La Pinta Galápagos Cruise
Luxury and Personal Service unmatched in Galápagos
A Galápagos Cruise on board the La Pinta
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Kayaks on board
-20% for children ≤ 12
- 3:2 guest-to-crew ratio means exemplary service;
- Glass-bottomed boat, amazing for children, non-swimmers;
- Larger boat offers more facilities, yet preserves exclusive feel;
- Complimentary 24/7 medical officer, wifi, fitness centre.
Following a major reconstruction and refit in 2007, motor yacht La Pinta has became one of the most sought-after cruising vessels in the Galápagos. What sets her apart is her size: at over 209 feet long she is able to accommodate some of the largest and most prestigious cabins available in the Galápagos. Service on board is exceptional, with a crew of 27 to attend to your every need including 4 bilingual naturalists and a medical officer. Uniquely, La Pinta carries her own glass-bottomed boat, giving an unforgettable window onto the marine world, particularly for non-swimmers.
A Sophisticated Adventure La Pinta is the perfect luxury base from which to enjoy your Galápagos adventure. Modern in design, with light-filled cabins and communal areas, La Pinta boast features that are simply not available on other vessels in the area. Complimentary satellite wifi is available on board, as are telephones with direct international dialling. Air conditioning is fitted throughout, of course, and additional thoughtful features like multi-channel sound systems for your personal music evidence the careful design of the yacht and its features.
As one of the larger vessels in the region, La Pinta is only ever crewed by top-ranking naval officers with many years of experience in the local waters. The dedicated ship’s medical officer is on call 24/7 to provide complimentary consultations, and La Pinta’s entire crew are dedicated to your safety and enjoyment.
Relax and Learn in Style La Pinta's guests enjoy a large, well-appointed lounge with enormous panoramic windows that give unparalleled views of the Galápagos islands. Similar large windows can be found in many of the communal areas on board. Each evening the lounge becomes the focus for the nightly briefings from our expert naturalists, giving you all the information you could want about the wildlife in this extraordinary region.
There is a well-equipped fitness room which can boast one of the best views from a treadmill or exercise bike you will ever see! Other amenities include a hot tub, ample outdoor relaxation areas and a delightful boutique for a little retail therapy.
More Space for Families or Groups La Pinta’s generous cabins give you room to relax and unwind in your own oasis of calm. Every cabin features amazing floor-to-ceiling windows, keeping you connected with the ocean and the islands as you sail. The decor is fresh and modern, with clean lines and elegant fittings.
For families or groups travelling together, La Pinta offers some of the most flexible accommodation around the islands - 4 of her cabins can be interconnected for your convenience. Her 20 Luxury Double/Twin and 4 Luxury Plus Triple cabins all have beds that can be joined or separated to meet your exact needs.
Service and Cuisine La Pinta’s guest-to-crew ratio of 3:2 means your every need can be catered for. The food service on board is a highlight of your experience. Our cordon bleu trained Gastronomy Director ensures a wonderful menu to suit every taste, with international cuisine as well as Ecuadorian specialities. Our galley team are able to cater for any dietary requirements including vegetarians, lactose-free, gluten-free, and any food allergies. Just let us know in advance.
Our comments We love the sense of space and the extra amenities the size of La Pinta offers. Don’t underestimate the delights of waking up in a cabin with full-height windows and a view of the ocean and the islands. Extra touches like wifi onboard, a dedicated medical officer and the wonderful glass-bottomed boat make La Pinta that little bit more special. The fantastic staff to guest ratio and wonderful cuisine just gild the lily that is La Pinta in our book.
Pictures and Deckplans of La Pinta
Dates & Prices on board the La Pinta
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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 La Pinta
Amenities on board the La Pinta
Transfers to and from ship
Gym on board
Glass Bottom Boat
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
French guide possible
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Scuba outing possible
Kayaks on board
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Standup paddle boards
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
German guide possible
-20% for children ≤ 12
Sundeck with jacuzzi
Sustainability on board the La Pinta
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 La Pinta
Small Ship (<121 Guests)
2x Deutz SBA 8M (1275 HP)
Food & Drinks on board the La Pinta
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 La Pinta
Annie & Sean
We loved this trip! We absolutely LOVED our trip. The crew and staff on the yacht were amazing, knowledgeable, and a lot of fun. The other passengers were equally interesting and made the trip such a great experience for all of us. Thank you for your help in coordinating this trip. We saw EVERYTHING imaginable! Annie and Sean
Wonderful cruise We were very grateful to Thomas for organising our Galapagos cruise on La Pinta at very late notice. We had a super cruise, the boat, food and staff were all excellent. We were very impressed with Galapatours!
Highly recommended. Everything we'd expected and more. We found the ship to be an ideal size 24 rooms each with a large window, 48 passengers and a total of 32 ish crew (including crew members and naturalists). The food was very good, the staff accommodating, the naturalists ranged from passionate to capable. Safety - of the passengers and the wildlife - seemed of the utmost concern to every member of the team. Excursions were many and varied and we recommend you take as many as you are able. Initially, we'd had some reservations about the level of activity that would be required of us. The spirit of adventure captured and transformed us into hiking, snorkeling, kayaking Grandma and Grandpa to no ill effect. There was one daily event that was awkwardly timed: Regrettably, the educational talk given in the bar area at the top of the gently rocking ship came after a physically active morning and a full meal at lunch. Even those eager for the information often lapsed. We did not take our grand-kids - Feedback from: https://goo.gl/6vrDXP
We had the most amazing trip on Yacht La Pinta in February 2017 We had the most amazing trip on Yacht La Pinta in February 2017. To say it was spectacular was an understatement, Galapagos was everything we expected and Yacht La Pinta was absolutely the perfect way to experience it. When we arrived on board the expedition leader told us this was not a cruise but an "expedition" and he was right! To our great pleasure the activities were endless - we kept busy from our 7am wakeup call right through to our 7pm de-briefing every night. We were in the water snorkelling nearly every day, sometimes twice a day! We snorkelled with a wide range of animals, from turtles and sealions to penguins, flightless cormorants, sea iguanas and even hammerhead sharks. The yacht is small, only 24 cabins which is a nice number to get to know your fellow travellers. The food was superb, set menu with options some nights and delicious buffet on other nights. The guides were excellent, friendly passionate and knowledgeable. We booked two consecutive cruises together, 4 day Northern followed directly by the 6 day Western itinerary. A special thanks to Grace for looking after us so well in the transition between cruises. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Yacht La Pinta and crew for a memorable experience of Galapagos Feedback from: https://goo.gl/dLnpuf
Andrey Shalygin (Canada)
An absolute dream vacation Thank you for the unforgettable experience during the cruise. I have learned and seen so many new things I never expected. This was a dream vacation. I truly appreciate everything you’ve done for us!
Andrey Shalygin (Canada)
Ein absoluter Traumurlaub Danke für diese unvergessliche Erfahrung auf dieser Kreuzfahrt. Ich habe so viele neue Dinge gesehen und so vieles gelernt, damit hätte ich nicht gerechnet. Das war ein absoluter Traumurlaub. Vielen Dank für all die Mühe.