Cormorant Point | Galapagos
Galapagos giant tortoise
Chinese Hat | Galapagos Islands
Black Turtle Cove | Galapagos

4 day 3 night galapagos cruise vacation on board the yolita ii yacht

Short and packed with highlights this itinerary allows travelers to visit some of the iconic locations in Galapagos like Floreana island and its olive sand beach (Punta Cormorant), an island the looks like a Chinese hat but offers the opportunity to spot tropical penguins. Exploration of the giant tortoises in the wild and spotting marine iguanas is another highlight of this route. Snorkel with sea lions and marine turtles. The Yolita II yacht is comfortable and spacious, a great option that is affordable.

Transfer to meet the Yolita. Get to know the crew and settle in. This afternoon, visit the tortoises of the El Chato Reserve,

Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit

Head to Santa Cruz’s verdant highlands and the El Chato Reserve, a perfect place to see giant tortoises in their natural environment. Explore the reserve’s lagoon and lava tunnels, keeping an eye out for owls that often roost in the tunnels’ entrances.

Post Office Bay Visit

Visit Post Office Bay and learn about its unique history. In the late 18th century, English whaling vessels placed a barrel here to be used as a post office. Today, the box is used mainly by tourists, who may drop off and pick up unstamped letters to be carried to far destinations. Continue the tradition –leave a letter and take one to deliver (be sure it makes it to the correct location)!

Snorkelling (Corona del Diablo)

Enjoy an amazing snorkelling experience at the ‘Devil’s Crown’, an old underwater volcanic cone just north of the Punta Cormorant. Spot large schools of tropical fish, rays, reef sharks, and sea turtles that make their home among the coral reef. Be sure you’re a strong swimmer; the currents can be intense.

Cerro Dragón Visit

Visit Cerro Dragón (Dragon Hill) for some prime bird watching. Take a short walk from the beach to a hyper salinic(saltier than the ocean) lagoon frequented by pink flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks, and other species of birds. Pass through a Scalesia tree forest; endemic to the area, there are only 400 specimens of Scalesia trees left in the world.

Chinese Hat Visit

Explore Chinese Hat’s beautiful landscape and spectacular white-coral sand beach followed by snorkelling with sea lions and penguins and swimming opportunities in the cove.


Explore the mangrove lagoon at Black Turtle Cove. In the afternoon, transfer for a flight back to Quito.

Black Turtle Cove Excursion

Explore the mangroves by panga to find rich marine wildlife between the fresh and salt waters. Keep any eye out for manta rays and sea turtles in this tranquil ecosystem. White tip reef sharks can also be seen gliding by.

Galapagos map


  • Look for three different species of Darwin’s Finches as you walk alongside giant tortoises in their habitat
  • Snorkel with playful and curious sea-lions.
  • Send a postcard to your friends and loved ones back home from Post Office Bay.
  • Be on the lookout for Galapagos penguins and marine iguanas as you walk on Chinese hat island
  • Enjoy amazing views while sailing on board your Yacht from its ample sun-deck

Cruise Includes

  • All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide
  • Accommodation in twin/double cabin with private facilities (surcharge for suite)
  • All meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea
  • Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel) & sea-kayaks
  • Transfers within the islands on cruise dates as per itinerary
  • Personalized 24/7 assistance during tour.

Cruise does not Include

  • Airfare to/from Galapagos from/to Mainland Ecuador (to be added)
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$100 per person (in cash only upon arrival)
  • Galapagos Migration Card US$20 in cash per person (at Mainland’s Airport)
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, and tips
  • All sizes wet-suits for rent on board (in cash)
  • Travel, medical & cancelation Insurance and any services on Mainland
  • Other services not specified in the program.
8 day western Galapagos islands cruise | Yolita Yacht II Itinerary A

8 day western Galapagos islands cruise | Yolita Yacht II Itinerary A

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