Discover some of the most beautiful islands in the Galapagos on board of Yacht La Pinta. Yacht La Pinta offers four- and six-night through the Eastern, Northern, and Western regions of the Galapagos Islands. The carefully designed itineraries get you to see as much wildlife coverage as possible in each area. On each route, incredibly insightful Naturalist Guides will accompany and lead each excursion group. Furthermore, Yacht La Pinta has a Le-Cordon-Bleu gastronomic director onboard.
The 5-day Northern Islands journey begins on Santa Cruz Island where you’ll see the famous giant tortoises in the wild. Then, venture to the shores of Eden Islet and hop over to the lovely crescent bay of Chinese Hat. You will then visit one of the most iconic sites of the archipelago: Bartolome Island. Close-by, Sullivan Bay gives you a great introduction to the volcanic origins of the islands. Afterwards visit an exciting sunken caldera at Genovesa, far up in the northeast of the archipelago. This is a privileged place to visit amid thousands of marine birds including the red-footed booby.
On the 5-day Eastern Islands itinerary, your 1st visit is to South Plaza Island and it’s iconic yellow-grey land iguanas. Then, explore Santa Fe, home to the unique Santa Fe land iguana. Continue to the tortoise breeding centre at San Cristobal Island. Punta Suarez on Española Island is the next stop and it is a favourite of many visitors. You’ll wander along the rugged coastline, home to hundreds of marine iguanas, sea lions, birds, and even albatross. Moreover, Gardner Bay provides a beautiful setting for a combination of beach-time, swimming and snorkelling. Finish your expedition with a visit to the world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island.
Its 6-night Western journey will take you to the true origins of the archipelago. Fernandina Island is regarded as one of the most pristine island environments anywhere in the world. Here, life has evolved in its natural state, far from the intervention of man. Next, land at the intriguing red beach of Rabida and seeking out the land iguanas of Cerro Dragon. Then, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and get up close to giant tortoises in their natural environment. Then, at Champion Islet, spot flamingos and snorkel at one of the best sites in the archipelago.
About the vessel:
La Pinta yacht provides a sophisticated, upscale travel experience for 48 guests. It has 24 outside cabins that combine modern design, spacious rooms, and gourmet cuisine with top adventure. All cabins have air conditioning and private facilities. Three public decks include an ample bar-salon, dining room, natural history library, the sky bar and sundeck. A Jacuzzi and gym complete the onboard amenities. Additionally, it’s eight connecting cabins make it an ideal yacht for families.
During your outings, scout the island sites in search of the ‘Big 15’ –most iconic Galapagos wildlife. You can explore not only on a zodiac, but also on a glass-bottom boat, kayaks, snorkelling, or swimming. A highlight is their small groups – on average just 12 guests or fewer per guide.