GALAPAGOS ISABELA - Deluxe Galapagos Cruise Ship



Deluxe Galapagos 
                        Cruise Ship




The atmosphere aboard the deluxe Isabela II is that of a large elegant yacht. It is one of the most luxurious means of touring the Galapagos Islands. This well-appointed yacht is fully carpeted and air-conditioned. Its convivial bar / lounge is a popular gathering place: drinks are set out there for passengers as they return from natural history excursions in the islands.

The 1083-ton yacht has accommodations for 40 passengers in 20 comfortable outside twin cabins, all with private shower and toilet. Spacious cabins have plenty of room for storing belongings. Four cabins have double beds for either single or double occupancy. Its three public decks include a large salon / bar area, ample sun deck, spacious dining room, and a separate reading and game room. The highly trained crew of 27 includes three multilingual naturalist guides, who lead smaller groups for Galapagos island visits.

Galapagos Isabela II Ship Amenities & Services


- Safety Boxes
- Hair dryers

Aquatic Activities:

- Wetsuits for snorkeling in cooler waters
- Sea Kayaks


- Bar, Lounge, Boutique
- Gift Shop
- Radio, telephone, E-mail, and Fax communications
- PA System
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Multimedia natural history lectures
- Stargazing Program
- Digital camera and underwater housing
- Glass bottom boat
- Jacuzzi
- Reading Room & Natural History Library
- Air conditioned throughout



Facilities: 50 suites, Boutique, Library, Karaoke Bar, Conference Room, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Solarium, observatory deck, 24 hours coffee and tea Station, Medical Assistance, Massage Suite, Satellite communication


Galapagos Isabela II Technical Specifications

Construction: 1979
Reconstruction: Pensacola, Florida, 1988
Refurbishment: Panama, March 2000
Category: Deluxe
Gross Tonnage: 1.025 tons.
Type of Vessel: Motor Yacht
Capacity: 40 guests
Length: 53.72 meters (166 feet)
Beam: 11.58 meters (38 feet)
Speed: 10 knots
Electricity: 110 Volts 60 Hz.
Engines: 2 GM Detroit Diesel 900 BHP each
Navigation Equipment: Gyrocompass, Automatic Pilot, radar, and GPS
Safety Certificates: SOLAS 74 - ISM
Fire Detector: Automatic with control from the bridge.
Life Jackets: In each cabin
Lifeboats: 2 units semi enclosed
Landing Craft: 3 Zodiacs + glass bottom boat
Owner: ETICA / Metropolitan Touring
Decks: 3 (Sun deck, Cabin deck, Main deck)
Crew: 24
Naturalist: 3
Medical Officer: Permanently on board

Galapagos Isabella Itinerary (Tuesday to Tuesday)




Baltra Island

Morning arrival to Baltra Island by TAME flight and immediate transfer to the dock to board the ISABELA II. Welcome introductory briefing and lunch.

North Seymour Island

Afternoon disembarkation (dry landing) for a walk along the coast and the interior of the island, observing bird colonies of blue footed boobies, frigate birds, swallow tailed gulls and also sea lions and marine iguanas. A shorter walk is also available. Welcome Cocktail offered by the Captain. Naturalist's briefing on the next day's activities and dinner.


Gardner Bay (Hood Island)

After breakfast, disembark (wet landing) at a white coral beach where you can take a short walk and watch the sea lions, mockingbirds, finches or enjoy the beach.. There is great snorkeling in this area (snorkeling equipment is available for passengers at no extra cost), or ride the glass-bottom boat around Gardner or Tortuga islets.

Punta Suárez (Hood Island)

Afternoon dry landing for an exciting walk on lava terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including the Waved Albatrosses (May - DeceWELCOMETOGALAPAGOSr) and the famous blowhole. A shorter walk is also available. For those not planning to walk there will be panga (dinghy) ride along the coastline of Punta Suárez. Naturalist's briefing and dinner.


Point Cormorant (Floreana Island)

After breakfast, disembark at Point Cormorant (wet landing) for an easy walk to see the flamingos that inhabit a brackish-water lagoon, and other birds like ducks, stilts, sandpipers, etc. There is great snorkeling from the beach or near by, at the Devil's Crown. Those who do not snorkel can enjoy a ride on the glass-bottom boat. Lunch on board.

Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)

Wet landing at the historical Post Office Bay to learn about the human side of the islands, its early inhabitants and the adventures of pirates and whalers. Then, a panga ride will take you to nearby islets to observe sea lions, rays and sea turtles, boobies and possibly the Galapagos penguin. Naturalist's briefing and dinner.


Santa Cruz Island

After breakfast, disembark (dry landing) to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens, an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest and many land birds. Then a stroll along the main street of Puerto Ayora before driving to the highlands for lunch at a farm.
Afternoon in the highlands, visiting the Scalesia forest and the twin pit craters Los Gemelos. From DeceWELCOMETOGALAPAGOSr to mid-April a visit to see the giant tortoises in the wild may be included, if weather conditions are good. Naturalist's briefing and dinner.


Darwin Bay (Tower Island)

Morning wet landing for an easy stroll observing thousands of bird life, mainly frigate birds, red footed and masked boobies, gulls, herons, finches and mockingbirds. If you wish you can continue walking over sharp lava and uneven terrain, or just go back to the beach to enjoy swimming and snorkeling at this beautiful natural harbor. Those most adventurous can look for Hammerhead sharks, snorkeling along the cliffs. Lunch on board.

Prince Philip's Steps (Tower Island)

The afternoon starts with a very interesting panga ride along the cliffs and then disembark (dry landing) on rocks for a steep climb (90 feet) and then a leveled walk for about a mile to the other side of this small island observing large colonies of masked boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels and the short-eared owl. Naturalist's briefing and dinner.

Early risers will enjoy cruising right in front of famous Ecuador Volcano, which rises off the water line with one of its halves completely collapsed, and now resting underwater, while crossing the Equator line.

Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)

The morning brings us to the youngest island, Fernandina. Disembark (dry landing) for a one-mile walk. Punta Espinoza has an amazing combination of barrenness with lots of wildlife. Having no introduced mammals, Fernandina has a very unique environment with the highest density of marine iguanas, sharing their space with sea lions, sally-light foot crabs, hawks, penguins and the flightless cormorant. Lunch on board.

Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)

Afternoon disembarkation at Tagus Cove, a protected natural harbor. A walk uphill takes you around Darwin’s saltwater crater lake for a superb view. There is also the possibility of a dinghy ride along the shoreline to see the unique fauna of the largest island in the Archipelago, such as flightless cormorants, pelicans, boobies, sea lions, etc. Conference and briefing before dinner.


Puerto Egas (James Island)

Wet landing for a mid-length walk. Most of the landscape is tuff-stone layers and lava flows. This is a great opportunity to see land and marine birds. At low tide, marine iguanas graze upon the algae beds and there is a colony of fur-sea lions. Good snorkeling and swimming from the beach after the walk. Lunch on board.

Bartolome Island

Disembark at Bartolome Island (dry landing) for a hike to the summit. This is a steep climb aided by a wooden staircase; the view from the top is worth the effort. There will be time for a panga ride around Pinnacle Rock to observe penguins, to enjoy the beach (wet landing), snorkeling and swimming from the beach, or a ride on the glass-bottom boat. Farewell cocktail and departure briefing.

After breakfast, departure to the port and airport to take the flight back to the continent.



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