• Seaman Journey

Seaman Journey: A first class 16 passenger catamaran

Days: 9, 8, 5 & 4 | From: $2,512/per person

Intimate yet spacious, the Seaman Journey is a comfortable first class option for exploring the Galapagos. This 16 passenger catamaran offers several sun decks, a dining room and bar/lounge, and a well-stocked “book nook.” All 8 cabins have air conditioning, private bathroom, and large ocean-view windows that open. The on board service is warm and attentive and 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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Vessel Information

Accommodations

Cabin Information 

  • 6 Main Deck Cabins: 161 sq. ft., located on the Main Deck, twin beds, picture windows.
  • 2 Upper Deck Suites: 161 sq. ft., located on the Upper Deck, matrimonial bed plus optional sofa bed for children under the age of 12, picture windows.
  • All cabins have private bathrooms, individual climate controls and storage space for clothing and luggage.

Groups & Charters: This yacht is also available for private charter or for small groups of friends or family. Its 8 cabins can accommodate up to 16 people. Inquire for more details.

Available Activities (Depending On Itinerary)

  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Zodiac Rides
  • Kayaking

Yacht Specifications

Construction: completed in 2007
Type: Power Motor catamaran
Length: 90 ft. / 27.6 mts.
Beam: 36 ft. / 11 mts.
Draft: 4.75 ft. / 1.45 mts.
Engines: 2x Cummins 350 hp IMO
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Crew: Captain, Bilingual Naturalist Guide, plus 7 crew members

Itineraries & Pricing

Itinerary C2 (9 days)

Thursday
Begin Cruise / Bartolome Island

Friday
Mosquera Islet / North Seymour 

Saturday
Genovesa, Island El Barranco – The Cliff / Darwin Bay

Sunday
Plazas, Santa Cruz / Santa Fe

Monday
David Rodriguez Land Tortoise Breeding Centre / Gianni Arismendy Environmental Interpretation Centre

Tuesday
San Cristobal Island / Lobos Island, San Cristobal Island

Wednesday
Española Island, Gardner Bay / Suarez Point

Thursday
Cormorant Point, Champion Islet / Post Office Bay

Friday
Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre / Return to Mainland

Itinerary C (8 days)

Friday
Begin Cruise / Rancho Manzanillo and Highlands (Santa Cruz)

Saturday
Mangle Point (Fernandina) / Punta Moreno (Isabela)

Sunday
Isabela: Urbina Bay / Tagus Cove

Monday
Espinoza Point (Fernandina) / Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)

Tuesday
Santiago: Espumilla / Puerto Egas

Wednesday
Rábida / Chinese Hat

Thursday
Sullivan Bay (Santiago) / Bartolome

Friday
Friday Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

Itinerary C1 (8 days)

Friday
Begin Cruise / North Seymour

Saturday
Genovesa: El Barranco / Darwin Bay

Sunday
South Plaza / Santa Fe

Monday
San Cristóbal: Crianza Jacinto Gordillo / Interpretation Center

Tuesday
San Cristóbal: Galapaguero Natural / Cerro Brujo

Wednesday
Española: Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez

Thursday
Floreana: Punta Cormorant / Post Office Bay

Friday
Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

Itinerary A (4 days)

Friday
Begin Cruise / North Seymour

Saturday
Genovesa: El Barranco / Darwin Bay

Sunday
South Plaza / Santa Fe

Monday
San Cristóbal: Crianza Jacinto Gordillo / Return to Mainland

Itinerary A1 (5 days)

Thursday
Begin Cruise / Bartolome Island

Friday
Mosquera Islet / North Seymour

Saturday
Genovesa: El Barranco / Darwin Bay

Sunday
South Plaza / Santa Fe

Monday
San Cristóbal: David Rodriguez Land Tortoise Breeding Centre / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B (5 days)

Monday
Arrive to San Cristobal / Interpretation Center

Tuesday
San Cristóbal: Galapaguero Natural / Cerro Brujo

Wednesday
Española: Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez

Thursday
Floreana: Punta Cormorant / Post Office Bay

Friday
Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

Questions?

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The itineraries displayed here are only summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing, and budget.

Pricing

Trip length: 8, 5, & 4 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 16, in 8 cabins

Prices 2024:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee, and tea.

Not included: Park fees (about $220 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $600 per person), alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, wet suit rentals ($10-$70 per person), and gratuities.

Price is for an Ocean View (main deck) twin cabin. Price in parenthesis is per person for a Suite (upper deck) matrimonial cabin.

4 day cruise: $2,512 ($2,745) per person

5 day cruise: $3,350 ($3,582) per person

8 day cruise: $5,863 ($6,095) per person

For Christmas and New Year departures, a holiday surcharge applies.

Children 11 years and under receive a 10% discount (1 child per 2 adults)

Single Supplement 70%

Charters: from $37,678 (4 days), $50,243 (5 days), $87,938 (8 days)

Reviews from this trip

5 stars
  • My 10 year old daughter was terrified of even paddle boats and within a day was jumping in and out of the dingys and snorkeling with the sea lions. The crew of the boat were friendly and helpful. We didn't want to go home.
    Catherine Fuentes

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