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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.

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