South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

Galapagos Angel Cruises

Step aboard the 16-guest Galapagos Angel, a simple yet entirely modern ship that’s among the newest sailing in the Galapagos Islands. The Angel has the feel of a private yacht with a focus on outdoor social spaces and sustainable travel via carbon neutral operations and local social aid efforts. Choose between 4-, 5-, 7- and 8-day itineraries full of underwater exploration, panga rides and land treks, led by a certified bilingual naturalist guide.

Kayaks, wetsuits and snorkel gear travel on board with you to maximize opportunities for below-water wildlife encounters. And after each excursion, return to the Galapagos Angel’s air-conditioned lounge, al fresco bar for a drink, or Sun Deck Jacuzzi for a relaxing soak.

The Galapagos Angel operates two main 8-day itineraries, which can be combined to create a 15-day/14-night cruise with no repeated landing sites. There is also a shorter 7-day route, two 5-day routes and a 4-day route that each offer different variations of the Angel’s 15-day circuit. You may also customize your trip to be 11 or 12 days. Every Galapagos Angel cruise operates round-trip from Baltra Island for ease of logistics.

The 8-day Angel Central Galapagos Islands Cruise visits the islands of North Seymour, Santiago, Genovesa, Rabida, Espanola, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe and South Plaza. Highlights include the red-sand beach of Rabida Island, the chance to spot the Galapagos short-eared owl and red-footed booby birds at Genovesa Island, and witnessing the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses on Espanola Island. The Angel’s 5-day and 4-day routes split up the visits found on the 8-Day Central Galapagos Angel Cruise if you want to hone in on one area.

The 8-day Angel West Galapagos Islands Cruise visits the islands of Santa Cruz, Bartolome, Isabela, Fernandina, Floreana and Mosquera Islet. Highlights include a hike above the iconic Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome Island, visiting the newer volcanic Western Islands and the Sierra Negra Volcano, seeing one of the Islands’ newest visitor sites at Dragon Hill and visiting the southern island of Floreana for a completely different landscape. The Angel’s 7-day itinerary skips time on Santa Cruz Island – making the route a perfect complement to any lodge-based Galapagos tours on Santa Cruz.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Galapagos cruises and Galapagos trips. This ship is a favorite for private Galapagos yacht charters for groups of 16 or fewer, as well as Galapagos family cruises. Contact us for additional charter dates on this ship, which may not be listed below.