Cove - Urbina Bay (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Morning: If you like historic remnants, then you will enjoy finding what was left behind by pirates and sailors in the 1800s.  This site was one of their preferred pit stops while traveling the seas. The hike here will provide incredible views of the cove and on the other side the mangrove forest where the last 35 pairs of Mangrove finches thrive.

  • Activities: Snorkeling, Panga ride, hiking
  • Type of landing:  Dry landing
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
  • Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, sally lightfoot crabs, mangrove finches

Afternoon: Millions of years ago, Urbina Bay was once laying on the ocean floor.  Volcanic uplifts caused it to rise and now it is occupied by sea lions, land iguanas and flightless cormorants.  It is a great place to enjoy some free time on the beach or the guide may suggest a hike 

  • Activities: Hike, Snorkelling, Panga ride
  • Type of landing:  Wet landing
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
  • Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, sea turtles, land iguanas, Galapagos Hawk, sally lightfoot crabs, Galapagos tortoise

Day 4 (Tuesday) - Isabela - Elizabeth Bay - Moreno Point (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Morning: This visitor site is visited by panga only as the park authorities have no authorized landing in order to protect the island.  While in the panga you can appreciate a large abundance of marine life that can be seen in the clear waters.  It is great for snorkeling.

  • Activities: Panga ride
  • Type of landing:  No landing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, frigate birds, sea turtles, various shorebirds, flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, pelicans, sally lightfoot crabs, tropical fish and marine life such as Galapagos sharks

Afternoon: The beautiful rocky shores of Moreno Point offers a plethora of birds to be seen.  It is truly a birder's delight. The main attraction are the coast lagoons where white tipped sharks can be seen and the panoramic views of Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul volcanoes cannot be missed.

  • Activities: Hiking, Snorkelling, Panga ride
  • Type of landing:  Wet landing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, great blue herons, various shorebirds, flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, sally lightfoot crabs, sea turtles, land iguanas, Galápagos Hawk, Galapagos tortoise.

Day 5 (Wednesday) : Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Research Station - Highlands (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The Charles Darwin Research Station is one of the Galapagos Island’s most important sites for visitors. It is a research facility that has an extensive collection of Galapagos plant life specimens carefully preserved and also acts as a biological research station and active breeding center operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation.  Their biggest conservation efforts are to one day eliminate all invasive and non-native plants and animals destroying endemic species within the islands.
  • Activities: Visit to the reserach station
  • Type of landing:  Dry landing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Possible Wildlife:Galapagos tortoises in captivation and various stages of tortoises

Afternoon: The highlands are located in the northern part of Santa Cruz and can reach elevations up to 1500 meters.  This area is rich with hills, ferns, volcanoes and wildlife.  A great contrast to the molten lava hardened beaches and rocky areas of other islands already seen.  It is home to giant tortoises, mockingbirds, finches and many other species.

  • Activities: Hiking
  • Type of landing:  Dry landing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Possible Wildlife:Galapagos tortoises, finches, mockingbirds, lava lizards, pintail ducks, other shorebirds.

Day 6 (Thursday): South PLaza Island - Santa Fe Island (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Morning: South Plaza is one of the smallest islands with a visitor site, but is home to an incredible amount of diverse flora and fauna. It has a large population of Sesuvium plants like the prickly pear cactus tree that is an important source of food for the land iguana. Just a few years ago mice were finally eradicated from the island, helping the population of land iguanas grow healthily once more. The amazing colors of the turquoise waters against the black lava create a setting for amazing photography opportunities.
  • Activities: Hike
  • Type of landing:  Dry landing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Possible Wildlife: Frigatebirds, sally lightfoot crabs,  sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, various shorebirds and seabirds. 
Santa Fe is home to the endemic Santa Fe iguana. The island was created by a volcanic uplift that now hosts a forest of Opuntia and Palo Santo trees. It is a picturesque island with two different trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint and the other leading to a small beach.  Giant tortoises were once native here but went extinct after pirates and sailors took them aboard as a source of food.
  • Activities: Hike
  • Type of landing: Dry landing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Possible Wildlife: Santa Fe land iguanas, frigatebirds, sally lightfoot crabs, sea lions, finches, various shorebirds

Day 7 (Friday): Española - Suarez Point - Gardner Bay / Osborn Islet (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Morning: This is a phenomenal site where you will get to see many of Española Island's endemic species. The trail will pass by the only Waved Albatross breeding site in all of Galapagos. If you are lucky you might see a young albatross take off for its first flight for up to five years at sea. Older birds stay at sea for months at a time, only coming back to breed. They have the same mate for life and will meet each other each year, only here to reproduce. Other species that can be seen are marine iguanas that stay brightly colored year round, Galapagos doves, Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic birds, and Darwin finches.

  • Activities: Hiking
  • Type of landing:  Dry landing
  • Difficulty: Easy / Moderate
  • Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, marine iguanas, Galapagos hawk, waved albatross, red-billed tropic birds, various shorebirds, nazca boobies, swallow tailed gulls, finches and sally lightfoot crabs

Afternoon: This white sandy beach is home to a large colony of sea lions and incredibly blue and turquoise waters. Three different finches can be seen, as well as the Española mockingbird. Over time, the mockingbird must have been offered water or food from tourists and now they have no fear of walking on your things or landing very close to you. It is so important not to feed or touch the animals. It can disrupt their normal behaviors and threaten their future.

  • Activities: Walking on the beach, swimming
  • Type of landing:  Wet landing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Possible Wildlife:Sea lions, various shorebirds, mockingbirds, stingrays, sea turtles

Day 8 (Saturday): San Cristobal - Interpretation Center – San Cristobal Airport (Meals: Breakfast)

Morning: A short distance from the centre of San Cristobal is the San Cristobal Interpretation Center, open to the public since 1998, which provides an extensive knowledge about the fascinating history of the archipelago and give visitors a more holistic understanding of these islands' unique habitats and wildlife. The main areas of focus, which are addressed through a number of expositions are: natural history, human history and conservation for the future. For those who are interested in the geology of the archipelago there is a complete exhibit on the volcanic birth of the Galapagos and how this impacted on the habitats present here.

  • Activities:  Visit to interpretation centre
  • Type of landing:  Dry landing
  • Difficulty: Easy

After this last visit, transfer to San Cristobal airport for your return flight to mainland Ecuador. Assistance and farewell at the airport.

Tour Price
• Price shown is for a person based on twin share accommodation, for the travel period indicated.
• All prices displayed are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice.
• Prices are guaranteed once booking is confirmed by us and paid in full by the due date.
• Depending on your needs and group size (individual, couple, family, group, etc.) we will provide the final pricing for your tour.
• Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions, National Park regulations, emergencies on board or any unforeseen situation.
• From time to time, there are offers and deals with discounts for specific tour dates.

• Transfers airport/yacht/airport in Galapagos
• Airport reception and assistance Double accommodation
• Guided expeditions according to the itinerary
• Top bilingual National Park guide (English / Spanish)
• Cruise Service Officer
• Activity daily briefing
• All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices
• Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail
• Expedition gear [Sea kayaks, Stand-up paddle boards,Wet suits and fins, Water container, Mask and snorkel, Expedition Binoculars, Action Camera, Micro SD Card 4K (Surcharge applies) ]
• Yoga mats
• Kettlebells and dumbbells
• Stargazing laser pointer

• International airfare and flights to and from Galapagos
• Galapagos National Park Entrance fee (US$100 - subject to change)
• Transit Control Card (US$20 - subject to change)
• Micro SD Card 4K
• Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
• Airport taxes and charges
• All optional additional tours or activities
• Any Private Expenses / Meals not mentioned
• Personal Incidentals such as Telephone calls, Room Service, Laundry
• Tip to Guide/Crew, Porterage Fee and others which are personal in nature
• Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions above

• A 20% deposit must be made to confirm any booking.
• The total remaining balance must be fully credited in our account 61 days prior to the cruise departure date.
Cancellations or rescheduling:
• 121 days or more prior to the cruise departure date – a 10% cancellation fee out of the total amount of the cruise applies
• 120 to 61 days prior to the cruise departure date – a 20% cancellation fee out of the total amount of the cruise applies
• 60 days prior to the cruise departure date– a full cancellation fee out of the total amount of the cruise applies

Please refer to our Standard Booking Conditions for booking terms and conditions.