Incredible Galapagos – M/Y Coral I

    2023 Incredible Galapagos M/Y Coral I Expedition Yacht | 7-Nights | Quito & 4-Day Cruise of Galapagos Islands Junior Cabin | Offer expires March 31, 2023

    Incredible Galapagos M/Y Coral I Expedition Yacht with Gateways International    

    Price: $4,668USD Per Person

    (For alternative departure dates, sailings or a fully customized program, please enquire.)

    Departure: June 23, 2023
    Return: June 26, 2023
    Savings: Cruise Savings + FREE Flights including from Quito – Galapagos - Quito

    Photo: M/Y Coral I & II Expedition Yachts | Galapagos, Ecuador | Exterior Views

    Experience the islands, wildlife and culture of the Galapagos aboard one of these gorgeous comfortable twin yachts. Each offer charming areas distributed on three decks, with both open and interior spaces, allowing you to have an intimate expedition experience. With a capacity for 36 and 20 guests respectively, there is no doubt you will be comfortable while discovering the wonders of the Galapagos. While the package below includes a 3-night cruise, there are 4 or 7 night itineraries available as well.


    • Middle of the World Monument in the colonial capital city of Quito
    • Naturalist guides throughout your experience exploring the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/Y Coral I expedition yacht
    • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station & Fausta Illerena Breeding Center
    • Discover marine iguana at Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island
    • Enjoy incredible views from Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome Island
    • White-tipped reef sharks, penguins, playful sealions and more during snorkeling expeditions


  • * Roundtrip International and Domestic airfare from Toronto*
  • * Welcome assistance upon arrival and departure
  • * Private transfers and porterage between airport and hotel
  • * 6 nights accommodation 
  • * 3 nights in Quito 
  • * 3 nights in Galapagos aboard the M/Y Coral I, Deluxe Yacht, Junior Cabin
  • * Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • * All meals and excursions while cruising in the Galapagos Islands
  • * Breakfast daily in Quito
  • * Hotel taxes and service charges
  • * Airport & departure taxes**

    Photo: M/Y Coral I & II Expedition Yachts | Galapagos, Ecuador | Interior Junior Cabin

    Day 1: TORONTO
    Depart from Toronto to Quito via El Salvador. Welcome to Ecuador! Upon arrival in Quito, take your private transfer to your hotel. Dann Carlton (4 Stars) - Standard Room

    Day 2:
    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today, you will be picked up at your hotel for a private tour of Quito, including a visit to the Middle of the World! Quito's colonial quarter, the largest and best preserved of South America, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your stroll starts at the Independence Plaza, flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building, and the Archbishop's Palace. Visit the temple of La Compañía de Jesus and its awesome gilded interior. Continue to the Monastery of San Francisco, one the of great religious buildings of the New World; its impressive facade and atrium that lead to its Baroque interior influenced by Moorish style, with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar. We will then proceed to the Equatorial Monument, 25km North of Quito, which marks the exact Middle of the World (0 degrees latitude), where you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere! After the tour, return to your hotel and enjoy the balance of your day at leisure. Dann Carlton (4 Stars) - Standard Room

    Day 3:
    Enjoy breakfast and check out of your hotel. This morning you will be picked up by shared transfer to take you to the airport to board your flight to the Galapagos! Upon arrival in Baltra, you will be picked up at the airport by your naturalist guide(s) and taken on a ten-minute bus drive to the pier to board your vessel, the M/Y Coral I. Get settled in. Enjoy a dry landing on Santa Cruz Island with a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station & Fausto Llerena Breeding Center. Once home to the famous Lonesome George, the last tortoise of the Pinta race, the breeding and relocation center is named in honor of his long-time guardian. The center is set in the Galapagos National Park Service where various interpretative buildings are available to visit. The grounds, with large stands of native vegetation, are one of the better places to spot some of the seldom seen Darwin's finches such as the woodpecker, cactus and vegetarian finches.
    Photo: Quito, Ecuardor

    Day 4: 
    Enjoy breakfast. This morning, you will have a dry or a wet landing at Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island. Arrive at a small lava dock for your first encounters with marine iguanas that blend-in perfectly to the dark rock. As you walk past large prickly pear cacti, arrive at one end of a long, sickle-shaped, beach with Dragon Hill standing in the distance. Your walk takes you on a circular path, past a shallow lake where flamingoes frequently go to feed. Waders such as stilts, turnstones and sandpipers work the muddy edges frenetically looking for food as you continue inland to a dry, forested habitat where land iguanas' nest and burrow. Difficulty level: Moderate. Type of terrain: Rocky. Duration: 2-hour walk. Late in the afternoon, your adventure continues with a dry or wet landing at Bartolome Island, considered the most iconic landscape of the entire archipelago. The view from the top overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock and the austere Santiago Island beyond, is well-worth the climb up the wooden boardwalk. This volcanic scene has often been likened to a lunar landscape. Your subsequent snorkel here may put you face-to-face with Galapagos penguins, white-tipped reef sharks and playful sea lions.

    Day 5:
    Enjoy breakfast. This morning, enjoy a visit to Rabida Island. Lying at the heart of the archipelago this dramatic island, with its distinctive red-sand beach, is home to sealions, mockingbirds, finches, endemic Galapagos doves and vermillion flycatchers. A walk takes you through a forest of palo santo and cacti to a beautiful overview of the bay. Snorkeling here can be excellent, often with large schools of black striped salemas, sea lions and the ubiquitous turtles.

    Photo: Snorkeling 

    Day 6:
    After breakfast, discover Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island. Here, you can find four species of mangrove in the extensive tidal lagoon system that stretches for almost a mile inland. During your panga ride through the labyrinth, you will spot many turtles, herons of several species, sharks and rays. The experience is otherworldly and seems to transport visitors back to the beginning of time. Difficulty level: Easy. Type of terrain: None. Duration: 1-hour panga ride. After the visit, you will be transferred to the airport to board your return flight to Quito. Overnight at the Eurobuilding Airport Hotel in a standard room. Relax after today’s adventure.

    Day 7:
    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Proceed to the airport to commence your return journey home. Arrival home the same day.

    Photo: Galapagos Island, Marine Iguana in their habitat

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    TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Airfare is subject to availability and is only included if indicated in the itinerary summary. All services are subject to availability at time of booking. Airport and departure taxes are subject to change at any time. Once a deposit is received, it is 100% non-refundable. A fully non-refundable deposit of $350 CAD/USD (dependent on the currency of the booking) per person is due upon confirmation of a land reservation. Packages including airfare will require full payment at time of tickets being issued. The balance of the land package is due 60 days before departure date. Due to COVID, depending on the date of travel, more flexible booking terms are possible. Other exceptions involving special events, conventions and holidays may require a higher deposit amount and in some cases FULL non-refundable payment will be required at time of booking. Full terms and conditions of your tailor-made package will be advised at time of actual quotation and booking. 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