Coral I and II Galápagos Cruise
Classic charm, modern convenience
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Coral I & II
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
-50% for children ≤ 12
Kayaks on board
Single travellers can share cabin
- Scuba Diving upon request;
- High-end refit with high-tech features;
- Beautiful classic motor yacht decor throughout;
- Boutique adventure cruising.
Unique amongst the Galápagos fleet, these "twins" were the first to operate in this manner. Other firsts we've discovered - the first boats with an on-board barbecue, and the first with solar powered pools! Your captains are Javier and Fabian, and in talking with the crews we discovered that 95% of them have been working on the Corals for 10 years or more - a real sign of quality and smooth running. The Coral twins have an unrivalled reputation for operating sustainably, and we've found out that their reclamation, recycling and waste processing systems exceed the National Park Requirements.
For an absolutely unique Galápagos experience join the beautiful twins Coral I and II as you cruise in tandem to discover the hidden wonders of the archipelago. The two yachts do everything together, including their 2016 refurbishment which saw them completely refurbished with the latest energy-saving equipment and stunning uprated furnishings throughout.
Twice the adventure Coral I is a modern, first-class mega yacht with 18 double exterior cabins and a maximum of 36 passengers; Coral II is an elegant, classic and charming motor yacht for maximum of 20 passengers. Combined they provide the intimacy of a small-scale adventure itinerary with the outstanding features of a luxury cruise.
These beautiful twins provide the perfect combination of classic lines and wonderful style. The decor throughout has been carefully planned to give a warm and intimate feel, with natural shades reflecting the colors of the Islands as you sail. Thanks to wonderful panoramic windows throughout, the ocean and nature seem to fill the boats. The communal areas of the salon, dining room and bar have been beautifully finished with hand-crafted wood finishes that take you back to the golden age of maritime travel. Cozy sofas, TV/DVD, stereo and guest library add the perfect finishing touches. Bringing us right up to date, the wonderful jacuzzi tub and the sun and shade decks give you the choice of every outdoor ambiance to relax and socialize in.
Classic charm, modern convenience The Corals recent refit brought them right up to date, and they now feature new dedicated electrical outlets for 110V appliances compatible with iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android and MP3 players. There are three classes of cabin to choose from and all have stylish new furniture and full air conditioning. Other cabin amenities include flat screen TV, music system, personal safe and internal phone. Everyone enjoys an elegant private bathroom with cold and hot water, hair dryer, electric mirror and other amenities. Some cabins can also connect, making them ideal for families or group traveling together.
No luxury experience would be complete without superb refreshment. The elegant bar on board is well stocked with local beers, the finest South American wines and premium spirits and a selection of cocktails. Highly trained chefs prepare a diverse and exciting range of local and international fine dining served in a more relaxed buffet style. An outdoor barbecue station on the sundeck provides the opportunity to sample wonderfully fresh grilled produce with an ocean view that is unrivalled.
Our comment The unique twin vessels of Coral I & II just ooze with that classic motor yacht charm, and yet they have up to the minute amenities and comfort. We really like the high sundecks with jacuzzi tubs, and the panoramic windows fitted to all the indoor communal spaces make you feel like you’re outside even when you’re sitting in the comfortable, elegant lounge. There’s also something a little bit special about cruising in tandem, and alway seeing your twin boat with you.
Pictures and Deckplans of Coral I & II
Dates & Prices on board the Coral I & II
When do you want to travel?
The sailing routes of Coral I & II
Amenities on board the Coral I & II
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
French guide possible
All meals throughout the cruise
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
-50% for children ≤ 12
Scuba outing possible
Kayaks on board
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Single travellers can share cabin
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
German guide possible
Sustainability on board the Coral I & II
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 Coral I & II
First Class Ship
30 / 50m
Food & Drinks on board the Coral I & II
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.
Cabins categories on board the Coral I & II
2 Standard cabins in the Coral I and 1 Standard cabin in the Coral II located on the Sea Deck. Each cabin includes: safe, entertainment system with LCD TVs, hair dryer, special bedding in each category, and remodeled furniture in each cabin. The voltage is set for 110-220 volts/60 Hz.
Coral I has 8 Standard Plus cabins and Coral II has 4, all located on the Sea Deck. Double & Triple options available. Each cabin includes: safe, entertainment system with LCD TVs, hair dryer, special bedding in each category, and remodeled furniture in each cabin. The voltage is set for 110-220 volts/60 Hz.
There are 8 Junior Cabins on Coral I and 7 on Coral II, located on the Earth and Sky Decks. Picture windows. Each cabin includes: safe, entertainment system with LCD TVs, hair dryer, special bedding in each category, and remodeled furniture in each cabin. The voltage is set for 110-220 volts/60 Hz.
Reviews of Coral I & II
Amazing trip to the Galapagos Galapatours website is easy to use and very informative. Our point of contact was Thomas who was very helpful. There was a mix-up with our flight to the Galapagos Island when Thomas was informed he took the necessary steps to ensure that the flight was changed. Our cruise was on the Coral II. The boat was great, the cabins were clean, and the bed was very comfortable. Delicious food, great staff and great guides. We loved the visits to the different islands and daily snorkeling and saw different animals/birds/sealife every day. Definitely will recommend Galapatours and this particular ship to our friends.
Spectacular cruise with many surprises We had a spectacular time. We went on a 7 night tour. I wouldn't go on anything shorter to see the variety of life on the different Islands. The Coral I has 36 passengers , the Coral II 20. They won't guarantee which boat you will go on. They usually travel together but the Coral II was in dry dock when we went. Being on this size boat gets you into places where the bigger boats aren't aloud.So only a total of 36 people split in 2 groups. My upper deck cabin had 2 single beds, a bathroom, and opened to a walk way. I would recommend this size. The cheaper cabins are smaller and open on to a inside corridor. My Sister an husband who sail liked them. The food was good served buffet style. More than enough food 3 times a day. The best was the bar-b-que on the tip deck. The staff was great especially Mosquito and Alex. One thing I liked is that an announcement would come over the speakers to give you time to get ready for the activities(getting up, eating, activities) We had two hikes a day( easy, stop a lot) but wear good shoes and walking sticks are available when need to walk over the lava fields. Also 1 -2 snorkels a day. A typical day is get up 7 am eat breakfast, go for a hike come back, snorkel, eat lunch, siesta,hike, snacks , drink, dinner, Itinerary, bed. You can participate in as much or little as you want. Everyday there was a new surprise.We saw Orcas, Minke whales, Galapagos sharks, penguins, blue footed boobies, & Iguanas to name only a few. I traveled with my husband,27 yo sons,& sister & husband
Spektakuläre Kreuzfahrt mit vielen Überraschungen Es war eine sehr schöne Zeit auf der Coral. Wir waren auf einer 8-Tages Fahrt, ich glaube kürzer wäre für uns nicht in Frage gekommen, man schafft es schließlich nicht jedes Jahr auf diese Inseln.
Welches Schiff man von den beiden Corals bekommen, bleibt eine Überraschung. Die Coral I und II sind sowieso zusammen unterwegs. Die Corals haben uns in Ecken gebracht, wo größere Schiffe nicht hinkommen konnten. Die 36 Passagiere wurde bei Ausflügen in zwei Gruppen aufgeteilt. Das Essen wurde im Buffet-Stil serviert. Es war mehr als genug für alle. Am meisten hat uns das BBQ gefallen. Die Besatzung war spitze! Vor allem Alex und Mosquito. Ich fand es großartig, dass durch Lautsprecher angekündigt wurde, wann es wohin gehen wird. An einem tag gab es zwei Wanderungen, dafür empfehle ich gute Schuhe dabei zu haben. Schnorchel trips gab es auch.
Man kann an so viel oder so wenig wie man möchte teilnehmen. Jeden Tag erwarteten uns neue Überraschungen. Wir sahen Orcas, Wale, Galapagos Haie, Pinguine, Blaufußtölpel und Echsen (das war nur der Anfang). Wir waren zwei Familien und reisten zusammen auf der Coral.
Michael Schmidt (Germany)
Perfect boat size, perfect trip I don't even know where to start. The crew of Coral I, made this short cruise of 8 days an unforgettable experience. The food was delicious, the cabins comfortable and the service unparalleled. Most importantly, however, our two guides made this probably the nicest vacation we have had in… ever? Thank you, Benno and Galapatours, for the great customer service and making the reservation process so seemless!
Perfekte Schiffsgröße, perfekte Kreuzfahrt Ich weiß gar nicht wo ich anfangen soll. Die Besatzung auf der Coral machte diese 8-Tages Tour zu eine, unvergesslichen Erlebnis für mich. Das Essen war köstlich, die Kabinen gemütlich und der Service hervorragend. Am wichtigsten zu erwähnen ist jedoch, dass unsere 2 Naturführer an Bord diesen Urlaub zum besten Urlaub machen. So viel Wissen und Begeisterung steckt an.
Vielen Dank an Benno und Galapatours für die tolle Betreuung und Unterstützung! !