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Galapagos Alta Cruise Tours
Very few experiences compare to the feeling of a ship sailing through the water, with engines turned off and nothing but the sound of the wind hitting the sails and the hull breaking the water. Alta is one of the few ships in Galapagos that can deliver this feeling.
7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS, FROM SATURDAY TO SATURDAY
Please see the Important Note on itineraries found at the bottom of this tab.
DAY 1: SATURDAY
Morning: Arrival to San Cristobal Island
DAY 2: SUNDAY
Morning: Tower (Genovesa) Island: Prince Phillip's Steps
DAY 3: MONDAY
Morning: Fernandina (Narborough) Island: Punta Espinosa
DAY 4: TUESDAY
Morning: Isabela (Albemarle) Island: Urbina Bay
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY
Morning: Bartolome (Bartholomew) Island: Pinnacle Rock & Overlook
DAY 6: THURSDAY
Morning: Santa Cruz (Indefatigable) Island: Highlands
DAY 7: FRIDAY
Morning: Hood (Española) Island: Punta Suarez
DAY 8: SATURDAY
Early Morning: San Cristobal: Interpretation Centre
* Please contact us to request a detailed itinerary of this trip.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ITINERARIES:
These itineraries are subject to change without prior notice for various factors including, but not limited to: safety, weather, mechanical breakdown, unforeseen emergencies, and the discretion of the Captain, Guide, Dive Master.
32 guests in 16 cabins. 18 crew members plus 2 naturalist guides, 1 cruise director and 1 doctor
Evolution features a lounge with a bar and facilities for lectures, slide shows and films; Library with a wide range of books, movies and games; Inside and Al Fresco Dinning Areas; Sundeck with beautiful rattan furniture; small hot tub on bow with sun chairs and ample outside deck space.
Served in either the inside Dinning Room or the Al Fresco Dinning room. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served buffet style and prepared by our specially trained chefs. Meals are served in wholesome quantities and in a variety of menus with tropical exotic fruits always available. Kids and vegetarian menus are also available upon request.
All cabins have exceptional accommodations, private facilities, climate controls, safe-boxes and ample space to hang and store clothing. Cabin prices vary according to their deck location and size.
All cabins have private bathrooms with hair dryers, amenities and ample space to store toiletries.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF YACHT
Small hot tub with lounge chairs, extensive outside areas, sea kayaks, snorkeling gear and wetsuits. Boutique available and infirmary with an MD onboard at all times.
SPECIAL FEATURES FOR CHILDREN
Kids Club with activities like star-gazing and movie nights. Child-oriented guides who organize learning activities and provide children with a kids expedition journal are placed specifically for departures with children. Sony PlayStation available in the library as well as a wide range of board games and movies for children. Kids Menus specially prepared for family departures.
WALKS & HIKES
Every visit to each island, no matter the departure type, involves an easy, intermediate, or difficult hike. Every day of your cruise will include at least one expedition to a visiting point on a specific island. Hikes involve animal watching, scenic views and detailed lectures and explanations from your naturalist guide on many issues concerning the islands.
Snorkeling is one of the favorite activities of all people that visit the Galapagos Islands. You will be offered the opportunity to go snorkeling almost every day at various visiting points which range from easy to intermediate. For non-divers, this is a great way to get a glimpse of marine life in Galapagos, one of the largest marine reserves in the world!
Kayaking is offered on all of our departures. Our sea kayaks are the ideal means by which to get some good exercise and explore the cliffs and shores of the various visiting points. A cruise week offers great opportunities to go kayaking to coves, mangroves and beaches. Penguins can be seen from up-close on a kayak and even as they swim with our clear bottom acrylic kayaks.
On all of our departures we offer dinghy rides on several visiting points. The group, of up to 16 passengers, is taken on a dinghy for a ride alongside cliffs and shores, as well as mangroves. This activity is great to see volcanic formations as well as shore birds. In the mangrove estuaries it is very common to see sea turtles, rays and sharks.
If you are a certified diver, but your partner isn't or you don't want to do an entire week's diving cruise, we offer occasional diving during Alta's visit to port so that you can experience the true beauty of Galapagos' underwater life. You will be amazed at the abundance of life underwater while you dive with one of our dive masters, ensuring your safety at all times.
M/S ALTA RATES FOR 2010 (Please inquire with us for 2010 rates)
CHARTER RATE(16 Passengers) $65,000
Fit Rate (Individuals) Naturalist, Active & Family Cruises
INCLUDED IN THE PRICES ABOVE:
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICES ABOVE:
- Air tickets, National Park fee and fuel surcharge can be subject to change without prior notice.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES OR DISCOUNTS:
- Single Supplement**: 75% Surcharge (if passenger is not willing to share cabin)
** Supplement can be subject to change with prior notice.
U.S.A : 8531 Green Lakes Road,
Syracuse, NY 13066
Galapagos - Ecuador Office:
Av. Amazonas 2467 y Mariana de Jesus
Toll Free 1 888 640 1729
Cusco - Peru Office:
Av. Tupac Amaru Q-15, Urb. Progreso
Cusco - Peru
Telefax: +51 84 234895