saggita First Class Yacht

 

 

sagitta

 

 

Facilities


The graceful and spacious three-masted sailing ship SAGITTA is a 120-foot steel-hulled vessel of great sturdiness. Rebuilt for 16 guests and crew, she offers ten double air-conditioned cabins with one double lower and one single upper berth each. Every cabin has its own
en-suite bathroom with hot-water showers.

This sailing ship boasts a homely salon/bar, a comfortable dining room with large picture windows, a separate conference room that doubles as the library/entertainment center, and an additional dining facility "al fresco." Easy-access, ample deck space with plenty of comfortable seating makes her truly a great vessel for Island cruising.

Accommodations


16 passengers in 10 double air-conditioned cabins with double lower and single upper berths. All cabins have
en-suite bathrooms with hot-water showers.

Crew


Captain, first mate, engineer, two sailors, chef, assistant chef, and licensed naturalist guide.

Navigation Equipment:


HF Radio
VHF /DSC marine radio
Automatic pilot
Depth sounder
GPS Navigator
Radar
Navigational Telex (NAVTEX)

Equipment:


Twin John Deere engine, twin John Deere 60 kW generators and water maker.

Safety equipment:


Two fully equipped 20-passenger life rafts, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), Search and Rescue Transponder (SART), central alarm with smoke and fire detectors, overhead sprinkler system, life jackets and fire extinguishers.

 

FACILITIES

Facilities: 10 double cabins, double lower and single upper berths, with A/C, private bathrooms (Hot water). One upper-deck salon, one main-deck dining room with 2 large tables , one lower-deck library/video-room, lecture hall and upper deck.

Galapagos Sagitta Technical Specifications


Length: L.O.A.* 120 feet / 36.6 meters
L.W.L.* 105 feet / 32 meters
Beam: 22 feet / 6.9 meters
Draft: 10.3 feet / 3.16 meters
Speed: 8 knots
Rig: Sailing Ship
Range: 3,000 miles
Electric Power Supply: 120 V / 240 V A/C 60 Hz
*L.O.A.: length including bowsprit
*L.W.L.: length at the water line

 

Galapagos Sagitta Itinerary - Wednesday to Wednesday

Day 1: BALTRA, NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND

Day 2: PUNTA PITT, CERRO BRUJO-SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND

Day 3: GARDNER BAY, PUNTA SUAREZ- ESPAÑOLA ISLAND

Day 4: FLOREANA ISLAND, CHARLES DARWIN STATION

Day 5: PUNTA MORENO, ELIZABETH BAY - ISABELA ISLAND

Day 6: PUERTO EGAS, BARTOLOME ISLAND

Day 7:BLACK TURTLE COVE (PANGA RIDE) SANTA CTUZ

Day 8: BALTRA ISLAND, AIRPORT

 

Galapagos Saggita Galapagos Full, detailed and day by day Itinerary

DAY 1:

Baltra / North Seymour

On arrival at Baltra airport you will be met by our guide and transferred to the yacht. Sagitta will then set course for North Seymour Island giving you the chance to become acquainted with the vessel and have lunch. On arrival to N. Seymour, there will be a dry landing followed by a 2-hour walk during which Galapagos Sea Lions, Blue footed-Boobies and Magnificent Frigate birds can be seen.


DAY 2:

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands


AM: Charles Darwin Research Station (Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz), where we will learn about the tortoise and land-iguana breeding programs, followed by some time in town for optional shopping & sight-seeing.

PM: Highlands (Santa Cruz), we will have the opportunity to see Galapagos Giant Tortoises in the wild. This is also one of the best sites for watching land birds: Darwin's Finches and Vermilion Flycatchers. The land visit may last 2-3 hours and includes a bus ride.


DAY 3:

Espanola Island: Gardner Bay / Punta Suareza


AM: Gardner Bay (Hood Island/Espanola Island),snorkeling along Gardner Islet, maybe kayaking, and a walk on the beach to observe sea lions and Hood Island Mockingbirds.

PM: Punta Suarez, there are large colonies of Blue-footed and Masked (Nazca) Boobies, Marine Iguanas, Albatrosses and Swallow-tailed Gulls. The walk will take 3-4 hours starting with a dry landing.

DAY 4:

Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant / Post Office Bay

AM: Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island), a wet landing onto a mineral beach, followed by a short walk to a lagoon, where we find flamingos and other waders. At the end of this trail we reach a beautiful white sandy beach where sea turtles nest. This will be followed by a short panga ride to Devil’s Crown for some snorkeling . The morning activities will take around 3 hours.

PM: Post Office Bay (Floreana Island), we will visit the historic Post Office Barrel. This short visit starts with a wet landing, spending no longer that an hour at the site.

 

DAY 5:

Isabela: Punta Moreno / Elizabeth Bay


AM: Punta Moreno (Isabela Island), starts with a 2 hour walk across lava fields, while experiencing ‘oasis like’ lagoons, rich in flora and fauna. We will see Galapagos Flamingos and there is a good opportunity to spot our first cormorants and penguins.

PM: Elizabeth Bay (Isabela Island), there will be a panga ride to a quiet mangrove lagoon where sea turtles rest. Around Mariela Rocks, look for penguins, cormorants, and Blue-footed Boobies. The afternoon program will take around 2 hours.

DAY 6:

Isabela: Urbina Bay / Fernandina: Punta Espinosa


AM: Urbina Bay (Isabela Island), we will walk over different terrains, seeing large Land Iguanas, a variety of native and endemic plants, and sometimes Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat. There are also the remains of a 50-year up-lifting, exposing coral heads and other marine fossils.

PM: Punta Espinosa (Fernandina Island), there will be a dry landing, walking over lava fields observing large colonies of Marine Iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, penguins and sea lions, which will take us around 2 hours.

DAY 7:

Santiago: Puerto Egas / Bartolome


AM: Puerto Egas (Santiago Island), a coastal walk exploring the great variety of tidal marine life, Galapagos Fur Seals, sea lions, Marine Iguanas. There is good swimming off the beach and a broad array of marine life to view when snorkeling.

PM: Bartolomé, this is an up-hill walk and once at the summit we will experience panoramic views of Bartolomé and its famous Pinnacle Rock. We will also be swimming and snorkeling off the beach where we may see more penguins. It will take approximately 3 hours which includes a dry landing for the walk and a wet beach landing.

DAY 8:

Black Turtle Cove / Baltra

AM: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island), there will be a panga ride to observe sea turtles, rays and sharks. This will be a fairly short trip so we can return to Baltra in time for the flight to mainland Ecuador. This visit is done before breakfast.

*This is our normal itinerary approved by the Galapagos National Park. We usually visit the above visitors’ sites. 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.

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