4 Day Galapagos Cruise to Eastern Islands: Your Ultimate Exploration Experience

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the Galapagos Islands with a 4-day ultra luxury cruise that showcases the unparalleled beauty and unique wildlife of this ecological wonder. Experience up-close encounters with some of San Cristobal's renowned landmarks and immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes of the eastern islands. With the guidance of experienced local experts, explore the pristine waters and participate in various activities such as snorkeling, hiking and sea kayaking.

Throughout this journey, witness the diverse wildlife inhabiting the islands, including flamingos, penguins and marine iguanas on Floreana Island and the famed waved Albatross on Española island’s iconic Punta Suarez trail. Stroll along the stunning white sands of Gardner Bay and gain valuable insights into the region's natural history. A visit to the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center provides a rare opportunity to observe the iconic Galapagos tortoise species in their natural environment.

Key Takeaways

  • The 4-day cruise offers a memorable exploration of the eastern Galapagos Islands and San Cristobal's landmarks.
  • Unique wildlife encounters, such as penguins on Floreana Island, are part of this exceptional experience.

  • Knowledgeable guides enrich the journey, sharing the rich natural history of the Galapagos with participants.
Day 1: Arrival on San Cristobal Island and Exploring Tijeretas Hill

Upon arrival at San Cristóbal Island, embark on an afternoon excursion to Tijeretas Hill, offering a stunning viewpoint and an opportunity to encounter the island's wildlife. Continue to the Interpretation Center, where you'll learn about the volcanic origins and conservation efforts shaping the Galápagos Islands. Make your self at home in one of the finest yacht cabins anywhere, enjoy your private balcony view and high touch amenities. 

The chef will treat all guests to a welcome dinner that opens the door an exclusive world of fine dining based on the unique flavors of Ecuador’s gastronomy. 

Day 2: Experiencing Gardner Bay and Punta Suárez

Spend the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the Galápagos. Visit the pristine white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and take in the rich bird colonies at Punta Suárez, walk alongside waved albatross and nesting Nazca boobies. While at Gardner Bay, explore the surrounding turquoise waters and observe the abundant sea life, including sea lions, tropical fish, and white-tipped reef sharks.

Day 3: Discovering Cormorant Point and Post Office Bay

Upon arrival at Cormorant Point on Floreana Island, embark on guided walks to learn about the island's natural history and snorkel at Champion Islet. Later, visit Post Office Bay and participate in the unique letter-exchanging tradition, connecting travelers from near and far.

Day 4: Saying Goodbye to Baltra and Exploring the Charles Darwin Station
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Upon disembarking in Puerto Ayora, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises being conserved and raised. Witness these magnificent creatures up close, and learn about environmental education for the local community. Finally, fly back to the mainland from Baltra airport. 


  • Hike to the top of Tijeretas Hill for stunning views
  • Visit the pristine white sandy beach of Gardner Bay
  • Spot waved albatrosses and nesting Nazca boobies
  • Visit Post Office Bay and participate in the unique letter-exchanging tradition
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