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Your adventure begins in Guayaquil

Tauck's Galápagos cruise adventure begins at Oro Verde Guayaquil. A transfer is included from José Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport to Oro Verde Guayaquil, located in the city's dynamic business district. Most...


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Fly to the Galápagos Islands & embark cruise

From Guayaquil, fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristóbal Island, 600 miles off the Ecuadorian coast and home to wildlife found nowhere else in the world – the starting point of your 6-night Galápagos cruise aboard...


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Going for the views atop Genovesa Island

A morning panga* ride along the cliffs of Genovesa (Tower) Island stops for a dry landing on the rocks of Prince Philip’s Steps. It’s your choice: continue exploring by panga or join us for a climb of about 90 ft. up...


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Intriguing wildlife & lava on Santiago Island

Climb aboard a panga this morning to explore Buccaneers’ Cove on Santiago Island; back in the 17th and 18th centuries, the cove was known as favored stashing grounds for pirated gold and other treasures. When you visit Buccaneers'...


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Galápagos “youngsters” – Isabela & Fernandina

Today Isabela II makes her way to Isabela and Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands (they're only about 5 to 10 million years old). The day begins on Isabela Island with a guided mile-long walk from Punta Espinoza...


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Checking out volcanic Urbina Bay on Isabela

In the 1950s, geological activity on Isabela Island caused a mass of land to lift up some 15 ft., leaving the coastline pushed further out to sea and the underwater marine life stranded ashore. At Urbina Bay, take a walk across terrain that was once...


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Exploring Rabida & Santa Cruz Islands

Choose an early morning wake-up call this morning if you’d like to join us on the lookout for whales. After breakfast, it’s time to go exploring along the sandy beach of Rabida (Jervis) Island, where views may include sea lions, marine...


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Disembark & back to Guayaquil

Your Galápagos cruise ends today as you disembark Isabela II in Baltra for your return flight to Guayaquil and another night at Oro Verde Guayaquil; spend some free time at your hotel or perhaps take a stroll along the...


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Homeward bound

Your Galápagos cruise adventure ends in Guayaquil. A transfer is included from Oro Verde Guayaquil to José Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport; allow 3 hours for flight check-in.


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