Solaris: A 16-passenger yacht with no single supplement
Days: 7 & 5 | From: $3,825/per person
Launched in 2019, the 16-passenger Solaris is one of the newest first-class ships in the islands. It is also one of the few ships in the islands to offer multiple single cabins with no supplement for solo travelers, as well as triple cabins for families and groups. The boat features a bar and lounge with panoramic windows, library, sundeck, and dining room with café-style seating. Excursions are led by a bilingual naturalist guide and include snorkeling, zodiac rides, kayaking, and hiking.
- 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.
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- 5 Ocean View Suites, 226-280 sq. ft., located on the Upper Deck. 3 suites have a queen and a single bed and 2 suites have a queen and a sofa bed for triple-occupancy (subject to availability).
- 5 Ocean View Cabins, located on the Main Deck. 4 are dedicated single cabins (118 sq. ft.) for solo travelers who want their own cabin, and 1 has a queen and a single bed for triple-occupancy (subject to availability).
- All cabins have private bathrooms, individual climate controls, and ample 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 10 cabins can accommodate up to 16 people. Inquire for more details.
Available Activities (Depending On Itinerary)
- Zodiac Rides
- Construction: completed in 2019
- Type: Power Motor Yacht
- Length: 118 feet (36 meters)
- Width: 30 feet (9 meters)
- Capacity: 16 passengers
- Cruising Speed: 10 knots
- Crew: 8 member crew + 1 naturalist guide
Itineraries & Pricing
Itinerary A (7 days, Central/Western Islands)
Arrive to Baltra / Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)
Isabela: Tintoreras / Wetlands / Wall of Tears / Tortoise Breeding Center
Punta Moreno (Isabela) / Punta Mangle (Fernandina) / Tagus Cove (Isabela)
Punta Espinosa (Fernandina) / Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)
Santiago: Espumilla Beach and Bucaneer Cove / Puerto Egas
Rabida / Chinese Hat
Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Return to Mainland
Itinerary B (5 days, Northern/Southern/Central Islands)
Arrive to Baltra / Highlands (Santa Cruz)
North Seymour / Mosquera
Genovesa: Darwin Bay / Prince Phillip’s Steps
South Plaza / Barrington Bay (Santa Fe)
Kicker Rock and Witch Hill (San Cristobal) / Return to Mainland
Itinerary C (5 days, Southern/Central Islands)
Arrive to San Cristobal / Colorado Hill (San Cristobal)
Española: Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez
Floreana: Cormorant Point, Champion Islet / Baroness Viewpoint, Post Office Bay
Sullivan Bay (Santiago) / Bartolome
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland
The itineraries displayed here are only summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing, and budget.
Trip length: 7 and 5 day itineraries
Max number of passengers: 16, in 10 cabins
Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea, use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks
Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $600 per person), soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, gratuities, wetsuit rentals ($75 per 7-day cruise, $45 per 5-day cruise)
Prices in parenthesis are for peak departure dates (Christmas & New Year departures)
5 day cruise: $3,825 ($4,425) per person
8 day cruise: $5,575 ($6,395) per person
Children 11 years and under receive a 20% discount (1 child per 2 adults)
Single Supplement: None (Ocean View Single Cabins)
Charters: from $61,200 (5 days), $89,200 (7 days)
Reviews from this trip
Our yacht the Solaris was a great choice for us.Seth Derman
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