Samba: A classic sailing vessel
Days: 8 | From: $3,950/per person
The Samba is a classic Dutch sailing vessel with teak decks. Built in 1966 as a luxury private yacht, the Samba now specializes in Galapagos Islands exploration. The ship accommodates 14 passengers in seven cabins, and features an ample dining room and salon, outdoor dining area, and a bar. The Samba is a graceful, top-quality craft, locally owned and with a great local crew. All excursions are led by a bilingual naturalist guide; excursion options include hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.
- Regular departures throughout the year
- Available for private charter
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The Samba accommodates 14 guests in 6 air-conditioned double cabins and 1 exterior double bed cabin. All have air conditioning, private bathrooms, and hot water. There are 3 decks including the upper deck, main deck and lower deck. 6 of the cabins are located on the lower deck with the one remaining cabin located on the upper deck.
Construction: completed in 1966
Type: Steel-hulled motor yacht with stabilizing sail
Length: 78 ft. / 23.77 mts.
Beam: 18 ft. / 5.48 mts.
Engines: Twin DAV diesel engines 220 HP
Accommodations: 6 air-conditioned double cabins and 1 exterior double bed cabin, each with private bathroom
Crew: Captain, mechanic, cook, 1 naturalist guide, plus 3 crew members
Itineraries & Pricing
North & West Islands Itinerary (8 days)
Tuesday Arrive to Baltra / Las Bachas (Santa Cruz) Wednesday Genovesa: Darwin Bay / El Barranco Thursday Marchena: Punta Mejía / Black Beach Friday Isabela: Punta Albemarle / Punta Vicenta Roca Saturday Punta Espinoza (Fernandina) / Urbina Bay (Isabela) Sunday Isabela: Elizabeth Bay / Punta Moreno Monday Floreana: Peace Asylum / La Lobería Tuesday Santa Cruz Highlands / Return to Mainland
South, East & Central Islands Itinerary (8 days)
Tuesday Arrive to Baltra / Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz) Wednesday Floreana: Punta Cormorant / Post Office Bay Thursday Española: Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay Friday Lobos / Kicker Rock / Punta Pitt (San Cristobal) Saturday Santa Fe / South Plaza Sunday Sullivan Bay (Santiago) / Bartolome Monday James Bay (Santiago) / Rábida Tuesday North Seymour / Return to Mainland
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 day itineraries Max number of passengers: 14, in 7 cabins Prices 2019: Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea, snorkeling equipment Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), wet suit rental, gratuities, Holiday surcharge (10% for Christmas and New Year’s Departures) 8 day cruise: $3,950 per person 8 Day Cruise: $5,530 (single cabin) 15 Day Cruise: $7,505 per person Children 13 years old and under: $2,765 (8 day cruise) Charters: from $55,300 (8 days, 14 passengers), $52,000 (8 days, 12 passengers)
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