Luxury La Pinta Cruise Galápagos Islands

Take the La Pinta cruise for an enlightening tour of the Galápagos. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the plants and animals from your naturalist guide, as well as from your own observations. And in the meantime, you’ll get to spend your vacation in some of the best accommodations in the Galápagos.

Luxury La Pinta Cruise Galápagos Islands

Santa Cruz

Ship cabins have their own climate control, as well as amenities like international telephones and safety deposit boxes. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to appreciate your surroundings even while you’re relaxing on your own. Guests can choose from triple or double cabins. All together the ship can accommodate 48 guests. When you leave the ship, you can keep your suitcases safe in the luggage storage area. On the sun deck, you’ll have access to the ship’s convenient exercise room.

Even without the activities on your itinerary, you have all the components of a beautiful vacation without ever leaving the ship. Visit the main deck for meals in the ship’s dining room. The dining room is supplied with a sumptuous buffet, and an expansive view out of the panoramic windows. There are plenty of communal spaces with great views – lovely areas for socializing, or accessing the Wi-Fi. You can also go online on the two computers in the ship’s Natural History Library. There’s an observation area on the sun deck, as well as a Jacuzzi and a bar.

Which attractions you see depends on which itinerary you choose. All of the tours will give you the chance to see some of the animal populations that are rarely seen outside of the Galápagos. Destinations like the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Cerro Colorado Tortoise Center introduce visitors to the enormous Galápagos tortoises.

You’ll also find lots of stops that include bird watching. Punta Pitt is good place to observe red-footed boobies, and at certain times of year flamingos abound in the lagoons near Dragon Hill. Near the hill called Sombrero Chino, you’ll see shorebirds in addition to huge populations of land iguanas. The cruise ship has snorkeling equipment, in case you’d like to spend some time exploring the underwater realms near one of the beaches on your itinerary.

The following itineraries are available aboard La Pinta, and each cruise leaves from Santa Cruz Island. Below you can read where La Pinta visits during each day of the itinerary, followed by a brief description of the attractions. Itineraries are subject to change based on which dates you select, and may also change based on the weather.

Monday to Friday – 5 Days, 4 nights
Day 1: Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Island – Baltra Airport, Highlands
Day 2: Santa Cruz Island, Sombrero Chino Islet – Eden Islet, Sombrero Chino Day 3: Bartolomé Island, James Island – Sullivan Bay
Day 4: Genovesa Island – Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip’s Steps
Day 5: Baltra Island

Friday to Monday – 4 days, 3 nights

Day 1: San Cristóbal Island – Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Cerro Colorado Tortoise Center
Day 2: San Cristóbal Island – Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo
Day 3: Española Island – Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay
Day 4: Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Research Station, Baltra Airport

Friday to Friday – 8 days, 7 nights

Day 1: Baltra Island, North Seymour Island
Day 2: Isabela Island, Fernandina Island – Punta Vicente Roca, Punta Espinoza
Day 3: Isabela Island – Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove
Day 4: Rábida Island, Santa Cruz Island – Dragon Hill
Day 5: Santa Cruz Island – Puerto Ayora, Charles Darwin Research Station, Highlands
Day 6: Floreana Island – Post Office Bay, Cormorant Point, Champion Islet Day 7: Santa Fe Island, South Plaza Island
Day 8: San Cristóbal Island – Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

What to Bring:

Clothes, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, a swimsuit, 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.

What to Bring:

Clothes, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, a swimsuit, 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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