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Experience: Crewed Yacht Charter
Trip Type:
Private Yacht, Family Experiences

Board this exclusive catamaran for an amazing day at sea to discover some of the breathtaking landscapes and amazing wildlife available on The Galapagos. Onboard the Galapagos Hopper you will have a great overview of the eastern side of the Archipelago.

The Galapagos Hopper catamaran is ideal for hotel-based island hopping tours based on San Cristobal Island, offering navigation stability, high-end features, and personalized service onboard.

Questions? Please contact one of the Civilized Adventures’ Adventure Travel Specialists at info@civilizedadv.com

Sample itineraries

Española Island itinerary

This itinerary visits Punta Suarez and Gardner Islets. During this day passengers will be approached to some of the endemic species of the islands such as the Galapagos Doves, the Marine Iguanas, Waved Albatross, Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies. In this tour passengers will enjoy of nature hikes and snorkeling.

Your day starts early in the morning at the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Dock, and here the adventure begins. You will be accompanied by the bilingual guide who is going to help you board the zodiac that will take you to the Galapagos Hopper Catamaran. After sailing approximately 2.5 hours, you will arrive at Española Island, considered a crown jewel of the Galapagos archipelago where you will enjoy a full day of activities. Española Island is located at the southern end of the archipelago, 22 miles from San Cristobal Island. Here, you will be astonished by two main locations, your visitor site Punta Suarez and Gardner Island.

At Punta Suarez, which is located at the northeast end of the Española, you will be amazed by the nesting Nazca Boobies as well as the famous blue-footed boobies, Darwin’s finches and Galapagos Doves. Playful Sea lea lions and Godzilla-like marine iguanas surround you on the beach tide waters.

If you are traveling between May and December, you will be able to visit the world’s entire population of Waved Albatros, as they only nest on this island. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing landscape dominated by cliffs and an amazing blowhole that gives quite a show as the waves come in.

Later on, you explore Gardner Isle at the northeast side of Española Island, and you can go snorkeling among the friendly and playful sea lions, and you will be astonished by the colorful fish within the turquoise water of the bay.

As soon as you board the Galapagos Hopper Catamaran, you will get a refreshing and delicious snack, and for lunch, you will enjoy a three-course meal with soft drinks, coffee, tea and infusions available onboard.

Kicker Rock itinerary

This itinerary visits the west side of San Cristobal. It is the ideal tour for discovering and snorkeling among the marine wildlife of Galapagos. Some of the species able to watch are the Galapagos Shark, the Hammer Head Shark, Sea Turtles, Sea Lions, and colorful fishes.

Today your adventure begins at the Baquerizo Moreno Dock early in the morning. At this instant, you are going to be by the hand of our bilingual guide. Afterward, you will board the zodiac that will take you to the Galapagos Hopper catamaran. You will navigate the west side of San Cristobal Island, so you will be able to watch frigate birds and the unique marine iguanas. With a little luck you will be able to spot manta rays and dolphins jumping amongst the sea alongside with other marine wildlife.

You first snorkeling excursion will take place at Kicker Rock also known as the sleeping lion. This astonishing rock is a tuff cone eroded into twin peaks. Therefore, there is vast wildlife living in its surroundings, it’s cliffs are home to blue footed boobies and other sea birds. In terms of marine life some of the species that you can find at this place are sea lions, reef fish, rays, hammerhead shark, sea turtles and much more.

For lunch you will board again the Galapagos Hopper and will enjoy a succulent 3 course meal. Also here, you will get soft drinks, coffee, tea and infusions. After enjoying Kicker Rock, you will disembark at the beach where you can walk in search of coastal birds and sea lions, or relax and take a sunbath.

If you chose the option of discovering the shore by foot, you can see mangrove forests. Later you can dip into the turquoise water before returning to the Galapagos Hopper catamaran for your navigation back to Baquerizo Moreno Dock in the afternoon.

Pitt Ile itinerary

This tour is the only one that allows passengers to watch and observe the behavior of the three different species of boobies that inhabit Galapagos. The Red and Blue-Footed Boobies as well as the Nazca Boobies. Also, the traveler will be able to watch the Giant Tortoise in its natural habitat. Some nature hikes as well as visit to the beach are part of the tour.

Today your adventure begins at the Baquerizo Moreno Dock early in the morning. You are going to be by the hand of our bilingual guide, who is going to help you to board the zodiac that will take you to the Galapagos Hopper Catamaran. To begin with, the navigation will last approximately 2h15 minutes.

The fun starts with a wet landing at the Golden Sand Beach (Playa Arena Dorada). Punta Pitt is an eroded volcano, it is one of the few places in Galapagos where we can spot the three species of boobies; The blue and red footed boobies and the Nazca boobies. The excursion at Punta Pitt is on rocky terrain, so you should be prepared for the two hours hiking with comfortable shoes to avoid any inconvenience and being able to enjoy this unique landscape.

After hiking around the site, you will be able to do snorkeling at the Pitt Islet. Thus, you will watch an amazing variety of fishes, and with luck you will snorkel among sharks. As soon as you board again the Galapagos Hopper Catamaran, you will receive a refreshing and delicious snack. For lunch you will enjoy a three course meal. Also, you will have soft drinks, coffee, tea and infusions available aboard.

Please note that these itineraries serve only as a brief example of what we can arrange and is subject to change, depending on weather conditions, progressing harbor clearances and other deciding factors.

Civilized Adventures curates each charter itinerary on an individual basis according to your pace and interests! Please contact us to customize your holidays in The Galapagos!


The Galapagos Hopper with a capacity of up to 12 passengers has been custom-built thinking of the needs of the most demanding guests.

The catamaran has an inner dining room area for seating and enjoying the delicious meal. Available seats on the Upper Deck with a great seaside view during the navigation. Also, there are two toilets as well as dry towels for the journey.

On board you will have unlimited water, coffee, and tea services available as well as non-alcoholic beverages. There are also served some snacks during the day to help you to recover after the activities done during the day.

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Best time for yachting around the Galapagos Islands is from October till end of March.

Cost to charter your private yacht

The Galapagos Hopper private charter starts from USD$ 3770 per day.

Enjoy an all-inclusive experience including the service of a full crew, three-course lunch, snacks & unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, use of snorkeling equipment and all guided excursions.

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