M/V Eclipse

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The largest boat we offer, the 48 passenger, 210 foot Eclipse features generously spacious staterooms and common areas, ensuring your comfort as your cruise the unique Galapagos islands. Your 11 night package starts with two nights in Quito, Ecuador, the World Heritage city that sits high in the Andes. You will stay at a luxury hotel, located near Old Town in this historic city.  The day after your arrival, you will begin your adventure with a guided half day city tour of Quito. As an alternative, add on a day trip to the famous Otavalo Market where you can shop for high quality hand crafted items.

On the morning of your third day, you'll fly to Baltra or San Cristobal to begin your 11 day Galapagos cruise.

After your cruise, we fly you back to the mainland where you'll have another night to enjoy Quito and overnight at your luxury hotel before you depart for home.


 

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Itinerary:

We offer two sample itineraries aboard the Eclipse. 

Genovesa Route

Espanola Route 

11 – Day Itinerary - Genovesa Route

Package dates for Genovesa 

January 2016  Dec. 30 - Jan. 10  (F)         Jan. 14 - 24  
February 2016  Jan. 28 - Feb. 7  Feb. 11 - 21 (F)  Feb. 25 - Mar. 6
March 2016  Mar. 10 - 20 (F)        Mar. 24 - Apr. 3 (F)           
April 2016  Apr. 7 - 17  Apr. 22 May 1 (Photo)  
May 2016  May 5 - 15  May 19 - 29  
June 2016  Jun. 2 - 12  Jun. 16 - 26 (F)  
July 2016  Jun. 30 - Jul. 10  (F)  Jul. 14 - 24  (F)  Jul. 28 - Aug. 7 (F)
August 2016    Aug. 11 - 21 (F)  Aug. 25 - Sep. 4  
September  2016             Sep. 8 - 18   Sep. 22 - Oct. 2  
October 2016 Oct. 6 - 16  Oct. 20 - 30  
November 2016  Nov. 3 - 13  Nov. 17 - 27 (F)   
December 2016  Dec. 1 - 11   Dec. 15 - 25   Dec. 29 - Jan. 8, 2017 

(F) Family departures

** Photo Expedition

8 - day itineraries are available with 5 nights in the islands. Call for details--only available on the Genovesa itinerary.

Thursday through Sunday
Day 1: Thursday
Arrive in Quito and transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Friday 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. Day trip $280 per perosn with lunch at local hacienda. 

Day 3:Saturday
Morning: Flight to Galapagos arrive Baltra
Afternoon: Santa Cruz Island – Black Turtle Cove

Day 4: Sunday
Morning: Rabida Island
Afternoon: Santiago Island - Puerto Egas


Day 5: Monday
Morning: Isabela Island – Tagus Cove
Afternoon: Fernandina Island - Punta Espinoza

Day 6: Tuesday
Morning: Isabela Island – Urbina Bay
Afternoon: Isabela Island – Punta Vincente Roca

Day 7: Wednesday
Morning: Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Research Station
Afternoon: Santa Cruz Island - Highlands

Day 8: Thursday
Morning: Genovesa Island - El Barranco
Afternoon: Genovesa Island - Darwin Bay Beach

Day 9: Friday
Morning: Bartolome Island
Afternoon: Santa Cruz Island – Cerro Dragon

Day 10: Saturday
Morning: Santa Cruz Island – Bachas Beach
Afternoon: Fly to Quito, transfer to Hotel

Day 11: Sunday

Transfer to airport to depart for home

11 – Day Itinerary - Espanola Route

Dates are boat only.
(F) Family departures.

** Photo Expedition

Dates for Espanola route.  

January 2016

 Jan. 7 - 17     

 Jan. 11 - 31

 

February 2016

 Feb. 4 - 14 

 Feb. 18 - 28 

 

March 2016

 Mar. 3 - 13      

 Mar. 17 - 27      

 

April 2016

 Mar. 31 - Apr. 10 (F)

 Apr. 14 - 24

 Apr. 28 - May 8

May 2016

 May 12 - 22 

 May 26 - Jun. 5

 

June 2016

 Jun. 9 - 19 (F)

 Jun. 23 - Jul. 3 (F)

 

July 2016

 Jul. 7 - 17  (F)

 Jul. 21 - Aug. 1 (F)

 

August 2016  

 Aug. 4 - 14 (F)

 Aug. 18 - 28 (F)

 

September  2016           

 Sep. 1 - 11 (Photo) 

 Sep. 15 - 25 

 

October 2016

Sep. 29 - Oct. 9

 Oct. 13 - 23

 Oct. 27 - Nov. 6

November 2016

 Nov.  11 - 20

 Nov. 24 - Dec. 4

 

December 2016

 Dec. 8 - 18

 Dec.  23 - Jan. 1 (F)

 

 8 - day itineraries are available with 5 nights in the islands. Call for details--only available on the Espanola itinerary.

Thursday through Sunday
Day 1: Thursday
Arrive in Quito and transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Friday 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. Day trip pricing $280 per person based on double occpuancy.

Day 3: Saturday

Morning: Flight to Galapagos arrive Baltra
Afternoon: North Seymour Island

Day 4: Sunday

Morning: South Plaza Island
Afternoon: Santa Fe Island

Day 5: Monday

Morning: San Cristobal Island – Punta Pitt
Afternoon: San Cristobal Island - Cerro Brujo

Day 6 : Tuesday
Morning: Floreana Island – Post Office
Afternoon: Floreana Island – Punta Cormorant

Day 7: Wednesday
Morning: Isabela Island – Elizabeth Bay
Afternoon: Isabela Island - Punta Moreno

Day 8: Thursday
Morning: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Research Center
Afternoon: Santa Cruz - Highlands

Day 9: Friday
Morning: Espanola Island - Gardner Bay
Afternoon: Espanola Island – Punta Suarez

Day 10: Saturday
Morning:  Baltra – Mosquera Islet
Afternoon: Fly to Quito, transfer to Hotel

Day 11: Sunday

Transfer to airport to depart for home

  

Date & Rates:

Eclipse

2016 Pricing

 

11 Day

High Season

Package

11 Day

Low Saeson 

Package

Deluxe Boat Deck, Cabins 17-20

$8,700

$8,500

Superior Boat Dec, Cabins 21-28

$8,300

$8,100

Stateroom Main Deck, Cabins 3-10

$7,700

$7,500

Stateroom Main Deck, Cabins 11,12,14,15

$7,400

$7,200

Stateroom Singe, Cabins 1-2

$8,435

$8,235

 Low Season: Jan. 2 & Jan. 9 sailings, August 27 - December 10, 2016. 

 Dates for Genovesa route.  

January 2016  Dec. 30 - Jan. 10  (F)         Jan. 14 - 24  
February 2016  Jan. 28 - Feb. 7  Feb. 11 - 21 (F)

 Feb. 25 - Mar. 6

March 2016  Mar. 10 - 20 (F)        Mar. 24 - Apr. 3 (F)           
April 2016  Apr. 7 - 17  Apr. 22 May 1 (Photo)  
May 2016  May 5 - 15  May 19 - 29  
June 2016  Jun. 2 - 12  Jun. 16 - 26 (F)  
July 2016  Jun. 30 - Jul. 10  (F)  Jul. 14 - 24  (F)  Jul. 28 - Aug. 7 (F)
August 2016    Aug. 11 - 21 (F)  Aug. 25 - Sep. 4  
September  2016             Sep. 8 - 18   Sep. 22 - Oct. 2  
October 2016 Oct. 6 - 16  Oct. 20 - 30  
November 2016  Nov. 3 - 13  Nov. 17 - 27 (F)   
December 2016  Dec. 1 - 11   Dec. 15 - 25   Dec. 29 - Jan. 8, 2017 

Dates for Espanola route.  

January 2016

 Jan. 7 - 17     

 Jan. 11 - 31

 

February 2016

 Feb. 4 - 14 

 Feb. 18 - 28 

 

March 2016

 Mar. 3 - 13      

 Mar. 17 - 27      

 

April 2016

 Mar. 31 - Apr. 10 (F)

 Apr. 14 - 24

 Apr. 28 - May 8

May 2016

 May 12 - 22 

 May 26 - Jun. 5

 

June 2016

 Jun. 9 - 19 (F)

 Jun. 23 - Jul. 3 (F)

 

July 2016

 Jul. 7 - 17  (F)

 Jul. 21 - Aug. 1 (F)

 

August 2016  

 Aug. 4 - 14 (F)

 Aug. 18 - 28 (F)

 

September  2016           

 Sep. 1 - 11 (Photo) 

 Sep. 15 - 25 

 

October 2016

Sep. 29 - Oct. 9

 Oct. 13 - 23

 Oct. 27 - Nov. 6

November 2016

 Nov.  11 - 20

 Nov. 24 - Dec. 4

 

December 2016

 Dec. 8 - 18

 Dec.  23 - Jan. 1 (F)

 

Package prices are USD and include: Three nights luxury hotel accomodations in Quito, airport transfers, Quito city tour, cruise, meals while on cruise, use of snorkeling equipment and wetsuits, 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, 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 2X Deluxe and Superior, 1.5X Staterooms.

Child Rates and Family Departures:  Children under 12 years of age pay 75% of the full rate when accompanied by an adult. Some sailings are Family Departures, welcoming children 4 and older. On non-family departures, children must be at least 7.

Surcharges:  Christmas (Dec. 19-26), New Years (Dec. 26-02 Jan.) and Easter week (March 28-04 April) cruise surcharge is $400 per person. Fuel surcharge can be added if fuel rates increase. 

Photo Expedition: $100 additional per person.

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: $280 per person based on 2 traveling. 

Tour Details

Registration

Deposit: 20% per person of total amount of trip package and it is non-refundable 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:

The Eclipse

Cabins and Amenities

The Eclipse is a 210 ft expedition vessel that accommodates up to 48 passengers in staterooms, each with a seaview. Fully air-conditioned, the spacious cabins have either a double or twin bed arrangement and well-appointed bathrooms with fresh towels provided every day and the complimentary use of bathrobes.

There is a well-equipped lounge for relaxation and for the nightly briefings on the day's discoveries and the following day's activities. In addition to the elegant indoor dining room, there is an al fresco dining area located around the jacuzzi, where you can enjoy the islands' spectacular scenery over a delicious lunch. There is also has a well-stocked library for quiet study and reading.

One of the most popular areas on board the Eclipse is the observation/sun deck, ideal for stargazing, whale watching or simply relaxing in the comfortable sun loungers. The ship also has a bar, pool bar and a boutique for the purchase of our exclusive range of souvenirs and Eclipse apparel.

Eclipse's Deck Plan

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Map:
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