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La Pinta Galapagos Cruise

North, Northwest & Floreana

11 Days Galápagos cruise on board the La Pinta

From USD 12,297

North, Northwest & Floreana

11 Days, Max. 48 passengers

15 Reviews


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A 11-day Expedition Cruise

15 Reviews

The Trip Highlights

Snorkel with Hammerheads at Darwin Bay

The best snorkeling in Galapagos: Vicente Rock Point

Thousands of Marine Iguanas at Espinosa Point

Scientific insights at C. Darwin Research Station

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

3:2 guest-to-crew ratio

24/7 medical officer

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 La Pinta! 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. On North Seymour, an incredible hike and snorkeling session awaits you. This island is the archipelago condensed into very little space, and you'll be able to see almost all the iconic Galápagos species in just a few hours. During your time spent on Rábida, you will have the opportunity to watch wild Flamingos and walk on a blood-red sandy beach. 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. On Santiago, an island formerly inhabited by pirates, you will be able to enjoy hikes and dinghy rides.

Your ship: La Pinta

  • 3:2 guest-to-crew ratio means exemplary service;
  • Glass-bottomed boat, amazing for children, non-swimmers;
  • Larger boat offers more facilities, yet preserves exclusive feel;
  • Complimentary 24/7 medical officer, wifi, fitness centre.

Following a major reconstruction and refit in 2007, motor yacht La Pinta has became one of the most sought-after cruising vessels in the Galápagos. What sets her apart is her size: at over 209 feet long she is able to accommodate some of the largest and most prestigious cabins available in the Galápagos. Service on board is exceptional, with a crew of 2 … Read more about La Pinta



Transfers to and from ship


Gym on board


Glass Bottom Boat


Snorkel gear (free of charge)

FR guide

French guide possible


100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

scuba diving

Scuba outing possible


Kayaks on board

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

connected cabins

Interconnecting cabins


Standup paddle boards


Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

DE guide

German guide possible


-20% for children ≤ 12


Triple cabins



EN guide

English guide


Sundeck with jacuzzi




All meals

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.

La Pinta Galapagos Cruise


Annie & Sean

La Pinta Galapagos Cruise


We loved this trip! We absolutely LOVED our trip. The crew and staff on the yacht were amazing, knowledgeable, and a lot of fun. The other passengers were equally interesting and made the trip such a great experience for all of us. Thank you for your help in coordinating this trip. We saw EVERYTHING imaginable! Annie and Sean


La Pinta Galapagos Cruise


Wonderful cruise We were very grateful to Thomas for organising our Galapagos cruise on La Pinta at very late notice. We had a super cruise, the boat, food and staff were all excellent. We were very impressed with Galapatours!


La Pinta Galapagos Cruise


Highly recommended. Everything we'd expected and more. We found the ship to be an ideal size 24 rooms each with a large window, 48 passengers and a total of 32 ish crew (including crew members and naturalists). The food was very good, the staff accommodating, the naturalists ranged from passionate to capable. Safety - of the passengers and the wildlife - seemed of the utmost concern to every member of the team. Excursions were many and varied and we recommend you take as many as you are able. Initially, we'd had some reservations about the level of activity that would be required of us. The spirit of adventure captured and transformed us into hiking, snorkeling, kayaking Grandma and Grandpa to no ill effect. There was one daily event that was awkwardly timed: Regrettably, the educational talk given in the bar area at the top of the gently rocking ship came after a physically active morning and a full meal at lunch. Even those eager for the information often lapsed. We did not take our grand-kids - Feedback from:


La Pinta Galapagos Cruise


We had the most amazing trip on Yacht La Pinta in February 2017 We had the most amazing trip on Yacht La Pinta in February 2017. To say it was spectacular was an understatement, Galapagos was everything we expected and Yacht La Pinta was absolutely the perfect way to experience it. When we arrived on board the expedition leader told us this was not a cruise but an "expedition" and he was right! To our great pleasure the activities were endless - we kept busy from our 7am wakeup call right through to our 7pm de-briefing every night. We were in the water snorkelling nearly every day, sometimes twice a day! We snorkelled with a wide range of animals, from turtles and sealions to penguins, flightless cormorants, sea iguanas and even hammerhead sharks. The yacht is small, only 24 cabins which is a nice number to get to know your fellow travellers. The food was superb, set menu with options some nights and delicious buffet on other nights. The guides were excellent, friendly passionate and knowledgeable. We booked two consecutive cruises together, 4 day Northern followed directly by the 6 day Western itinerary. A special thanks to Grace for looking after us so well in the transition between cruises. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Yacht La Pinta and crew for a memorable experience of Galapagos Feedback from:

Andrey Shalygin (Canada)

La Pinta Galapagos Cruise


An absolute dream vacation Thank you for the unforgettable experience during the cruise. I have learned and seen so many new things I never expected. This was a dream vacation. I truly appreciate everything you’ve done for us!

Andrey Shalygin (Canada)

La Pinta Galapagos Cruise


Ein absoluter Traumurlaub Danke für diese unvergessliche Erfahrung auf dieser Kreuzfahrt. Ich habe so viele neue Dinge gesehen und so vieles gelernt, damit hätte ich nicht gerechnet. Das war ein absoluter Traumurlaub. Vielen Dank für all die Mühe.

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