Beluga Galápagos Cruise
Cruise the islands in speed and style!
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Beluga
What we love about the Beluga
Traditional-style luxury motor yacht
Triple family room available
Range of itineraries that can combine
- Traditional-style luxury motor yacht
- Triple berth family room available
- Great sundeck
- Range of itineraries that can combine
Beluga is the epitome of the classic motor yacht. Her traditional lines give her stunning good looks, and yet she has been fitted with the best of modern equipment and convenience, including fin keels for additional stability and passenger comfort - perfect as a Galápagos cruise yacht. With a maximum of 16 guests at any one time, you are assured of the highest levels of service and attention, as her experienced crew look after your every need. As befits a vessel that takes you through a protected national park that's home to unique wildlife, Beluga has been awarded with the coveted SmartPlanet certification in recognition of her sustainable operations.
Traditional comfort Beluga features delightful accommodation spread over lower or upper decks. The lower deck cabins are suitable for those who want to enjoy a Galápagos cruise but who are prone to motion sickness. Thanks to their lower position the movement of the yacht is less noticeable, but to ensure they remain light and airy they feature traditional portholes to let in the equatorial sun. Upper cabins have panoramic windows offering a unique dual aspect view over the sea and the islands, making you feel more connected to nature on your Galápagos cruise.
One cabin has the ability to accommodate three, thanks to an upper bunk. This is perfect for family travel to the Galápagos, but because of this it can book up quickly. Contact one of our experts now to check on the availability of Cabin 1 for your chosen dates for a family Galápagos cruise.
Cabins feature twin or double beds, and are decorated in bright neutral colors, as well as traditional wood fittings throughout. All feature private bathrooms, air conditioning, and ample storage space. Luxurious linens and designer eco-friendly toiletries are just some of the special touches you will enjoy on a Beluga cruise.
Relax and dine in style Beluga offers all the features that you would expect from a premium first class yacht, and more. For your comfort, all the communal areas are fully air-conditioned, and the salon and dining room enjoy amazing views thanks to panoramic windows. Beautiful wood fixtures and fittings are set off with light neutral decor that gives the space a relaxed and airy feel. The salon features a flat screen TV and DVD player, and is also the place where your expert naturalist guide will brief you every day on your Galápagos cruise.
The well-stocked bar features a wonderful communal couch for relaxing with your like-minded fellow guests. The dining area features one large communal table where you can enjoy superb local and international dishes and delightful wines while you swap stories about your Galápagos adventures so far.
Outside, Beluga enjoys a large sundeck that's perfect for relaxing, sightseeing or sunbathing. Featuring both open and shaded areas, the sundeck runs the whole length of the ship's superstructure, meaning there's plenty of space to find your own peaceful corner and watch the islands drift by.
Wildlife lover's paradise Beluga's operators have designed her Galápagos cruise itineraries in order to be able to offer you the option of four day, six day or eight day cruises. These each visit different sites that are unique, rich and varied. They give you the opportunity to have a truly intimate Galápagos experience thanks to the small number of guests on each trip.
If you are looking for the ultimate experience, Beluga's itineraries can be combined into one amazing 15 day Galápagos adventure cruise that will give you a flavor of the whole archipelago.
Our thoughts The Beluga is a lovely traditional motor yacht with a really superb crew - we have never heard anything but high praise for their service and superb attitude. There are lots of thoughtful touches about Beluga, including a reusable water bottle in your welcome pack, free snorkel gear, and even some walking poles for guests to use over the lava fields. When you combine all this with the wonderful sundeck and the lovely traditional decor you can see why a Beluga Galápagos cruise always gets rave reviews.
Dates & Prices on board the Beluga
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Amenities on board the Beluga
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
-50% for children ≤ 12
Kayaks on board
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Single travellers can share cabin
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
Food & Drinks on board the Beluga
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.
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.