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Beluga Galapagos Cruise

Fernandina Route

8 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Beluga

From USD 4,608

Fernandina Route

8 Days, Max. 16 passengers

3 Reviews

First Class Ship

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A 8-day Expedition Cruise

3 Reviews

First Class Ship
The Trip Highlights

The best snorkeling in Galapagos: Vicente Rock Point

Thousands of Marine Iguanas at Espinosa Point

Scientific insights at C. Darwin Research Station

Flamingos and Pahoehoe lava at Moreno Point

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

Traditional yacht with great sundeck

Triple berth family cabin

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 Beluga! 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. 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 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: Beluga

Beluga is the epitome of the classic motor yacht. Her traditional lines give her stunning good looks, and yet she has been fitted with the best of modern equipment and convenience, including fin keels for additional stability and passenger comfort - perfect as a Galápagos cruise yacht. With a maximum of 16 guests at any one time, you are assured of the highest levels of service and attention, as her experienced crew look after your every need. As befits a vessel that takes you through a protected national park that's home to unique wildlife, Beluga has been awarded with the coveted SmartPlanet … Read more about Beluga

Amenities

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free of charge)

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

children

-50% for children ≤ 12

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

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.

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Reviews

Travel_Monger53, Ontario

First Class Ship

It was wonderful We took the SE itinerary including Genovesa in July, and it was wonderful. The yacht is beautiful; sleek and fast with lovely wood in the public areas, and the crew is outstanding. We used the flippers and wetsuits provided by the ship, but we had snorkel masks made to our eyeglasses prescription. We may well never use them again, since we've only been snorkeling a few times in our lives, but it is absolutely worth the price even if you use them only for your Galapagos trip. The Galapagos is the single most expensive holiday we've ever taken, but it is worth every penny. And that goes especially for the Beluga. Feedback from: https://goo.gl/E93tNs

BibisMom0218, New York

First Class Ship

We were pleasantly surprised We just spent a week on the Beluga visiting the Tower itinerary (Genovesa, Espanola, Sombrero Chino and Santiago are not to be missed) and we were very pleasantly surprised and pleased by the whole experience. We are not the type to go on cruises and have rarely travelled as part of an organized group, but that is really the only way you can see the Galapagos. Juan Tapia, our naturalist guide, was amazing and we learned so much from him. He speaks excellent English, is very experienced and knowledgeable about the islands (an expert birder on our trip confirmed that he made not one mistake in his identifications), and has an enthusiastic, but low key personality that is perfect for his line of work. In fact, the whole crew was lovely and worked with professionalism and pride to make our time in the Galapagos enjoyable. The Beluga is not a luxury ship, but the boat is extremely clean and comfortable, including the cabins and bathrooms (great porthole in our shower so you can bathe and look out at the sea), and the open deck was a lovely place to relax as we travelled from island to island. The food was prepared with care and was quite hearty, at times even excellent, though of course no one goes to the Galapagos for the cuisine. I would definitely recommend the Beluga if your focus is on experiencing nature without leaving all of the creature comforts of home. Feedback from: https://goo.gl/E93tNs

Alan J., USA

First Class Ship

Beluga Review My wife Sally and I did the Western itinerary from the 1st to the 7th May. I wont go into much detail about the wildlife as its covered very well in this forum but its safe to say it was everything and more than we had hoped for. The Beluga carries 16 people in 8 cabins. Everyone on our trip seemed pleased with their cabin. The toilet and shower were large enough and there was shower gel and shampoo in dispensers that were regularly refilled. Breakfast was 7 o'clock every morning and we were on our first trip of the day at 8. It generally lasted a couple of hours and we then went snorkeling for an hour before lunch was served at 12. We had a couple of hours to relax before we went on our next trip or snorkel which generally took us up till 6ish. Afft every excursion we returned to fruit juice and nibbles. Dinner was served at 7 and we normally had the briefing about our plans for the next day just before or after dinner. The food was always delicious with fruit, cereal, eggs, cheeses and toast for breakfast. Lunch was soup followed by a course of fish or meat with vegetables, salad and a dessert. The evening meal was as filling as the lunch and no one had a bad word to say about anything we were served. All juices, water, tea coffee were included. The crew were absolutely first class in everything they did. They were very professional in the way they went about their jobs and were always smiling and willing to go the extra mile to ensure we had the best opportunity to see the best of the wildlife. We read a lot of reviews on a lot of boats but could not have been happier with our choice. Everyone of our group said they would use the Beluga again and if we are fortunate to return to do the eastern itinerary this would be the first boat we would look at. It was as close to perfect as it possibly could be. It also helped having a great group and this comes from having only 16 people to share our experience with and i would recommend trying a smaller boat. We saw a couple of the larger ships and im not sure you can get the same feeling as you get with a small boat. Feedback from: https://goo.gl/E93tNs


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