Floreana Galápagos Cruise
Decommissioned in Mid 2018
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Floreana
Floreana is not sailing anymore, please click here to see all other Galápagos Mid Range Cruises.
The charming Motor Yacht Floreana is a beautiful traditional vessel owned and managed by the Peñaherrera Andrade family from Galápagos, with a history stretching back generations. Usually skippered by one of the family, there is a real homely and welcoming feel to Floreana, and everyone who works on board has superb local knowledge that will make your voyage more than just a vacation.
- Owned by a local family;
- Welcoming home-from-home boat;
- Traditional nautical decor;
- Fantastic sun deck.
Completely rebuilt in 1998, Floreana’s beautiful mahogany woodwork and furniture shines amongst her bright, fresh decor. Wonderful panoramic windows throughout her communal salon and dining area make this a fabulous place to socialize and to learn from the bilingual naturalist guide onboard. A library and video and music centre mean there’s something for everyone who would like to unwind after the day’s excursions. The upper deck forms a wonderful sun terrace, offering both shade and full sun, with plenty of chairs and tables to be able to enjoy a drink and the delightful Galápagos breeze. The yacht’s bar service provides an excellent range of drinks and our buffet food service has a deserving reputation for being both superb quality and plentiful. The 7 crew including your bilingual naturalist guide always go the extra mile to make your trip a memorable one. There’s a relaxed ambiance on board which means that you can simply enjoy your time to the full, letting the crew take care of everything. Tourist
Floreana offer 8 double cabins for a maximum of only 16 guests ensuring a more intimate and personal Galápagos cruise. Each cabin is air conditioned and has a private bathroom with hot and cold water, shower and bathroom products. All cabins feature mahogany bunks - an upper single and lower wide bunk which is large enough for a cosy couple to enjoy. Our comments
This is our favourite yacht in this class. The family-owned Floreana’s crew always feature in our guest comments for their smiles, their service and their enthusiasm. This gives an adventure aboard a Floreana Galápagos Cruise a real “home-from-home” feel that we love.
Amenities on board the Floreana
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Single travellers can share cabin
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
-25% for children ≤ 12
Food & Drinks on board the Floreana
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.
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.