Motor Yacht Solaris welcomes you on-board to discover the unique wonders of the Galapagos Islands with your own eyes. We will take you around the remote and most exceptional islands of the archipelago. Solaris is one of the larger 16 passenger yachts on the Galapagos Islands, guaranteeing an intimate, comfortable and very exclusive experience. Our certified professional crew and the knowledgeable, bilingual naturalist guide on-board will do their utmost to convert your once in a lifetime cruise into the trip of your life!

Day 1 (Arrival at Baltra Airport) A.M.

Arrival at Baltra Airport and transfer in. You have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage wil be inspected

Day 1 (Mosquera) P.M.

Mosquera stands out for having one of the largest concentrations of Galapagos sea lions in the entire archipelago.

Day 2 (Darwin Bay, Genovesa) A.M.

As one of the outer islands and most exclusive places on the Galapagos, Genovesa is well worth last night’s longer navigation. This compact site in the heart of its flooded crater shows the extremely varied coastal ecosystems of the Galapagos in miniature; nearly too much for a single day.

Day 2 (Prince Phillip’s Steps, Genovesa) P.M.

Not only because of its historical English name (Tower) Genovesa has a royal touch. Follow in the footsteps of Prince Philip – Galapagos lover for many years – and visit this favourite birding spot with the largest breeding colonies of red-footed and Nazca boobies, and look for the remarkable short-eared owl that hunts on foot!

Day 3 (South Plaza) A.M.

Popular South Plaza is not to be missed! This bizarre ‘Jurassic islet’ is the best place to see the emblematic ‘Galapagos dragons’, which crawl across it.

Day 3 (Barrington Bay, Santa Fe) P.M.

Practically every animal on Santa Fe is unique; endemic to the Galapagos, or even to this island alone and extremely vulnerable! This extraordinary island is a remnant of probably the most ancient volcano of the Galapagos.

Day 4 (Kicker Rock, San Cristóbal) A.M.

Kicker Rock has become one of the photogenic landmarks of the Galapagos. Clearly visible from afar, nature has moulded a huge offshore block of rock with a stabbing tower aside.

Day 4 (Interpretation Centre, San Cristóbal) P.M.

The interpretation centre just outside Puerto Baquerizo forms the engaging supplement of your cruise.

Day 5 (Gardner Bay, Española) A.M.

Being one of the crown jewels of Galapagos, Española gives you the exclusive opportunity to become eyewitness of evolution.

Day 5 (Suarez Point, Española) P.M.

Española’s west tip is a true birdwatcher’s and photographer’s dream. Feel yourself right within an exciting nature documentary, and hike in short distance past most colourful marine iguanas.

Day 6 (Cormorant Point) A.M.
Please don’t expect flightless cormorants at Cormorant Point (they live in the West Galapagos). Instead, you may spot Galapagos penguins or a flamingo lagoon against a backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.

Day 6 (Champion Islet) P.M.
Floreana offers some of the most spectacular snorkelling sites, such as Champion Islet.

Day 6 (Post Office Bay) P.M.
Bring your postcards and post them in the peculiar traditional barrel on this historic site that seems to be located at the end of the world. These might arrive home quicker than you!.

Day 7 (Sullivan Bay, Santiago) A.M.

Sullivan bay is incomparable to any other visitor’s site; setting foot at the recently solidified lava flow is like landing on the moon!.

Day 7 (Bartolomé) P.M.

This tiny volcano islet is just recently born out off fire. Enter its wild romantic setting of spatter cones and craters, see most famous panorama of Galapagos.

Day 8 (Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz) A.M.
This beautiful and tranquil bay is actually not a landing site, but is the ideal spot for a dinghy (panga) exploration.

Day 8 (Transfer to Baltra Airport) P.M.
Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you until the check-in counters in the departure hall.

• Accommodation as confirmed.
• All mentioned meals (full-board); filtered water, tea and coffee.
• All guided excursions & activities as mentioned in the itinerary by a National Park certified naturalist guide.
• Beach towels & snorkelling gear (snorkel, mask, flippers; optional wet-suits for hire).
Not included
• Round-trip flight to the Galapagos.
• Soft and alcoholic drinks.
• Galapagos National Park entrance fee & Transit Control Card (currently $120, subject to change).
• Personal travel insurance.
• Personal expenses, extras and tipping.
Important Notes
• Itinerary subject to change in case of unforeseen situations or request by the National Park
• Please note we cannot guarantee the encounter of specific elusive species
• Solo travellers are allowed to book a twin cabin on shared basis. The cabin will be shared with another traveller of the same gender.