OVERVIEW

The Odyssey yacht is a wonderful first-class yacht that offers great itineraries at great value. Spacious cabins with panorama windows, ample social areas, shaded decks and a whirlpool make for a very comfortable cruise experience. The yacht offers space for 16 passengers, allowing for a more intimate way of discovering the amazing Galapagos Islands. Your Odyssey Galapagos Cruise will certainly be an unforgettable experience.
Of course, every cruise aboard the Odyssey yacht will be accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide, while the wonderful crew will take care of you. The exquisite food, served as a buffet, is the final touch on this great yacht.

TOUR FACTORS

Difficulty 55%
Adventure 60%
Comfort 70%
Family friendly 90%

ITINERARY EXAMPLE: 4N/5D

Click to see every day in detail

AM: Arrival to Baltra Airport, take shuttle to cross Itabaca-Channel with ferry, continue by bus through the highlands to the harbor of Puerto Ayora and dinghy-ride to yacht.

PM: Visit to Charles Darwin Research Station. Learn about conservation management and biological research in the Galapagos Islands and visit to the Galapagos Giant Tortoise breeding center.

Meals: lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to Isabela Island and visit to Sieera Negra volcano that was recentty active in 2005. After a half-day you reach the rim and have stunning views over the Caldera. Continue hike through cloud forest with ferns, tree ferns, scalesia trees, lichens, orchids and bromelias and spot vermilion flycatcher, yellow warbler and dawin finch.

PM: Visit to white beach of Puerto Villamil where you can observe marine iguanas and Sally lightfoot crabs. The mangrove wetlands are home to the American flamingo and other aquatic birds.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

AM:  Visit the lava formed Moreno Point with its holes and pits that are filled with sea water. The vegetation is characterized by cacti, reed, sea grass and mangrove bushes. On a dinghy-ride you can spot sally lightfoot crabs, oystercathcres, herons, marine iguanas and brown pelicans.

PM: Visit to Elizabeth Bay with dinghy rides to Marielas Islets where you can observe marine iguanas, the endangered Galapagos penguins, magnificent frigate birds in the Palo Santo trees and blue-footed boobies. On the next dinghy ride, when the motor is turned off, you can spot sea turtles swimming around you, as well as spotted eagle rays and sharks. There are two species of mangroves.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to Fernandina Island and visit to Espinoza Point, the only visitor´s site of the island. Observe the emblematic flightless cormorant. In the background the cone of La Cumbre volcano can be seen. Vegetation is basically lava cactus and mangrove. There are hundreds of marine iguanas.

PM:  Cruise to Isabela Island and visit to the Tagus Cove, nesting areas for sea and coastal birds. On the dinghy ride you can see marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, storm petrels and flocks of blue-footed boobies and brown pelicans. You hike around Darwin Lake and can observe the vegetation of Palo Santo, Galapagos cotton and yellow cordia and might spot the different Darwin’s finches, Flycatchers and Galapagos Hawk.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

AM: Visit to Espumilla Beach, a breeding site for sea turtles. But there also exist their natural predators: Herons, Frigate birds, Mockingbirds. From a hill top you have great views over the beach, the mangroves and the dry Palo Santo forest.

PM: Visit to Puerto Egas with its characteristically black basalt, ash-layers, collapsed lava tunnels, natural arches, caves and blowholes. You can find Galapagos fur seals, marine iguanas. Night herons and Lava Herons watch for prey in the pools such as Octupuses, starfish, snails, urchins, Sally light foot craps, etc. There are also Oystercatchers, Turnstones, Plovers and Whimbrels.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to Lobos Islet with its huge sea lion colony. Observe as well male Blue-Footed Boobies and Great Frigate birds trying to impress the female with their dances.

Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your national flight to the continent.

Meals: Breakfast on board

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • All meals throughout cruise
  • Water, coffee and tea station
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All excursions
  • Bilingual national park guide
  • Use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks

starting from

$ 2971,- p.p.

in US DOLLAR

*Please contact us for special offers and child discounts. Prices are subject to change.

*Price based on double occupancy.

The deckplan of Cormorant gives an overview of the catamaran.

Consider as you reserve:

My own cabin:

Single supplement fee: 100%

Not Included:

International airfare to and from destination; Galapagos National park entrance fee US$100,- per Person (to be paid in cash at arrival at the airport in Galapagos); Transit Control Card US$20,- per Person (to be paid in cash at the airport in Quito or Guayaquil); wet-suits for snorkeling (available for rental); meals not described; cost of medical immunizations as needed; trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance; cost of optional activities; excess baggage charges; airport taxes (if any); alcoholic beverages or soft drinks; optional gratuities to your guides; items of personal nature.

Travel Insurance:

To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance is intended to cover medical expenses, trip interruption and cancellation, theft and other losses incurred while traveling domestically or internationally.

Visa and Entry Requirements

Ecuador requires a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements.