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October 5-14, 2024
Aboard the Coral Yachts

Come join us for 8 days and 7 nights in Galapagos, and discover the amazing wildlife of the Galapagos Islands on board the comfortable, 20- or 32-passenger Coral yachts. With leadership by excellent Galapagos guides this will be an exceptional experience.

Galápagos Map

The Galapagos itinerary includes:
• The brown volcanic sands of Port Egas on Santiago Island and Opuntia forest
• The red sands of Rabida Island, home to sea lions, Galapagos finches, mockingbirds, and a forest of Palo Santo trees
• A pirate hideout, Tagus Cove, also visited by Charles Darwin in 1835
• Snorkeling at Punta Espinosa with Galapagos penguins, Marine iguanas and Flightless cormorants.
• Galapagos tortoises at the highlands reserve on Santa Cruz Island
• A walk to the top of Bartolome Island to discover the volcanic landscape and Pinnacle Rock
• Nesting Red-footed boobies and Nazca boobies at Genovesa (Tower) Island, and a small colony of fur seals.
• Hiking at Darwin Bay to see Swallow-tailed gulls, Lava gulls, Yellow-crowned night herons and Lava herons,
Optuntia cacti, and saltbush with Great frigatebirds, and Red-footed boobies.
• Conservation in the Galapagos Islands, from protecting endangered species to wind and solar and more.

Also includes overnight with breakfast in Guayaquil before and after your Galapagos trip, all meals on board ship, and excellent Galapagos naturalist guides

What to Expect: This expedition is for travelers who would like to explore the Galapagos Islands with a superb naturalist and excellent local guides. Travel on board the 32- or 20- passenger Coral yachts for 7 nights and 8 days. The yachts do not have elevators. 
Explore the islands on foot or by bus to the tortoise reserves, with frequent panga rides to discover wildlife and scenic locations from the water. Enjoy snorkeling and swimming with penguins or other wildlife. Optional diving may be available. This expedition is an excellent opportunity for an adventurous traveler who enjoys the camaraderie of exploring with a like-minded group. No smoking in vehicles, during lectures, or meals please.

We hope you will join us to discover these magical islands.  To reserve your space on the Galápagos by Yacht Expedition, please return the reservation form, or call 408-252-4910, or email
Terri:  betchartterri@gmail.com or
Suzanne betchartsuzanne@gmail.com

Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions, Inc.

October 2024 Brochure (PDF)

Prices start at $6,420 per person, twin share + air
See brochure for other fees and expenses. 

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