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Galaxy I Galapagos Cruise

Eastern Galápagos Cruise

5 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Galaxy I

From USD 2,460

Eastern Galápagos Cruise

5 Days, Max. 16 passengers

11 Reviews

First Class Ship

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A 5-day Expedition Cruise

11 Reviews

First Class Ship
The Trip Highlights

Incredible snorkeling at Devil's Crown

Scientific insights at C. Darwin Research Station

Gardner Bay: Pristine, white sand beaches

Playful Sea Lions in South Plaza

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

Single cabins for solo travelers

Stunning views from the sundeck

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 Galaxy I! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: On Española, the oldest and arguably the greenest of the Galápagos Islands, incredible hikes await. You will get to see many endemic species, including the Española Mocking Bird, the Española Lava Lizard, and, hopefully, the famous Waved Albatross. 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 San Cristóbal, you will be able to snorkel in crystal clear waters, relax with sea lions on pristine white sand beaches and learn more about the evolution of giant tortoises. 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 visit to Santa Fe will involve a beautiful short hike, during which you can observe Galápagos Hawks, Darwin's Finches, Galápagos Mockingbirds. and Galápagos Sea Lions. A walk across South Plaza is one of the best visitor experiences in the Galápagos thanks to the large number of species living in such a small area.

Your ship: Galaxy

This traditional, single-hull motor yacht has been beautifully designed to offer the most relaxing cruise experience in first class surroundings. Built in 2007, Galaxy has modern features and fittings with a sumptuous hand-crafted decor with a traditional flavour. Although capable of carrying 19 passengers, we choose to limit numbers to 16 – keeping your journey aboard Galaxy more intimate and personal than a larger vessel can provide.

Galaxy’s 7 staterooms and 2 single cabins provide light and airy accommodation, all with ocean views and private en suite bathrooms. Tasteful neutral decor cre … Read more about Galaxy

Amenities

children

-10% for children ≤ 11

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free of charge)

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

kayak

Kayaks on board

meal

All meals

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

triple

Triple cabins

wetsuit

Wetsuits

EN guide

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.

Galaxy I Galapagos Cruise
San Cristóbal
Española

Reviews

timb64

First Class Ship

Excellent cruise ship with great itinerary This is a review of a five day Western Islands cruise with the Galaxy I, I took in May.The boat was almost at full occupancy(15/16) THE BOAT The Galaxy is extremely comfortable and well maintained,We had an upper deck cabin which was spacious (compared to the dive boats we usually use)had twin beds (which we only found out on the last morning could have been configured as a double)and a reasonably sized shower/wc(again by dive boat standards). Common areas are also spacious and well furnished with a large bar/lounge/restaurant,part covered sun deck and other part covered seating areas. With the exception of safety equipment(see below) the boat is quite well equipped with two Pangas,sufficient wet suits etc,points for recharging cameras etc THE BOAT CREW Efficient friendly and helpful with particular mention to Angel who ran the bar/restaurant. THE ITINERARY Obviously the reason for taking a Galapagos cruise is to see wildlife and scenery not accessible from day boats.Our trip departed Puerta Ayora and sailed south-west round Isabella stopping at Concha Perla Lagoon,Elizabeth Bay,Urbina Bay,Punta Espinoza on Fernandina which was the highlight of the trip,Tagus Cove on Isabella,Santiago including Puerto Egas,Espumilla Beach and Bucanero Bay,on the last morning before the drop off at Baltra Airport we visited Black Turtle Bay on Santa Cruz. This itinerary was a good mix of boat trips ,snorkelling and land trips.We felt we had seen everything we had hoped for including snorkelling with sea lions and a penguin!

suoma

First Class Ship

Wir denken ernsthaft darüber nach, mit den Enkelkindern wiederzukommen Mein Mann und ich kommen gerade von einer 15 tages Kreuzfahrt auf der Galaxy I. Janeth unser Guide war hervorragend ausgebildet und verfügte über fundiertes Wissen über Evolution und Tiere. Jeden Tag wurde gewandert und geschnorchelt. Wir schwammen mit Seelöwen, Schildkröten, Weißspitzenhaien und tausenden von Fischen. Nach jedem Ausflug gabe es Snacks und Getränke. Das Essen war abwechslungsreich und schmeckte uns sehr. Wir denken ernsthaft drüber nach mit unseren Enkelkindern zurückzukommen und noch eine Kreuzfahrt auf der Galaxy zu machen. Quelle: https://goo.gl/PFxauF

Washout - Highlands Ranch, US

First Class Ship

Wonderful stay on a beautiful yacht We recently went on an 8 day cruise of the Galapagos on the Galaxy yacht and thought I'd leave a note for those looking for a ship. It was a wonderful stay on a beautiful yacht. There were six of us on the 16 person yacht. It was in very good shape, well maintained with air conditioning in our rooms. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were pretty nice with plenty of power outlets everywhere. There is a TV and DVD player in the main room but it doesn't play region 1 discs (north america) and all of their movies are in Spanish. The food was interesting. It was very well prepared and very tasty but the portions were small and it was obvious that they always used the cheapest ingredients such as chicken legs as the entree. That is the biggest thing I'd change. The zodiacs were nice and the crew was very friendly though the rooms were only cleaned once a day. Our guide, Juan Carlos was great too. It did get thrown around a bit on some of the choppier nights but I think any ship this size would have. It was nice to basically have our run of things and I'm glad we did this over one of the larger ships. I would certainly recommend this ship for anyone thinking of a Galapagos cruise!

DoobyUK

First Class Ship

Die Zeit auf dem Schiff war phänomenal Frisch von unseren Flitterwochen zurückgekehrt will ich auf jeden Fall gesagt haben, dass die Galaxy I absolut fantastisch war. Janet war wunderbar und lehrte uns viel. Die Crew war toll und das Essen ebenso. Wenn Sie ein kleines. gemütliches Schiff für Ihre Galapagos Reise suchen, empfehle ich gern die Galaxy. Quelle: https://goo.gl/PFxauF

Martin_Doc

First Class Ship

very impressed by the ship and crew We have just come back from an 8 night trip on the Galaxy. My wife and I, and all other passengers, were very impressed by the ship and crew and both exceeded our expectations. We chose a downstairs cabin as an accompanying friend suffered from sea sickness, lower cabins are supposed to have less roll, but we were all fine. The itinerary was good and varied. We tended to have a shore visit and snorkeling each morning and afternoon, occasionally we would have a dinghy excursion. All of these experiences, with Roberto our excellent guide, were superb - you can get really close to the wildlife. We took lots of photos and videos. Not all shore landings are straightforward and some required getting off the dinghy into shallow water in breaking waves. The crew were on hand to help. Meals onboard were very good and the chef catered for vegetarians and pescetarians. We had varied breakfasts and three-course lunches and dinners. The crew were on hand to help with excursions and man the dinghies. They provided an exceptional level of service throughout and are great ambassadors for their company and their country. We are really pleased that we visited the galapagos on the Galaxy and would recommend it to others. Feedback from: https://goo.gl/GHmGm8


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