Sample Yachts and Island Information

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Tourist Superior Yacht FLOREANA
Tourist Superior Yacht ANGELIQUE
First Class Yacht FLAMINGO
Galapagos flights from mainland Ecuador
Typical Itineraries
Island Information

 

Spend 5 or 8 exciting days on an air  conditioned yacht and explore the islands. All cruises include a naturalist guide, meals and accommodation in cabinsboobies with private bathrooms.

Your experience will vary depending on the boat. We offer four different categories of yachts: Deluxe, First Class, Tourist Superior and Economic Class.   Cruises usually make two different visits a day and you will have many opportunities for swimming and snorkeling. Prices vary with category. For example:

 

 

 

 

Tourist Superior Yacht FLOREANA

Yacht Florena

 

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION:    Completely refurbished in 2003
LENGTH:                  78
BEAM:                      15
CAPACITY:               16 passengers
ACCOMMODATIONS: 8 double cabins with private bathrooms and hot water
CREW:                     6 plus 1 bilingual naturalist guide
MOTOR:                   Detroit Diesel 240 hp
SPEED:                    10 knots
GENERATORS:         1 Perkins 42 kVA, 1 Isuzu 20 kVa
CURRENT:               12V / 110VAC / 220 VAC
COMMUNICATIONS:  Furuno radar, radio; GPS
SAFETY EQUIPMENT:Two motor dinghies, 2 inflatable life rafts
DEPARTURES:          Thursdays (only 8 day cruises)

Price $1,800 per person

 

MOTOR SAILING VESSEL ANGELIQUE

Yacht Angelique

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
LENGHT:                                 75 ft
BEAM:                                     20 ft
DRAFT:                                   7 ft
MASTS:                                   2
SAILS:                                     6
YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION:        1895, Holland
RENOVATION:                          1974, Holland; 2005,
MOTOR:                                  Caterpillar 343, 380HP
GENERATOR:                           Twin Perkins 45kVA
CURRENT:                                110 V / 220 V
AIR CONDITIONING:                 cabins and social areas
RADIO:                                    VHF, HF, GPS, Satellite
SPEED:                                    8 knots
CAPACITY:                               16 Passengers ACCOMMODATIONS: 8 double cabins with private facilities, hot/cold water, air conditioned

 

Angelique High Season
Nov 1 - April 30
June 15 - Sept 14
Low Season
May 1 - June 14 &
Sept 15 - Oct 31
8 Day (Monday-Monday) $2100 $1900
5 Day (Thursday-Monday) $1313 $1188
4 Day (Monday-Thursday) $1175 $950

 

First Class Yacht (Flamingo)

Flamingo YachtUpper Deck

DOLPHIN DECK

Cabins #1,3 & 4 have two twin lower beds and picture windows. Cabin # 2 has one double bed and picture window.  (cabins average 95 square feet/ 8.8 square meters)

BOOBY DECK

Cabins # 5 & 6 cabins have one double bed and picture windows.  (cabins average 90 square reef/ 8.4 square meters) 

IGUANA DECK

Cabins #7 & 8 have two twin lower beds and port lights.    Cabins # 9 & 10 have two twin lower beds and one upper berth with port lights and can be sold as triples. (cabins average 110 square feet/ 10.2 square meters) 

SINGLE cabins are assigned by us to the best cabin available at the time of sailing.

Yacht Bar

 

7 NIGHTS         
DOUBLE TRIPLE 
SINGLE
IGUANA DECK   
$2,450  $2,300 
$3,775
BOOBY DECK
$2,775               
DOLPHIN DECK   
$2,995            

                                                                                                                   Yacht Cabin

 

The price includes:
Airport transfers in Galapagos
English speaking guide
Double occupancy accommodations in cabins with private bathrooms
Visits mentioned in the program
Meals during the cruise

 

The price does not include:
Personal equipment
Alcoholic beverages
Personal expenses
Tips, fees, and expenses not mentioned in the program
Visits, excursions, and expenses not mentioned in the program
International airport tax $41
Galapagos National Park tax $100
Migratory Control Card $10

Galapagos flights from mainland Ecuador:

High Season

Adults

Child

UIO – GPS – UIO

$407.46

$209.78

GYE – GPS – GYE

$356.57

$182.41

UIO – GPS – GYE

$383.94

$198.02

GYE – GPS - UIO

$380.09

$194.17

Low Season                 

Adults

Child

May 1st to June 14 and Sep 15 to Oct 31

UIO – GPS – UIO

$351.46

$181.78

GYE – GPS – GYE

$312.89

$160.57

UIO – GPS – GYE

$334.66

$173.38

GYE – GPS - UIO

$330.81

$169.53

Departures: We assure any departure with 1 person.

Itineraries will vary depending on the yacht

The following are examples:

4 DAYS, MONDAY - THURSDAY

MONDAY Baltra; Bachas
TUESDAY Genovesa
WEDNESDAY Sullivan Bay, Bartholomew
THURSDAY Santa Cruz: Darwin Research Center; Baltra

5 DAYS, THURSDAY - MONDAY

THURSDAY Baltra; Santa Cruz: Highlands
FRIDAY Floreana
SATURDAY Española
SUNDAY Santa Fe; South Plazas
MONDAY North Seymour; Baltra

8 DAYS, MONDAY - THURSDAY

MONDAY Baltra; Bachas
TUESDAY Genovesa
WEDNESDAY Sullivan Bay: Bartholomew
THURSDAY Santa Cruz: Darwin Research Center; Highlands
FRIDAY Floreana
SATURDAY Española
SUNDAY Santa Fe; South Plazas
MONDAY North Seymour; Baltra

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

In the Pacific Ocean, 600 nautical miles away from the Ecuadorian continental coast, lies the Galapagos Islands, the biggest natural laboratory of the world where Charles Darwin sustained his theory about the Evolution of the Species. The huge 600-pound "Galapagos" tortoises gave the name to the islands. Its creatures are not afraid of human beings, so you can swim with sea lions, Galapagos penguins or pelicans. UNESCO proclaimed
GALAPAGOS a "Natural Heritage of Humanity" because of its rare and unique wildlife.

ISLANDS

ISABELA
This is the biggest island in Galapagos formed by five big volcanoes. Because of its size and the presence of the volcanoes, Isabela presents a diversity of fauna and flora unmatched by the rest of the islands and also has
some of the Galapagos richest marine zones. The most visited place is Tagus Cove. This was traditionally a place where the whaling boats arrived to anchor. The coast around the cove is very rich and you can tour-boat to look for penguins, marine iguanas, pelicans and other animals.

SANTA CRUZ
The most populated island in the archipelago where the Charles Darwin Scientific Station and its different projects are located. Its main port, Puerto Ayora, has several hotels, restaurants, a bank, discotheques and folkloric stores. The island also has other attractive points, such as the Bellavista lava tunnel to the north (a bay with sea turtles, fish, mantas, and sharks), and the marvelous Tortuga Bay beaches, and the Twin Craters.

SAN CRISTOBAL
This is a large island, with many places to visit, and with diverse vegetation. Almost on top of the island you can visit El Junco lagoon, the only fresh water lagoon in the Galapagos. One of the most interesting places is Punta Pitt. It is ideal to take pictures of the volcanic landscapes and birds, which are usually far away from the trail so you might need zoom lenses.
 
FLOREANA
Floreana was the most visited island for whale and turtle hunters several years ago. The reason for this is the presence of a permanent fresh water spring and easy anchoring places. The Punta Cormorant trail is very easy, surrounds a salt-water lagoon where there are large quantities of flamingos and other aquatic birds. The trail ends in a very beautiful white sandy beach, that is and important nesting place for marine turtles.

BALTRA
Most of the visitors that arrive to the islands fly to the Baltra Airport. This is the only island that is not part of the Galapagos National Park. The Ecuadorian Army, who's also in charge of the airport, controls the administration of the island.

ESPAOLA
This is an arid island without trees but with dense vegetation of thorny bushes. The trail of Punta Suarez is the trail that offers the largest number of animals. There are important colonies of marine birds, marine iguanas, mocking birds, Galapagos hawks, lizards and many other species.

GENOVESA
Recently opened for tourism, this island is a paradise for bird lovers and photographers. It offers a big variety of birds, adding big colonies of petrels and the possibility of observing short-eared owls.

FERNANDINA
The only visited site in this island is called Punta Espinosa, and it is one of the most interesting places in Galapagos. It has the biggest concentration of marine iguanas, Galapagos hawks are not rare and the rare flightless cormorant, unique to Isabela and Fernandina, nests near the water.

BARTOLOME
This is a little and extremely arid island, but is one of the favorite sites of the visitors. It offers a beautiful beach and a magnificent bay with clear and calm waters. There is a small penguin colony, and along the south beach you can usually see sharks.

SANTIAGO
The most important place to visit is Puerto Egas, especially interesting at low tide. It is fascinating to look for invertebrates in the tidal pools. At the end of the trail you may see the grottos or pools where the Fur sea lions live. Galapagos hawks iguanas and different species of coast birds are abundant in this island.

RABIDA
Little island with characteristic red volcanic rocks that have formed a beautiful red beach. This island is the home of an important colony of sea lions. There is a little salt-water lagoon where you can observe pink flamingos.

SANTA FE
The most attractive aspect of this island is the beautiful and calm bay where the ships anchor. The vegetation is arid with tree-like Opuntia cactus. On this island you can find a land iguana that is endemic in Santa Fe.

SOUTH PLAZA
The vegetation of this island is arid and consists of beautiful formations of Sessuvium that display a bright red color during the dry season. In this island you can observe one of the most important colonies of Galapagos sea
lions. From the cliff you can observe marine birds like swallow-tailed gulls, pelicans, puffins and the acrobatics tropical birds trying to land on their nests.

NORTH SEYMOUR
This is a flat and rocky island. There is a large variety of fauna, including sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies that nests during the dry season, and an important nesting colony of the two species of Frigate birds with their spectacular courtship.

Please note: July, August and December are very busy.

Please inquire about other yachts and tour packages: info@adventuresworldwide.com

One of our business partners became one of the first recipients of SmartVoyager, a voluntary environmental certification developed by the Rainforest Alliance and Corporacion y Desarollo from Ecuador.  This program gives a "green seal of approval" to tour boats that comply with requirements to tread lightly on the area's fragile ecosystem.  In order to comply boats must only use lead-free and TBT-free paid, biodegradable soaps and detergents, recycle wastes, produce fresh water through desalinization units, use four stroke outboard engines on tenders and filter of black and gray water through purified ozone among many other requirements.  The standards also require good living conditions and advanced training for the boat crew and guides.

Passengers will be encouraged to donate to a new fund administered by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in support of the Galapagos National Park.  This new fund called Galapagos Marine Biodiversity Fund (GMBF) targets environmental education and marine conservation by strengthening the local communities ability to manage natural resources.

 

 
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