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Isabela II Galapagos Cruise

Southeastern Galápagos

7 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Isabela II

From USD 4,750

Southeastern Galápagos

7 Days, Max. 40 passengers

13 Reviews

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A 7-day Expedition Cruise

13 Reviews

First Class Ship
The Trip Highlights

Two of world's best diving spots: Darwin & Wolf

Hundreds of hammerheads at Darwin's Arch

Majestic whale sharks at Wolf Island

Sunfish, Mantas, Turtles sighted regularly

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

One of the most experienced Galápagos crews

Big ship features, but with intimate feel

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 Isabela II! 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. 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 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 ship: Isabela II

  • Superb amenities like internet, gym, boutique and library;
  • Only 40 guests maximum means you still enjoy an intimate experience;
  • Al fresco dining and superb sundeck with jacuzzi;
  • One of the most experienced crews in the islands.

With only 20 elegant cabins but 3 decks to explore, the luxury yacht Isabela II offers more amenities than smaller boats in the fleet yet retains an intimate and personal feel. Guests on board Isabela enjoy service from one of the most consistent crews in the islands - many of her 26 have been with her for years. This means amazing attention to detail and … Read more about Isabela II

Amenities

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

gym

Gym on board

fish

Glass Bottom Boat

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free of charge)

FR guide

French guide possible

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

scuba diving

Scuba outing possible

kayak

Kayaks on board

meal

All meals

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

children corner

Children's corner with activities

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

DE guide

German guide possible

triple

Triple cabins

EN guide

English guide

wifi

Internet/Wifi

children

-25% for children ≤ 12

jacuzzi

Sundeck with jacuzzi

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.

Isabela II Galapagos Cruise
San Cristóbal
Española

Reviews

Lisa Daschofsky

First Class Ship

Einmalig! Es war Einmalig! Besatzung und Guide haben stets ihr Bestes. Eine tolle Zeit. Quelle: https://goo.gl/McedHj

Lisa Daschofsky

First Class Ship

Amazing! Amazing experience! Staff is great, naturalists are wonderful. Went with Tauck. Lovely time. Feedback from: https://goo.gl/McedHj

George Schaefer

First Class Ship

Eine tolle Reise Wir hatten eine ganz tolle Reise auf der Isabella II und empfehlen das an zukünftige Passagiere weiter. Quelle: https://goo.gl/LsCTUz

George Schaefer

First Class Ship

Amazing trip! We had an amazing trip on the Isabela ll and would highly recommend this trip Feedback from: https://goo.gl/LsCTUz

CruiseCritic

First Class Ship

CruiseCritic Review of the Isabella II 40-passenger Isabella II is an expedition yacht offering year-round cruises in the Galapagos Islands. The former supply ship was built in 1979 and reconstructed for Metropolitan Touring in 1988. Like its sisters, the ship is regularly refreshed; the most recent dry-dock occurred in September 2012. Here's what you can expect aboard Isabella II Galapagos cruise: Cruise fare: what's included. The cost of the cruise includes excursions (island treks, snorkeling, kayaking, etc.), all meals and snacks, lectures and snorkeling equipment (masks, fins, snorkel). Three-millimeter "shortie" wetsuits, which are recommended during the June/July to December cool season, can be rented onboard. Wi-Fi, which is available in Isabella II's lounge and small library, and sodas/adult beverages are also extra. Expedition essentials. Passengers cruise with one expedition leader and two naturalist guides. Other expedition accouterments found on Isabella II include sit-on-top sea kayaks, a glass-bottom boat, and three "pangas," the omnipresent water taxis that facilitate ship-to-shore transportation in the Galapagos. A doctor is also stationed permanently onboard should passengers run into any minor issues with the equatorial sun, wasps or seasickness. Cabins. Isabella II features 18 139-square-foot inside cabins (Classic), one 128-square-foot inside cabin (Standard) and one 170-square-foot Master Suite Cabin with picture window. (These snug accommodations are par for the course in expedition cruising.) There is some variation in cabin configuration; the Classic cabins feature either fixed twin(ish) beds that run parallel or fixed twin(ish) and singles that form an "L." The one Standard features a twin-sized bed, and the Master Suite has a queen. Cabins amenities include hair dryers, telephones, safes and 110-volt, U.S.-style outlets. Dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served open seating at designated times in Isabella II's dining room. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style while dinner is served course-by-course. The occasional meal is also served alfresco on a top-ship (covered) secondary venue. Post-excursion snacks (juice and pigs 'n blankets, say) are offered daily. Public spaces. The social hub of the yacht is the comb bar-lecture room, which is used for evening briefings, video presentations and as a destination before-and-after dinner drinks. An adjacent mini-library houses a pair of Web-ready computers and a collection of books about South America, the Galapagos and wildlife. (Wi-Fi is available in the library and bar/lecture room.) Isabella II's lobby features a small boutique selling logo hats, shirts and jackets, as well as a variety of travel essentials for forgetful passengers (sun block, aloe, sunglasses). An exercise room contains a bike, elliptical and treadmill. The yacht's sun deck features a smattering of wicker loungers and a jacuzzi with room to comfortably accommodate six passengers.


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