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Millennium Catamaran - 4 Nights Itinerary

Traveling on board the 16-passenger Millennium motor catamaran, this Galapagos Islands cruise offers you all the natural highlights that can be found here in abundance. Your  8-day Galapagos Islands vacation will take you to the central islands of this amazing archipelago. Visiting such scenic islands as Santiago, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Bartolome and San Cristobal. Whether it is a close encounter with unique wildlife such as the famous giant Galapagos tortoises in the wild, land and marine iguanas, flamingos, penguins, blue-footed boobies or the famous Darwin’s finches, you will come away having learned so much more about the natural world.

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“Everything went off without a hitch. Accomodation was just what we wanted. Clean, great location and within our budget. The dive master was great. ”Sarah Darwin

Millennium Catamaran: Highlights

Galapagos Islands, North Seymour, Bartolome, Plazas (land & marine iguanas) & San Cristobal (Interpretation Center).

Millennium Catamaran: Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Baltra Island: Airport // North Seymour Island
Day 2: Bartolome Island // Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
Day 3: Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach – Dragon Hill
Day 4: Santa Fe Island // South Plazas Island or Mosquera Island
Day 5: San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center – Airport
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Millennium Catamaran: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday
Baltra Island: Airport // North Seymour Island

AM: In the morning, you will fly from Quito or Guayaquil (on the Ecuadorian mainland) to Baltra Island, in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago and the main point of entrance to this natural paradise. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to pay the national park entry fee, which goes to protecting both the Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve.  A member of the ship's crew will welcome you and accompany you to your yacht: the M/C Millennium.

PM: After a dry landing on North Seymour Island, we will take a short walk along its coast, where you will encounter Swallow-tailed gulls, sea lions, and Cliff crabs. This part of Seymour Island is also known for being a major nesting site for Blue-footed boobies and one of the largest colonies of Magnificent frigatebirds (a species different from the Great frigatebird) As you enjoy this relaxing hike around various nesting sites, you can also spot both of the endemic species of iguanas: marine iguanas and land iguanas.  

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Lunch - Dinner
Day 2 - Tuesday
Bartolome Island // Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

AM: Upon arriving on Bartolome Island, you will discover a fascinating moonscape formed by various volcanic formations — including lava bombs, spatter, cinder cones — as we hike to the island’s summit for striking views of the surrounding islands, Sullivan Bay and the towering Pinnacle Rock. As the beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock boast some of the finest snorkeling in the islands, you can discover a marvelous underwater world here and have a good chance of finding sea turtles gliding gently alongside you. On the rocks beneath Pinnacle Rock, it’s quite possible to spot some of the quick-as-an-arrow Galapagos penguins; at around 25 centimeters tall, these are members of the second smallest species of penguin in the world.  Likewise, you’re likely to see harmless Whitetip reef sharks sunning in these waters. For many visitors, this may turn out to be the best of snorkeling experiences, as the water here is generally clear, without too much surf and full of marine life.

PM: In the afternoon we will land on the fourth largest island in the Galapagos: Santiago Island, also known as “James Island” or “San Salvador Island.” The old rusted machines and run-down buildings of former salt mine workers are still apparent on the island, though the last attempts to populate Santiago Island were given up on forty years ago. Sullivan Bay is located on the eastern coast of Santiago Island. Its lava field, covered with lava cactuses, has a variety of interesting patterns of important geologic interest, as you will be able to observe the contrasting lava landscapes from an older eruption and a newer one formed during the last quarter of the 19th century.  After exploring these lava flows, you can swim or snorkel with playful sea lions.   

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 3 - Wednesday
Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach – Dragon Hill

AM: We will arrive on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island, where we will visit the long and sandy Bachas Beach, one of the most important nesting beaches for sea turtles. Here you can also find flamingos, Black-winged stilts, sea lions, herons, marine iguanas, and — with a little bit of luck — tiny Galapagos penguins. In addition, this beach is one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles in the Galapagos. A female can lay eggs 3 or 4 times with an average of 70 eggs each, but they then spend 3 to 5 years without breeding. At this paradisiacal site, we will also find the remains of barges that sank long ago; these were once the property of the United States Navy when they operated an airbase on Baltra Island during World War II. In fact, the beach got its name because the English word “barges” was hard to pronounce for the local people – hence “Bachas” Beach. You will also have the opportunity to swim on this soft white sand beach or explore the fascinating underwater by snorkeling.

PM: In the afternoon we will explore the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. You will visit Dragon Hill, which is an excellent spot for observing lava lizards, Darwin finches, and wading birds. On your way to Dragon Hill, you will rest at a small lagoon that is a popular feeding place for colorful birds and flamingos.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 4 - Thursday
Santa Fe Island // South Plazas Island or Mosquera Island

AM: Today we will visit Santa Fe Island, a tiny rocky island covered in small Palo Santo trees and six-meter-high opuntia cactuses. The island is inhabited mainly by large yellow land iguanas, Galapagos buzzards, Blue-footed boobies, and pelicans. While snorkeling in the wonderful blue-green bay in which the ship anchors, you can observe the many inhabitants of this underwater world, including countless tropical fish, rays, sea turtles and playful sea lions.

PM: This afternoon we will explore either South Plaza Island or Mosquera Island. South Plaza Island is located east of Santa Cruz Island. After a dry landing on the northern part of this life-filled islet, you will encounter colonies of sea lions and land iguanas. While on the steep banks you can see numbers of birds – like nesting Tropicbirds and Fork-tailed seagulls – but most of all, you will enjoy the beautiful views from either atop the steep banks or while strolling along the base of the cliff. Opuntia cactuses grow on this island and the vegetation changes color throughout the year. Alternatively, we will anchor at Mosquera Island, which is located near Itabaca Channel and in between the Baltra and Seymour islands. The island consists of a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and small lagoons with large populations of sea lions (in fact, this is one of the best places to take photos of these aquatic mammals). After a wet landing, a stroll down the beach will also permit views of Brown pelicans and Blue-footed boobies.    

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 5 - Friday
San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center – Airport

AM: At the port of Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of Ecuador’s Galapagos Province, we will visit San Cristobal Island’s Interpretation Center, an excellent place to learn about nature and settlement history of the archipelago. Here you will discover displays that provide information about the volcanic origins of the islands, the ocean’s currents, the archipelago’s climate, and facts concerning the arrival of different species. The islands’ human history is also showcased, chronologically narrating the most significant events related to the discovery and settlements of the Galapagos.

From the dock on San Cristobal Island, we will take a short bus ride to the airport for your flight back to the mainland. Enjoy the last view of the “enchanted islands,” a unique paradise with fascinating natural highlights.  

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Breakfast

Millennium Catamaran: Prices

2018 - Price per person
RoomStandard CabinSuite
5 DaysUS$ 2,590US$ 2,920
Included in the price:
  • all transfers in the Galapagos Islands
  • cruise on board of the MOTOR CATAMARAN MILLENNIUM in double accommodations
  • all meals indicated in the itinerary
  • fuel surcharge
  • services of a bilingual naturalist guide on excursions on the islands
  • briefings and lectures
  • purified free drinking water
  • tea and coffee
  • free use of snorkeling equipment.
Not included in the price:
  • flights to/from the Galapagos from mainland Ecuador
  • entrance fee to Galapagos National Park ($100 USD per adult)
  • transit control card ($20 per person)
  • Isabela Dock Fee ($10 per person)
  • beverages
  • gratuities and tips
  • personal items
  • insurance
  • use of wet suits
  • travel and medical insurance
  • soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
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