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  • Beluga

Beluga: An intimate first class yacht

Days: 15, 8, 5 & 4 | From: $2,590/per person

The Beluga is a comfortable motor yacht accommodating 16 passengers in 8 cabins, one of which can be used as a triple cabin for 3 passengers. The intimate ship is fully air-conditioned and offers spacious social areas and a sundeck for relaxing, sightseeing, or sunbathing. All excursions are led by a bilingual naturalist guide; excursion options include hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

The Beluga has 5 lower deck cabins, 2 main deck cabins, and 1 upper deck cabins. One of the lower deck cabins can be converted to a triple cabin.

All cabins have private bathrooms, individual climate controls, and storage space for clothing and luggage.


Yacht Specifications

Construction: refitted in 2010
Type: Power Motor Yacht
Length: 110 ft. / 33.5 mts.
Beam: 23 ft. / 7 mts.
Engines: Twin Scania Diesel Electronic 450 HP each
Cruising speed: 12 knots
Accommodations: 8 double cabins with private facilities
Crew: Captain, Bilingual Naturalist Guide, plus 8 crew members

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Itineraries & Pricing

Fernandina Itinerary (8 days)

Friday
Arrive to Baltra / Santa Cruz Highlands and Charles Darwin Research Station

Saturday
Floreana: Punta Cormorant / Post Office Bay

Sunday
Isabela: Sierra Negra / Las Tintoreras / Los Humedales

Monday
Isabela: Punto Moreno / Elizabeth Bay

Tuesday
Isabela: Urbina Bay / Tagus Cove

Wednesday
Punta Espinoza (Fernandina) / Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)

Thursday
Puerto Egas (Santiago) / Bartolome

Friday
North Seymour / Return to Mainland

Tower Itinerary (8 days)

Friday
Arrive to Baltra / Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz)

Saturday
Santa Fe / South Plaza

Sunday
San Cristóbal: Cerro Brujo / Kicker Rock / Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Monday
Española (Hood): Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez

Tuesday
Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands

Wednesday
Sombrero Chino / Sullivan Bay (James Island)

Thursday
Genovesa: Darwin Bay / El Barranco

Friday
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

Chatham Itinerary (6 days)

Sunday
Arrive to San Cristóbal / El Junco Lagoon or Cerro Tijereta

Monday
Española (Hood): Gardner Bay / Osborn Islet / Punta Suarez

Tuesday
Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands

Wednesday
Sombrero Chino / Sullivan Bay (James Island)

Thursday
Genovesa: Darwin Bay / El Barranco

Friday
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

Isabela Itinerary (6 days)

Sunday
Arrive to Baltra / Speedboat to Isabela Island

Monday
Isabela: Punto Moreno / Elizabeth Bay

Tuesday
Isabela: Urbina Bay / Tagus Cove

Wednesday
Punta Espinoza (Fernandina) / Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)

Thursday
Puerto Egas (Santiago) / Bartolome

Friday
North Seymour / Return to Mainland

Hood Itinerary (5 days)

Friday
Arrive to Baltra / Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz)

Saturday
Santa Fe / South Plaza

Sunday
San Cristóbal: Cerro Brujo / Kicker Rock / Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Monday
Española (Hood): Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez

Tuesday
Santa Cruz / Return to Mainland

James Itinerary (4 days)

Tuesday
Arrive to Baltra / Santa Cruz: Highlands & Charles Darwin Research Station

Wednesday
Sombrero Chino / Sullivan Bay (James Island)

Thursday
Genovesa: Darwin Bay / El Barranco

Friday
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

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Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.

Pricing

Trip length: 4, 5, 6, 8, & 15 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 16, in 8 cabins

Prices 2019:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea, snorkel equipment, use of kayaks

Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), gratuities, Holiday surcharge ($200 per person for Christmas and New Year’s departures), wet suit rental ($30 per week), dock fee ($10 per person)

4 day cruise: $2,590 per person

5 day cruise: $3,031 per person

6 day cruise: $3,637 per person

8 day cruise: $4,850 per person

Children 12 years and under receive a 50% discount (1 child per adult, not available on Christmas or New Year’s departures)

Single Supplement: 50%

Charters: from $48,500 (5 days), $58,200 (6 days), $77,600 (8 days), $145,500 (15 days)

Reviews from this trip

5 stars
  • David O. Paez Cox was our naturalist on the Beluga boat. David attended quite successfully to keeping us safe while we enjoyed every moment in the Galapagos. He is most pleasant and a good communicator.
    Toni Harker
  • Galapagos Islands were wonderful...plenty of flora and fauna. Enjoyed the variety of experiences on land and sea each day. Good food and very accommodating about food preferences. Excellent staff on Beluga.
    Susan Neptune
  • The leader of our Beluga ship, Juan, was absolutely superb! The attention to details with your helpful planning embraced, enjoyed and appreciated.
    Brenda Erickson

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