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  • Samba

Samba: A stately, 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.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

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.


Yacht Specifications

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

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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

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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.

Pricing

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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