March 7-16, 2021
$49,800.00 per person, based on double occupancy
Join like-minded travelers as you take off towards the Galapagos on the luxuriously spacious private jet, the Crystal Bombardier Global XRS aircraft. Crystal’s 12-guest Bombardier Global Express Jet XRS is the most intimate travel experience encompassed in the company’s growing fleet, as Crystal Luxury Air’s stylish option for those seeking private chartered travel. The aircraft flies on-demand, chartered worldwide routes for up to 12 guests, features three spacious cabins with flexible configurations, and can comfortably accommodate business needs and leisure travel alike, with sleeping berths for up to six. Crystal’s celebrated service and world-class cuisine with menus created according to guests’ preferences further distinguish this bespoke experience.
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Crystal Luxury Air operated by Corporate Flight Management DBA
Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the volcanic archipelago of the Galapagos Islands on this 8-day itinerary. A mecca for nature enthusiasts, this bucket list UNESCO World Heritage Site is best explored intimately with close family and friends in absolute luxury. Creating the ultimate safe travel bubble, with just a maximum of 12 guests, arrive in style on a private charter from Florida in the USA to Guayaquil, only to clear customs, then onto the unrivaled Galapagos. Made famous by Charles Darwin who studied the island’s fantastic array of species, the island’s endemic fauna and flora are a fascinating sight.
What we love about this journey:
- Abundance of exciting activities including snorkeling and swimming, kayaking, paddle-boarding and nature hikes
- Unique marine life and wildlife at every turn, such as sea lion colonies, iguanas, penguins, and quirky bluefooted boobies
- Exploration and discovery of a beautiful array of diverse landscapes, bays, islands, and pointss
Highlights of this Adventure:
- Visiting the David Rodriguez Breeding Center viewing hatchling turtles from birth and the Charles Darwin Centre
- Exploring charming islands of Sante Fe, South Plaza, Bartholomew, and North Seymour
- Hiking through lava rock at Moreno Point, colorful scholls of fish at Elizabeth Bay, snorkeling at Urbina Bay, flightless cormorant nesting site at Espinoza Point, Galapagos hawks at Vicente Roca Point, and fragile sea horses at Egas Port
Specially created for:
- Nature & wildlife enthusiasts
- Small groups of friends or families
- Photography fanatics
March 7, 2021 – Arrive into Sarasota/Tampa/Ft. Myers where you will be greeted and transferred by road to the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota for check-in. This afternoon, all guests scheduled to travel on this journey will have samples taken for COVID-19 testing (results due to be returned within 36 hours). Enjoy your evening at leisure.
March 8, 2021 – Enjoy Sarasota at your leisure. Golf, tennis, spa, beach, guided off-shore and in-shore fishing, guided marine based wildlife tours and additional local experiences are available to guests to enjoy. This afternoon/evening all travelers will be notified of their COVID test results and provided direction on how to prepare for our scheduled departure to Ecuador tomorrow morning
March 9, 2021 – Mid-morning private road transfer to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for private check-in, dedicated TSA screening and boarding of the Crystal Luxury aircraft.
Late morning, we depart from Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A. for the direct flight to Guayaquil, Ecuador. The charter flight will fly to San Cristobal Island, Ecuador to begin your 7-night luxury yacht experience.
Upon arrival into San Cristobal Island, all guests will pass through health, immigration and customs formalities before boarding the Infinity Luxury Yacht.
Infinity Luxury Yacht
San Cristóbal is the easternmost island in the Galapagos archipelago as well as the most populated. The island offers unlimited opportunities for nature enthusiasts to witness some unique spectacular natural wonders. As the administrative centre of the Galapagos, the island boasts some wonderful shopping and dining opportunities as well as one of the local airports. Take a break from snorkeling and hiking to enjoy the best of Ecuadorian cuisine and to admire some of the exquisite artwork and designs of local artisans. Must see attractions include: the Galapaguera Tortoise Reserve; the Interpretation Center which provides important background information on the Galapagos; and Puerto Grande, a protected cove on the north-western side of the island which boasts a magnificent white sandy beach – ideal for a peaceful walk, swimming and photographic opportunities.
March 10, 2021 – Santa Fe Island and the Plaza Islands. Resting approximately eight miles southeast of Santa Cruz, the relatively small island of Santa Fe is one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos archipelago with rock formations below the water’s surface dating back almost four million years. The island is best known for its endemic Barrington Land Iguana as well as its towering prickly pear cacti which have been known to reach remarkable heights of up to 20 feet. The magnificent Barrington Bay is the only visitor site on the island. There are two hiking trails that start here. One leads to a scenic viewpoint atop a cliff and the other wends through a forest of gigantic opuntia cacti. The beach is popular with sea lions and is an excellent spot from which to snorkel the radiant blue-green waters. You may even spot a Galapagos green turtle gracefully swimming by.
Set off the east coast of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands, the Plazas Islands are a phenomenal haven of wildlife. Formed from lava bubbling up from the ocean floor, the ancient islands are home to prickly pear cactus trees, and brightly coloured Sesuvium, which changes from green to orange to purple, depending on the season. Visitors can marvel at the strange animals such as Red and Yellow Land Iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. The channel’s shallow waters provide a wonderful nursery for seal pups, which can be seen frolicking in the waves and playing on the shores. See famously impressive birdlife including Swallow-tailed Gulls, Red-billed Tropicbirds, Audubon’s Shearwaters, Nazca and Blue-footed Boobies, Frigates, and a variety of nesting seabirds. Tours and hikes are around two hours and suitable for all ages.
March 11, 2021 – Puerto Ayora & Santa Cruz Island. Situated on Santa Cruz Island of the Ecuadorian Galapagos Islands, the tourist town of Puerto Ayora is famous for its striking natural scenery, breathtaking beaches and unique history. As the biggest town in the archipelago, it is from here that many excellent cruises, diving expeditions and land based tours depart. Tortuga Bay, which rivals any South American beach, is perfect for swimming and sunbathing and also offers the chance to spot sharks, marine iguanas, pelicans and the occasional flamingo; while the Charles Darwin Research Station is home to giant tortoises. Lava tunnels and two idyllic lagoons provide further opportunities to explore. The incredible Maprae Museum uses smartphone technology and augmented reality to tell the stories of ancient pre-Columbian artefacts, and is the first of its kind in the world.
March 12-13, 2021 – Isabela Island. Resting in the western part of the Galapagos archipelago, Isabela Island is larger than all of the rest of the islands combined. Comprising six volcanoes, the island is about 120 km long and covers 4,585 square km. The remote location of the island’s visitor sites means that few boats frequent Isabela but visitors who do make the effort will be richly rewarded with a profusion of fascinating wildlife including large numbers of flamingos which are typically spotted at the lagoon in town or along the boardwalk to the impressive Giant Tortoise Breeding Center. Don’t miss: Concha de Perla, a natural pool which is ideal for snorkeling and interacting with sea lions; Las Tintoreras, a lagoon where white tip sharks come to rest; and Los Tuneles where you will find abundance of turtles, rays, and fish swimming in the canals and pools.
March 14, 2021 – Fernandina Island. The most westerly of the Galapagos Islands, Fernandina (Narborough) is the youngest and most active volcanically, with eruptions occurring from its single volcano, La Cumbre, every few years. The island boasts an astonishingly pristine landscape which showcases various types of lava flows and some spectacular mangrove forests. This otherworldly environment is home to an impressive diversity of wildlife including the area’s famous flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, pelicans, Galapagos sea lions, Galapagos fur seals and the largest colony of marine iguanas on the islands. Punta Espinosa is the island’s sole land site and is one of the best places to see the unique Lava Cactus as well as the island’s breathtaking mass of marine iguanas.
March 15, 2021 – Santiago Island & Bartolome Island. Resting approximately 25 km northeast of Santa Cruz Island, in the exquisite Galapagos archipelago, the elongated shield volcano of Santiago Island, also known as San Salvador Island or James Island, is dotted with Holocene pyroclastic cones. The island’s best site is undoubtedly Puerto Egas where you will find a long, lava shoreline where eroded rock formations are home to an impressive variety of wildlife including an abundance of marine iguanas and fur seals. While geology aficionados should head to Sullivan Bay to witness its black lava flow covered with lava bubbles and tree-trunk moulds, diving enthusiasts can enjoy the renowned dive site of Cousin’s Rock, a triangular rock that rises about 10 m (33 ft) out of the water and is made up of many layers of volcanic rock. Don’t miss Espumilla Beach which is fringed by a spectacular palo santo forest that shelters nesting Galápagos green turtles.
Galapagos fur seals
As one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing, this volcanic islet in the Galápagos Islands group makes an ideal stomping ground for avid nature enthusiasts. Charles Darwin was famously inspired to write his seminal work, ‘The Origin of Species’, after witnessing the veritable treasure trove of natural wonders exhibited on this extraordinary archipelago. Darwin was so intrigued by the unique landscapes, colourful rock formations and exotic wildlife of these islands that he named one of its most unusual islets after his close friend and fellow naturist, Sir Bartholomew James Sulivan. Today, Bartholomew Island is no less fascinating that is was in 1835 when Darwin first arrived. Visitors typically swim and snorkel around the iconic Pinnacle Rock where they are treated to an impressive natural world of penguins, marine turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, and other marine creatures, many of which are found nowhere else on earth.
March 16, 2021 – Disembarkation from Infinity Yacht at Baltra for transfer to Crystal luxury aircraft to begin your private flight return journey through Guayaquil to the U.S.A.
March 16, 2021 – arrive Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.
Your home away from home for the week is on the exquisite Infinity Yacht, featuring spacious cabins and suites, private balconies, sublime cuisine, al fresco dining, and a bubbling Jacuzzi. As you glide through the deep, discover moonlike landscapes, interspersed with rugged vegetation, creating an ethereal atmosphere and a sanctuary to a flourishing population of marine iguanas, sea lions, giant tortoises and an exceptional array of birds such as the blue-footed boobie, frigate and flightless cormorant. This outdoor haven provides a wealth of exceptional activities such as hiking, snorkeling, diving, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and island hopping in sensational surroundings
Jacuzzi on Sundeck
Upper Deck Bar
Call Ryan Hilton at 941-951-1801 extension 107 now to reserve your space on this unique journey today!
Cost: $49,800.00 per person, based on double occupancy.
- 30% deposit required to secure your space.
- Final payment due 60 days prior to departure.
Limited upgrade opportunities available. For single traveler pricing, please inquire directly.
- Charter flight in all route Sarasota-Guayaquil-Galapagos Islands
- Accommodation on-board the Infinity Yacht- Double Occupancy Cabins
- Airport Assistance upon arrival in the Guayaquil Airport
- VIP Lounge in the Guayaquil Airport for International Departure
- VIP Lounge in Baltra Airport/ Departure from Galapagos
- Naturalist Bilingual Guide in Galapagos for each excursion on private basis
- Daily excursions in Galapagos according to itinerary on private basis
- Meals as indicated in program
- Soft drinks (water, tea, sodas) / juices during meals on yacht
- Snorkeling equipment
- Wet Suites
- Domestic Flight to SRQ Airport
- Entrance Fee to Galapagos National Park
- Migratory Cards
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Travel / Medical Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Any extra not mentioned
This unique small group adventure is limited to a maximum of 12 guests and requires a minimum of 8 guests to travel.