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Quito , ECUADOR

6-Night Galapagos Enchantment Aboard the Galaxy Sirius

May 15-21, 2024 7 Days 6 Nights

Embark on the Galaxy Sirius for a 6-day North-Central Galapagos cruise, unveiling the untouched beauty of this archipelago. From the tranquil Black Turtle Cove to the dramatic landscapes of Bartolome and the wildlife paradise of Seymour, this voyage promises an intimate exploration of nature’s marvels.

About the trip

The Galaxy Sirius invites you on an unforgettable 6-day adventure through the Galapagos Islands, starting with the serene Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island, famous for its green sea turtles. The journey continues to Rabida Island, with its unique red sand beaches, and the fascinating volcanic formations of Chinese Hat. Wildlife enthusiasts will revel in Seymour's birdwatching paradise and the playful sea lion pups at Mosquera Islet. The voyage explores the pristine Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island, home to fascinating pahoehoe lava flows, and culminates with the breathtaking views from Bartolome Island. Each stop is carefully chosen to offer guests a comprehensive experience of the Galapagos' diverse ecosystems, rare species, and geological wonders. Aboard the Galaxy Sirius, state-of-the-art amenities, personalized service, and expert-guided tours enhance the journey, making each moment onboard as enriching as the time spent exploring the islands.

Estimated Group Size 1 - 10

Accommodation

Meals

Beach

Hiking

What's Included

  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Quito on 15 May 2024
  • Transfer from hotel to airport on 16 May 2024
  • Return airfare from Quito to Galapagos (16 May & 21 May 2024)
  • 5 nights cruise accommodation in a double cabin on the Galaxy Sirius
  • Daily meals 
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Naturalist Bilingual Guide
  • All visits & excursions according to the itinerary
  • Snorkel Gear (mask, tube and fins)
  • Kayaks, paddle boards
  • Unlimited purified water, coffee and tea
  • Wetsuits, soft drinks, beach towels
  • Host support in Korean, English & Chinese
  • Taxes and port charges

What's Excluded

  • All airfare Not Mentioned from above
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance fee
  • Galapagos Transit card
  • Optional gratuities
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals, alcoholic drinks unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Any personal expenses
  • Accommodations, Tours, Meals, Transportation Not Mentioned from above
  • Service does not specified

Closest Airport

Arrival

UIO

Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Departure

UIO

Mariscal Sucre International Airport

About Accommodation

The Galaxy Sirius, a luxurious addition to Galagents' fleet, promises an unparalleled cruising experience in the enchanting Galapagos Islands. As a state-of-the-art vessel, it offers a perfect blend of adventure and comfort, tailored to showcase the islands' breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife. The Galaxy Sirius was meticulously designed to enhance the Galapagos exploration experience, equipped with exclusive décor and expansive ocean-view windows for an unrivaled connection with the sea.  With a passenger capacity of 16, it ensures an intimate and exclusive journey,  The crew of 8, alongside a cruise director and 2 bilingual guides, allowing for personalized service and in-depth exploration of the islands.

Built: 2023
Length: 36.62 mts/ 120.14 ft
Beam: 13.00 mts/ 42.65 ft
Passenger Capacity: 16
Crew Capacity: 8

Room Types

Twin Cabin

  • Room size: 22 - 26 sqm
  • Bedding: 2 Versatile, convertible beds
  • Feature: Distinct, exclusive décor with expansive ocean-view windows and intimate private balconies

Itinerary

  • DAY

    01

    Quito,Ecuador

    • Arrive Quito, Ecuador
    • Transfer and check-in to pre-cruise hotel on your own
    • Overnight at pre-cruise hotel in Quito
  • DAY

    02

    Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove

    • Transfer from hotel to airport
    • Take a flight to transfer from Quito to Galapagos
    • Arrive at Baltra Airport
    • Embark and Depart for your journey
    • A delightful boat tour onboard the dinghies to explore Black Turtle Cove
  • DAY

    03

    Rabida & Chinese Hat

    • AM: Explore Rabida and enjoy different activities
      • Highlights: Red-sand beach, Galapagos sea lions, Galapagos hawks, flycatchers, Darwin finches, Galapagos mockingbirds, ducks, flamingoes. 
    • PM: Explore Chinese Hat and enjoy different activities 
      • Highlights: Galapagos sea lions, Galapagos penguins, lava tubes, oystercatchers, Galapagos hawks. 
  • DAY

    04

    Seymour Island & Mosquera Island

    • AM: Explore Seymour Island and enjoy different activities
      • Highlights: Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies, magnificent & great frigatebirds, land & marine iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, shearwaters, and Darwin finches.
    • PM: Explore Mosquera Island and enjoy different activities
      • Highlights: Galapagos sea lions, lava gulls, oystercatchers, shorebirds. 
  • DAY

    05

    Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island

    • AM: Explore Sullivan Bay and enjoy different activities
      • Highlights: Pahoehoe lava, Galapagos penguins, oystercatchers, Galapagos hawks.
    • PM: Explore Bartolome and enjoy different activities
      • Highlights: Galapagos penguins, volcanic landscapes, Pinnacle rock, blue-footed boobies, herons, sea lions, and sharks.
  • DAY

    06

    Genovesa: El Barranco & Darwin Bay

    • AM: Explore El Barranco and enjoy different activities
      • Highlights: Nesting great frigatebirds, red-footed & Nazca boobies, Galapagos sea lions, Galapagos fur seals, lava & swallow-tailed gulls, yellow-crown night herons, Genovesa ground finch, Genovesa cactus finch, Galapagos mockingbirds.
    • PM: Explore Darwin Bay and enjoy different activities
      • Highlights: Nesting great frigatebirds, red-footed & Nazca boobies, Galapagos sea lions, lava & swallow-tailed gulls, yellow-crown night herons, Genovesa ground finch, Genovesa cactus finch, Galapagos mockingbirds.
  • DAY

    07

    Interpretation Center - Quito

    • AM: Visit the Interpretation Center at Puerto Baquerizo
    • Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Quito

Location

Facts to Know

  • Galaxy Sirius is part of Galagents' fleet, offering cruises in the Galapagos Islands.
  • These ships are known for their intimate and luxurious experiences, often featuring a small number of cabins to ensure personalized service and an exclusive atmosphere.
  • The amenities on such vessels usually include spacious suites with ocean-view windows or private balconies, gourmet dining options with menus inspired by local flavors, and onboard naturalist guides to enhance the exploration of the Galapagos.
  • The cruises are designed to offer immersive itineraries that allow guests to closely encounter the unique wildlife and pristine landscapes of the Galapagos, with activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and guided nature walks.
  • Environmental sustainability and conservation are often key considerations, with ships operating in a way that minimizes their impact on the delicate ecosystems of the Galapagos.
  • The Galapagos Islands are a unique archipelago located in the Pacific Ocean, known for their remarkable biodiversity and the role they played in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. These islands are home to an array of endemic species, such as the giant Galapagos tortoises, marine iguanas, and the only penguins found north of the equator.

Things to note

  • Upon making a reservation for this trip, an initial deposit is required to move the booking status to "Pending." Once the cruise confirms your reservation, the status will change to "Balance Payment," and a confirmation notification email will be sent to the email associated with your booking account. You must complete the payment of the remaining balance within 7 days of receiving this email to finalize your cruise reservation. Failure to complete this payment within 7 days from the date of confirmation will result in the cancellation of your cruise reservation, and the initial deposit will not be refunded. If the cruise company cannot confirm the reservation due to being fully booked or other reasons, your reservation will be canceled, and the initial deposit will be refunded.
  • POLYCLUB reserves the right to collect fuel surcharge, applicable taxes or supplement charges which imposed by the cruise company, even if full payment has been made to the reservation. Fare difference is governed by official notification from cruise company. These amounts will be determined upon the confirmation of booking and will be added to the final fare.
  • If a material alteration to a package tour after its commencement for reasons beyond control, POLYCLUB may impose any additional charge to his clients as a result of an increase in operation costs. (“Reasons beyond control” mean hostilities, political unrest, terror attacks, natural disasters, pestilences, bad weather, technical problems to transport, changes to the frequency/timetable of any means of conveyance by its operator without advance notice, strikes, industrial action, travel advisories (warnings) issued by governments of the destinations/the World Health Organisation, outbound travel alerts issued by Government, and any other situations of which the industry has no control and which are unfavourable to outbound trips of travellers.)
  • Passengers accept full responsibility for all losses and expenses due to “Reasons beyond control”. Cruise company and the travel agency will not be liable for any consequences.
  • For the safety of crew and passengers, Cruise Line has the right to cancel, advance, postpone or substitute any scheduled sailing or itinerary without prior notice, in the event of bad weather, technical or other reasons beyond control. Passengers shall not make claim against cruise company and the Company for any recovery.
  • POLYCLUB strongly encourage passengers to take out their travel insurance before the journey.
  • Stateroom assignment is subject to the cruise company upon availability. Members of same travelling party may not be assigned to adjacent/ nearby rooms. Cruise company also upgrade any passenger(s) at sole discretion.
  • Bedding arrangement is subject to the cruise company upon availability.
  • In case of disputes, Cruise Company reserves the right to make the final decision.
  • All information in Chinese and Korean are translated from English. English version will be taken as the correct one if there is a difference.

Policy

Upon making a reservation for this trip, an initial deposit is required to move the booking status to "Pending." Once the cruise confirms your reservation, the status will change to "Balance Payment," and a confirmation notification email will be sent to the email associated with your booking account. You must complete the payment of the remaining balance within 7 days of receiving this email to finalize your cruise reservation. Failure to complete this payment within 7 days from the date of confirmation will result in the cancellation of your cruise reservation, and the initial deposit will not be refunded. If the cruise company cannot confirm the reservation due to being fully booked or other reasons, your reservation will be canceled, and the initial deposit will be refunded.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies

Notice period before departure(Excluding the departure date and notification date)

Not Allowed

Cancellation & Penalty
(Per person per time)

Not Allowed

Name Change Fees
(Per person per time)

Alternative Dates

Product ID 240515ECU0002

May 15, 2024 ~ May 21, 2024

7 6
  • The Galaxy Sirius
  • Book ByApr 20, 2024

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