Western Charter Route
8 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Stella Maris
8 DAY GALÁPAGOS CRUISE
The Trip Highlights
Thousands of Marine Iguanas at Espinosa Point
Scientific insights at C. Darwin Research Station
Green Turtles nesting at Espumilla Beach
Mars-like landscapes at Rábida
Galapatours 'Plus' Experience
24 hour food and drink service
The best food on the islands
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 Stella Maris! 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. 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. During your time spent on Rábida, you will have the opportunity to watch wild Flamingos and walk on a blood-red sandy beach. 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. On Santiago, an island formerly inhabited by pirates, you will be able to enjoy hikes and dinghy rides.
Your ship: Stella Maris
- Exclusive and intimate (only 14 passengers max);
- 24 hour food and drink service;
- Wonderful gastronomic experience - this vessel’s speciality;
- Open sun deck with hot tub for amazing star gazing.
Exclusive Luxury Charter Stella Maris is a stunning motor yacht that would not look out of place in the harbor at Monaco or Cannes. Fully refitted in 2014, this is without doubt THE most glamorous vessel in the Galápagos Islands. Unlike most yachts of this class for charter, Stella Maris only accepts a maximum of 14 passengers, giving you a more intimate and exclusive experience. Her crew … Read more about Stella Maris
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free)
Internet / WIFI
All meals throughout the cruise
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Kayaks on board
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Standup paddle boards
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
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.