Calipso Galápagos Cruise
A wonderfully refurbished classical yacht
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Calipso
What we love about the Calipso
Fully refurbished in 2019
Stunning modern cabins
Extensive naturalist itinerary
Single cabins available
Calipso has just completed a stunning refit. Not only has she been refurbished, her interior has been virtually rebuilt! Her owners wanted her to offer something different, and she is now the only ship that alternates between naturalist and dive cruises throughout the year. The advantage for non-divers? More space to enjoy the wonders of the Galápagos from above the surface!
Calipso now has ten extremely comfortable cabins, accommodating up to 16 guests. Of course, taste is subjective, but we think her new décor is some of the chicest and most stylish found on any Galápagos cruise ship today. Each cabin has beautiful modern wooden furniture combined with contemporary decor and fantastic panoramic windows. This is more hotel suite than boat cabin!
The en suite bathrooms are beautifully contemporary with rainfall showers and porcelain taps. Plush linen and high quality toiletries complete the luxurious feel. Each cabin is individually air-conditioned, with accent lighting and plenty of power points for charging your devices, including dedicated USB points. You'll also find a TV in each stateroom.
Calipso's common areas have been designed with the same stunning attention to detail as her staterooms. Beautiful contemporary wooden flooring is complemented by light colored furniture, and the neutral color scheme makes the boat feel light and airy. There are wonderfully comfortable sofas in the main saloon, as well as a relaxed dining area and a chic bar.
Outside, take advantage of the stunning dive deck even when you're not diving! This is the perfect place for some quiet time away from it all as you take in the sights and sounds of the Galápagos on your cruise.
For uninterrupted views of the islands and remarkable Galápagos wildlife, head up to the huge sun deck. Here you'll find plenty of comfortable sun loungers, an alfresco bar and barbecue station, and an additional dining area. And what better way to watch the equatorial stars come out than from the comfort of the Jacuzzi hot tub you'll also find here?
As stunning as Calipso is (and it is stunning!), it's the Galápagos wildlife that is the star. Calipso offers a range of three, four and eight day naturalist itineraries that have been cleverly designed to give you a real insight into the Galápagos.
Their bilingual guides are some of the most experienced in the Galápagos fleet, and their knowledge and passion for the islands will really help to bring you closer to the wildlife, geology and people of the archipelago.
Activities that you will enjoy include snorkeling, panga rides, an excellent variety of wet and dry landings, walks and excursions. Another benefit of choosing a Calipso cruise is the complimentary use of snorkeling equipment, wetsuits and even an underwater camera!
We can't believe Calipso's transformation. She hasn't been refitted, she's been reinvented! The quality of her interior and facilities now matches the quality of her Galápagos itineraries, which were already excellent. We particularly love her spacious sun deck with alfresco bar – it's the perfect place to watch the sun set at the end of another amazing day on your Galápagos adventure.
Dates & Prices on board the Calipso
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Amenities on board the Calipso
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Scuba outing possible
Kayaks on board
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Single travellers can share cabin
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
-20% for children ≤ 12
Sundeck with jacuzzi
Food & Drinks on board the Calipso
The food on our Galápagos cruises is some of the best you will find in South America. Most of the chefs on board are internationally trained and have experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and around the world.
You can expect a first class selection of food including a good variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always have some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have special dietary requirements, these can usually be accommodated by the chef, provided you give advance notice. Please make sure you inform us of any allergies or dietary requirements at the time of booking. If you leave it until you arrive at the dock, it may not be possible to accommodate your needs.
Most ships serve a variety of options at mealtimes in a relaxed buffet style. At the first-class and luxury end of the market, some ships have more formal dining rooms, where you are served at your table. However, the atmosphere on board our cruises is always relaxed and never stuffy or formal.
At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. To protect the archipelago, all Galápagos vessels must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern, efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution. In addition, the Galápagos National Park Authority sets exact itineraries that dictate which ships can visit which highlights on which days and times, and limits the number of passengers.
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. You can also do your bit by travelling 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 regulations.