Cruise only (Please call for flight options)
Setting sail from Baltra
The flat and arid island of Baltra, also known as South Seymour, is home to the Galapagos archipelago's main airport, formerly a US air base. The island is inhabited by wildlife including boobies and frigatebirds, but there are no sites open to visitors, so if you see anything it will only be in passing as you transfer between airport and ship.
Take an underwater camera - the marine life in the Galapagos is spectacular, with sea turtles, penguins, manta rays and more lurking beneath the surface.
Ecuador: Daphne Major
Access to Daphne Major is highly restricted and you won’t be able to land here, but a circumnavigation reveals birdlife including Nazca and blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, red-billed tropicbirds and swallow-tailed gulls. Daphne Major was also the site of Peter and Rosemary Grant’s 40-year study of Darwin’s finches, documented in the fascinating book ‘The Beak of the Finch’.
Ecuador: Gardner Bay (Española)
The beautiful white sand beach of Gardner Bay is situated on the north coast of Española, one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos archipelago. Just offshore is Gardner Islet, a great snorkelling spot where you can see sea lions, green turtles and (if you're lucky) reef sharks and rays.
Ecuador: Punta Suárez (Española)
Española is the most southerly island in the Galapagos, and the remote location means it's home to several endemic species, including the Española lava lizard and the Española mockingbird. The island is also famous as the breeding ground for waved albatrosses, but the birds are absent between January and March.
Ecuador: Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island)
The name is slightly misleading, as you won't find any cormorants here! Instead you'll discover a wonderful white sand beach where turtles and stingrays swim in the shallows, and a brackish lagoon where vivid pink American flamingos nest.
Ecuador: Floreana Island
Flamingos, cormorants and sea turtles can all be found around Floreana, and the island also has an interesting human history. This is the site of the famous Galapagos ‘post office’, a barrel where sailors would place letters to be transported home by passing ships.
Ecuador: Punta Moreno (Isabella Island), Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
Ecuador: Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
Punta Espinoza is home to the largest colony of marine iguanas in the Galapagos, and you will see them draped across the black lava rocks sunning themselves during the day. Other species on Fernandina Island include Sally Lightfoot crabs, sea lions and the rare flightless cormorant.
Ecuador: Punta Vicente Roca
Punta Vicente Roca is one of the best snorkelling locations off the coast of Isabela, and the waters at the base of the cliffs teem with life, including sea turtles, sea lions and Galapagos penguins. There are also caves where you can see birds including brown noddies and flightless cormorants.
Ecuador: South Plaza Island
South Plaza is one of the smallest islands open to visitors in the Galapagos, dotted with prickly pear cacti and home to a wealth of wildlife, including red-billed tropic birds, land and marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and a large colony of sealions.
Ecuador: Cerro Dragón (Santa Cruz)
The aptly named Cerro Dragón, or ‘Dragon Hill’, is known for its population of land iguanas. These creatures were very nearly wiped out by feral dogs in the 1970s, but the conservation efforts of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park have been very successful in protecting the iguanas and growing their numbers.
Ecuador: Puerto Ayora
Puerto Ayora is the largest town in the Galapagos, on the south coast of Santa Cruz island. From here you can visit the lush highlands where giant tortoises roam free, and you can learn more about tortoise conservation at the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Arriving in Baltra
Your home away from home
Celebrity Flora is a sleek and stylish expedition ship, designed specifically to explore the captivating Galapagos islands.
What we love
Incorporating the spirit of the Galapagos into its design, Celebrity Flora embodies the same chic style as the wider Celebrity fleet. Luxurious all-suite accommodation combines with comfortable deck space to help make the destination the centre of attention, and you'll explore ashore with expert naturalist guides. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining options, relax in the Discovery Lounge, peruse the library in the Observatory and sleep under the stars in a comfy cabana with Flora's unique glamping experience.
|Offering a relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on the destination, Celebrity Flora helps you discover the Galapagos in the utmost comfort and style.
Tailor-make your trip
It's easy to combine your Galapagos cruise with a trip to Machu Picchu, the enigmatic and spectacular Inca city high in the Andes.
Spend a couple of days in Ecuador's charming capital, Quito, exploring the beautiful colonial-era churches of the old town.