Galaxy: A well designed first class vessel
Days: 8, 5 & 4 | From: $2,750/per person
The Galaxy is a first class yacht that has 9 cabins for a total of 16 passengers. The Galaxy Yacht offers a spacious sun deck with a fantastic area to enjoy Galapagos’ landscapes, dinner area, lounge, bar and small library. Activities include hiking, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, and wildlife viewing. Use of snorkel gear (mask, tube and fins) and kayaks are included.
- Regular departures throughout the year
- Available for private charter
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We tailor itineraries to your dates and interests, adjusting ships, excursions and length as desired.
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The Galaxy has 9 double cabins for 16 passengers; 4 cabins are located in the upper deck, 3 in the main deck and 2 in the lower deck. Each cabin has private bathrooms, cold/hot water; air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, and a safe.
Type: Steel-hulled Motor Yacht
Length: 115 feet / 35 meters
Beam: 25 feet / 7.6 meters
Draft: 6 feet / 1.8 meters
Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: 9 members + 1 bilingual guide
Cruising speed: 12 knots
Engines: 2 Caterpilar Motors 440 HP
Water capacity: 4,000 gallons
Diesel capacity: 6,000 gallons
Electric power: 110V and 220V
Itineraries & Pricing
Itinerary A (5 days)
Arrive to San Cristobal / Lobos Island / Kicker Rock
Española: Gardner Bay / Suarez Point
Floreana: Post Office Bay / Cormorant Point
Santa Fe / South Plaza
Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz) / Return to mainland Ecuador
Itinerary E (4 days)
Arrive to Baltra / Mosquera
Sullivan Bay (Santiago) / Bartolome
Genovesa: El Barranco / Darwin Bay
Interpretation Center (San Cristobal) / Return to mainland Ecuador
Itinerary D (8 days)
Arrive to Baltra / Santa Cruz
Isabela: Tintoreras / Humedales / Wall of Tears
Isabela: Elizabeth Bay / Urbina Bay
Caleta Tagus (Isabela) / Espinoza Point (Fernandina)
Santiago: Egas Port / Espumilla Beach
Daphne Major or Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) / Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)
Rabida / Sombrero Chino
Seymour / Return to mainland Ecuador
Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.
Trip length: 8, 6, 5, and 4 day itineraries
Max number of passengers: 16, in 8 cabins
Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea, snorkeling equipment, kayaks
Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $520 per person), gratuities, wet suit rental
8 day cruise: $5,880 (Upper) / $5,670 (Lower) per person
5 day cruise: $3,590 (Upper) / $3,470 (Lower) per person
4 day cruise: $2,750 (Upper) / $2,660 (Lower) per person
Children 11 years old and under receive a 10% discount (minimum age is 6 years old)
Single Supplement: 50%
Christmas & New Year’s Supplement: 25%
Charters: from $32,200 (4 days), $41,500 (5 days), $59,500 (8 days)
Why Travel with Vaya?
We're TRUE specialists
South America is the only place we do trips, and no one knows our destinations better. Our smart and engaging specialists are all current or former U.S. expatriates with years of experience in the region.
From the first phone call to after you get back, we're here for you every step of the way. We listen, create, customize and advocate for you, and design experiences that go beyond the expected.
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