Sea Star Journey Galápagos Cruise
Experience the Galápagos Islands in Luxury and Comfort!
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Sea Star Journey
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Kayaks on board
Single travellers can share cabin
-20% for children ≤ 12
- Fantastic sun deck with 2 pools
- Sea Star Suite is simply stunning
- Perfect mix of luxury and relaxed comfort
- Great choices of themed itineraries
Designed and built in Ecuador in 2011, the Sea Star Journey is the perfect blend of contemporary design and luxurious accommodation, making your Galápagos cruise even more special. The operators have cleverly designed three distinct itineraries that each have a different flavor, and allow a different aspect of Galápagos to be explored. You also have the option to combine them to extend your trip and see even more. Just speak to one of our Galápagos experts to tailor this cruise to your exact requirements.
Luxurious Surroundings While you cruise between the stunning islands of the archipelago, the Sea Star Journey will provide you with a superb luxury experience. The yacht only sleeps a maximum of 16 passengers - this means you will enjoy unrivaled levels of personal service and comfort.
There are a range of suites on board to meet your needs, including twin and double bed accommodation. The Upper Deck twin suits offer the option of being connected, making these the perfect option for families or those travelling as a group.
All Sea Star Journey suites have independent air conditioning, flat screen TV and DVD player, stunning private bathrooms with quality biodegradable cosmetics, and panoramic windows that bring the sights of the Galápagos right into your room.
For the ultimate trip-of-a-lifetime experience, why not treat yourself to the Sea Star Suite on the upper deck? This suite has been designed to feel like you have your very own apartment on Galápagos! As well as a full king size bed the suite features a sumptuous lounge area and the biggest panoramic windows on board.
Space to relax Although furnished in the highest boutique luxury style, the Sea Star Journey is a relaxed yacht. The cozy dining room is where you will be served a range of stunning international and Ecuadorian dishes designed by our experienced chef.
There is a well-stocked bar with soft drinks, juices, beer, wine, premium liquors, and cocktails. Complimentary coffee, tea and bottled water are always available 24/7.
Soak up the Sun The wonderful sun deck features plenty of shade to stay cool when the equatorial sun is too strong, and has plenty of sunbathing areas for those looking to soak it up! There are two Jacuzzi pools, one under a cover and one in the sun, so there's no need to miss out whatever your preference is. The whole area has been carefully designed to provide a mix of sociable space and areas of privacy.
Our comments Sea Star Journey is one of our favorite yachts. A Sea Star cruise offers a superb mix of high end luxury and yet a fantastic friendly and welcoming ambiance. The sun deck is amazing - one of the biggest among this class of yacht - and it's wonderful to have two pools - one for sun lovers, and one for those who prefer the shade. We also love the way they have designed their itineraries to allow you to choose which "flavor" best suits your ideal Galápagos adventure. And if you are planning a very special celebration or a honeymoon? Do see if the Sea Star Suite is available - it's worth it!
Pictures and Deckplans of Sea Star Journey
Dates & Prices on board the Sea Star Journey
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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 Sea Star Journey
Sea Star Suite
The Sea Star Suite is located on the Upper Deck. This cabin is like having your own apartment on the Galapagos Islands with a King size bed. Some of the cabins features are a large and panoramic view windows, a large sitting area with desk, a comfortable sofa bed for triple accommodation, perfect for children, and its private bathroom.
Galapagos Suite (main deck)
2 twin suites and 2 matrimonial suites on the main deck. These suites now offer a balcony for guests to enjoy the Galapagos landscape in their room privacy, and all the suites are equipped with panoramic windows, private bathroom, hot/cold water, air conditioning with independent controls, and safe box.
Galapagos Suite (Upper Deck)
All the suites are equipped with panoramic windows to enjoy the landscapes of the islands, private bathroom, hot/cold water, air conditioning with independent controls, and safe box.
The sailing routes of Sea Star Journey
Amenities on board the Sea Star Journey
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
All meals throughout the cruise
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Kayaks on board
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Single travellers can share cabin
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
German guide possible
-20% for children ≤ 12
Sundeck with jacuzzi
Sustainability on board the Sea Star Journey
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 Sea Star Journey
Food & Drinks on board the Sea Star Journey
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 Sea Star Journey
I cannot say enough to praise the amazing wildlife experience We visited Galapagos the first time in 2013 with my wife, we stayed at the Sol y Mar and did a hotel based program which was really nice, yet we felt we had missed out on the more remote islands like Fernandina and Isabela. The big issue was that we get seasick, yet we fell in love with the Islands and had to return. We contacted the same travel agent and they booked us on the Sea Star. This time we were joined by my son and his wife. We just got back, we did a 6 day cruise from March 2 - 7th visiting the Western side of Isabela, Fernandina and Santiago islands. We had a wonderful time, the planning from our agent was excellent, this time of year the ocean is a bit calmer so it was perhaps the only window we could have and enjoy the western side of Galapagos which is known to be choppier. Another plus of this time of the year was the warmer water for snorkeling, for us it is a big deal, we live in Florida and are spoilt for warm seas. I cannot say enough to praise the amazing wildlife experience, we got to spot everything from orcas to penguins. Swimming alongside both was exciting and really an unexpected adventure. Having our guide in the water with us while we had our surprise encounter with an orca was a small reassurance as well being close to the zodiac to climb out as a precaution. The amount of marine iguanas, sea lions, blue footed boobies was much larger than at visitor sites closer to Santa Cruz. We also enjoyed seeing the flightless cormorant and learning about its evolution process. The difference from staying at a hotel was large, the cruising experience allows for more time efficiency as we did not have to transfer across an island and then navigate back and forth to a visitor site. By cruising we experienced at least 5 hours per day of time exploring the premier wildlife locations of the island vs 5 to 6 hours transfering back and forth from the hotel and then 2 hours of exploring a location and having to cut it short in order to get back. The downside was that we did get seasick, yet in the end with the help of pills we overcame it, it was the price we paid in order to have the superior experience that is cruising around the islands. In regards to our yacht the Sea Star, it was very comfortable, well kept and met our expectations. Cabins were much larger than we expected on a boat. The captain was nice to hold back navigations until meals were finished and tried his best at anchoring inside calm bays to avoid movement, this was the advantage of being on a smaller yacht. The food was really good, we loved learning how to prepare ceviche Ecuador style and appreciated the good amount of food, at first we were worried it might be too gourmet, yet in the end the portions were large and having the buffet for lunch allowed for seconds. All in all I would recommend using the Sea Star, just note that it is also known as Domenica, at first we thought it was the wrong boat but once we walked around it matched the pictures and specifications. I hope this information helps, we had a memorable holiday. Review from: https://goo.gl/GEi7jE
5 STAR Vacation!! HI.. We just got back from a five day Galapogas tour on the Sea Star Journey yacht and it was 5 stars!!! The staff was wonderful, our guide was incredible and the accommodations and food were fabulous.. The yacht has 8 cabins so the experience is intimate and personalized. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we plan on returning next year for the 6 day voyage. Review from: https://goo.gl/DBbwxt
To my knowledge the best yacht in the Galapagos I had the pleasure of the 5 day / 4 night itinerary on the Sea Star Journey and it was incredible - 10/10 on all counts - service, food, excursions, knowledgeable guide. I cannot fault anything it was the experience of a lifetime. I am a travel consultant specialising in Latin America and this is the best 16 passenger luxury yacht in the Galapagos to my knowledge. Review from: https://goo.gl/DBbwxt
You won't regret it I just returned from this yacht last week. Believe me, it worth it! The yacht is in very good shape, it has great facilities on board. The cabins are like it is shown on the website, and very spacious. I was surprised by it. Also, it was very clean, and they always make very nice figures with the towels, and at night they make your bed, just to jump on the bed. The food was really nice. It has a great variety of dishes. Always two types of meat, and most of the time one was fish or seafood. I love it! I has the opportunity to kayaking in a single one, but they have enough kayaks for all the guests, I snorkeled and the equipment was good, and I hiked the hills. I did the itinerary C, which visited the Isabela Island, and has a lot of amazing landscapes. Hope you decide this boat, and you will see that you won´t regreat it. Review from: https://goo.gl/GEi7jE
Uma viagem para lembrar a vida toda! Esteve no Sea Star Journey nas Galapagos em janeiro de 2016 com a minha familia, me ofereceram como primeira classe mas quando a gente chegou o iate era muito mais luxuoso. A tripulacao foi mais que prestativa e a comida saborosa. Uma viagem para lembrar a vida toda!!!, agora tenho a certeza de que a nossa escolha de este barco foi a melhor eleicao. A unica coisa que esteve mal, foi nao ter ficado mais tempo :) Review from: https://goo.gl/DBbwxt