Danubio Azul Galapagos Cruise

Danubio Azul Galápagos Cruise

Amazing value diving tours around the Galápagos

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Danubio Azul

children

-20% for children ≤ 12

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

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  • Tourist Class yacht with First Class service;
  • Excellent and exclusive Diving and Naturalist Itineraries;
  • Intimate feel, with a capacity of only 14 instead of 16;
  • Friendly, professional and experienced crew.

The Danubio Azul is a superb Tourist Class yacht that was launched in August 2016, and fully refurbished for the 2019 season. She offers some superb naturalist itineraries, including some of the more intimate and less frequented sites the Galápagos have to offer.

The vessel carries complimentary snorkels and wetsuits, and is equipped with two tenders (or "pangas"). With a maximum of 14 guests, as opposed to the more common 16, the Danubio Azul really does give you a are more intimate and friendly experience.

We personally cruised with this vessel in 2017. Featuring 5 double cabins, each with air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms, the Danubio Azul features modern, bright and comfortable decor throughout. The cabins were spacious and clean, and all of them had functioning air-conditioners and hot water, and we slept wonderfully on comfortable beds.

We chose a five-day cruise that included South Plaza, Santa Fe, San Cristobal, Floreana and Bartolome - an exceptional itinerary for a short cruise. The captain, cook and guide were extremely friendly and very attentive, as were the two other staff on board. The food was first class with a really excellent variety - something you would only expect on much more expensive classes of vessel.

At Galapatours we were impressed by the Danubio Azul and its staff The Danubio Azul Yacht is one of the smallest and most intimate vessels on the Galápagos Islands with only 5 cabins (up to 14 people) that makes for an ideal cruise experience for families or friends. All in all, this ship, the cabins, the meals, the itineraries and the staff are a perfect combination to visit the Galápagos Islands with an intimate setting.

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Danubio Azul Galapagos Cruise
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Amenities on board the Danubio Azul

children

-20% for children ≤ 12

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free)

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

wetsuit

Wetsuits

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

meal

All meals throughout the cruise

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Sustainability on board the Danubio Azul

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 Danubio Azul

Category

Budget Ship

Type

Small Yacht

Capacity

14

Length

24.84m

Draft

1.83 meters / 6 feet

Main Engines

MWM

Gross tonnage

96.91

Electricity

110 - 60HZ

Beam

5.47 mts

Cruising speed

11 knots

Food & Drinks on board the Danubio Azul

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 Danubio Azul

Double Twin
Standard cabin

Accommodation: 7 Double Cabins Upper Deck: 1 matrimonial cabin + 1 twin cabin (shared bathroom) Main Deck: 2 twin cabins Lower Deck: 3 bunk bed cabins

All Cabins with A/C and private bathrooms with hot and cold showers.

Double Twin
Standard cabin

Accommodation: 7 Double Cabins Upper Deck: 1 matrimonial cabin + 1 twin cabin (shared bathroom) Main Deck: 2 twin cabins Lower Deck: 3 bunk bed cabins

All Cabins with A/C and private bathrooms with hot and cold showers.

Reviews of Danubio Azul

David Alvarez
5/5

Ausgezeichneter Service Die Danubio Azul bietet einen ausgezeichneten Service und fährt die ausgeschriebene Route genau entland. Die Besatzung ist super ausgebildet.

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Fareham
5/5

Want to go back on Danubio Azul Guide George excellent. Very informative and always available. He got on well with all of us and was a good diver and snorkeller. Food. How the chef made us meals I do not know. They were excellent. After every trip ashore there were little snacks and juice waiting. Boat. Nice comfortable boat except on night cruising. You need sea sickness tablets. It's a small boat so probably moves more than a big one. The rooms were cleaned every day. Captain Wilson. Very pleasant and always on the look out for interesting animals. Crew were very pleasant and helpful. Trips to islands. Always very good with tons to see. Snorkelling at Devil's Crown was outstanding. Only issue was getting back on Panga after snorkelling as there are no ropes and being hauled on board was not dignified We had a Taxi laid on from Puerto Ayora to the boat. Free. Make sure you tip well. These guys and ladies deserve it. Feedback from: https://goo.gl/3rcHFG


Fareham
5/5

Ich will wieder zurück! Der Guide George ist exzellent, sehr gut informiert und immer verfügbar. Er hat sich mit allen gut verstanden und war ein gute Taucher und Schnorchler. Essen: wie der Küchenchef es geschafft hat zu kochen, keine Ahnung. Es war jedoch köstlich. Nach jedem Ausflug warteten Snacks und frisch gepresste Säfte auf uns. Schiff: schönes, gemütliches Schiff abgesehen von den nächtlichen Bewegungen - man braucht anti-Übelkeitstabletten. Da es ein kleines Schiff ist, bewegt es sich mehr, als ein großes. Die Zimmer wurden täglich gereinigt. Kapitän Wilson war großartig und spähte immer nach Tieren für uns. Die Crew war hilfsbereit und ging großartig mit den Gästen um. Die Inselausflüge waren immer toll, mit einer Menge Sehenswürdigkeiten. Das Schnorcheln am Devil´s Crown war phänomenal. Es war etwas problematisch wieder zurück ins Schlauchboot zu klettern aber man schafft es. Versichern Sie sich, dass Sie gutes Trinkgeld dalassen. Diese Männer und Frauen haben es wirklich verdient.

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Mariana Pallo
5/5

Excellent cruise, service and staff Excellent service, I will return very soon to for another cruise on the Danubio Azul. The crew is very well trained and the Captain is incredible, they are all great people.

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Martina Pallo
5/5

Tolle Besatzung Guter Service, ich werde bald widerkommen und eine weitere Kreuzfahrt auf der Danubio Azul machen. Die Crew ist hervorragend ausgebildet und der Kapitän ist klasse, großartige Leute!

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