Galapagos Outer Loop

7 night cruise sailing from Baltra, Galapagos Islands aboard the Celebrity Xpedition.

Travel Dates: 17 February 2019

Departing From: Baltra

Duration: 7 nights

Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises

Cruise Ship: Celebrity Xpedition

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Date Port Arrive Depart
17 Feb 19 Baltra (Galapagos) 14:30
17 Feb 19 Daphne Island (Galapagos) 17:00 18:00
18 Feb 19 Punta Suarez (Espanola) 07:00 14:00
18 Feb 19 Punta Suarez (Espanola) 15:00 19:00
19 Feb 19 Cormorant Point (Floreana) 07:00 13:00
19 Feb 19 Bahia Post office (Floreana) 13:30 20:00
20 Feb 19 Punta Moreno (isabela) 07:00 12:00
20 Feb 19 Urvina Bay (Isabela) 14:00 19:00
21 Feb 19 Punta Espinoza (Fernandina) 07:00 12:00
21 Feb 19 Punta Vicente Roca (isabela) 14:00 19:00
22 Feb 19 South Plaza (Santa Cruz) 07:00 11:00
22 Feb 19 Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) 15:00 21:00
23 Feb 19 Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz) 07:00 19:00
24 Feb 19 Baltra (Galapagos) 07:00
** Itinerary may vary by sailing date.

Celebrity Xpedition

Only Celebrity Xpedition® offers the perfect combination of explorer's voyage and cosmopolitan bliss. Travel to one of the last uninhabited places on earth – the legendary Galapagos Islands. Where... Read more

7 night cruise sailing from Baltra, Galapagos Islands aboard the Celebrity Xpedition

Visit Daphne Island, Galapagos, Punta Suarez, Cormorant Point, Post Office , Galapagos, Punta Moreno, Isabela Island, Urvina Bay (Isabela), Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, South Plaza Island, Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Puerto Ayora, Galapagos and Baltra, Galapagos Islands.

Baltra

During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region's main airport and where you will meet the ship. After just a short bus and zodiac ride you will be aboard. Your luggage will be delivered straight to your stateroom, giving you the opportunity to explore the Celebrity Xpedition, a 296-foot mega-yacht and your home for the week.

Daphne Island

The cliff shore of the island is home for sea lions, pelicans, blue footed boobies and tropic bird. In addition, large schools of fish can be observed from the zodiac rides.

Punta Suarez

One of Espanola’s and the islands true gems, Punta Suarez is where wildlife viewing is at its very best. A hike from the beach over boulders to the steep southern cliffs leads to a dramatic blowhole where water can gush up to 50 feet into the air. Along the way, you’ll pass through a sea lion colony (make sure you avoid stepping on colorful marine iguanas), and walk past an abundance of Nazca boobies nesting on the nearby rocks. Blue-footed boobies, Galapagos hawks, mockingbirds, finches, and red-billed tropic birds also make their home at this end of the island. From about May to December, Espanola hosts the only colony of Waved Albatross in the Galapagos. It’s a special treat to catch a courtship dance or watch the juveniles try to take off at the Albatross Airport.

Punta Cormorant

Floreana was the first capital of the Galapagos and where Charles Darwin met the islands' Governor. Its small brackish lagoon is often home to flamingos, stilts, and white-cheeked pintail ducks, and one of its beaches is a highly used nesting site for sea turtles. Check out the green-hued sand where you land! Excursion options include a relatively short walk to the lagoon and sea turtle-nesting beach, and optional snorkeling and swimming at the landing beach. In addition, for experienced snorkelers only we offer a deepwater snorkel at nearby Champion Island.

Punta Moreno

Punta Moreno is one of the least visited sites on Isabela due to its remote location and difficult access. Stark black volcanic rocks cover the landscape and when juxtaposed with the brilliant green of lush plant growth around ponds, it makes for a spectacular sight. Add a mix of coastal wildlife and it’s a visitor’s delight. Here, you can go on an extended Zodiac ride to view blue-footed boobies, pelicans, and the flightless cormorant while searching in the water for fast swimming penguins, rays, and maybe even a shark or two. Another option is a hike over the black lava rock to observe coastal ponds where sea turtles and sharks often reside and then head inland to what seems like an oasis—an interior lake where flamingos are often found.

Urvina Bay

Due to currents and upwelling, the water here is noticeably colder than in other parts of the Galapagos and in 1954, part of this area along Isabela’s coast was uplifted 12–15 feet just prior to an eruption. The remains of a coral reef raised during the uplift can still be found at Urvina Bay. On a long hike, you can ramble through the now high-and-dry corals of this once thriving reef or stick to a shorter version of the same hike and look for land iguanas, finches, and if luck holds, giant tortoises. Afterwards, if conditions allow, the black sand beach of Urvina Bay offers a chance for swimming and snorkeling. While in the water, you may see sea turtles and diving cormorants.

Espinosa Point

Here on Isla Fernandina, guests may walk on recent lava flows from La Cumbre volcano and also observe the flightless cormorant, one of the islands' best examples of evolution.

Punta Vicente Roca

One of the most dramatic of landscapes in the Galapagos. At the foot of Isabela’s Ecuador Volcano, this is an opportunity to see first-hand the remains of a caldera and the abundant wildlife now residing in the area. Here, a Zodiac ride provides an excellent viewing platform and if conditions allow, you can jump in for a snorkel. Cruising along shore, a volcanic dike, where lava once shot up through a vertical crack is clearly evident and the steep cliffs make for drama while on the search for Galapagos fur seals and other wildlife. In the water, sea turtles and penguins are everyone’s favorite.

South Plaza Island

A small uplifted island just off the northeast coast of Santa Cruz. The island’s low-lying landscape is covered with colorful saltbush, scrub, and giant prickly pear cactus. A subspecies of land iguana is found on the island in plentiful abundance and sometimes can be seen munching on the cactus. The southern cliffs are steep and rocky, and home to numerous seabirds as well as a bachelor colony of sea lions. Looking down into the clear blue waters, schools of surgeonfish swim by as birds shoot in and out of the holes in the cliff. A short hike and Zodiac ride provide ample opportunity to observe the beauty and wildlife of the island.

Dragon Hill

Dragon Hill, or "Cerro Dragon," is named after its population of land iguanas. The site offers a beautiful view of the landscape and two small brackish lagoons where flamingos and other shore birds occasionally feed. Along the trail, we'll cross a beautiful "white forest" of Palo Santo (incense) trees and Galapagos cotton plants. Excursion options include a high-intensity hike with swimming/snorkeling at the beach, high intensity snorkeling from a zodiac followed by a short walk and a low-intensity Zodiac ride along the coastline with optional dry landing for animal observation.

Puerto Ayora

Santa Cruz is the second-largest island in the Galapagos and home to Puerto Ayora (the largest town in the islands). In 1959, the Ecuadorian government declared all the islands, except areas already colonized, as a national park. In the same year, the Charles Darwin Foundation was founded to promote scientific research and ensure the conservation of the Galapagos. In 1992, the waters surrounding the Galapagos were declared a marine reserve. Here, you have the opportunity to visit a giant tortoise reserve in the lushly vegetated highlands, where the animals roam free in their natural habitat. On another excursion, a short drive through town brings you to the Galapagos Park Service giant tortoise breeding station and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Afterwards there is time to wander through the lovely streets of Puerto Ayora for some shopping.
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Quick Stats

Cruise Line Celebrity Cruises
Passenger Capacity 96
Tonnage 2842
Total Crew 64
Length 296
Launched 1st Jan 2001

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Celebrity Xpedition

Only Celebrity Xpedition® offers the perfect combination of explorer's voyage and cosmopolitan bliss. Travel to one of the last uninhabited places on earth – the legendary Galapagos Islands. Where untamed wildlife outnumbers the pampered travelers. Make moonlight toasts under the stars that led sailors and scientists alike to this extraordinary archipelago. Designed not just for travel, but for exploration, this 96-guest mega-yacht sails to the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's last pristine environments, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our knowledgeable crew, environmentally sound ship design, and Galapagos National Park-certified onboard naturalists all help to preserve this delicate archipelago, while enlightening you to its natural and evolutionary significance. It's a journey like no other.

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Dining Room, Bar, Grill, Blue Finch Bar,

Spa, Beauty Salon, Massage, Sun Deck, Sauna, Sunrise Deck,

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