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Galápagos Islands Explorer

11 Days from $4795
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard a deluxe 90-ft yacht
  • Kayak amidst sea turtles and observe myriad bird-life
  • Snorkel & swim with friendly sea lions and penguins
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Center and view Galápagos tortoises in the wild
  • Whale and dolphin watch from an extended bow of the yacht
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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveller Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting)
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The season runs February - May.


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Departure Dates

2016: Eastern Itinerary: February 18; March 3; April 14; May 12
2017: Eastern Itinerary: January 19, March 2, 30 Western Itinerary: Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 20

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The Eastern itinerary visits the islands of Santa Cruz, Espanola, San Cristobal, Santa Fe, South Plaza, Genovesa, Santiago, Rabida and China.
The Western itinerary visits the islands of Santa Cruz, Floreana, Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago and North Seymour.

Meeting Place
Rincón de Puembo–near Quito Int’l Airport
Price

$4795 to $5795

Please call 800-346-6277 for 2016 dates & prices.


River Rating Minimum Age
6
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Galápagos Islands Explorer - Overview

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Enjoy exotic and abundant wildlife and classic Galápagos sites—without the crowds—as we island hop through the Galápagos Archipelago on a deluxe 12- to 16-passenger yacht. Equipped with a fleet of tandem kayaks, days are spent paddling with sea turtles and observing marine- and bird-life, swimming with friendly sea lions and snorkeling in the warm equatorial waters of the Galápagos.

Additional highlights include hiking on the islands, whale and dolphin watching from an extended bow and relaxing in the Upper Deck Lounge. In addition to 7 nights aboard our deluxe yacht, our trip also includes two nights in Quito, Ecuador and a full day on the Island of Santa Cruz where we see Galápagos tortoises in the wild and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station before enjoying a night in Puerto Ayora.

Galápagos Islands Explorer - Itinerary at a Glance

  • Arrive in Quito and transfer to the hotel
  • Early morning flight to Baltra in the Galápagos Islands
  • Board a ferry for a short ride to the island of Santa Cruz
  • Explore the local flora and fauna and have lunch at a local farm
  • Travel to hotel in Puerto Ayora and explore this bustling village's shops and restaurants
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and Galápagos National Park headquarters
  • Board the 90-foot deluxe yacht and settle into a cozy cabin
  • Walk, play in the surf, swim, snorkel or stretch out on the sand amidst nesting sea turtles and sea lions
  • View iguanas, Blue-footed Boobies and Magnificent Frigatebirds
  • Swim and snorkel in a blue lagoon with sea lions and colorful fish
  • In Darwin’s Bay we may have a welcoming committee of juvenile Red-footed Boobies come on board to greet us
  • Snorkel with Galápagos Penguins and sea lion youngsters around the volcanic island of Bartolomé
  • Travel to the airport at Baltra for a flight back to Quito


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Average Temperatures
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January 84° 70°
February 86° 74°
March 88° 74°
April 86° 72°
May 82 ° 72 °
June 78° 68°
December 80 ° 68 °
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O.A.R.S. is an author ized concessioner of Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and Grand Te ton National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

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