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Natural Paradise Galapagos Cruise

Natural Paradise Galápagos Cruise

Every modern luxury you could wish for

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Natural Paradise

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

kayak

Kayaks on board

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

children

-20% for children ≤ 12

EN guide

English guide

  • Brand new and purpose-built, with beautiful modern decor;
  • Fitted with stabilizers;
  • Flexible accommodation options;
  • Fantastic open-air spaces with barbecue and jacuzzi.

Built for Galápagos Completed in 2015, the Natural Paradise is one of the youngest vessels cruising in Galápagos. Designed and built specifically for the purpose, Natural Paradise will delight you with her wonderful open communal areas, gorgeous sun deck, and light-filled rooms. Featuring every facility you can imagine, the Natural Paradise has also been fitted with stabilizers - this brings you one of the most comfortable cruising experiences in the Galápagos with even more stability than catamarans for your sailing comfort.

Modern. Sleek. Beautiful The decor throughout Natural Paradise is modern and crisp and yet warm and welcoming. Beautiful artwork throughout the boat reflects some of the natural wonders you’ll see on your adventure, and furnishings and fittings are of the highest quality and are immaculately presented.

A range of staterooms and suites are available giving you maximum choice. All feature en suite bathrooms with wonderful showers and luxury L’Occitane cosmetics, hair dryers, and stunning sea views. For those who are looking for a little more luxury, two junior suites are available with California King beds and private balconies as well as splendid full suites with King beds, private terraces and over 3552 ft of private space. Uniquely, one suite has a sofa bed and king bed, meaning it can be converted to triple-occupancy ideal for families.

Wonderful Service With a maximum of 16 passengers on board and yet a crew of 10, Natural Paradise offers unrivalled levels of service. As well as being chosen for their eye for detail and immaculate presentation, crew members are warm and welcoming and provide a real home-from-home feel - there are smiles everywhere on Natural Paradise!

Food is freshly prepared on board and features a great range of dishes, including local specialities and fantastic seafood. The sun deck barbecue and dining table provides some memorable informal dining experiences. Coffee, teas, ice and water are available 24 hours whenever you require and the crew always provide you with welcome snacks on returns from excursions.

Our Comments A wonderful, brand-new, purpose-built vessel that makes for a fantastic Galápagos cruising experience. A range of accommodation means there’s something for everyone, and the luxurious yet informal feel makes for wonderful, intimate communal experiences as well as decadent private time relaxing in your suite. Natural Paradise has raised the bar for new vessels in the area.

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Natural Paradise Galapagos Cruise
Natural Paradise Galapagos Cruise
Natural Paradise Galapagos Cruise

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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?

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Cabins categories on board the Natural Paradise

Upper Deck
Suite

2 Suites located on the upper deck. All suites come with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning. Also with its own private balcony.

Junior Suites
Junior Suite

Cabin #1 located on the main deck (a spacious room with a double bed, sofa, tv, and wide windows), Cabin #8, and #9 located on the upper deck (each room is with 2 single beds and private balcony). All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water, and air-conditioning. Also has a private balcony. Please specify preferred bedding config when booking.

Standard Double
Standard Double

Cabin #2, #3, and #4 are completed with 2 single beds in each cabin, while Cabin #5 is with double bed. Cabin #2 and # are on the main deck, while Cabin #4 and #5 are on the lower deck. All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water, and air-conditioning.

The sailing routes of Natural Paradise

Amenities on board the Natural Paradise

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free of charge)

wifi

Internet / WIFI

meal

All meals throughout the cruise

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

kayak

Kayaks on board

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

children

-20% for children ≤ 12

hotel

1 free night in hotel prior to flight (only if booking flights with us)

wetsuit

Wetsuits

EN guide

English guide

jacuzzi

Sundeck with jacuzzi

Sustainability on board the Natural Paradise

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 Natural Paradise

Category

Luxury Ship

Type

Small Yacht

Main Engines

2x Cummins @ 400 HP

Length

34 m

Gross tonnage

145 Tons

Electricity

110V / 220V

Cruising speed

14 knots

Beam

8 m

Draft

1.4 m

Capacity

16

Food & Drinks on board the Natural Paradise

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 Natural Paradise

Karlheinz & Gabi

5/5

Wir sind mehr als zufrieden Hallo Babett, wir sind nun in Bolivien und geniessen die Ferien. Die Kreuzfahrt war ein super Erlebnis. Die Natural Paradise ist ein sehr schönes Boot und die Besatzung ist sehr entgegenkommend und hilfsbereit. Das Essen, der Service die Unterkunft übertraf unsere Erwartungen. Der Guide war ein Lexikon. Unglaublich was er wusste. Mit ihm war jeder Ausflug ein Erlebnis. Wir fühlten uns zu jedem Zeitpunkt super betreut und gut aufgehoben. Auch die anderen Teilnehmer waren sehr angenehm, es war eine harmonierende Gruppe, was den Aufenthalt und die Unternehmungen noch angenehmer machten. Wir sind rundum zufrieden. Unsere Erwartungen wurden übertroffen. Natürlich hat das herrliche Wetter, die Natur und vor allem die Vielfalt und die Nähe zu den Tieren an Land und im Wasser sein Übriges zu der guten Stimmung beigetragen. Man kann diese Reise besten Gewissens weiterempfehlen. Wir bedanken uns recht herzlich bei Dir für Deine gute Beratung und Unterstützung und wünschen Dir eine schöne Zeit Liebe Grüsse Gabi und Karlheinz


Ron & Cheryl

5/5

Galapagos was Fabulous! Babett - Our Galapagos was fabulous! The yacht Crew, the yacht, everything We experienced were ALL Excellent! So glad we found you and you made our trip happen! Thank you! Best regards, Ron & Cheryl


Scmora

5/5

This trip was out of this world extraordinary! My husband and I went on an 8 day cruise on Natural Paradise. We were the 3rd cruise. Yacht is shiny and new. Staff r all professional, smiley, accommodating and present everywhere. This trip was out of this world extraordinary! No regrets just bring Dramamine. I took a 1/2 a pill every night. Since it's not a ship, u will feel rocking a bit more on this boat. Feedback from: https://goo.gl/fXKm7k


Scmora

5/5

Diese Tour war extraordinär! Mein Mann und ich waren auf der Natural Paradise für die 8-Tages Kreuzfahrt. Das Schiff ist in einem tollen Zustand. Die Besatzung ist professionell und weiß genau was sie tut, sie hatten alle stets ein Lächeln auf dem Gesicht und waren immer und überall präsent. Diese Tour war wirklich extraordinär. Für Passagiere, deren Magen etwas empfindlich ist, empfehle ich die Tabletten aus der Apotheke für die Nacht. Quelle: https://goo.gl/fXKm7k


838krisc

5/5

The trip was excellent and very relaxing Did 8 day route A with my wife in January 2017. Loved the trip. Naturalist, Hernan, was great. Funny guy and very knowledgeable. All the staff/crew on the board were very nice and accommodating, especially Sebastian and Luis. They always had a smile on their face and happy to help you. The itinerary was a bit repetitive but I was already expecting this for the Galapagos. The company doesn't choose your itinerary - the national park does. It is a very protected park and you'll pretty much have the same itinerary with any cruise company in the Galapagos. It is mostly snorkelling and short walks around islands to view wildlife. You're not going to be doing any extreme activities and there is nothing strenuous about the walks or snorkeling. My wife doesn't know how to swim and was able to snorkel every day without a lifejacket during the trip. The wetsuits help you float and wtih the mask on, you don't really need to know how to swim. Doggy paddling can get you around. They will also be keeping a close eye on you from the two panga's and come help you if anything were to come up. We saw a ton of tropical fish, rays, starfish, reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, and a Galapagos penguin while we were snorkeling. Food was great. Always plentiful and a good variety. Nothing fancy but it was good. There were a couple nights where we had barbeques on the sun deck, and there was steak and shrimp. There was always snacks after returning from excursions. Coffee, different varieties of tea, and water was always available 24/7. Hot tub on the sun deck wasn't available 24/7 but was decent for the most part. The water doesn't really get hot enough but this was acceptable given the heat of the sun anyways. The rooms were cleaned and tidied up like several times/day. We had a balcony suite but didn't really end up using it much because we were outdoors so much already - and the sun deck is nice. Shower pressure was alright and there seemed to be enough hot water most of the time. At night, you can see a ton of stars so make sure to go on the sun deck at least one night. Our fellow travel shipmates were all great and that's also a very important factor of what will make the trip memorable. Of course this is just luck of the draw but we happened to be lucky. Overall, the trip was excellent and very relaxing. My wife & I are relatively active people and usually dont like cruises. We usually go backpacking and plan out our own itineraries but you can't really do that in the Galapagos. In my opinion, this cruise was a perfect combination of light activities, sightseeing/photography and relaxation. There's not going to be any adrenaline situations here but we still enjoyed it. Feel free to message me if you have any questions! Feedback from: https://goo.gl/12ciUJ


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