Galápagos — Central, East & South Islands aboard the Xavier III

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • Starts Quito, Ecuador
  • Ends Quito , Ecuador
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  • Seven nights cruising through the Galápagos National Park aboard Xavier.
  • Coming facetoface with 200yearold giant tortoises.
  • Exploring large colonies of bluefooted boobies and marine iguanas on the volcanic rocks.
  • Discovering three species of boobies and two species of frigatebirds nesting together at Punta Pitt.
Start and end in Quito, the tour Galápagos — Central, East & South Islands Aboard The Xavier III is a guided sailing, yachting and motor boating tour that takes 10 days. You will travel through Punta Suárez, Puerto Ayora, Punta Pitt and 5 other destinations in Ecuador. Galápagos — Central, East & South Islands Aboard The Xavier III is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend seven nights exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier to reflect on the day’s adventures. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms. As one of the region’s largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience – that’s why you'll never end up on another operator's ship.
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Based on 82 reviews
Katrina's review for another G Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Katrina
  • From Australian
  • On Jul 20 2019
“This was a fantastic and memorable tailored trip to a great selection of very beautiful Greek islands. Great sailing adventure. Great swimming, snorkeling and relaxation stops. A variety of beautiful little islands/seaside towns with their own fresh specialty foods and history. If you are lucky enough to get Captain Mike you are in for a treat. You will be in safe hands with this captain who dealt with every situation with a calm head and extensive experience. Capt. M also has great local/historical knowledge and ideas for sightseeing and making the journey fun.”
Proshawn's review for another G Adventures tour
4 - Very Good
  • Proshawn
  • From USA
  • On Sep 07 2019
“Very Good”
SANJAY's review for another G Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • From USA
  • On Sep 17 2018
  • Day 1: Quito
  • Day 2: Quito/Puerto Ayora
  • Day 3: Rábida Island/Bachas Beach
  • Day 4: Floreana Island
  • Day 5: Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner
  • Day 6: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
  • Day 7: Punta Pitt/Kicker Rock
  • Day 8: Santiago Island
  • Day 9: Puerto Ayora/Quito
  • Day 10: Quito
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (7 nts).
  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
    Note: Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.
  • Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer)/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.
Included activities
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Xavier
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
  • Snorkelling at Champion Islet and Kicker Rock
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Visit to giant tortoise breeding centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • All landings and excursions
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Any international flights to/from Quito are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Galápagos — Central, East & South Islands aboard the Xavier III tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 350 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 18 January 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Galápagos — Central, East & South Islands aboard the Xavier III tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Galápagos — Central, East & South Islands aboard the Xavier III tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : MarineSmall-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - AverageSome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Galápagos — Central, East & South Islands aboard the Xavier III tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
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