M/V Ocean Spray

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Ocean Spray Ocean Spray

Priced from $8,355   Days: 11

On a Galapagos cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Ocean Spray, you have a choice of 9 or 11 day itineraries, including your time on the mainland and in the islands.  Ocean Spray, a 16 passenger catamaran is one of the newest boats sailing the Galapagos, and features private balconies off each of her nine cabins for your ultimate Galapagos cruise. Your package starts with two nights in Quito, Ecuador, the World Heritage city that sits high in the Andes. You'll stay at a luxury hotel located near Old Town in this historic city.  The day after your arrival, your tour starts with a half day city tour of Quito. As an alternative, add on a day trip to the famous Otavalo Indian 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 9 or 11 day Galapagos cruise aboard Ocean Spray

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


  • Itinerary
  • Date & Rates
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Itinerary:

We offer various Galapagos trips aboard the Ocean Spray, ranging from 9 to 11 days.  All package trips begin in Quito or Guayaquil and include your hotels and a city tour. From there you will fly to Baltra or San Cristobal and begin your cruise aboard the Ocean Spray.   Please look at the MAP tab for graphic itineraries, and feel free to contact our office for details on shorter itineraries and availability.

Check out the island descriptions page or download your Galapagos Island Guide to the right.

Note: These two itineraries alternate every other week.  Contact our office to find out which itinerary fits your preferred dates.

Itinerary A

Itinerary B

11 – Day Sample Itinerary A

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. Contact us for this optional day trip pricing.

Day 3 : Saturday
Morning: Flight to Galapagos arrive Baltra
Afternoon: Baltra: Chinese Hat

Day 4 : Sunday
Morning: Isabela: Vicente Roca Point 
Afternoon: Fernandina: Espinosa Point

Day 5: Monday
Morning: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
Afternoon: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

Day 6: Tuesday
Morning: Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay
Afternoon: Isabela Island: Moreno Point

Day 7: Wednesday
Morning: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Afternoon: Santa Cruz: Highlands 

Day 8: Thursday
Morning: South Plaza
Afternoon:
Santa Fe

Day 9:
Friday
Morning:
Espanola: Suarez Point 
Afternoon:
Espanola: Gardner Bay

Day 10:
Saturday
Morning: San Cristobal: Interprative Center
Late morning: depart for mainland
On arrival transfer to your hotel

Day 11:
Sunday
Depart for home. Transfer to airport

11 – Day Sample Itinerary B

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. Contact us for this optional day trip pricing.

Day 3 : Saturday
Morning: Flight to Galapagos: San Cristobal
Afternoon: San Cristobal: Lobos Island/Kicker Rock

Day 4 : Sunday
Morning: San Cristobal: Witch Hill
Afternoon: San Cristobal: Pitt Point

Day 5: Monday
Morning: Floreana: Post Office/Baroness Point
Afternoon: Floreana: Devil's Crown/Cormorant Point

Day 6: Tuesday
Morning: Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove
Afternoon: Bartholome: Pinnacle Point

Day 7: Wednesday
Morning: Genovesa: Darwin Bay
Afternoon: Genovesa: El Barranco

Day 8: Thursday
Morning: Santiago Island: Espunmilla Beach or Buccaneer's Cove
Afternoon:
Santiago Island: Egas Point

Day 9:
Friday
Morning:
North Seymour 
Afternoon:
Santa Cruz Island: (highlands)

Day 10:
Saturday
Morning: Mosquera Islet
Late morning: Baltra: depart for mainland
On arrival transfer to your hotel

Day 11:
Sunday
Depart for home. Transfer to airport

Shorter itineraries available on request for 7 and 8 day package.  
 
 
Date & Rates:
Ocean Spray 
2016 Pricing
 

11 Day

Package

9 Day

Package

Stateroom 

 $8,355

$6,195

Notes:

Weekly departures year round. 11 day packages are from Thursdays to Sunday.  9 day packages are from Thursday to Thursday.

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, kayaks and wetsuits, and all guide services. Prices arebased on double occupancy. 

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:  The single supplement is 50% over the cruise rate. (100% during Christmas, New Year's, and Easter)

Family Departures and Group Rates:  Children under 12 years pay 75% of the full rate when accompanied by an adult (child discounts not available during Christmas, New Year's, and Easter). Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount.

Christmas, Easter and New Year's surcharge:Add 20% subject to change. 

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 with a return to Quito.

Price: $275 per person based on 2 traveling. 

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:

Deck Plan



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Main


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Upper Deck

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Map:

We offer several itineraries aboard the Ocean Spray. Our Sample Itineraries are for the 11 day options ( 2 days in Quito, 8 days in Galapagos Islands, 1 day in Quito).  Maps show number of days cruising the Galapagos.  

11 day Option A (8 days in Galapagos) Ocean Spray A 8-days 2012400px 

11 day

Option B

(8 days in Galapagos)

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8 day

(5 days in Galapagos)

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9 day Option A

(6 days in Galapagos)

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9 day Option B (6 days in Galapagos)

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