South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

La Pinta Galapagos Cruises

The gorgeous 209-foot expedition yacht La Pinta is home away from home during 5- and 7-day La Pinta Galapagos Cruises. Enjoy a sophisticated, upscale travel experience aboard the 48-guest expedition yacht, with 24 cabins known to be some of the largest in the Galapagos. Spacious and family friendly for Galapagos family cruises, La Pinta is the result of generations of experience and thoughtfulness by captains, expedition leaders, hotel managers and guests combined.

She is suited for environmentally friendly operation in the Galapagos National Park and the Galapagos Marine Reserve and offers an expedition experience that bonds nature and discovery. Enjoy intimate contact with the natural world; a vast ocean to navigate; activities like snorkeling, swimming, whale and dolphin watching; riding in a glass-bottom boat; and full days of wildlife viewing, led by naturalist field experts. In the quiet evenings enjoy being pampered aboard La Pinta, with dinner followed by naturalist lectures, stargazing on the sky deck, reading a book from the library, emailing loved ones with free WiFi or enjoying a cocktail in the lounge. 

The 7-day La Pinta Western Galapagos Islands Cruise aboard La Pinta is the perfect balance of iconic Galapagos highlights. Visit Baltra, North Seymour, Fernandina, Isabela, Rabida, Santa Cruz and Floreana Islands. Highlights include the young western islands with their volcanic landscapes and special wildlife including hawks, penguins and flightless cormorants. Seek out whales in the Bolivar Channel and various species of Darwin’s finches on the red-sand-beach of Rabida. And send a postcard home via the barrel on Floreana’s Post Office Bay.

The 5-day La Pinta Eastern Galapagos Islands Cruise begins in Baltra, visits South Plaza, Santa Fe, San Cristobal, Espanola and Santa Cruz islands. Highlights include swimming from the idyllic white-sand beach of Santa Fe, visiting giant tortoises in the forests of San Cristobal and walking over the lava/boulder terrain of Punta Suarez (where waved albatross can be seen April through January).

The 5-day La Pinta Northern Galapagos Islands itinerary sails round-trip from Baltra and focuses on the islands of Santa Cruz, Santiago, Bartolome and Genovesa with highlights like Pinnacle Rock, Prince Philip’s Steps, Darwin Bay and the Santa Cruz Highlands. Explore the rarely visited Eden Islet with its volcanic debris and blue-footed boobies. Hike the often-photographed Bartolome Island for sweeping views of its Pinnacle Rock. And birders can delight in Genovesa’s abundance of avian species.

La Pinta’s three Galapagos cruise itineraries can be combined in various ways to create longer 9-, 11- or 15-day cruises. View the Itinerary for more details, and contact our Galapagos small ship cruise experts for the inside scoop on which route is best for you. AdventureSmith Explorations’ award-winning crew has personal experience sailing in the Galapagos Islands and can recommend the best options to suit your travel interests and timeline.

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