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Galapagos Gay Pride Cruise 2023

Galapagos

Gay Galapagos

Galapagos Islands
Gay Pride Cruise 2023

San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana, Santa Fe, Santa Cruz, and more!

5 Days From/To Guayaquil, Ecuador

May 30 – June 3, 2023

 

 

 

 

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Happy Gay Travel Vimeo ChannelGay Galapagos cruiseStart the Pride month 2023 on board the catamaran Treasure of Galapagos. Instead of travelling with a very large amount of people, our small all-gay cruise will definitely make your nature and cruise experience more intimate and profound while discovering all the beautiful features the Galapagos has to offer. A cruise through the Galapagos Archipelago is a unique experience that you won’t easily forget. The great outdoors of this National Park form an unrivalled destination for wildlife and bird observation.

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Ecuador is one of 17 megadiverse countries in the world. In addition to the mainland, Ecuador owns the Galápagos Islands. This is what the country is best known for

Ecuador has 1,600 bird species and 38 more endemic in the Galápagos. In addition to over 16,000 species of plants, the country has 106 endemic reptiles, 138 endemic amphibians, and 6,000 species of butterfly. The Galápagos Islands are famous as the place of birth of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

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Galapagos Gay Cruise Experience

A once in a lifetime naturalist cruise:
It is not uncommon for dolphins to escort our catamaran, or for frigate birds to glide for hours above the Sun Deck, which offers you an excellent lookout for whale watching as well.

Leisure time in an inviting private ambiance:
Your impressive cabin resembles a floating hotel room with an ample bathroom, private balcony, ample storage space, soft carpeting and regular beds (20m2).

All the comfort you need within easy reach:
Whirlpool with jets on the Sun Deck. Spacious solarium and shaded terraces with deck chairs. Cozy living room with a library, TV and DVD player and board games.

Delicious food:
to make your mouth water: Our professional cook and kitchen staff will treat you to a substantial breakfast, and mouth-watering warm lunches and dinners, all served in abundant buffet style.

 

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What makes the Galapagos so unique?

The Galapagos Islands are an excellent destination for wildlife and bird observation, and of course also for photography and filming. Discover the wide range of activities that are included in our cruise programmed to experience the closest and most intimate encounters with wildlife, and to perceive the unique nature of Galapagos from different perspectives. Some activities depend on local conditions and will be coordinated together with the guide; others are optional, such as strolling around touristic towns or leisure and entertainment on-board.

The Biosphere and Marine Reserve team up to offer you abundant wildlife. You can enjoy your journey looking out for incredible land mammals, or peering closely into the ocean to spot beautiful sea creatures.

Enjoy amazing and unexpected encounters with the unique Galapagos wildlife. Meet different types of animals that will open your eyes to species you have never seen before and will never see again!

 

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Galapagos Islands Gay Pride Cruise Itinerary

Our classic 4-night route to the southeast Galapagos Islands anchors at the most paradisiacal bays and lovely beaches. Some of these oldest islands are true crown jewels where you can become an eye-witness of evolution. Several (sub) species have had enough time to transform into emblematic figureheads, which differ from island to island. Moreover, the open water passages take 4-6 hours instead of long overnight navigations; our stable catamaran mostly floats at sheltered anchorages, which helps you get a restful sleep.

 

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Day 1 - Arrive at San Cristobal, Galapagos
Flight to San Cristobal Airport (SCY). Upon arrival at San Cristobal Airport, travelers pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands, as well as to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless it has been prepaid). A guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor.

PM - Colorado Hill (San Cristobal)
Colorado Hill Tortoises Protection and Growing Center, located at 40 minutes approximately by bus to the south east of the island. This center was built to improve the status of the population of the island tortoises. The center includes a large corral, a Visitors center, breeding center and an interpretative trail. Along this trail is possible to see different species of native and endemic plants as well birds as the San Cristobal Mockingbird, Yellow Warblers, and many species of finches and the Galapagos flycatcher.

 

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Day 2 - Espanola, Galapagos
AM - Gardner Bay (Española)
Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and the opportunity to observe sea lions. Here we can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.

PM - Suarez Point (Española)
This rocky land spot sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Along its southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea affording the visitor spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow whole where water spouts up to 50-75 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf.

 

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Day 3 - Floreana, Galapagos
AM - Post Office Bay - Baroness lookout (Floreana)
Historically, this site is the location of a wooden barrel that was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. The letters found inside the barrel would be picked up and delivered by sailors returning home. There was no postage fee, and, surprisingly, this mailbox and its honor system are still in use today. Although the letters are no longer important messages from sailors to their loved ones, thousands of them are left by tourists nowadays and many of them still make it to their destination. Apart from being the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. It is said that Baroness Eloisa von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her house.

PM - Cormorant Point - Champion Islet (Floreana)
This site offers probably the best Flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white- checked pintail ducks and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: “The Green Beach” (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the “Flour Sand Beach” which is made up of coral.

 

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Day 4 - Santa Fe, Galapagos
AM - Santa Fe
Located in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, this island was formed from an uplift instead than a volcanic origin, this is why is mostly flat. There are some theories which assure this could be the oldest island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands. After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion colonies. Along the trail many salt bushes can be seen as well giant Prickly pear cactus, gigantism is a characteristic of oceanic islands.

PM - El Chato (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz also offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild tortoises, both roaming through pastures in the agricultural zone and in the Tortoise Reserve, which is accessible from Santa Rosa or Salasaca. Several farms serve food and allow visitors to explore their grounds in search of tortoises. Descending through the agricultural zone into the Transition Zone where the Tortoise Reserve is located, the introduced vegetation of the farmlands is replaced by native vegetation. The pond at El Chato is surrounded by forest where short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, Vermilion Flycatchers, Yellow Warblers, Galapagos Rails, and Paint-billed Crakes can be seen. As the visitor walks into the forests overgrown with lichens, ferns, and other epiphytes, it is time to listen carefully for the sound of heavy footsteps and the sound of shrubs being slowly crushed as the tortoises make their way through the brush. Welcome Pride Month dinner.

 

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Day 5 - Santa Cruz, Galapagos
AM - Twin Craters (Santa Cruz)
The Twin Craters are found on either side of the road leading to Puerto Ayora. These impressive formations are not really volcanic craters and were formed by magma domes, which hardened on the outside while the lava continued flowing inside, leaving huge and empty magma chambers that eventually collapsed, leaving two large holes. The craters lie within a lush scalesia cloud forest, a high-altitude plant species that are endemic to the Galapagos. This area is also home to the carpenter finch, which uses tools to search for food. There may also be opportunities to see the vermillion flycatcher, a small red-breasted bird.

Transfer out to Baltra Airport (GPS)
Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crewmembers, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra Airport, where we will take the shuttle back to the airport.

 

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Journey Highlights

• Celebrate the start of Pride Month 2023 in the Galapagos Islands!

• First class and personalize service.

• Gay Friendly Luxury Hotels in Quito or Guayaquil.

• Discovering the enchanted Islands by cruise: Private Gay Charter on-board First- Class The Treasure of Galapagos

• Gay Friendly staff and Top guides.

• Nature, sand-white beach, snorkel, and close-up endemic wildlife encounters.

 

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Program Includes:

• Private Transfer In (International arrival flight)

• Shared Transfer Out (Galapagos departure flight)

• 1 Night hotel in Quito or Guayaquil (night pre cruise departure)
- Quito: Swissôtel Quito (Swiss Business Advantage)
- Guayaquil: Hilton Colon Guayaquil Hotel (Deluxe)

• Airport assistance in Quito or Guayaquil

• Transfers in Galapagos (same day cruise operation)

• Accommodation on board in selected cabin with private facilities (4 Nights)

• All excursions as mentioned in the itinerary (itinerary subject to change) with English speaking naturalist guide

• All meals, water, coffee and tea

• Welcome Pride Month: Special Dinner

• Snorkel Gear (masks, flippers and snorkel)

 

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Not Included:

• Round trip airfare to/from Galapagos ($ 510 pp)

• Galapagos Entrance Fee ($ 100 pp)

• Galapagos Transit Card ($ 20 pp)

• Wetsuit: $ 35 per 5 Days Cruise

• Additional Tours

• Soft and Alcoholic Drinks | Tips | Meals, activities not indicated

• Travel & Medical insurance (mandatory)

• International Services / Flights. Early Check In / Late Check In. Bank fees.

 

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Your Ship

M/C The Treasure of Galapagos, 4*

The Motor Catamaran Treasure of Galápagos is a spacious, first class vessel boasting large, elegant cabins and excellent amenities. Featuring a wonderfully eclectic decor that sumptuously blends art deco with modern styles, you will feel perfectly at home as you cruise around the enchanting archipelago.

 

Treasure of Galapagos Sun Deck

 

Amenities on board are excellent. Every cabin features its own private balcony, allowing you to sit and drink in the islands' beauty in perfect privacy if you wish. Individually controlled air conditioning, delightful private bathroom, and a writing desk/vanity and plenty of storage complete the thoughtful touches.

 

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Communal areas on board are large, bright and airy, and facilities include a jacuzzi on the upper sun deck, outdoor lounge and bar with shade as well as an elegant indoor lounge bar.

 

Treasure of Galapagos outdoor lounge

 

Treasure of Galápagos features a reading room with its own Natural History library, where your highly experienced naturalist guide will make the habitat and wildlife of the Galápagos come alive for you.

 

Treasure of Galapagos Dining Room

 

Dining on board is a first class experience, with a varied and plentiful menu that features the best of Ecuadorian and world cuisine, served buffet style. The well-stocked bar provides excellent local beers and wines, as well as premium spirits and cocktails. There is complimentary tea, coffee and water available 24 hours.

 

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With only 16 guests maximum, your expert crew and naturalist guide will ensure your every need is catered for, and all your questions are answered. Complimentary snorkelling equipment allows guests to experience the marine habitat for themselves, and a wide range of excursions means you will truly come to understand the unique islands of the Galápagos.

 

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Sun deck: Solarium area, shaded resting area & whirlpool.

Upper deck: Shaded terrace & barbecue area Indoor

Main deck: Air-conditioned lounge with living room, dining room, and bar

Amenities: Outdoor whirlpool for up to 6 people (with Jacuzzi jets); deck chairs, BBQ, TV/DVD, small library, board games

 

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Galapagos Islands Gay Pride Cruise 2023 Prices

Cabin Category Description
Per person
$ (USD)
Availability

Cruise Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.
Intra-Tour flights (Quito, or Guayaquil – Galapagos – Guayaquil) are additional (approx. $ 500 - $530 pp), Galapagos Entrance Fee $100 pp and Galapagos Transit Card $20 pp are additional.

$ 4,999

Cruise Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.
Intra-Tour flights (Quito, or Guayaquil – Galapagos – Guayaquil) are additional (approx. $ 500 - $530 pp), Galapagos Entrance Fee $100 pp and Galapagos Transit Card $20 pp are additional.

$ 3,989

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Single Supplement Surcharge - 100% . Ask about our single roommate share program to help you avoid the single supplement.

30% Deposit required at time of booking. Balance payment due February 15, 2023

Galapagos Entrance Fee ($ 100 pp) & Galapagos Transit Card ($ 20 pp) are additional

Price does not include 3% payment card charges. No additional charges if paid by bank transfer (Wire, SEPA, etc)

 

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