• National Geographic Islander

National Geographic Islander: An exceptional 48 passenger luxury yacht

Days: 10 | From: $7,780/per person

The National Geographic Islander is a 48-passenger ship with 22 outside cabins, 8 of which have glassed-in terraces, as well as 2 suites with wraparound views over the bow. The Islander offers outdoor hammock decks, a library, wellness center, and an indoor bar and lounge that hosts a nightly cocktail hour and photo recap of the day’s adventures. The dining room features fresh local food. Unlike most Galapagos cruises, the Islander’s program begins the day before you arrive to Galapagos, giving you a chance to explore Guayaquil and get to know your fellow passengers. Excursion options include hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking. With top quality naturalist guides, great food, and comfortable cabins, this is an excellent option for exploring the Galapagos.

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


The Islander has 6 upper deck cabins with glassed-in terraces, 2 upper deck suites with glassed-in terraces, 6 bridge deck cabins (2 of which can accommodate a third passenger), and 10 main deck cabins.

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

Yacht Specifications

Construction: built in 1995, refurbished in 2004
Type: Twin-hulled power yacht
Length: 164 ft. / 50 mts.
Beam: 44 ft. / 13 mts.
Draft: 15 ft. / 3 mts.
Speed: 14 knots
Accommodations: 22 double cabins with private facilities (6 with private terraces); 2 suites with private facilities and terraces
Crew: Captain, Bilingual Naturalist Guides, plus 27 crew members

National Geographic Islander - Deck Plan

Itineraries & Pricing

Islander 10 Day Itinerary

Arrive to Guayaquil

Arrive to Galapagos / Begin Cruise

Bartolome Island

Santiago: Puerto Egas / Sullivan Bay

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands

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

Floreana: Post Office Bay / Punta Cormorant

Española: Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

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: 10 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 48, in 24 cabins

Prices 2020:

Included: All meals, guides & activities

Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), gratuities

Category 1 – $7,780 per perso

Category 1 Single Occupancy: $11,730

Category 2 – $8,910 per person

Category 2 Single Occupancy: $13,380

Category 3 – $9,880 per person

Category 4 – $10,450 per person

Category 5 – $12,720 per person

Christmas and New Years departures have a holiday surcharge. Contact us for details.

Charters: Contact us for pricing

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