Embark on a luxurious adventure aboard the Galapagos Integrity Yacht, where every moment feels like a stay in a bespoke boutique hotel surrounded by breathtaking natural wonders. This 141-foot motor yacht, meticulously crafted since 2005, stands as one of the finest vessels navigating the Galapagos archipelago. Designed for utmost comfort and style, the Integrity hosts 16 guests in spacious staterooms adorned with hand-harvested hardwood accents. Each cabin boasts large windows, individual climate control, and well-appointed en-suite bathrooms. Relax in the cozy lounge/salon or indulge in delectable cuisine prepared by the skilled onboard chef in the well-equipped galley. From buffet-style breakfasts to elegantly plated lunches and dinners featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients, every meal is a culinary delight. The Integrity's state-of-the-art stability systems ensure smooth sailing, while its spacious social areas provide the perfect backdrop for unwinding after a day of exploration. With personalized service and impeccable amenities, a voyage aboard the Galapagos Integrity Yacht promises an unforgettable experience amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Galapagos Islands.

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Galapagos Islands, Floreana, Isabela, Fernandina, North Seymour Islands & Charles Darwin Station

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Baltra Island: Airport // Santa Cruz Island: Highlands – Charles Darwin Research Station

AM: In the morning, you will fly from the Ecuadorian mainland to Baltra Island. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will pay the national park entrance fee, which helps support the protection of Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve. A member of the crew will then welcome you and escort you to the ship: the Integrity motor yacht.

PM: This afternoon we will visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island, where the lush landscape is a welcome contrast to the arid scenery of the smaller, lower islands. On the way, we will cross through different vegetation zones – from the dry lower region full of cactuses to the scalesia woods in the Highlands. There one can find two small agricultural communities that grow the famous organic Galapagos coffee. While in the highlands, we will head for one of the most visited spots in the islands. Located on Santa Cruz Island, the Charles Darwin Research Station is primarily an international scientific research station situated on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. You will be taken to its visitor center to learn about the geology, climate, natural history and the conservation of the Galapagos Islands. However, the highlight of your visit here will undoubtedly be the research facility’s Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center, which breeds giant tortoises. These enormous and slow-moving reptiles can live up to 150- 200 years and weigh between 250 and 300 kg. Approaching them in their humid and forested spaces is always an inspiring adventure. For decades, the Fausto Center was home to “Lonesome George,” who finally died in 2012 as the last of his particular species. The tortoises you will see here are accustomed to humans, so it’s an excellent spot for visitors to take photographs with them. Remember that looking at the animals is allowed, but touching is not, and it’s absolutely forbidden to jump over the walls or open the pen doors at any time.

AM: Today we will visit Floreana Island, considered to be one of the most exotic in the Galapagos archipelago. Countless legends are part of the history of this island, as pirates and buccaneers were drawn to here in search of for food and water. Later the island was colonized by Norwegians, Brits, Germans and others who were in search of ways to make money from what they hoped to discover here. The name Floreana is in honor of Juan Jose Flores, Ecuador’s first president. This morning’s excursion on Floreana will be to the Cormorant Point visitor site. After a wet landing on the beach, you will go down a 100-meter-long path to a mangrove lagoon. The lagoon is home to Galapagos ducks, black herons, oystercatchers, and plovers. With a little bit of luck, you can also see flamingos. Another path leads to a little beach which is an important nesting site for sea turtles and in the shallow water, you will often find stingrays and, now and then, a white-tipped reef shark. The next spot is Champion Islet. Though the island itself is off limits to visitors, the waters around this small landmass are great places to snorkel with sea lions and to see colorful tropical fish. Occasionally, dolphins are sighted as boats approach the shore, and the cool currents here make Champion an excellent site for spotting schools of stingrays.

PM: Later we will visit Post Office Bay, where the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to put their mail in is still kept. After a wet landing, you can walk just off the beach to leave a letter here in hopes that it will make to its destination via another tourist. …So don’t forget to bring postcards along. Next, we will visit the Asilo de la Paz (“The Haven of Peace”), which is hillside and the cave where the pioneering Wittmer family first settled. In fact, the first person born in the Galapagos Islands was Rolf Wittmer. Your guide will tell you more all about this family and the island’s history of tragedies, colonization, and fascinating events. From there, we will visit a fresh-water source and a deserted pirate cave. You will also be able to enjoy the fantastic view of the island from this 450-meter-high hill. We will visit Playa Negra, meaning “Black Beach,” which has dark lava rocks and black sand. This famous and beautiful Galapagos beach stands out for its surprising colony of seals, though amazing sea turtles also come here to lay their eggs. You will have the opportunity to go snorkeling. The beach is also a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts.

AM: This morning will take us to the largest landmass in the Galapagos archipelago: Isabela Island. With a surface of 1,770 sq. miles (4,588 sq. km.), the island constitutes more than the half of the land area of the entire Galapagos archipelago – which is why it has the most visitor points in the islands. Five volcanoes are found on Isabela, including the archipelago’s highest: Wolf Volcano, reaching 1,707 m (5,600 ft.). In addition, Isabela is the only island in the Galapagos that is actually crossed by the Equator. On Isabela Island, we will first explore Moreno Point, a young volcanic landscape with numerous fresh-water pools and lagoons. You will be able to see flamingos, Bahama ducks and other birds here.

PM: This afternoon we will head to the mangrove area of Elizabeth Bay, on Isabela Island, and visit the small islands offshore. You are likely to see dwarf penguins as well as schools of manta rays, turtles and other giants of the ocean – possibly even surfacing whale sharks. The mangrove woods are also home to various species of seabirds and herons.

AM: After breakfast, we will make a wet landing in Urbina Bay. Coral reefs are visible here as a result of an especially violent eruption of the Alcedo Volcano in 1954, when large sections of Isabela Island’s coast were suddenly raised about four meters. These reefs are now covered with poison apple and muyuyo trees. You can also observe land iguanas and the rare Mangrove finch up close here. From January to June, land turtles occasionally visit the bay, descending from their higher mountain living environments. After a short walk inland, we will have some time for snorkeling, giving you yet another chance to swim with sea turtles, sea lions, and countless tropical fish.

PM: Fernandina Island is not only the westernmost island but also the youngest and most pristine island in the Galapagos. Huge fields of lava were created here by the La Cumbre Volcano’s 2005 eruption, which was followed on April 11, 2009, when the volcano flared up again, forming a cloud of ash and steam as hot lava flowed down the slopes of the volcano into the ocean. Nonetheless, an abundance of wildlife calls this island home, including the famous Flightless cormorants, penguins, pelicans, marine iguanas and sea lions. You can also find mangroves on Fernandina Island, in addition to a great diversity of wildlife – such as orcas and whale sharks (which can sometimes be seen while snorkeling and when they surface). We will make a dry landing on Espinoza Point, one of Fernandina Island’s visitor points. It is filled with fascinating scenery, such as cactuses growing on the surface of lava. One gets a sense of how life fought to begin when seeing these plants emerging from crevices in this barren landscape. Within this unique scenery, you will encounter numerous animals – the highlights being sea lions, Galapagos penguins, Flightless cormorants (especially in the spring and summer), and one of the largest iguana colonies in the Galapagos Islands. In fact, on this small strip of land that constitutes Espinoza Point, you can find literally thousands of marine iguanas, which gather in large groups.

AM: After a dry landing back on Isabela Island, we will visit the notorious Tagus Cove, which was historically used as an anchoring place for pirates, buccaneers, and whalers. Around the deep blue bay, you can observe a large number of blue-footed boobies perched on the ledges of the cliffs, as well as marine iguanas, penguins, brown pelicans, brown noddy terns, and swallow-tailed gulls. A steep trail passes through an area of dry vegetation and volcanic landscapes with scalesia woods and cactuses.

PM: Located at the “mouth” of the head of the seahorse that forms the northern part of Isabela Island is Punta Vicente Roca, an interesting rock formation. Here, the remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay well-protected from the ocean swells. With a bit of luck, you can see penguins. Masked and blue-footed boobies as well as pelicans sit perched along the point and the sheer cliffs, while flightless cormorants inhabit the shoreline.

AM: In the morning you will land at Santiago Island, also known as James Island or San Salvador Island, the fourth largest island in the archipelago. The influences of the former salt mine workers and their imported animals are still apparent on the island. The last attempts to populate Santiago Island were abandoned 40 years ago. On Santiago Island, you will have a wet landing at the dark sand beach of Puerto Egas where you can find many marine iguanas. After a short walk of about 2 km along the coast, you will reach the rugged lava coastline with natural pools where you can find sea lions, herons, and other seabirds. The surrounding area is also a good spot for observing colonies of red sally light-foot crabs, lava lizards, Galapagos buzzards, and lava herons. Next, we will go on an excursion to the Salt Mines visitor site, located northwest of Santiago Island. For decades, salt was extracted from a local salt crater. However, this industry was abandoned in the 1950’s, leaving behind a variety of old rusted machines and the remnants of buildings. The trail to and from this site — approximately five miles (eight kilometers) round trip — follows the path that was once used by wagon trains to the crater’s cone. Bird lovers will be delighted with the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Darwin’s finches, endemic Galapagos hawks, and colorful Vermillion flycatchers. Despite the easy terrain, the walk can be a bit strenuous due to the blazing sun.

PM: In the afternoon we will head for Espumilla Beach, where marine iguanas relax and sea turtles nest. While snorkeling, you might find octopuses, morays, and many other tropical fish. There is also a Palo Santo forest close to this beach. Later we will go to Buccaneer Cove, which in the 18th and 19th centuries was a shelter for pirates, whalers, and sailors. The bay is surrounded by high tuff clips where many seabirds nest. In the cliffs, you can try to find the two rock formations which look like a monkey and an elephant.

AM: This morning is reserved for Black Turtle Cove, a nesting site for sea turtles. There are many mangrove forests here as well. With luck, you can see different types of sharks in the calm water, such as the white-tipped reef shark, or schools of golden mustard rays. From there we will head for the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island, where you will visit the long and sandy Bachas Beach, one of the most important nesting beaches for sea turtles. Here you can find flamingos, black-winged stilts, sea lions, herons, marine iguanas, and, with a little bit of luck, penguins. You will also have the opportunity to swim on this soft white sand beach. Snorkeling enthusiasts can explore the fascinating underwater world as well.

PM: After a dry landing on North Seymour Island, we will take a short walk along the coast. Here you will encounter swallow-tailed gulls, sea lions, and cliff crabs. This part of Seymour Island is also known for being a major nesting site for blue-footed boobies and the largest colony of the magnificent frigatebird, a species different from the great frigate bird. You can also spot both endemic species of iguanas: marine iguanas and land iguanas. You will enjoy this relaxing hike around the nesting sites. Aboard the Integrity, we will celebrate our last night together.

AM: Have breakfast on board the Integrity, then disembark on Baltra Island for your international flight home.

PM:

Price per person

Double (Low Season)

USD$ 8595

Double (Regular Season)

USD$ 9095

Double (Winter Holiday)

USD$ 9895

Included in the price

  • all transfers in the Galapagos Islands
  • an 8-day cruise on board the Integrity in double accommodations with access to all facilities
  • the services of a bilingual (English-Spanish) naturalist guide
  • and free purified drinking water.

Not included in the price

  • flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (Quito–Galapagos–Quito flights cost approx. $569 per person)
  • entrance fee to Galapagos National Park ($100 per person)
  • immigration control card ($20 per person)
  • beverages, tips, personal items, travel insurance.

Baltra Island: Airport // Santa Cruz Island: Highlands – Charles Darwin Research Station

AM: In the morning, you will fly from the Ecuadorian mainland to Baltra Island. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will pay the national park entrance fee, which helps support the protection of Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve. A member of the crew will then welcome you and escort you to your ship.

PM: We will then visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island, where the lush landscape is a welcome contrast to the arid scenery of the smaller, lower islands. On the way, we will cross through different vegetation zones – from the dry lower region full of cactuses to the scalesia woods in the Highlands. There one can find two small agricultural communities that grow the famous organic Galapagos coffee. Later this afternoon, we will go to the outskirts of the town of Puerto Ayora to the Charles Darwin Research Station, primarily an international scientific research station and one of the most visited spots in the islands. Here you will be taken to the visitor center, to read about the geology, climate, natural history and conservation of the archipelago. The highlight of your visit will, undoubtedly, be the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center, where giant tortoises are hatched and raised until they can be safely returned to their island homes.

AM: Gardner Bay is on the eastern shore with turquoise-colored water and a magnificent beach which you will visit this morning. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will find an abundance of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by a transient colony of sea lions which love to swim with people. Birds, like the endemic Española mockingbird and different species of Darwin finches, are omnipresent.

PM: In the afternoon we will go on an excursion to Suarez Point, one of the most outstanding wildlife areas in the archipelago and boasting a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beaches. In addition to five species of nesting seabirds, there are the curious and bold Española Island mockingbirds, Galapagos doves, and Galapagos hawks. This is also the only site where you will be able to see red iguanas. From May to December the albatross nests on the island and you might be able to see the little ones. Several types of reptiles, including the marine iguana and the oversized lava lizard, are unique to this island. When heavy swells are running, Suarez Point is also the site of a spectacular blowhole, with a thundering spray shooting 30 yards into the air. The walkabout on a stony path is about 2 km (duration about 3 hours).

AM: Following breakfast, we will head to Punta Pitt on the eastern side of San Cristobal Island. The 1.4 km-long path leads you through colonies of frigate birds, fork-tailed seagulls, masked boobies, and red and blue-footed boobies.

PM: Later, we will visit Cerro Brujo, a fascinating lava hill located on the northeastern coast of San Cristobal Island. On the rocks, you can observe blue-footed boobies, seagulls, and some pelicans. The protected bay is very popular among young sea turtles and rays and there are excellent swimming and snorkeling possibilities. Later we will follow the route of Charles Darwin and sail around the massive tuff-rock called “Kicker Rock,” which is a nesting site for many seabirds. We will be able to find blue-footed boobies, pelicans, and frigate birds. This is a great site for scuba diving and hammerhead sharks can be seen in the area.

AM: Today we will visit Santa Fe Island, a small rocky island covered in small Palo Santo trees and 6-meter-high opuntia cactuses. The island is mainly inhabited by large yellow land iguanas, the Galapagos buzzard, blue-footed boobies, and pelicans. While snorkeling in the wonderful blue-green bay where the ship anchors, you can observe the many inhabitants of the underwater world. In addition to countless tropical fish, there are also rays, sea turtles, and playful sea lions.

PM: After lunch, we will explore South Plaza Island, located east of Santa Cruz Island. On this island so full of life you will encounter colonies of sea lions and land iguanas. On the steep banks, you can see a great number of birds such as nesting tropic birds and fork-tailed seagulls. But most of all, enjoying the beautiful view from atop the steep banks or strolling along the base of the cliff is an extremely pleasurable experience. Opuntia cactuses grow here and the vegetation changes color throughout the year.

AM: Your destination for today is Genovesa Island, considered one of the wildest and most pristine islands within Galapagos National Park. It is also known as “Bird Island” and is the only place where you will be able to see Red-footed boobies. After a wet landing on Genovesa’s Darwin Bay, you will walk along a short path which leads through the nesting sites of booby and frigate bird colonies. On the beach, you can observe the interesting spectacle of how frigate birds try to catch the prey of the different booby species.

PM: In the afternoon we will go ashore at a crater wall where Prince Phillip’s Steps are located. These stairs were carved in the stone wall and lead up to a wide plateau where you will find nesting places of great frigate birds, red-billed tropic birds, Bahama ducks, lava seagulls, and fork-tailed seagulls. During this easy stroll, you will cross a little scalesia wood where you can observe the short-eared owl. With a little bit of luck, you will also be able to observe the unique courtship rituals carried out by booby species (Red- and Blue-footed as well as masked boobies). It truly is a show. The same path will lead you back to your boat.

AM: This morning’s excursion is to Santiago Island, also known as “James Island” or “San Salvador Island,” the fourth largest island in the archipelago. The influences of the former salt mine workers and their imported animals are still apparent on the island. The last attempts to populate Santiago Island were abandoned 40 years ago. On the eastern coast of Santiago Island is Sullivan Bay. Its lava field with lava cactuses has a variety of very interesting patterns. In the distance, you will be able to observe the contrasting lava landscapes from an older eruption and a newer one. After exploring the lava flow, you can swim or snorkel with playful sea lions.

PM: Arguably the most recognized landmark in Galapagos, Pinnacle Rock juts straight out of Bartolome’s northern bay. Upon arriving on Bartolomé Island, you will go up to a lookout point where you can admire this famous landmark as well as the spectacular panorama of Sullivan Bay. The beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock boast some of the finest snorkeling spots. Here you can discover a marvelous underwater world and will have a good chance of finding gently gliding sea turtles. On the beaches underneath Pinnacle Rock, it is quite possible to meet one of the quick-as-an-arrow Galapagos penguins. At around 25 centimeters tall, this is second smallest species of penguin in the world. Likewise, you are likely to see harmless white-tipped reef sharks in these waters.

AM: This morning we will take a trip to the dark red beach of the small, volcanic Rabida Island. A short path leads to a small lagoon which is very popular among flamingos. This beach is one of the most beautiful snorkeling places in the Galapagos Islands and has a great abundance of tropical fish. Rabida Island is also the only site where the batfish lives.

PM: Later in the day we will have a wet landing at Chinese Hat Island, located southeast of Santiago Island. Its name describes the shape of the island, which you will be able to appreciate from a distance. This island’s landscapes are dominated by volcanic formations and very fragile tubes of lava. Because of this, it is very important to stay on the paths. Here you will encounter a small colony of sea lions and then proceed to hike through this dark, unyielding solid rock island.

AM: You’ll have breakfast on board Integrity, and then disembark on Baltra Island for your international flight home.

PM:

Price per person

Double (Low Season)

USD$ 8595

Double (Regular Season)

USD$ 9095

Double (Winter Holiday)

USD$ 9895

Included in the price

  • All transfers in the Galapagos Islands
  • an 8-day cruise on board the Integrity in double accommodations with access to all facilities
  • the services of a bilingual (English-Spanish) naturalist guide
  • and free purified drinking water.

Not included in the price

  • Flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (Quito–Galapagos–Quito flights cost approx. $569 per person)
  • entrance fee to Galapagos National Park ($100 per person)
  • immigration control card ($20 per person)
  • beverages, tips, personal items, travel insurance.

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Boat specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Length: 43 meters (143 feet)
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Range: 3,000 miles
  • Crew and Staff: 10 crew members (ISM certified), 1 naturalist guide
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Safety and Navigation: two 25-person life rafts; satellite phone; 2 zodiacs for 16-people each; 1 Navtex; 40 life jackets; autopilot; 2 radar systems; sonar; EPIRB emergency position-indicating radio beacon; 1 depth sounder; 2-VHF radios; automatic smoke and fire detection; extinguisher systems throughout yacht, DSC/VHF Radio, Closed circuit video surveillance in key areas .
  • Decks: 3. Cabin Deck – all cabins, reception, and swimming platform. Salon Deck – lounge, dining room, bar, library, and Captain’s bridge. Sun Deck – covered bar area, sunbathing area, and spa/Jacuzzi.

Accommodations:

  • Capacity: 16 passengers in 9 staterooms
  • Cabins: 9 staterooms, consisting of: 1 Owner’s Suite (32.5m2/350ft2) with sofa area and king-size bed; 7 Double Staterooms (14m2/150ft2) with twin, queen, or king-size beds and sitting area; 1 Single Stateroom (11.2m2/120ft2). All located on the Main Deck.
  • Features: Air conditioning; private bathrooms; a mini-refrigerator stocked with water and snacks; picture windows; satellite telephone; entertainment center with CD/DVD and LCD monitor.

Facilities:

  • Salon/lounge; 2 bars; dining room; outdoor seating areas; sundeck; spa/Jacuzzi; entertainment center, library; two double kayaks.

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star rating  Maravillosa visita a Ecuador y Galápagos  - Hemos estado dos semanas viajando por Ecuador y Galápagos con la empresa Surtrek y realmente estamos muy contentos con el trabajo de esta empresa. Todo, todo ha sido perfecto, los guias en diferentes ciudades han sido muy amables y competentes, se nota que aman su trabajo y lo más importante, transmiten su amor por su país.

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