Galapagos Cruise | A Typical Day's Itinerary
A Galapagos Islands ship cruise requires some stamina, because you have an active schedule. Here's a typical 24 hour day. Any problems in basic walking ability could make a Galapagos trip a difficult challenge.
- Early Breakfast
- Morning shore excursion lasting up to several hours
- Return to ship for lunch and (time permitting) snorkeling
- Cruise to next Galapagos site
- Afternoon shore excursion lasting up to several hours
- Return to ship for dinner
- After dinner, meeting/lecture to discuss the next day's plans
- Sleep while ship cruises to the next Galapagos site
The walks ashore are not difficult or excessively hard but the
surface is usually uneven and you must exercise caution. Stops
are made all along the way to view wildlife and for your guide to
explain aspects of the island you are visiting. See also,
Sturdy inflatable zodiacs ferry you between your cruise ship and the Galapagos shore. Some of your landings will be "dry", meaning you step out of the zodiac onto land. Other landings are "wet", meaning you step into shallow water (sometimes up to your knees) and wade to shore. Every now and then, your disembarkation point is rocky or slightly slippery.