Galaxy Galápagos Cruise
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A Galápagos Cruise on board the Galaxy
-10% for children ≤ 11
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Kayaks on board
Single travellers can share cabin
This traditional, single-hull motor yacht has been beautifully designed to offer the most relaxing cruise experience in first class surroundings. Built in 2007, Galaxy has modern features and fittings with a sumptuous hand-crafted decor with a traditional flavour. Although capable of carrying 19 passengers, we choose to limit numbers to 16 – keeping your journey aboard Galaxy more intimate and personal than a larger vessel can provide.
Galaxy’s 7 staterooms and 2 single cabins provide light and airy accommodation, all with ocean views and private en suite bathrooms. Tasteful neutral decor creates a soothing ambiance in which to relax and sleep before waking refreshed for the new day’s excursions.
Spread across all 3 decks, every stateroom is air-conditioned and includes thoughtful extras like hair dryer, internal telephone, and personal safe. Luxurious towels and quality bed linens add the finishing touches to these delightful bedrooms.
The outside communal areas take Galaxy above others in her class. The large and beautiful wooden decks provide ample room to find a cozy corner. Sofas and loungers mean comfort is never far away. The upper sun deck has both welcoming shade and open skies – perfect for soaking in the sun or gazing at the stars.
Inside, the lounge with flat screen TV, sound system and a library has amazing panoramic windows providing a constantly changing view of the Galápagos. Rich, sumptuous sofas let you relax totally whilst you simply enjoy being on board.
Dining on Galaxy is an experience in itself, and the buffet service in the elegant dining room allows you to sample the best of local and international cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With 10 staff to 16 passengers, including a bilingual naturalist guide, you can be assured of excellent levels of service and attention. Our bartender has a particular way with cocktails, so be sure to take advantage of his skills.
Galaxy is one of the few boats in her class to be awarded the Smart Voyager Certification. This prestigious accreditation is awarded in recognition of operating practices that reduce negative environmental impact of tourism in the Galápagos Islands. Galaxy has demonstrated her excellence in conservation of ecosystems, decreased risk of introduction of non-native species, continuing staff training programs, exemplary Quality Management systems and the best practices in waste management and security.
We love the relaxed yet first-class atmosphere on board Galaxy – don’t forget to try a signature cocktail. She has some of the airiest staterooms in her class, and we like that fact that she offers single accommodation. We’re always impressed with the friendly and attentive welcome we receive from her crew. We wholeheartedly support Galaxy’s drive for sustainability, and we congratulate her on the award of Smart Voyager Certification.
Key features of Galaxy
Smart Voyager accredited;
Single staterooms available;
Large sundeck with wonderful views;
A first class experience with a relaxed ambiance.
Pictures and Deckplans of Galaxy
Dates & Prices on board the Galaxy
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Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you, and you can confirm with a payment later. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, include taxes, and can be subject to fluctuation and change. The routes are fixed, but can be changed due to weather or breeding behavior of the animals. Could not find your preferred date?
Cabins categories on board the Galaxy
Galaxy’s 7 double staterooms and 2 single cabins provide light and airy accommodation, all with ocean views and private en suite bathrooms. Tasteful neutral decor creates a soothing ambiance in which to relax and sleep before waking refreshed for the new day’s excursions.
Spread across all 3 decks, every stateroom is air conditioned and includes thoughtful extras like hair dryer, internal telephone, and personal safe. Luxurious towels and quality bed linens add the finishing touches to these delightful bedrooms.
The sailing routes of Galaxy
Amenities on board the Galaxy
-10% for children ≤ 11
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
All meals throughout the cruise
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Kayaks on board
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Single travellers can share cabin
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
Sustainability on board the Galaxy
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 Galaxy
First Class Ship
2x Caterpilar (440 HP)
110 / 220V
Food & Drinks on board the Galaxy
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.
Reviews of Galaxy
Excellent cruise ship with great itinerary This is a review of a five day Western Islands cruise with the Galaxy I, I took in May.The boat was almost at full occupancy(15/16) THE BOAT The Galaxy is extremely comfortable and well maintained,We had an upper deck cabin which was spacious (compared to the dive boats we usually use)had twin beds (which we only found out on the last morning could have been configured as a double)and a reasonably sized shower/wc(again by dive boat standards). Common areas are also spacious and well furnished with a large bar/lounge/restaurant,part covered sun deck and other part covered seating areas. With the exception of safety equipment(see below) the boat is quite well equipped with two Pangas,sufficient wet suits etc,points for recharging cameras etc THE BOAT CREW Efficient friendly and helpful with particular mention to Angel who ran the bar/restaurant. THE ITINERARY Obviously the reason for taking a Galapagos cruise is to see wildlife and scenery not accessible from day boats.Our trip departed Puerta Ayora and sailed south-west round Isabella stopping at Concha Perla Lagoon,Elizabeth Bay,Urbina Bay,Punta Espinoza on Fernandina which was the highlight of the trip,Tagus Cove on Isabella,Santiago including Puerto Egas,Espumilla Beach and Bucanero Bay,on the last morning before the drop off at Baltra Airport we visited Black Turtle Bay on Santa Cruz. This itinerary was a good mix of boat trips ,snorkelling and land trips.We felt we had seen everything we had hoped for including snorkelling with sea lions and a penguin!
Wir denken ernsthaft darüber nach, mit den Enkelkindern wiederzukommen Mein Mann und ich kommen gerade von einer 15 tages Kreuzfahrt auf der Galaxy I. Janeth unser Guide war hervorragend ausgebildet und verfügte über fundiertes Wissen über Evolution und Tiere. Jeden Tag wurde gewandert und geschnorchelt. Wir schwammen mit Seelöwen, Schildkröten, Weißspitzenhaien und tausenden von Fischen. Nach jedem Ausflug gabe es Snacks und Getränke. Das Essen war abwechslungsreich und schmeckte uns sehr. Wir denken ernsthaft drüber nach mit unseren Enkelkindern zurückzukommen und noch eine Kreuzfahrt auf der Galaxy zu machen. Quelle: https://goo.gl/PFxauF
Washout - Highlands Ranch, US
Wonderful stay on a beautiful yacht We recently went on an 8 day cruise of the Galapagos on the Galaxy yacht and thought I'd leave a note for those looking for a ship. It was a wonderful stay on a beautiful yacht. There were six of us on the 16 person yacht. It was in very good shape, well maintained with air conditioning in our rooms. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were pretty nice with plenty of power outlets everywhere. There is a TV and DVD player in the main room but it doesn't play region 1 discs (north america) and all of their movies are in Spanish. The food was interesting. It was very well prepared and very tasty but the portions were small and it was obvious that they always used the cheapest ingredients such as chicken legs as the entree. That is the biggest thing I'd change. The zodiacs were nice and the crew was very friendly though the rooms were only cleaned once a day. Our guide, Juan Carlos was great too. It did get thrown around a bit on some of the choppier nights but I think any ship this size would have. It was nice to basically have our run of things and I'm glad we did this over one of the larger ships. I would certainly recommend this ship for anyone thinking of a Galapagos cruise!
Die Zeit auf dem Schiff war phänomenal Frisch von unseren Flitterwochen zurückgekehrt will ich auf jeden Fall gesagt haben, dass die Galaxy I absolut fantastisch war. Janet war wunderbar und lehrte uns viel. Die Crew war toll und das Essen ebenso. Wenn Sie ein kleines. gemütliches Schiff für Ihre Galapagos Reise suchen, empfehle ich gern die Galaxy. Quelle: https://goo.gl/PFxauF
very impressed by the ship and crew We have just come back from an 8 night trip on the Galaxy. My wife and I, and all other passengers, were very impressed by the ship and crew and both exceeded our expectations. We chose a downstairs cabin as an accompanying friend suffered from sea sickness, lower cabins are supposed to have less roll, but we were all fine. The itinerary was good and varied. We tended to have a shore visit and snorkeling each morning and afternoon, occasionally we would have a dinghy excursion. All of these experiences, with Roberto our excellent guide, were superb - you can get really close to the wildlife. We took lots of photos and videos. Not all shore landings are straightforward and some required getting off the dinghy into shallow water in breaking waves. The crew were on hand to help. Meals onboard were very good and the chef catered for vegetarians and pescetarians. We had varied breakfasts and three-course lunches and dinners. The crew were on hand to help with excursions and man the dinghies. They provided an exceptional level of service throughout and are great ambassadors for their company and their country. We are really pleased that we visited the galapagos on the Galaxy and would recommend it to others. Feedback from: https://goo.gl/GHmGm8