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Bucketeer Hosted Trip to the Galapagos Islands June 2026




Join our hosted 2026 Bucketeer Adventure to the Galapagos for a rare, life-changing experience.

Call Go Bucket List Travel at 804-557-3006 for a quote.

Space is limited so please call today to hold your spot.

June 5 – 15, 2026

Roundtrip Quito, Ecuador

These are the islands that time forgot.

In the Galapagos, we will come eye to eye with ancient tortoises, comical birds, and other amazing beasts—plus landscapes as fantastic as the animals—for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

For seven glorious days, follow in the footsteps of Darwin, viewing this realm through the eyes of certified naturalists, making discoveries on shore excursions—two per day included—in small groups of travelers who share your interests.

Each evening, come home to the luxurious, 100-guest, all-suites Celebrity Flora—the first and only resort at sea in the region to receive a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating. Everything you want or need will be included—stunning accommodations, inspired food and drink, unlimited Wi-Fi—all delivered with superlative service.

After your cruise add follow-on visits to mystical Machu Picchu, high in the Andes Mountains; historic Lima, seaside capital of Peru; and charming Cuzco, ancient city of the Inca—complete with air transfers, five-star accommodations, and tours.

All staterooms are subject to availability until booked.

Call Go Bucket List Travel at 804-557-3006 for a quote.


June 5 - Fly to Quito, Ecuador, [special air rates are available] enjoy two nights at the Quito Marriott

June 6. Free Day in Quito

June 7. In the morning fly to Baltra Island [air included] where you will board the luxurious Celebrity Flora. In the afternoon we will sail to Daphne Island, a satellite volcanic cone located north of Santa Cruz Island. The crater floor is an important breeding site for blue-footed boobies. The cliff shore of the island is home for sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and tropic birds which can be observed during the circumnavigation of the island.

June 8. Egas Port, Santiago Island, with its sandy beach and black –rock, blue-water grottos, this stop offers a taste of the Galapagos geology, some great snorkeling, and an opportunity to see shore birds and Galapagos fur seals. Excursion options: long walk along the shore to the grottos to see fur seals, followed by optional swimming and snorkeling or a shorter coastal walk.

After lunch we sail over to Rabida Island, best known for its red sand and eroded volcanic landscape. A nesting colony of pelicans makes its home here, along with sea lions and some sea birds. Excursion options: coastal exploration ride, short walk, swimming, and snorkeling from the beach.

June 9. This morning we are at Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island, one of the western-most points in the Galapagos. A scenic tender ride along this sheltered inlet offers a wide variety of wildlife viewing and a wonderful mangrove ecosystem.

Later we head to Tagus Cove, Isabela Island, historically an anchorage for pirates and whalers, this site offers a breathtaking view of Isabela, its volcanoes, and a saltwater lagoon. Along the shore, seabirds, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, and nesting flightless cormorants can often be found. Excursion options: coastal exploration, walk, snorkeling and kayak.

June 10. Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island, is our morning stop. During a volcanic eruption in the early 1900’s, this area of Santiago was covered with flowing lava. Today, the hardened fields of black rock create a geologic wonderland. Take advantage of the cool of the early morning for a walk at this amazing site.

We then sail over to spectacular Bartolomé Island, one of the region’s most photographed views. Its barren moon-like volcanic landscapes, spatter cones, and pinnacle rock make for a unique stop. It is also home to the endemic Galapagos penguin and provides an excellent opportunity for snorkeling. Excursion options: hike up some 368 stairs “To the Top” of the volcano, a zodiac ride, and an optional beach swim or snorkel.

June 11. Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island, is our morning visit. Behind one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in all of the Galapagos, you will find two small ponds that often have flamingos feeding in the shallows. It is also one of the largest nesting areas for the Pacific green sea turtle. Excursion options: short beach walk to look for flamingos, followed by an optional opportunity to swim, snorkel from the beach, or just relax on the shore.

This afternoon we move over to North Seymour Island, home to the largest colony of frigate birds in the Galapagos. While keeping an eye out for male frigates trying to impress potential mates with an inflated red neck pouch, you may also see blue-footed boobies dancing in a timeless courtship ritual. Sea lions and large land iguanas also roam about this rocky terrain. Excursion options: a long rocky walk, coastal exploration ride and short easy walk; or simply a scenic coastal exploration tour along the coast to view wildlife and the geology of the area. Experienced snorkelers will also have an option of deep water snorkeling.

June 12. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island is the administrative capital of the islands. Excursion options: a tour of a local interpretation center and time for shopping or a fast-paced long walk to view scenic vistas, followed by a visit to the interpretation center before we head to Punta Pitt, thought by many to be the most spectacular site in San Cristobal. Punta Pitt allows for the rare opportunity to visit the one of the few locations in the Galapagos where you can observe all three species of boobies–Blue, Red and Nazca–and two species of frigate birds nesting in the same area. You will have an opportunity to explore its volcanic terrain as well as beach swimming. Excursion options: zodiac, hike and swim.

June 13. Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. This is the main population center of the islands, Puerto Ayora is home to the National Park Service tortoise-breeding center and the Charles Darwin Research Station. You will be able to visit the breeding center and walk through the Research Station. You will also have the opportunity to take a bus ride to the highlands to observe giant tortoises in the wild and walk through a lava tunnel. In addition, you will have an exclusive opportunity to participate in the Scalesia reforestation project.

June 14. Today we will disembark the ship, transfer to the airport, fly back to Quito and remain overnight at the Quito Marriott before our flights home the next day.

June 15. Fly back to the USA or continue on your South America extension.