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Bonita

Bonita Galápagos Cruise

A stunning yacht to match its stunning environment

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Bonita

10 Reviews

Classic

What we love about the Bonita

Purpose-built Galápagos yacht

Refurbished annually

Traditional hand-crafted teak cabins

Totally refurbished in September 2019

Bonita
Bonita
Bonita
  • Purpose-built Galápagos yacht
  • Refurbished annually
  • Traditional hand-crafted teak cabins
  • Totally refurbished in September 2019

Bonita is one of our favorite yachts in the Galápagos fleet, because it was among the first to be custom-designed for cruising the amazing Galápagos Islands. Because Bonita features accommodation for a maximum of 20 guests she carries 2 qualified naturalist guides each. This means you will get a much smaller guest to guide ratio than most other ships in the fleet.

The operator of Bonita refurbishes the yacht every year. This is exceptional, and it means you are always assured of enjoying one of the best-presented yachts in its class. The passenger accommodation is fitted out in the traditional nautical style, with beautiful handcrafted teak fixtures and polished brass fittings.

Every cabin features an outside view, and is equipped with either a double bed or twin beds. Each is fully air-conditioned and has a private bathroom with shower. Luxury biodegradable cosmetics are supplied, and additional features includes hairdryer, plenty of closet and drawer storage, and an intercom.

Meals are taken in the cozy dining room. You'll be served a sumptuous selection of international and local dishes, cooked using the freshest local ingredients by your highly skilled chef. There's also a lounge and conference area where the naturalist guides will brief you on some of the amazing sites you will be seeing, and you can relax here and watch TV or choose a book from the library while the islands glide past the panoramic windows.

Bonita features a wonderful sundeck. It's the perfect place to catch some equatorial rays while you sip a cocktail, or to come up at night and watch the spectacle as the stars are revealed in the clear Galápagos skies above.

Your bilingual naturalist guides know the islands, the habitats and the wildlife intimately. They will lead you on a variety of amazing expeditions including shore landings, kayaking adventures, snorkeling, beach visits, and more. Snorkel gear, wetsuits, and stand up paddle boards are also available for guests to use free of charge.

Our comments Bonita is a truly remarkable ship! The owners lavish such care and attention on the ship that she always look as good as new. We love the fact that Bonita includes complimentary wetsuits and SUPs. For families with young teenagers this could be the perfect option, and the chefs on board will always provide a kid-friendly menu option if you don't have adventurous eaters.

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Amenities on board the Bonita

meal

All meals

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free of charge)

footprint

Travel for good: Your Each booking contributes to Ventura’s Conservation Project.

kayak

Kayaks on board

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

triple

Triple cabins

EN guide

English guide

children

-10% for children ≤ 11

Food & Drinks on board the Bonita

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.

Sustainable Tourism

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.

Cabins categories on board the Bonita

Double matrimonial
Standard Double

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Matrimonial

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2

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Technical details of Bonita

Category
Classic
Type
Small Yacht
Main Engines
2 Caterpillar 8-cylinder motors
Length
83 ft
Cruising speed
9 kt
Capacity
16

Reviews of Bonita

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Erin M of Maple Grove

Bonita Galapagos Cruise

Classic

I loved this trip! All the staff on the Bonita Yacht were amazing and gave us a fantastic experience! We did way more snorkeling than I was expecting and it was so cool to swim with sea turtles, fish, sea lions, penguins, marine iguana and even some baby sharks! But my favorite was the panga rides which allowed us to check out places that are closed for hiking and snorkeling. Heads up that lunch and dinner are fixed meals with little choice, and they served a lot of fish. I loved all the meals but if you don’t like fish, plan accordingly. We were very well fed - the chef made everything delicious!

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Daniel B

Bonita Galapagos Cruise

Classic

We loved our trip. We were made to feel at home from the moment we met up at the airport. We love the snorkeling, seeing all the birds and animals. We even got to see penguins. I think it’s the best way to see the islands. The food was amazing from the presentation of the food to the amazing flavors. Staff were helpful and easy to locate if you needed anything.

Robin V

Bonita Galapagos Cruise

Classic

An overall wonderful experience I would recommend everyone My wife and I decided after a long hesitation that we'd go to the Galapagos Islands. We booked the Bonita Galapagos Cruise, a new ship with not much reviews so we were quite cautious. Well... fast forward to the day we stepped foot on board, we immediately were blown away by how beautiful the ship was. It was obvious that this ship was brand new. If it wasn't for the ship, I wouldn't be able to tell it was a new cruise. The crew was very friendly and experienced, it was clear that this wasn't their first cruise.. If you're in the same boat as us, doubting whether to go or not: definitely do it. You will not regret it! Source: TripAdvisor

Alex and Nadezhda Amelin - Russia

Bonita Galapagos Cruise

Classic

Fabulous experience We had a fabulous experience with Bonita yacht. Our capitan, crew and guides were fabulous -the staff was all a significant part of our positive experience. We went in February, 29 and spent 9 days.We highly recommend this boat. The staff will make your time so worthwhile. While we were arranging our trip we had a good adviser Babett Kanalas. Source: TripAdvisor

Navigator36400732049

Bonita Galapagos Cruise

Classic

Great Cruise I went on the Bonita cruise in the second week of February together with my brother and sister. The trip was very well organized and due to the very friendly and helpful staff we were able to experience the Galapagos in a perfect way. Highly recommend! Source: TripAdvisor

Johanna Wi, Colombia

Bonita Galapagos Cruise

Classic

Wonderful experience in Galápagos! Beginning of February my boyfriend and I went on a cruise with the Bonita Yacht. We’re usually not big fans of cruises but this was truly the best thing ever! We went on one of the 5-days cruises taking the Southern Route to Floreana, Española and San Cristobal and all the stops along the way were so beautiful! The whole ship is pretty new, and everything was very clean. All staff was really friendly and helpful, and I enjoyed the food. I liked as well that they had vegan and vegetarian food options on the ship and a station with water and coffee available throughout the day. I would definitely take this trip again and can only recommend Bonita Yacht as well as the route to anyone who is interested in taking a cruise in Galapagos! Source: Tripadvisor

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