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A small and easy-going cruise, the Darwin Galapagos Yacht is a highly recommended and all-inclusive yacht featuringan adventure of a lifetime. Highlights include air-conditioned rooms with hot showers and private bathrooms, well-appointed lounge areas with an upper deck solarium to enjoy the stunning surroundings, and extensive itineraries. With friendly – attentive staff and a huge variety within their itineraries, the Darwin Galapagos yacht is a popular choice among those looking for an affordable yacht with a small group to get acquainted with your fellow travelers. Their loops are interestingly called Adventure or Discovery itineraries, which one are you? Are you after an adventure of a lifetime, or discovering Darwin’s footprints?

Small Ship, Big Package
Darwin’s is known as a warm and welcoming vessel that creates an amazing family-like environment. Her style is classic, with guests frequently remarking to us on the beautiful design of the ship. Although she does not boast the megayacht status of other ships, the Darwin Galapagos cruise offers wildlife enthusiasts an affordable option way to experience the islands to the maximum potential, with itineraries full of settlements showcasing the endemic animals of the Galapagos. Designers expertly utilize the space of the Darwin Galapagos yacht, with eight cabins arranged across the three decks. For those that have had a history with any motion sickness, we typically advise them to book with the lower deck cabins where the swaying motion is reduced. Alternatively, if you have no issue and you want a cabin with the best views, the upper deck cabins nearby the sundeck are for you!

The eight double cabins are arranged bunk style and fitted with hotel-quality linens. Each room contains a private bathroom with a hot shower, eco-friendly toiletries, and conditioning. Lower deck cabins feature portholes to let in light. Upper cabins have picture windows, affording guests magnificent sea views upon awakening, right before filling up on energy for the day with a delicious breakfast and local Galapagos Coffee.

We love the airconditioned indoor lounge area of Darwin Galapagos Yacht the perfect place to reminiscence about your Galapagos experiences with fellow guests or catch up on your current book. Additionally, the lounge has 110v power for charging electronics, and a TV/DVD system. Your naturalist guide will provide a fifteen-minute briefing of the following day’s activities here, to prepare you fully for the next day of adventure.

Wine and Dine Like Kings
The Chef of the Darwin Galapagos yacht has world-class talent, with a knowledge of both Ecuadorian cuisines alongside a repertoire of international dishes. Whether you are an omnivore or vegetarian guests, the chef can work with any dietary restriction and happily prepare a delicious meal within the bouns of your requirements. These delicious meals are served three times daily in the well-appointed dining room of the main deck.

Among the other stunning living areas, the full bar with a professional bartender to whip up any cocktail, and the upper deck solarium where you can enjoy 360 panoramic views of the islands. Don’t forget to head up and check out the fabulous sunsets and miraculous showcasing of the cosmos after dark.

Itineraries of the Darwin Galapagos Yacht
The owner of this ship, Manuel Villacís, immigrated to the Galapagos Islands in the 1940s. After falling in love with this incredible land, he made the decision to enter the responsible tourism industry, leading to the building of the Darwin yacht in 1995 in the Galapagos. He carefully designed two itineraries, both all-encompassing and full of adventure.

Four routes are available on the Darwin Galapagos Yacht, with durations lasting between five and eight days, each showcasing different regions across the Galapagos Islands. Each route contains a plethora of pristine beaches, otherworldy wildlife settlements, fascinating historical sites, and top-notch snorkel sites. One route is not better than another per se but is up to the opinion of each guest and which animals they prefer to see. For more information, check out our blog section or consult our professional travel team for advice. To get the full sample of the islands, combine itineraries for a full two-week cruise!

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5 - 15 Days
Places: Galapagos - Ecuador
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The Encantada Galapagos sail boat is a beautiful and charismatic red schooner, popular for its small size that can accommodate up to 12 passengers. It provides guests with a unique personalized service, enhancing their cruising experience. On board services are limited, but available staff will go above and beyond to make guests feel at home. A seamless tour while exploring the islands, the perfect fit those looking for a small group. The smallest yacht we currently offer in the islands, the Encantada has tailored extensive and complete itineraries covering the most relevant and best islands in their 5 & 6-day programs, or all inclusive when combined for longer itineraries.

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Leading excellence by Galapagos standards with SOLAS certification, the 300-foot Legend Galapagos Ship is a feature-rich vessel looking to rewrite the conventional formalisms and etiquette when cruising in a luxury ship. A fully personalized experience setting the perfect atmosphere for guests to enjoy the islands up close and personal, without setting aside quality services and modern facilities. Its 5 decks carry an array of services from a pool, gym, medical station, internet booths and much more. Activities will include snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, and cruising special areas on a glass-bottom boat for an immersive sea life experience. All-encompassing itineraries have been expertly crafted, offering a great variety in locations and lengths.

Excellent Facilities of the Legend Galapagos Cruise Ship
Constructed in the year of 2001 and completed renovated in 2017, the Legend continually impresses guests with the newest facilities available of most vessels in the islands. With five decks of full of accommodation and living spaces space, with only a capacity for 100 guests, the Galapagos Legend affords all bountiful room to witness the Galapagos islands in complete relaxation and intimacy.

Onboard facilities feature a magnificent restaurant, tastefully furnished lounge, indoor and sky lounge bars, and plenty of furnished deck space for 360-degree observation and stargazing. It gets even better, with a swimming pool, and even a complete fitness center for those with extra energy. Alternatively, chill out in the hammocks, lay back in the open-air lounge, or soak in the jacuzzi between excursions.

Cabins of the Legend Galapagos cruise
Onboard, guests have a choice between 57 cabins, with a huge assortment of specs to satisfy every type of traveler or group. Each and every room is air-conditioned with a private en suite bathroom with hot showers, and feature flatscreen televisions and SAT phones for internal and international calling.

For the ultimate upgrade, inquire about the Legend balcony suite of the moon deck. This stateroom contains over 43 square meters. Bonus features include a mini-fridge, complimentary champagne, and the option for an additional bed. Another 16 balcony suites are available, each featuring 21 and 28sqm of space. All have a mini-fridge with complimentary champagne and a private balcony. All can take an extra bed for triple occupancy. 28 junior suite of the Legend Galapagos cruise Earth deck contains 12-21 square meters, featuring gorgeous panoramic windows with double or twin bedding with the option for an extra bed. Four can be made as quadruples, allowing for families or groups.  The seven standard plus cabins all feature skylights and 10 or 11 sqm of space. These rooms can be set as twins or doubles. Lastly, there are 3 Standard interior cabins of 11, 12 and 16 sqm. These are all on Earth deck, and can each hold an extra bed for triple occupancy.

Great for Groups and Families
The Legend Galapagos ship is perfect for families with the option for flexible staterooms, uniquely some with quad occupancy. Moreover, the Galapagos Legend even has a children’s space with games and activities, and an abundance of spaces to explore. Catering also to the adults, guests have plenty of spaces to enjoy such as the onboard boutique, curated library, and 24-hour coffee and tea station! For those that are not confident in the water or want to skip out on a snorkel session, the Galapagos legend is one of the few cruises with Glass-bottomed pangas that allow guests to enjoy the marine life without having to hop in the water.

Unrivaled service of the Legend Galapagos Ship
With an 80 plus crew and a maximum of 100 passengers, the level of service of the Galapagos legend is truly spectacular. Numerous bilingual naturalist guides divide passengers into groups, allowing for all visitors to have a quality experience with the chance to ask questions. The onboard sous chefs of the Legend Galapagos consistently create masterpieces for guests, mouthwatering dishes of international and national cuisine. Throughout your stay, the room service staff consistently keeps your room tidy and neat. A unique feature of the Galapagos Legend, the onboard wifi allows guests to keep in touch with friends and family while at sea.

Personalization and Fun of the Legend
The Galapagos legend staff go above and beyond, even creating a “crossing the equator” party for guests’ enjoyment full of dance and entertainment. Although there are one hundred guests, the ship never feels crowded or busy. The rooms are nice and cozy for taking a quick cat nap between excursions or scrolling through the wifi for a few minutes to catch up with friends. The itineraries are out of this world, with so many gorgeous visit points and unique wildlife settlements. Lastly, the food world-class, and it is amazing dining in one of the most unique settings in the world!

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The Xavier Galapagos Yacht is one for the books, providing guests excellent service, adventure-filled itineraries, and great value for everything included. Through the stay, guests enjoy world-class gourmet meals, countless daily excursions exploring the Galapagos, and unparalleled views from a spacious upper deck. A spacious yacht that accommodates up to 16 passengers all in twin cabins (no bunks). Additional facilities in cabins include windows or portholes, air-conditioned rooms and private bathrooms. A great cruise paired with an exceptional crew that includes a certified bilingual guide guarantees a tour of a lifetime. The Xavier Galapagos Yacht was built to cruise the islands and provide guests with endless-lasting memories, unrivalled adventure, and a thirst for more.

Staterooms of the Xavier Galapagos cruise
While most cruises of its class have a bunk bed layout, the Xavier III delivers a different approach with eight charming cabins all featuring twin beds. You have the choice between cabins on the lower or upper deck. Upper deck cabins have large picture windows affording guests beautiful panoramic views. If you are worried about motion sickness, we typically recommend one of the lower deck cabins which better counteract the “rocking” motion of the sea. Lower deck cabins feature portholes to flood in light and are decorated with bright colors to maintain an airy atmosphere.

Each of the eight cabins of the Xavier Galapagos Yacht has ensuite private bathrooms with hot showers, a vanity with a mirror, toiletries, and towels. Each stateroom is outfitted with air conditioning, reading lights, bountiful storage space, and electronic ports for charging electronics.

Wind back in the large communal area, each created the perfect environment for relaxation to gain your energy back between adventure-packed excursions. The principal lounge area is surrounded by cozy and ample couches, where you can catch up on that favorite book or enjoy a lovely glass of wine while discussing your adventures with other guests and family. In the evenings, your knowledgable Galapagos guide will provide you with a brief overview of the following day’s activities and what you need to bring.

Heading to the exterior area, relax on one of two sundecks, one shaded on the main deck, and the upper deck solarium providing all the sun’s glory. Relax on cozy furniture while you bronze your skin, but don’t forget the sunscreen. The exterior area is without a doubt the best place to come after dark, and witness a spectacle as you have never seen – The Galapagos islands have a unique location on the equator, along with extreme isolation, leading to a breathtaking showcasing of the stars. If the nights are clean, you have to experience this on the Xavier III Galapagos cruise.

The Wining and Dining Experience of the Xavier Galapagos Yacht
The Xavier III sous chef will prepare three daily meals throughout the duration of your stay, always mouthwatering and varied. Enjoy appetizing local and international specialities, freshly prepared with regional ingredients. All the while, enjoy the stunning views from the windows of the dining area. They say you never go hungry on a Galapagos cruise, and the saying holds true on the Xavier III. Within the lounge area, enjoy at your leisure the Xavier bar, fully stocked with local and imported beers, wines, and spirits. With the attentive professional bartender, make sure to use his talent at your disposal with a delicious cocktail.

Unrivaled adventure of the Xavier Galapagos Yacht
With free rentals of snorkel equipment and wetsuits – an extra charge on other yachts– you’ll be ready to go without having to lug any equipment internationally. The Galapagos hosts a huge quantity of stunning and pristine landscapes, and itineraries of the Xavier run from five to 15 days perfect for a wonderful sample or an all-encompassing experience. Each route has an impressive array of visit points, including otherworldly wildlife settlements, gorgeous beaches, fascinating historical sites, and treks through volcanic landscapes. Xavier’s itineraries take place in different parts of the archipelago. To find guidance in which route is right for you, explore our blog section, or speak with our expert travel team!

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The Isabela 2 Galapagos Ship is a 180+ megayacht accommodating up to 40 guests, promising a remarkable experience of this unique world known as the Galapagos Islands. A ship that provides guests with enriching wildlife encounters; discovery of the islands on foot amidst volcanic landscapes, and the exploration of a fascinating underwater marine reserve. The Isabela 2 Galapagos Ship affords guests with all the rights elements for an outstanding marine experience. Snorkel equipment, kayaks to discover the islands at your own pace or aboard the glass-bottom boat. Onboard guests will be catered by an accommodating chef that serves a variety of gourmet meals with local and international cuisine. An impeccable service combined with excellent facilities includes a Jacuzzi, mini gym, interior and exterior bars along with al fresco meals dining areas. An exceptional crew has remained untouched over the years, remarkable in their dedication to guests creating a welcoming and friendly environment.

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.

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Embark on the journey of a lifetime on the La Pinta Galapagos Cruise, an excellent choice for visitors looking for extraordinary accommodation and living areas on a mid-sized vessel.  Forty-eight guests embark on a trip of a lifetime, discovering the Galapagos islands with all-encompassing programs and modern facilities not commonly found on many other cruises. Extensive lounge areas are available for guests entertainment and leisure; including an outdoor sky bar and observation deck, a fitness center, hot jacuzzi, huge sun decks, glass-bottom boats, kayaks, and spacious interior lounge areas, among many other onboard services. Every detail aboard La Pinta Galapagos cruise has been carefully designed to maximize guests enjoyment during their stay. La Pinta hosts arguably the largest cabins available for vessels cruising the islands, making for an unforgettable stay. Lastly, a specialized Galapagos naturalist guide and a welcoming crew await your visit, with close attention to detail making La Pinta an ideal ship for a every guests that steps foot on its decks.

Beautifully Appointed & Spacious Living Areas
The designers of La Pinta Galapagos cruise skillfully devised an environment that caters to guests that are looking for a blend of privacy and togetherness – with plenty of cozy corners to escape and enjoy the Galapagos to themselves along with numerous social areas to relax with family and friends.  A guest favorite of La Pinta Galapagos cruise, the giant upper deck solarium and observation decks. Feel the fresh salty breeze, witness 360 panoramic views showcasing breathtaking volcanic landscapes and unique Galapagos wildlife. Witness romantic sunsets, and revel in an unrivalled showcasing of the stars. It gets even better, with the upper deck sky bar with an attentive barman at the ready, and a hot jacuzzi to soak in after a snorkel session.

To maximize the outdoor time for guests, La Pinta Galapagos cruise designers built a beautiful alfresco dining area. There is nothing better than enjoying five-star luncheons with the backdrop of the Archipelago, knowing that yet another adventure awaits you in the evening. Regarding the menu, which was designed by La pinta’s Le Cordon Bleu gastronomic director, expect a tasty mix of international delights along with local Ecuadorian specialities. Your breakfast and lunch will be served in the interior dining area, surrounded by large porthole windows and tables always elegantly set with white tablecloths. Prepare yourself to dine like a king, with mouthwatering dishes and snacks prepared throughout the day always in a timely manner. Let us know ahead of time about any food restrictions such as vegetarian/vegan, allergies, lactose intolerant etc, as the chefs are expertly trained to work with any circumstance.

We expect most guests to be exhausted from all the excitement of the daily excursions, but for those guests with extra energy, grab a towel and get in a nice workout in the fitness room. This gym has ocean views and has various weights, exercise bikes, treadmills, and ellipticals. Plus, a great place to get in a stretch before a day of activity.

Other interior areas to unwind between excursions include the curated library, two spacious lounge areas with plenty of furniture and large flat-screen television.  Within the interior areas of La Pinta Galapagos cruise is a coffee and tea station available 24/7 for guests, constantly replenished with high quality and local brands. Additionally, there is a full bar stocked with international and local spirits, beer, and fine wines. Ask the professional bartender to whip up a delicious tropical cocktail, or pop a bottle of champagne for a special occasion.

Cabins of La Pinta Galapagos Cruise
We truly can’t say enough about the staterooms of the La Pinta Galapagos cruise. These air-conditioned cabins are akin to five-star hotel rooms but provide ever-changing breathtaking views and give a feeling of home to each guest. Within each stateroom, guests have bountiful storage space, a personal safety box for valuables, an ensuite bathroom with a hot shower,a  porcelain vanity, eco-friendly toiletries, and towels. Beds are fitted with luxury linens with high thread count and have an overhead reading light. The 20 luxury twin cabins contain two twin beds with 177 square feet, while the Luxury plus cabins hold 247 square feet and contain a king-sized bed and can afford an extra bed for triple accommodation to keep families together.

World-Class Staff and Safety Standards
The La Pinta Galapagos cruise goes above and beyond with its staff, with a 3:2 guest ratio. The staff is highly trained in the service industry, always nearby but always giving guests plenty of space. The staff covers every base from the chefs to bartenders, and room service to guides. Additionally, La Pinta Galapagos cruise includes an onboard M.D. medical officer, an infirmary, and NO-CHARGE consultations. Leading you throughout the adventure, class-three bilingual naturalist guides with an unbelievable arsenal of knowledge about the natural history, unique wildlife, and historical sites throughout the islands. There are four guides, with an average of 12 guests per guide. We dare you to try and stump them with a question!

Itineraries of the La Pinta Galapagos Cruise
The La Pinta Galapagos cruise has three adventure-fueled itineraries lasting between five and seven days. Each route has its own magic and is jam-packed with the best visitor sites including world-class snorkel sites, visits within otherworldly wildlife settlements, fascinating historical sites, and treks through volcanic landscapes. For more information on the route that is right for you, check out our blog section or speak with our expert travel advisors! If you are looking for the adventure of a lifetime in the Galapagos, look no further than the La Pinta Galapagos cruise.

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The Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos Ship succeeds its predecessor with the highest standards in sustainability and comfort. Leading with decades of experience, exceptional guided expeditions and the utmost care for the delicate Galapagos ecosystem guarantees unrivaled experiences for guests aboard the Santa Cruz. Chic interiors and 5 spacious decks with a unique approach of stylish simplicity, the Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos ship emanates a luxurious ambience; whilst showcasing breathtaking views of the surroundings. Hosting up to 90 guests, Santa Cruz 2 features a variety of cabin layouts which include singles, twins, doubles, and triples. Interconnected cabins are available for families, and Darwin Suites offer the highest standard of comfort. With an incredible three to two guest to crew ratio and veteran Galapagos guides, you’ll experience an incredible level of service on board.

Beautifully appointed living areas of the Sants Cruz 2 ship
Previous guests of the Santa Cruz II are constantly providing positive feedback on the design and features of the Santa Cruz. The contemporary decor marries Scandinavian design –clean lines, light-coloured woodwork, and neutral fabrics – with modern and state of the art technology and facilities. With only 90 guests dispersed across five decks, the Santa Cruz II provides an intimate atmosphere with the amenities of a full-size cruise liner.

This includes the Panorama Bar and Lounge, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides affording guests the perfect spot to wind down with a delicious cocktail, witness stunning wildlife, and enjoy breathtaking views. a pre-dinner drink in comfort and still see everything the Islands offer. Head down to the expedition lounge and curated library for a moment of peace and quiet, a cozy spot with leather sofas and stylish decor. The stunning upper deck solarium features two hot Jacuzzis, along with breathtaking views and a place to relax in the sun or witness the cosmos at the fullest. Got a little extra energy? Check out the ship’s fitness center and get some exercise with the ocean in the background!

Family-Friendly Adventure
Traveling as a family to the Galapagos is one of the best decisions to make, and the Santa Cruise 2 Galapagos ship aspires to make family vacations in the Galapagos unforgettable. Every excursion includes children’s events in an open multi-purpose room and young travelers get to partake in the special “Pirates Aboard” program which provides each child with their very own kit with various family-friendly activity ideas. Moreover, enjoy the board games, puzzles, within the library. As for dining, child-sized meals are available and are served with a child-friendly program. Going a step further, the Santa Cruz 2 cruise ship affords youngsters the chance to get fully immersed in the adventure. Children have the chance to learn snorkel techniques with the extra naturalist guides, and special pangas ride just for the kids.

Wining and Dining like royalty
The Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos ship culinary experience is truly unforgettable. The dedicated Director of Gastronomy Byron Rivera, who graduated within the Cordon-Bleu culinary art school, crafted a world-class menu that expertly combined international and Ecuadorian cuisine. The menus regularly include fresh local seafood, along with locally grown fruit and vegetables. The grand majority of the dishes are sourced locally, and organic. More than just the delicious flavor is the magnificent presentation, with plates that will have you taking your phone out for a picture. One of the best parts about the dining experience is the choice for eating either indoors in the Beagle dining room or Alfresco on the panorama deck.

Unlimited adventure on the Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos ship
During your stay, enjoy multiple daily excursions taking you through the very best visit points of the Galapagos islands. The dedicated team of naturalist guides take you safely to each point, providing entertaining and fascinating commentary along the way about the flora, fauna, and history. Additionally, snorkeling and sea kayaking are available, along with glass-bottomed dingy rides. Uniquely, the land excursions of the Santa Cruz 2 has exclusive destinations not available to 99% of the other boats in the Galapagos fleet!

Home Sweet Home
Each cabin of the Santa Cruz 2 includes bountiful storage space for belongings, a safety box, an ensuite bathroom with a hot shower and toiletries, reading lights, and hotel-quality linens. There is a wide array of rooming options, perfect for any traveler. Design is based on Scandinavian-inspired decor, and large picture windows afford the best views. Family cabins are available, keeping everyone together with triple accommodation. Upgrade to the generous suites offering extra space, double windows, additional furnishing, bathrobes, and slippers.

Extras of the Santa Cruz 2
The Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos ship holds many amenities and services not found among other vessels of Galapagos. One of the best perks, the availability of wifi for $46 per device, with the service included with premium cabins. Additionally, the ship has two cloth dryers for guest use. Guides of the Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos ship are bilingual, and briefings of the following day’s activities are held in different languages at different times. This means no waiting your turn to hear the briefing as which occurs on other ships. Lastly, excursion groups are smaller, with 11 to 12 guests per guide as opposed to the normal 16. This affords guests a less crowded tour with more time to ask questions!

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Meet the Coral Galapagos Yachts, twin ships renowned for providing guests an unrivaled cruising experience full of outstanding services. Onboard, you’ll find top of the line commodities uniquely crafted for a once in a lifetime Galapagos experience. The Sister Coral 1 & 2 Galapagos Yachts redefine the discovery of the Archipelago with unparalleled encounters provided by brilliantly crafted itineraries. Each program has been carefully divided into short tours, Central – West – South & North East, providing quality visits in short programs. Alternatively, combine and enjoy all-encompassing Galapagos exploration. With 36 & 20 passengers in capacity, The coral Galapagos cruises are the perfect size to benefit from the personal touch of smaller ships in tandem with the added services of bigger vessels. Common areas include a mini library with panoramic windows, shaded and sunlit areas for sunbathing, a jacuzzi on the upper deck solarium, and an Alfresco grill for exterior served meals.

High Tech Features and Spectacular Design
The Coral Galapagos cruises display an array of attractive features, especially following the 2016 refurbishing and design makeover which brought a classic wood finish to many of the living areas. Additionally, the high tech features of the coral Galapagos yachts include solar-powered jacuzzis, pioneering a wave of clean energy to the Galapagos Islands. This ship also goes above and beyond in recycling and waste processing, guaranteeing that you will be a part of the conservation efforts of the Galapagos Islands.

Extra Galapagos Naturalist Guides of the Coral Galapagos Yachts
The Galapagos regulations state that for every 16 guests, a naturalist guide must be added to the ship.  This rule works in your favor, as accommodations of 20 and 36 guests mean that the ratio of guide to guest increases. Rather than 1 guide to 16 guests common on most luxury yachts, you will have 1 guide per 10 guests or 1 guide per 12 guests depending on ship placement. This means more attention from the guide, more questions, more intimacy, and better photographs!

Extraordinary Cabins of the Coral Galapagos Yachts
Coral I is a contemporary mega-yacht with 18 double exterior cabins and a maximum of 36 passengers; Coral II is an ornate, classic motor yacht with 11 cabins 20 passengers. If you are a family or group of friends, both Coral Galapagos yachts have interconnected rooms perfect for traveling together. The stunning junior suites have a private bathroom, hot showers, air conditioning, and a secure safe. Bonus features include LCD TVs, a music entertainment system, hairdryer, new furniture. Don’t worry about charging your electronics, as every cabin is equipped with both 110 and 220 volts outlets.

Living Areas of the Coral Galapagos Cruises
With the new modern updates recently implemented, the Coral Galapagos yachts are fully up to date with all the comforts rivaling other yachts of its class. The cozy and comfy furniture and spacious social areas are perfect for intimate conversations with guests, family, and friends. Take some time to peruse through the library and find an interesting book after ordering a cocktail from the bar. Here you will find a classic, wood finished bar containing high-quality spirits from around the world along with famous local spirits.  The bartender can quickly craft any number of delicious beverages. Ask for the local Ecuadorian and Galapagos beers if you want to try something new.

Additionally, professional onboard chefs will be serving three incredibly delicious meals per day. Additionally, enjoy tasty snacks between excursions and delicious desserts every night. These meals aboard the Coral Galapagos yacht are a mix of international and national cuisine, and the chefs can work around any dietary restrictions you may have.

Bonus Features of the Coral Galapagos Yachts
If you book a triple cabin, you are eligible for a 25% discount. The Coral Galapagos cruises have kayaks and wetsuit rental to make your aquatic excursions even more spectacular and comfortable. The alfresco BBQ pit of the Coral is unique to the ships of the Galapagos, which makes for a brilliant lunch during your stay

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The Grace Galapagos Yacht is an impressive 18 passenger cruise named after Princess Grace of Monaco who honeymooned on this vessel in the 1950s. Like her namesake, the impressive Grace Galapagos yacht is a ship built with charm, prestige, and elegance. The Grace Galapagos Yacht until this day is reminiscent of the early 1900s, boasting an exquisite and unique atmosphere with elegant architecture and distinctive features of the past that blends with modern technology and luxuries including air-conditioned rooms, an onboard Jacuzzi, telephone communication, and more. This yacht boasts an impressive history, with ownership by millionaire tycoons, the royalty of Monaco, visits by Winston Churchill, and even a short stint in the British Navy patrolling for U boats during WWII. Grace is the ideal yacht for the traveler who seeks exceptional experiences, superior services, and luxurious accommodation. Guests boarding the Grace Galapagos cruise will be part of a unique mission: to bring to life the natural living legacy of the islands through an experience unlike any other in Galapagos. Come to the Galapagos and follow in Darwin’s Footsteps or go Beyond Darwin’s Footsteps with a front-row view of this unparalleled ecosystem like only the Grace Galapagos yacht can showcase.

Construction Optimizes for Viewing Pleasure
You come to the Galapagos islands to witness the spectacular, and the Grace Galapagos yacht accommodates this desire. The architects of this vessel limit viewing obstructions on every section of the vessel, affording guests breathtaking panoramic views of the Galapagos.  From the sun deck to the social areas, to the fine dining area to the deluxe cabins, every seat is made for your viewing pleasure. Observe the endemic wildlife, relish in the fresh sea breeze, and take in the breathtaking landscapes of the islands. Each cabin additionally features two large windows for your viewing pleasure.

Gorgeous Cabins of the Grace Galapagos yacht
Wind down in immaculate and spacious room stocked with all the necessary luxuries and amenities for life at sea. Before dinner and between excursions, bathe in hot showers with included quality conditioner, shampoo, and body wash. Each room of the Grace Galapagos cruise contains air conditioning, blow dryers, numerous electricity ports for electronic devices, reading lamps, and a desk with an abundance of space for your belongings. Unique to all cruises, the Grace includes a telephone in each room in case you need to reach out to your loved ones.

Social Areas and Sun Deck aboard the Grace Galapagos Yacht
The Grace Galapagos Cruise contains ample social areas to relax between exciting excursions. Soak in the equatorial sun on the impressive solarium, where you may enjoy a hot Jacuzzi to soothe your muscles after adventure. Sip on a tropical cocktail, exceptional whiskey, or local Galapagos beer as you relax in the afternoon. The professional barman has a premium international selection to experience to craft any drink you desire.

Wine and dine on the Grace like a prince and princess in the royal dining room, featuring cozy and contemporary furniture. The expert chefs will prepare thrice daily exquisite meals. In the afternoon, enjoy mouthwatering dishes, exquisite desserts, and a glass of wine to top it off. Choices for meals include a diversity of international and national cuisine, and chefs can work around any dietary restriction you may have.

Bonus Features of the Grace Galapagos Yacht
For those considering a honeymoon in the Galapagos, look no further. Two master suites are available, each containing a queen bed, grand teak decking, and excellent panoramic windows setting the ambiance for romance and passion. With only 18 guests on board at any time, the ship has an intimate setting perfect for a getaway into a destination overflowing with adventure and beauty.

With the 16 guest per guide ratio, the 18 guests number allows for 2 natural park guides. Rather than groups of 16 per guide, you will be in groups of nine allowing for more attention, answered questions, and less crowding. For families, the 15% discounts of up to three children under the age of 15 allow for lots of savings for the Grace Galapagos Cruise.

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The Evolution Galapagos Ship along with its sister yacht (Grace) take on a completely different approach to the comfort and style in cruising, unparalleled by other vessels navigating the islands. Reminiscent of a steamer of the early 1900s, the Evolution Galapagos cruise boasts an exquisite and unique atmosphere with elegant and distinctive features that blend with modern facilities such air-conditioned cabins, phone communication over satellite, and a spacious jacuzzi among others. A Charming 32 passengers expedition ship broad enough to provide spacious staterooms, along with several social areas – including inside and outside dining – yet small enough for guests to be able to experience nature up-close in remote locations. An exquisite combination of factors yields a ship offering outstanding service, exceptional comfort and attention to detail, all the while minimizing environmental impact. Come visit the archipelago and take some steps back in time following in the path of Pirates & Charles Darwin for a front-row show to the Galapagos Islands extraordinary ecosystems.

Staterooms of the Evolution Galapagos Ship
The Evolution Galapagos cruise elevates the guest experience, designing luxurious staterooms that have every need met. Bountiful storage space is available for all guests, and flexible accommodation provides every type of traveler –solo, groups, families – the perfect placement. Each cabin includes air conditing, charging ports for electronics, an ensuite private bathroom with hot showers, eco-friendly toiletries, a white marble vanity, and a hairdryer. Choose between cabins with two twins or a double, or upgrade to the premium or master suite with extra-sized beds, additional living space, large picture windows with ocean views, and cozy furniture.

Social Areas of the Evolution Galapagos Ship
The 200-foot Evolution Galapagos ship affords guests plenty of spaces to find their own corner to relax and enjoy the Galapagos views. This vessel maximizes the outdoor living space for guests enjoyment. One of the guest favorites, the upper deck solarium with chaise lounge furniture and a big hot jacuzzi perfect for soaking in in between excursions.  There is no better place to witness the wildlife and volcanic landscapes, and experience special moments with the backdrop of a miraculous sunset. Perhaps the best of all, grab a blanket at night and enjoy the showcasing of the stars in one of the most isolated places on the planet sitting on the equator. 
Once you’ve had enough sun from the upper deck, head down to the shaded dining area where there is plenty of cozy furniture to relax. One of the best parts of the Evolution Galapagos cruise is the alfresco dining area, where guests can enjoy the sea breeze and views while supping on five-star meals.

Interior areas of the Evolution Galapagos cruise are beautifully appointed, with a large living room with gorgeous teak flooring, lined with windows flooding in light, bordered with cosy couches and arranged with plenty of lounging furniture. Nearby, a TV/DVD entertainment system, library, and a full bar stocked with international and national liquors, local beers, and fine wines. Make sure to ask the attentive barman for an impressive tropical cocktail or a delicious bottle of champagne to celebrate those special occasions. Additionally, feast on delicious meals indoor dining area prepared by the professional sous chef and assistants, a variety of mouthwatering local and international dishes.

Itineraries of the Evolution Galapagos Ship
The Evolution Galapagos Cruise has two itinerary options of eight days, the perfect amount of time two get a great sample of the magic held within the islands. Both routes are masterfully prepared, packed with captivating visit points full of unique wildlife settlements, pristine beaches, world-renowned snorkel sites, fascinating historical sites, and more.  Leading you on these adventures, a friendly and knowledgable Galapagos guide. He will take you throughout the journey, with safety and entertainment as the first priorities. Speak with our travel guides to find guidance in which route is right for you or head to our blog section full of helpful information.

 
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