Angelito Galápagos Cruise
A dream vacation on board this family-owned yacht
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Angelito
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Single travellers can share cabin
-20% for children ≤ 12
The Angelito is a lovely budget-class Galápagos cruise yacht that has been family-owned and operated since her launch in 1992. She's been lovingly cared for, and the dedication of her owners is visible in everything she does. This is a budget-class cruise with first-class passion from the operator.
- Family-owned and run
- Superb naturalist guides
- Complete refit in 2013
Dedicated to your experience
Angelito isn't just a business, she's part of a family - and that shows. From her beautifully clean exterior to the stunning waxed wood interior fittings to the quality of service - everyone on board is obviously proud of the yacht. Every trip has at least one member of the family on board to ensure that their exacting standards never slip.
Her accommodation is made up of 8 double cabins that are bright and airy - and remarkably for this class of Galápagos cruise, all enjoy lovely big windows for stunning sea and island views. Angelito is fully air conditioned, and every cabin enjoys a private bathroom with shower and hot and cold water. All this combined with the lovely decor makes her cabins charming places to retire to at the end of the day.
Great food, great company
Communal areas on board are no less charming. Angelito's main saloon and dining room is comfortable and cosy and flooded with Galápagos sunshine thanks to large windows throughout. Beautiful wood finishes and comfortable furniture make this a great place to chat with like-minded fellow travelers, enjoy a superb meal, and relax with a well-deserved drink from the bar.
As well as a rich array of meals from the kitchen, covering Ecuadorian specialities and international favorites, there is a never-ending supply of complimentary tea, coffee and water available at all times. If you would like something a little stronger, your dedicated barman will be only too pleased to assist, and he'll even be happy to deliver your drinks to the substantial upper sundeck if that's where you'd prefer to take them!
Take the time to take it all in
Angelito's philosophy is not to rush. They would much rather you had wonderful long and intimate encounters with the islands' wildlife than hurry you to try and "tick off" as many islands as possible. On Angelito, quality is more important than quantity.
Given this philosophy, it's no surprise that one of your naturalist guides may well be Maya, who has been a member of Angeito's crew for over 30 years experience. First she worked as a Tour leader and Translator on board and has the licence as a National Park naturalist since 1992. With a maximum of only 16 guests per trip and a total of 8 crew, Angelito will provide you with an extraordinary experience that can't be bettered by any other ship in her class.
The Angelito offers two different 8-day itineraries, each of which has it's own attractions in terms of wildlife and habitat. For advice on the best one for you, contact one of our Galápagos specialist travel advisors today who can help pick the perfect itinerary for you.
As a flavor, the Angelito “A” itinerary visits Espanola, Bartolome, North Seymour, and Genovesa Islands, and gives the opportunity to snorkel with penguins, walk among hundreds of Blue-Footed boobies and witness the mating dance of the endangered Waved Albatross. The “B” itinerary stays in the western part of the archipelago to explore Fernandina and the many diverse sites on Isabela, without missing snorkeling at Floreana or exploring the white-sand beaches of Santa Cruz. Isabela is the largest Galápagos island and is home to 60% of the region’s land wildlife, as well as beautiful snorkeling with green sea turtles, penguins, flightless cormorants, and Galápagos sharks.
Angelito is all about passion, quality, and a love and respect for the islands - and this shines through from the moment you step on board. We adore the full-length sundeck on this yacht - it's one of the biggest in her class and is a stunning place to drink in the Galápagos ambiance. Her naturalist guides are among the most experienced, most qualified and most knowledgeable in the Galápagos, and their emphasis on long and intimate wildlife encounters means this is a "must do" Galápagos cruise for nature lovers.
What we love about the Angelito
Family-owned and run
Superb naturalist guides
Complete refit in 2013
Pictures and Deckplans of Angelito
Dates & Prices on board the Angelito
When do you want to travel?
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Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you, and you can confirm with a payment later. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, include taxes, and can be subject to fluctuation and change. The routes are fixed, but can be changed due to weather or breeding behavior of the animals. Could not find your preferred date?
Cabins categories on board the Angelito
The sailing routes of Angelito
Amenities on board the Angelito
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Single travellers can share cabin
-20% for children ≤ 12
Sustainability on board the Angelito
At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, and we insist that our cruise partners do too. To protect the archipelago all our cruise vessels must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution.
The Galápagos National Park authority also defines exact cruising routes that dictate which ships can visit highlights at specific times, as well as limiting passenger numbers. These measures ensure that animals and habitats are not disturbed by too many visitors.
But at Galapatours we like to go even further. We voluntarily offset all the CO2 emissions of every cruise we sell - at no cost to you. And you can also play your part by traveling responsibly and following our Eco Guidelines during your stay. Click here to find out more about these guidelines, our commitment to sustainable tourism, and the Galápagos National Park rules.
Technical details of Angelito
2 CAT 125hp each
66fts / 22m
110V + 220V
24fts / 7m
Food & Drinks on board the Angelito
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.
Reviews of Angelito
Irene und Lucas
Wir wurden bedient wie Könige Liebe Babett Unsere Kreuzfahrt auf der Angelito war wirklich ausgezeichnet und es hat wirklich alles gepasst. Maja, unsere Natur-Führerin wusste einfach über alles Bescheid, angefangen von den Tieren über die Pflanzen bis zu Geologie der Inseln und man spürte, dass sie das alles mit viel Leidenschaft und Freude macht. Wir sind der Überzeugung, dass wir mit der Wahl der Kreuzfahrt wirklich sehr viel Glück hatten und die richtige ausgesucht hatten. Denn verglichen mit anderen Reisegruppen von anderen Schiffen, waren wir immer als erste auf einer Insel, schauten uns die Tiere und Pflanzen am längsten an und kehrten als letzte wieder zum Schiff zurück. Wir hatten auch das Glück, einige aussergewöhnliche Ereignisse zu beobachten. Beispielsweise sahen wir ein Iguana-Hybrid auf einen Kaktusbaum springen, damit er nicht unten warten musste, bis irgendwann mal ein Kaktusast herunterfällt. Oder etwa 100 Delfine begleiteten unsere beiden Zodiacs und schwammen direkt neben und unter unseren Booten her. Das war wirklich einmalig! Das Schiff Angelito war auch perfekt: die ganze Besatzung war sehr freundlich, wir hatten eine sehr schöne und grosse Kabine, das Essen war ausgezeichnet und wir wurden bedient wie die Könige. Ausserdem hatten wir sicher auch viel Glück mit den Mitreisenden. Wir waren insgesamt 14 Gäste, davon zwei Familien mit Kinder aus Kanada und zwei Damen aus Frankreich. Also die Kreuzfahrt und die paar zusätzlichen Tage auf San Christobal und Isabella waren wirklich toll und bleiben uns in bester Erinnerung. Deshalb, nochmals vielen herzlichen Dank für’s Organisieren unserer Reise. Viele Grüsse Irene und Lucas
It was a great trip! Babett, We had a fabulous time in the Galapagos! I was very happy on the Angelito. I liked that is was a family owned/run boat and that the guide had been a guide for a long time. She was VERY knowledgeable. The food was excellent and everyone was friendly. It was a great trip! Thank you so much for asking! Raquel
BEST platform for arranging Galapagos cruise with fantastic customer support! After a long search on several German and international Websites for arranging my Galapagos Tour with the family, I always got back to GALAPATOURS.COM, it just was the most up to date, extensive and best priced offering of cruise ships for a Galapagos Tour. The team is very knowledgeable and gives just in time information on their life chat. Babett was super fast in addressing all our needs and was available also on weekends and holidays to make sure that the reservations were confirmed. We booked the 8 day west tour on ANGELITO and we are excited to experience it this summer. A big THANK YOU to Babett and Benno (CEO) of Galapatours.com Sandro
Great time on the Angelito 6 of us toured the Galapagos for 8 days on the Angelito & had a great time. We hiked & snorkeled daily. It was a very active trip. Our guide,Rosie, was very good—enthusiastic & knowledgeable. We definitely would recommend cruising on the Angelito.
Fantastic cruise with the Angelito I, along with my wife and 14 friends, chartered the Yacht Angelito for a 1 week cruise around Isabela. Our naturalist guide for the cruise was Maja. I cannot say enough nice things about the yacht, Maja, the crew, or the cruise. 1st of all, the yacht. The cabins were roomy, clean and comfortable, with air conditioning and large functional bathrooms (for a 16 passenger boat). The main salon was comfortable and had plenty of room for the entire group. The sun deck up top was high enough above the water so that you could watch for marine life at a distance, but not so high that you could not see great detail when the animals swam close the the boat. As for Maja and the crew, Maja took the time to explain the history of the areas we were seeing as well as knowing what times the animals would be most active. This meant that we had to leave the boat very early on some days, but we were always the 1st group ashore, saw lots of activity without having a crowd around, and had time for the longest excursions of any of the nearby boats. We had 1 teenager in our group and Maja kept him close and made him feel special. In fact, he mentioned that he wants to be a naturalist. The crew was also exceptional. They had drinks and snacks waiting for us when we returned from snorkeling, were always polite and friendly, kept the boat very clean (especially the cabins), and went out of their way to make sure we were having a good time. They also adopted our teenager as a "junior crew member". They spent time teaching him knots, letting him visit the engine room, and I even found him one day in the galley, wearing an apron and chef's hat, helping to prepare our dinner. And speaking of food, Manuel, our cook for the week, did an excellent job of providing great food at every meal. There was a variety of food, with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit as well as meat and seafood. Everyone was happy, from our vegetarian to me, the resident carnivore. Everyone aboard had a fabulous time, saying that the vacation exceeded all expectations in every way. I cannot recommend the Yacht Angelito Galapagos highly enough. Source: goo.gl/XRzwpF
Walter from Toronto
Amazing experience Just returned from spending Christmas week on the Angelito. The weather was spectacular - the animals co-operated - the rest of the travellers were delightful - food was awesome - we had a fabulous week. We saw everything that was advertised - sea turtles, land tortoises, dolphins, whales, blue footed boobies, sea lines, marine iguanas, land iguanas, lava lizards, sally lightfoot crabs, herons, flamingoes, hermit crabs, a snake or two, and more. The food prepared by Felix was scrumptious and plenty. He even baked a birthday cake. Homer was the bartender and cabin steward - and he is in fact a real angelito (little angel). He was awesome. The only sour note was that our guide Fabian was somehow in a bad mood - maybe because he worked Christmas week. He was rude and pushy. He could not answer questions not on his 'script' and several times made us feel like our being on the boat was an inconvenience. I recommend you try to go when Maja is the guide - she is reputed to be a much better guide than Fabian. Maybe because her English comprehension is better, maybe her personality. When I met Maja I found her to be a lovely person. Source: goo.gl/up5LSN