Galapagos Yacht Charter Itinerary
Imagine an isolated group of volcanic islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with turquoise bays, tropical beaches, and lush green highlands. Now imagine yourself on a luxury yacht enjoying a refreshing cocktail, admiring the views of the blue ocean, and exploring unique areas of an archipelago unlike any other.
Welcome to Galapagos, a chain of mostly uninhabited islands where human footprints are rare to be seen, and wildlife can be spotted at every turn. From face to face encounters with spiky marine iguanas and sea lions to sunbathing with seals, the Galapagos Islands offer a truly unique experience and a memory that will last you a lifetime.
Since this archipelago consists of 13 islands, 6 isles, and hundreds of cays, a luxury yacht charter is the best way to explore this ecologically wondrous place.
Our Galapagos yacht charter itinerary starts at Jacinto Gordillo” Breeding Center, a lovely visitor site located just an hour boat ride from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in the northeast part of San Cristobal Island.
Inside the breeding center, we will have a chance to see hatchling turtles and learn everything there is to about their origins.
The next stop on our Galapagos adventure is the fabulous North Seymour Island. From blue-footed birds to sea lions and other rare species, the island is home to an abundance of wildlife. An interesting fact is that North Seymour Island was created by submarine lava and its arid vegetation zone is simply amazing.
In the afternoon, we will set sail to South Plaza Island which houses one of the largest colonies of sea lions in the world. Expect to see plenty of colorful yellow and red land iguanas, as well as picturesque steep cliffs formed by the rising lava.
The famous Bartholomew and its Pinnacle Rock is a great addition to our yacht charter itinerary in the Galapagos.
You will have the chance to see colorful volcanic formations here and climb to the summit of the volcano to admire spectacular views of the nearby Galapagos Islands. We will also visit a nice beach which is ideal for snorkeling, and you might even spot Galapagos penguins on this beach.
To make the most of the day, we are going on a boat trip to Egas Bay where Galapagos hawks and quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards can be spotted. There is a beautiful trail that takes us all the way to the tide pools. Here, you will have an opportunity to snorkel and even spot a couple of sea lions.
On day 4 of your Galapagos yacht charter adventure; our plan is to sail to Tagus Cove which divides Fernandina Island and the Bolivar Channel.
This spot used to be an anchorage site for ships in the 19th century and dozens of great snorkeling spots can be found in the area. For some quality beach time, our next stop is a fabulous beach at Punta Tortuga which is surrounded by mangroves and offers ideal conditions for swimming.
After lunch, it is time to sail to Urbina Bay to snorkel and explore the marine life.
In the morning after breakfast on the deck of our luxury charter yacht, we will take you to Espinoza point where volcano “La Cumbre” dominates the islands and where lava fields are located extremely close to the ocean.
Galapagos hawks can often be seen at the Espinoza point, as well as the flightless cormorant nesting site. On the northwestern coast of the island lie two separate coves also known as the Vicente Roca Point. Here, spectacular sea life can be seen including sunfish, sea turtles, and seahorses. You can also go scuba diving at Vicente Roca Point.
The beautiful Santiago Island is the next destination on our Galapagos yacht charter itinerary. Well-known for its steep cliffs, Buccaneer Cove is a place where you will see an abundance of sea birds and a lovely dark red sand beach. We will also be visiting the spectacular Espumilla Beach where marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs leave their footprints.
Snorkeling is highly recommended as the marine life here is fantastic and includes moray eels and octopi. There is also a lava field close to the beach which is a truly magnificent site.
Located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, Las Bachas is a nice swimming beach where you will spend day 7 of our Galapagos travel adventure. Here, you will have an opportunity to see a floating pier, which is one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos.
You also might spot hermit crabs, and black-necked stilts on the beach, as well as flamingos and sally lightfoot crabs. Seeing sea turtles nest right off the beach is also an experience unlike any other.
On the last day of our trip, we will set sail towards Kicker Rock and its impressive rock formations jutting out of the water. Kayaking and scuba diving are extremely popular here and allow our guests to spot a variety of marine life.