Luxury Cormorant Cruise Galápagos Islands

Aboard the Cormorant, you’ll have the best possible experience of the Galápagos. The Cormorant is equipped with a knowledgeable crew (including a naturalist guide) to ensure you have a thoroughly rewarding trip. Depending on how much of the islands you want to see, you can choose from several itineraries of varying lengths. The shortest is 4 days, and the longest is 15.

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  • Duration: 96 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
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  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Bird Watching
Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Marine Wildlife
Nature Walk
Baltra Island
Bartolome
Espanola
Fernandina
Floreana
Leon Dormido
Santiago
Seymour Norte

The Cormorant is equipped to accommodate 16 passengers. Cabins are decorated to reflect the streamlined design of the rest of the ship, and have all he amenities necessary for a comfortable trip. You also can elect to stay a larger suite. Visit the main deck for meals in the restaurant, and socializing in the lounge area. There are bars located on the main and upper deck. On the sun deck, take a dip in the Jacuzzi, or snap a few pictures from the comfort of the lounge chairs. When you retire to your room, you’ll have a private balcony, and the chance to enjoy the scenery on your own.

Each day will bring a new destination in the archipelago. Ever since Darwin’s first expedition, the Galápagos’ main attraction has been the animals. What type of animals you see depends on the season you visit, but you’re most likely to spot sea lions, Sally Lightfoot crabs, Galápagos tortoises, iguanas, and rare, migratory birds. Peer over the hull to see dolphins and huge schools of fish swimming past your vessel. You may even get the chance to spot a whale.

The following itineraries are available aboard the Cormorant, and each cruise leaves from San Cristóbal. Below you can read where the Cormorant visits during each day of the itinerary, followed by a brief description of the attractions. Itineraries are subject to change based on the selected dates, and may also change based on the weather.

Itinerary A – 8 days, 7 nights
Day 1: Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Island – Baltra Airport and Bachas Beach Day 2: Bartolomé Island, Santiago Island – Pinnacle Rock and Sullivan Bay Day 3: South Plaza Island, Santa Fe Island
Day 4: San Cristóbal Island – Cerro Brujo, Pitt Point
Day 5: San Cristóbal Island – Isla Lobos, Leon Dormido
Day 6: Española Island – Suárez Point, Gardner Bay, Osborn Islet
Day 7: Floreana Island – Cormorant Point, Champion Islet, Post Office Bay, Baroness’ Observatory
Day 8: Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Research Station


Itinerary B – 8 days, 7 nights
Day 1: Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Island – Los Gemelos, Highlands
Day 2: Isabela Island – La Tintoreras, Sierra Negra Volcano, Tortoise Breeding Station, Wetlands
Day 3: Isabela Island – Moreno Point, Elizabeth Bay
Day 4: Fernandina Island, Isabela Island – Mangle Point, Urbina Bay
Day 5: Fernandina Island, Isabela Island – Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point Day 6: Santiago Island – Puerto Egas, Buccaneer Cove, Espumilla Beach
Day 7: Genovesa Island – Prince Phillip’s Steps, Darwin Bay Day 8: North Seymour Island


5-Day Cruise – 5 days, 4 nights Day 1: Baltra Island, Santa Cruz – Baltra Airport, Bachas Beach
Day 2: Bartolomé Island, Santiago – Pinnacle Rock, Sullivan Bay
Day 3: South Plaza Island, Santa Fe Island
Day 4: San Cristóbal Island – Cerro Brujo, Pitt Point
Day 5: San Cristóbal Island, Isla Lobos


4-Day Cruise – 4 Days, 3 Nights Day 1: San Cristóbal Island – Leon Dormido
Day 2: Española Island – Suárez Point, Gardner Bay, Osborn Islet
Day 3: Floreana Island – Cormorant Point, Champion Islet, Post Office Bay, Barroness’ Observatory
Day 4: Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Research Station


15-day Cruise – 15 Days, 14 nights
Day 1: Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Island – Bachas Beach
Day 2: Bartolomé Island – Pinnacle Rock, Sullivan Bay
Day 3: South Plaza Island, Santa Fe Island
Day 4: San Cristóbal Island – Cerro Brujo, Pitt Point
Day 5: San Cristóbal Island – Isla Lobos, Leon Dormido
Day 6: Española Island – Suárez Point, Gardner Bay, Osborn Islet
Day 7: Floreana Island – Cormorant Point, Champion Islet, Post Office Bay, Baroness’ Observatory
Day 8: Santa Cruz – Charles Darwin Research Station, Los Gemelos, Highlands
Day 9: Isabela Island – Las Tintoreras, Sierra Negra Volcano, Tortoise Breeding Station, Wetlands
Day 10: Isabela Island – Moreno Point, Elizabeth Bay
Day 11: Fernandina Island, Isabela Island – Mangle Point, Urbina Bay
Day 12: Fernandina Island, Isabela Island – Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point
Day 13: Santiago Island – Puerto Egas, Buccaneer Cove, Espumilla Beach Day 14: Genovesa Island – Prince Phillip’s, Darwin Bay
Day 15: North Seymour Island

Attractions Visited

Baltra Island

Baltra Island is the starting point for most visitors to the Galápagos, as it’s the site of the archipelago’s airport. The Baltra airport was remodeled in 2008 and has the usual amenities of a modern-day airport. Upon landing here, visitors will connect with board their cruises or take a boat directly to Santa Cruz Island, where plenty of lovely hotels and interesting wildlife attractions await.

Baltra Island

Bartolome

While at first glance this small island looks rather unspectacular, it is a visitor favorite. Once you climb to the island’s 375-ft (114-m) summit you’ll see why.

Bartolome

Espanola

Española is one of the most remote islands in the Galápagos. Fortunately, the wildlife and scenery here is well worth the long boat ride.

Espanola

Fernandina

Adjacent to Isabela Island is the westernmost island of Fernandina. This island is a popular stop during cruise tours. Fernandina has seen very few invasive species and minimal human activity, making it one of the most pristine islands in the Galápagos.

Fernandina

Floreana

This island’s natural beauty is overshadowed by its quirky human history. As one of the first inhabited islands in the Galápagos, Floreana was initially home to a handful of settlers, who came to the island in the 1920s. Within a decade, several of those early settlers had gone missing, and the mystery of how or why remains unsolved.

Floreana

Leon Dormido

The name of this island is rightfully disputed. From a distance, it resembles a sleeping sea lion, giving it the name León Dormido. To others it may look like a boot, giving it the English name Kicker Rock. Regardless of the name you think fits it best, this 480-ft (146-m) rock formation is impressive. It rises abruptly out of the sea and is teeming with wildlife both above and below the water.

Leon Dormido

Santiago

Santiago Island lies just north of Santa Cruz Island, and is comparable in size. With several visitor sites dispersed across the island, there are great opportunities to walk recent lava flows, observe colonies of fur seals, and snorkel in submerged lava cones.

Santiago

Seymour Norte

A small plateau of an island, North Seymour (Seymour Norte) lies just north of Baltra Island. This small island is a bird watcher’s paradise.

Seymour Norte

What to Bring

Clothes, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, a swimsuit, insect repellant, comfortable walking shoes, and money for tips, personal expenses, and alcoholic beverages.

What's included

Transportation, all meals, accommodation, all activities, and naturalist guides. Note: Cruise does not include entrance fees to the Galápagos National Park.

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.

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