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Galapagos Seaman Journey sample cruise day, daily activities

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Galapagos Seaman Journey day

Arrival to the Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil normally occurs between 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. local time. After airport check out and payment of park entrance fees and taxes, passengers are welcomed by the crew and our guide and transferred to the yacht.   Once you embark, you will receive a safety briefing followed by a brief practice drill.  Your guide will then give a quick talk about what to expect from the cruise and the islands prior to your first shore excursion.º

After your shore excursions there are snacks and soft drinks to welcome you back on board. You will have some free time to relax, pick up a book in our small library, enjoy a cocktail on the sun deck or unwind in the Jacuzzi. Dinner is served between 6h30-7h00pm where you will be able to enjoy a variety of local and international dishes with fresh salads and a choice of meat, poultry or fish. Vegetarian dishes are also available.

After dinner, your guide will give you your first evening lecture and a full overview of your expedition cruise on board the Seaman Journey fleet, the activities for the next few days will be explained and you will get a chance to ask any questions you may have regarding the Galapagos wildlife. Your first night on board the boat will involve a welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew.

Generally the boat will start to set sail at about 2am. on its way to the next island in order to arrive at about 6 am. Breakfast is served at approximately 7am after which we will disembark the boat (with wet or dry landings) at the shores of the island we are to visit.  The excursions last for about 2 – 3 hours followed by swimming or snorkelling time. We return to the boat at about 1 pm when you will be served lunch.  The boat then begins to navigate towards the next excursion site where swimming and snorkelling activities will again be available to those who choose to participate.

The chef will prepare a special farewell dinner for you on your last day on board.  We will also celebrate any birthdays or anniversaries that take place whilst on board with a special toast by the captain and a freshly baked cake by the chef.