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The Koln Galapagos Yacht, a magnificent 104-foot cruiser, is the ideal way to see the Galapagos Islands in maximum comfort and style. This yacht accommodates 16 passengers in ten spacious family rooms, making it ideal for exploring the Galapagos Islands.

Enjoy a plethora of spacious living areas during your stay on the Koln Galapagos yacht, featuring fine teak decking, panoramic views at every corner, and furniture made for comfort. Our personal favorite, the sun and shade upper decks featuring cozy outdoor reclining furniture. This is the perfect spot to gather your energy for the next adventure and relax between excursions, a place to enjoy exceptional panoramic views, soak up the sun, observe unique wildlife, all the while sipping on an exquisite Galapagos cocktail.

The Koln Galapagos Yacht features three naturalist cruises, which focus heavily on both hiking and snorkelling the Galapagos hotspots and hidden gems. The liveaboard diving itineraries focus on scuba diving and built for intermediate and advanced divers, featuring five dives spread throughout the day. These naturalist and diving tours are combinable, allowing for the best of both worlds.

The Captain reserves the right to change the Itinerary if circumstances are beyond of his
control, as weather conditions or Galápagos National Park regulations.

(snorkeling, walking, swimming) All activities will always be subject to change or omission in the event that weather conditions so
require.

(Itinerary West 1) 8D/7N

Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to Baltra, with LATAM Airlines. Your guide will meet you at arrivals gate, our crew will take care of your luggage. Your guide will conduct you to a bus and after a short 5-kilometer ride to the pier; you board the Yacht immediately. As the crew
weighs anchor, we greet you with our first orientation and we offer a light snack. After lunch, you make an early dry landing for a walk along the coast and the interior of North Seymour Island, a low, flat island that was uplifted from the sea by underground seismic activity. You observe blue footed boobies (they nest from May to November), marine iguanas, pelicans, frigate birds, shore
birds, sea lions and endemic Palo Santo. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and snorkel. In the evening, we have an orientation about the Galapagos Islands in general: their origin and evolution. Welcome cocktail with the entire crew, and dinner.

After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Espumilla Beach, a brown sand beach. This beach
is an important site for nesting marine turtles. Here, we also observe a lot of land birds like
yellow warblers, Darwin’s finches a Galapagos flycatchers. A trail takes us through a Palo Santo forest. We walk behind the beach and we arrive to a salt-water lagoon, occasionally flamingos are seen. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. We navigate around Buccaneer Cove (Caleta Bucanero), an area of steep cliffs and dark beaches.
The cliffs and pinnacle are used as nesting areas by several species of seabirds. This was a popular place for 17th & 18th century buccaneers to careen their vessels. Optional: time for
those who would like to swim, snorkel or kayak. We return to the boat for a delicious lunch.
In the afternoon, we make a wet landing on James Bay (Puerto Egas), to walk and observe sponges, snails, hermit crabs, a variety of shore birds, barnacles and the endemic four-eyed blenny, marine iguanas and sea lions. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. Dinner and our nightly orientation.

After breakfast, we make a panga ride on Tagus Cove, a protected cove between the shoulders of two volcanic craters which protect it from the open sea; we observe penguins, marine iguanas,
sea lions and a variety of birds including flightless cormorant and blue footed boobies. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/ or kayak. Return to the Yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, we make a dry landing on Espinoza Point to observe and see a large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas and the flightless cormorants and clumps of lava cactus. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and snorkel. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Urbina Bay to take a walk and observe a coral area, land iguanas, flightless cormorants and giant tortoises. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, we make a panga ride on Punta Vicente Roca to observe plenty of sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed and masked boobies, and flightless cormorants. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

After breakfast, you make a dry landing on Bartolome Island, to hike to the summit; during the
hike, you observe colonies of marine iguanas and lava lizards. On the summit you see an impressive view of the surrounding islands, including the eroded tuff cone of Pinnacle Rock. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. You return to the boat for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, we make a wet landing on Sullivan Bay, a perfect place to get a feel of the volcanic origin of the islands. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and snorkel. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino), a small island off the Coast of Santiago Island, you can observe on the rocky shoreline: Galapagos penguins, eagle rays, sea lions and marine iguanas. This is an excellent snorkeling site. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel or kayak. You return to the boat for lunch. Later in the afternoon, you make a dry landing on the pier of the South Plaza, there you can enjoy the antics of the sea lions. A walk through a cactus forest allows us to observe land iguanas and many species of tropical birds. You return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

After breakfast, you will disembark to take the bus to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island for a visit to the native forests, at El Chato Reserve, then, you will go to enjoy the giant tortoises in the wildlife in a farm. You will be delighted with the lunch in the farm. After lunch, you will return to Puerto Ayora to start the visit to the Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena inside the Charles Darwin Research Station. You return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

After breakfast, we disembark on Playa Las Bachas, a place where you can appreciate a Flamingos lagoon. During all walks, your guide will be explaining details about the  ives of the birds and animals. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and snorkel. You return to the Yacht for disembarking on the pier. Your guide accompanies you on the bus ride directly to the airport.

(Itinerary East 2) 8D/7N

Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to Baltra, with LATAM Airlines. Your guide will meet you at arrivals gate, our crew will take care of your luggage. Your guide will conduct you to a bus and after a short 5-kilometer ride to the pier; you board the Yacht immediately. As the crew
weighs anchor, we greet you with our first orientation and we offer a light snack. After navigating, we make a panga ride on Black Turtle Cove, series of mangrove-surrounded coves and islets; here we can observe white-tipped sharks, marine turtles, spotted eagle rays, and yellow cownosed rays. In the evening you have an orientation about the Galapagos Islands in general: their origin and evolution. Welcome cocktail with the entire crew, and dinner

After breakfast, you take a panga ride and you make a dry landing on Prince Phillips’s Steps (Barranco), you walk and observe the interesting lives of the birds here. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and snorkel or kayak. You come on board for a delicious lunch. Later in the afternoon, you make a wet landing on Darwin Bay to walk and observe frigate birds, herons, mockingbirds, boobies, shorebirds, turtles, marine iguanas, etc. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel or kayak. Dinner on the Yacht, and then your orientation about conservation efforts made to protect the Islands.

After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Rabida, to walk and observe marine iguanas and sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, masked boobies and brown pelicans. We walk and we arrive at a small saltwater lagoon where we can see pink flamingos. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for lunch. Later in the afternoon you make a dry landing on Dragon Hill, where you can see land iguanas; you walk to a hypersalinic lagoon (saltier than the ocean), where you can observe flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. At the end of the afternoon,
we return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

After breakfast, disembark at Puerto Ayora to start the visit to the Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena, then, you will to take the bus to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island for a visit to the native forests, you will be delighted with the lunch in the ranch. After lunch, you will visit the ranch to see the tortoises in the wildlife, and twin craters. Return to the Port for a walk through the little town to appreciate various handicrafts. We have a welcome cocktail with the entire crew, and dinner.

After breakfast, you make a wet landing, you will continue to the Baroness Point view, named due to the presence of a particular character who lived on Floreana Island, it is the Baroness Eloisa von Wagner, you will enjoy of the beautiful landscape and the ruins of her house; then, we will stop at Post Office Bay, a historic site that recalls the days of the whalers, who presumably placed a wooden barrel in the 18th century to use it as a post office. Return to the Yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, you make a wet landing on Cormorant Point for a short walk to the Flamingo Lagoon
of this island. You then continue the walk until we reach the beach called «La Picona» to see marine turtles and their spawning grounds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and snorkel. Then, we make a panga ride on Champion Islet, a small island off the Coast of Floreana Island. The principal attraction of Champion Islet is the nearly-extinct Charles (Floreana) Mockingbird. Visitors can also observe bird species such as Swallow-tailed Gulls, Nazca Boobies or Brown Noddies. It is a great place for snorkeling; we will see sea turtles, reef fishes, Galapagos Penguins and white-tipped reef sharks. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. You return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

After breakfast, you make an early dry landing on Punta Suarez to walk along lava beds where you will observe unique colonies of marine birds, including Albatross (May – December). Return to the Yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, you make a wet landing in Gardner Bay for a walk on the beach and observe a colony of sea lions, which inhabit the beach in great quantity during the breeding season; this is also an important nesting area for sea turtles. Optional: time for those
who would like to swim, snorkel or kayak. Then, we make a panga ride around the Osborn Islet and the islets of Gardner. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

After breakfast, your experienced Captain sails easily around Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), a massive tuff-rock that juts abruptly almost 500 feet straight from the ocean. Kicker Rock serves as nesting place for many sea birds. Then, you make a wet landing on Cerro Brujo to walk on a white sand beach and observe sea lions, brown pelicans, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel or Kayak. You come aboard for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, you make a dry landing on San Cristobal port, visit to the Interpretation Center Gianni Arismendy at Port, where you learn about the origin and evolution of the Galapagos Islands, regarding the human, natural and conservation aspects. Time in town to do your last shopping or to go to the ATM. You return to the Yacht for dinner, and our nightly orientation.

After breakfast, you make an early wet landing on Mosquera Islet, a reef of rocks and coral (the result of an uprising) and a great white sand beach and tide pools. You observe colonies of sea lions, brown pelicans, blue-footed boobies and sally light-foot crabs, the contrast between these bright red crabs on top and blue on the bottom and the black lava is stunning. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and snorkel. You return to the Yacht for disembarking on the pier at 09:00. Your guide accompanies you on the bus ride directly to the airport.

KOLN YATCH

1. Boletos aéreos hacia y desde Galapagos

2. Guianze en inglés, las fechas en las que se especifica con guianza en alemán no habrá recargo

3. Pensión alimenticia completa. En caso de tener requerimientos especiales, debemos ser informados con antelación

4. Uso de Kayaks y Paddle Boards

5. Equipo de Snorkel

6. Estación permanente de bebidas calientes y agua para rellenar botellas.

  1. Tarjeta de control migratorio USD 20,- p.p.
  2. Entrada al Parque Nacional Galápagos USD 100
  3. Bebidas embotelladas y bebidas alcohólicas
  4. Renta del traje de neopreno
  5. Gastos personales
  6. Propinas

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 31.70 m2
Beam: 6.60 m2
Draft: 1.45 m2
Cruising Speed: 11 knots
EACH CABIN HAS:
Private Bathroom
Locker and Drawers
Safety Box
Air-conditioned
Electric Outlet 110v and USB Port
* Private bathroom includes: toilet, shower, hair dryer, washbasin, vanity, hot and cold water.

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