ALTA MAR

MONDAY
  • BACHAS BEACH – NORTH SEYMOUR: This day we will have a bus picking up all guests from the hotels from 7:15 to 7:30am , at that time we will go to the north side of Santa Cruz (aprox. 45 minutes) where the boat waits for us after we board the yacht we start moving for about 45 minutes to Bachas beach, this site got its name during world war II where the American air base had its barges, now there are almost no traces of that and what we have is a beautiful white sand beach where we can some times see flamingoes, its also a nesting site for the green sea turtle and of course a great place for swimming and snorkeling.
    After this we return to the yacht and make our way to North Seymour island, during de 1 hour navigation we will serve lunch . Upon arrival we go ashore, North Seymour has one of the most important colonies of Frigate birds and normally we can see the males displaying a bright red pouch during courtship, there are also lots of blue footed boobies and sea lions.
    After the walk we return to the north side of Santa Cruz ,where the bus will be waiting to take us back to Puerto Ayora.

  • TUESDAY
  • SULLIVAN BAY – BARTOLOME: To visit Sullivan Bay and Bartolome island we need to start our day earlier in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel from 6:15am to 6:30am by bus and immediately drive to the north of Santa Cruz where the yacht awaits us, the ride takes about 45 minutes, once there we will go on board the Genovesa where we will serve an American breakfast as we start navigating to Sullivan bay, the trip takes around 2 hours, upon arrival we disembark and go ashore, Sullivan Bay is a very young lava field where we can have an idea of the formation of the islands and how they looked like when they were just surfacing from the ocean.
    After this visit, we return to the yacht where lunch will be served as we make our way to Bartolome, the ride takes 10 minutes, after lunch we go ashore to Bartolome and start a walk on a volcanic ash trail to the top of the island along volcanic formations with endemic vegetation, once at the summit we will se a magnificent view of Bartolome as well as the surrounding islands, following this walk we go back to the beach where we can snorkel, this is one of the few islands where we can see the Galapagos penguin. After our swim we return to the yacht and head back to where the bus dropped us in the morning and will take us back to the hotel.

  • WEDNESDAY
  • PLAZAS SUR - PUNTA CARRION: To go to this visit we will have a bus picking up all guests from the hotels from 7:15 to 7:30am , at that time we will go to the north side of Santa Cruz (aprox. 45 minutes) where the boat waits for us , after we board the yacht we start moving for about 15 to 20 minutes to our first destination .Punta Carrion is a wonderful place for snorkeling, we will provide you with snorkeling gear and towels, here we can see a variety of fish, rays sea lions and maybe white tip reef sharks.
    After our swim we return to the yacht and make our way to Plazas Sur, this is a 1.30 hours navigation and lunch is served on the way. As soon as we arrive we disembark, on this island we can see a large colony of sea lions on the coast line ,Plazas has also an important colony of land iguanas, Darwin’s finches, blue footed boobies and more. From here after the visit we return directly to Puerto Ayora’s “muelle de pasajeros” at the end of the day so you can easily return to your hotels.

  • THURSDAY
  • NORTH SEYMOUR - BACHAS BEACH: On Thursday we will have a bus picking up all guests from the hotels from 7:15 to 7:30am , at that time we will go to the north side of Santa Cruz (aprox. 45 minutes) where the boat waits for us after we board the yacht we start moving for about 1 hour to North Seymour.Upon arrival we go ashore, North Seymour has one of the most important colonies of Frigate birds and normally we can see the males displaying a bright red pouch during courtship, there are also lots of blue footed boobies and sea lions.
    After this we return to the yacht and make our way to Bachas Beach , during de 45 minutes navigation we will serve lunch.
    Bachas beach got its name during world war II where the American air base located in Baltra island had its barges, now there are almost no traces of that and what we have is a beautiful white sand beach where we can some times see flamingoes, its also a nesting site for the green sea turtle and of course a great place for swimming and snorkeling.
    After the walk we return to the north side of Santa Cruz where the bus will be waiting to take us back to Puerto Ayora.

  • FRIDAY
  • SULLIVAN BAY – BARTOLOME: To visit Sullivan Bay and Bartolome island we need to start our day earlier in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel from 6:15am to 6:30am by bus and immediately drive to the north of Santa Cruz where the yacht awaits us, the ride takes about 45 minutes, once there we will go on board the Genovesa where we will serve an American breakfast as we start navigating to Sullivan bay, the trip takes around 2 hours, upon arrival we disembark and go ashore, Sullivan Bay is a very young lava field where we can have an idea of the formation of the islands and how they looked like when they were just surfacing from the ocean.
    After this visit, we return to the yacht where lunch will be served as we make our way to Bartolome, the ride takes 10 minutes, after lunch we go ashore to Bartolome and start a walk on a volcanic ash trail to the top of the island along volcanic formations with endemic vegetation, once at the summit we will se a magnificent view of Bartolome as well as the surrounding islands, following this walk we go back to the beach where we can snorkel, this is one of the few islands where we can see the Galapagos penguin. After our swim we return to the yacht and head back to where the bus dropped us in the morning and will take us back to the hotel.

SATURDAY
  • PLAZAS SUR - PUNTA CARRION: To go to this visit we will have a bus picking up all guests from the hotels from 7:15 to 7:30am , at that time we will go to the north side of Santa Cruz (aprox. 45 minutes) where the boat waits for us , after we board the yacht we start moving for about 15 to 20 minutes to our first destination .Punta Carrion is a wonderful place for snorkeling, we will provide you with snorkeling gear and towels, here we can see a variety of fish, rays sea lions and maybe white tip reef sharks.
    After our swim we return to the yacht and make our way to Plazas Sur, this is a 1.30 hours navigation and lunch is served on the way. As soon as we arrive we disembark, on this island we can see a large colony of sea lions on the coast line ,Plazas has also an important colony of land iguanas, Darwin’s finches, blue footed boobies and more. From here after the visit we return directly to Puerto Ayora’s “muelle de pasajeros” at the end of the day so you can easily return to your hotels.

  • SUNDAY
  • SANTA FE ISLAND Departure to Santa Fe island starts at 8am where our guide will meet you at the ”muelle de pasajeros” in Puerto Ayora, from here we will take you on board and start a short navigation of approximately 1 and a half hours. Once there we will have a wet landing on a white sand beach that’s home to a large colony of sea lions, the visit to Santa Fe takes us along a trail with lush vegetation, one of the main attractions is the giant cactus trees named Opuntia, there is also the opportunity to see a different species of land iguanas, shore and marine birds.
    Following this walk we return to the yacht and lunch will be served. After lunch we can get our snorkeling gear and go swimming along the rocky coastline where there is lots of fish but normally the main attraction is swimming with sea lions. In the afternoon we make our way to Canal de Itabaca for aprox. 2 and a half hours where a bus will be waiting for us and take us to Puerto Ayora , the ride is aprox 45 minutes and we will drop you off at your hotels.

  • Ocean Yachts, Egg Habor City, NJ, Completely Refurbished 2012
  • 2 Detroit Diesel (750 HP each)
  • 2x15 KW each
  • 110V
  • Cabins and Social Areas
  • Radar, GPS, Echosound, auto pilot.
  • 55 Feet
  • Cruise 10kt - Max Speed 24Knots
  • 16 Passengers
  • 2 Cabins With Private Facilities
  • Dining Room, Living Room, Aft Deck and Bridge Deck, Entretaiment Center.
  • 3+1 Bilingual Naturalist Guide
    Included
  • - Breakfast on selected departures, lunch, accommodation on board, visits to the islands according to the itinerary, English speaking guide , selected transfers , snorkeling gear.
  • Not Included
  • - Galapagos entrance fee: 100 USD.
  • - Transit control card INGALA per Person: 20 USD.
  • - Flight Tickets from 490 USD
  • - Drinks, tips, departure taxes, personal expenses

The Motor yacht Altamar is a beautiful Ocean Yachts Super Sport 55 , the newest addition to our fleet of Galapagos yachts ,fast,comfortable and luxurios yacht for day trips in Galapagos , it offers dayly tours every day of the week leaving early in the morning from Puerto Ayora,depending on the departure day you will have breakfast at your hotel or on board the yacht as we cruise to the scheduled island, lunch is prepared by our chef on board, after two visits a day plus snorkeling ,we return back to town to spend the night in Puerto Ayora.
ALTAMAR is a designer luxury day cruise in the Galapagos islands,buildt by Ocean Yachts in NJ ,was totally refurbished in 2012 to meet the highest standards of comfort ,it features social areas, dinning room , seating areas for reading , aft deck , 2 cabins for resting each bathroom and shower , it takes only 16 guests making it very comfortable and its maximum speed of 24 knots speed will take you to your destination in no time.
The M/Y ALTAMAR is a day trip yacht which makes it possible to choose departures from 1 up to 7 days in a week giving you the oportunity to visit any island of your preference in Galapagos included in our itinerary any day of the week , you can choose to take as many days as you wish during a week.