Galapagos Southern Loop

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 23 Mar 2019
  • Sails from Baltra, Ecuador
  • Ship Celebrity Xploration
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1178525‍
  • Voyage code ‍XO07G012‍

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Sea Lions

Baltra, Ecuador Sat 23 Mar 2019

Sea Lions

Renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity, the Galápagos Islands were named after their indigenous giant tortoises.

Mosquera Islet (Galapagos)

Mosquera Islet (Galapagos) Sat 23 Mar 2019

Mosquera Islet (Galapagos)
Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) Sun 24 Mar 2019

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

Dragon Hill, or "Cerro Dragon," is named after its population of land iguanas. The site offers a beautiful view of the landscape and two small brackish lagoons where flamingos and other shore birds occasionally feed. Along the trail, we'll cross a beautiful "white forest" of Palo Santo (incense) trees and Galapagos cotton plants. Excursion options include a high-intensity hike with swimming/snorkeling at the beach, high intensity snorkeling from a zodiac followed by a short walk and a low-intensity Zodiac ride along the coastline with optional dry landing for animal observation.

Visit Rabida on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands

Rabida, Galapagos Sun 24 Mar 2019

Visit Rabida on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands

The landscapes of this small island are visually stunning. It’s the top of an old volcanic cone bathed in crimson. The rocks and sand are hued brilliant red and sit amid coves of clear aqua blue water. A short hike up a steep hill provides for several spectacular overlooks, while you search the high cactus for finches and other birds. A Zodiac ride along the coast is also an option, as guests look for sea lions, fur seals, and birds. A brackish lagoon just behind the landing site sometimes provides an extraordinary opportunity?to get up close and personal with flamingos—a photographer’s dream, when it happens. A swim off the beach or snorkel along the shore afterwards is just the way to end the day.

Puerto Villamil

Puerto Villamil, Isabella Mon 25 Mar 2019

Puerto Villamil
Wall Of Tears (Isabella)

Wall Of Tears (Isabella) Mon 25 Mar 2019

Wall Of Tears (Isabella)
Post Office, Floreana, Ecuador

Bahia Post office (Floreana) Tue 26 Mar 2019

Post Office, Floreana, Ecuador
Cormorant Point (Floreana), Galapagos

Cormorant Point (Floreana) Tue 26 Mar 2019

Cormorant Point (Floreana), Galapagos

Floreana was the first capital of the Galapagos and where Charles Darwin met the islands' Governor. Its small brackish lagoon is often home to flamingos, stilts, and white-cheeked pintail ducks, and one of its beaches is a highly used nesting site for sea turtles. Check out the green-hued sand where you land! Excursion options include a relatively short walk to the lagoon and sea turtle-nesting beach, and optional snorkeling and swimming at the landing beach. In addition, for experienced snorkelers only we offer a deepwater snorkel at nearby Champion Island.

Wall Of Tears (Isabella)

Wall Of Tears (Isabella) Wed 27 Mar 2019

Wall Of Tears (Isabella)
Kicker Rock (San Cristobal)

Kicker Rock (San Cristobal) Wed 27 Mar 2019

Kicker Rock (San Cristobal)

Off the northwest coast of San Cristobal lies Kicker Rock, where thousands of years ago a volcanic eruption left behind enormous vertical rock faces that rise nearly 500 feet from the ocean. There are actually two volcanic rocks here, with a channel between where small boats can navigate. Nicknamed Sleeping Lion because of its shape, Kicker Rock is an important ecological monument as it's home to many species of nesting birds including frigates and blue-footed boobies. It's also magnificent for snorkeling as tropical fish are abundant and the water is crystal clear.

Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Ecuador

Los Lobos (San Cristobal) Wed 27 Mar 2019

Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Ecuador
Visit Puerto Ayora on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands

Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz) Thu 28 Mar 2019

Visit Puerto Ayora on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz is the second-largest island in the Galapagos and home to Puerto Ayora (the largest town in the islands). In 1959, the Ecuadorian government declared all the islands, except areas already colonized, as a national park. In the same year, the Charles Darwin Foundation was founded to promote scientific research and ensure the conservation of the Galapagos. In 1992, the waters surrounding the Galapagos were declared a marine reserve. Here, you have the opportunity to visit a giant tortoise reserve in the lushly vegetated highlands, where the animals roam free in their natural habitat. On another excursion, a short drive through town brings you to the Galapagos Park Service giant tortoise breeding station and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Afterwards there is time to wander through the lovely streets of Puerto Ayora for some shopping.

Suez Canal Fri 29 Mar 2019

Gardner Bay (Espanola)

Gardner Bay (Espanola) Fri 29 Mar 2019

Gardner Bay (Espanola)

Gardner Bay on Espanola’s northern side hosts one of the longest beaches in the Galapagos, and a beautiful way to start the day. During a morning walk along a soft white sand beach, you’ll visit a sea lion colony, look for pups playing in shallow water pools, and search for the startlingly red Sally Lightfoot crabs, shorebirds, and marine iguanas. Afterwards, go for a swim, snorkel or just relax on the sparkling white sand.

footedBlue footed boobies in the Galapagos Islands

Daphne Island (Galapagos) Sat 30 Mar 2019

footedBlue footed boobies in the Galapagos Islands

The cliff shore of the island is home for sea lions, pelicans, blue footed boobies and tropic bird. In addition, large schools of fish can be observed from the zodiac rides.

Sea Lions

Baltra, Ecuador Sat 30 Mar 2019

Sea Lions

Renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity, the Galápagos Islands were named after their indigenous giant tortoises.

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Elite Oceanview Stateroom

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Service: Room service (breakfast, lunch, and dinner available upon request), Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Amenities: Choice of soft or firm mattress, Duvet cover, Pillow menu, 300 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Hair dryer and Complimentary use of premium bathrobes. Stateroom Features (190 sq. ft.) An ocean view with large picture window, two lower beds, convertible to king, dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Flat screen TV, Direct-dial telephone, individual safe, Desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator stock with choice beverages and Wi Fi.

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Junior Suite

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Service: Room service (breakfast, lunch, and dinner available upon request), Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Amenities: Choice of soft or firm mattress, duvet cover and pillow menu, 300 thread count and 100% Egyptian cotton linens. Hair dryer, complimentary use of premium bathrobes, complimentary beach towel service, binoculars for use and available for purchase and complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits. Suite Features (180 sq. ft. and veranda 45 sq. ft.) Large picture window and door, two lower beds, convertible to king, dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Flat screen TV, direct-dial telephone, individual safe, desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator stocked with choice of beverages and WiFi.

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