THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS – 10 DAYS
Starting Quito 15th of April 2021

Galapagos Islands Cruise

Almost  1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador lies the world famous Galapagos Islands. Set on the equator these huge volcanic peaks, rising from the ocean floor, are home to many unique species of wildlife including the giant Galapagos tortoise. Charles Darwin’s observations of the islands’ flora and fauna played a substantial part in the formulation of his theory of evolution. Join Byroads on our Galapagos Islands cruise and get up close with nature.

 

The month of April is a wonderful time to be in the Galapagos and it’s a great time to be joining a small group wildlife cruise. The weather is warmer, the seas are calmer and underwater visibility is good. The daily rain showers are also shorter and many flowers are in bloom. The warmer weather of February, March and April sees many of the land birds, sea lions, turtles and tortoises that you’ll find on the Galapagos breeding or nesting.

 

Your trip starts in the Ecuadorian capital where you have a night to rest in preparation for your flight to the Galapagos the following morning. On arrival at the Baltra airport you will meet your naturalist guide who will transfer you to the 16-berth M.Y.Fragata which will be anchored nearby. After meeting the boat’s captain and crew your Galapagos Islands cruise will get underway.  For the next week you will observe, swim and wander with some of the most amazing and friendliest wildlife on the planet.  The wildlife coupled with the dramatic geology of the islands will leave you spellbound. At the end of your time in these remote islands you will reluctantly catch your flight back to Quito and to the end of your Galapagos adventure.

 

M.Y Fragata

MY Fragata is one of the few owner-operated vessels in the Galapagos. The 8 person crew pride themselves on ensuring you of a wonderful time on board and the qualified naturalist guide shares their great knowledge of the unique wildlife and island geography.  Cabins on Fragata are located on two of the four decks and there is both twin and double accommodation. All have individual AC, private en suite bathroom and beautiful wood floors and fittings.

 

The communal areas feature beautiful honey-colored natural wood. The main lounge is made for socializing – a perfect place to relax with a drink from the yacht’s bar and listen to the talks from your naturalist guide. The dining room reflects the boat’s friendly ambiance and meals are wholesome and delicious. There is a full size sundeck and a diving platform at the stern makes for easy entry and exit into the zodiacs and into the water. Snorkelling equipment can be hired on-board.

 

Capacity: 16 Guests Cabin Types: 4 Upper & 4 Lower Deck
Cabin Types: Twin/Double Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Class: Mid Range Speed: 9 Knots
Length: 23 Metres Electricity: 110V/220V
Engines: 2 Detroit diesels Tenders: 2 x Zodiac Inflatables

DAY 1 Quito, DAY 2 Fly to Galapagos, DAY 3 Genovesa Is, DAY 4   Bartolome Is & Santiago Is, DAY 5 Plazas Is & Santa Fe Is, DAY 6 – San Cristobal Is, DAY 7 – Espanola Is,  DAY 8 –  Floreana Is & Santa Cruz Is, DAY 9 – Seymour Is & Fly Quito, DAY 10 – End Quito.

Price: USD 5740* (p/p twin share – Lower Deck)

Upper Deck Supplement: US $150 p/p

Single Supplements

Land & Cruise: USD 3215* (Lower Deck)

Land & Cruise: USD 3355* (Upper Deck)

Land Only: USD 50*

* Paid in Australian dollars calculated on the due date using the bank buying rate for US Dollars cash.

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