GALAPAGOS millenium catamaran - First Class Yacht



Millenium Catamaran



The Millenium is the most elegant and comfortable catamaran cruise in Galapagos Islands. It has a high standard security because it has two hulls, and was constructed with non flamable materials, that make of it a very stable vessel.
The wide spaces in cabins, living rooms and bathrooms fit the elegance and comfort required by passengers. The power of the engines (800 HP) make the trip very quick providing good performance, and the atmosphere of a small group of 16 passengers, mixed with the features of a big vessel, turns it also into an unforgettable journey.


Facilities:All cabins with bathtub and washstand. Big Saloon, Dining room, Air conditioning, 4 different Solarium areas, Bar, Snorkeling Equipment, Reading Room.

Galapagos Millenium Technical Specifications

Length: 82 feet.
Beam: 33 feet.

Speed: 12 knots.

Crew: 9 + guide.

Class: De Luxe.
Passengers: 16 persons.
Accommodation: 6 double cabins with private baths.

Air conditioner and 2 owner's suits with jacuzzi.
All the cabins with balcony and sea beautiful view.


Galapagos Millenium Itinerary - Monday to Monday










Galapagos Millenium Catamaran full, detailed and day by day Itinerary

DAY 1:

San Cristobal – Highlands

In the morning you will fly to the Galapágos Island (San Cristobal) from which you will start your cruise. After paying the National Park Entrance Fee, a crew meWELCOMETOGALAPAGOSr will accompany you to your cruise ship or yacht which anchors at Baquerizo Moreno harbor. After arrival on board, check- in and explanations in general, lunch will be served. Afterwards you will start with your first excursion.

Make a dry landing at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno village and go through the highlands of San Cristobal. Here you will visit San Cristobal breeding centre, called “La Galapaguera”, where you will have the possibility to get to know more about the Giant tortoises breeding efforts of the National Park; especially of the endemic species: Geochelone elephantopus Chatamensis. L/D

DAY 2:

Española Island – Gardener Bay - Suarez Point

Española is the southernmost and oldest island of the Galápagos archipelago. Because of its isolated position you can explore a lot of endemic wildlife. Gardener Bay is on the eastern shore with turquoise shot coloured water and a magnificent beach. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will find lots of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by a transient colony of sea lions which like to swim with you. Birds, like the endemic Hood-Mockingbird and different species of Darwin finches, are omnipresent.

In the afternoon you will have an excursion to Point Suarez which is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago, with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beaches. In addition to five species of nesting seabirds there are the curious and bold Española Island mockingbirds, Galapagos doves and Galapagos hawks. Several types of reptiles, including the marine iguana and the oversized lava lizard, are unique to this island. When heavy swells are running, Point Suarez is also the site of a spectacular blowhole, with thundering spray shooting 30 yards into the air. The walkabout on a stony path is about 2km (duration about 3 hours). B/L/D

DAY 3:

Floreana Island – Post Office Bay – Cormorant Point

Floreana Island is perceived as one of the most exotic islands of the archipelago. In the morning you will visit the famous Post Office Bay, which keeps the legendary post barrel, that whalers historically used to post their mail in. Nowadays you can leave a letter and hope that it will make its destination via another tourist. At Cormorant Point you land on a green olivine sand beach. Following a 100 m long path you will soon reach a lagoon with flamingoes, white-checked pintail ducks and other shorebirds. B/L/D

DAY 4:

Santa Cruz Island: Highlands - Charles Darwin Station

Today you anchor at the harbor of Puerto Ayora on Island Santa Cruz. Beside its rank as homestay for sea lions and pelicans, the marina is a popular starting point for round-the-world-yachtsman. The island itself has come to be both touristic and scientific center of the archipeleago. Here you will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz. The lush landscape there is a welcome contrast to the arid scenery of the smaller, lower islands. On your way you will cross the different zones of vegetation, from the dry lower region full of cactuses to the woods of scalesia in the highlands.

The Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park offices are based on Santa Cruz Island. The station encompasses an information centre, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station. Here you will have an opportunity to visit some of the best scientists of the Galápagos. Park rangers and park managers among others, who make huge efforts to preserve this Unesco World Heritage Site, conduct the conservation of the islands. In the tortoise breeding and rearing centre you can encounter tortoises of different subspecies, which are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most popular inhabitant of this Station is probably Lonesome George. He is the only survivor of his specific turtle species. In the past all approaches to find a partner for him failed. But in July 2008 the scientists found a carved nest wit nine eggs from a female tortoise. Three of them could be saved and now accordingly to strict instructions they are incubated syntheticly. B/L/D

DAY 5:

Island Santa Fe / Island South Plazas

Today you visit Santa Fe Island, a small rocky peninsula which is covered by little Palo Santo trees and by up to 6m high opuntia cacti. Inhabitants of this island are a specific species of large yellow land iguanas, the Galápagos buzzard, some blue footed boobies and pelicans. After the hike you can swim or snorkel in the bay in company of sea lions and marine turtles. Finally you can observe the tropic underwater world.

In the afternoon you will explore South Plaza Island, the more southerly island of the both Plaza Island, located in the east of Island Santa Cruz. On this island so full of life you will encounter colonies of sea lions and land iguanas. On the steep banks it is possible to see a great Number of birds such as nesting tropic birds and fork-tailed seagulls. But most of all, enjoying the beautiful view from atop the steep banks or strolling along the base of the cliff is an extremely pleasurable experience. The Opuntia cactus and red coral bushes grow here and the vegetation changes color according to the seasons of the year. B/L/D


DAY 6:

Rabida Island / Santiago Island – Puerto Egas

Today you will make an excursion to the small volcano island, Rábida, with its dark red beach. A small path there leads you to the little lagoon, which is often visited by flamingos. On your way to this lagoon you will pass nesting pelicans and other sea birds. The beach of Rábida Island is considered as one of the most beautiful places to go snorkeling. Because of a huge richness of fishes you can also observe a lot of sea lions there.

After lunch on board you will land at Santiago Island, also known as James, or San Salvador Island, which is the fourth largest island in the archipelago. The influences of the former salt mine workers and their imported animals are still alive on the island. The last tries to populate Santiago Island were given up forty years ago. Visit the dark sand beach with a lot of marine iguanas at Egas Port after a wet landing. After a short walk of about 2 km along the coast you will reach the cliffy lava coast with natural pools where sea lions take a bath and herons and other sea birds are as well local. Additionally you can encounter a small group of sea bears. The surrounding area is good for spotting and observing colonies of sea lions, red sally light-foot crabs, lava iguanas, Galápagos buzzards and lava herons. B/L/D

DAY 7:

Bartolome Island / North Seymour Island

Arriving at Bartolomé you will ascend a lookout point from where you can admire the spectacular panorama of the Sullivan Bay and the famous needle shaped rock, Pinnacle Rock. The beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock boast some fine snorkeling spots from which you can discover the marvelous underwater world with a good chance to encounter penguins or the softly gliding turtles.

After a dry landing, you will have a short walk along the coast of the northernmost island of Seymour. You will encounter swallow-tailed gulls, sea lions and cliff crabs. This site is also known for being a major nesting colony of blue-footed boobies, and the largest colony of the magnificent frigate bird, a species different to the great frigate bird. You can also spot both endemic species of iguanas, the marine iguanas and land iguanas. You will enjoy this relaxing hike around the nesting sites. B/L/D


DAY 8:

Lobos Island – San Cristobal Island

In the morning you will visit Lobos Island, which is located in front of San Cristobal Island. It is a seasonal nesting location for the blue-footed booby and frigate birds. You also should enjoy swimming and snorkeling with sea lions in this calm bay. Around midday you will fly back to the mainland of Ecuador. Enjoy the last view back to the enchanting islands; a unique paradise with its fascinating nature. B



All itineraries in the Galapagos Islands are subject to change without previous notice due to National Park and Marine authorities regulations, operational matters, weather conditions, or at Captain´s decision when considered for passengers security.

* 5 and 4 day itineraries are the same, however, you will miss the morning activity on you arrival day and the afternoon excursion on your departure day.

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