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Cruising the Galapagos Islands


  • 5-day cruise aboard the MV Galapagos Legend
  • 2 nights in Ecuador's capital of Quito with touring
  • 1 night in Guayaquil with touring
  • Visit the Galapagos Islands of Santiago, Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz
  • Pristine nature - Darwin's tortoises, finches, iguanas....and so much more!
  • Excellent cruise staff includes English-speaking Naturalist Guides
  • Included shore and snorkeling excursions twice daily during cruise
  • 16 meals: Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • All transfers and port taxes included
  • Roundtrip airfare to Quito/from Guayaquil; interisland air to/from Baltra
  • Door-to-door airport transportation
  • Fully escorted by Sports Leisure Tour Director
  • Gold Passport Points based on cabin


See Mother Nature quite literally frozen in time in a place unlike any other on earth. This fascinating journey into the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands reveals a destination little changed since Charles Darwin made his first historic visit in 1835, and indeed for millennia before that. Your cruise is designed to focus on the nature of the islands, from their breathtaking geography to the species that call them home. With the leadership of your Naturalist Guides, you'll be sure not to miss a thing.

Date                                                     Port

September 10                                                               Fly to Quito (2 nights)

September 11                                                               Local touring, Quito

September 12                                                               Fly to Baltra, board the MV Galapagos Legend (4 nights) 

September 13                                                               Cruise Egas Port (Santiago Island) & Rabida Island

September 14                                                               Cruise Urbina Bay & Tangus Cove (Isabela Island)

September 15                                                               Cruise Punta Espinosa (Fernandina Island) & Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)

September 16                                                               Cruise Santa Cruz Island, fly to Guayaquil (1 night)

September 17                                                               Return to the US   


Daily Itinerary

Day 1-2

Begin in Ecuador's Capital City of Quito. On a guided tour feel what it is like to stand in the middle of the world at the Equator Monument, visit the Mitad del Mundo, a bull fighting ring and the magnificent gilded Spanish Colonial Church. Hotel TBA - 2 nights (FB, L) 

Day 3-6

Board the MV Galapagos Legend, an intimate 55-cabin vessel, bound for Santiago, Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz Islands over five days. Onboard amenities include a pool and sundeck, spa with two Jacuzzi's, and Panorama Lounge assuring comfortable sightseeing both inside and out. All cabins are outside with balconies, windows, or portholes in a number of categories, each featuring floor-level beds (no berths), private baths, telephones, and televisions. During the cruise you'll visit exotic locales to see countless birds and animals on twice-daily Naturalist Guide-led shore and snorkeling excursions. MV Galapagos Legend - 4 nights (4FB, 4L, 4D) 

Day 7-8

The tour culminates with a city tour and overnight stay in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Return to the US on the morning of Day 8. Hotel TBA (2FB)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Tuesday, September 10, 2024 to Tuesday, September 17, 2024

8 Days, 16 Meals

Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 4 dinners


Pricing starts at $6990 p.p./dbl.occ., $8550 single for an outside cabin including air, Quito and Guayaquil accommodations and cruise.

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