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Galaxy Galápagos Cruise

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A Galápagos Cruise on board the Galaxy

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What we love about the Galaxy

Smart Voyager accredited

Triple staterooms available

Large sundeck with wonderful views

A first class experience with a relaxed ambiance

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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 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.

Inside the ship you can find 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.

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.

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Amenities on board the Galaxy

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Internet/Wifi

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All meals

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-10% for children ≤ 11

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Transfers to and from ship

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Snorkel gear (free of charge)

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Travel for good: Your Each booking contributes to Ventura’s Conservation Project.

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Kayaks on board

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Air conditioning & private bathroom

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Single travellers can share cabin

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Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

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Triple cabins

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English guide

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Wetsuits

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.

Sustainable Tourism

At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. To protect the archipelago, all vessels in Galápagos must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern, efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution. Furthermore, The Galápagos National Park authority defines exact cruising routes that dictate which ships can visit which highlights at what day and time, as well as limiting passenger numbers.

Our commitment extends beyond the mandatory environmental standards for cruise vessels in the region: A portion of your trip price now contributes to our Conservation Project. This initiative empowers local communities to protect their territory, engage in reforestation, and prepare for long-term environmental stewardship. This way, your trip contributes to environmental protection and truly shows how travel can be a force for good! 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.

Cabins categories on board the Galaxy

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Standard Double/Twin

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Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

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2

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Triple cabin

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Triple

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3

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Technical details of Galaxy

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Type
Small Yacht
Main Engines
2x Caterpilar (440 HP)
Length
35 m
Electricity
110 / 220V
Cruising speed
12 kt
Beam
7.6 m
Draft
1.8 m
Capacity
16

Reviews of Galaxy

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Anita C

Galaxy Galápagos Cruise

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June 2024

This voyage met our specific needs: Dates, islands and desire for a smaller ship. It was an excellent experience - most especially because our guide, Mauricio, was so well informed, enthusiastic and perfectly fluent in English. The cabin was fine (we got a below deck cancellation) and the food was surprisingly good. But I didn’t go on this trip for the food or the accommodations! I went for the experience and that was over the top! The staff created a delightful 71st birthday party for me and I felt supported and safe every step of the way. Thank you to all.

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Angela R

Galaxy Galápagos Cruise

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June 2024

It was the trip of a lifetime! Cynthia was absolutely wonderful to work with and made sure I got the travel package and dates that I wanted. I highly recommend booking through her.

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Ursula K.

Galaxy Galápagos Cruise

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Galapagos hat alle Erwartungen weit übertroffen. Danke, Danke! Auch das Team von Galaxy war bezaubernd und besonders unser guide Victor! Danke, Danke! Wir haben wundervolle Erinnerungen - Schnorcheln mt Seelöwen, Schildkröten, Haien und Hammerhaien - in unseren Herzen.

timb64

Galaxy Galápagos Cruise

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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!

suoma

Galaxy Galápagos Cruise

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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

Galaxy Galápagos Cruise

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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!

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