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Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Cruise

Croisière aux Galapagos à bord du Cachalote Explorer

Merveilleuse rénovation, unique en son genre

Une croisière aux Galapagos à bord du Cachalote Explorer

7 Critiques


Emissions de CO2 100% compensées


-50% pour les enfants ≤ 12 ans


Kayaks à bord

shared bedroom

Chambres à partager pour voyageurs seuls


Cabines triples

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Guide anglais

We love the concept of Cachalote Explorer! Take a rugged, stable and strong Canadian fishing boat, bring it to Galápagos, spend a fortune on a bespoke conversion, and and the end result is a stunning new first-class addition to the fleet, launching for summer 2018.

Cachalote Explorer has some of the most innovative and beautiful bedrooms we've seen in a boat of this class in Galápagos to date. The design and finish of her internal spaces has to be seen to be believed. It's almost a miracle that this was a working fishing boat. Her cabins are beautifully decorated, with modern design, furniture and fittings. Her private en-suite bathrooms feature beautiful "floating" washbasins, exquisite wood panelling, and superb showers with state-of-the-art fittings. She offers a choice of cabins with double beds, twins, and bunks to give you a wide selection.

Each cabin features traditional portholes and full airconditioning, and you'll enjoy more space than many of the purpose-built ships of this class in the Galápagos cruise fleet!

Communal areas are equally generous, and with a maximum of only 16 guests onboard there's a real feeling of space, particularly in the saloon which is almost the full width of the ship. This is also where you eat with your fellow adventurers, enjoying excellent meals from the ship's head chef who delights in showing you local, regional and international delicacies using the best Galápagos ingredients.

There's a lot of outside space on the Cachalote Explorer, which means it's easy to find a quiet spot to enjoy some quiet downtime, or quietly sip a drink as the stars come out. There is an open upper deck for soaking up the equatorial sun, as well as a shaded main aft deck if you want to keep your cool. There's also a forward viewing deck at the bow - perfect for spotting whales and dolphins as you cruise.

As well as the careful thought that went into the design of her refit no less care has been taken in designing her Galápagos itineraries. Cachalote Explorer offers two different 7-night itineraries and 2 different 5-night itineraries. This means that however long you have to spend in the Galápagos, you can enjoy a superb wildlife experience.

There is even the option to combine the 2 longer itineraries into one remarkable 14-night/15 day Galápagos trip of a lifetime. On a vessel with this much space and with only 16 guests maximum, a two-week trip is as comfortable and relaxing as one.

Because she is only 88ft long, Cachalote Explorer can weigh anchor in smaller, more select coves and inlets than other larger boats in her class. You can choose from her "Tower" and "Fernandina" itineraries - the former concentrates on central, northern and southern islands, while the latter has a focus on the west and central Galápagos islands. If you need help to choose which is right for you, don't hesitate to speak to one of our expert travel advisors!

We love the uniqueness of Cachalote Explorer. Her former life as a fishing boat means she was the perfect blank canvass to turn into a spacious, modern and beautiful first-class Galápagos cruise ship. We think it's lovely that her designers left the crane in place on the rear deck as a reminder of her heritage. As well as her remarkable space and brand new interiors, we're really impressed with the design of her itineraries, and if you have the time to take it, we can thoroughly recommend her 15-day combined trip. Truly a Galápagos cruise of a lifetime!

Caractéristiques clés de Cachalote Explorer

A unique conversion for Galápagos

Spacious cabins, best-in-class

Excellent stability, built for Canadian seas

Choice of 6-, 8-, or 15-day itineraries

Photos & Plans de Pont : Cachalote Explorer

Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Cruise
Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Cruise
Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Cruise

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Catégories de cabines à bord : Cachalote Explorer

Pont inférieur (cabines 3, 4, 5, 6 et 7)

2 cabines à lit double, 2 cabines à lit double et 1 cabine à lits jumeaux. Avec des douches à eau chaude/froide, des chambres climatisées et des salles de bain attenantes.

Chaque cabine dispose de hublots traditionnels et d'une climatisation complète, et vous bénéficierez de plus d'espace que la plupart des navires de cette classe construits à cet effet dans la flotte de croisières des Galápagos !

Pont inférieur (Cabine 8)

Cabine à 2 lits simples. Avec douches à eau chaude/froide, chambre climatisée et salle de bain attenante.

Upper Deck
Pont supérieur (cabines 1 et 2)

Cabines 1 et 2 sur le pont supérieur. Dans chaque cabine se trouve un lit queensize et un lit simple supérieur. Avec des douches à eau chaude/froide, des chambres climatisées et des salles de bains attenantes.

Routes : Cachalote Explorer

Commodités : Cachalote Explorer


Transferts depuis et vers le navire


Matériel de plongée avec tuba (gratuit)


Emissions de CO2 100% compensées


-50% pour les enfants ≤ 12 ans


Kayaks à bord

air conditioning

Climatisation & salle de bain privée

shared bedroom

Chambres à partager pour voyageurs seuls


Eau, café, thé & jus


Cabines triples


Combinaisons de plongée

EN guide

Guide anglais


Tous les repas inclus

Durabilité : Cachalote Explorer

Chez Galapatours, nous aimons et respectons les écosystèmes vierges et la faune fascinante des îles Galápagos. Pour protéger l'archipel, tous les navires naviguant aux Galápagos doivent être équipés de systèmes sophistiqués de filtration de l'eau, de moteurs modernes et efficaces et de programmes d'entretien stricts afin de minimiser la pollution. En outre, l'autorité du parc national des Galápagos définit des itinéraires de croisière précis qui dictent quels navires peuvent visiter quels points forts, à quel jour et à quelle heure, et limite le nombre de passagers. Ces mesures garantissent que les animaux et les habitats ne sont pas perturbés par un trop grand nombre de visiteurs.

Mais chez Galapatours, nous aimons aller encore plus loin : Nous compensons volontairement toutes les émissions de CO2 de chaque croisière que nous vendons - sans frais pour vous. Vous pouvez également jouer votre rôle en voyageant de manière responsable et en suivant nos directives écologiques pendant votre séjour. Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus sur ces directives, notre engagement en faveur du tourisme durable et les règles du parc national des Galápagos.

Caractéristiques : Cachalote Explorer


Première Classe




88 ft.



Vitesse de croisière

8 kt.


24 ft.



Nourriture & Boissons : Cachalote Explorer

The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.

You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.

Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.

Témoignages à propos : Cachalote Explorer

Diederik Quint


Took a fabulous 8-day cruise aboard the Cachalote Explorer that I would easily rate a 5-star experience. Great crew and excellent cook! I booked thru as I found their website the easiest to use and most detailed with respect to information on ships, the islands, animals and itineraries. And Tom was always available when I had additional questions about my booking. Highly recommend you use them!

Mona R.


Eine wunderbare Erfahrung Hallo Babett, Ich wollte kurz Rückmeldung zu unserer Cruise mit der Cachalote Explorer geben: Es hat uns super gut gefallen und wir sind sehr froh, dass wir das gemacht haben! Sowohl das Schiff, als auch Crew, Guide und Route waren wirklich top. Eine tolle Erfahrung und so viele außergewöhnliche Eindrücke! Vielen Dank auch nochmals an dich für die super Unterstützung bei der sehr kurzfristigen Buchung, es hat ja dann noch alles wunderbar geklappt. Auch die Abholung am Pier am ersten Tag war tip top auf die Minute pünktlich. :-) Liebe Grüße, Mona



Fabulous trip! I also travelled on the Cachelote in summer 2017 and it was a fabulous trip. The captain and crew were amazing and our whole group really jelled and it felt like we were one big family. I have some fantastic memories of cruising along with the sails up while being used as target practice by the frigate birds, and spending some time with a magnificent blue whate. As for the Galápagos Islands as a whole, they are amazing, and a visit should be on everyone's bucket list! Feedback from:



Very recommendable I have just returned from a 8 day trip on the Cachalote. I cannot speak too highly for the Captain and his crew and in particular Juan Tapia our local Guide, he was a great naturalist and leader. He really looked after us and was a great fund of knowledge of the wildlife and ecology of the area having lived there for 23 years. We were a private party of birders and photographers and our itinerary was very similar to that on offer except we visited Espangola for the breeding Waved Albatross. They only have a limited breeding season so it is quite likely your proposed trip is outside their breeding season. We did make several landings on Isobela but not as many as on the proposed trip. One of the landings just below Carro Azul was one of the highlights of the trip for me since the point of our lading was barren lava rock which was just 300 years old. In this moonscape scenery you could see the begins of plant life in the catcus and mangrove growing. A really awesome landscape. As with all yatches cabin space was rather limited and you really need to know your partner to share a cabin! I was lucky in having booked a single berth I was allocated Cabin 8 which is on the top deck and tbe most spacious. Comments has been made in other Reviews regarding the food on the Cachalote. Although in no way can it be considered high cuisine I found it plentiful, varied , well cooked, mainly using local produce. Considering the limited space available for the chef he worked wonders. Excellent service. The Galapagos had been on my wish list for many years and it lived fully up to my expectations I can highly recommend the crew of the Cachalote. Feedback from:



I'd happily book the Cachalote again I've just returned from the Galapagos and spent 7 days on the Cachalote. Had a fabulous time, and couldn't fault the boat. As you'd expect for a boat of that size the cabins are small but perfectly adequate (you're only in them to sleep or shower anyway). The crew looked after us really well - nothing was too much trouble - and in particular the chef produced fab meals from a tiny galley. Our guide Santiago was really good (although I think he also works on other boats too). If I'm ever lucky enough to go back to Galapagos I'd happily book on the Cachalote again. Feedback from:

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