OVERVIEW

Pioneers of Galapagos cruises, the motor catamaran Archipel I and its sister ship Archipel II arrived in the Galapagos in 2002. They have stable double hulls, spacious decks and common areas. The recently renovated eight double cabins, all on the main deck, each have two ocean-view windows for relaxing and dreaming. The beds are all low and there is hot water, of course. The natural history tours, ranging from 4 to 15 days in length, include the best that the Galapagos archipelago has to offer. All in all, the Galapagos Catamarans Archipel I and II are a very good choice for a fantastic cruise in subtle comfort.

TOUR FACTORS

Difficulty 55%
Adventure 60%
Comfort 70%
Family friendly 90%

ITINERARY EXAMPLE: 4N/5D

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Upon arrival to Baltra airport your cruise guide will be waiting for you to transfer you to the cruise. After meet and greet with the crew you will visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center. At the exhibit corral you have great chances to photograph the tortoises as they are used to humans.

Meals: Lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to Isabela Island and visit to Moreno Point, a volcanic landscape with numerous freshwater pools and lakes where you can often observe flamingos, ducks and other birds.

PM: Dinghy ride to the Marielas islets where the largest and most important penguin colony in the Galapagos Islands resides. Admire the red mangroves of the cove and observe sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans and sea lions. You may be able to see Galapagos hawks soaring overhead with schools of pompano and dorado ­fish swimming down below.

Meals: Lunch and dinner on board

AM: You visit Tagus Cove, a former anchoring place for pirates, buccaneers and whalers. Here, you will go down a steep trail that passes through a zone of dry vegetation and volcanic landscape with trees and cactus scalecia and you will have great views of the Darwin Lake. When you reach the top you can observe all the varied vegetation zones, Galapagos penguins, pelicans and flightless cormorants.

PM: Cruise to Fernandina and visit to Punta Espinoza, located between fascinating lava fields, cactus and mangroves. Within this unique setting we find various animals, such as sea lions, flightless cormorants and one of the largest iguana colonies of the archipelago.

Meals: Lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to Santiago Island and visit to Egas Port where you will walk about 2km along the coast and see some beautiful natural pools where you can find sea lions, herons and a variety of sea and shore birds as well as sponges, barnacles, snails etc. Afterwards you visit Salt Mines. The return path covers a distance of approximately 8 km.

PM: Cruise to Rabida Island with the dark red volcanic beach. A short trail leads to a lagoon which is popular for flamingos.

Meals: Lunch and dinner on board

AM: Visit to the beach Las Bachas. It is a relic of the presence of US military in Galapagos. Also, it is possible to see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels and even sea turtles.

After this morning excursion you are transferred to the airport for your flight to the mainland or an optional extension.

Meals: breakfast on board

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Accomodation on board in a cabin with private bathroom
  • All meals throughout cruise
  • Water, coffee and tea station
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All excursions
  • Bilingual national park guide
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Towels for bathroom and for beach

starting from

$ 2708,- p.p.

in US DOLLAR

*Please contact us for special offers and child discounts. Prices are subject to change.

*Price based on double occupancy.

Archipel I

Deckplan Archipel I

Archipel II

Deckplan Archipel II

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After a long day snorkeling and visiting the islands, guests will be able to relax in the spacious interior lounge with a cold drink. Irresistible meals created fresh from locally grown ingredients by the professional chef will be served in the al fresco dining area.

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Consider as you reserve:

My own room: 

Single supplement fee: 80% surcharge

Not Included:

International airfare to and from destination; Galapagos National park entrance fee US$100,- per Person (to be paid in cash at arrival at the airport in Galapagos); Transit Control Card US$20,- per Person (to be paid in cash at the airport in Quito or Guayaquil); wet-suits for snorkeling (available for rental); meals not described; cost of medical immunizations as needed; trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance; cost of optional activities; excess baggage charges; airport taxes (if any); alcoholic beverages or soft drinks; optional gratuities to your guides; items of personal nature.

Travel Insurance:

To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance is intended to cover medical expenses, trip interruption and cancellation, theft and other losses incurred while traveling domestically or internationally.

Visa and Entry Requirements

Ecuador requires a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements.