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Samba Galapagos Cruise

Northwest Galápagos Cruise

8 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Samba

Northwest Galápagos Cruise
8 DAYS, 1-14 PASSENGERS
Mid Range Ship

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8 DAY GALÁPAGOS CRUISE

Mid Range Ship
The Trip Highlights

Snorkel with Hammerheads at Darwin Bay

The best snorkeling in Galapagos: Vicente Rock Point

Thousands of Marine Iguanas at Espinosa Point

A bird lover's paradise: Hiking on Genovesa

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

For us, the best guides

Very active itineraries

English-speaking guide for all activities

Lectures in the evening

Get to know the highlights of Galápagos with this Naturalist cruise on board the beautiful Samba! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: Fernandina, the youngest island, will blow your mind with its rugged lava landscapes. The youngest island in the archipelago, it is still being formed by volcanic eruptions and makes for a wonderful, otherworldly contrast to the other islands. During our visit to Floreana, you will have the opportunity for some great dinghy rides, extensive snorkeling, and learning more about the fascinating human history of the Galápagos. On Genovesa, breathtaking dinghy rides, stunning views and close encounters with the most iconic birds of the Archipelago await you. Blue-footed Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and many more species can be seen here. Isabela, the biggest of all islands in the Galápagos, offers you fantastic hikes, views and arguably some of the best snorkeling spots in the Archipelago. A real highlight of this trip is your visit to the island of Marchena. There are very few ships in Galápagos that have permission to visit this island and, other than scientists, hardly anyone ever gets to experience this island! During your time on Santa Cruz, you will have the chance to observe the famous Galápagos Giant Tortoises in the wild and learn more about the preservation and scientific study of these amazing animals.

Your ship: Samba

  • Lots and lots of land and sea excursions, perfect for active adventurers;
  • Family-owned for over 30 years;
  • Environmentally responsible vessel;
  • Local crew, local guides, local produce;
  • Only 14 guests on board.

This family-owned Dutch-built motor sailer offers, in our opinion, the best excursion and activities itinerary in the Galápagos. If you are into snorkelling, book a trip on the Samba because you'll get to jump into the sea at least 3 times every day. Captain Jose is in charge, and chef Ángel will keep you very well fed. All while operating as environmentally responsibly as … Read more about Samba

Amenities

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Transfers to and from ship
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-30% for children ≤ 13
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Snorkel gear (free)
Meals
All meals throughout the cruise
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100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
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Kayaks on board
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Air conditioning & private bathroom
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Standup paddle boards
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Single travellers can share cabin
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Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
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Wetsuits
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English guide

Food & Drinks

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.

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