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Galápagos — 10 Days West & Central Islands (Monserrat)

Picture it: the Galápagos, viewed from the deck of the comfortable Monserrat as she cuts through blue waters bound for another island paradise loaded with natural splendour. But it’s not just a “look but can’t touch” situation – on this trip, you’ll get up-close and personal with aquatic wildlife like sea lions and turtles, hike over volcanic lava flows to check out the landscapes of Bartolomé, and relax on the stunning white-sand beaches of Santiago. Get out onto the high seas and start making better memories.

Optional extras & upgrades

Optional tours and excursions are available, please contact us for more details. (None USD)

17 June, 2020 to 26 June, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 6,079 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 6,459 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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01 July, 2020 to 10 July, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 6,079 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 6,459 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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15 July, 2020 to 24 July, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 6,079 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 6,459 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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23 September, 2020 to 02 October, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 5,959 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 6,339 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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07 October, 2020 to 16 October, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 5,959 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 6,339 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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21 October, 2020 to 30 October, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 5,959 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 6,339 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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04 November, 2020 to 13 November, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 6,079 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 6,459 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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18 November, 2020 to 27 November, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 6,079 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 6,459 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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02 December, 2020 to 11 December, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 6,079 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 6,459 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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16 December, 2020 to 25 December, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 6,199 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 6,599 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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30 December, 2020 to 08 January, 2021
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 6,199 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 6,599 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Additional charges:

Galapagos Entrance Fee 120 USD pp

Galápagos — 10 Days West & Central Islands (Monserrat) itinerary:

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Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora
Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across the island of Santa Cruz to Puerto Ayora to board the ship. Take an afternoon excursion to the highlands to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
Day 3 Sullivan Bay/Bartolomé Island
Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.
Day 4 Bachas Beach/Cerro Dragón
Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.
Day 5 Black Turtle Cove/Mosquera Island
Take a morning panga ride and look for marine life in Black Turtle Cove before navigating back to Baltra for lunch. In the afternoon, sail to Mosquera and walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.
Day 6 Isabela Island
Arrive at Puerto Villamil, home to the small community that lives on Isabela Island. In the morning, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Visit Las Tintoreras and the tortoise breeding centre in Puerto Villamil in the afternoon.
Day 7 Chinese Hat/Rábida Island
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions. Take an afternoon excursion to Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony.
Day 8 Puerto Egas/Santiago Island
Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Continue to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands, which boasts thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Head to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations.
Day 9 North Seymour/Quito
Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.
Day 10 Quito
Depart at any time.
Please Note:
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.

Galápagos — 10 Days West & Central Islands (Monserrat) reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
Day 10 Quito *
Depart at any time.
Day 9 North Seymour/Quito *
Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.
Day 8 Puerto Egas/Santiago Island *
Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Continue to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands, which boasts thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Head to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations.
Day 7 Chinese Hat/Rábida Island *
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions. Take an afternoon excursion to Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony.
Day 6 Isabela Island *
Arrive at Puerto Villamil, home to the small community that lives on Isabela Island. In the morning, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Visit Las Tintoreras and the tortoise breeding centre in Puerto Villamil in the afternoon.
Day 5 Black Turtle Cove/Mosquera Island *
Take a morning panga ride and look for marine life in Black Turtle Cove before navigating back to Baltra for lunch. In the afternoon, sail to Mosquera and walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.
Day 4 Bachas Beach/Cerro Dragón *
Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.
Day 3 Sullivan Bay/Bartolomé Island *
Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora *
Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across the island of Santa Cruz to Puerto Ayora to board the ship. Take an afternoon excursion to the highlands to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
Day 1 Quito *
Arrive at any time.
* = Indicative
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Monserrat, the ship servicing Galápagos — 10 Days West & Central Islands (Monserrat)

Monserrat

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Passenger Capacity: 20

With plenty of room to move about and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a CEO Naturalist Guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and, on the top deck, sun worship.

Cabins:

6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds. 4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.

Boat layout:

Spacious main deck. Lounge, bar and dining room. Large forward sundeck with lounge chairs. Observation deck with out door bar.

Crew:

With eleven dedicated crew members and a pair of CEO Naturalist Guides familiar with the local flora and fauna and certified by the Galápagos National Park Service, there’s always someone available to answer your questions.

Amenities:

Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits and beach towels included at no extra charge. Fresh and tasty local and international cuisine served onboard.

Cabin layout for Monserrat
• 7 nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Monserrat

• Hike over the dramatic volcanic flows to a viewpoint on Bartolomé

• Snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles

• Hike the Sierra Negra Volcano – the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos

• Choose to search for sea turtles or simply relax on the white-sand beaches of Santiago