Lonesome George Galápagos Cruise
Superb value from this sustainable sailing catamaran
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Lonesome George
- Diving mixed with other excursions - great for non-divers too;
- Modern, bright and spacious;
- Environmentally friendly design and systems;
- Stable catamaran for smoother sailing.
Only 2 years old, the elegant catamaran Lonesome George was named after the famous Pinta Island tortoise, the last of his kind, who died in 2012. George became a symbol for conservation and preservation of species in Galápagos, and the catamaran that bears his name was built on ecological principles in his honor.
Care for the environment One of the most environmentally friendly vessels in the Galápagos fleet, Lonesome George was built with modern, highly-efficient engines and has sails for even less environmental impact. George is fitted with a solar system that provides all the electrical power that the catamaran’s systems require. If you wish to see the Galápagos with the least amount of impact then Lonesome George is one of the best ways to do it.
Modern bright cabins With twin hulls for excellent stability compared to traditional motor yachts, Lonesome George has 8 beautifully decorated cabins, featuring a mix of doubles and twin bunks (including some for triple occupancy). Cabins are amongst the brightest and airiest in the class, featuring crisp white finishes and light golden wood fittings for a real sense of space. All cabins are individually air conditioned and feature private bathrooms with full size showers and sinks with hot water. 12v and 120v power is available for charging and powering your devices.
Another benefit of the catamaran design is the amount of social space you will enjoy. Lonesome George benefits from two dining rooms, one outdoors for enjoying wonderful al fresco meals. Inside, the lounge and bar area offers comfortable seating in a social layout - a perfect way to spend the evenings with new friends and to learn about the ecology of the islands from your bilingual naturalist guide. Outside there are plenty of comfortable places to sit and watch the islands, and a solarium for soaking up the rays. Guests can stand right at the twin bows to watch the dolphins play, or even lie on the netting spread between the hulls - a unique “hammock” suspending you just above the Pacific waves.
Great for divers and non-divers Lonesome George offers a unique mix of itineraries and is one of the few in the fleet that offers combinations of diving excursions with other land-based activities like hiking, making it perfect for groups or couples with differing interests.
Our comments We really like the light and airy cabins on this eco-friendly catamaran, and the extra space you enjoy from the twin hull design. If you love to dive but don’t just want a diving itinerary then Lonesome George has a great range of additional excursions. This is a great cruise for couple where one is a non-diver for example. This is a great modern boat with a very knowledgeable crew and represents really good value for money.
Amenities on board the Lonesome George
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
Food & Drinks on board the Lonesome George
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.