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Cruise the unique wildlife haven of the Galapagos Islands aboard the luxurious yacht, Infinity. The Infinity offers an unparalleled Galapagos experience where you can explore the archipelago’s many natural wonders in unrivaled comfort. 

With so many islands and hundreds of islets to be discovered within the Galapagos Islands, one of the best ways to explore is by boat. Spend your days sailing from island to island, heading to shore to hike through volcanic landscapes, walk with giant Galapagos tortoises, and snorkel and sea kayak with friendly sea lions and a wealth of other marine life. During the evenings, return to your yacht for a cocktail and freshly prepared hors d’oeuvres as you watch the setting sun glimmer against the waves. 

The Infinity takes your Galapagos Islands adventure to the next level. With its sumptuous cabins with private balconies, spacious solarium and outside dining room and bar where you can keep an eye out for passing dolphins or an albatross on the wing, every moment of your trip is an adventure. 

Itinerary

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Day 4 Day Cruise

4 Day Cruise Overview

Gain an insight into the unique wildlife and magnificent landscapes of the Galapagos Islands on this 4-day itinerary from Baltra. Enjoy a panga ride along the mangrove-lined shores of Black Turtle Cove, witness a myriad of birdlife at Prince Phillip’s Steps and witness sea lions basking on the red-hued rocks of Rabida Island. 

Day 1 - Embark Baltra to Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)

Fly into Baltra Island where you will be met one of the Infinity crew and transferred to the yacht. Settle into your cabin and meet your fellow travelers over lunch onboard before embarking on your first excursion to Black Turtle Cove on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. 

Accessible only by dinghy, the shallow inlet at Black Turtle Cove is surrounded by mangroves that provide a natural protection for juvenile marine species. See black-tip and white-tip reef sharks skimming the surface, along with sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and occasional hammerhead sharks, then watch as pelicans and boobies diving gracefully into the water to hunt. 

Day 2 - Prince Philip’s Steps and Darwin Bay (Genovesa)

Begin the day with a visit to Prince Phillip’s Steps or El Barranco, which is located at the southern part of Darwin Bay. Climb the plateau to soak up the views across Genovesa Island and see red-footed boobies, masked boobies and storm petrels nesting in the lava flows.

In the afternoon, we’ll cruise to the white coral beach at Darwin Bay, which is a favorite spot for birdwatchers. Follow your naturalist guide on a short walk to spot Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, lava gulls and whimbrels, with the trail ending at a cliff where there are magnificent views across the island. 

Day 3 - Sullivan Bay (Santiago) and Rabida Island

After breakfast on board, begin the day with a visit to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island, which is located in the west-central part of the Galapagos archipelago. It’s renowned for its recent lava flows and cones, with Santiago still volcanically active and composed of two coalesced volcanoes - a typical shield volcano on the northwest end and a linear fissure volcano to the southeast. 

In the afternoon, we’ll continue to Rabida Island, which is renowned for its red-hued rocks and sand whose coloration is due to oxidization. Follow your guide on a short trail that leads to a coastal lagoon behind the beach where finches, yellow warblers and mockingbirds can be seen, together with a colony of flamingos. Return to the beach to photograph its playful sea lions or go snorkeling in the enticing waters. 

Day 4 - Charles Darwin Station and Highlands (Santa Cruz)

Begin the day with a visit to the Charles Darwin Station to learn about the conservation work being done throughout the archipelago and get up close to giant Galapagos tortoises being reared in captivity.

It’s then time to transfer to the Baltra Airport for your return flight to mainland Ecuador.

 

Day 5 Day Cruise

5 Day Cruise Overview

Experience the natural beauty and endemic wildlife of the Galapagos Islands on this 5-day itinerary from Baltra Island. Witness unique volcanic formations in the lush highlands of Santa Cruz, go snorkeling at picture-perfect Gardner Bay and discover the archipelago’s fascinating human history at Post Office Bay. 

Day 1 - Santa Cruz Highlands

Fly into Baltra Island where you will be met one of the Infinity crew and transferred to the yacht. Settle into your cabin and meet your fellow travelers over lunch onboard before embarking on your first excursion into highlands of Santa Cruz to explore its unique lava tubes that lay hidden amidst the lush vegetation. Witness various different agricultural zones and spot a myriad of birds before returning to the Infinity yacht for dinner.

Day 2 - Dragon Hill and Las Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)

After breakfast on board, we’ll head to the visitor site at Dragon Hill, which is located in the northwest of Santa Cruz Island. Follow the trail that leads to a hyper-saline lagoon that’s frequented by flamingos and pintail ducks, then continue past land iguanas basking in the sun to reach to the top of the hill for magnificent views over the bay. 

In the afternoon, we’ll sail to Las Bachas Beach whose powdery white sands are made of decomposed coral. Visit the small brackish lagoon behind the beach to see black-necked stilts and whimbrels, then witness the old barges that were abandoned here during World War II when Baltra Island was used by the US Army. 

Day 3 - Post Office Bay and Cormorant Point

Today you’ll get to see the first official post office created in the Galapagos Islands by passing whalers in the 18th century and have the opportunity to leave your postcards for friends and family back home. Learn about this unique aspect of the archipelago’s human history and pick up any postcards already left that you might be able to deliver on your return. 

In the afternoon, we’ll continue to Cormorant Point to photograph flamingos wading through the brackish lagoons. Admire the olivine crystal beach and enjoy a short walk to the powdery white sands of aptly-named Flour Beach. Alternatively, we may visit Devil’s Crown, which is one of the best snorkeling destinations in the Galapagos Islands and home to hundreds of colorful fish, together with sea turtles, rays and sea lions. 

Day 4 - Suarez Point and Gardner Bay (Española)

After breakfast on board, we’ll visit the phenomenal site of Punta Suarez where you can see many of Española Island’s endemic species. Follow the trail that leads past the only waved albatross breeding site in the archipelago where you may be lucky enough to see young albatross attempting their first flight. Also keep an eye out for brightly-colored marine iguanas that turn red in the breeding season, as well as swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropicbirds and Galapagos doves. 

After lunch on board, we’ll continue to one of the best beaches in the Galapagos Islands, Gardner Bay, which is home to a boisterous colony of sea lions. Your naturalist guide will help you spot three different types of finches, as well as friendly Española mockingbirds, with green sea turtles nesting here between January and March. 

Day 5 - Interpretation Center (San Cristobal) and Departure

Begin your final day in the Galapagos with an excursion to the San Cristobal Interpretation Center in the port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Learn about the volcanic origins of the islands, their ocean currents and special climate, as well as the arrival of different species. 

It’s then time to transfer to the San Cristobal Airport for your return flight to mainland Ecuador.

Day 8 Day A Cruise

8 Day A Cruise Overview

Experience the unique wildlife and volcanic landscapes of the Galapagos Islands over eight spectacular days during this Infinity cruise from Baltra. Spot sea lions basking on the red-tinged rocks of Rabida Island, learn about the archipelago’s human history at Post Office Bay and see waved albatross launching off the cliffs of Española Island. 

Day 1 - Embark Baltra to Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)

Fly into Baltra Island where you will be met one of the Infinity crew and transferred to the yacht. Settle into your cabin and meet your fellow travelers over lunch onboard before embarking on your first excursion to Black Turtle Cove on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. 

Accessible only by dinghy, the shallow inlet at Black Turtle Cove is surrounded by mangroves that provide a natural protection for juvenile marine species. See black-tip and white-tip reef sharks skimming the surface, along with sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and occasional hammerhead sharks, then watch as pelicans and boobies diving gracefully into the water to hunt. 

Day 2 - Prince Philip’s Steps and Darwin Bay (Genovesa)

Begin the day with a visit to Prince Phillip’s Steps or El Barranco, which is located at the southern part of Darwin Bay. Climb the plateau to soak up the views across Genovesa Island and see red-footed boobies, masked boobies and storm petrels nesting in the lava flows.

In the afternoon, we’ll cruise to the white coral beach at Darwin Bay, which is a favorite spot for birdwatchers. Follow your naturalist guide on a short walk to spot Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, lava gulls and whimbrels, with the trail ending at a cliff where there are magnificent views across the island. 

Day 3 - Sullivan Bay (Santiago) and Rabida Island

After breakfast on board, begin the day with a visit to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island, which is located in the west-central part of the Galapagos archipelago. It’s renowned for its recent lava flows and cones, with Santiago still volcanically active and composed of two coalesced volcanoes - a typical shield volcano on the northwest end and a linear fissure volcano to the southeast. 

In the afternoon, we’ll continue to Rabida Island, which is renowned for its red-hued rocks and sand whose coloration is due to oxidization. Follow your guide on a short trail that leads to a coastal lagoon behind the beach where finches, yellow warblers and mockingbirds can be seen, together with a colony of flamingos. Return to the beach to photograph its playful sea lions or go snorkeling in the enticing waters. 

Day 4 - Charles Darwin Station and Highlands (Santa Cruz)

Begin the day with a visit to the Charles Darwin Station to learn about the conservation work being done throughout the archipelago and get up close to giant Galapagos tortoises being reared in captivity. Then travel into the highlands of Santa Cruz to explore its unique lava tubes that lay hidden amidst the lush vegetation. Witness various different agricultural zones and spot a myriad of birds before returning to the Infinity yacht for dinner.

Day 5 - Dragon Hill and Las Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)

After breakfast on board, we’ll head to the visitor site at Dragon Hill, which is located in the northwest of Santa Cruz Island. Follow the trail that leads to a hyper-saline lagoon that’s frequented by flamingos and pintail ducks, then continue past land iguanas basking in the sun to reach to the top of the hill for magnificent views over the bay. 

In the afternoon, we’ll sail to Las Bachas Beach whose powdery white sands are made of decomposed coral. Visit the small brackish lagoon behind the beach to see black-necked stilts and whimbrels, then witness the old barges that were abandoned here during World War II when Baltra Island was used by the US Army. 

Day 6 - Post Office Bay and Cormorant Point

Today you’ll get to see the first official post office created in the Galapagos Islands by passing whalers in the 18th century and have the opportunity to leave your postcards for friends and family back home. Learn about this unique aspect of the archipelago’s human history and pick up any postcards already left that you might be able to deliver on your return. 

In the afternoon, we’ll continue to Cormorant Point to photograph flamingos wading through the brackish lagoons. Admire the olivine crystal beach and enjoy a short walk to the powdery white sands of aptly-named Flour Beach. Alternatively, we may visit Devil’s Crown, which is one of the best snorkeling destinations in the Galapagos Islands and home to hundreds of colorful fish, together with sea turtles, rays and sea lions. 

Day 7 - Suarez Point and Gardner Bay (Española)

After breakfast on board, we’ll visit the phenomenal site of Punta Suarez where you can see many of Española Island’s endemic species. Follow the trail that leads past the only waved albatross breeding site in the archipelago where you may be lucky enough to see young albatross attempting their first flight. Also keep an eye out for brightly-colored marine iguanas that turn red in the breeding season, as well as swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropicbirds and Galapagos doves. 

After lunch on board, we’ll continue to one of the best beaches in the Galapagos Islands, Gardner Bay, which is home to a boisterous colony of sea lions. Your naturalist guide will help you spot three different types of finches, as well as friendly Española mockingbirds, with green sea turtles nesting here between January and March. 

Day 8 - Interpretation Center (San Cristobal) and Departure

Begin your final day in the Galapagos with an excursion to the San Cristobal Interpretation Center in the port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Learn about the volcanic origins of the islands, their ocean currents and special climate, as well as the arrival of different species. 

It’s then time to transfer to the San Cristobal airport for your return flight to mainland Ecuador.

Day 8 Day B Cruise

8 Day B Cruise Overview

Gain a comprehensive insight into the Galapagos Islands during this exciting 8-day itinerary from San Cristobal. Witness the unique land iguanas of Santa Fe and the South Plazas, hike to the spectacular caldera of the Sierra Negra Volcano and experience a feeding frenzy of marine life at Vicente Roca Point. 

Day 1 - San Cristobal Island

Fly into San Cristobal Island where you will be met one of the Infinity crew and transferred to the yacht. Settle into your cabin and meet your fellow travelers over lunch onboard before embarking on your first excursion to the San Cristobal Interpretation Center in the port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Learn about the volcanic origins of the islands, their ocean currents and special climate, then get up close to giant Galapagos tortoises at the on-site breeding center. 

Day 2 - Santa Fe Island and South Plazas

Begin the day with a visit to Santa Fe Island, which is home to a unique species of land iguana and the only place where you can find opuntia cactus. Spot large numbers of sea lions basking on the beach, as well as Galapagos hawks soaring in the air above as you learn about the island’s history of buccaneers and pirates. 

In the afternoon, we’ll continue to the neighboring South Plazas, which are home to some of the most interesting species in the Galapagos Islands. Get up close to their endemic land iguanas and hybrid iguanas that result from the cross-breeding of a male marine iguana and a female land iguana, then embark on a hike along a spectacular cliff where swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropicbirds and Audobon shearwaters can be seen nesting. 

Day 3 - Charles Darwin Station and Twin Craters (Santa Cruz)

After breakfast on board, begin the day with a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station where the Galapagos giant tortoise breeding program takes place. Learn about the conservation efforts being taken to ensure the survival of the archipelago’s vulnerable species and wander through the prickly-pear cactus forest. 

In the afternoon, we’ll travel into the highlands of Santa Cruz to the Twin Craters or Gemelos, which consist of two caved in magma chambers from a previous volcano. Embark on a short hike through the Scalesia forest to explore the chambers before returning to the port in the late afternoon. 

Day 4 - Sierra Negra Volcano and Wall of Tears (Isabela)

Begin the day with an invigorating hike through a variety of vegetation zones to the caldera of the Sierra Negra Volcano. Located on the south coast of Isabela, it’s one of the oldest volcanoes on the island and boasts one of the largest craters in the world, with stunning views from the top. 

After lunch, we’ll head to the Wall of Tears, which was built by prisoners as part of the island’s former penal colony. Continue to the nearby wetlands to go birdwatching amidst its lagoons, swamps and mangrove forests. 

Day 5 - Moreno Point and Tagus Cove (Isabela)

Begin the day with a visit to Moreno Point on the southwestern coast of Isabela Island, which is home to striking barren lava flows that are inhabited by endemic species. Opt to go hiking or enjoy a panga ride to witness the island’s myriad of bird species, then cool off while snorkeling offshore. 

After lunch on board, we’ll land at Tagus Cove, which is named after an English ship that once visited the islands. Witness pirate inscriptions dating to the early 19th century that are inscribed in its cave, then follow the hiking trail that leads through its volcanic landscapes to Darwin Lake.

Day 6 - Punta Espinoza (Fernandina) and Vicente Roca Point (Isabela)

Begin the day with a visit to Punta Espinoza, a narrow ledge of lava that extends into the sea and the only visitor site on Fernandina Island. It’s famed for its boisterous colony of sea lions, as well as being home to large groups of marine iguanas and flightless cormorants whose wings, tails and feet have adapted to swimming. 

After lunch on board, explore the fascinating geological formations of Vicente Roca Point while spotting blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, storm petrels and brown noddy terns. Witness a feeding frenzy as whales, dolphins, sea lions and marine birds feast on the nutrient-rich waters brought by the Cromwell Current or opt to go snorkeling to spot a myriad of marine life. 

Day 7 - Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove (Santiago) and Bartolome Island

Begin the day with an excursion to Espumilla Beach, which is located on the north coast of Santiago Island and is renowned for its palo santo vegetation. Witness its magnificent beach that provides an important nesting site for sea turtles, then continue to Buccaneer Cove to go snorkeling. 

As you enjoy lunch on board, we’ll sail towards Bartolome Island to witness its incredible lava cones, craters and pipes on a hike to the summit. Soak up the magnificent views across the archipelago, then go snorkeling alongside Galapagos penguins and marine turtles from one of the island’s two beautiful beaches.

Day 8 - North Seymour Island and Departure

Begin your final day in the Galapagos Islands with a visit to North Seymour Island, which was formed by uplifted submarine lava and is home to a large colony of around 2,500 land iguanas. Spot blue-footed boobies, common noddies and frigatebirds with the help of your guide, together with sea lions and marine iguanas along the coast. 

It’s then time to transfer to the airport for your return flight to mainland Ecuador. 

Dates & Rates

DatesAdult (USD)Child (USD) 
Sep 17, 2019 to Sep 24, 2019
8 Day A Cruise
$6,545£0€0$0$0$6,545£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Sep 20, 2019 to Sep 24, 2019
5 Day Cruise
$3,945£0€0$0$0$3,945£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Sep 24, 2019 to Oct 01, 2019
8 Day B Cruise
$6,545£0€0$0$0$6,545£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Oct 01, 2019 to Oct 08, 2019
8 Day A Cruise
$6,545£0€0$0$0$6,545£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Oct 04, 2019 to Oct 08, 2019
5 Day Cruise
$3,945£0€0$0$0$3,945£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Oct 08, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
8 Day B Cruise
$6,545£0€0$0$0$6,545£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Oct 15, 2019 to Oct 18, 2019
4 Day Cruise
$2,945£0€0$0$0$2,945£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Oct 15, 2019 to Oct 22, 2019
8 Day A Cruise
$6,545£0€0$0$0$6,545£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Oct 18, 2019 to Oct 22, 2019
5 Day Cruise
$6,545£0€0$0$0$6,545£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Oct 22, 2019 to Oct 29, 2019
8 Day B Cruise
$6,545£0€0$0$0$6,545£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Oct 29, 2019 to Nov 01, 2019
4 Day Cruise
$2,945£0€0$0$0$2,945£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Oct 29, 2019 to Nov 05, 2019
8 Day A Cruise
$6,545£0€0$0$0$6,545£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Nov 01, 2019 to Nov 05, 2019
5 Day Cruise
$3,945£0€0$0$0$3,945£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Nov 05, 2019 to Nov 12, 2019
8 Day B Cruise
$6,545£0€0$0$0$6,545£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Nov 19, 2019 to Nov 26, 2019
8 Day B Cruise
$6,545£0€0$0$0$6,545£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Nov 26, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019
4 Day Cruise
$2,945£0€0$0$0$2,945£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Nov 26, 2019 to Dec 03, 2019
8 Day A Cruise
$6,545£0€0$0$0$6,545£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Nov 29, 2019 to Dec 03, 2019
5 Day Cruise
$3,945£0€0$0$0$3,945£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW

Supplementary Information

Prices noted above are for Standard Cabins. Suites are available as follows:

8 Day Cruise $7245

5 Day Cruise $4345

4 Day Cruise $3245

Rates Include

  • All meals throughout cruise
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All excursions
  • Bilingual National Park Guide
  • Use of snorkeling equipment and wetsuits
  • Use of Underwater Camera
  • Free airport assistance*
  • 1 hotel night in Quito or Guayaquil (the day before the cruise)*
  • Free airport transfers for Galapagos flights (if booked by us)

Not Included

  • Mainland-Galapagos-Mainland airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • $100 Galapagos National Park fee
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Travel / medical insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Important Notes
Discount for groups of 6-19 pax 10%
Discount for children under 12 years 20%
Christmas and New Year supplement 25%
Single supplement 70%
All prices in United States Dollars

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Ship Details

Specifications:
Year of construction: 2018
Type: Luxury Motor Yacht
Length: 161 feet / 49 meters
Beam: 33 feet / 10 meters
Draft:  8 feet / 2.4 meters
Speed: 10 knots
Capacity:  20 passengers
Crew: 10 Crew members + 1 Cruise Director + 2 Bilingual Guides
Main engines: 2x SCANIA Diesel Engine 550HP @1800RPM 8000H
Gross Tonnage: 420 Tons
Generators: 2x JohnDeere Genset 70kw@1800rpm stanby 3ph 60Hz

Cabin Details:    
Main Deck: 6 double cabins (237ft² / 22m², 226ft² / 21m² and 270ft² / 25m²), Dining room (1,216ft² / 113m²). 
Upper Deck: 2 double cabins (247.5ft² / 23m²), 2 double Suites (360.6ft² / 33.5m² and 376.7ft² / 35m²). 
All cabins with private balconies, hot water and air-conditioning
 
Safety & Navigation: All equipment meets / exceeds the international safety standards:

Life vests
GPS
Sonar
Naval radars
Fire detection and prevention systems.

Staterooms

Suites

  • 376.7 Square Feet
  • King Bed
  • Panoramic Windows
  • Private Balcony

Staterooms

  • 226 Square Feet
  • Two Twin beds or one Matrimonial
  • Panoramic Windows
  • Private Balcony

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FAQ & More

Where are the Galapagos Islands?

The Galapagos Islands (or Archipelago de Colon) are a Province of Ecuador located about 500 miles (800 kilometers) west of the Ecuadorian coast and are located directly on the equator.  Learn more about the Galapagos Islands in our Galapagos Travel Guide. 

When is the best time to visit? What is the weather like?

If you're planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands, be sure to check out our Galapagos Weather Overview.  We've included a seasonal snapshot as well as a month by month break down of both weather and wildlife trends to help you pick the very best time to visit the Islands. For those who are more visual, we have a great Galapagos weather and wildlife info-graphic.

Can you book my flights?

For most of our tours we book the necessary round-trip flights from Ecuador mainland to the Galapagos Islands. Please refer to your reservation materials for specific details regarding flights.  

We do not book any International flights to Ecuador; however we do have a great air travel specalist that we would be happy to refer you to.  Please ask your Adventure Consultant for details. 

Does Ecuador really use the US Dollar?

Yes! However, be sure to bring cash bills in good condition because bills with markings or tears won’t be accepted. There are also ATM machines in the larger towns. It’s a good idea to alert your bank that you’ll be traveling to Ecuador so they don’t stop the transactions.

Please check out our Galapagos and Ecuador currency resource for additional details. 

What vaccinations do I need?

There are no special requirements or vaccines to go to Ecuador or the Galapagos Islands. Please visit the CDC Website for further details.

How much snorkeling is available on this trip?

There is an opportunity for snorkeling almost every day on this trip and the underwater life is a true highlight of visiting the Galapagos. Our trip offers more opportunities than most, and on some days we stop at two or three locations to snorkel.

If you’ve never been snorkeling we highly recommend you practice before the trip. It's not necessary but you will enjoy the experience much more!

Is snorkeling gear included?

Yes. On this trip, all of the equipment is on board!

What documentation do I need?

Ecuadorian Immigration regulations state that, every foreign passenger entering the country must have a passport with a time validity of at least 6 months beginning from the day of your departure from Ecuador. If you have questions or concerns please contact the nearest Ecuadorian embassy for the latest visa requirements.

Money - Debit and Credit Cards

The local currency in The Galapagos Islands and throughout Ecuador is the US dollar. In the Islands, most major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners) are accepted at hotels and restaurants. In the local stores and cafes sometimes cash is the only way to pay.  Try to carry smaller denomination notes, typically nothing bigger than a $20.

Time Zone

The Galapagos Islands are GMT -6 hours and do not change their clocks for Daylight Savings (because they are on the equator). This means that in the summer months they are the same time as Mountain Daylight Time but in the winter months they are the same time as Central Standard Time.

Gratuities

In Galapagos, leaving a gratuity for the guide and crew separately is the custom. Tipping is NOT a requirement and should be given at the guest's sole discretion based on the level of service received and each guests beliefs. If a guest wishes to leave a tip, please use the the envelopes marked "CREW" and "GUIDE" that will be left in the accommodations on your last day. Please put the envelopes in the gratuity box that will be left in the dining area on the day of your departure. All the money in the "CREW" envelope will be shared equally among the crew members. Based on past experience we suggest: If service was excellent, the average tip has been $22 per person per day for the entire ship's crew and $10 per person per day for the guide. Please understand that this is just a suggestion: tipping/gratuities are a very personal matter and it entirely depends on the value of the service you received.

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