Sailing to the Galápagos Archipelago

Galápagos Passage Summary

Two views of the anchorage in Academy Bay, looking towards Puerto Ayora from the anchored Nine of Cups.

Here's a summary of our passage to the Galápagos:

We left Puerto Lucia at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24, and anchored in Academy Bay at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, March 29. Thus, the passage took six calendar days, but the total time on-passage was only 123 hours, which is just over five 24-hour days. (If you compute the number of hours, you'll note that it comes to 122 hours, but we crossed a time zone so it becomes 123 hours.)

We motored (or motorsailed) for 72 hours, which is about 60% of the time.

The total mileage was 604 nautical miles, with the following daily mileage:

Day 1 - 78 nm (partial day)
Day 2 - 138 nm
Day 3 - 140 nm
Day 4 - 117 nm
Day 5 - 113 nm
Day 6 - 18 nm (partial day)

The adventure continues in the next section as we visit and explore three fascinating islands in the Galápagos Archipelago.

One of the boats in the anchorage, Sirenian.   Sunset over Puerto Ayora.

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