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Discover the Wonderful Highlights of Eastern Galapagos Aboard Yacht La Pinta! 

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Yacht La Pinta

The Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination where, no matter which collection of islands you choose to visit, you will undoubtedly be met by amazing wildlife and mesmerizing landscapes. Adventure and surprises await behind every corner so when it comes to deciding on which islands to visit, it might all come down to your time availability, specific animal interests and/or visitor site preference.

If, on the other hand, you are open to the adventurous spirit and exploratory nature of Galapagos, then don’t hesitate to hop aboard Yacht La Pinta on its Eastern Galapagos Itinerary for an exciting and fulfilling expedition that you’ll never forget!   

Visit a grand total of 6 islands along a more stable route 

Yacht La Pinta’s comprehensive Eastern Galapagos Islands Itinerary manages to cover 6 of the Galapagos’ most visited and coveted islands and visitor sites, all within the modest period of just 5 days and 4 nights! We always like to remind our guests that 5 days should be the de facto minimum amount of time that you should stay in Galapagos, as recommended by our Galapagos experts. Such a window of time allows you to gain a true sense of what this amazing place has to offer. If you are tight on time, this is the ideal itinerary for you. The islands you’ll visit include Baltra, South Plaza, Santa Fe, San Cristobal, Española and Santa Cruz. What’s more? La Pinta follows a curated program in which the longest of navigations only take place at night in centrally-located waters – which are more protected from the strong currents and rough seas – making it a friendlier and much less turbulent itinerary for those prone to seasickness. The rest of the navigations between visitor sites are shorter and take place during the day, allowing guests to enjoy and greatly maximize their time on the islands.   

Cerro Brujo in San Cristobal, Eastern Galapagos

The trail to visit this place will take you about 3 hours, accessible only by tour boat.

Experience the most iconic wildlife of the Galapagos! 

When visiting the Galapagos, there are many things that are destined to make this an unbelievable journey! For the most part, choosing service, gastronomy and attention to detail are factors that will transform a normal experience into an extraordinary one. But more importantly, you’ll find that it’s a well thought out itinerary that covers the best and most relevant features, in the most efficient and entertaining way possible, that can truly revolutionize a whole Galapagos trip. On the Eastern Galapagos Itinerary, you will get to see up to a whopping 11 out 15 of our BIG15 iconic species, not to mention many other animals that inhabit the archipelago!  

One of the most amazing animals you will see during this particular adventure is the majestic Galapagos albatross – the archipelago’s largest bird! Catch a glimpse of its mesmerizing and cacophonous courtship dance over on Española Island – the only island on the Galapagos where it can be seen – during the month of April! On this Eastern Galapagos Islands Itinerary, you will also be able to witness all three types of boobies of the archipelago: red-footed, blue-footed and Nazca; Galapagos hawks, all three types of iguanas, great and magnificent frigatebirds, and everyone’s favorite – Galapagos giant tortoises and Galapagos sea lions!  

Albatrosses

Albatross are known for their interesting and charming courtship rituals

Be a part of Galapagos postcard! 

If you’ve ever looked at landscape photos of the Galapagos, more likely than not, one of such photos has been Kicker Rock, located just off the coast of San Cristobal Island. The Eastern Galapagos Islands Itinerary takes you there at sunset for an unforgettable farewell to the day. Marvel at the impressive rock formation, aptly called “El León Dormido” (The Sleeping Lion) in Spanish. Soak in the golden and terra cota reflections of the sun that splash up against its rocky cliffs, enjoy one of La Pinta’s refreshing signature cocktails and take the most spectacular photos to show off to your family and friends back home! Take our word for it if you’re struggling to find an itinerary that will make the most of your time in Galapagos: the Eastern Galapagos Itinerary gives you an unforgettable experience that you will keep close your heart forever.    

Galapagos islands Kicker Rock

Kicker Rock, an amazing rock formation near San Cristobal Island.