The M/S Encantada is a superior tourist class yacht, loved for her charming candy-apple red style and her small, cozy atmosphere. On board you’ll have the chance to take 5, 6, 10,11 or 15 day itineraries.

DURATION & DEPARTURES Española & Southern Islands 6-Day A
Genovesa & Northern Islands 5-Day B
Fernandina & Western Islands 6-Day C
ACCOMMODATION The boat offers 6 cabins with twin bunk beds to accommodate a total of 12 passengers. All cabins have air conditioning and private bathrooms with hot water.
INCLUDED All transfers in Galapagos
Navigation on board M/S Encantada.
Accommodation in double cabins at Encantada and The Wooden House Lodge.
Daily land visits and snorkeling activity.
Certified Galapagos Naturalist Guide.
Meals on board (Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner) – snacks after morning and afternoon activities
Purified water, Coffee and tea.
NOT INCLUDED Round flight to Galapagos.
Snorkel Gear & Wetsuits ( Availiable for rent )
Soft and alcoholic drinks.
Galapagos National Park entrance fee(currently $100, subject to change).
Personal travel insurance.
Personal expenses, extras and tip.Galapagos transit control card $20pp
Isabela docking fee $15pp
Local Water Taxi Cost (Santa Cruz & Isabela Islands)
IMPORTANT NOTES *Itinerary subject to change in case of unforeseen situations or request by the National Park
*Please note we cannot guarantee the encounter of specific elusive or alien species
*Single  cabins are availiable at additional single supplement cost
*Only travelers are allowed to book a Twin cabin on sharing basis. The cabin will be shared with another traveler of the same gender.

The M/S Encantada Galapagos Cruise is one of our best option for a budget Galapagos cruise, up to 12 passengers and 5 persons in the crew, has an ample deck space , a dining area , and a bar, the ship has excellent itineraries and service to make your trip an unforgettable experience.

Española & Southern Islands 6-Day A

In our 6 Day-Cruise, you will have the chance to discover the wonders of Española Island. The Southern visitor site with a unique ecosystem and endemic encounters.

Once you disembark in Punta Suarez you will be transported to the time when Charles Darwin set foot on this “living laboratory”.   Nazca boobies, Blue-footed boobies, Waved Albatross and sea lions among others will join during the walk following Darwin’s steps.

We consider Espanola the highlight of this liveaboard adventure. The boat will move in evening sailings between Santa Cruz, South Plazas, Santa Fe, San Cristobal & Floreana.

SUNDAY AM: Starts at Baltra airport (GPS) – Itabaca Channel.
PM: Bachas Beach – Santa Cruz
MONDAY AM: Plazas Island.
PM: Santa Fe Island.
TUESDAY AM: Isla Lobos &/or Kicker Rock
PM: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno – San Cristobal
WEDNESDAY AM: Española Island
PM: Gardner Bay
THURSDAY AM: Floreana Island – Punta Cormorant
PM: Champion Islet
FRIDAY AM: Puerto Ayora – Santa Cruz
Transfer to the Airport in Baltra

Day 1 – Sunday

AM: A flight from Quito or Guayaquil will connect you with your Galapagos adventure. You land on the island of Baltra where you meet the yacht staff and drive from Baltra airport to the Itabaca Channel where the Encantada is waiting for you. Then a short cruise to the north side of Santa Cruz Island for your first visit to Bachas Beach.

PM: We return to the boat in our dinghy to enjoy the sunset over the Galapagos. At night, sailing to Plazas Islands.

Day 2 – Monday

AM: Plazas Island is a small island with cliffs. We transfer by dingy to the shore to walk along a well-marked trail, passing cactus and many iguanas, both land and sea and a big colony of sea lions.

PM: After our visit, we return to the boat and cruise to Santa Fe Island, located roughly halfway between Santa Cruz and San Cristobal islands. There is a small and picturesque bay here where we drop anchor and then head to shore to walk. It is an island replete with prickly pear cactus and an endemic land iguana population.

Day 3 – Tuesday

AM: In the morning finds us at San Cristobal Island. Isla Lobos and/or Kicker. Our first stop is Leon Dormido or Kicker Rock that juts from the sea in geologic splendor. It’s a fantastic place to snorkel, swimming through a passage between the rocks. Colorful sea stars dot the walls, hundreds of brilliant fish swim by and we often see rays, sharks and sea turtles.

PM: After lunch, we continue to the port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Over a hundred years ago this town started as a penal colony. Today it has a lovely waterfront where sea lions lounge. Our highlight is the excellent National Park Interpretation Center which provides an overview of the Park’s natural and human history.

Day 4 – Wednesday

AM: Disembark in Española Island where wildlife is truly a highlight of this island and the best-known star: waved albatross. From January to March they leave the islands to feed along the mainland of Ecuador, so if you are planning to spot them ask for a departure during breeding season! There are plenty of other animals and birds to see nevertheless.

PM: From Suarez Point, we cruise to Gardner Bay for an afternoon of more exploration. There’s a lovely beach here as well as good snorkeling. With any luck, you snorkel with sea turtles, sea lions and naturally, dozens of colorful fish.

Day 5- Thursday

AM: An overnight cruise takes us to Floreana Island and a stop at the famous Post Office Bay where 18th-century whalers left messages in a wooden barrel as an unofficial mailbox. We return to the sea and cruise to Punta Cormorant where we go ashore for a wonderful walk along a sandy beach and visit a lagoon where pink flamingos along with other shorebirds wade and feed.

PM: We then continue to the small islet called “Champion” which is considered one of the top snorkeling spots in all the islands. With masks and fins, you explore an underwater world and are likely to be snorkeling with sea turtles, many colorful reef fish, white-tipped reef sharks and possibly even Galapagos penguins. Back onboard the Encantada we enjoy the sunset and dinner. Later in the night, the engines start for a cruise north to Santa Cruz Island.

Day 6 – Friday

AM: We wake up in the harbor of Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz, the largest town in the Galapagos Islands. A short walk takes us to the Charles Darwin Research Station and an opportunity to learn more about conservation work in the Galapagos before your transfer to Baltra Airport.

End of our services.

Fernandina & Western Islands 6-Day C

The Western Island Loop
TUESDAY AM: Baltra Island Airport pick up
PM: Dragon Hill &  Sail to Isabela
WEDNESDAY AM: Isabela Island: Tintoreras Islet
PM: Isabela Island: Wall of Tears/ Tortoise Breeding Station
THURSDAY AM: Isabela Island: Moreno Point.
PM: Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay
FRIDAY AM: Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point
PM: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
SATURDAY AM: Santiago Island: Egas Port
PM: Rabida Island
SUNDAY AM: Daphne Island
Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for the return flight

Genovesa & Northern Islands 5-Day B

The Northern Loop
FRIDAY AM. Baltra Island Airport pick up
PM. Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station
SATURDAY AM. Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip Steps.
PM. Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
SUNDAY AM. Bartholomew Island.
PM. Sullivan Bay (Santiago).
MONDAY AM. Chinese Hat islet
PM. Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove
TUESDAY AM. North Seymour Island &  Transfer to Baltra airport, Tour ends


5-DAY  6-DAY
HIGH & LOW SEASON $ 1,650 $ 2,020

Single Supplement 80%
iscount for children under 12-year-old (1 child per 2 adults). Not applicable for last minutes

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