Get the most out of this four-day Northern Galapagos Islands cruise onboard the Solaris yacht, which combines a visit to the bird lover's favorite island of Genovesa with the most popular attractions of South Plaza and Santa Fe.
Your journey begins with a warm welcome to Seymour Airport on Baltra Island, where you'll meet and greet your guide and fellow passengers before boarding the luxury Solaris yacht, your home for the next four days.
Newly constructed in 2019, the Solaris boasts 11 spacious and modern cabins, a sundeck with shaded areas, and sophisticated social lounges that encourage interaction between passengers. With a maximum capacity of 16 passengers and an attentive crew, your journey aboard the Solaris promises to be exclusive and personalized.
Your first stop on the five-star vessel takes you to Mosquera Islet situated between Baltra and Seymour Islands, where you'll observe sea lions bask on a dazzling white sand beach.
Then spend time discovering the natural gems of Genovesa Island, where you'll encounter colonies of frigatebirds, red-footed and masked boobies, and yellow warblers as you stroll its shoreline.
Conquer the steep steps of Prince Philip Steps, and from the rugged cliffs of 25 meters up, observe colonies of red-foot and masked boobies, as well as tropical birds.
Sail onward to South Plaza Island, half a pair of Plazas Island off the eastern shores of Santa Cruz. Here, you'll embark on a hike with your knowledgeable naturalist guide and observe one of the largest sea lion colonies of the Galapagos archipelago.
Despite the small 24 sq. km land area of Santa Fe, this is one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos, estimated at some 4 million years old. Land among a colony of sea lions at Barrington Bay and swim among marine tortoises in its sparkling waters.
A morning visit to Leon Dormido rounds out this four day Northern Galapagos Islands cruise, where you'll have the opportunity to snorkel among sea turtles and spotted eagle rays.
This four-day itinerary aboard the Solaris yacht allows you to explore the northern region of the Galapagos in modern comfort.