Cachalote I is a comfortable and beautifully decorated motor/sailor recently built in 2002 to meet all security standards. Cachalote I accommodates 16 passengers in her 8 cabins: eight upper / lower beds and one matrimonial cabin with all private baths with hot/cold showers, fully air conditioned with independent air conditioning units in each cabin. 

The Cachalote I has been awarded the Smart Voyager certification for adhering to conservation standards. Cachalote I also complies with all international maritime regulations and is SOLAS certified.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 Class  Superior First Class 
Capacity 16 passengers
Construction year 2002
Type Motor Yacht
Guide level Galapagos Naturalist guide level I
Length 26.2 m
Width 5.5 m  
Cabins 8 Double cabins with private bathroom.
Airco Yes
Snorkel equipment & wetsuits The snorkeling equipment (mask, tube, fins) is included in the rate and wetsuits are available for rent

Sailing in the Galapagos

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ITINERARIES
Cachalote I offers the options of a 4 day, 6 day and 8 day itineraries that visit selected sites which are approved by the National Park. The itineraries can be combined to form a 15-day itinerary.

4 DAYS – Plazas Itinerary

 Wednesday:  Baltra (start) / Santa Cruz: Highlands & Charles Darwin Station 
 Thursday: South Plaza Island & Santa Fé Island
Friday: San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo & El Junco 
*night in hotel in Pto Baquerizo Moreno
 Saturday: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (end)

Itinerary Map Cachalote Plazas

Highlights: Tortoises, pintails, finches, blue-footed boobies, frigates, marine iguanas, land iguanas, sea lions, red-billed tropic birds, gulls, shearwaters, Galapagos hawk, doves.

6 DAYS – Hood Itinerary

Friday: San Cristobal (start) / Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Saturday: Española Island Hood: Gardner Bay, Islote Garnder, Islote Osborn & Punta Suarez 
Sunday: Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant, Devils Crown & Post Office Bay
Monday: Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill & Santiago: Sullivan Bay 
Tuesday: Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay
Wednesday: Turtle Cove / Baltra (end)

Itinerary Map Cachalote Hood

Highlights: Marine iguanas, lava lizards, sea lions, sally lightfoot crab, golden mustard rays, waved albatross (March to December), blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies, galapagos hawk, darwin finches, nascar boobies.

8 DAYS – Tower Itinerary

Wednesday: Baltra (start) / Santa Cruz: Highlands & Charles Darwin Station 
Thursday: South Plaza Island & Santa Fé Island
Friday: San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo & El Junco 
Saturday: Española Island Hood: Gardner Bay, Islote Garnder, Islote Osborn & Punta Suarez
Sunday: Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant, Devils Crown & Post Office Bay
Monday: Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill & Santiago: Sullivan Bay
Tuesday: Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay
Wednesday: Turtle Cove / Baltra (end)

Itinerary Map Cachalote Tower
Highlights: Land iguanas, marine iguanas, lava lizards, sea lions, fur seals, giant tortoise reserve, galapagos snake, waved albatross (march – december), darwin finches, yellow warbler, blue-footed boobies, redfooted boobies, nascar boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic birds, hood mockingbirds, galapagos dove, galapagos hawk, storm petrel, short eared owl.

8 DAYS – Fernandina Itinerary


Friday: Baltra (start) / Santa Cruz: Highlands & Charles Darwin Station 
Saturday: Sombrero Chino / Rábida
Sunday: Isabela Island: Puerto Villamil & Sierra Negra
Monday: Isabela Island: Punta Moreno & Elizabeth Bay
Tuesday: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove
Wednesday: Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza / Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Roca
Thursday: Santiago Island: Puerto Egas & hike on Bartolome Island
Friday: North Seymour / Baltra (end)
Itinerary Map Cachalote Fernandina

Highlights: Tortoises, land iguanas, marine iguanas, lava lizards, sea lions, flamingos, penguins, flightless cormorant, brown pelican, Darwin finches, blue-footed boobies, whimbrels, lava gulls, swallow-tailed gulls, Galapagos hawk, Darwin finches, sally light-foot crabs, red-billed tropic birds, Galapagos snake, common gallinules.

 

INCLUDED
All meals on board of the cruise from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on last cruise day
All activities as described with a bilingual naturalist guide
Water, tea, coffee unlimited

Snorkeling equipment
Accommodation in a double room with a private bathroom
Airport transfers in Galapagos (when your flights arrive on the same day as start date of the cruise and when your flight leaves the same day as the end date of your cruise)
24/7 Dutch, English & Spanish assistance

NOT INCLUDED
Flights from/to Galapagos (we can also arrange the flights for you)
Galapagos National Park entrance fee: $100 p.p.
Migratory Control Card: $20 p.p.
Isabela dock fee $5 p.p. (if the itinerary includes Isabela island)
Water taxis (from and to the shore)
Wet-suits rent
Alcoholic drinks
Personal expenses
Optional tips for the guide
Personal travel insurance

PRICE
Please contact us for the up to date pricing.
It is possible that during high season the prices increase or that some time before departure the prices decreases and that it become a last minute deal. 

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • 0% Credit card fee for Last Minute Cruises: for customers who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, the quoted price is the final one. There is no extra charge for the credit card payment.
  • Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the customers so they can create the perfect holiday;
  • The staff: the staff use their passion and own travel experiences to create tours of high quality;
  • Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and are a unique and authentic experience;
  • Tailor made: tell the team your preferences and they will create an unforgettable experience;
  • 24/7 assistance: our team can be contacted 24/7 by phone in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch!);
  • Insurances: customers will be traveling safely with Rebecca Adventure Travel because they are insured by Dutch guarantee funds (GGTO & VvKR).

*It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
*The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.