• Coral I & II

Coral I & II: The intimacy of a small ship with the stability of a larger vessel

Days: 8, 5 & 4 | From: $1,881/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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Vessel Information


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.

Yacht Specifications

Construction: completed in 2005. Coral 1 was refurbished in 2016, Coral II was refurbished in 2017
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 and Fausto Llerena Breeding Center

Genovesa: Barranco / Darwin Bay

Rabida / Bartolome

Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) / Depart for Mainland

Itinerary B - West (5 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Highlands Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz)

Vicente Roca Point (Isabela) / Espinosa Point (Fernandina)

Isabela: Urbina Bay / Tagus Cove

Santiago: Egas Port / Sullivan Bay

Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) / Depart for Mainland

Itinerary C - East (4 days)

Arrive to Baltra / North Seymour

Breeding Center Fausto Llerena and El Chato / Mosquera Islet

South Plaza / Santa Fe

Lobos Island (San Cristobal) / Depart for Mainland

Itinerary D - South (5 days)

Arrive to San Cristobal / Interpretation Center & Tijeretas (San Cristobal), Kicker Rock circumnavigation

San Cristobal:  Cerro Brujo / Punta Pitt

Española: Suarez Point / Gardner Bay, Osborn or Gardner Islets

Floreana: Cormorant Point or Champion Islet / Post Office Bay

Highlands Tortoise Reserve and Pit Craters (Santa Cruz) / Depart for 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.


Departures every week: 8 day, 5 day or 4 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 36 & 20 (depending on vessel)

Prices 2024:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea, snorkeling equipment

Not included: Park fees (about $220 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $600 per person), gratuities, wetsuit rental, kayak rental, holiday season supplement, fuel surcharge

4 day cruise
Standard Cabin: $1,881 per person
Standard Plus Cabin: $2,329 per person
Junior Cabin: $2,654 per person

5 day cruise
Standard Cabin: $2,506 per person
Standard Plus Cabin: $3,104 per person
Junior Cabin: $3,539 per person

8 day cruise
Standard Cabin: $3,997 per person
Standard Plus Cabin: $4,949 per person
Junior Cabin: $5,642 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

5 stars
  • 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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