Coral I & II: The intimacy of a small ship with the stability of a larger vessel
Days: 8, 5 & 4 | From: $1,768/per person
Coral I & II are first class motor yachts that provide an excellent way to experience the islands. The Coral I fits 36 passengers, and the Coral II fits 20. Both are classic, well-appointed vessels with spacious dining rooms and lounges, and each yacht has three sun decks. These boats offer good guide-to-guest ratios, and all excursions are led by a bilingual naturalist guide. Excursion options include hiking and snorkeling, and kayaks are available to rent.
- Regular departures throughout the year
- Available for private charter
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Coral I has 8 Junior Cabins, 8 Standard Plus Cabins, and 2 Standard Cabins. The Standard Plus Cabins are spacious, located on the lower deck, with porthole windows. Junior Cabins are on the upper deck, are more spacious, and have larger windows. The two Standard Cabins are in the bow of the boat are are smaller sized. All cabins have air conditioning and private bathrooms.
Coral II has 6 Junior Cabins, 4 Standard Plus Cabins, and 1 Standard Cabin. The Junior Cabins are the most spacious and have larger windows; the Standard Plus Cabins are spacious and have porthole windows; the one Standard Cabin is in the bow of the boat and has one double bed. All Junior and Standard Plus Cabins can be arranged to have twin beds or one queen size bed. All cabins have air conditioning and private bathroom facilities.
Construction: completed in 2005
Type: Power Motor Yachts
Length: 131 ft. / 40 mts. (Coral I) / 79 ft. / 24 mts. (Coral I)
Beam: 28 ft. / 9 mts. (Coral I) / 21 ft. / 6 mts. (Coral II)
Engines: Two John Deere 6125SFM75 engines, each one of 610HP
Max speed: 14-17 knots
Accommodations: 18 cabins - 36 passengers (Coral I) / 11 cabins - 20 passengers (Coral II)
Crew: Captain, chef, sailors, and naturalist guides
Itineraries & Pricing
Itinerary A - Central (4 days)
Arrive to Baltra / Charles Darwin Research Center
Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) / Bartolome
Rabida / Buccaneer Cove or Espumilla Beach (Santiago)
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) / Depart for Mainland
Itinerary B - West (5 days)
Arrive to Baltra / Highlands (Santa Cruz)
Vicente Roca Point (Isabela) / Espinosa Point (Fernandina)
Isabela: Urbina Bay / Tagus Cove
Santiago: Egas Port and Salt Mines / Sullivan Bay
Bachas (Santa Cruz) / Depart for Mainland
Itinerary C - East (4 days)
Arrive to Baltra / Charles Darwin Research Center (Santa Cruz)
Mosquera Islet / North Seymour
Santa Fe / South Plaza
Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve (San Cristobal) / Depart for Mainland
Itinerary D - South (5 days)
Arrive to San Cristobal / Interpretation Center & Tijeretas (San Cristobal)
San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo / Punta Pitt
Española: Suarez Point / Gardner Bay, Osborn or Gardner Islets
Floreana: Cormorant Point, Champion Islet / Post Office Bay
Highlands (Santa Cruz) / Depart for Mainland
Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.
Departures every week: 8 day, 5 day or 4 day itineraries
Max number of passengers: 36 & 20 (depending on vessel)
Prices 2019: Prices are per person
Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea, snorkeling equipment
Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), Fuel Surcharge ($50 for 4 or 5 day cruises and $100 for 8 day cruises), gratuities, wet suit rental ($25 for 4-5 day, $50 for 8 day), kayak rental ($30 each use per person)
Holiday season supplement: 5% (Jan 1 – Jan 5; Apr 5 – May 25; Jul 3 – Aug 25, Oct 2 – Nov 22, Dec 18 – Dec 31)
4 day cruise
Standard Cabin: $1,787 per person
Standard Plus Cabin: $2,212 per person
Junior Cabin: $2,522 per person
5 day cruise
Standard Cabin: $2,381 per person
Standard Plus Cabin: $2,948 per person
Junior Cabin: $3,362 per person
8 day cruise
Standard Cabin: $3,797 per person
Standard Plus Cabin: $4,702 per person
Junior Cabin: $5,360 per person
Charters: Contact us for pricing
Children 11 years and under receive a 25-50% discount depending on departure date & cabin type
Single supplement: 50%-75% depending on departure
Reviews from this trip
All the guides on the boat were excellent and very knowledgeable. It is clear how important the guide is to the whole experience and we feel very lucky to have had such knowledgeable and interesting people.Katherine Hovick
The Coral II in the Galapagos was excellent--great service, food, and the naturalists were first class.Galapagos Traveler
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