Cruise Endemic

The Endemic Cruise is a plush yacht that takes visitors on multi-day cruises through the Galápagos. You’ll be surrounded by the breathtaking volcanic landscape, and you’ll have plenty of space to scan the horizon for rare birds and marine wildlife. This is one of the best ways to explore the Galápagos and get the most out of this incredibly rare landscape, with naturalist guides along for the ride.

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  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 1:00 PM
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  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

You can choose your tour depending on the desired length of your itinerary — from 4 nights to 7. All of the cruises will bring you to incredible wildlife attractions, as well as spots where you can learn about the island’s many legends and mysteries. There are also lots of stops for you to get out and go hiking, bird watching, snorkeling, and kayaking. And while you’re on board, there are plenty of spots where you can take in the incredible scenery, both from the sun deck and the private room’s patios.

Rooms come in cool, tropical colors and buffed wooden interiors. Both suites and rooms have outdoor seating, while the suites’ views are a bit more expansive. Sliding glass doors let in sea breezes and lots of sunlight. Besides the fresh air, you can also rely on air conditioning to keep the room comfortable. Each accommodation has a private bathroom with hot water. When you leave the ship to go ashore, you can store anything you want to keep super-safe in your room’s safety deposit box.

The cruise serves meals in the al fresco dining area. This is also where you’ll find the bar, serving tropical cocktails as well as more standard offerings. You can also socialize with other travelers in the sunny outdoor lounge, where travelers can unwind in the Jacuzzi.

##Itinerary A (8 Days)

Day 1

AM: Arrive at Baltra Island Airport, transfer to yacht.

PM: Bachas Beach and Santa Cruz Island.

Bachas is a lovely spot for swimming and snorkeling.

Day 2

AM: Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island

This stop includes a visit to mangroves and the chance to see blue-footed boobies.

PM: Prince Philip’s Steps

This is another great stop for birders — look for Nazca boobies and tropic birds.

Day 3

AM: Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz Island

Los Gemelos are a pair of sinkholes surrounded by vegetation. At Santa Cruz, you’ll see the ranch where Galápagos tortoises live.

PM: Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island

Lava fields surround the sandy beach at Sullivan Bay. You’ll also have the chance to do some snorkeling.

Day 4

AM: Humedales Wetland, Sierra Negra on Isabela Island

Isabela Island has wetlands with lots of bird life. Sierra Negra is a recently active volcano where you can see lava flows and fumaroles.

PM: Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center Isabela Island, The Wall of Tears

You’ll visit a tortoise breeding center and then go to see the historic monument called the Wall of Tears, which was built by prisoners.

Day 5

AM: Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island

See Elizabeth Bay’s many birds on a panga boat ride.

PM: Urbina Bay, Isabela Island

Urbina Bay has an incredible variety of wildlife, including land iguanas, giant tortoises, and land lizards.

Day 6

AM: Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

Visit Tagus Cove in a panga for kayaking and snorkeling for the chance to see sea turtles in their natural habitats.

PM: Espinoza Point, Fernandina Island

-Espinoza Point allows you to see lava flows, which serve as nesting spots for flightless cormorants, among other rare species.

Day 7

AM: Buccaneer Cove Espumilla Beach (Santiago Island)

See Buccaneer Cove, where pirates buried treasure and whalers dropped anchor. This is a spot where you’ll go snorkeling and kayaking. Santiago has a beautiful beach for snorkeling, and mangroves where you might see flamingos.

PM: Rabida Island

Visit Rabida Island and explore cactus groves, brown pelican nesting grounds, and lagoons.

Day 8

AM: Mosquera Islet

On the islet, you’ll get to see sea lions, lava gulls, shorebirds, and Sally Lightfoot crabs.

After this last trip, you’ll head back to Baltra for your return flight to the mainland.

##Itinerary B - 8 Days, 7 nights

This itinerary visits the Central and Southern Galápagos.

Day 1

AM: Arrive at Baltra Island Airport, transfer to yacht

PM: Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz

Go hiking on Dragon Hill to see land iguanas and Palo Santo trees. Flamingos, pintail ducks, and warblers congregate around the salty lagoons. You’ll also have the chance to go snorkeling.

Day 2

AM: Leon Dormido / Kicker Rock, San Cristobál

This volcanic formation is an excellent snorkeling destination, where you can see a ton of reef fish as well as sharks and sea turtles.

AM: Cerro Brujo, San Cristobál

At Cerro Brujo, you’ll cruise along the coast in a panga boat.

PM: Isla Lobos

Isla Lobos means “Sea Lion Island,” and you’ll get to see plenty of these animals as you snorkel around the beach.

Day 3

AM: Gardner Bay, Española Island

Gardener Bay is a beautiful white sand beach on Española Island where you’ll see more sea lions.

AM: Islote Osborn and Gardner Islets

These are all excellent snorkeling destinations.

PM: Suarez Point, Española Island

Look for albatross, an exceptionally rare bird, off the coast of Española Island.

Day 4

AM: Santa Fe Island

Walk down a trail surrounded by prickly cacti.

PM: Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz Island

Visit a tortoise breeding center for the chance to see baby tortoises.

Day 5

AM: Plaza Sur/ South Plaza Island

This island is rocky and covered in cacti, and offers a home for land iguanas. You’ll hike and watch as boobies dive offshore.

PM: Bartholomew Island

Climb a set of stairs to get an incredible view of the island. The snorkeling here allows you to see Galapagos penguins diving underwater.

Day 6

AM: Corona del Diablo near Floreana Island and Cormorant Point

This jagged circle of rocks offers a place for snorkelers to explore deep water and see sharks and large rays. Cormorant Point is a spot where you can wade and see lots of stingrays near the shore.

PM: Baroness’ Overlook and Post Office Bay on Floreana Island

Take a short walk to the Baroness’ Overlook, named after a former resident of the island from the 1930s. During the tour, your guide will tell you about the murder mystery surrounding the baroness. You’ll also visit Post Office Bay, where travelers can visit a mailbox where travelers leave mail destined for all over the world, waiting for volunteers to make the delivery.

Day 7

AM: Sombrero Chino (Santiago Island)

This is a geological formation on an island known for its volcanic formations, surrounded by sea lions and penguins.

PM: North Seymour Island

This island is a nesting site for blue-footed boobies, as well as a habitat for land iguanas and sea lions.

Day 8

AM: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island)

Take a panga around the lagoon called Black Turtle Cove to see marine wildlife in the mangroves. Sea turtles and sharks are common sights.

Return to the Baltra airport for your return flight.

##Itinerary C - 5 Days and 4 Nights

This tour includes stops at Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Espanola, and Santa Fe Island.

Day 1

AM: Arrive at Baltra Island Airport. Transfer to yacht.

PM: Dragon Hill.

Go hiking on Dragon Hill to see land iguanas and Palo Santo trees. Flamingos, pintail ducks, and warblers congregate around the salty lagoons. You’ll also have the chance to go snorkeling.

Day 2

AM: Leon Dormido / Kicker Rock, San Cristobál

This volcanic formation is an excellent snorkeling destination, where you can see a ton of reef fish as well as sharks and sea turtles.

AM: Cerro Brujo, San Cristobál

At Cerro Brujo, you’ll cruise along the coast in a panga boat.

PM: Isla Lobos

Isla Lobos means “Sea Lion Island,” and you’ll get to see plenty of these animals as you snorkel around the beach.

Day 3

AM: Gardner Bay, Española Island

Gardener Bay is a beautiful white sand beach on Española Island where you’ll see more sea lions.

AM: Islote Osborn and Gardner Islets

These are all excellent snorkeling destinations.

PM: Suarez Point, Española Island

Look for albatross, an exceptionally rare bird, off the coast of Española Island.

Day 4

AM: Santa Fe Island

Walk down a trail surrounded by prickly cacti.

PM: Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz Island

Visit a tortoise breeding center for the chance to see baby tortoises.

Day 5

AM: Plaza Sur/ South Plaza Island

This island is rocky and covered in cacti, and offers a home for land iguanas. You’ll hike and watch as boobies dive offshore. Return to the airport for the return flight.

##Itinerary D

This four-night tour takes you to some of the most popular highlights of the Galápagos, including Santa Cruz Island, Floreana Island, North Seymour Island, and Santiago Island.

Day 1

AM: Arrive at Baltra Island Airport, transfer to yacht.

PM: Bartholomew Island

Climb a set of stairs to get an incredible view of the island. The snorkeling here allows you to see Galapagos penguins diving underwater.

Day 2

AM: Corona del Diablo near Floreana Island and Cormorant Point

This jagged circle of rocks offers a place for snorkelers to explore deep water and see sharks and large rays. Cormorant Point is a spot where you can wade and see lots of stingrays near the shore.

PM: Baroness’ Overlook and Post Office Bay on Floreana Island

Take a short walk to the Baroness’ Overlook, named after a former resident of the island from the 1930s. During the tour, your guide will tell you about the murder mystery surrounding the baroness. You’ll also visit Post Office Bay, where travelers can visit a mailbox where travelers leave mail destined for all over the world, waiting for volunteers to make the delivery.

Day 3

AM: Sombrero Chino (Santiago Island)

This is a geological formation on an island known for its volcanic formations, surrounded by sea lions and penguins.

PM: North Seymour Island

This island is a nesting site for blue-footed boobies, as well as a habitat for land iguanas and sea lions.

Day 4

AM: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island)

Take a panga around the lagoon called Black Turtle Cove to see marine wildlife in the mangroves. Sea turtles and sharks are common sights.

Return to the Baltra airport for your return flight.

##Itinerary E

This tour focuses on the attractions around Santa Cruz and Santiago, with stops at Floreana Island and Genovesa Island. On this itinerary, you’ll get to see both the northern and southern ends of the Galápagos.

Day 1

AM: Arrive at Baltra Island Airport, transfer to yacht.

PM: Bartholomew Island

Climb a set of stairs to get an incredible view of the island. The snorkeling here allows you to see Galapagos penguins diving underwater.

Day 2

AM: Corona del Diablo near Floreana Island and Cormorant Point

This jagged circle of rocks offers a place for snorkelers to explore deep water and see sharks and large rays. Cormorant Point is a spot where you can wade and see lots of stingrays near the shore.

PM: Baroness’ Overlook and Post Office Bay on Floreana Island

Take a short walk to the Baroness’ Overlook, named after a former resident of the island from the 1930s. During the tour, your guide will tell you about the murder mystery surrounding the baroness. You’ll also visit Post Office Bay, where travelers can visit a mailbox where travelers leave mail destined for all over the world, waiting for volunteers to make the delivery.

Day 3

AM: Sombrero Chino (Santiago Island)

This is a geological formation on an island known for its volcanic formations, surrounded by sea lions and penguins.

PM: North Seymour Island

This island is a nesting site for blue-footed boobies, as well as a habitat for land iguanas and sea lions. Day 4

AM: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island)

Take a panga around the lagoon called Black Turtle Cove to see marine wildlife in the mangroves. Sea turtles and sharks are common sights.

PM: Bachas Beach and Santa Cruz Island.

Bachas is a lovely spot for swimming and snorkeling.

Day 5

AM: Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island

This stop includes a visit to mangroves and the chance to see blue-footed boobies.

PM: Prince Philip’s Steps

This is another great stop for birders — look for Nazca boobies and tropic birds.

Day 6

AM: Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz Island

Los Gemelos are a pair of sinkholes surrounded by vegetation. At Santa Cruz, you’ll see the ranch where Galápagos tortoises live.

Next, you’ll return to the airport for your return flight.

##Itinerary F

Day 1

AM: Arrive at Baltra Island Airport, transfer to yacht. PM: Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island

Lava fields surround the sandy beach at Sullivan Bay. You’ll also have the chance to do some snorkeling.

Day 2

AM: Humedales Wetland, Sierra Negra on Isabela Island

Isabela Island has wetlands with lots of bird life. Sierra Negra is a recently active volcano where you can see lava flows and fumaroles.

PM: Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center Isabela Island, The Wall of Tears

You’ll visit a tortoise breeding center and then go to see the historic monument called the Wall of Tears, which was built by prisoners.

Day 3

AM: Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island

See Elizabeth Bay’s many birds on a panga boat ride.

PM: Urbina Bay, Isabela Island

Urbina Bay has an incredible variety of wildlife, including land iguanas, giant tortoises, and land lizards.

Day 4

AM: Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

Visit Tagus Cove in a panga for kayaking and snorkeling for the chance to see sea turtles in their natural habitats.

PM: Espinoza Point, Fernandina Island

-Espinoza Point allows you to see lava flows, which serve as nesting spots for flightless cormorants, among other rare species.

Day 5

AM: Buccaneer Cove and Espumilla Beach (Santiago Island)

See Buccaneer Cove, where pirates buried treasure and whalers dropped anchor. This is a spot where you’ll go snorkeling and kayaking. Santiago has a beautiful beach for snorkeling, and mangroves where you might see flamingos.

PM: Rabida Island

Visit Rabida Island and explore cactus groves, brown pelican nesting grounds, and lagoons.

Day 6

AM: Mosquera Islet

On the islet, you’ll get to see sea lions, lava gulls, shorebirds, and Sally Lightfoot crabs.

After this last trip, you’ll head back to Baltra for your return flight to the mainland.

What to Bring

Clothes and toiletries for a multi-day cruise, comfortable hiking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, camera, and money for tips.

What's included

Tours with naturalist guides, accommodations, as well as any equipment needed for kayaking and snorkeling activities.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.