Yolita II Galápagos Cruise+Flights
A beautiful yacht, purpose-built for Galápagos
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Yolita II
- National flights + Hotels before cruise included;
- Purpose-built for Galápagos;
- Great choice of itineraries;
Yolita II was built only 10 years ago, and was purpose-built to cruise Galápagos. This means that she offers really good value, with larger accommodation than similar ships in her class, and lovely communal spaces. A great choice of naturalist itineraries makes a trip on Yolita II a great way to see the natural wonders of the Galápagos.
Spacious cabins Yolita enjoys some really spacious cabins, with twin or double beds. Large windows flood the rooms with light, and the pale wood finishes and neutral fabrics give a sense of airiness. Each cabin has individual air conditioning and 110V power for charging your devices, and all enjoy a private bathroom with hot showers and a clean, crisp design.
If you are prone to motion sickness then you may prefer to choose a cabin on the lower deck for your Yolita cruise. This is because the ship’s motion is likely to be less pronounced on the lower decks, should you encounter some Galápagos swells. If you prefer an upper deck cabin of your cruise then you’ll find Yolita’s have large windows that offer stunning views over the sea and the islands.
Relaxing communal areas The light, natural decor is continued into Yolita’s cosy communal areas. Her lounge is very spacious, with gorgeous large L-shaped leather couches to relax on. There’s also a library and a selection of board games, as well as a big screen TV and DVD player. This is a perfect place to swap stories each evening about your Yolita Galápagos cruise experience.
The adjacent dining area is laid out with circular tables next to the panoramic windows - making this a wonderful place to eat with your like-minded fellow guests, enjoying splendid food from the galley. The chef cooks a great range of local specialities and international cuisine, usually served buffet style as part of the relaxed Yolita experience. This is also where you’ll find the well-stocked bar from which you can purchase a range of local and imported beers, wines and spirits.
Outside, Yolita has the luxury of two sun decks. The lower one is fully shaded from the equatorial sun, and is the perfect place to enjoy a post-excursion snack and drink. The upper deck is fully open to the sky and features comfortable recliners - perfect for sun worshippers, and later on for star gazers. Taking in the stunning equatorial night sky is something everyone should do on a Galápagos cruise.
Amazing wildlife encounters Yolita has her own expert naturalist guide to really bring your Galápagos cruise experience to life for you. As well as daily briefings in the comfortable lounge about the geology and nature of the archipelago, your guide accompanies you on every excursion, allowing you to enjoy their huge experience and local knowledge of the islands and the creatures who live there.
Yolita has a range of Galápagos cruise itineraries available, including two different eight day itineraries, a five day, and four day versions. Each will allow you to experience a different side of the Galápagos, and the longer itineraries can even be combined to give you a remarkable 16 day adventure cruise experience.
If you are unsure about which itinerary would be the best for you don’t hesitate to contact one of our Galápagos experts today. They know all the routes intimately so our Galapatours team will be able to advise you on which will give you the perfect cruise you are looking for.
Our comments Yolita is a lovely mid-range ship with a very attentive crew. We really like her clean, fresh decor, and the big lounge is really comfortable - those couches are amazing! It’s also nice to see how big the cabins are compared to other Galápagos cruise ships in this class. You get a lot of bang for your buck with a cruise around the islands on Yolita II.
Dates & Prices on board the Yolita II
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Amenities on board the Yolita II
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Single travellers can share cabin
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
Flights to and from Galapagos
Food & Drinks on board the Yolita II
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.