From the giant tortoises to the marine iguanas and finches, observe all this in the Galapagos Islands.
|09/12/18||Baltra, Galapagos Is||2.30pm|
|09/12/18||Daphne Island, Galapagos||5.00pm||6.00pm|
|10/12/18||Bahia Gardner, Galapagos Islands||7.00am||2.00pm|
|10/12/18||Punta Suarez, Galapagos Islands||3.00pm||7.00pm|
|11/12/18||Cormorant Point, Floreana||7.00am||1.00pm|
|11/12/18||Isla Floreana, Galapoagos Is||(Post Office Bay) 1.30pm||8.00pm|
|12/12/18||Punta Moreno (Isabela), Galapagos||7.00am||12.00pm|
|12/12/18||Urvina Bay (Isabela), Galapagos||2.00pm||7.00pm|
|13/12/18||Punta Espinoza, Fernandina||7.00am||12.00pm|
|13/12/18||Isabela Island (Punta Vicente Roca), Galapagos Islands||2.00pm||7.00pm|
|14/12/18||South Plaza island, Galapagos Islands||7.00am||11.00am|
|14/12/18||Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz||3.00pm||9.00pm|
|15/12/18||Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Is||7.00am||7.00am|
|16/12/18||Baltra, Galapagos Is||7.00am|
- 7 night cruise Baltra (Galapagos) roundtrip aboard Celebrity Xpedition
- Main meals and entertainment onboard
- Government fees, taxes and gratuities
(Flights are additional)
7 Night Cruise to the Galapagos Islands departing from Isla Baltra roundtrip aboard Celebrity Xpedition.
Celebrity Xpedition is a ship that sails you back into history, through the fabled waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands. Cruise aboard Celebrity Xpedition and you'll experience a sense of intimacy that can only be achieved aboard a smaller ship. And yet, Celebrity Xpedition is filled with touches that are luxuriously familiar. Morning mimosas, daily massages and moonlit toasts are just a few of the spoils you'll enjoy as you embrace the timelessness of the Galapagos Islands - a land that time has seemingly forgotten.
Highlights of this cruise:
Prepare for an adventure-filled exploration through the Galapagos Islands on this beautiful island. During World War II, the island's airport was a US Military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Surrounding the airport now you will see land iguanas indigenous to the island.
Daphne is a satellite Tuff cone located north of Santa Cruz island. The crater floor is an important breeding site for the Blue footed boobies. This island is famous for the scientific investigation led by Peter and Rosemary Grant on the finches' population, one of the most important studies on the field that support Charles Darwin's theory.
A long white sand beach and clear blue waters make this an ideal spot for swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach. In the water, sea turtles, rays, colorful tropical fish, and maybe even a white-tip reef shark may be seen. It is also home to a colony of sea lions. Excursion options include beach walking, swimming or a deepwater snorkel for experienced snorkelers.
Floreana was the first capital of the Galapagos and where Charles Darwin met the islands' Governor. Its small brackish lagoon is often home to flamingos, stilts, and white-cheeked pintail ducks, and one of its beaches is a highly used nesting site for sea turtles. Check out the green-hued sand where you land! Excursion options include a relatively short walk to the lagoon and sea turtle-nesting beach, and optional snorkeling and swimming at the landing beach. In addition, for experienced snorkelers only we offer a deepwater snorkel at nearby Champion Island.
Punta Moreno will almost give you the feeling of time travel into a prehistoric era. Located on the extreme north coast of Isabela Island, between volcanoes Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul, Punta Moreno is dominated by jet-black pahoehoe lava that seems to extend as far as the eye can see. This has created numerous tidal pools, some surrounded by mangroves, that are a magnet for wildlife, including flamingo, great blue herons, moorhens and pintails. You can walk to the edge of the lava to look straight down at the inhabitants of the crystal clear pools, including the occasional green sea turtle, white-tipped reef sharks, and pufferfish. You may also have a chance to see huge marine iguanas, Galapagos Penguins and the rare flightless cormorant.
Punta Vicente Roca
The half-collapsed remains of an ancient volcano make for a spectacular setting at this site. Awe-inspiring cliffs, blue waters, and wildlife create a zodiac ride to remember as we search for sea turtles, penguins, fur seals, the flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, marine mammals, and the oddly shaped form of the elusive sun fish.
One of two twin islands off Santa Cruz, South Plaza was born of upheaval, uplifted during a geologic event. The rocky island is strewn with prickly pear cactus and home to land iguanas, marine iguanas, and a colony of sea lions. Our excursion here is a short walk to view wildlife, flora, and geology.
This is the main population center of the islands and home to the National Park Service tortoise breeding center and the Charles Darwin Research Station. You will be able to visit the tortoise-breeding center and hopefully say hello to one of the island's most famous residents, Lonesome George, and walk through the Charles Darwin Station. You will also have the opportunity to take a bus ride to the Highlands to observe giant tortoises in the wild and walk through a lava tunnel. There will also be free time available for shopping.