M/V Galapagos Seaman Journey

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Priced from $3,195   Days: 7 to 11

Cruise the Enchanted Islands aboard the Galapagos Seaman Journey (formerly Journey I), a power catamaran built specifically for navigating the islands.  Your 7 - 11 day Galapagos package starts with two nights in Quito, Ecuador, the World Heritage city that sits high in the Andes. You will stay at the La Rabida or similar, located near Old Town in this historic city. The day after your arrival, you're invited on a complimentary guided half day city tour of Quito. As an alternative, add on a day trip to the world famous enormous Otavalo Market where you can shop for high quality hand crafted items. 

On the third day, you'll fly from Quito to Baltra or San Cristobel, depending on your itinerary. There, you'll board the Seaman Journey. She offers comfortable accommodations in 6 twin bed cabins on the main deck and two suite cabins on the upper deck. Galapagos Seaman Journey has been awarded Smart Voyager certification, ensuring that the boat complies with the highest levels of social and environmental standards.

You'll cruise through the Galapagos, then return to Quito, where you'll have another night to enjoy the rich culture of this South American city.


 

  • Itinerary
  • Date & Rates
  • Vessel
  • Map
Itinerary:

We offer various Galapagos trips aboard the Galapagos Seaman Journey, ranging from 7 to 18 days. Some trips of the same length follow different itineraries. Following are several itineraries for the popular 7, 8, or 11 day trips.  All trips begin in Quito and include your hotel and a city tour. From there you will fly to either Baltra or San Cristobal, depending on your itinerary, and begin your cruise aboard Galapagos Seaman Journey. Please contact our office for details and availability of other itineraries.

Check with our office for the itinerary that suites your dates. Shorter itineraries available. 

Itinerary C-1 (11 days)
Itinerary C (11 days)

 11– Day Itinerary  - Option C-1

2016 package dates for C-1 departures:

January 2016  Jan 6 - 16     
February 2016        
March 2016   Mar 2 -12     
April 2016   Mar 30 - Apr 9     
May 2016   May 11 - 21     
June 2016  Jun 22 - Jul 2     
July 2016   Jul 6 - 16   Jul 20 - 30   
August 2016   Aug 3 - 13   Aug 17 -27   
September 2016       Aug 30 - Sep 10       Sep 14 - 24   Sept 28 - Oct 8     
October 2016   Oct 12 - 22  Oct 26 - Nov 5       
November 2016   Nov. 23 - Dec 3         
December 2016    Dec 7 - 17     

Wednesday Through Saturday

Day 1: Wednesday
Arrive in Quito and transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Thursday: Quito City Tour

Quito, situated in a circle of mountainous peaks, is the world's second highest capital and has one of the most magnificent settings in the world. Designated as a UN World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, Quito boasts one of the finest colonial centers in Latin America. Spend a half-day with your private guide exploring the spectacular city.

 Optional:

The Otavalo Indian Market Day Trip
Otavalo is the most famous Indian market in Ecuador and much of South America: ponchos, exquisite sweaters, wool rugs, leatherwork, wooden goods, and Indian jewelry are sold here. The Otavalo Indians, for whom the town is named, cling proudly to their ancient culture and mode of dress. This is a must see visit. Optional day trip pricing $225 per person based on two traveling.

 Day 3 : Friday

Morning: Flight to Baltra, Galapagos
Afternoon: Santa Cruz Island: North Seymour 

Day 4 : Saturday
Morning: Genovesa: El Barranco
Afternoon: Genovesa: Darwin Bay

Day 5 : Sunday
Morning: Santa Cruz: Plazas  
Afternoon: Santa Cruz: Santa Fe 

Day 6 : Monday
Morning: San Cristobal: Interpretation Center 
Afternoon: San Cristobal: Kicker Rock

Day 7 : Tuesday
Morning: San Cristobal: Pitt Point
Afternoon: San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo

Day 8 : Wednesday
Morning: Espanola: Punta Surez
Afternoon: Espanola: Gardner Bay

Day 9 : Thursday
Morning: Floreana: Cormorant Point
Afternoon: Floreana: Post Office Bay

Day 10 : Friday
Morning: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station: 
Afternoon: Fly back to Quito and transfer to your hotel

Day 11 : Saturday- Depart for home.

11– Day Itinerary  - Option C

2016 package dates for C departures:

January 2016   Dec 30 - Jan 9  Jan 13 - 23 
February 2016    Feb 24 - Mar 5   
March 2016   Mar 11 - 19   
April 2016   Apr 20 - 30  
May 2016   May 18 - 28   
June 2016  Jun 15 - 25  
July 2016     
August 2016   Aug 10 - 20   Aug 24 -Sep 3 
September 2016       Sep 7 - 17     
October 2016   Oct 5 - 15  Oct 19 - 29    
November 2016   Nov. 2 - 12      Nov 16 - 26
December 2016    Nov 30 - Dec 10   Dec 14 - 24

Wednesday Through Saturday

Day 1: Wednesday
Arrive in Quito and transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Thursday
Quito City Tour
Quito, situated in a circle of mountainous peaks, is the world's second highest capital and has one of the most magnificent settings in the world. Designated as a UN World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, Quito boasts one of the finest colonial centers in Latin America. Spend a half-day with your private guide exploring the spectacular city.

Optional:
The Otavalo Indian Market Day Trip
Otavalo is the most famous Indian market in Ecuador and much of South America: ponchos, exquisite sweaters, wool rugs, leatherwork, wooden goods, and Indian jewelry are sold here. The Otavalo Indians, for whom the town is named, cling proudly to their ancient culture and mode of dress. This is a must see visit. Contact us for this optional day trip pricing.

Day 3 : Friday
Morning: Flight to Baltra, Galapagos.
Afternoon: Santa Cruz: Highlands 

Day 4 : Saturday
Morning: Isabela: White Tipped Reef Shark Canal
Afternoon: Isabela: Wall of Tears

Day 5 : Sunday
Morning: Isabela: Punta Moreno
Afternoon: Isabela: Elizabeth Bay

Day 6 : Monday 
Morning: Fernandina: Espinoza Point
Afternoon: Fernandina: Urbina Bay 

Day 7 : Tuesday
Morning: Santiago: Playa Espumilla/Bucanero
Afternoon:Santiago: Puerto Egas

Day 8 : Wednesday
Morning: Rabida
Afternoon: Chinese Hat 

Day 9 : Thursday
Morning: Santiago: Sullivan Bay
Afternoon: Bartolome

Day 10 : Friday
Morning: Seymour
Afternoon: Baltra: Fly back to Quito and transfer to your hotel.

Day 11 : Saturday- Depart for home.

 


 

 

Date & Rates:

Galapagos Seaman Journey 

2016 Pricing

 

7 Day

8 Day

11 Day

Package - Upper Deck Suite

$3,795

$4,695

 $7,295

Package - Standard Ocean View

$3,195

$4,195

$5,995

Notes:

 C-1 departures dates:

2016 package dates for C-1 departures:

January 2016  Jan 6 - 16     
February 2016        
March 2016   Mar 2 -12     
April 2016   Mar 30 - Apr 9     
May 2016   May 11 - 21     
June 2016  Jun 22 - Jul 2     
July 2016   Jul 6 - 16   Jul 20 - 30   
August 2016   Aug 3 - 13   Aug 17 -27   
September 2016       Aug 30 - Sep 10       Sep 14 - 24   Sept 28 - Oct 8     
October 2016   Oct 12 - 22  Oct 26 - Nov 5       
November 2016   Nov. 23 - Dec 3         
December 2016    Dec 7 - 17     

 C departure dates

2016 package dates for C departures:

January 2016   Dec 30 - Jan 9  Jan 13 - 23 
February 2016    Feb 24 - Mar 5   
March 2016   Mar 11 - 19   
April 2016   Apr 20 - 30  
May 2016   May 18 - 28   
June 2016  Jun 15 - 25  
July 2016     
August 2016   Aug 10 - 20   Aug 24 -Sep 3 
September 2016       Sep 7 - 17     
October 2016   Oct 5 - 15  Oct 19 - 29    
November 2016   Nov. 2 - 12      Nov 16 - 26
December 2016    Nov 30 - Dec 10   Dec 14 - 24

Package prices are USD and include: Three nights hotel accomodations in Quito, airport transfers, Quito city tour, cruise, meals while on cruise, use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks, and all guide services. 

Not included: Round trip airfare to and from Galapagos, park entrance fee, transit fee, gratuities, airport departure taxes, visas or passports, laundry or personal items while on the ship, wetsuit rental, alcoholic beverages, air fare to and from your home, and travel insurance.

Round trip air to Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil, park entrance fee and transit fee is $645 per person, subject to change.  

Single supplements: Prices are based on double occupancy. The single supplement is 75% over the cruise rate. 

Child rates:  Children under 12 pay 85% of the full rate when accompanied by two adults. 

Optional Cruise Package Add-on:

The Otavalo Indian Market Day Trip

This day-long outing includes: a scenic three-hour drive from Quito, morning at Otavalo market, visit to the famous leatherwork village of Cotacachi, and a stop for lunch at beautiful Hacienda Cusin.

Price: $225 per person based on 2 traveling. 

All prices per person, based on double occupancy  Fuel tax surcharges may be applicable.

Tour Details

Registration
Deposit: 25% per person non-refundable deposit due at time of booking. 

Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable balance due 90 days prior to travel dates. 

Insurance: Because many advance logistical arrangements have been made prior to the running of this trip, we must adhere to the above policy. In addition, please be aware that many insurance policies do not cover illness and accident expenses outside of the U.S., and Medicare does NOT cover any such expenses at all. In light of this, we strongly recommend trip cancellation and supplemental insurance.

A travel insurance quote will be sent to you upon registration, or you can purchase it from our site by clicking on the "Purchase Travel Insurance" in the left-hand column. Our insurance carrier is Travelex.

 

 

Vessel:

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Seaman Journey is a power catamaran boat built in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2006 specifically for Galapagos travel. Stable, spacious, and fast, Journey I is an excellent choice for travelers who want a quality Galapagos experience at an affordable price.
Accomodations consist of 6 twin bed cabins (14 m2 / 151 sft) on the main deck and 2 suite cabins (18 m2 / 193 sft) on the upper deck. All cabins offer great ocean views, and are air conditioned with private baths. Common areas include a sundeck, library, TV-DVD room, dining room,  bar and lounge and a Jacuzzi.

Seaman Journey Deck Plan

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Map:

We offer several itineraries aboard the Seaman Journey. All itineraries include two days in Quito before your Galapagos tour and one day after. Maps below show total trip length.

7 day
(4 days in Galapagos)
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8 day Latin_Trails_Journey_B_5_day_itinerary
11 day Option C-1 Latin_Trails_Journey_C1_8_day_itinerary
11 day Option 2 Latin_Trails_Journey_C_8_day_itinerary
14 day Latin_Trails_Journey_D_11_day_itinerary
15 day Latin_Trails_Journey_E_12_day_itinerary_2

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