The ITINERARY A can be offered as 8 days/7 nights cruise, but also for short cruises of 5 days/4 nights from Sunday to Thursday or for 4 days/3 nights from Thursday to Sunday. Important: On Thursday the passengers remaining 8 days on board make the normal program.
The regular ITINERARY B is for 8 days/7 nights but it is possible to end on Friday for a shorter tour of 6 days/5 nights.
This cruise visits the west side of Isabella, while the ITINERARY A goes to the Islands in the central north and the south.
For passengers who seek new alternatives to the traditional cruise of 8 days, we offer the opportunity of tours during 11, 12, or 15 days on board the Yacht Angelito, with the following combination possibilities and without repeating any visit points:
1.- ITINERARY A11 = 11 days/10 nights: 4 days A4 + 8 days B; starts on Thursday of ITINERARY A and ends on Sunday of ITINERARY B
2.- ITINERARY B12 = 12 days/11 nights: 8 days B + 5 days A5; with start on Sunday of ITINERARY B and end on Thursday of ITINERARY A
3.- ITINERARY A15 or B15 = 15 days/14 nights: with a combination of the ITINERARIES A+B or B+A
Almost every day there is a morning hike at a visiting point and a second one at a different visiting point in the afternoon. These are always led by the Naturalist Guide, walking along the hiking paths, over lava fields, along beaches or in between of the bushes, surrounded by the unique wildlife of each island. Most of the hikes are ease, but a certain level of condition is required, You will have time to observe, to write notes and take lots and lots (and more) of pictures.
The longer navigations are mostly in the night, but for the shorter ones after the lunch to arrive at the afternoon’s visit point, the Angelito has an ample sun and shadow deck to allow a pleasant and comfortable time. Have a look at our library with a good selection of books about flora, fauna, and history of Galapagos, enjoy the siesta time and relax, but never forget to look out to the sea, because you suddenly may spot dolphins swimming with the boat, or a sea turtle or, with a little bit more of luck, whales blowing air out.
Certain visiting points also permit to get to know the Galapagos Islands’ underwater world as well. On board the Yacht Angelito, we have quality snorkeling equipment available, included in our cruise rates.
If you have never tried the snorkeling before, this is the perfect opportunity to give it a go! To ensure the safety, we always have a lifebuoy and a zodiac close.
No diving is included in our Itinerary.
Let the sound of the sea and birds wake you up, every single day surprised by the new place where the Angelito anchors: the geological conditions are totally different, so also its flora and fauna.
After dinner, go to the upper deck of the Angelito to admire the stars and maybe the moon, bright and clear in the darkness, surrounded by nothing.
Sit comfortably in our zodiac-boats to go from the yacht to the land, but also to enjoy the programmed ride to look and spot for all the animals that live or rest on the shoreline.
Ones per week, we go into a Mangrove bay: here marine turtles, rays, Galapagos sharks, and birds live in these special ecosystems. These excursions with the quiet observation are very unique and especially touching.
Nearly not to believe, but there is no best time to visit the Galapagos! There is always something exciting and unique to see, and that Flora and Fauna are year-round visible for the Galapagos visitors. One of the exceptions is the Waved Albatrosses on Española: if you expect to see them, you have to come between the end of April and end of December (but maybe you will miss something else…)
The Archipelago Galapagos is marked by two main seasons, so the activities of the wildlife and nature are slightly different: