Mid-sized, first class boats offer an excellent option with many of the facilities found on larger ships on-board a small boat. Galapagos National Park regulations mean that you’ll have one expert guide for every 16 guests when going ashore.
A first class vessel that maintains a stylish yet informal ambience, the 64-metre long La Pinta boasts 24 very large staterooms located on the mid-deck, all exterior with floor-to-ceiling windows. Among the spacious public areas are a comfortable lounge and conference area for nightly briefings, a reference library, separate dining areas both inside and out (for al fresco meals when weather permits), and a choice of deck bars.
In addition its outside deck areas are wonderful havens for relaxation with a sundeck featuring a jacuzzi and sun-loungers, and an observation platform for dolphin- and whale-watching on the top deck.
Capacity: 48 Guests
Accommodation: 24 cabins
Cruise Durations: 4, 5 and 8 days
A medium-sized expedition cruiser of 64 metres that stylishly incorporates first class amenities to provide a high level of comfort. For her size, Eclipse could accommodate twice as many passengers but the decision was to provide more generous space in the 26 cabins and ample social areas, at the same time ensuring personalised service from the 31 crew and 4 naturalist guides.
The air-conditioned cabins are tastefully decorated and have sea-view windows or portholes. Among communal facilities are a sophisticated lounge and bar, a well-stocked library, an indoor dining room and an ‘al fresco’ dining area around the solar-heated jacuzzi, while one of the favourite guest areas is the spacious observation/sun deck.
Capacity: 48 Passengers
Accommodation: 20 cabins and 4 Suites
Cruise Durations: 6 and 8 days
An exclusive motor yacht that offers a relaxed experience of the Galapagos Islands, Isabela II offers guests 20 spacious outside cabins, each air-conditioned with twin/double beds, smart décor and private facilities.
The vessel is almost 54 metres long and provides all the facilities of a much larger vessel. An extensive interior design refresh throughout the dining room, lounge and bar has made them even more popular as guests’ favourite social areas. On the ample sundeck there is a jacuzzi, a small gym, a bar and an observation platform for marine wildlife spotting.
Capacity: 40 Guests
Accommodation: 1 Standard cabin, 18 Classic cabins and one Master suite
Cruise Durations: 5 and 7 days
At 60 metres in length and with the appearance and ambience of a traditional 1920s cruising yacht, Evolution successfully delivers the level of comfort and safety expected by a contemporary present. It combines spacious lounge and dining areas (inside and al fresco) and open decks with first class amenities and service, while the handsome staterooms and private bathrooms were completely refurbished in 2012. On board the Evolution features include a library/lecture room, an entertainment centre, and a canopied Sky Deck lounge with a bar and rattan furniture, and at the bow, a jacuzzi and lounge chairs for sunbathing.
Capacity: 32 Guests
Accommodation: 4 Deluxe cabins, 9 Premium cabins and 3 Suites
Cruise Durations: 8 and 15 day itineraries.