Our Galapagos Cruises are amazing! Welcome to your home in the Galapagos Islands! For 7 nights and 8 days, you will travel across the archipelago aboard M/Y Grace, one of the most sought after vessels in the Galapagos. M/Y Grace is equipped with cutting-edge navigation and safety equipment, coupled with all the comforts of home and more. What will make your voyage to Galapagos so memorable are all the opportunities to enjoy nature and wildlife on an un-crowded experience. Because the vessel is only for 18 guests, we will arrange a journey around your favorite activities and interests. Your galley and dining staff will turn out quality meals each day using both local and international cuisine. Your vessel is stocked with “food for thought” as well—a library containing a wealth of information on the natural history of the Galapagos plus an entertainment center complete with DVDs or videos on the Galapagos Islands and our planet. We also offer a wide selection of board games on board for guests to enjoy on their spare time. M/Y Grace is equipped with modern engines to cover the distances of your itinerary expeditiously. The entire ship is air conditioned for your comfort and has plenty of areas to lounge in the sun or shade. This is your vacation and time to relax and the bar is always open for drinks and refreshments. Sea kayaks are available for some additional fun and we have snorkeling equipment for all.
|Construction year||originally 1928, rebuild in 2007|
|Type||Motor Yacht/ Expedition Vessel|
|Guide level||Galapagos Naturalist guide level I|
|Cabins||2 Double Premium Staterooms on A-deck
3 Twin Premium Staterooms on A-deck
2 double Premium Staterooms on C-deck
3 Twin Premium Staterooms on C-deck
|Snorkel equipment & wetsuits||The snorkeling equipment (mask, tube, fins) and wetsuits are included in the rates.
Air Renewal System, Air conditioning throughout, TV / CD / VHS / DVD /, Boutique, Jacuzzi
When visiting the Galapagos Islands for one week there are tradeoffs regarding the landing sites you can and can’t see, in a place where one can encounter as great a variation crossing from one side of a bay or island to another, as traversing the entire archipelago. This has always been the case. Recently the Galapagos National Park decided to reduce the environmental impact on its 40 + visitor landing sites by requiring that yachts wait 14 days before returning to a given National Park visitor site. As a result of this ruling each of our yachts operates two different week long itineraries. These 8 day / 7 night itineraries run Saturday-to-Saturday and alternate each week. Through our complete itineraries, guests are able to see all of the Galapagos wildlife that made the Islands famous and inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. You can also combine these itineraries back-to-back to experience one, all encompassing two week long voyage.
If you only have a week to spend in the Galapagos you will be happy to know that there is no better or worse itinerary, just different. We continue to receive rave reviews for both itineraries aboard both our yachts. Passengers continue to have amazing animal encounters while experiencing the depth and breadth of what the islands offer including top notch landing sites on all itineraries.
We have put a lot of effort into obtaining permits from the Galapagos National Park that allow our yachts to visit all of the most important sites on the Islands. Many cruise operators on the islands avoid the long navigations to save costs, but we are firm believers that a true Galapagos experience involves visiting the most remote islands as well.
7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS: SATURDAY TO SATURDAY
Following in Darwin’s footsteps….
WH = Walks & Hikes
SN = Snorkeling
KY = Kayaking
PR = Panga Ride
|Saturday:||AM: Arrive Baltra Island
PM*: Daphne Island
|Sunday:|| AM: Santa Fe (Barrington) Island: (WH, SN, KY, PR)
PM: South Plazas Island (WH)
|Monday:||AM: Genovesa (Tower) Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps (WH, SN, KY, PR)
PM: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay Beach (WH, SN, KY, PR)
|Tuesday:||AM: Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza (WH, SN)
PM: Isabela (Albemarle) Island: Urbina Bay (WH, SN)
|Wednesday:||AM: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove (WH, SN, KY, PR)
PM: Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Roca, Punta Albemarle (WH, SN, PR)
|Thursday:||AM: Santiago (James) Island: Espumilla Beach or Buccaneer’s Cove (WH, SN, KY, PR)
PM: Santiago Island: James Bay (WH, SN)
|Friday:||AM: Santa Cruz Island: Breeding Center (Charles Darwin Research Station) (WH)
PM: Santa Cruz Island: Pit Cravers, Wild land Tortoises Reserve (Highlands) (WH)
|Saturday:||AM: San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center (WH)
Late morning: San Cristobal Island: Depart for Mainland Ecuador
7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS: SATURDAY TO SATURDAY
Beyond Darwin’s footsteps…
|Saturday: AM: Arrive to San Cristobal (Chatham) Island
PM: San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island (WH, SN, PR)
|Sunday: AM: Espanola (Hood) Island: Punta Suarez (WH)
PM: Gardner Bay, Gardner Islet, Osborn Islet (WH, SN, KY, PR)
|Monday: AM: Floreana (Charles) Island: Post Office Bay, Asylum of Peace (WH, SN)
PM: Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet (WH, SN, PR)
|Tuesday: AM: Pit Craters, Wild land Tortoises Reserve (Highlands) (WH)
PM: Breeding Center (Charles Darwin Research Station) (WH)
| Wednesday: AM: Santa Cruz (indefatigable) Island: Bachas Beach (WH, SN)
PM: Santiago (James) Island: Chinese Hat (WH, SN, KY, PR)
|Thursday: AM: Rabida Island: Jervis (WH, SN, KY, PR)
PM: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay (WH, SN)
|Friday: AM: Bartholome: Pinnacle Rock & Overlook (WH, PR, SN)
PM: North Seymour Island (WH, SN, PR)
|Saturday: AM: Santa Cruz Island: Back Turtle Cove (PR)
Late Morning: Baltra Island Airport: Depart for Mainland Ecuador
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
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
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)
Optional tips for the guide
Personal travel insurance
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 or 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.