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Galapagos Islands Cruise: 5-Day Tour aboard Motor Yacht 'Solaris'

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    What to Expect
    This 5-day cruise takes you into the southeastern section of the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage site of 19 islands located off the Ecuadorian coast. Step aboard the San Jose, a motor yacht that cruises at speeds up to 10 knots (12 mph/19 kph). (Note: the tour begins with pickup from San Cristobal Airport and ends with drop-off at Baltra Airport.)

    The spacious yacht accommodates 16 passengers only, and boasts four decks (uncovered and shaded) to relax in and watch wildlife. Enjoy all your meals from the buffet bar in the living/dining room, beginning with lunch on the first day until breakfast on the day of departure. Make yourself coffee or tea any time you wish at the coffee station. Want to enjoy a cocktail al fresco? Purchase your drink of choice from the bar on board. Listen to nightly briefings from your Galapagos National Park–certified naturalist guide and peruse the cozy library for reading on the islands.

    All eight twin cabins stretch from port to starboard, and measure about 8 by 19 feet (2.5 by 5.8 meters). Each cabin includes a private bathroom, privately controlled air conditioning and space to store luggage. The regular twin-size beds can be converted into a double configuration, if you prefer. Plus, the cabins face outward, and you can open windows to let in sunlight and fresh air.
    
An experienced crew ensures you receive attentive 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. See below for itinerary details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    San Cristobal Airport or Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Harbor (if flight arrives outside pickup time at the airport)
    Departure Time
    12:40 PM
    Duration
    5 days
    Return Details
    Program finishes with your departure transfer to Baltra Airport
    Inclusions
    • 4 nights' accommodation (twin cabin accommodation with private facilities)
    • 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)
    • Entry/Admission - San Cristobal Interpretation Center
    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
    • Note: If your flight into Galapagos arrives outside the pickup time window at the airport, you must arrange your own transfer to the harbor. Flights must arrive before or at 12:40pm 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 10:10am
    • 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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