Reina Silvia Galapagos Cruise
4-Star First-Class Cruise★★★★ | Capacity of 16 passengers
Standing apart from other Galapagos yachts, the Reina Silvia Galapagos offers charm and style to guests onboard. Although it started operations at the Galapagos Islands in 2014, it is now famed as a rare breed due to its unique features and qualities such as contemporary wooden interiors, ample lounge areas, carpeted floors and interesting programs. At 90 feet long, the Reina Silvia Galapagos yacht contains six cabins with double and twin arrangements. It operates two alternating itineraries with in-depth programs. A perfect Galapagos vacation has never been more realistic with the Reina Silvia Galapagos cruise.
Reina Silvia Yacht Cabins: All cabins offer climate control, private bathrooms, an entertainment center with a DVD player as well as a satellite phone. 3 of the cabins on board offer triple accommodation ideal for families, the other cabins offer double accommodation with a mix of matrimonial double and twin beds.
REINA SILVIA GALAPAGOS YACHTYear of construction 2014 Beam 22 feet / 7 meters Draft 6 feet / 2 meters Cruising speed 10 knots Accommodation Six staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles which can be configured with either two lower twin beds or one king-sized bed. The four additional cabins are furnished with two lower twin beds, which can be configured as doubles or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All staterooms have en suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned TV and DVD player Flush toilets (freshwater, compressed air assisted) Dining room, salon and bar area 500 sq ft Top deck lounge area 280 sq ft
Inclusions & Exclusions
All meals throughout cruise Transfers in the islands All excursions Bilingual national park guide Use of snorkeling equipment and wetsuits Use of Kayak Coffee, tea and soft drinks (Only Boat that also includes unlimited barril beer) Free airport assistance* 1 hotel night in Quito or Guayaquil (the day before the cruise)* Free airport transfer 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 35% Single supplement 70%
Reina Silvia Galapagos Yacht offers two different itineraries
Itinerary Eastern - South & East Islands
DAY 1 (Saturday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Baltra PM: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center Baltra Island: Arrival at the Galapagos airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing on board about the yacht and the island. Fausto Llerena Breeding Center in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, where giant tortoises are bred in captivity. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Giant Tortoises and others.
Day 2 (Sunday) - ESPAÑOLA
AM: Gardner Bay & Osborne Islet
PM: Suarez Point Gardner Bay: It has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions as well as marine iguanas. Osborn Islet: This small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming while spotting various types of species. Suarez Point: This Galapagos visit site is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Galapagos Hawks, Española Mockingbirds, Waved Albatross, sea lions.
Day 3 (Monday) - SAN CRISTOBAL
AM: Lobos Island & Kicker Rock PM: Pitt Point Isla Lobos: This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. Kicker Rock: The Island is comprised of two rocks, which jut out of the ocean, and is home to a large colony of seabirds. Pitt Point: Here there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies. Wildlife you can see today: Red-footed, Blue-footed and Nazca. Storm Petrels, Manta Rays, sea turtles, and sharks.
Day 4 (Tuesday) - SANTA FE & PLAZAS
AM: Santa Fe Island PM: South Plaza Santa Fe Island: A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and Palo Santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Red-billed tropicbirds and swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas, land iguanas.
Day 5 (Wednesday) - GENOVESA
AM: Darwin Bay PM: El Barranco Darwin Bay: A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. Prince Phillip's Steps: An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high. Wildlife you might see today: Lava Gulls, lava Herons, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Great Frigate birds and Red-footed Boobies.
Day 6 (Thursday) - SANTIAGO & BARTOLOME
AM: Sullivan Bay PM: Bartholomew Island Sullivan Bay: A coral beach landing leads you towards a lava field as far as the eye can see. A truly amazing volcanic experience…up close and personal. Pinnacle Rock: Bartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock: the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands. Galapagos Wildlife: green sea turtles, penguins and reef sharks.
Day 7 (Friday) - RABIDA & CHINESE HAT
AM: Rabida Island PM: Chinese Hat Islet Rabida Island: is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. Chinese Hat Island: The landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Light foot crabs. Wildlife you might see today: Marine Iguanas, Blue-footed and Nazca boobies, Galapagos Doves.
Day 8 (Saturday) - BALTRA
Baltra After breakfast, you will be transferred from the boat to Baltra airport for your flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
Itinerary Western - Western Islands
Day 1 (Saturday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Baltra PM: Twin Craters Baltra Island: Arrival to Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Los Gemelos (The Twin Craters): wait for you at the end of a short hike, created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Giant Tortoises and more.
Day 2 (Sunday) - FLOREANA
AM: Cormorant Point, Devil’s Crown & Champion Islet PM: Post Office Bay & Asilo de la Paz Cormorant Point: It offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favorite of flamingos. Devil's Crown: Arguably, the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil's Crown boasts an amazing variety of marine life. Post Office Bay: A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Wildlife you might see today: Tiger Snake Eels, White-tipped Sharks, Eagle Rays, amberjacks, wrasses, Hammerhead Sharks, and sea turtles, boobies, pelicans, and frigate birds.
Day 3 (Monday) - ISABELA
AM: Moreno Point PM: Elizabeth Bay Moreno Point: Beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Elizabeth Bay: As you enter the bay, hawks soar overhead and schools of fish can be seen swimming beneath the surface. Wildlife you might see today: Rays, flightless cormorants, penguins, pelicans, lava herons.
Day 4 (Tuesday) - ISABELA & FERNANDINA
AM: Urbina Bay PM: Espinosa Point Urbina Bay: Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef. Espinosa Point: A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Wildlife: Flightless Cormorants, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, Galapagos Penguins, sea horses, marine iguanas, sea turtles.
Day 5 (Wednesday) - ISABELA
AM: Tagus Cove PM: Vicente Roca Point Tagus Cove: An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Light foot crabs and sea lions. Vicente Roca Point: The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. Wildlife you can see today: Giant tortoises, hawks, yellow warblers, large-billed fly catchers.
Day 6 (Thursday) - SANTIAGO
AM: Espumilla Beach & Buccaneer Cove PM: Egas Port & Minas de Sal Espumilla Beach: Darwin explored the salt-lake crater that is now home to white-cheeked pintails and the occasional flamingo. Egas Port: The trail leads to the coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Flamingos and white-cheeked pintail ducks.
Day 7 (Friday) - BACHAS & NORTH SEYMOUR
AM: Bachas Beach PM: North Seymour Bachas Beach, is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz which is a swimming beach. One of the few remnants of the U.S. military bases. North Seymour Island: Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, land and marine iguanas.
Day 8 (Saturday) - BALTRA
Baltra After breakfast, you will be transferred from the Reina Silvia boat to Baltra airport for your flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
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