samba boat

Tourist superior class

 

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Built in Holland in 1996 as a luxurious private yacht, the Samba is a charming 78-foot motor sailer. Andando Tours, run by the Angermeyer family, maintains a high level of service that includes delicious Ecuadorian cuisine, superbly trained captains, crew and multilingual guides. While her spacious cabins, open and shaded observation decks, and color TV & video equipment provide for your enjoyment, her high safety standards assure your safety. 

 

FACILITIES

Facilities: The Samba is a 13 passenger tourist superior, 78 foot traditional steel hulled motor sailer that was built in Holland in 1966. It is fully air conditioned with 6 double cabins each with their own private bathroom, toilet and hot water showers. There is one additional cabin with a bathroom located across the hall.

Galapagos Samba boat Technical Specifications

Category: Mid-range Motor Sailor
Departures: Every Tuesday
Capacity: 12 Passengers
Accommodations: 6 air-conditioned double cabins each with private bath with hot shower
On board: salon and one outdoors dining area, observation deck/sun deck, TV and VCR room
Crew: Captain, mechanic, cook, 2 sailors and 1 naturalist guide
Speed: 8.5 knots
Length: 78 ft. (23.7m)

 

Important Note: motor sailors use the motor to navigate, this boat does not always travel with the sails up. Sails are only used barely.

 

 


Galapagos Samba boat Itinerary

DAY 1: BALTRA, PLAZAS
DAY 2: CHARLES DARWIN STATION, HIGHLANDS (SANTA CRUZ)
DAY 3: GARDNER BAY, PUNTA SUAREZ (ESPAÑOLA)
DAY 4: PUNTA CORMORANT, POST OFFICE BAY (FLOREANA)
DAY 5: PUNTA MORENO, ELIZABETH BAY (ISABELA)
DAY 6: URBINA BAY(ISABELA), PUNTA ESPINOZA (FERNANDINA)
DAY 7: SANTIAGO, BARTOLOME
DAY 8: BLACK TUTTLE COVE - BALTRA
 

 

Galapagos Samba boat full, detailed and day by day itinerary

Day 1
Tuesday: Mainland Ecuador - Galapagos Baltra airport - North Seymour Island


Departure from Quito at 11a.m. or Guayaquil at 12:30. Arrival at Baltra airport at 1:30p.m. Transfer by our guide to the yacht. Snack and orientation while traveling to nearby North Seymour Island. Approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours shore visit to observe sea lions, blue footed-boobies, magnificent frigate birds and, if time permits, snorkeling.
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Day 2
Wednesday: Plazas Islands - Charles Darwin Station


Morning: Plaza Islands, large sea lion colonies, land iguanas, opuntia cacti, swallow-tailed gulls, and red-billed tropic birds, etc. Duration of land visit 2-3 hours. Possibly snorkeling.

Afternoon: Puerto Ayora: Charles Darwin Research Station and walk through town (souvenir shopping if desired) 3 hours.
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Day 3
Thursday: Punta Suarez - Gardner Bay (Española Island)


Morning: Punta Suarez: Large colonies of blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, marine iguanas, albatrosses, swallow-tailed gulls, 3-4 hours.

Afternoon: Gardner Bay (Hood Island). Snorkeling at beach and panga ride 21/2 hours.
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Day 4
Friday: Floreana Island - Punta Cormorant / Devils

Crown - Post Office Bay
Morning: Punta Cormorant (Floreana) Visit of a lagoon, where we find flamingoes and other birds, beautiful white sand beach where sea turtles nest, snorkeling at Devil's crown. 3 hours.

Afternoon: Post Office Bay (Floreana).

Short visit to the historic Post Office Barrel. Early departure to the island Isabela looking for whales and dolphins while we travel.
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Day 5
Saturday: Isabela Island - Punta Moreno - Elizabeth Bay


Morning: Punta Moreno (Isabela) 3 hours walk, lava fields, flamingo lagoons, some cormorants and penguins.

Afternoon: Bahia Elizabeth: Panga ride, penguins, cormorants, sea turtles, quiet mangrove lagoons. 3 hours.
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Day 6
Sunday: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay - Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza


Morning: Urbina Bay: Relatively long walk to see land iguanas and marine iguanas, variety of native and endemic plants, remains of raised seabed exposing corral heads and other marine fossils.
Nesting cormorants and sometimes a few Galapagos Tortoises in their natural habitat. 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Afternoon: Punta Espinosa (Fernandina Island). Large colonies of marine iguanas, flightless cormorants nesting, penguins, baby sea lions, snorkeling. 2 hours.
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Day 7
Monday: Santiago Island: Puerto Egas (James Bay) - Barthomew Island


Morning: Puerto Egas (Santiago). Coastal walk exploring the great variety of tidal marine life, Galápagos fur seals. Swimming and snorkeling - 3 hours.

Afternoon: Bartholomew: Walk to get panoramic view of Bartholomew and it's famous Pinnacle Rock. Swimming and snorkeling. Possibility to see more penguins. 3 hours.
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Day 8
Tuesday: Black Turtle Cove


Morning: Caleta Tortuga Negra (Black Turtle Cove) - you will get to know the Galapagos green sea turtles that really are green, not black as in the name of the location.

Return to Baltra in time for flight to mainland Ecuador with lunch on airplane. Flight departure at 1p.m., arrival at 3:30p.m. in Guayaquil and 4:45p.m. in Quito.
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Notes:


*This is the normal itinerary approved by the Galápagos National Park. The time spent at each place will depend on the variety of wildlife present, weather conditions etc. and decided by the guide and captain on board. These tours are subject to alteration in case of changes by the authorities of the Galápagos National Park and acts of providence!

*Three meals a day (BLD Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) are included in the tour – breakfast before the land visit, lunch after the first excursion and dinner at night.

 

 

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