First Class Galapagos Boats - South America Travel Centre
 

First Class Galapagos Boats

Small Boats with fewer than 20 guests

We have selected the best first class boats as we know they provide wonderful on-board experiences combined with frequent excursions onto the islands; always escorted by expert naturalist guides.

Petrel

Overview:

The Petrel, a first class luxury boat in the Galapagos Islands, is elegant, swift and silent at sea, much like the bird it’s named after. The Petrel offers travel in the Galapagos in comfort and style. The knowledgeable guides provide insight into the biology and ecology of this fascinating region. On-board facilities include large air-conditioned cabins, each with private bathroom and a private balcony. The sun deck, with a Jacuzzi and sun-beds, is a great place to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery in between excursions. After dark it becomes a perfect place to take in the millions of sparkling stars.

Capacity: 16 Guests
Accommodation: 8 cabins – private balconies
Cruise Durations: 4, 5, 6, 8 and 15 days

Cormorant

Overview:

With a length of 33 metres, Cormorant incorporates the best of catamaran design, ensuring smooth cruising that is perfect for travel between the islands. It has spacious interior and exterior social areas where you can relax and enjoy the company of other guests, including both indoor and al fresco dining facilities, a library, bar, a large lounge which easily accommodates the nightly briefings, and a huge sundeck with an enticing jacuzzi. The 6 staterooms and 2 suites feature a contemporary décor and first class amenities, each furnished to a high standard, with a well-appointed bathroom and its own private balcony where you can relax and view the passing scenery.

Capacity: 16 Passengers
Accommodation: 6 cabins and 2 suites – private balconies
Cruise Durations: 4, 5, 8 and 15 days

Ocean Spray

Overview:

Ocean Spray is a sleek catamaran specifically conceived to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style, providing comfort, superior speed and excellent stability. At 34 metres long, it offers the generous space and comfort of larger boats while maintaining the intimacy of smaller vessels. On-board facilities include large air-conditioned cabins, each with private bathroom and a private balcony. The expansive sun deck, with a jacuzzi and sun-loungers, is an ideal spot to relax and soak up the sun between island excursions. And in the evenings there is no better place for stargazing.

Capacity: 16 Guests
Accommodation: 8 cabins – private balconies
Cruise Durations: 4, 5, 6, 8 and 15 days

Sea Star Journey (formerly Galapagos Grand Odyssey)

Overview:

At 42 metres, Galapagos Sea Star Journey (formerly Galapagos Grand Odyssey) is larger than most in its category and, while maintaining a small-yacht feel, is able to provide very spacious cabins – including one larger Sea Star Suite. The air-conditioned cabins are located on the main and upper decks and each is equipped with opening windows and over-sized twin or queen beds. Common areas include a generous dining room, lounge and bar, a small library, and children’s play zone.
The large sundeck at the top of the boat has both shaded and uncovered areas with two jacuzzis, and, in addition, there is an onboard mini-spa with a sauna/steam room where therapies and massages are available.

Capacity: 16 Guests
Accommodation: 7 Galapagos Suites and 1 Sea Star Suite
Cruise Durations: 5, 6, 10, 11 and 15 days

Grace

Overview:

A distinguished motor yacht that has sailed under many names, the Grace boasts a fascinating past that includes a period in the British Navy during wartime and ownership by royalty and tycoons. She was entirely refitted in 2008 and renamed in tribute to her late owner, Princess Grace of Monaco, reflecting the same quiet elegance and beauty. The 44-metre long vessel offers accommodation in 9 appropriately plush staterooms and suites. An expansive bar-lounge, furnished with comfy sofas and chairs, is the perfect place to meet with your guides, watch a movie or socialise over a drink; meals may be served inside or al fresco; and relaxation can be found in the jacuzzi or on the large open sundeck.

Capacity: 18 Guests
Accommodation: 7 cabins, 1 Master Suite
Cruise Durations: 8 and 15 days

Natural Paradise

Overview:

Natural Paradise is a luxury yacht designed to explore the Galapagos in style. To help you explore the underwater world or the Galapagos, snorkeling gear, wetsuit and an underwater camera are available for your use. After a day of activities enjoy relazing with a cocktail on the sundeck or in the Jacuzzi. Delicious meals are served either in the dining room or in the al fresco dining area.

All cabins onboard have comfortable beds, safety deposit boxes, air-conditioning, private bathrooms with hot water, and plenty of space for your belongings. Natural Paradise’s 10 crewmembers are attentive to their guests’ needs. An official, bilingual naturalist guide will lead you on your excursions each day.

Capacity: 16 Guests
Accommodation: 9 cabins – 4 with private balconies
Cruise Durations: 4, 5, and 8 days

Majestic

Overview:

Launched in mid-2013, the Majestic was specifically designed and built for Galapagos cruising. At 36 metres, the motor yacht provides both spacious cabins and ample social areas. The well-appointed staterooms are located on the lower and main decks and each is equipped with private bathroom, hot water showers and air-conditioning. Common areas include a generous dining room, comfortable lounge area complete with TV, DVD and music players, and a well-stocked bar. The large sundeck at the top of the boat has both shaded and uncovered areas and, with a jacuzzi and its own bar, is an ideal spot to relax and soak up the sun between island excursions.

Capacity: 16 Guests
Accommodation: 8 Double/Twin cabins
Cruise Durations: 4, 5, 8 and 15 days

Galaxy II

Overview:

Launched only in early 2015, Galaxy II is a 27 metre-long eco-catamaran that has been carefully constructed to meet the highest ecological parameters without compromising cruising comfort. Accommodation is in 8 air-conditioned exterior cabins on the main and upper decks, each with large windows and a private bathroom: sink, toilet and shower with hot/cold running water.
The modern social areas of Galaxy II include a dining room and bar, a lounge with TV/DVD, a small library, and a spacious sundeck that is ideal for relaxing and soaking up the sun between island excursions. The complement of 10 crew members, including a bilingual naturalist guide, are friendly and attentive and, along with the conservation of the environment, the safety of passengers is their main concern.

Capacity: 16 Guests
Accommodation: 8 Cabins
Cruise Durations: 4, 5, 6 and 8 to 15 day itineraries.

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