Bonita Yacht Central & Northen Islands Itinerary

This 5-day Galapagos cruise itinerary includes visits to 5 islands, where you can go hiking, snorkeling, and swimming; see giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins, and other wildlife. On Day 1, you will visit South Plazas Island and see sea lions, marine iguanas, and birds. On Day 2, you will visit Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island and see sharks, turtles, and rays. You will also go hiking in the Highlands and see giant tortoises. On Day 3, you will visit Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island and see frigatebirds, boobies, and other seabirds. You will also go hiking in El Barranco and see lava formations. On Day 4, you will visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island and see lava flows. You will also visit Bartolome Island and go hiking to the top, where you can see penguins and other wildlife. On Day 5, you will visit North Seymour Island and see marine iguanas and nesting frigatebirds. You will then transfer to the airport.
Day 1: South Plazas Island
SOUTH PLAZAS: After your arrival and lunch on board, we will visit Plazas, two small islands, created by an uplifting of the land. The land iguanas are smaller here; they nest during the warm season. The hike goes along an extraordinary cliff where sea birds nest. There are approximately 1000 sea lions (Zalophus Wollebaeki) located on the south side of the Plazas. Dinner.
Day 2: Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove & Highlands

BLACK TURTLE COVE: Our first visit is to Black Turtle Cove which is situated in the northern region of Santa Cruz. This bay is surrounded by mangroves and is accessible only by dinghy only. The shallow cove is a safe refuge for marine life. Black-tip reef sharks, marine turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here. Lunch

SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS: Here we have a trekking and we will find the giant tortoises in their natural habitat, this is a natural spectacle. For this visit, we recommend good walking shoes, long pants, a raincoat, a hat, and sunblock. Dinner.

Day 3: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay & El Barranco

DARWIN BAY: wet landing, coral beach, activities for this day: short walks, photography, swimming, snorkeling. Genovesa is a small island in the north of the Galapagos. Our unloading in Darwin Bay will be wet. Near the beach is a mangrove swamp where we will find a colony of frigates, marine iguanas, red-footed boobies and mask boobies, the great terrestrial finch, seagulls, herons, and cactus finch.

Following the land visit, our passengers can enjoy a swim in the bay. Snacks and refreshments are available. Lunch.

BARRANCO: dry landing, activities: hiking. Also known as Prince Phillip’s stairs. Here, we will go for a walk on the Barranco path. On our journey we will observe tropical birds, petrels, common frigate, red-foot boobies, mask boobies, doves, and finches. Dinner.

Day 4: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island

SULLIVAN BAY: wet landing and hiking. Description: Virtually uneroded lava flows cover an extensive area of this island. Lava pahoehoe (basaltic lava that has a smooth, billowy, undulating or ropy surface), hornitos, and mollugo (a lava colonizer) can be seen. Snacks and refreshing beverages await you on board the ship. Lunch.

BARTOLOME ISLAND: dry landing, wet landing for the beach. Activities on this island include: walking, swimming, snorkeling, and photography. We will follow a path to the top (114m) where we can see pioneering plants such as tiquilia, chamaesyce, and scalesia. The island has been formed by cones, lava pipes where lava once flowed. Following the wet landing at the beach, we will follow a path through mangrove swamps and sand dune vegetation, to the south beach. At the north beach, guests can enjoy swimming and snorkeling. From the top of Bartolome, we will be able to see the islands of Santiago, Rabida, and Isabela. We will see penguins in the Rock Pinnacle. Dinner.

Day 5: North Seymour Island & Transfer Out

SEYMOUR: dry landing. Seymour was formed by the lifting of volcanic marine lava. Marine fossils dating back to the Pleistocene period were found on this island. In 1932, Captain Alan Hancock and his crew took 72 malnourished land iguanas from Baltra Island to North Seymour Island so that the iguanas could live in better conditions. In 1934, colonists verified that the iguanas were in good condition. The vegetation of North Seymour is bushy and is host to nesting Real Frigates of the Galapagos. Transfer to the airport.



  • Itinerary visits 5 different islands in 5 days
  • Discover the Central and Southern Galapagos
  • Cabins with lower berths & 1 triple cabin with bunk-beds
  • Ideal cruise for friends and families to enjoy
  • Highly experienced guide & crew for total satisfaction on board
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