• Isabela II

Isabela II: An elegant yacht for upscale Galapagos exploration

Days: 7 & 5 | From: $3,938/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

Isabela II - Boat DeckIsabela II - Main DeckIsabela II - Cabin Deck

Itineraries & Pricing

4 Night Southern Itinerary (5 days)

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

Floreana: Post Office Bay / Cormorant Point

Española: Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

San Cristóbal: Punta Pitt / Cerro Brujo

Return to Mainland

4 Night Central Itinerary (5 days)

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

Santa Fe / South Plaza

North Seymour / Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)

Bartolome / Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

Return to Mainland

6 Night Northern Itinerary (7 days)

Arrive to San Cristóbal / Galapaguera Cerro Colorado

Genovesa: Prince Philip’s Steps / Darwin Bay

Santiago: Buccaneer Cove / Puerto Egas

Punta Espinoza (Fernandina) / Tagus Cove (Isabela)

Isabela: Urbina Bay / Punta Vicente Roca

Rábida / Cerro Dragon (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.


Trip length: 7 day & 5 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 40, in 21 cabins

Prices 2020:

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

Not included: Park fees (about $110 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), Holiday surcharge ($177 per adult, $106 per child), wet suit rentals

5 day cruise:

Owner’s Cabin: $3,938 per person

Classic Cabin: $3,766 per person

Standard Cabin (single): $3,550 per person

7 day cruise:

Owner’s Cabin: $5,456 per person

Classic Cabin: $5,210 per person

Standard Cabin (single): $4,910 per person

Single Supplement 100%

Children 6 – 11 years old and sharing a cabin with their parents or guardians are eligible for a 25% 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

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