• Isabela II

Isabela II: An elegant yacht for upscale Galapagos exploration

Days: 7 & 5 | From: $4,514/per person

The Isabela II is a 40-passenger first class yacht. This stylish boat is fully air conditioned and offers ample social areas on its three decks, including a bar and lounge, dining room, and a sun deck with a bar, Jacuzzi, and solarium. The ship also has a glass-bottom boat, providing additional opportunities to observe the local marine life. With three high quality naturalist guides aboard, the Isabela II is an elegant and inviting way to explore the Galapagos.

  • Regular departures throughout the year
  • Available for private charter
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Vessel Information


The Isabela II has 1 Owner's Cabin on the upper deck (180 square feet), 18 Classic Cabins on the cabin deck (138 square feet, twin beds or double bed), and 2 Standard Cabins on the cabin deck (128 square feet, double bed).

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

Yacht Specifications

Construction: refurbished in 2000
Type: Deluxe Motor Yacht
Length: 166 ft. / 54 mts.
Beam: 38 ft. / 12 mts.
Engines: 2 x GM Detroit Diesel 900 BHP
Speed: 10 knots
Accommodations: 1 Master Cabin, 18 Classic Cabins, and 2 Standard Cabins, all with private facilities
Crew: Captain, 3 Bilingual Naturalist Guides, Medical Officer, plus 23 crew members

Itineraries & Pricing

Western Galapagos Itinerary (5 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)

Bartolome / Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) / Salt Mine (Santiago)

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

Return to Mainland

Northern Galapagos Itinerary (5 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Santa Cruz Highlands

Puerto Egas (Santiago) / Chinese Hat

Genovesa: Prince Philip’s Steps / Darwin Bay

Santa Fe / Punta Carrion (Santa Cruz)

Return to Mainland

Southeastern Galapagos Itinerary (7 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)

San Cristobal: Cerro Colorado / Punta Pitt

Española: Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez

Floreana: Cormorant Point / Post Office Bay

Punta Moreno (Isabela) / Punta Mangle (Fernandina)

Eden Islet / North Seymour

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.


Trip length: 7 day & 5 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 40, in 21 cabins

Prices 2024:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, soft drinks, juice, coffee and tea

Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $600 per person), fuel surcharges, holiday surcharge ($213 per adult, $129 per child), wetsuit rentals

5 day cruise:

Owner’s Cabin: $4,719 per person

Classic Cabin: $4,514 per person

Standard Cabin (single): $4,256 per person

7 day cruise:

Owner’s Cabin: $6,363 per person

Classic Cabin: $6,076 per person

Standard Cabin (single): $5,729 per person

Single Supplement 100%

Children 6 – 11 years old and sharing a cabin with their parents or guardians are eligible for a 10% discount (one child per adult)

Reviews from this trip

5 stars
  • The four naturalists on the Isabella II were very good and by and large, spoke excellent English.
    Thomas Campbell
  • Isabella II was great. The crew and Naturalists were very polite and helpful.
    George Muth
  • Isabella II was a great ship. Seemed like a good size... felt very well taken care of- food was excellent.
    Alejandro Kitzis

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