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Galapagos Yachts & Cruises


Itineries and available boats

All vessels in the Galápagos Islands operate a variety of itineraries approved by the Galápagos National Park, trying to provide alternatives to ease the pressure on the local wildlife at the 14 most popular visiting sites in the archipelago, by redistributing visitor numbers across more sites. The visiting system in the national park allows for a maximum of three itineraries within a 14-night period, during which time no visitor site can be repeated – apart from the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island, which may be visited twice.

We have given here a list of some Galapagos catamarans, yachts and cruises that can be booked through us with different agencies operating on the Galapagos islands. A visit to the Galapagos islands can form part of a roundtrip through Peru and/or Ecuador integrating cultural visits and explore the Amazon rainforest, with at the end a Galapagos excursion of 4 or 5 days up to an expedition of 7 - 8 days or more.

For all departure data, availability, prices and how you can integrate your Galapagos adventure with a tailor made Latin American holiday feel free to Contact us. There are many possibilities and options that can be discussed. We offer Galapagos excursions as stand alone excursions, or integrated with a tailormade roundtravel through Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Brasil, Cuba, Colombia, Panama, Chile with Easter island and/or Argentina.

Note also that it is possible to book a relative short 4 - 5 day cruise tour and stay 2 nights at Santa Cruz island and have a day excursion from the island before flying back to Quito or Guayaguil.

GALAPAGOS YACHTS & CRUISES

With 10-15% discount on public prices when combined with a tailor made holiday.

Galapagos catamarans & yachts (nb: catamarans are more stable on the waves of the sea and therefore recommended):

YACHT ODYSSEY
Capacity for 16 pax:http://www.yachtgalapagosodyssey.com/

CATAMARAN TREASURE OF GALAPAGOS
Capacity for 16 pax: http://www.catamarantreasure.com/

YACHT SAN JOSE
Capacity for 16 pax: http://www.yachtsanjose.com/

CATAMARAN NEMO
Capacity for 14 pax: http://www.catamarannemo.com/

CATAMARAN ARCHIPEL
Capacity for 16 pax:http://www.catamaranarchipel.com/

With 10-15% discount on public prices when combined with a tailor made holiday.

Expedition Luxury Cruise Vessels with more passengers:

SANTA CRUZ II
Capacity for 90 pax: www.santacruzgalapagoscruise.com/santa-cruz-galapagos/

YACHT ISABELA II 
Capacity for 40 pax: www.yachtisabela.com/

YACHT LA PINTA
Capacity for 48 pax: www.lapintagalapagoscruise.com/

All three expedition vessels have obtained the SMART VOYAGER certificate, this is a Latin American Sustainability Certification that incorporates community involvement, best environmental practices, and continuous improvement.

" After two years of research, Smart Voyager was introduced in May 2000. Today, five of the 20 large tour vessels – described as floating hotels – that travel through the Galapagos have been evaluated and certified as eco- friendly and socially responsible through the Smart Voyager program. All five certified tour vessels have made tangible changes that include the use of lead-free and TBT-free paint , the implementation of waste disposal systems, the production of fresh water with a desalinization plant on board, the careful management of fuels and improved conditions for workers. See also: http://ccd.ec/pages/smart_voyager_galapagos_en.htm

From 20th January 2012, the upscale Yacht La Pinta, with capacity for 48 guests, will operate three separate itineraries according to the following schedule: “Western Galápagos” for a full week, 8 days/7 nights, Friday to Friday, beginning in Baltra Island and ending in San Cristóbal Island; “Eastern Galápagos” 4 days/3 nights, Friday to Monday, beginning in San Cristóbal and ending in Baltra; “Northern Galápagos” 5 days/4 nights, Monday to Friday, beginning and ending in Baltra.

From the same date, the classic, 40-guest Yacht Isabela II will begin its new itineraries, offering one full-week and two 5-day/4-night journeys: “Northern Galápagos” 7 days/6 nights, Tuesday to Monday, beginning at San Cristóbal Island and ending in Baltra; “Central Galápagos” 5 days/4 nights, Monday to Friday, beginning and ending in Baltra; “Southern Galápagos” 5 days/4 nights, Friday to Tuesday, beginning in Baltra and ending in San Cristóbal.

The 90-guest M/V Santa Cruz will benefit from three great new itineraries of two 5-night and one 4-night: “Eastern Galápagos” 6 days/5 nights, Friday to Wednesday beginning in San Cristóbal Island and ending at Baltra Island; “Western Galápagos” 6 days/5 nights, Wednesday to Monday, beginning at Baltra and ending at Baltra; “Northern Galápagos” 5 days/4 nights, Monday to Friday, beginning in Baltra and ending at San Cristóbal Island.

Each vessel's itineraries can be combined, joining two geographic areas together and thereby providing a more complete vision of the archipelago's history, geology and wildlife.

GALAPAGOS YACHTS & CRUISES - Yacht Name / Yacht Type / Capacity / Rating :

  • Galapagos Grand Odyssey Motor Yacht 16 passengers Luxury
  • Galapagos Odyssey Motor Yacht 16 passengers First
  • Yolita II Motor Yacht 16 passengers Tourist Superior
  • Seaman Journey Motor Catamaran 16 passengers First
  • Aggressor I Diving Cruise 16 passengers Tourist Superior
  • Aggressor III Diving Cruise 16 passengers Tourist Superior
  • Aida Maria Motor Yacht 16 passengers Tourist
  • Anahí Motor Catamaran 16 passengers First
  • Angelito Motor Yacht 16 passengers Tourist
  • Archipell I Motor Catamaran 16 passengers First
  • Archipell II Motor Catamaran 16 passengers First
  • Athala Motor Catamaran 16 passengers Luxury
  • Beagle Motor Sailer 13 passengers Tourist Superior
  • Beluga Motor Yacht 16 passengers First
  • Cachalote Motor Sailer 16 passengers Tourist Superior
  • Coral I Motor Yacht 36 passengers First
  • Coral II Motor Yacht 20 passengers First
  • Cormorant Evolution Motor Catamaran 16 passengers First
  • Daphne Motor Yacht 16 passengers Tourist Superior
  • Darwin Motor Yacht 16 passengers Tourist
  • Darwin Buddy Diving Cruise 16 passengers First
  • Deep Blue Diving Cruise 16 passengers First
  • Eclipse Expedition Vessel 48 passengers Luxury
  • Eco Galaxy Motor Catamaran 16 passengers First
  • Eden Motor Yacht 16 passengers Tourist Superior
  • Encantada Motor Sailer 12 passengers Economy
  • Eric Motor Yacht 20 passengers First
  • Estrella del Mar Motor Yacht 16 passengers Tourist
  • Evolution Expedition Vessel 32 passengers Luxury
  • Flamingo Motor Yacht 20 passengers First
  • Floreana Motor Yacht 16 passengers Tourist
  • Fragata Motor Yacht 16 passengers Tourist Superior
  • Galapagos Sky Diving Cruise 16 passengers First
  • Galapagos Voyager Motor Yacht 16 passengers Tourist Superior
  • Galaven I Motor Yacht 20 passengers Tourist Superior
  • Galaxy Motor Yacht 16 passengers First
  • Golondrina I Motor Yacht 14 passengers Tourist
  • Grace Motor Yacht 18 passengers Luxury
  • Guantanamera Motor Yacht 16 passengers Tourist
  • Humboldt Explorer Diving Cruise 16 passengers First
  • Integrity Motor Yacht 16 passengers Luxury
  • Isabela II Expedition Vessel 40 passengers Luxury
  • La Pinta Expedition Vessel 40 passengers Luxury
  • Legend Expedition Vessel 100 passengers Luxury
  • Letty Motor Yacht 20 passengers First
  • Majestic Motor Yacht 16 passengers First
  • Mary Anne Motor Sailer 16 passengers First
  • Millennium Motor Catamaran 16 passengers First
  • Monserrat Motor Yacht 20 passengers Tourist Superior
  • Narel II Day Trips 16 passengers First
  • Nautilus Diving Cruise 12 passengers Tourist

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