Equinox Galápagos Cruise | Galapatours
Equinox Galapagos Cruise

Equinox Galápagos Cruise

Our bestselling yacht for single travelers!

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Equinox

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Single cabin without supplement
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Triple cabins
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Single travellers can share cabin
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100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
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English guide
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-20% for children ≤ 12

- Brand new refit for 2019;
- Great food buffets;
- All cabins have ocean view

Equinox is an 88ft expedition Yacht, formerly known as "Galaven" that has just undergone a superb refit ready for the 2019 season. The beautiful yacht is a prime example of a mid-range vessel and represents excellent value for money. In fact, when still operating as "Galaven", the Equinox was our absolute bestseller!

**Single traveler friendly
**Equinox features 11 lovely double cabins, each with a private en suite bathroom and airconditioning. Unusually for a mid-range vessel, the layout of Equinox means that every cabin has an ocean view and is filled with natural light. Also, there are multiple cabins for single travelers! The decor throughout is timeless “ocean steamer” style and we always feel at home when we come on board, as you will. The communal areas on Equinox are excellent. The large, open-plan lounge and dining areas are charming and make relaxed socialising easy, and the traditional long bar is a focal point. There is good space outside, with a lovely covered sun deck - or for those seeking the sun or the stars you can move up to the open foredeck and drink in the endless skies.

Relaxed eating
The food on Equinox is delicious and plentiful! Served in an “all-you-can-eat” buffet style this really promotes the friendly onboard atmosphere and after a tough day snorkeling or walking it’s great to be able to load up with delicious food and eat in a more relaxed ambiance. Lots of typical Ecuadorian food is available, and always plenty of fruits, juices and vegetarian options. The crew will meet you back on board after excursions with light snacks and drinks, which is always very welcome.

**Great guides and crew
**With 11 crew for 20 guests you’re always well looked after. There are always 2 bilingual National Park guides on board to give you the benefit of their combined years of experience and they make good use of the large-screen projector on board to give excellent briefs about your trip and excursions. Snorkelling trips are a particular highlight, and Equinox can supply snorkel gear if you are unable to bring your own.

**Our comments
**The small groups are fantastic and make the Equinox one of our favourite mid-range vessels, even more now, after her 2017 refit. We love the decor with it’s clean yet romantic “days of steam” look. We always enjoy the relaxed atmosphere aboard and the large and comfortable lounge spaces make our trips very sociable.

Pictures and Deckplans of Equinox

Equinox Galapagos Cruise
Equinox Galapagos Cruise
Equinox Galapagos Cruise

Amenities on board the Equinox

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Snorkel gear (free)
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Single cabin without supplement
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Triple cabins
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Kayaks on board
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Single travellers can share cabin
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Transfers to and from ship
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Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
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100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
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English guide
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-20% for children ≤ 12
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Air conditioning & private bathroom
Meals
All meals throughout the cruise

Sustainability on board the Equinox

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 Equinox

Capacity

20

Length

88 ft / 27 m

Draft

6.5 ft / 2 m

Gross tonnage

171 tons

Beam

22 ft / 7 m

Food & Drinks on board the Equinox

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 Equinox

Equinox Main Deck Suite

Main Deck Suite

2 Suites (double bed) . All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning

Equinox Lower Deck Cabin

Lower Deck Cabin

4 Twin cabins (2 x single beds) / 3 Double cabins (1 double + 1 bunk beds). All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning.

Equinox Upper Deck Cabin

Upper Deck Cabin

2 Double cabins (twin beds). All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning