Infinity Galapagos Cruise
The Infinity Galapagos yacht is a state-of-the-art 20-passenger vessel featuring a modern design and ample social areas. Ten double-occupancy cabins are split between the main and upper decks, each with their own private bathroom and balcony. On the sun deck, guests enjoy lounge chairs, tables, and a Jacuzzi. An indoor dining room and lounge complement the al fresco dining area and bar. Itineraries pair each group of 10 travelers with their own private guide for each day’s activities, making them the smallest tour groups in the Galapagos. Travelers can choose between the 4-day Genovesa itinerary, the 5-day Santa Cruz to Floreana itinerary, or either of the 8-day itineraries visiting Isabela or Santa Cruz and Floreana. With the Infinity Galapagos Yacht you are guaranteed a once in a life time trip!
INFINITY GALAPAGOS BOATYear of construction: 2018 Type: Luxury Motor Yacht Length: 161 feet / 49 meters Beam: 33 feet / 10 meters Draft: 8 feet / 2.4 meters Cruising Speed: 10 knots Capacity: 20 passengers, 13 crew members, 2 Naturalist guides and 1 Cruise Manager Crew: 8 members + 1 bilingual guide Electric Power: 110V and 220V Accommodation Main Deck: 6 double cabins (237ft² / 22m², 226ft² / 21m² and 270ft² / 25m²), Dining room (1,216ft² / 113m²). Upper Deck: 2 double cabins (247.5ft² / 23m²), 2 double Suites (360.6ft² / 33.5m² and 376.7ft² / 35m²). Safety & Navigation: All equipment meets / exceeds the international Safety standards: Life vests GPS Sonar Fire detection and prevention systems
Inclusions & Exclusions
All meals throughout cruise Transfers in the islands All excursions Bilingual national park guide Use of snorkeling equipment and wetsuits Coffee, tea and soft drinks Use of Kayak Free airport assistance* 1 hotel night in Quito or Guayaquil (the day before the cruise)* Free airport transfers for Galapagos flights*
Mainland-Galapagos-Mainland airfare Alcoholic drinks $100 Galapagos National Park fee $20 Transit Control Card Travel / medical insurance Tips Personal expenses
Discount for children under 12 years old 20% Xmas and New Year surcharge 25% Single supplement 40%
Infinity Galapagos Yacht offers four different itineraries
Itinerary A - North & South Islands
Day 1 (Tuesday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Morning flight to Galapagos Islands PM: Black Turtle Cove Upon your arrival you will be picked up by your tour guides and will be transferred to the Infinity Galapagos Yacht to start with your itinerary. North to Santa Cruz is Black Turtle Cove. Only accessible by dinghy and full of young marine life. The shallow cove is perfect for easy snorkeling with chances to see various species. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Baby hammerhead shark, rays, sea turtles, sea birds.
Day 2 (Wednesday) - GENOVESA
AM: El Barranco PM: Darwin Bay High Cliff-face and rocky paths await for us. A forest of Palo Santo is the perfect home for Red footed boobies and other important colonies of unique Galapagos birds. Darwin Bay is a white sand beach with pools with quiet and clear waters which are perfect for snorkeling, we will also have a perfect view of the cliff, we have been able to see manta-rays and sharks from very close at this site! Galapagos Wildlife: Red-footed, Blue-footed and Nazca boobies, Storm Petrels, sharks, manta-rays and more.
Day 3 (Thursday) - SANTIAGO & RABIDA
AM: Sullivan Bay PM: Rabida Island The perfect volcano scenario, the sand goes alone with the lava field in an endless landscape. Several types of plants and great chances to see wildlife. Famous for its maroon sandy beach and great look out points, Rabida island provides amazing chances for photography and incredible encounters with colonies of marine sea lions. Galapagos Wildlife and species: Darwin Finches, Iguanas, Green sea turtles. Galapagos Hawks, sea lions and more.
Day 4 (Friday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Charles Darwin Station PM: El Chato A site no visitor should miss is included as part of your cruise tour on the Infinity yacht. The Charles Darwin station gathers the study of the foundation and its effort to converse all endemic species of the Galapagos Islands. A path that will allow us to see the Giant Tortoises in the wild, the reserve homes thousands of tortoises, from young to adults. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Darwin Finches, Giant tortoises, iguanas, Galapagos Owls.
Day 5 (Saturday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Dragon Hill PM: Bachas Beach Dragon Hill is one of the newest visitor sites open to tourists. We will meet a path and a beach that will lead us to see the flamingos at the end of our hike. Las Bachas is a swimming beach where rests of the U.S. army can still be found from World War II. This site is also rich in wildlife and chances to see many marine iguanas from very close. Galapagos Wildlife: Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, whimbrels, sea turtles. marine iguanas.
Day 6 (Sunday) - FLOREANA
AM: Post Office Bay PM: Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown A barrel was placed in Floreana, used as an unofficial mail box for whalers a long time ago. Today travelers keep the tradition leaving cards to be sent back home. The particular green color of this beach due to the presence of olive crystals is what calls the attention of all visitors of this amazing Galapagos site. Wildlife you might see today: Flamingos, white-cheeked pintails and more.
Day 7 (Monday) - ESPAÑOLA
AM: Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz PM: Black Turtle Cove Suarez Points’ famous attraction is the amazing blowhole, spurting water high into the air. This site presents wonderful photography opportunities and a great diversity of species. Garden Bay is the site of breeding for over 12.000 pair of Albatrosses; the white sand of the beaches is perfect to relax, and its waters are perfect for snorkeling. Wildlife you might see today: Sea lions, Hood mockingbirds, Nazca boobies, waved albatrosses, red-billed tropicbirds, lava lizards, Galapagos hawks, blue-footed boobies.
Day 8 (Tuesday) - SAN CRISTOBAL
AM: Interpretation Center The interpretation center teaches visitors about conservation, natural and human history of the islands. It gathers the efforts invested to conserve the islands wildlife. Back to the airport to catch your flight and finish a great trip on board of the Infinity Galapagos Cruise. Galapagos Wildlife: Vermilion Flycatcher or one of Darwin’s finches, Giant Tortoises and others.
Itinerary B - Western Islands
Day 1 (Tuesday) - SAN CRISTOBAL
AM: Arrival PM: Breeding Center Once you arrive at the airport, we will pick you up to take you to your Galapagos cruise, where you will start with your itinerary. The breeding Center allows visitors to admire the hatching of the different species of tortoises that they keep in captivity. Galapagos Wildlife: Giant tortoises in captivity, snorkeling with sea lions, land and sea birds, blue-footed boobies, hatching turtles.
Day 2 (Wednesday) - SOUTH PLAZAS & SANTA FE
AM: Santa Fe Island PM: South Plazas South Plazas is full of Opuntias, and is home to the largest colonies of Sea lions. There are also many land and marine iguanas. Barrington in Santa Fe Island has two paths for visitors, one that leads to the lookout point and the other to the beach. Large colonies of land iguanas can be seen at this site. Galapagos Wildlife: Land iguanas, sea lion colony, Audubon's shearwaters, swallow-tailed gulls, Nazca boobies.
Day 3 (Thursday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Charles Darwin Station PM: Twin Craters The Station Charles Darwin hosts many studies made throughout the years by Scientist about the Galapagos and its species. You can see the famous Lonesome George. In the highlands of Santa Cruz, the craters are located opposite to each other. The view is stunning. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Giant Tortoises, sea lions, iguanas, Darwin Finches.
Day 4 (Friday) - ISABELA
AM: Sierra Negra Volcano PM: Wetlands, Wall of Tears, and Breeding Center The huge caldera of the Sierra Negra volcano is reachable by a 30 minutes’ walk. On a clear day it is possible to see the top of the other volcanoes of Isabela Island. Many small lagoons going along with the coast line of Isabela are home of the great flamingos. At the end of the visit, the breeding center hosts various species of tortoises in captivity. The Galapagos species you can see today include: Finches, iguanas, flamingos, sea lions and more.
Day 5 (Saturday) - ISABELA
AM: Moreno Point PM: Tagus Cove Another amazing day starts as part of your Infinity cruise tour, the striking rocky shores in Moreno point along path through lava rock leading to tide pools and mangroves create a birdwatcher’s delight. Near to Bolivar Channel Tagus Cove has been an anchor place for boats for many years, this site is the favorite of many of our Galapagos tour guides as great marine diversity including dolphins can be seen from your Galapagos yacht. Wildlife you can see today: Penguins, flightless cormorants, Darwin Volcano & Lake Darwin.
Day 6 (Sunday) - ISABELA
AM: Espinosa Point – Fernandina Island PM: Vicente Ramon Roca Point Fernandina is the best conserved island as no foreign species have even been introduced here. The landscape is amazing and there are great chances to see the Galapagos Hawk. Punta Vicente Roca is a marive visit site, it offers chances to see amazing geological formations, which are perfect for watching birds nesting, great also for swimming and snorkeling. Wildlife you might see today: Flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, sea lions, penguins.
Day 7 (Monday) - SANTIAGO
AM: Espumilla Bay PM: Bartolome Island Espumilla Bay is abundant on marine life, so snorkeling is highly recommended. This beach is an important meeting point for many marine iguanas. Bartolome Is home to the Famous Pinnacle rock. Different types of lava emerge to form the top of the Volcano for an amazing landscape. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Penguins, reef sharks, rays, and great colorful fish.
Day 8 (Tuesday) - NORTH SEYMOUR
AM: North Seymour North Seymour is not a volcanic island, it is formed by layers of lava and sediment from other volcanic explosions. Great place for wildlife and without a doubt one of the most diverse islands in the Galapagos! After this final visit, you will be transferred to the Galapagos airport on time for your flight back to mainland finishing your Infinity Motor yacht trip. Galapagos Wildlife: White-cheeked Pintail Ducks, Common Gallinules among others.
Itinerary 5 Days - Southern Islands
Day 1 (Friday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Arrival PM: El Chato Arrival at Baltra airport and transfer to the Galapagos boat. El Chato reserve is a great portion of land where giant tortoises can be found in the wild. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Darwin Finches, Giant tortoises, iguanas, Galapagos Owls.
Day 2 (Saturday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Dragon Hill PM: Bachas Beach Dragon Hill is one of the newest visitor sites open to tourists. We will meet a path and a beach that will lead us to see the flamingos and many marine iguanas. Las Bachas is a swimming beach where rests of the U.S. army can still be found from World War II. A nice walk along its white sand beach with chances to see the Sally Light foot crabs and marine iguanas. Galapagos species: Sally Light foot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, whimbrels, sea turtles.
Day 3 (Sunday) - FLOREANA
AM: Post Office Bay PM: Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown Floreana’s post office bay is known because of the barrel placed there by marines that used it as a mailbox to send letters home a long time ago. Cormorant point is a beautiful beach with greenish sand, a perfect scenario for the flamingos to dance on the waters, one of our favorite sites of the southern loop for sure! Wildlife for this visitor site: Flamingos, white-cheeked pintails.
Day 4 (Monday) - ESPAÑOLA
AM: Suarez Point PM: Garden Bay Suarez Point is the perfect place to see blue footed boobies, and the Albatrosses, these amazing birds use the cliffs located here as a launching point. The only Island in the Galapagos where the Albatrosses can be found, Garden Bays’ white sand beaches are a perfect place to relax, and its waters perfect for snorkeling. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Sea lions, Hood mockingbirds, Nazca boobies, waved albatrosses, red-billed tropic birds, lava lizards, Galapagos hawks, blue-footed boobies.
Day 5 (Tuesday) - SAN CRISTOBAL
AM: Interpretation Center The San Cristobal interpretation center is the newest open to public. Its goal is teach about conservancy and the impact of human population in the islands. After this final visit, you will be transferred to the Galapagos airport on time for your flight to mainland and finish this way your Galapagos cruise tour. Galapagos species: Giant Tortoises and others.
Itinerary 4 Days - Northern Islands
Day 1 (Tuesday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Morning flight to Galapagos Islands PM: Black Turtle Cove You will be greeted by your Naturalist guides at your arrival at the airport and at that point we will take you to the Galapagos cruise for your first visit. Black turtle coves’ calm waters are the best habitat for young marine life. The islet is surrounded by mangroves and you can only access there by dinghy rides. Galapagos Wildlife Baby hammerhead shark, rays, sea turtles, sea birds, and others.
Day 2 (Wednesday) - GENOVESA
AM: El Barranco PM: Darwin Bay Also known as Prince Phillips Steps, it has rocky paths that lead to a magnificent cliff full of Palo Santo. Darwin bay has pools of calm water that are ideal for sea lions to play; the path alone the beach hosts various species of land birds. The wildlife you will see on this day of your Galapagos cruise trip includes: Red footed boobies, sea lions, rays, hammerhead sharks.
Day 3 (Thursday) - SANTIAGO & RABIDA
AM: Sullivan Bay PM: Rabida Island In Sullivan Bay we can find two types of Lava, the pahoehoe and the a’a’ lava. They form a beautiful and endless landscape. The maroon color of the Rabida Island is its main attraction. Some of the rarest species of the Galapagos are abundant in this island, as the Galapagos Hawk. Great chances to take pictures of colonies of sea lions. Wildlife you might see today: Darwin Finches, Iguanas, Green sea turtles, Galapagos Hawks.
Day 4 (Friday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Charles Darwin Station The Charles Darwin Research Station is the place where all the conservation efforts done in the island can be found, alone with the various species of turtles found in the different locations of the archipelago. After this final visit, you will be transferred to Baltra airport on time for your flight back to mainland. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Seabirds, giant tortoises.