Galapagos cruises Coral 1 & Coral 2 in 5 days nights
Category: Individual Tours
Tour for 5 days
From Guayaquil or Quito in the Galapagos Legend
Navigating in a 36 or 20 passenger Luxury expedition
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The Coral I
With a European design and modern shape offers more space, comfort safe security for and a naturalist cruise. It is an attractive and functional mid-size (Mega yacht), perfect for an intimate experience when cruising the islands. Some cabins are connecting, jus for families and special groups. The Galápagos Islands, where Charles Darwin developed his famous theory, a land of Legends. The secret is isolation,the advantage of being in the middle of nowhere has allowed animals, fish and plants adapt and change forming new species. Share the Legend where animals do not fear man, see the Giant Tortoises and blue footed boobies, walk inside lava tubes and swim safely among sharks and sea lions. It has eighteen spacious cabins decorated with a marine taste. There is plenty of room for storage, and moreover, all beds in all cabins are lower and they can be arranged as matrimonial, as well as single and double beds. Each cabin has their own private facilities, hot and cold shower with a fresh and lasting supply of water. All the cabins are provided with smoke detectors and sprinkler system
The Coral II is a landmark 11-cabin yacht, styled in an era of eye-catching design, a beautiful blend of form and function. She boasts romantic and cozy living areas, intimate and modish dining, sleek and seductive outside decks. Her amenities and outstanding service make her the ideal yacht for experiencing the marvels of the islands. The M/Y Coral II accommodates 20 passengers, ideal for those who want to discover the islands with privacy, intimacy and supreme comfort. Her excellent cruising speed means more time for visiting the islands and enjoying activities, while her small size means less time organizing shore visits.
West Itinerary 4 nights / 5 days
Day 1:Wednesday - Galapagos
Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra (a flight of about two and half hours). Passengers will be picked up by our guides at the airport and taken to the Coral I and Coral II.
Santa Cruz (Dragon Hill)Wet landing. Visitors walk to a saltwater pond, which is occasionally visited by pink flamingos. Then they’ll hike up to Dragon Hill, which provides a beautiful view of the bay.
This area is a nesting site for numerous reintroduced land iguanas. There is also a peculiar scalesia tree forest.
Santa Cruz (Venice)
Dinghy ride around the islet along the coast of Santa Cruz. The land iguanas inhabiting Venice are protected from the wild dogs on the island of Santa Cruz. In Santa Cruz it is possible to observe the vegetation and marine animals like: spotted eagle rays and golden rays, mullets, white-tipped reef sharks and Pacific green sea turtles which rest in the calm waters of the coves and channels.
Day 2: Thursday - Rábida (Jervis)
Wet landing. The volcano-formed beach is dark red and is a favorite place for sea lions. It’s considered the geographic center of Galapagos because it has the most diverse volcanic rocks on the Islands.
You’ll hike to a salt-water pond, where flamingos can sometimes be found.July through September is a good time to observe brown pelicans nesting in the salty bushes. Boobies and nine species of Darwin’s finches can also be observed. You can take a dinghy ride by the reefs, as well as snorkel.
Wet landing on a dark-sand beach. Most of the landscape is tuff-stone layers and lava flows.You can observe hunting herons, great blue herons, lava herons, yellow-crowned night herons and oyster catchers.
Passengers will see marine iguanas grazing on algae beds alongside red Sally Light-foot crabs. There is a colony of fur seals swimming in deep cool-water pools.
Here you can swim and snorkel and find octopuses, sea horses, star fish.
Day 3: Friday - Fernandina (Espinosa Point)
Dry landing. Visitors will see the biggest marine iguanas mingling with red Sally Light-foot crabs, as well as flightless cormorants nesting sites, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks, and sea lions.
Among the flora and volcanic formations, observers will spot brachycereus cactus, and “pa-hoe-hoe” lava and “AA” lava formations. Numerous mangrove beds extend into the sea.
Isabela (Tagus Cove)
Dry landing on Galapagos’s largest island. Visitors will learn about the five volcanoes that formed this island with their eruptions. The trail leads to Darwin’s salt-water pond and an excellent view of the lava fields and volcanic formations.
You’ll take a dinghy to observe marine life. Galapagos penguins can often be seen here.Opportunity for snorkeling. The graffiti are believed to have been written by 19th-century pirates and they help passengers appreciate the relationship between the islands and tourism today.
Day 4: Saturday - Bartolome
Dry landing. Passengers will see volcanic formations such as lava bombs, spatter, and cinder cones. After hiking to the summit you can enjoy a great view of the surrounding islands, including Pinnacle Rock’s eroded tuff cone.
On the way to the summit, you’ll often see colonies of marine iguanas, lava lizards, tiquilla and various cacti.You’ll be able to snorkel and see the Galapagos penguin, sea turtles, and white tipped sharks at a safe distance.
Santa Cruz (Black Turtle Cove)
Located near Las Bachas beach on the northern side of the island. Passengers will take a dinghy through the mangrove. The motor is turned off to allow close observation of marine turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, spotted eagle rays, and yellow rays.
Day 5: Sunday - Santa Cruz (Charles Darwin Research Station)
Travelers will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, staffed with international scientists conducting biological research and conservation projects. Here you’ll be able to admire the giant tortoises involved in the breeding program.
Visitors can also admire the prickly-pear cactus forest and many land birds. Later on, you’ll have some free time to walk around town and shop for souvenirs.
Disembark at Baltra. Passengers will take a bus to the airport for the flight back to the mainland via Guayaquil to Quito
Prices 2013 Coral 2 and 1
All Rates and Itineraries shown in USD and are subjected to change without notice
M/Y Galapagos Coral 2 +1 Rates for 2013.
All rates and itineraries shown are in USD and are subjected to change without notice M/Y Galapagos Coral 1 Rates for 2013
Coral 1 2013 Pricing
Coral I Cruise Rates
Cruise "A" 3 Nights Sun - Wed
Cruise "B" 4 Nights Wed - Sun
Cruise "C" 7 Nights Wed or Sun
Types of Cabins & Decks
Standard Cabins 2
Moon Cabins 8
Junior Cabins 8
Low season coral 1 2013: January 5 - March 28, May 15 - June 20, September 1 - September 30, November 25 - December 15.
rates are a person and includes
All meals during the M/Y CORAL 2 Galapagos cruise vacation package, guided shore excursions and lectures, hosted by multilingual, experienced, naturalist guides, as well as transfers to/from the yacht in Baltra/the Galapagos.
Note: Incidentals/extras are not included in the Galapagos cruise rate(s) and must be paid directly by the passenger(s). All Galapagos cruise vacation packages and tour itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Round trip international airfares between the USA or any other country and Quito or Guayaquil, Ecuador, are not included in the Galapagos cruise rates shown above and must be purchased and paid for separately by the passenger(s). Also not included is the local Galapagos airfare from Quito or Guayaquil to/from Baltra. The approximate cost of the round trip Galapagos airfare (these prices are subject to change at any time without notice), between Quito or Guayaquil and Baltra, is $418.00 per person, including Ecuadorian air ticket-related taxes and ticketing fees. This item is quoted and paid for separately by the passenger(s).The cost of tips and general gratuities to the ship’s crew, the captain and the ship’s naturalist guide(s),m are not included and they are at the discretion of the passenger(s), according to the level of service received during the M/Y CORAL 2 cruise. The US$110.00 per person Galapagos National Park tax (subject to change at any time without notice) is not included in the cruise rates shown and must be paid directly by the passenger(s), in US$/cash, upon arrival at the airport in Baltra.
Single passengers are charged an supplement of 80% above the applicable per person double cruise rate for single occupancy of any type of cabin available on the M/Y CORAL 2. There are no triple cabins available on the M/Y CORAL 2 and 1