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Catamaran Journey I

Exclusive to the waters of the Galapagos Islands the catamaran Journey I (formerly Anahi) was constructed in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2006. This catamaran offers the highest standards of luxury and comfort with accommodations in 6 twin bed cabins (14 m2 / 151 feet, each) located on the Main Deck and 2 suite cabins (18 m2 / 192 feet. each) with double bed located on the Upper Deck. All cabins feature private bathroom, locker, closet and air conditioning. Additionally the yacht has ample resting areas, sundeck, library, TV-DVD room, comfortable dining room, bar/lounge and Jacuzzi. With unparalleled stability you are guaranteed a tranquil and relaxed cruise around the Islands. Ideal for families and small group charters.

Specifications Journey I Motor Catamaran

Category: First Class
Year: 2006
Length: 90.50 ft / 27.60 m
Beam: 36.08 ft / 11 m
Capacity: 18 passengers (Authorization navigation: 16 passengers)
Speed: 10 knots
Interiors: Wooden panel
Crew: 9 + 1 naturalist bilingual guide + 1 hotel manager/cruise director
Accommodation: 6 Double Cabins, 2 Suites, with Twin- or Double beds

Detailed Itinerary

Tuesday: Flight to Galápagos / Baltra – Island Santa Cruz / Highlands
In the morning you will fly to the Galapágos Island Baltra. After paying the National Park Entrance Fee, a crew member will accompany you to your cruise ship or yacht which anchors at the harbour of Island Santa Cruz. Transfer from the airport to Itabaca Channel which you have to cross by ferry. After arrival there, you will pass through the highlands of Santa Cruz from north to south. On your way, you will cross the different vegetation zones of this fascinating island. Those vary from lower dry zones with many cactuses to scalesia- woods in the humid highland. -/L/D

Wednesday: Chinese Hat´s – Santiago Island / Port Egas
After a wet landing, you will encounter a small colony of sea lions and then proceed to hike for approximately one hour up this dark unyielding solid rock island. Amazingly you will encounter a certain type of cacti vegetation growing here; the only flora on the island. From a distance, before you arrive, you will notice the shape of the island, hence its name! At the top of the hat you can enjoy stunning views of other islands. After lunch you will land at Santiago Island, also known as James, or San Salvador Island, which is the fourth largest island in the archipelago. The influences of the former salt mine workers and their imported animals are still alive on the island. The last tries to populate Santiago Island were given up forty years ago. Visit the dark sand beach with a lot of marine iguanas at Egas Port after a wet landing. After a short walk of about 2 km along the coast you will reach the cliffy lava coast with natural pools where sea lions take a bath and herons and other sea birds are as well local. Additionally you can encounter a small group of sea bears. The surrounding area is good for spotting and observing colonies of sea lions, red sally light-foot crabs, lava iguanas, Galápagos buzzards and lava herons. B/L/D

Thursday: Santiago Island / Sullivan Bay – Island Bartolomé
Today you will continue your journey of discovery on Santiago Island. The Sullivan Bay is located on the east coast of Santiago Island. Its lava field with lava cacti is a variety of interesting patterns. After exploring the lava flow, you can swim or snorkel with playful sea lions off two small coralline.
Arriving at Bartolomé you will ascend a lookout point from where you can admire the spectacular panorama of the Sullivan Bay and the famous needle shaped rock, the so called Pinnacle Rock. The beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock boast some fine snorkeling spots from which you can discover the marvelous underwater world with a good chance to encounter penguins or the softly gliding turtles. B/L/D

Friday: Island Santa Cruz / Las Bachas Beach – South Plaza Island
In the morning you will visit the long sandy “Las Bachas” Beach. Here you encounter sea lions, herons and marine iguanas and with good luck penguins.  You also have the opportunity to swim offshore of this soft white sand beach. Snorkelling enthusiasts can explore the fascinating underwater world as well.
After your lunch on board you will explore South Plaza Island, the more southernly island of the both Plaza Island, located in the east of Island Santa Cruz. On this island so full of life you will encounter colonies of sea lions and land iguanas. On the steep banks it is possible to see a great number of birds such as nesting tropic birds and fork-tailed seagulls. But most of all, enjoying the beautiful view from atop the steep banks or strolling along the base of the cliff is an extremely pleasurable experience. The Opuntia cactus and red coral bushes grow here and the vegetation changes colour according to the seasons of the year. B/L/D

Saturday: Island San Cristóbal / Interpretation Center – Lobos Island
Today you will explore the island of San Cristóbal. At the port of Baquerizo Moreno, which is the capital of the province Galápagos, you will visit the Interpretation Center. The center will give you a good impression of the history of the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon you will visit Lobos Island, which is located in front of San Cristobal Island. It is a seasonal nesting location for the blue footed booby and frigate birds. You also should enjoy swimming and snorkelling with sea lions in this calm bay.B/L/D

Sunday: Española Island / Gardener Bay – Suarez Point
Española is the southernmost and oldest island of the Galápagos archipelago. Because of its isolated position you can explore a lot of endemic wildlife. Gardener Bay is on the eastern shore with turquoise shot coloured water and a magnificent beach. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will find lots of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by a transient colony of sea lions which like to swim with you. Birds, like the endemic Hood-Mockingbird and different species of Darwin finches, are omnipresent.
After lunch on board you will have an excursion to Point Suarez which is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago, with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beaches. In addition to five species of nesting seabirds there are the curious and bold Española Island mockingbirds, Galapagos doves and Galapagos hawks. Several types of reptiles, including the marine iguana and the oversized lava lizard, are unique to this island. When heavy swells are running, Point Suarez is also the site of a spectacular blowhole, with thundering spray shooting 30 yards into the air. The walkabout on a stony path is about 2km (duration about 3 hours). B/L/D

Monday: Floreana Island / Cormorant Point – Post Office Bay
Floreana Island is perceived as one of the most exotic Island of the archipelago. At Cormorant Point you land on a green olivine sand beach. Following a 100 m long path you will soon reach a lagoon with flamingoes, white-checked pintail ducks and other shorebirds.
Afterwards you will visit the famous Post Office Bay which keeps the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to post their mail in. Nowadays you can leave a letter and hope that it will make its destination via another tourist. B/L/D

Tuesday: Island Santa Cruz / Charles Darwin Station – Baltra / flight back to mainland
Today you anchor at the harbour of Puerto Ayora on Island Santa Cruz. Beside its rank as homestay for sea lions and pelicans, the marina is a popular starting point for round-the-world-yachtsman. The island itself has come to be both touristic and scientific center of the archipeleago. The Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park offices are based on Santa Cruz Island. The station encompasses an information centre, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station. Here you will have an opportunity to visit some of the best scientists of the Galápagos. Park rangers and park managers among others, who make huge efforts to preserve this Unesco World Heritage Site, conduct the conservation of the islands. In the  tortoise breeding and rearing centre you can encounter tortoises of different subspecies, which are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most popular inhabitant of this Station is probably Lonesome George. He is the only survivor of his specific turtle species. In the past all approaches to find a partner for him failed. But in July 2008 the scientists found a carved nest wit nine eggs from a female tortoise. Three of them could be saved and now accordingly to strict instructions they are incubated syntheticly.

Afterwards you will be escorted to the airport of Baltra Island and from there you will fly back to Ecuador mainland. B

B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner

Price 2014

Motor Catamaran Journey I
4 days
5 day
8 day
Double cabin per person:
USD 1,850.-
USD 2,430.-
USD 3,600.-
Suite per person:
USD 2,127.-
USD 2,795.-
USD 4,140.-
Charter:
USD 30,555,-
USD 38,889.-
USD 57,600.-


Single supplement 75 %
Discount for children under 12 years: 15 %

Included in the price: All transfers in Galapagos, cruise on board of the MOTOR CATAMARAN JOURNEY I in double accommodation with all facilities, naturalist guide, purified water free to drink.

Not included in the price: Flights mainland to/from Galápagos (e.g. Quito – Galapagos – Quito USD 420.- per person), entrance fee to Galapagos National Park USD 100.- per person, migration card USD 10.- per person, beverages, tips, personal items, insurance.

NB
Itinerary is subject to change without previous notice, due to weather conditions, operational matters, National Park Authorities advice, or Captain´s decision for passengers’ security

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