7-night Galápagos Southern Loop Cruise

Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises®
Ship:
Celebrity Xploration
Destination:
Roundtrip Isla Baltra
Departure Date:
7/28/2018
Length:
7
Offer ID:
1250823


Aboard Celebrity XplorationSM, you'll experience the Galapagos on a vacation like no other. Sixteen guests will be indulged with seamlessly intuitive service and every creature comfort possible. This intimate ship is perfect for family get-togethers, getaways with friends, and small groups who want to explore together. Celebrity Xploration features new itineraries with ports of call never before visited by Celebrity.

Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Isla Baltra
7/28/2018
7/28/2018 3:00:00 PM

Today Baltra is the most important airport of Galápagos and a small navy base for Ecuador. Baltra has suffered most from human settling and does not have any visitor sites. Many cruises start from the its harbour and already there pelicans and noddies will welcome you.
To the north lies Mosquera, a small sandy bank with a large colony of sea lions. Go swimming and snorkeling on the beach.

Chinese Hat Island
7/28/2018
7/28/2018

No information currently available.

Cerro Dragon
7/29/2018 7:00:00 AM
7/29/2018 11:00:00 AM

Cerro Dragon is a Galapagos Island with small lagoons with flamingos, Palo Santo trees, Opuntia cactus.

Isla Rabida
7/29/2018 2:00:00 PM
7/29/2018 6:00:00 PM

Known for its striking dark-red color, this island is home to a picturesque saltwater lagoon where white-tailed pintail ducks and flamingos congregate.

Post Office, Galapagos
7/31/2018 8:00:00 AM
7/31/2018 11:00:00 AM

The Post Office Box on Post Office Bay was used in old days by whalers and others to stay in touch with their loved ones at home. Leaving the letters behind in the wooden barrel, other sailors returning home took it with them. Today tourists take the tradition over and leave post cards behind to be picked up later by others. A large lava tube is located behind the barrel. Visitors can enter the lava tunnels by stairs. The coastal vegetation is a dry tropical forest with low growing trees and shrubs. Frigate birds become frenzied when fisherman or cooks clean fish and throw away the scraps. Watch them playfully throw up the pieces and have aerial acrobatic frigates snatch them from the air. When free meals are not available frigates harass other sea birds in the air to drop their catch. Rays are seen around boats floating close to the water surface. The beautiful sunsets on the equator are fast and should not be missed.

Cormorant Point
7/31/2018 3:00:00 PM
7/31/2018 6:00:00 PM

Named not after the bird but a US ship, there is a wet landing onto a, literally, green beach - so coloured because it is made from olivine crystals (volcanic silicates of magnesium and iron). Pencil sea urchins may be found on the beach.

A short walk inland and the trail comes to a brackish lagoon. This is home to one of the biggest populations of flamingos in the archipelago, these pink residents spend about 7 hours a day or more eating, and so take some binoculars to watch the ballet of necks as they gracefully move back and fourth, scouring the floor of the lagoon for little shrimp. Take your binoculars to enjoy the show up close. Also present are pintail ducks and stilts. The trail crosses a narrow neck of land and comes to a white beach on the eastern side of the island. Ghost crabs inhabit the beach, and rays and turtles can be seen in the sea.

Sea turtles nest at Punta Cormorant (December to May) on the white sand beach, just a short walk away from the olive coloured beach where you land.

Cerro Brujo
8/1/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/1/2018 11:00:00 AM

Cerro Brujo, or “Wizard Hill”, is located on San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands. Home to the only freshwater lake in the Galapagos, Cerro Brujo is provides a perfect environment to bird watch. Among the birds to be seen on the island are yellow warblers, ground finch, oyster catchers, lava herons and the diving blue footed boobies. Wandering along the beach, be careful not to accidentally step on a sea lion – they’re all over the island. The lagoons are perfect to take a quick dip or a snorkel and explore the undersea of the Galapagos. Kicker Rock is viewable from the shoreline, a picturesque tall rock formation split down the middle that is rife with seabirds.

Kicker Rock
8/1/2018 11:00:00 AM
8/1/2018 12:00:00 PM

Kicker Rock, also know as the sleeping lion because of its resemblance, is located off the coast of San Cristobal. Kicker Rock is made up of two rocks  jutting out from the sea forming a small channel. Visitors come here to see  the many tropical birds and fish that make this area their home. Visitors can access the narrow channel by small boat or kayak.

Islote Lobos
8/1/2018 3:00:00 PM
8/1/2018 5:00:00 PM

Also known as Foche Island, Islote Lobos is a small flat island 10 km northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the coast of Isla San Cristobal. It's home to a colony of sea lions however there are frigates and blue-footed boobies that also makes this paradise their nesting ground.

Puerto Ayora
8/2/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/2/2018 6:00:00 PM

No information currently available.

Punta Suarez
8/3/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/3/2018 11:00:00 AM

Punta Suarez is an amazing sight and one of the most attractive in the Galapagos Islands, because of its plentiful and various wildlife. The island trail leads past sea lions surfing the breaking waves, iguanas basking in the warm sun, and boobies nesting right in the path. The trail continues towards the cliffs and the blowhole - a fissure in the lava from which water spurts high in the air like a geyser.

Gardner Bay
8/3/2018 2:00:00 PM
8/3/2018 6:00:00 PM

Gardner Bay gives visitors the unique experience of mingling with the friendly sea lions that rest on the white sand beaches. Relax and sunbathe near the sea lions, or possibly explore and discover a green sea turtle nest, or observe giant manta rays or spotted eagle rays gliding gracefully through the clear shores. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling by Turtle Rock to view the vibrant marine life, or hike on land to check out the unique wildlife the Galapagos is known for.

Isla Daphne
8/4/2018 6:00:00 AM
8/4/2018 7:00:00 AM

Consisting of two islands, Daphne Major and Daphne Minor, the Isla Daphne is part of the Galapagos Islands. Due to much erosion, Daphne Minor is the smaller of the two islands, though Daphne Major is not easily accessible either, with no more than twelve people allowed on the island at a time. Devoid of trees, the Isla also has a tuff crater, and is a major spot for scientific research due to its rich population of birds, particularly the Darwin finches.

Isla Baltra
8/4/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/4/2018

Today Baltra is the most important airport of Galápagos and a small navy base for Ecuador. Baltra has suffered most from human settling and does not have any visitor sites. Many cruises start from the its harbour and already there pelicans and noddies will welcome you.
To the north lies Mosquera, a small sandy bank with a large colony of sea lions. Go swimming and snorkeling on the beach.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

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Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $129 additional for all guests. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
7/28/2018
Number of Nights
7
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 7-night cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:
Optional Roundtrip airfare from your city
Optional shore excursions
Remarks:
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses are additional for all guests. Pricing for 3rd and 4th guests are available upon request and are subject to stateroom category availability. Prices change frequently and are subject to availability at time of booking. Pricing listed may not be combinable with promotions/amenities.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1250823

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Company Info

Cruise Experts Travel, LTD.
2979 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6N 3C8

(604) 737-8100
(800) 565-2784
 
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