International Expeditions’ discounted pricing on the cruise line’s 10-day Galapagos Islands cruise is ideal for all of your spontaneous, budget-conscious, watersports-loving clients. The cruise takes place aboard the 32-passenger M/V Evolution yacht, where guests enjoy a 2-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio. Three trained naturalist guides lead the team, sharing their in-depth knowledge during nightly lectures and in the field among giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, penguins and other animals. While on board, guests have access to ample public areas, including a lounge/library, and sun deck, plus an al fresco dining area and bar.
The cruise departs Oct. 7, 2016 and will be particularly rewarding for snorkel enthusiasts who will be able to see more active marine life due to the Humboldt Current. International Expeditions offers daily swimming and snorkeling excursions and opportunities for whale watching, which also increases during October. In addition to daily snorkeling and hiking through deserts, rainforests and volcanic terrain, other highlights of the itinerary include snorkeling in an extinct volcanic cone at Devil’s Crown off the coast of Floreana Island, visiting a family-run sugar cane farm and exploring the Genovesa (Tower) Island. The cruise also makes a stop at the Charles Darwin Research Center, famous for its tortoise breeding programs. Discounted rates for the Oct. 7 Galapagos Islands cruise start at $5,998 dbl, and includes accommodations, all excursions, most meals and transfers. For more information, call (800) 633-4734 or visit ietravel.com.