A one-week cruise on board MV Origin, including all guiding and use of equipment, costs $US7500 ($10,170) a person twin share. The Southern-Central sailing route takes in marine and land iguanas, great and magnificent frigatebirds, giant tortoises in the highlands, waved albatross on Espanola and all three types of boobies as well as snorkelling with Galapagos penguins, and kayaking and swimming with sealions at Cerro Brujo and Gardner Bay. The Western-Northern route includes seeing Galapagos tortoises in the highlands, red-footed and Nazca boobies at Genovesa Island, land and marine iguanas, flightless cormorants and volcanic formations on Fernandina. There is snorkelling with penguins on Isabela and kayaking at Darwin Bay and Tagus Cove. Whales and dolphins can be seen at certain times of the year. More: origingalapagos.com.