GALAPAGOS YACHTS FEATURES - CHOOSING A BOAT IN GALAPAGOS

 

The following is a comprehensive list of the yachts, boats and ships that currently offer cruise tours in the Galapagos Islands.They are organized according to class:

Luxury, first class, tourist superior, tourist and economy.

Since the classification system is dynamic, boats may change their categorization as they improve (or diminish) the quality of services provided.

 

Galapagos Islands Cruise on board Deluxe Class Yachts

 

Luxury yachts are the most expensive since they have the most lavish accommodations, the most professional crew, the highest quality food, and the most in-demand (level II or III) naturalist guides.

Deluxe yachts have air conditioning, hot water, ocean view cabins with private facilities, and spacious social areas (dining room, living room, sun decks).They also tend to be bigger and more stable (all the cruise ships fall into this category) and have the best cruise itineraries.

Passengers gather in the main salon for briefings by the guides, to watch films, enjoy a drink at the bar or just relax. All meals can be served inside or outside (al fresco).

 

Following is a complete list of the deluxe class yachts in the Galapagos Islands:

 

Athala Catamaran- Deluxe Galapagos (16 guests)

Eclipse - Deluxe Galapagos Vessel(48 guests)

Evolution - Deluxe Galapagos Cruise Ship Vessel(48 guests)

Grace - Deluxe Galapagos Cruise Ship Motor Yacht(16 guests)

Nina - Deluxe Motor Catamaran (16 guests)

 

Galapagos Islands on board First Class Yachts

 

Ships of this class are already very comfortable and comply with international standards of superior cruise ships. The cabins are very spacious and supply cold and warm water as well as air-conditioning.

Guides belong to Naturalist Class III, which means that they have studied (for instance biology) and therefore possess scientific knowledge of flora and fauna, the evolution of the archipelago and are multilingual.

Food on board these Galapagos cruise yachts is of good quality and arrangements can be made to meet special dietary needs, in this class meals are served in form

of a buffet.

Yacht construction, maintainance of facilities, safety standards and procedures meet international cruise standards Excellent cruise itinerary.

Following is a complete list of the first class yachts in the Galapagos Islands:

 

Anahi - First Class Galapagos Catamaran (16 guests)

Beluga - First Class Motor Yacht(16 guests)

Cachalote - First Class Sailboat(16 guests)

Coral I - First Class Cruise Ship (36 guests)

Coral II - First Class Cruise Ship (20 guests)

Erik , Letty , Flamingo - First Class Motor Yacht (20 guests)

Galaxy - First Class Motor Yacht (16 guests)

Odyssey - First Class Motor Yacht (16 guests)

Voyager - First Class Motor Yacht (16 guests)

Mary Anne - First Class Galapagos Sailboat (16 guests)

Milenium - First Class Galapagos Catamaran (16 guests)

Queen of Galapagos - Motor Catamaran (16 guests)

Saggita - First Class Galapagos Sailboat (16 guests)

Seaman - First Class Galapagos Catamaran (16 guests)

Sky Dancer - First Class Galapagos Vessel (16 guests)

Beagle - First Class Galapagos Sailboat(13 guests)

Tip Top II - First Class Motor Yacht (16 guests)

Tip Top III - First Class Motor Yacht(16 guests)

Tip Top IV - First Class Motor Yacht(16 guests)

Treasure of Galapagos - Catamaran(16 guests)

 

Galapagos Islands Cruises On Board Tourist Superior Class Yachts

 

Galapagos cruise Yacht under this category have air conditioning(may not be fully functional), moderately spacious social areas(dining room, living room, sun decks), double cabins with private facilities (sometimes hot water). Yacht construction, maintainance of facilities, safety standards and procedures ussually meet international cruise standards.

Food on board these Galapagos cruise tourist superior class yachts is of good quality and arrangements can be made to meet special dietary needs. You will also have a highly trained yacht crew, a category A or B Galapagos National Park certified guide(has a good knowledge of the Galapagos Islands) that speeks a good level of English and other foreign languages. Good cruise itinerary.

Following is a complete list of the tourist yachts in the Galapagos Islands:

Aida Maria- Tourist Superior Class Motor Yacht (16 guests)

Angelique - Tourist Superior Class Sailboat (16 guests)

Angelito - Tourist Superior Class Motor yacht(16 guests)

Eden - Tourist Superior Class Motor yacht(16 guests)

Estrella de Mar - Tourist Superior Class Motor Yacht (16 guests)

Fragata - Tourist Superior Class Motor Yacht (16 guests)

Nemo I - Tourist Superior Class Catamaran (12 guests)

New Daphne - Tourist Superior Class Motor Yacht (16 guests)

Samba - Tourist Superior Class Motor Yacht (13 guests)

San Jose - Tourist Superior Class Motor Yacht (13 guests)

Yolita - Tourist Superior Class Motor Yacht (16 guests)

 

Galapagos Islands Cruises On Board Tourist Class Yachts

 

The cabins on the tourist class Yachts are not spacious and partly equipped with air-conditioning. Nevertheless it may happen that the air-conditioning does not work.

Limited public areas (dining room, living room, sun decks), double and triple cabins some with private or shared facilities (sometimes hot water).Yacht construction, maintenance of facilities, safety standards and procedures in most cases do not meet international cruise standards.

These boats often cater to backpackers; younger people, or budget travelers, food on board these Galapagos cruise yachts is of average quality. Yacht crew is not as well trained as on board higher category Galapagos cruise yachts, You will have a category B Galapagos National Park certified guide (has a good knowledge of the Galapagos Islands and speaks a good level of English and other foreign languages) or a category C certified Galapagos National Park guide(average knowledge of the Galapagos Islands and a poor level of English). Descent cruise itinerary.

 

Following is a complete list of the tourist yachts in the Galapagos Islands:

Darwin - Tourist Class Motor Yacht (16 guests)

Encantada - Tourist Sailboat (12 guests)

Floreana - Tourist Class Motor Yacht(16 guests)

Golondrina - Tourist Class Motor Yacht(14 guests)

Guantanamera - Tourist Class Motor Yacht (16 guests)

Intrepido - Tourist Sailboat (12 guests)

 

Galapagos Budget or Economy Cruises On Board Economy or Budget Yachts

 

Galapagos cruise yachts under this classification usually do not have air conditioning. The equipment of ships belonging to this category is quite simple, small public social areas(dining room, living room, sun decks), double, triple and quad cabins some with private or shared facilities (no hot water, sometimes no water). Due to the size and the speed of the boat, fewer islands can be visited compared to ships of a higher category. The guides (Naturalist Class I) are usually from Galapagos and they often speak only a bit of English.

The food aboard is not very diversified. In general, this category is rather suitable for young travelers on a small budget.

Yacht construction, maintenance of facilities, safety standards and procedures in most cases do not meet international standards.

Following is a complete list of the budget yachts in Galapagos:

New Flamingo - Economy Class Motor Yacht (10 guests)

Princess of Galapagos - Economy Class Motor Yacht (16 guests)

 



 

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