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Galapagos Cruise: 4-Day Tour aboard Motor Yacht 'Solaris'

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    What to Expect
    This 4-day cruise takes you into the eastern section of the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage site of 19 islands located off the Ecuadorian coast. Cruise around the islands aboard the San Jose, a spacious motor yacht that speeds up to 10 knots (12 mph/19 kph) — see Itinerary below for details. (Note: The tour begins with pickup from Baltra Airport and ends with drop-off at San Cristobal Airport.)

The yacht accommodates 16 passengers only, and features four decks (uncovered and shaded) to unwind in and observe wildlife. Take your meals from the buffet bar into the living/dining room; all meals starting with lunch on the first day until breakfast on the day of departure are provided. Fix yourself coffee or tea any time you like at the coffee station. Pick up a cocktail or other beverage (own expense) from the bar on board, and listen to nightly briefings from your Galapagos National Park–certified naturalist guide. Before turning in for the night, browse the cozy library for reading on the Galapagos Islands.

All eight twin cabins stretch from port to starboard, and measure about 8 by 19 feet (2.5 by 5.8 meters). Enjoy a private bathroom, privately controlled air conditioning and space to put away your luggage. Plus, the twin-size beds can be changed into a double configuration. Since all the cabins face outward, every cabin comes with a fabulous view. Open the windows to let in the sunshine and breezy air.
    

A top-notch crew makes sure you receive great service throughout your journey. To reach the islands, you’ll typically leave your yacht at the anchorage-site and board a dinghy for the final stretch to land. Your crew is trained and ready to assist you as needed.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Baltra Airport or Baltra Harbor (if flight arrives outside pickup time at the airport)
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    4 days
    Return Details
    Program finishes with your departure transfer to Baltra Airport
    Inclusions
    • 3 nights accommodation (twin cabin with private facilities and panoramic windows in main or upper deck)
    • All meals, snacks and beverages (water, coffee and tea)
    • All excursions/activities as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Professional naturalist guide
    • Beach towels
    • Snorkeling gear
    • Round-trip transfers (specific flight arrival/departure times only)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Transit Control Card ($USD 20, paid at the airport in cash)
    • Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($USD 100, paid in cash)
    • Soft drinks (soda, juices) and alcoholic drinks
    • Travel insurance
    • Round-trip transfers (if flight is outside arrival/departure flight time window)
    • Optional wet suit rental (paid in cash aboard the cruise)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please note that the entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park and Transit Card are subject to change
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Important: Please bring cash in order to pay for additional fees/equipment rental/personal expenses
    • Note: If your flight into Galapagos arrives outside the pickup time window at the airport, you must arrange your own transfer to the landing dock in Baltra. Flights must arrive before or at 9:30am if you wish to take the included transfer. If your flight arrives before this, you will need to wait at the airport for the group to arrive. To take the transfer back to the airport, your flight should depart at or before 1:20pm
    • Note: Single travelers can book a twin cabin on a sharing basis.The cabin will be shared with another traveler of the same sex. A single supplement fee applies if you wish to book a cabin on a private basis. Please advise at time of booking
    • Note: Single passengers that are willing to share their cabin with another person of the same gender do not pay an additional single supplement fee in case no roommate has booked
    • Small-group tour limited to 16 people
    • Note: airlines allow you to check in 20kg (44lbs) of luggage per person for your flight to the Galapagos. Your cruise will be able to handle this amount of luggage
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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