Top of the Line Amenities within living areas
Thoroughly refurbished and upgraded in 2014, the Isabela 2 Galapagos ship flaunts many characteristics unavailable on other ships. Among them, a state of the art fitness center with wall to wall windows proving panoramic views of the islands along with wall to wall mirrors for checking form while exercising. Another perk of the Isabela is the shaded outdoor Al Fresco area restaurant, providing guests with a gorgeous spot to enjoy lunch with the breathtaking backdrop of the volcanic landscapes of the Archipelago.
Outdoor areas are excellently lined with teak and ocean-blue finishes, outfitted with comfortable seating and loungers. A guest favorite, the spacious and hot jacuzzi found in the center of the sun deck – The perfect to soothe muscles after an exciting Galapagos hike.
For relaxing in between excursions and unwinding the evening, the luxurious salon area with a full bar is the perfect place to for recharging. Additionally, for a little peace and quiet, enjoy the reading room that holds a wealth of books on natural history. A huge perk of the Isabela 2 Galapagos cruise typically not found on other cruises is the onboard Wifi access, allowing guests to upload pictures and keep in touch with friends.
Cabins of the Isabela 2 Galapagos ship
The Isabella 2 Galapagos cruise features 20 spacious cabins dispersed across three decks, offering more amenities and entertainment options than smaller boats but at the same time retaining an intimate and personal feel. Staterooms of the Isabela 2 mirror luxury hotel rooms but boast considerably better views. With bountiful storage space, charging ports for electronics, high-quality linens with an overhead reading light, large picture windows showcasing the best views from the moment of waking, the Isabela 2 Galapagos ship has it all. Additionally, guests have an ensuite private bathroom with hot showers, a hairdryer, and eco-friendly toiletries.
A World-Class Crew
With a veteran crew of 26, many of which have been with the Isabela 2 Galapagos ship for years, guests can expect top-notch service with an unrivaled level of attention to detail. Take comfort that you will be among a crew are of top-ranking naval officers with over 60 years of experience between them. Most importantly, the Isabella has a highly qualified medical officer for any guest consultations, available 24/7. Leading you throughout your adventure, a bilingual naturalist guides with an impressive understanding of every aspect of the Galapagos, from animals to history.
Another perk of the Isabella 2 Galapagos cruise, no need to bring any snorkeling equipment as it is all included, in addition to the kayaks for guests use. If you want a break from swimming or don’t feel confident in the water, the Isabela 2 Galapagos cruise has a glass-bottomed boat for seeing the fish below.
The Dining Experience of the Isabella 2 Galapagos ship
Wine and dine in royalty on the Isabella, as you are served three daily meals prepared by the onboard sous chef. This professional staff member has been trained in the art of both local and international cuisine and consistently prepares exquisite meals, delicious desserts, and tasty snacks upon arrival from excursions. Additionally, the bartends are talented and attentive, with the ability to craft any cocktail you desire among the fine selection from the full bar. Additionally, enjoy fine wines, local beers, and plenty of premium spirits.
Itinerary options of the Isabella 2 Galapagos Ship
The Isabella 2 Galapagos cruise contains plenty of cruise routes with durations of five to seven days which are combinable for extended stays. These routes explore different areas of the islands, each with unique magic and charm. Guests can expect each route to include breathtaking wildlife settlements, renowned snorkeling sites, pristine beaches, and treks through volcanic landscapes full of Galapagos critters. For advice on which route to take, speak with the professional travel staff or head over to our blog section for in-depth guides on the matter.
Facilities Grading - 5
Luxury accommodation & amenities, large cabins with lower twins or queen/king size beds. Some vessels may feature suites with private lounge areas, bar & balcony. Ample lounge areas throughout the vessel, ships may feature gym & other entertainment areas. Vessel type varies from yachts, sailboats, to catamarans & ships.
Services Grading - 5
Best guidance available - knowledgeable in flora, fauna & wildlife, guidance level 3 with fluent bilingual guides. Bathroom amenities, bottled water & fresh towels with cleaning service every day. Daily briefings for scheduled activities in comfortable lounge areas. Local & International cuisine catering to different diets & palates. Interior & exterior bars, & usually a crew of 8+ & a cruise manager 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.
Isabela 2 Galleries
Isabela 2 Technical Specifications
Type: Expedition cruise ship
Capacity: 40 Passengers
Length: 55.94 Meters / 183 Feet
Beam: 11.58 Meter / 38 Feet
Max speed: 10 Knots
Guide: Level 2 & 3
Crew: 26 + 3 guides
Balconies: Not available
Decks: 3 Decks
Last refurbish: 2014
Reconstruted in: Pensacola, florida
Lifeboats: Two 20-man, one 25-man
Layout: 2 Decks / 20 Cabins
Cabin deck: Classic cabin 1 to 10 / 16 to 21 – Twins
Cabin deck: Classic family cabin 11,12 – Double/Triple
Cabin deck: Standard cabin 14, 15 – Singles
Main deck: Owner’s cabin = Double
Beds layout: Twins, doubles & triples
Rooming: Private cabins only
Sharing: Not allowed
Toiletries / Towels
In-Room Safe deposit
Sundeck – Solarium
Interior lounge areas
Bar – Lounge
Hot tub / Jacuzzi
TV/DVD – Center
Natural history library
Al fresco dining area
Glass bottom boat
Isabela 2 Features, Decks & Notices
Luxury Services 1/4
- Air conditioned cabins
- Private bathrooms
- Certified naturalist guide
- Kayaks & jacuzzi available aboard
- Snorkel equipment included
- Single, twin, double & triple cabins
- Medical care aboard
Children Policies 2/4
Minors Aboard Cruise
- Minimum Age: 6 years old
- Eligible Age: under 12 years
- Eligible Discount: 25% (1 child per adult paying full fare) sharing a cabin with parents
- Restriction: Not available in peak seasons
Rental, Purchase & Pay 3/4
- On board payments for bar, cash & credit card
- PC station use: 7D $40, 5D $28, 1D $17, Per hour $6
- Wetsuit rental: 7 Days $34 / 5 Days $17
- Wi-Fi connection: 7 days $45, 5 days $34
- Tipping (optional but expected) cash only
Cruise Information 4/4
Notices & Cruise Details
- Valid through jan-27-19 to dec-31-20
- Single supplement: 100%
- Accommodation based on 2 guest per cabin
- Peak season surcharge: $170 per adult / $102 per child
- Hotels GYE: Hilton, Oro Verde, Wyndham, Sheraton
- Hotels UIO: Gangotena, Hilton, Mercure, Marriott, Carlton
- Inquire your trip advisor for discounts & offers
Itineraries, inclusions & exclusions are subject to change by the Galapagos National Park, or vessel/s management.
Isabela 2 Inclusions & Exclusions
|Accommodation, use of onboard facilities|
|All meals, snacks, water, coffee & tea|
|All activities & transfers in galapagos|
|Certified bilingual guide|
|Snorkel equipment rental|
|Medical care on board (but not the cost of medication)|
|Shuttle (hotel-airport-hotel) Quito or Guayaquil *main hotels|
|Park fee & TC card: $120|
|Round flight (mainland-galapagos-mainland)|
|Alcoholic & soft drinks|
|Personal expenses, tipping & travel insurance|
|Quito shuttles (hotel-airport-hotel) *other hotels|