Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Yacht
First Class Galapagos Cruises
From $3000 USD
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Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Yacht

Categories: First Class Galapagos Cruises, Motor Sailors, 16 Max, $400 to $599
Places
Galapagos - Ecuador
Days
6 - 15
Difficulty
Easy
Travelers Rating
from 2 ratings
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Highlights

  • Best balance between comfort & price
  • Outstanding far reaching itineraries
  • Spacious triple cabin available
  • Complimentary wetsuit available in several sizes
  • Spacious interior & exterior social areas
  • Complimentary snorkel equipment
From $3000USD
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Discover the Galapagos Islands on the Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Yacht, released into the crystalline waters in the summer of 2018. This first-class vessel was originally a fishing vessel built to withstand the rough and tumble waters off the coast of Vancouver, Canada. In the 2000s, it was converted into a passenger ship, and recently completely refurbished until every inch of the vessel goes above and beyond Galapagos visitor expectations.  This vessel accommodates up to 16 guests in 8 double cabins, all featuring state of the art luxuries, beautiful living areas, and a world-class crew renowned for their friendliness and professionalism. Carefully crafted itineraries are comprehensive and all-encompassing, covering the Galapagos Islands with a focus on the hidden gems, incredible wildlife settlements, and stunning landscapes.

Cabins of the Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Yacht
Each cabin of the Cachalote Explorer Galapagos cruise features private bathrooms with hot showers and all essential amenities and toiletries for your stay. Guests of the Cachalote Explorer Galapagos yacht have plenty of accommodation options. Fit any circumstance, with rooms featuring bunk beds, double beds, and even triple bed accommodation for larger groups and families. Each bed is fitted with high-quality linens, and all cabins have air conditioning systems. Lastly, each room has plenty of storage areas for belongings and a safe for valuables.

Living areas of the Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Yacht
In between excursions, find a cozy corner on the Cachalote Explorer Galapagos cruise to wind down and gather your strength for the next adventure. Among the favorites of the yacht’s social areas is the upper deck solarium with shaded and full sun areas. Both areas provide guests with plenty of comfortable furniture to relax on. This is a wonderful spot to witness the breathtaking panoramic views while sipping on a tropic cocktail.

During the evening after the adventure is complete, settle down in the salon area for a briefing of the following day’s activities by your trilingual naturalist guide, who speaks English, Spanish, and dutch. The Cachalote explorer bar is stocked with premium spirits, local beers, and fine wines for any beverage you desire. Enjoy a delicious meal that the talented sous chef then provides. Three times daily, you will enjoy an exquisitely prepared dish that will blow you out of the water. Additionally, all throughout the day, you are served delicious Hors d’oeuvres. Coffee and tea are also available 24/7!

Itineraries of the Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Yacht
The Cachalote Explorer Galapagos cruise has some of the best itineraries of all Galapagos cruises, with marvelous 6-8 eight-day adventures. This is the perfect amount of time to intimately explore the islands, reach the hidden gems, witness the breathtaking wildlife settlements and geological features. Moreover, plenty of snorkeling and hiking excursions throughout give affords guests a true insight into the magic of the islands.

Itineraries & Rates 2024

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Cachalote Explorer Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS
Accommodation, use of onboard facilities
All meals, water, coffee & tea
All activities as listed
Certified bilingual guide
Snorkel & wetsuit equipment rental
Transfers in galapagos

EXCLUSIONS
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)

Cachalote Explorer Features, Decks & Notices

Cachalote Explorer General Details

Cabin 8
Cabins: 1
Cabin 8
Lower Deck
Cabins 3, 4 & 7
Cabins: 3
Cabins 3, 4 & 7
Lower Deck
Cabin 1
Cabins: 1
Cabin 1
Upper Deck
Cabins 5 & 6
Cabins: 2
Cabins 5 & 6
Lower Deck
Cabin 2
Cabins: 1
Cabin 2
Upper Deck

Cabin Specifications

  • Cabins:
    8 staterooms
  • Single:
    Yes
  • Bunkbeds:
    Yes
  • Twin/double:
    Yes
  • Convertible:
    -
  • Triple:
    Yes
  • Interconnected:
    -
  • Suite:
    -
  • Bedding:
    Bunk (2 SGLS),Bunk (Low DBL, Up SGL),Triple,Double (Queen)
  • Sharing:
    Yes

Cruise Technical Specifications

  • Vessel type:
    Motor vessel
  • Year built:
    1988
  • Length:
    26.8 m / 88 ft
  • Beam:
    7.31 m / 24 ft
  • Max speed:
    8 knots
  • Crew:
    8 + guide
  • Capacity:
    17 guests
  • Engine:
    1 main Caterpillar Engine
  • Decks:
    4 decks
  • Balconies:
    -

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Children Aboard Cruise
  • Minimum age:
    -
  • Eligible age:
    -
  • Eligible disount:
    -
  • Restriction:
    -
Expenses Aboard
  • Bar:
    -
  • Tipping:
    -
  • Wetsuit rental:
    -
  • Souvenirs:
    -
  • Internet:
    -
Itineraries, inclusions and exclusions are subject to change by the galapagos national park, or vessel/s management.
 

Customers Reviews 2 Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Staff Members
    Excellent
    5.0
Claire Merkine
Everything went according to plan! The Cachalote was wonderful and the staff and naturalist were all so lovely and helpful! There are two things I should point out that could be improved — They did not have any long wetsuits on the boat. The water was extremely cold when we were there, with most people having to wear two or even three suits on top of each other. I was lucky I brought a long wetsuit for my daughter, otherwise she would not have been able to go snorkeling at all. The other thing was the food on the boat. It was okay, but not great. For the most part it felt like local cuisine, so quite simple and not quite what I expected. But other than these two things, everything was really wonderful. I promised the kids we will try to be back when they have their diving certificates 🙂
Kerrie & family
The Galapagos trip was absolutely fabulous and easily one of the main highlights of our 7-month adventure. The boat was much nicer than we were expecting, even though the photos you sent did match quite well, it was more impressive in reality. We somehow (I’m guessing you) scored what we described as the penthouse suite (!!) We were incredibly impressed with our rooms – even though we could have easily fitted in the one room, having a separate room from the kids was fantastic. Also, being upstairs, away from the noise of the engine was a true blessing, based on the other guests comments from their rooms downstairs. The crew on the boat were superb. The attention to detail was incredible, with our rooms being cleaned stealthily each morning while we were having breakfast. The food was exceptional, varied, plentiful, fresh and delicious! The crew members were all very friendly and welcoming. Franklin was our guide and he was excellent. He had a great knowledge of the Galapagos, owing to living & working there for the past 30 years. He was also very attentive to guests’ certain needs and came across professional yet very friendly also. We saw such a great variety of unique fauna & flora, the weather was perfect – we were really lucky. There’s really nothing we could possibly fault with the trip….except we could have gone longer hahaha!! We really appreciated the work you put in for us, securing a great price for the penthouse suites 😍 Definitely a trip of a lifetime where memories will last forever. Thanks again for your assistance with the trip, I will definitely recommend Green Go Travel to anyone I know lucky enough to be visiting Ecuador.

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