Grand Queen Beatriz Galapagos Yacht offers four different itineraries

Itinerary A - Southern Islands
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Day 1 (Sunday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Airport

PM: Carrion Point

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

You will be collected from the airport on arrival and your Galapagos luxury yacht trip will commence. On arrival at the boat there will be some time for settling in and for lunch.

After lunch the first stop will be pretty Punta Carrion, a well protected cove located in the north-eastern area of Santa Cruz.

Galapagos wildlife you can see on this day might include: San Blue footed booby, herons, rays, white tipped reef shark.

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Day 2 (Monday) - ISABELA ISLAND

AM: Tintoreras

PM: Wall of Tears

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

There will be an exciting start for the day today as you’ll wake up at Isabela Island, to the west of Santa Cruz.

The first visitor site today is las Tintoreras, a Galapagos visitor site with a fine walkway allowing views down into the channel of the sea life below.

Later, visits will include the giant tortoise breeding center and the Wall of Tears. The latter was built by a penal colony’s prisoners during the 20th century.

Galapagos wildlife you might see today: Giant tortoise, white-tipped reef shark, sea lion, blue footed booby, penguin, marine iguana, crabs.

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Day 3 (Tuesday) - FLOREANA ISLAND
AM: Punta Cormorant

PM: Post Office Bay

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Beautiful Floreana Island is the spot for today’s two Galapagos visitor sites. The first visit is to Punta Cormorant, which is noteworthy for its green colored beach and lagoons. Nearby is also Devil’s Crown, which is teeming with sea birds and marine life.

There is also a visit to Post Office Bay, a place with a barrel which was in the past used for dropping and delivering mail – a tradition that continues today.

Galapagos wildlife to look out for: Boobies, pelicans, frigates, red-billed tropicbird, flamingo, reef fish sea lion.

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Day 4 (Wednesday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Highlands

PM: Charles Darwin Station

Hiking Wildlife Observation

Santa Cruz makes for a great Galapagos adventure, and today a visit to the highlands allows the opportunity to view giant tortoises in their natural habitat on the island. Seeing a giant tortoise crashing around in the greenery is a sight not to be missed.

Your luxury Galapagos Yacht trip continuous with a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station which informs on Galapagos conservation as well as having an interesting giant tortoise breeding program.

Galapagos wildlife to view today: Giant tortoise, vermillion flycatcher, land iguana.
Day 5 (Thursday) - SANTA FE & SOUTH PLAZAS
AM: Santa Fe

PM: South Plazas

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

A popular residence for sea lions, Santa Fe offers a delightful trail and some fascinating Galapagos wildlife to spot among the cacti forests.

At South Plazas, a small island, the stunning flora will quickly grab your attention, with its vivid bright red and green display. This Galapagos visitor site offers bird watching opportunities on the island’s southern cliffs too.

Galapagos wildlife to observe today includes: Sea lion, land iguana, tropic-birds, swallow-tailed gull, reef fish.
Day 6 (Friday) - ESPAÑOLA ISLAND
AM: Gardner Bay

PM: Suarez Point

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Endemic fauna abounds on this southernmost Galapagos Island due to how far it is from the other islands. Gardner Bay offers a fabulous white sandy beach for relaxing among the wildlife.

Later, at Punta Suarez, a walk along the cliffs offers up a magical array of birdlife, and one of the Galapagos highlights – the waved albatross (April – December only).

Galapagos wildlife you might see today: Sea lion, marine iguana, Galapagos dove, boobies, reef sharks, turtles, tropical fish, frigate birds, waved albatross.

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Day 7 (Saturday) - SAN CRISTOBAL
AM: Pitt Point

PM: Kicker Rock

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Punta Pitt is located on the eastern side of San Cristobal Island, and a lovely walk up a volcanic hill offers splendid views, and a lot of bird life.

Moving on, the Galapagos visitor site Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) is the next port of call, and depending on your view this resembles a boot or a sleeping lion. Watch for sea lions playing in the sea.

Galapagos wildlife to look out for today include: Blue footed booby, frigate birds, sea lions, other sea birds.

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Day 8 (Sunday) - SAN CRISTOBAL
AM: Interpretation Center and Airport

Wildlife Observation

Your last day on the Galapagos Islands does not end immediately. First there is an informative visit to the Interpretation Center, providing a lot of information about human history and the formation of the islands. This helps to provide context on how life is in the islands today.

After your visit to the Center, your journey on your Galapagos luxury yacht comes to an end, and you will be escorted to the airport ready for your return flight.

Itinerary B - North & Central Islands
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Day 1 (Sunday) - SAN CRISTOBAL
AM: Airport

PM: Red Hill

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Your Galapagos luxury yacht trip gets off to an excellent start today. Following your transfer and settling in to your boat the first Galapagos visitor site will be to Cerro Colorado (Red Hill). Here you will find an informative center and breeding program for giant tortoises. There are opportunities to see giant tortoises as they live naturally and learn about their evolution and conservation.

Galapagos wildlife to look out for today: Giant tortoise.

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Day 2 (Monday) - BARTOLOME & SANTIAGO
AM: Pinnacle Rock

PM: Sullivan Bay

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

An exciting start to your first full day in the Galapagos Islands awaits, as today you will visit Bartolome Island and Sullivan Bay. Bartolome is very picturesque with its stunning lunar landscape, and Pinnacle Rock offers a very photogenic view. The trail is lovely, offering superb views over to Sullivan Bay and Santiago Island too.

Galapagos wildlife to spot today: Sea lion, marine iguana, lava heron, Galapagos penguin, Sally Lightfoot crab, green turtle.

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Day 3 (Tuesday) - SANTIAGO ISLAND
AM: Espumilla Beach

PM: Egas Port

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Santiago Island boasts some fascinating lava formations and is the location of today’s Galapagos visitor site activities. Close to Espumilla Beach is the well-known Palo Santo Forest where these formations may be seen. Later, there is a visit to Buccaneer Cove, a former hideout for pirates.

Another visit, to Egas Port, allows you to see an interesting black sand beach, observe a wide range of wildlife and learn about the area’s fascinating salt mining history.

Galapagos wildlife to look out for: Marine iguana, marine turtles, sea lion, Galapagos fur sea lion.
Day 4 (Wednesday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Highlands

PM: Charles Darwin Station

Hiking Wildlife Observation

Santa Cruz Island offers some fine Galapagos visitor sites. First, a trip to the Santa Cruz Highlands provides an opportunity to view giant tortoises in their natural habitat among bushes and greenery.

Later, a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station provides a conservation lesson and a better understanding of the archipelago. Here, there is also a giant tortoise breeding program.

Galapagos wildlife to look out for today includes: Giant tortoises (and baby giant tortoises), land iguana, vermillion flycatcher.

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Day 5 (Thursday) - NORTH SEYMOUR & MOSQUERA
AM: North Seymour

PM: Mosquera

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

The flat walk across North Seymour Island is interesting for many reasons, not least of which is the array of bird life to be found among the scrub-like vegetation.

Mosquera Islet, a small, sandy but beautiful Galapagos visitor site is another port of call today, and wildlife abounds on this tiny island. Searching the rocky pools provides opportunities to spot intriguing marine life, close up.

Galapagos wildlife to watch for today: Magnificent frigate bird, blue footed booby, land iguana, Sally Lightfoot crab, crabs.
Day 6 (Friday) - SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
AM: Black Turtle Cove

PM: Dragon Hill

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

The north of Santa Cruz Island offers some delightful marine life, and Black Turtle Cove will not disappoint. Here, a red mangrove wetland houses a nursery for rays and sharks.

The afternoon’s Galapagos visitor site, Dragon Hill, is an excellent place to see land iguanas. The trail heads up the hill from the beach and a diverse range of wildlife can be seen along the way.

Galapagos wildlife to look out for today: Rays, green turtle, Galapagos sharks, land iguana, marine iguana, flamingo, Sally Lightfoot crab, yellow warbler, lava heron.
Day 7 (Saturday) - RABIDA & CHINESE HAT
AM: Rabida Island

PM: Chinese Hat

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Rabida Island is part of your luxury yacht Galapagos trip, it offers splendid lagoons and stunningly vivid landscapes due to its red sand and cliffs. The trail on Rabida Island heads from the shore line up to a fabulous lagoon, from where flamingos may be spotted.

Later, at Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat) there is a chance to observe intriguing lava formations and the wildlife that has made these their home, on this small islet close to Santiago.

Galapagos wildlife to observe: Pelicans, pintail duck, marine iguana, sea lion, flamingo.
Day 8 (Sunday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Bachas Beach

PM: Airport

Hiking Wildlife Observation

Your last Galapagos visitor site will be the Las Bachas beach, formerly used by the American Navy. These beautiful white sand beaches formed from decomposed coral, are a nesting ground for Pacific green turtles.

After your visit, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador, and your adventure on your Galapagos luxury yacht will be at an end.

Galapagos wildlife to look out for today: Flamingo, whimbrel, great blue heron, Pacific green turtle, marine iguana.

Itinerary 5 Days - South & East Islands
Galapagos Islands Grand Queen Beatriz Yacht
Day 1 (Wednesday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Airport

PM: Charles Darwin Station

Wildlife Observation

Your Galapagos adventure begins on Santa Cruz Island today. Following your airport transfer lunch will be served aboard your Galapagos luxury yacht.

After settling in, the first Galapagos visitor site will be the Charles Darwin Research Station. Here there is lots to learn about Galapagos conservation, and the center has an interesting giant tortoise breeding program.

Galapagos wildlife you may see today: Giant tortoise, land iguana.

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Day 2 (Thursday) - SANTA FE & SOUTH PLAZAS
AM: Santa Fe

PM: South Plazas

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Santa Fe Island offers some lovely hiking among cacti forests and the trail heads towards the cliffs. Following a walk to look out for land iguanas, there is time to relax on the beautiful beach.

Later, a visit to South Plazas is scheduled. This tiny island with its dramatic cliffs offers a wide range of wildlife at this fascinating and photogenic Galapagos visitor site.

Galapagos wildlife to look out for includes:: Land iguana, sea lion, tropicbirds, swallow-tailed gull.
Day 3 (Friday) - ESPANOLA ISLAND
AM: Gardner Bay

PM: Suarez Point

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Stunning Espanola Island Galapagos visitor sites start today with Gardner Bay. This is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos with its stretch of white sand.

Punta Suarez is a paradise for bird watchers, and in the right season (April – December) you may get to see the majestic waved albatross. The scenery makes for a magical backdrop for some splendid photographs.

Galapagos wildlife to look out for includes: Waved albatross (April – December), tropical fish, white tipped reef shark, marine iguana, sea lion, boobies.

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Day 4 (Saturday) - SAN CRISTOBAL
AM: Pitt Point

PM: Kicker Rock

Hiking Snorkeling Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Today’s first Galapagos visit as part of your Galapagos luxury cruise tour is Punta Pitt on San Cristobal Island. A trail up a volcanic hill offers panoramic views of the unusual landscape below.

The journey passes by Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) which either looks like a boot or a sleeping lion, depending on your opinion, but it is spectacular either way. Watch out for sea lions frolicking at Isla Lobos as this is one of their favorite spots.

Wildlife you might see today: : Seabirds, blue footed booby, frigate birds, sea lion.

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Day 5 (Sunday) - SAN CRISTOBAL
AM: Interpretation Center

PM: Airport

Wildlife Observation

Today there is a visit to the Interpretation Center on Santa Cristobal Island. This is the last visitor site of your Galapagos luxury yacht tour. The Center enlightens on the human history of the islands and colonization, as well as the problems faced today. The geological history is also explored.

After your visit you will be escorted to the airport for your return journey to mainland Ecuador.


Itinerary 4 Days - South & Central Islands
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Day 1 (Sunday) - SAN CRISTOBAL
AM: Airport

PM: Red Hill

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

On arrival in the Galapagos Islands you will be met at the airport and transferred to your Galapagos luxury yacht tour.

After lunch and settling in, your first Galapagos visitor site will be Red Hill (Cerro Colorado). Here there is a fascinating breeding program and lots of information about giant tortoises. This provides an excellent opportunity to see these magnificent beasts in the wild.

Galapagos wildlife to look for today: Giant tortoises.

Read more on San Cristobal

Day 2 (Monday) - BARTOLOME & SANTIAGO
AM: Pinnacle Rock

PM: Sullivan Bay

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Your Galapagos adventure takes an exciting turn today as you awake near Bartolome Island. One of the most picturesque spots in the island, Pinnacle Rock, at the first Galapagos visitor site for today, is also one of the most photographed. The island has a stunning scenery.

Later, there is a visit to Sullivan Bay which you observed from the first visitor site in the morning.

Galapagos wildlife to look for today: Sea lion, marine iguana, lava heron, Galapagos penguin, Sally Lightfoot crab, green turtle.

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Day 3 (Tuesday) - SANTIAGO ISLAND
AM: Espumilla Bay, Buccaneer Cove

PM: Egas Port

Hiking Snorkeling Wildlife Observation

Fascinating lava formations await today at James Bay and Espumilla Beach on Santiago Island. During a walk past, you will learn how the landscape was formed, and see the Palo Santo Forest. Later in the morning, the Buccaneer Cove Galapagos visitor site provides some fascinating history about pirates.

Later, a visit to Egas Port provides another geological treat, and south of the beach is the Sugarloaf Volcano. Salt was formerly mined here, and this history will be shared.

Galapagos wildlife to observe: Marine turtles, marine iguana, Galapagos fur sea lions, California sea lions.
Day 4 (Wednesday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Charles Darwin Station

PM: Baltra Airport

Wildlife Observation

Before you say goodbye to the enchanting Galapagos Islands and your Galapagos luxury yacht trip there is a final site in store. The Charles Darwin Research Station offers interesting insights into the conservation of the islands and the problems faced with the human history.

After your visit you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the Ecuador mainland and your Galapagos adventure will be at an end.

Look out for the following Galapagos wildlife today: Giant tortoise, land iguana.

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