First Class Galapagos Boats

Small Boats Less 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

Alya

Overview:

The Alya offers 9 comfortable cabins for a maximum of 16 guests, as well as many comfortable social areas. The itineraries combine hiking, snorkeling, kayaking with beach time while the Certified Guides will take you to interesting and wildlife filled sites.

After the day’s excursions, relax in the library viewing a movie from the DVD collection, or on the sundeck while enjoying a drink from one of the catamaran’s two bars. Retire to one of the nine pleasant cabins, eight of which have private balconies. All are equipped with private bathrooms, cold/hot water, air conditioning, safe box and other amenities. Throughout, the Alya is elegantly and tastefully decorated.

The Alya’s eight crew members and bilingual, certified naturalist guide will assure you a safe and informative journey through the Galapagos Islands.

Capacity: 16 Passengers
Accommodation: 9 cabins
Cruise Durations: 4, 5 and 8 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

Overview:

At 42 metres, Galapagos Sea Star Journey 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

Grand Majestic

Overview:

Launched in mid-2018, the Grand Majestic was specifically designed and built for Galapagos cruising. At 39 metres, the motor yacht provides very comfortable and spacious cabins as well as ample social areas. Her top speed is 25 knots.  Her 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 has a jacuzzi as well as the ability to offer Al-fresco dining and 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, and 8 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.

Cormorant

Overview:

Launched in mid-2011, the Cormorant is a sleek catamaran specifically designed to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style. At 33m long, it offers the generous space and comfort of a larger boat while maintaining the intimacy of a smaller vessel. It accommodates 16 passengers over two decks, with 6 twin or double-bedded cabins and 2 suites with a king bed. Each stateroom has its own private balcony, is air-conditioned, furnished to a high standard, and has a well-appointed private bathroom with hot water. There are spacious social areas with panoramic windows aboard the catamaran – an elegant dining room, indoor bar, a large lounge that easily accommodates the nightly briefings, as well as a covered upper deck which can be used for al fresco dining and, at the top, a sun deck with a jacuzzi and sun-loungers.

Capacity: 16 Guests
Accommodation: 6 cabins, 2 suites
Cruise Durations: 4, 5 and 8 days

Endemic

Overview:

The Endemic is a newly built catamaran designed exclusivley for Galapagos cruising. With elegant and spacious social areas and comfortable, modern suites with balconies this 16 guest vessel will offer a wonderful Galapagos experience. Amenities onboard include a sun deck with Jacuzzi, alfresco dining, lounge and indoor dining area.

Capacity: 16 Guests
Accommodation: 8 Suites, 1 Single Cabin
Cruise Durations: 4, 5, 6 and 8 day itineraries.

M/T Camila

Overview:

The newly built trimaran, the MT Camila, will set sail in the Galapagos in 2018. This new 16 passenger vessel has 8 staterooms with a private balconies as well comfortable communal areas and a Jacuzzi. The Camila offers guests the use of kayaks, snorkel gear, wetsuits. Guests will be accompanied by a bilingual Naturalist Guide who will provide extensive knowledge on the flora and fauna. Onboard the Cruise Manager and 10 crew members will be there ready and waiting to attend to any needs you may have during your stay while the captain navigates with expertise throughout the islands.

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

Reina Silvia

Overview:

Cruise the Galapagos in comfort onboard the Reina Silvia, enjoying tasteful cuisine, informative lectures by the certified bilingual naturalist guide, and curling up in the library to read or watch nature films. The six staterooms have twin or king-sized beds, and four rooms include a hidden berth for the third guest if needed. All cabins have air conditioning and a large, en-suite bathroom with full-size shower.

Capacity: 16 Guests
Accommodation: 6 Cabins
Cruise Durations: 8 day itineraries.

Odyssey

Overview:

The Odyssey is a spacious 41m long motor yacht with 3 decks for guests to enjoy including a main deck with indoor dining room and lounge, an upper deck with shaded outside area as well as a sundeck equipped with sun lounges and a Jacuzzi.

Capacity: 16 Guests
Accommodation: 9 Cabins
Cruise Durations: 5 and 6 day itineraries.

Treasure

Overview:

The Treasure is a spacious motor catamaran with 9 suites which all feature private balconies. Over three decks the ship has an indoor dining room, lounge and bar, as well as an alfresco dining area and sundeck with sunbeds and a Jacuzzi.

Capacity: 16 Guests
Accommodation: 9 Cabins
Cruise Durations: 5 and 7 day itineraries.

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.