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The Coral 1
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.
East Itinerary 3 nights / 4 days
Day 1:- Santa cruz Sunday
Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra (aprox. 2 and half hour flight). 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 (Charles Darwin Research Station)
Here you will be able to observe the giant tortoises that are part of the reproduction program and the world’s most famous tortoise, Lonesome George, the last surviving specimen of his species.
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.
Day 2 Monday : Española (Suarez Point)
Dry landing. Visitors will learn about the lava terrain and cross the inactive lava fields.Besides the sea lion colonies, this is one of the most important sites for bird watching.
Many species, like the hooded mockingbird and red-billed tropic, can be spotted and observed closely. Past the nesting grounds you’ll reach the world’s largest colony of waved albatross. From May to December their mating rituals are a highlight of the visit. Later, you’ll visit the famous blowhole, where water shoots 23 m (75 ft) 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, hood mockingbirds, 3 species of Darwin finches, yellow warblers, lava lizards, 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)
Wet landing on a greenish colored sand beach. Visitors will hike from the black mangrove beds to a large, brackish lagoon, which holds one of the biggest flamingo populations in the Galapagos. This island features endemic plants such as Scalesia villosa, Galapagos daisies, white and black mangrove, and holy stick. Novice snorkelers can practice on the main beach with the playful sea lions.
You have two options here, dinghy ride along the coast for one hour tour to observe: blue footed bobbies, sea lions, marine iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls. Or deep water snorkelling, this unforgettable activity lasts an hour approximately you will be swimming in an aquarium with colorful fishes, tame sharks, and rays
Floreana (Post office)
Located on the north side of Floreana Island, the bay is so-named because in 1793, Captain James Colnett installed an empty barrel which served as an informal post box for sailors who passed through 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 for free. It can take weeks, sometimes months, or sometimes the cards never arrive at all!
Down a path you can observe the mocking bird of Galapagos, some species of Darwin’s finches, yellow Wardle and lava lizards.Opportunity for snorkeling.
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.
Galapagos Coral 1 +2 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