Galapagos
Islands
Wednesday & Friday
Departures
Soft Adventure
Trip Style
First Class
Cruise Category

KEY FEATURES

  • The M/S Cachalote Galapagos Cruise is a comfortable schooner rigged fist-class motor sailboat
  • Two comprehensive itineraries to choose from, western islands loop (travelers’ favorite)
  • The M/S Cachalote has gained great reviews and great popularity among travelers.
  • Awarded wih Smart Voyager Certificate for its significant conservation practices
  • Famous for its tasty food and knowledgeable naturalist guides.

M/S Cachalote Galapagos Cruise Description:

Set sail across the Galapagos aboard the first-class schooner rigged motor sailor M/S Cachalote. Cruising aboard the Cachalote offers a relax and intimate experience. Enjoy the Galapagos sun on any of her three wooden decks or perhaps just soak into a book with the wind in your hair and salt in the air.

Accommodation & Distribution:

-8 Double cabins each with private bath. -Hot / cold water showers.

Amenities:

This is a beautifully decorated motor sailor was recently re-built in 2002 to meet all security standards according to international marine safety regulations. Cachalote I accommodates 16 passengers in her 8 cabins: upper/lower berths and one matrimonial cabin all with private baths with hot/cold water showers, fully air conditioned with independent air conditioning units in each cabin. There is plenty of deck space on 3 different wooden decks with seats and cushions to relax in the shade or sunbathe during the cruise, but don’t forget that sunscreen! Enjoy beautiful cruising through the islands…spot dolphins and whales…snorkel with the sea lions…see birds with blue feet, red feet or big red ‘balloons’ on their necks…enjoy the scenery and volcanoes…and marvel at the colorful beaches. Come, relax with style aboard this new vessel. The M/S Cachalote holds the “Smart Voyager Certificate” for sound conservation and socially responsible.

Technical Specifications 
Type:  Motor Yacht – Schooner rigged motor sailer with steel hull, built in 2002
Category:  First Class
Capacity:  16 passengers
LOA:  96 ft
LOD:  86 ft 6 in
Beam:  18 ft 6 in
Engines:  280 hp Caterpillar diesel engine
Generators:  Two 50 kw generators for 220 and 110v A.C., 12v DC
Speed:  9 knots cruising
Crew:  Captain, multilingual nature guide, cook, and 3 sailors
Equipment:  All required electronic safety equipment, tenders with outboard motors, life rafts, freezer, refrigerator, desalinator, TV and DVD player, fully air conditioned


1

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS - TOWER

WEDNESDAY – WEDNESDAY
WEDNESDAY Am: Baltra Island Airport picked up at the airport by our naturalist guides. Pm: Santa Cruz Islands: Highlands Natural reserve with giant tortoises & Charles Darwin Research Station
THURSDAY Am: South Plazas island. Pm: Santa Fe island
FRIDAY Am: San Cristóbal island: Witch hill (Cero Brujo) Pm: San Cristóbal island: Galapaguera and el Junco Lagoon
SATURDAY Am: Española island: Gardner Bay. Pm: Española island: Punta Suarez)
SUNDAY Am: Floreana island: Punta Cormorant Pm: Floreana island: Post Office Bay / Devil´s Crown
MONDAY Am: Santa Cruz island: Dragon Hill Pm: Santiago island: Sullivan Bay
TUESDAY Am: Genovesa island: Darwin Bay. Pm: Genovesa island: Barranco)
WEDNESDAY Am: Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove. Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
2

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS - FERNANDINA

WEDNESDAY – WEDNESDAY
WEDNESDAY Am: Baltra Island Airport picked up at the airport by our naturalist guides. Pm: Santa Cruz Islands: Highlands Natural reserve with giant tortoises & Charles Darwin Research Station
THURSDAY Am: Chinese Hat island. Pm: Rabida island
FRIDAY Am: Isabela island: Sierra Negra Volcano / Chico Volcano Pm: Isabela island: Galapagos Tortoise breading Center.
SATURDAY Am: Isabela island: Moreno Point. Pm: Isabela island: Elizabeth Bay
SUNDAY Am: Isabela island: Urbina Bay Pm: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
MONDAY Am: Fernandina island: Punta Espinoza. Pm: Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Roca
TUESDAY Am: Santiago island: Puerto Egas Pm: Bartolomé Island
WEDNESDAY Am: North Seymor Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.

3

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS - HOOD

FRIDAY – WEDNESDAY
FRIDAY Am: San Cristóbal island: Witch hill (Cero Brujo) Pm: San Cristóbal island: Galapaguera and el Junco Lagoon
SATURDAY Am: Española island: Gardner Bay. Pm: Española island: Punta Suarez)
SUNDAY Am: Floreana island: Punta Cormorant Pm: Floreana island: Post Office Bay / Devil´s Crown
MONDAY Am: Santa Cruz island: Dragon Hill Pm: Santiago island: Sullivan Bay
TUESDAY Am: Genovesa island: Darwin Bay. Pm: Genovesa island: Barranco)
WEDNESDAY Am: Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove. Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.

4

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS - ISABELA

FRIDAY TO WEDNESDAY
FRIDAY Am: Transfer to Puerto Ayora where you will take a public speedboat to Isabela Island. Departure on speed boat at 14:00 pm, Arrive in Puerto Villamil 16:30 pm approximately. Here you will board the Cachalote.
SATURDAY Am: Isabela island: Moreno Point. Pm: Isabela island: Elizabeth Bay
SUNDAY Am: Isabela island: Urbina Bay Pm: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
MONDAY Am: Fernandina island: Punta Espinoza. Pm: Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Roca
TUESDAY Am: Santiago island: Puerto Egas Pm: Bartolomé Island
WEDNESDAY Am: North Seymor Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.

NOTE: Cruise Itinerary is subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances  beyond our control (force majeure).

Above prices include:

All meals and activities throughout the cruise.
Bilingual national park guide.
Soft beverages (water, coffee and tea)
Fuel surcharge.
Kayaks

Above prices do not include:

Galapagos National Park entrance fee US$100
Galapagos Transit Control Card US$20
Airfare from mainland Ecuador (Tickets have to be bought with Cachalote boat.)
Alcoholic beverages consumed on board
Gratuities
Cancellation/medical insurance
Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel and fins)
Isabela Municipal dock fee US$ 15 per person
Use of wetsuit

Cachalote Galapagos Cruise
Cachalote Galapagos Cruise - Lobby
Cachalote Galapagos Cruise - Cabin
Cachalote Galapagos Cruise - Dinning
Cachalote Galapagos Cruise - Deck

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