Social Areas of the Beluga Galapagos Yacht
The Beluga Galapagos cruise features several first-rate living areas excelling all standards of comfort, class, and luxury. As you cruise between visitor points, head up to the upper deck solarium featuring extra-wide reclining furniture and a large half-moon sofa, the perfect area for soaking up the sun. Don’t forget to grab a tropical cocktail from the downstairs bar of the Beluga Galapagos Yacht, filled with unlimited choices of premium international and national liquors. Alternatively, enjoy a superb selection of fine wines, local beers, and even Galapagos craft beer.
When you are ready for a respite from the sun, head into the shade of the upper deck or head down to the roomy and tastefully decorated interior Salon. Enjoy the library or large flat-screen TV of this air-conditioned room, full of snug furniture for winding down in the evening. Before dinner, your veteran guide provides a PowerPoint briefing in this area on the following day’s activities and everything you need to bring.
Cabins of the Beluga Galapagos Yacht
The Beluga Galapagos cruise contains a variety of cabins perfect for any traveler. A huge bonus is a triple cabin (a rare commodity in Galapagos Yachts), perfect for families that want to stick together. Make sure to book this well in advance with us, as they go fast. Alternatively, choose between standard doubles and twin cabins found throughout the levels of the ship. For those apprehensive of motion sickness, book in the lower deck where the motion is offset by the lower position. These feature a porthole to allow for the sun to help illuminate the room. Otherwise, the upper deck cabins are excellent options for those that want a spectacular view, equipped with large rectangular windows featuring panoramic windows of the Islands.
Each cabin of the Beluga Galapagos features an ensuite private bathroom with a hot shower, along with all toiletries necessary for bathing. Bedside tables are fitted with 110 and 220-volt ports allow for charging any electronic devices. Rest assured, the linens and pillows are of the highest quality, meeting quality hotel standards. Additionally, each room contains a safe, plenty of room for storage, reading lights, and a bonus: A refillable metal water bottle.
The Staff of the Beluga Galapagos Yacht
What truly makes the Beluga Galapagos cruise shine is the friendly and professional staff, veterans of the Galapagos service industry. An onboard sous chef brings your taste buds into another universe, thrice daily preparing delicious meals for guests along with tasty snacks between excursions. While you are away on excursions, cleaning staff will have your bed freshly made, with a tasty treat placed upon your pillow for a nice surprise. As you explore the islands, hundreds of questions will pop into your head about what is going on. Your veteran Galapagos guide has learned every inch of the Islands, from the animals to the history, and will bring to life your journey throughout the Archipelago.
Bonus Features of the Beluga Galapagos Yacht
Enjoy the onboard kayaks of the Beluga Galapagos cruise, allowing you to get up close and personal with Galapagos wildlife. Additionally, enjoy the free snorkeling equipment for your many aquatic excursions where you will enjoy sights of sharks, tropical fish, rays, and more. As you explore the various islands, the Beluga provides guests with walking sticks for those that need a little extra support and balance. Lastly, those traveling with a child under the age of 12 are eligible for significant discounts, ask our travel staff for more information.
Facilities Grading - 3
Superior accommodation, all standard facilities & amenities, plus spacious cabins & comfortable interior - exterior lounge areas. Cabins may feature bunk beds or lower beds with portholes or windows. Vessel type varies from yachts, sailboats, to catamarans
Services Grading - 3
Bilingual naturalist guide - knowledgeable in flora, fauna & wildlife, guidance level 2 or 3. Bathroom amenities & fresh towels with cleaning service every day. Daily briefings for future scheduled activities. Local &/or International cuisine catering to different diets, on board bar, & usually a crew of 6+ looking after guests needs & comfort.
Itineraries Grading - 4
Extensive & far reaching itineraries, programs usually visit the northwest islands, where long non-stop programs are required. Programs can usually be combined or taken individually with short length programs, these offer popular stops in the south, center, east & northern islands. Activities include the youngest islands in Galapagos with a high incidence of endemic wildlife.
Beluga Features, Decks & Notices
First Class Cruising Services 1/4
- Air conditioned cabins
- Private bathrooms
- Certified naturalist guide
- Kayaks available aboard
- Snorkel & wetsuit equipment included
- Bunk, twin, double & triple cabins
Children Policies 2/4
Minors Aboard Cruise
- Minimum Age: all ages allowed
- Eligible Age: under 12 years
- Eligible Discount: 50%
- Restriction: Travel with full paying adult
Rental, Purchase & Pay 3/4
- On board payments for bar, cash only
- Wetsuit rental: $30 Any exit
- Tipping (optional but expected) cash only
Cruise Information 4/4
Notices & Cruise Details
- Valid through dec-27-19 to dec-31-20
- Single supplement: 50%
- Xmas & new year surcharge: $200 pp
- Accommodation based on 2 guest per cabin
- Inquire your trip advisor for discounts & offers
Itineraries, inclusions & exclusions are subject to change by the Galapagos National Park, or vessel/s management.
Itinerary, Rates & Availability
2021 - 2022 - 2023
Financially protected deposits
15 days – 14 nights
Combined 15 Day Program
Fernandina 8 + Tower 8
Regular 2021 Rates
No available discounts or free perks for now. Come back later or reach us, to enquire for any eligible discounts or free perks for this departure.
Beluga Inclusions & Exclusions
|Accommodation, use of onboard facilities|
|All meals, water, coffee & tea|
|All activities as listed|
|Certified bilingual guide|
|Snorkel & wetsuit equipment rental|
|Transfers in galapagos|
|Park fee & TC card: $120|
|Isabela Municipal dock fee $10|
|Round flight (mainland-galapagos-mainland)|
|Alcoholic & soft drinks|
|Personal expenses, tipping & travel insurance|
|Quito shuttles (hotel-airport-hotel)|
Beluga Technical Specifications
Type: Motor yacht
Capacity: 16 passengers
Length: 33.52 meters / 110 feet
Beam: 7.01 meters / 23 feet
Max speed: 12 knots
Guide: Level 2 or 3
Crew: 8 + guide
Layout: 3 decks / 8 cabins
Lower deck: Cabin 1 = TPL (bunk + SGL)
Lower deck: Cabin 2,4 = twins
Lower deck: Cabin 3,5 = DBL
Main deck: Cabin 6,7 = twins or DBL
Upper deck: Cabin 8 = twin
Beds layout: Bunk / twins / DBL
Rooming: Private or shared cabins
Sharing: Allowed / same gender: yes
Sundeck – solarium
3 single kayaks
Wetsuit for rental