If you’re traveling with your kids, at TerraDiversa we recommend that you make the most of special family departures that include activities and extras to make the adventure particularly enjoyable for all the family.
These family cruises include learning material for kids (Explorer’s Kit), special cabin decoration, a gift, activities for kids on board (game night, movie night, arts and crafts) and special activities during excursions with a children coordinator. There is also the option to have kits eat at a special kids table, with kids menus and mealtimes. Family departures include a Child Coordinator who is in charge of educating and entertaining your kids, and therefore giving parents some time for peace and relaxation. When there are more than 10 children, there are special kids land excursions.
On family departures this tour accepts children from 4 years onwards and there are special discounts for kids under 12 (except particular high season dates). Regular departures also accept kids over 7 and offer discounts, but they do not include special activities for kids. Ask our travel specialists about set family departure dates. Eight day family cruises are also available.
This tour includes
· A bilingual (English/Spanish) guide
· Accommodation on board based on double occupancy rates (single supplements apply)
· Kids activities and extras on family departures
· All meals while onboard
· Snorkeling equipment
· Use of all onboard facilities
· Transfers to and from the airport when in the Galapagos Islands
This tour does not include
· Airline ticket to/from mainland Ecuador
· Entrance fee to Galapagos National Park ($100 for adults / $50 for under-12s)
· Tourist Transit Card TCT ($20)
· Alcoholic beverages
· Travel insurance
· Fuel surcharge
· Any other service not mentioned herein
Sample itinerary (Eclipse Española Itinerary)
Day 1 (Saturday) - Arrival & North Seymour Island
Arrival and transfer to yacht. Introduction to the Galapagos Islands with a visit to North Seymour, where you’ll find yourself surrounded by sea lions, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, frigate birds and more.
Day 2 (Sunday) - South Plaza & Santa Fe Islands
Visit to South Plaza Island which is home to a large opuntia cactus forest, land iguanas and one of the largest sea lion colonies in the central archipelago. You’ll also get the chance to spot Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, sea birds and finches. Afternoon hike on Santa Fe Island to get the chance to see the Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, various finches and the Galapagos mockingbird. You’ll also have a chance to go swimming or kayaking with playful sea lions.
Day 3 (Monday) - San Cristobal Island
Morning visit to Pitt Point on the eastern tip of San Cristobal Island where you’ll hike up to a plateau to enjoy the view. You’ll then get to do some kayaking, snorkeling or even to take a dinghy ride. Afternoon visit to Cerro Brujo, known for its amazing views, where you’ll do some swimming and take a dinghy ride. The area is home to a large colony of sea lions and was the first place visited by Charles Darwin.
Day 4 (Tuesday) - Florenana Island
Morning visit to Post Office Bay where you can use the unofficial postal system first used by 18th century pirates and buccaneers. At the Baroness’ Viewing Point you can enjoy the view of Floreana Island. In the afternoon you’ll go snorkeling at Champion Islet and then visit Cormorant Point, an incredible lagoon home to flamingos, stilts and pintail ducks. It’s a paradise for bird-watchers.
Day 5 (Wednesday) - Isabela Island
Morning visit to Elizabeth Bay, where you’ll enter a sheltered cove only accessible by dinghy. This is a fabulous mangrove ecosystem which is a refuge for sea turtles, rays and herons. In the afternoon you’ll visit Moreno Point, southwest of Elizabeth Bay and home to a large population of seabirds. You’ll take a dinghy ride along the cliffs or even hike through lava rock to reach tide pools and mangroves teeming with life. End the day with some snorkeling.
Day 6 (Thursday) - Santa Cruz & departure
Morning visit to the highlands of Santa Cruz to visit the famous giant tortoises living in the wild. You’ll then transfer to Baltra airport for flight to the mainland.
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