Decommissioned in Mid 2018
Due to an accident in mid 2018, the ship was decommissioned and will soon be replaced by a new ship in the Galapagos Fleet. The San Jose was designed and built specifically for those tourists who want comfort and space rather than expensive opulence, and who want to spend the maximum time on excursions getting to know the real Galapagos...Click here to read more
Due to an accident in mid 2018, the ship was decommissioned and will soon be replaced by a new ship in the Galapagos Fleet. The San Jose was designed and built specifically for those tourists who want comfort and space rather than expensive opulence, and who want to spend the maximum time on excursions getting to know the real Galapagos Islands. Taking only a maximum of 16 passengers she was one of the larger boats in her class and so guests get the double benefit of an intimate experience with more space to enjoy quiet relaxation.
- Large cabins, all with windows and external doors;
- Sense of space and calm;
- Wide choice of itineraries;
- Great range of excursions.
A door to the ocean
San Jose’s eight twin cabins are easily converted to double beds if you prefer, are very spacious and, unusually for boats in this class, all cabins are ocean-facing and have large windows and an external door meaning they are flooded with natural light. All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning and private en suite bathrooms with full size hot showers. One notable feature of her design is that all cabins are in the quieter upper front decks of the yacht well away from the engine room, minimizing noise in your cabin when motoring between island in the evenings.
The inside main deck is taken up with the internal communal lounge and dining room. This is a cozy and relaxed space with modern furniture, light paint finishes and lovely wooden fixtures. There are comfortable sofas and easy chairs, a library with games and magazine and a large TV with DVD player. There is a well-stocked buffet bar and a complimentary drinks station for coffee, tea and filtered water.
Space to relax and reflect
Because of her larger size and small number of guests, the San Jose enjoys excellent outside spaces. The sundeck is large, with comfortable loungers and tables for serving drinks and snacks, and there is a wonderful shaded terrace with comfortable chairs and an al fresco bar.
The exploration itineraries on offer on San Jose are designed specifically to give you a true experience of the Galapagos. Her bilingual naturalist guide gives daily briefings and presentations of the habitats and wildlife you will be seeing. Excursions during your cruise will include guided hikes during island visits, panga trips, snorkeling and swimming. San Jose offers an excellent choice of cruise itineraries giving you the widest possible scope to see the islands you most want to visit.
We think San Jose offers a fantastic mix of value for money with comfort and space. Her cabins really are excellent, and the benefit of windows and an outside door really make them wonderful places to wake up to the Galapagos mornings. There’s a real sense of intimacy in a cruise on San Jose, and we particularly like how easy it is to find a quiet spot to yourself on this boat and reflect on everything you’ve seen.Click here to read less
Deck Plans & Photos
- Capacity:16 passengers
- Type :Small Yacht
- Category:Mid Range
- Year Built:2004
- Length:34m / 113ft
- Beam:7.60m / 25.3ft
- Speed:10 noeuds
- Main Engines: 2x Detroit
- Electricity: 110V / 220V
- Multilingual guide
- All meals throughout the cruise
- Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
- Air conditioning & private bathroom
- Transfers to and from ship
- Snorkel gear (free)
- Single travellers can share room
- Triple Rooms available
- -20% for children ≤ 12
- 2% Credit Card fees
- Airfare tickets
- Alcoholic drinks & bottled beverages
- Crew and guide tips
- $100 national park entrance fee
- $20 transit control card
- +80% single cabin supplement