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Galapagos cruises on the Coral 1 & Coral 2 for 8 days cruise
Galapagos cruises on the Coral 1 & Coral 2 for 8 days cruise
8 days
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  COD: EC-113
Category: Individual Tours

 
Tour for 8 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 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


Coral II Coral II

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.


7 nights / 8 days 7 nights / 8 days

Day 1:  Sunday - Santa Cruz

Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra (a flight of about two and a half hours). Passengers are picked up at the airport by our guides and taken to the Itabaca Canal, then cross to the island of Santa Cruz and travel to Puerto Ayora.

 Santa Cruz (Highlands) per the passenger to be continue with 7 nights cruisesOne option is to travel through the highlands of Santa Cruz. Passengers will observe the twin pit craters and visit Cerro Chato. They’ll be able to observe the famous giant tortoises.

Additionally, travelers can walk inside the dormant lava tubes.

** Passengers that arrive on Sunday afternoon will visit the Charles Darwin Station.

Santa Cruz (Charles Darwin Station)
Travelers will have the chance to investigate the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora, staffed with international scientists conducting biological research and conservation projects. Here you can also admire giant tortoises that are part of the breeding program.


Day 2:  Monday - Española (Suarez Point) Day 2: Monday - Española (Suarez Point)

Dry landing. Visitors will learn about the lava terrain and cross the inactive lava fields.  Aside from its sea lion colonies, this is one of the most important sites for bird watching.

Many species, like the hooded mockingbird and red-billed tropic bird, can be spotted and observed closely. Past the nesting grounds there’s the world’s largest colony of waved albatrosses.

From May to December their mating rituals are a highlight of the visit. Afterwards there’s the famous blowhole, where water shoots 23 m (75 ft) up into the air.

Española (Gardner Bay)

Wet landing on a white coral beach amidst a large colony of sea lions. This site has no trails, so hiking is not possible.

It’s an open area where you can spot Galapagos hawks, American oyster catchers, Galapagos doves, hooded mockingbirds, three species of Darwin finches, yellow warblers, lava lizards, and marine iguanas.

It’s great for swimming and snorkeling, and you can see many Galapagos marine species like king angelfish, creole fish, damsel fish, parrot fish, manta rays, white-tipped reef sharks


Day 3:  Tuesday - Floreana (Cormorant Point) Day 3: Tuesday - Floreana (Cormorant Point)

Wet landing on a greenish-colored beach. Passengers will hike from black mangrove beds to a large brackish pond, which holds one of the largest flamingo populations in the Galapagos.

This island is best known for its endemic plant life like the Galapagos milkwort, passion flower, and button mangrove.

Novice snorkelers can practice on the main beach with playful sea lions; experienced snorkelers can roam around Devil’s Crown.

Champions After Cormorant Point, there’ll be a one-hour tour in a dinghy along the coast to observe: blue footed boobies, sea lions, marine iguanas, and swallow-tailed gulls.

Deep-water snorkeling, this unforgettable activity lasts about an hour and it will be like swimming in an aquarium with colorful fish, tame sharks, and rays.

Floreana (Post Office)

Located on the northern side of Floreana Island, the bay was also called Post Office because, in 1793, Captain James Colnett installed an empty barrel to serve as an informal mailbox for sailors who passed by the Galapagos, taking with them the letters to their destinations.Today, our visitors continue the tradition by placing unstamped postcards inside the barrel which reach their destinations free of charge. It can take weeks or months, or sometimes the cards never arrive at all!

A short walk away from the famous barrel, there’s a tunnel formed by lava flows. Down a path you can observe the mocking bird of Galapagos, some species of Darwin’s finches, yellow warbler and lava lizards. After a short trip in the panga, you’ll make a dry landing at Lookout Point where you can enjoy a great view among marine birds.



Day 4:   Wednesday - North Seymour Day 4: Wednesday - North Seymour

Dry landing.  Guests will see swallow-tailed gulls and sea lions. This site is a major nesting colony of blue footed boobies and has the largest colony of the magnificent frigate bird. Travelers will also spot both iguana species, the marine iguanas and land iguanas, and then hike around the nesting sites.

Disembark at the docks (Baltra); passengers will take a bus to the airport for their flight back to the mainland via Guayaquil to Quito.

For 7 nights passengers remain on board.

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 5:   Thursday - Rábida (Jervis) Day 5: 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.

Santiago (Egas Port)

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 6:  Friday - Fernandina (Espinosa Point) Day 6: 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



Day 7:  Saturday - Bartolome Day 7: 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 8:  Sunday - Santa Cruz (Charles Darwin Research Station) Day 8: 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.

 

7 nights ITINERARY can start in the west or in the east and can begin on Sunday or Wednesday.

 











Prices 2013

All Rates and Itineraries shown in USD and are subjected to change without notice

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 Off Peak Peak Off Peak Peak Off Peak Peak
Standard Cabins 2 $1,470 $1,540 $1,890 $1,990 $3,090 $3,250
Moon Cabins 8 $1,730 $1,820 $2,270 $2,380 $3,690 $3,890
Junior Cabins 8 $2,090 $2,190 $2,750 $2,890 $4,490 $4,690
 
Low season coral 1 2013: January 5 - March 28, May 15 - June 20, September 1 - September 30, November 25 - December 15.


Includes

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.
 
Not Included
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




   
 
     

 

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