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  • The Grace

The Grace: A deluxe luxury motor yacht, one of the finest in the Islands

Days: 8 | From: $5,450/per person

The Grace offers the chance to cruise through the Galapagos on an exceptionally beautiful and historic vessel that was once a wedding present for Princess Grace of Monaco. With a maximum of 18 passengers, she provides one of the best guide-to-guest ratios in the islands. The guides and cuisine are of the highest quality, and decks and social areas are spacious and well appointed. Excursion options include hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

On the Albert Deck there are 2 full beam master suites (A1 & A4) both with 1 queen bed and 2 suites (A2 & A3) with 2 twin beds that can convert to 1 queen bed. Both of these cabins have windows.

On the Carolina Deck there are 2 premium staterooms (C1 & C2) both with 1 queen bed, 2 premium twin/queen staterooms (C3 & C4) both with 2 twin beds that can convert to 1 queen bed, and 1 premium full beam stateroom (C5) with a twin bed and a queen bed. All of these cabins have portholes.

All cabins have private bathrooms, individual climate controls and ample storage space for clothing and luggage. Amenities in the private bathroom include walk-in shower, vanity, shampoo, conditioner, soap and hair dryers available.


Yacht Specifications

Construction: completed in 1928, retrofitted in 2007
Type: Motor Yacht / Expeditions Vessel
Length: 145 ft. / 44 mts.
Beam: 22 ft. / 7 mts.
Engines: 8 cylinder - Twin Deutz - 500 bhp ea.
Cruising speed: 10-12 knots
Accommodations: 9 cabins
Crew: 9 crew members plus 2 naturalist guides (on a full ship) & 1 cruise director
Electricity: 110 volts AC / 60 Hz: 2 flat prongs
Amenities: Air Renewal System, Air conditioning throughout, TV/CD/VHS/DVD , boutique, Jacuzzi
Communications Equipment: UHF, VHF radio, Satellite Phones

Itineraries & Pricing

Itinerary A (8 days)

Saturday
Arrive to Baltra / Daphne Island

Sunday
Santa Fe Island / South Plaza Island

Monday
Tower Island:  Prince Phillip’s Steps / Darwin Bay

Tuesday
Punta Espinosa (Fernandina) / Urbina Bay (Isabela)

Wednesday
Isabela:  Tagus Cove / Punta Vicente Roca

Thursday
Santiago Island:  Espumilla Beach or Buccanneer’s Cove / James Bay

Friday
Santa Cruz:  Charles Darwin Research Center / Highlands

Saturday
San Cristobal:  Interpretation Center

Itinerary B (8 days)

Saturday
San Cristobal:  Lobos & Kicker Rock

Sunday
Espanola:  Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

Monday
Floreana:  Post Office Bay / Cormorant Point

Tuesday
Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill / Highlands Tortoise Reserve

Wednesday
Santa Cruz:  Bachas Beach / Chinese Hat Islet

Thursday
Rabida Island / Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

Friday
Bartolome / North Seymour

Saturday
Mosquera Islet / Baltra

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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 days, every Saturday to Saturday

Max number of passengers: 16, 9 cabins

Prices 2017:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, soft drinks, juice, coffee and tea, use of snorkeling equipment & wet suits

Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), Holiday Surcharge ($500 per person for Christmas and New Year departures), gratuities

Price in parenthesis is for the fall season (Aug 27 to Dec 10)

Albert Deck: Master Suites 1 & 4
$7,650 ($6,500) per person

Albert Deck: Twin Suites 2 & 3
$7,150 ($6,100) per person

Carolina Deck: Staterooms 1, 2, & 5
$6,750 ($5,750) per person

Carolina Deck: Staterooms 3 & 4
$6,390 ($5,450) per person

Charters: from $115,850 ($98,500)

Children 15 years and under receive a 15% discount (3 children discounts per family, not available during Fall Season)

Single Supplement 75% (suites, normal departure), 50% (all other cabins, normal departure), 100% (Christmas and New Year departures)

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