Finch Bay by Sea

Finch Bay by Sea

Galapagos Itineraries

Many a sailor has said that true freedom lies at sea, and here in Galapagos that means freedom to explore. Discover your islands of choice with our sea itineraries, traveling aboard our very own luxury yacht. On this personal journey, you can find stunning Swallow-tailed Gulls lining the rocky landscapes of North Seymour and stand in awe at the imposing Pinnacle Rock on Bartolomé Island, home to sea lions and the unique Galapagos penguin. The small island of South Plaza is full of wildlife and turns from green to purple due to the special plant species that covers the island and changes colours according to the seasons. In Santa Fe Island, you will be impressed by its spectacular turquoise lagoon where fabulous lava formations are visible through the crystal-clear waters.

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Highlights

  • Navigating aboard Finch Bay’s private yacht
  • North Seymour Island
  • Swallow-tailed Gull
  • Bartolome Island
  • Pinnacle Rock
  • Galápagos Penguin
  • Sea lions
  • South Plaza Island
  • Spectacular vegetation
  • Santa Fé Island
  • Turquoise lake
  • Underwater lava formations

Finch Bay by Land

4 Days / 3 Nights programme

from $1310 pp

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* Price includes all local taxes!
* Price in Finch Bay Room. Upgrades to Finch Bay Suites available for an additional fee.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1: Airport Assistance (Quito or Guayaquil). Arrive at Baltra airport. Shared transfer in. Hotel accommodation.
  • DAY 2: Breakfast. Full-day exploration, with lunch. OR Breakfast. Day at leisure.
  • DAY 3: Breakfast. Full-day exploration, with lunch. OR Breakfast. Day at leisure.
  • DAY 4: Breakfast. Shared transfer out to Baltra airport.

full day activity options

Yacht transfer options and optional islands (guided)

North Seymour Island

North Seymour was lifted from the ocean floor by a seismic event, and its origins as a seabed give the island its low, flat profile. Cliffs only a few meters high form the shoreline, where swallow-tailed gulls sit among the ledges and rocks. A tiny forest of silver-grey Palo Santo trees stands just above the landing, usually without leaves, waiting for the rains to burst into bloom. This island is teeming with life!

 

Bartolome Island

Bartolome is famous for Pinnacle Rock, a towering spearheaded obelisk that rises from the ocean’s edge and is the best-known landmark in the islands. Galapagos penguins—the only species of penguin found north of the equator—walk precariously along narrow volcanic ledges at its base. Sea lions snooze on rocky platforms, ready to slide into the water to play with passing snorkelers.

 

South Plaza Island

South Plaza is a small island full of fascinating wildlife, both along its shore and along its dramatic, wind-swept cliffs: sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, Opuntia cacti and vegetation that changes colours according to the season. South Plaza is one of Galapagos’ most impressive visiting sites.

 

Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe offers one of the more beautiful and sheltered coves in the islands. Its turquoise lagoon is protected by a peninsula of tiny islets forming an ideal anchorage. The island lies to the southeast of Santa Cruz within sight of Puerto Ayora. Like North Seymour, Santa Fe has been uplifted seismically, and you can see underwater lava formations.

Included

  • 3-night accommodation in the selected room
  • All meals
  • 1 full-day island yacht exploration (includes lunch)
  • 1 full-day exploration (includes lunch)
  • Snorkel and kayak equipment
  • Ground transfers in/out in Galapagos (shared service)
  • Airport assistance in Quito/Guayaquil
  • Internet / Wi-Fi

Not Included

  • Air transportation (international and domestic) to/from Galapagos and airport taxes (subject to change without previous notice)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD 100 subject to change without previous notice)
  • Transit control card fee (USD 20 subject to change without previous notice)
  • Alcoholic beverages, gratuities/tips, laundry or valet services and additional items
  • Optional activities with extra cost: kayaking, mountain biking, diving and surfing.
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Any item not mentioned previously

Packing List

  • 1 small backpack
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sneakers (trainers) with rubber soles
  • Shorts
  • Long pants
  • T-shirts
  • Long and short sleeved shirts
  • Wind breaker
  • Bathing suit (+wetsuit for snorkelling in colder months, April-December)
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunblock and repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & video recorder
  • Any medicine you may be taking
  • Book/Notebook
  • Flashlight (torch) and batteries
  • Sandals for wet landings
  • Plastic bags to protect cameras, binoculars, film, etc. from rain

General Notes

  • Metropolitan Touring guarantees air space for programmes only.
  • The island visited on the day tour will depend on the itinerary approved by the Galapagos National Park Service.
  • All rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Galapagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions, logistical reasons, guests’ safety, or Galapagos National Park regulations.

Validity: January 01 through December 31, 2017. Recommended Retail Price (RRP) per person quoted in U.S. Dollars based on double accommodation in Finch Bay Room.

Baggage Important Notes

  • Guests can bring aboard the ship a reasonable amount of clothing and personal effects without charge. Baggage is handled in accordance with the airlines’ regulations and tariffs. Baggage exceeding these limitations is subject to the charges as set forth by the individual operators. Airlines are strict with baggage limitations. The current limits are 23 kg (50.6 pounds) for checked items, 8 kg (17 pounds) for hand luggage and 1 personal item (handbag, camera bag, laptop, etc.)
  • All baggage must be securely packed, and properly and clearly labelled. Liquid, fragile, perishable and other articles not suitably packed are transported at guests’ own risk.
  • Metropolitan Touring is not responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any other personal item during air travel.
  • Metropolitan Touring is not responsible for baggage stored in shore-side facilities.
  • Under no circumstances may dangerous items (including but not limited to: explosives, firearms, combustible or illegal substances) be taken into the hotel.
  • We recommend that you hand-carry travel documents (passport, visa, cruise tickets), medications and valuables. These items are the full responsibility of the guest at all times. Metropolitan Touring shall not be responsible for the loss of, or damage to, such personal items.
  • Metropolitan Touring reserves the right to charge for the return of personal items left on board or lost and subsequently found.

Restricted Baggage

Local authorities manage the quarantine system of the Galapagos National Park in order to reduce the possibility of foreign species invading the archipelago. All cargo and luggage that arrives to Galapagos National Park or that is transferred from one island to another must be inspected. All aircrafts are disinfected with Permethrin before landing. To preserve human health and the native species of the Galapagos Islands, the following products may not be transferred to Galapagos: fresh vegetables and fruits, animal products and or their derivatives, dairy products, other live animals, pathological samples, dry coffee beans, genetically modified organisms, forest species or their disseminative parts, grass and its disseminative parts, fresh flowers, medicinal plants and their disseminative parts, banana tree leaves, micro-organisms (fungi, bacteria, etc.) soil and sand, and animal vaccines.

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NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF GALAPAGOS VACATION YOU’RE LOOKING FOR, THE OPTIONS AT THE FINCH BAY ARE SURE TO FIT.