The Legend Itinerary
The two itineraries can
be combined to make a 7-night cruise
The Legend - 110 guests enjoy the
of this wonderful cruise ship
The 3-night - 4-day itinerary
The 4-night - 5-day itinerary
itineraries can be combined to
make a 7-night cruise
The 3-night - 4-day
DAY 1 - MONDAY
Welcome at Baltra Airport . Briefing on ship´s facilities at lounge
given by guides as well as National Park. Safety drill practice with
passengers, crew and guides.
North Seymour Island
After a dry landing guests will encounter Swallow Tailed
Gulls and Sea Lions. This site is also known for being a major
nesting colony for Blue Footed Boobies, and the largest colony of
the Magnificent Frigate Bird. (a different species from the Great
Frigate Bird). Travelers will also spot both endemic species of
iguanas, the Marine Iguanas and Land Iguanas. Passengers will enjoy
this relaxed hike around the nesting sites.
DAY 2 - TUESDAY
Genovesa Island (El
Best known as “the island of birds.” Passengers enjoy the safe
harbor of being anchored deep within the cater formed bay. A dry
landing at El Barranco (Prince Philip's Steps). Passengers will walk
on lava terrain observing Red Footed Boobies, Frigates, and the
fragrant Palo Santo trees.
Thousands of Storm Petrels can be seen hovering over the open
expanses. Your second visit is a refreshing wet landing, travelers
visit Darwin Bay . Visitors will enjoy observing the Red-Footed
Boobies, Frigates, Sea Lions, Lava Gulls, Night Herons, and Fiddler
Crabs at this site. This site also offers snorkeling in the bay to
observe sharks and rays at a safe distance. Passengers never forget
the beaches on this island.
DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY
Travelers enjoy a dry landing at Suarez Point. Upon landing visitors
will learn more about the lava terrain while crossing the inactive
lava fields.Aside from the Sea Lion colonies, this is one of the
most important sites for bird watching.
As soon as visitors step foot on this island many species can be
spotted and observed up close. Among the many species, the Hooded
Mocking bird and Red Billed Tropic Bird can be seen. Travelers will
also spot a large colony of Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards, and the
colorful Sally Light Foot Crabs. After a short trek visitors
encounter colonies of masked and blue-footed boobies. Nesting
grounds sometimes overlap the trail.
Visitors will also find Galapagos Doves, Hawks and Swallow-Tailed
Gulls. After crossing the nesting grounds you will reach the world's
largest colony of Waved Albatross (15000 approx.), Their mating
rituals are a highlight. Nearing the end of this excursion
passengers will visit the famous blowhole, where water shoots into
the air at almost 23 mts. (75 ft.).
Cristóbal Island (Interpretation Center)
DAY 4 - THURSDAY
Dry landing at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Here passengers visit the
Interpretation Center providing travelers an opportunity to learn
about the natural and human history of the islands through an
hour-long interactive presentation. There is some time to shop in
Santa Cruz Island
Arrive at Black Turtle Cove located near Las Bachas beach
in the north of Santa Cruz Island . This excursion provides
passengers with a “panga” ride though the mangrove, during which the
outboard motor of the small ship is turned off. This allows for the
close observation of Sea Turtles, White Tipped Reef Sharks, Spotted
Eagle Rays, and Yellow Rays.
Return back to the Galapagos Legend, check out and transfer to the
Flight to back to Quito through Guayaquil
The 4-night - 5-day itinerary
|DAY 1 -
Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra airport.
Passenger will be received at the airport by our guides and then
taken to the pier to join the Galapagos Legend.
Dry landing. Arriving on this island, passengers will see
volcanic formations including lava bombs, spatter, and cinder cones.
After a hike to the summit visitors have an impressive view of the
surrounding islands, including the eroded tuff cone of Pinnacle
During the ascent travelers will often see a large colony of Marine
Iguanas and Lava Lizards. Red Mangroves, Tiquilla, and various cacti
all add to the experience. Visitors also enjoy a chance to cool off
while snorkeling. Here travelers often see the Galapagos Penguin,
Sea Turtles, and White Tipped Sharks from a safe distance.
DAY 2 - FRIDAY
After a dry landing at Espinosa Point, passengers will see the
largest colony of Marine Iguanas mingling with Sally-light Foot
Crabs. Also enjoyed are the Flightless Cormorants nesting sites, the
Galapagos Penguins, Galapagos Hawks, and Sea lions. Among the flora
and volcanic formations observers will note Brachycereus Cactus,
“pa-hoe-hoe” lava, and other unusual lava formations.
Travelers will view recent lava flows from a safe distance. Also
numerous mangrove beds extend into the sea, depicting a healthy and
Island (Tagus Cove)
DAY 3 - SATURDAY
Is the largest island in the Galapagos. At Tagus Cove, passengers
enjoy a dry landing. Visitors learn more about the eruption of five
volcanoes that flowed together to form this land mass.
During the walk passengers will see the largest population of Giant
Tortoises.(about 4000, but difficult to spot) the marked trail leads
to Darwin 's salt water lagoon and an excellent view of the lava
fields, scoured with unique volcanic formations.
Time is allowed for viewing marine life from the dinghy. Frequently
visitors see Galapagos Penguins at this site. A view of graffiti
dating back to the 1800's can help passengers better appreciate the
relationship between the islands and tourism today. Most of the
graffiti is believed to be done by pirates and buccaneers.
Santiago Island (Egas
Visit the dark sand beach at Egas Port during a wet landing. Most of
the landscape is tuff-stone layers and lava flows, the surrounding
area is prime for spotting and observing Hunting Herons, Great Blue
Herons, Lava Herons, Oyster Catchers, and the Yellow Crowned Night
Passengers enjoy the sight of Marine Iguanas grazing upon algae beds
at low tide sharing space with Red Sally Light-Foot Crabs. There is
a colony of Fur-Seal swimming in deep pools of cool water called
This is an excellent spot for swimming and snorkeling in search of
Octopuses, Sea Horses, Star Fish and other sea life caught in the
small tidal pools.
From a safe distance travelers can admire Moray Eels, Hammerhead
Sharks, White Tip and Galapagos Sharks, Golden and White Spotted
Eagle Rays, Jacks, Wahoo, Tuna, Groupers, Red-Tailed and Dog
Snappers, Sea Lions, and Sea Turtles. All located in the back drop
of cold water and warm water corals, fans, and sponge.
Island / Jervis
DAY 4 - SUNDAY
Dry landing at the dark red colored beach of volcanic origin,
frequented by sea lions. It is often considered the geographic
center of Galapagos because it has the most diversified volcanic
rocks in all of the Islands . Here a short trail leads to a salt
water lagoon, where we find small colonies of Flamingos feeding.
The brown pelican nests in the mangroves found at the far side of
the lagoon. Also to be found are boobies and 9 species of Darwin 's
finches. Dinghie ride by the reefs and an excellent opportunity for
Santa Cruz Island(Charles
On another visit, travelers have the chance to investigate the
Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora, staffed with
international scientists conducting biological research and
Here you can also admire Giant Tortoises, part of the breeding
program. Also travelers can admire the impressive Giant Prickly-Pear
Cactus forest and many land birds. The visit to the station takes
around 40 minutes. After this visit passengers have some free time
to walk around town and shop for souvenirs.
The trail then leads up to Dragon
Hill, which offers a beautiful view of the bay. This area is a
nesting site for a big number of reintroduced Land Iguanas, again
thanks to the Charles Darwin Research Station. There is also a
bizarre Scalesia tree forest.
DAY 5 - MONDAY
Santa Cruz Island
Disembarkation at Bachas Beach (wet landing) which is
located at north of Santa Cruz Island . In this site you will be
encountered by sea lions that will be found bodysurfing, marine
iguanas, sea turtles, and passengers would have the opportunity to
swim in this white sanded beach.
Baltra´s airport in order to take the flight back to Quito