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Monserrat Galápagos Cruise

Great food, welcoming and knowledgeable crew

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Monserrat

38 Reviews

Classic

What we love about the Monserrat

Modern mid-range motor yacht;

Only 10 guests per guide;

Free stand-up-paddleboards and kayaks

Free cooking and cocktail lessons

Free amenities

2 triple cabins that can accommodate 3 adults

Monserrat
Monserrat Deckplan
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Built in 2004 and fully refurbished in 2023, Monserrat is a charming, larger than average Galápagos cruise yacht. Because the Galápagos National Park limit the number of guests that can be taken into the park at 16 per qualified guide, Monserrat’s maximum of 20 guests enjoy a more intimate experience. Her two guides mean that you will receive a more personal introduction to the wonders of Galápagos, and after a day of remarkable adventures you can enjoy cruising to your next destination in her comfortable surroundings.

When it comes to motor yachts, size does matter. Because of this, Monserrat is able to enjoy larger than average cabin sizes, which means you never feel crowded. Her ten delightful staterooms are all double berths and are beautifully decorated in a clean and fresh modern style. Cabins also feature 100V outlets to allow you to charge your devices while you cruise around the Galápagos Islands.

All cabins have individual air conditioning, ample closet space, and thoughtful extras such as a hairdryer. You’ll enjoy the great quality bed linens and towels, and the private bathroom with complimentary biodegradable toiletries and a delightful shower.

For those prone to motion sickness, Monserrat’s lower deck cabins offer the most comfortable option, as the ship’s movements are minimized in this location. Although below the deck line, these cabins are still light and airy thanks to larger than average porthole windows that let the equatorial sun flood in. Upper deck cabins can enjoy lovely views through the large picture windows that have been fitted.

Thanks to her extra size, Monserrat boasts some of the largest communal spaces of all Galápagos cruise vessels in her class. The main saloon lounge spans the full width of the boat, and has wonderfully comfortable social couches to each side beneath the panoramic windows.

This is a delightful place to relax and chat about your Monserrat cruise adventures with fellow guests, or to listen to your highly experienced naturalist guide deliver amazing briefings about the flora, fauna and geography of the Galápagos. As well as a large screen TV and DVD player, there is a small reading library and a collection of board games for you to enjoy.

This deck also plays host to the ship’s bar, and a comfortable dining room. Here you will enjoy a wide range of delicious local and international dishes, freshly prepared by the chef. Most meals are served in a relaxed buffet style, enabling you to help yourself to a selection of tasty dishes.

Outside you are spoiled, with three different sun decks available, including the larger upper solarium, with both shaded and unshaded areas. Perfect for soaking up the sun or watching the stunning Galápagos stars appear in the night sky during your Monserrat cruise.

Monserrat's operators have designed great itineraries ranging from 4 to 15 days, allowing you to choose a Galápagos cruise that fits your exact needs. The expert naturalist guides are there to show you the best of the archipelago, and they will make the habitats and wildlife of these wonderful islands really come to life.

The itineraries feature an excellent mix of dry and wet landings, snorkeling, swimming and beach excursions, and both daytime and nighttime sailing, giving you ample opportunities to both explore the Galápagos and enjoy a relaxing cruise experience on board Monserrat.

We’re so impressed by how this ship of twenty passengers feels somehow more intimate than most of the sixteen berth boats in the Galápagos cruise fleet! When you add to the mix the increased speed and stability of her bigger hull, and the tiny group's size of only 10 guests per guide, this adds up to a superb adventure cruise experience. The crew are consistently well reviewed, and we love the fresh decor and the great sense of light and space on board. With a big choice in itineraries, call one of our Galápagos experts today and let us help you choose the perfect Monserrat cruise for you.

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Amenities on board the Monserrat

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Triple cabins

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All meals

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

snorkeling

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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Air conditioning & private bathroom

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

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English guide

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Kayaks on board

paddle

Standup paddle boards

Food & Drinks on board the Monserrat

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 served dish 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

Wir von Galapatours lieben und respektieren die unberührten Ökosysteme und die faszinierende Tierwelt der Galápagos-Inseln, und wir bestehen darauf, dass unsere Kreuzfahrtpartner dies auch tun. Um den Archipel zu schützen, müssen alle unsere Kreuzfahrtschiffe über ausgeklügelte Wasserfiltersysteme, moderne, effiziente Motoren und strenge Wartungspläne verfügen, um die Umweltverschmutzung zu minimieren.\n\nDie Behörde des Galápagos-Nationalparks legt auch genaue Kreuzfahrtrouten fest, die vorschreiben, welche Schiffe zu bestimmten Zeiten die Höhepunkte besuchen können, sowie die Begrenzung der Passagierzahlen. Diese Maßnahmen stellen sicher, dass die Tiere und Lebensräume nicht durch zu viele Besucher gestört werden.\n\nFür Galapatours hat die Erhaltung der unberührten Ökosysteme und der bemerkenswerten Tierwelt der Galápagos-Inseln oberste Priorität. Unser Engagement geht über die obligatorischen Umweltstandards für Kreuzfahrtschiffe in dieser Region hinaus: Ein Teil Ihres Reisepreises fließt in unser Naturschutzprojekt. Diese Initiative befähigt lokale Gemeinschaften, ihr Gebiet zu schützen, sich an der Wiederaufforstung zu beteiligen und sich auf eine langfristige Umweltverantwortung vorzubereiten. Auf diese Weise trägt Ihre Reise zum Umweltschutz bei und zeigt, wie Reisen eine Kraft für das Gute sein kann! Und auch Sie können Ihren Teil dazu beitragen, indem Sie verantwortungsbewusst reisen und unsere Öko-Richtlinien während Ihres Aufenthaltes befolgen. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr über diese Richtlinien, unser Engagement für nachhaltigen Tourismus und die Regeln des Galápagos-Nationalparks zu erfahren.

Cabins categories on board the Monserrat

Double Lower Deck Cabin Monserrat
Lower Deck Double Cabin

Type:

Matrimonial

Max. occupancy:

2

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Twin/Triple Lower Deck Cabin Monserrat
Lower Deck Triple/Double Cabin

Type:

Twins

Max. occupancy:

3

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Monserrat Double Upper Deck Cabin
Upper Deck Double Cabin

Type:

Matrimonial

Max. occupancy:

2

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Upper Deck Twin Cabin Monserrat
Upper Deck Twin Cabin

Type:

Twins

Max. occupancy:

2

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Technical details of Monserrat

Category
Classic
Type
Small Yacht
Main Engines
2x Detroit Diesel
Length
30 m / 91 ft
Electricity
110 V
Cruising speed
12 noeuds
Beam
6.6 m / 22 ft
Draft
2.2 m / 7 ft
Capacity
20

Reviews of Monserrat

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Sandra L of Eagle River

Monserrat Galapagos Cruise

Classic

May 2024

The Galápagos Islands are so natural. There are sea lions, birds and iguanas everywhere. Our guide was from the islands and was very informative. All transfers from the ship are by dinghy to the islands and it is an easy process with lots of help. Plan to get lots of exercise between hiking on somewhat uneven terrain and snorkeling. Snorkeling was nice in some areas and a couple of times it was poor with little to see and lots of current. Kayaks were nice. The ship Monserrat was excellent with amazing staff, good food and friendly guest. Don’t overpack as you can rinse out your cloths and hang them on a line on the upper deck. Hitomi Kamimura was our travel guide and provided more than excellent service! She was available by email to answer all questions and make suggestions as needed. Her responses were detailed and timely. The trip transfers were very smooth. We used Wyndham Hotel near the airport in Guayaquil for the before and after accommodation. They provided transport to and from the airport and had excellent rooms and guest service. The trip was very educational and a place I am glad we were able to visit and experience the culture. Sandy from Wisconsin

client

Evelyne P

Monserrat Galapagos Cruise

Classic

April 2024

A trip dreamed of for many years and finally realized. A trip with magnificent landscapes here and there, but above all with an incredibly rich and varied fauna that our guides were able to help us discover and appreciate. Each island has its charm and each is different from the other, which makes it impossible to get tired even after 12 days of cruising. To make matters worse, the atmosphere on board the boat was excellent from start to finish, with the crew always cheerful. In short, a cruise well above my expectations that I highly recommend aboard the Monserrat ! Only one small regret: the closure of Espanola Island.

M.Pitak

Monserrat Galapagos Cruise

Classic

Keep your level of service !

J.Barth

Monserrat Galapagos Cruise

Classic

I had a lovely trip on this boat with the guide and the crew! I've never actually had such an experience like this in my life before!

L.Rodríguez

Monserrat Galapagos Cruise

Classic

Great Staff, guides, service. All the team did a great job. We felt safe and enjoyed the experience fully.

Fabienne G.

Monserrat Galapagos Cruise

Classic

Great! it's great travelling by boat, you reach all the nice places, the crew is professional and the food is delicious. it's like an adventure. all the activities are well planned and the guides have great experience and they take care of you and the animals and explain everything you need to know. even more! Review from: https://is.gd/h1801e

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