M/V Galapagos Seaman Journey

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Priced from $3,295 in 2017   Days: 7 to 11

Cruise the Enchanted Islands aboard the Galapagos Seaman Journey, 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

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: 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: Crianza Jacinto Gordillo-Junco
Afternoon: San Cristobal: Interpretation Center

Day 7 : Tuesday
Morning: San Cristobal: Galapaguero
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

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: Fernandina: Punta Mangle
Afternoon: Isabela: Punta Moreno

Day 5 : Sunday
Morning: Isabela: Urbina Bay
Afternoon: Isabela: Caleta Tagus

Day 6 : Monday 
Morning: Fernandina: Espinoza Point
Afternoon: Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca 

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: Bachas Beach
Afternoon: Baltra: Fly back to Quito and transfer to your hotel.

Day 11 : Saturday- Depart for home.

 


 

 

Date & Rates:

Galapagos Seaman Journey 

2017 Pricing

  7 Day 8 Day 11 Day
Package - Upper Deck Suite 2 cabins $3,895 $4,895 $7,895
Package - Standard Ocean View  $3,295 $4,395 $6,495

 

2018 Pricing

  7 Day 8 Day 11 Day
Package - Upper Deck Suite 2 cabins $3,995 $5,195 $8,295
Package - Standard Ocean View $3,495 $4,595 $6,795

 C-1 departure dates:

2017 - 2018 package dates for C-1 departures: 11 day itinerary dates

January 2017   Jan 4 - 14  Jan 18 - 28   
February 2017    Feb 1 - 11  Feb 15 - 25  
March 2017   Mar 1 - 11   Mar 15 - 25   Mar 29 - Apr 8
April 2017   Apr 12 - 22  Apr 26 - May 6  
May 2017   May 10 - 20  May 24 - Jun 3  
June 2017  Jun 7 - 17  Jun 21 - Jul 1  
July 2017   Jul 5 - 15  Jul 19 - 29  
August 2017   Aug 2 - 12   Aug 16 -26  Aug 30 - Sep 9
September 2017       Sep 13 - 23   Sep 27 - Oct 7  
October 2017   Oct 11 - 21  Oct 25 - Nov 4      
November 2017   Nov 8 - 18      Nov 22 - Dec 2  
December 2017    Dec 6 - 16   Dec 21 - 30  
January 2018  Jan 3 - 13  Jan 17 - 27  Jan 31 - Feb 10
February 2018  Feb 14 - 24  Feb 28 - Mar 10  
March 2018  Mar 14 - 24   Mar 28 - Apr 7  
April 2018  Apr 11 - 21  Apr 25 - May 5  
May 2018  May 9 - 19  May 23 - Jun 2  
June 2018  Jun 6 - 16  Jun 20 - 30  
July 2018  Jul 4 - 14  Jul 18 - 28  
August 2018  Aug 1 - 11  Aug 15 - 25  Aug 29 - Sep 8
September 2018  Sep 12 - 22  Sep 26 - Oct 6  
October 2018  Oct 10 - 20  Oct 24 - Nov 3  
November 2018  Nov 7 - 17  Nov 21 - Dec 1  
December 2018  Dec 5 - 15  Dec 19 - 29  

Wednesday Through Saturday

C departure dates

2017-2018 package dates for C departures: 11 day itinerary dates 

January 2017   Dec 28 - Jan 7  Jan 11 - 21   Jan 25 - Feb 4 
February 2017    Feb 8 - 18  Feb 22 - Mar 4  
March 2017   Mar 8 - 18   Mar 22 - Apr 1   
April 2017   Apr 6 - 15  Apr 19 - 29  
May 2017   May 3 - 13   May 17 - 27  May 31 - Jun 10
June 2017  Jun 14 - 24  Jun 28 - Jul 8  
July 2017   Jul 12 - 22  Jul 26 - Aug 5  
August 2017   Aug 9 - 19   Aug 23 -Sep 2   
September 2017       Sep 6 - 16     Sep 20 - 30  
October 2017   Oct 4 - 14  Oct 18 - 28      
November 2017   Nov 1 - 11      Nov 15 - 25  Nov 29 - Dec 9
December 2017    Dec 13 - 23   Dec 27 - Jan 6, 18  
January 2018  Jan 10 - 20  Jan 24 - Feb 3  
February 2018  Feb 7 - 17  Feb 21 - Mar 3  
March 2018  Mar 7 - 17   Mar 21 - 31  
April 2018  Apr 4 - 14  Apr 18 - 28  
May 2018  May 2 - 12  May 16 - 26  May 30 - Jun 9
June 2018  Jun 13 - 23  Jun 27 - Jul 7  
July 2018  Jul 11 - 21  Jul 25 - Aug 4  
August 2018  Aug 8 - 18  Aug 22 - Sept 21  
September 2018  Sep 5 - 15  Sep 19 - 29  
October 2018  Oct 3 - 13  Oct 17 - 27  Oct 31 - Nov 10
November 2018  Nov 14 - 24  Nov 28 - Dec 8  
December 2018  Dec 12 - 22  Dec 26 - Jan 5, 2019  

Shorter trips are available. 

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:  Call for prices

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 or similar.

Price: $225 per person based on 2 traveling. 

All prices per person, based on double occupancy.

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. Our insurance carrier is Travel Guard.

 

 

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, Seaman Journey  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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