Sea Star Journey: An outstanding 16 passenger luxury yacht
Days: 6 & 5 | From: $3,399/per person
The Sea Star Journey is an upscale 16 passenger yacht with spacious cabin suites. Offering a Jacuzzi and ample sun and shade decks, the Sea Star Journey combines the intimacy of a small yacht with amenities often only found on larger ships. With high quality naturalist guides and excellent cuisine, this is a top option for exploring the Galapagos. Excursion options include hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.
- Regular departures throughout the year
- Available for private charter
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We tailor itineraries to your dates and interests, adjusting ships, excursions and length as desired.
We consistently receive 5 star reviews from our discerning clients.
The Sea Star Journey has 7 Galapagos Suites (4 main deck and 3 upper deck cabins, each are 269 sq. ft.) and 1 Sea Star Suite (upper deck cabin, 377 sq. ft.).
All cabins have twin beds or one queen bed, private bathrooms, individual climate controls and ample storage space for clothing and luggage. Connecting suites are available for groups and families.
Construction: completed in 2011 (refurbished in 2018)
Type: Luxury yacht
Length: 138 ft (42 m)
Beam: 30 ft (9 m)
Engines: 2 Caterpillar 340 HP
Speed: 12 knots
Accommodations: 8 Galapagos and Matrimonial Suites with private facilities; 1 Odyssey Suite with private facilities
Itineraries & Pricing
Itinerary A (6 days)
Arrive to San Cristobal / Cerro Colorado
Española: Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay
Floreana: Punta Cormorant / Post Office Bay
Santa Fe / South Plaza
North Seymour / Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)
Mosquera Islet / Return to Mainland
Itinerary B (5 days)
Arrive to Baltra / Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz)
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) / Sombrero Chino
Genovesa: El Barranco / Darwin Bay
Bartolome / Sullivan Bay (Santiago)
Santa Cruz Highlands / Return to Mainland
Itinerary C (6 days)
Arrive to Baltra / Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)
Isabela: Tintoreras / Sierra Negra / Puerto Villamil
Isabela: Punta Moreno / Elizabeth Bay
Punta Espinoza (Fernandina) / Tagus Cove (Isabela)
Santiago: Espumilla / Puerto Egas
Isla Lobos / 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: 6 & 5 day itineraries
Max number of passengers: 16, in 8 cabins
Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea
Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), wet suit rental ($10-$70 per person), gratuities
5 day cruise
Galapagos Suite Upper Deck: $3,399 per person
Galapagos Suite Main Deck Balcony: $3,599 per person
Sea Star Suite: $3,799 per person
6 day cruise
Galapagos Suite Upper Deck: $4,259 per person
Galapagos Suite Main Deck Balcony: $4,459 per person
Sea Star Suite: $4,659 per person
For Christmas and New Year departures, a holiday surcharge applies.
Children 11 years and under receive a 20% discount (1 child per 2 adults)
Single Supplement 100%
Charters: from $50,985 (5 days), $63,885 (6 days)
Reviews from this trip
And the accommodations on Sea Star Journey were outstanding. As was the cruise and the islands themselves.Terry & Andy Ratoff
The Sea Star Voyage in Galapagos was perfect. We had been to the Galapagos 10 years ago on a larger cruise ship and going on a small ship was even better.Gail & Robert Bardin
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