Beluga Yacht

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Highlights:

Galapagos Islands, Genovesa, Santiago & Santa Cruz Islands (Tortoise Reserve).

From:

US$ 4000

This sturdy and reliable steel-hulled motor yacht, constructed in Hamburg (Germany) in 1968 and renovated in 1986, provides everything you require for a comfortable cruise in the Galapagos IslandsThe 16-passenger Beluga motor yacht (M/Y) is ideal for couples or small groups who want to cruise in a small motor yacht.   The yacht accommodates its 16 guests in eight (8) beautifully furnished staterooms. Two of her cabins have upper and lower berths, while four have two lower berths, and two are suites – both with a large bed. Each of the cabins on the Beluga motor yacht has its own private bathroom with a shower and hot & cold water.   The ship is fully air-conditioned and has spacious social areas with all the facilities of a first-class motor yacht. Her spacious interior has an eye-catching modern design, panoramic windows in the comfortable lounge, and two separate dining rooms that accommodate eight (8) guests each.   The food on board is delightful – up to and above the standards you would expect from a first-class cruise yacht – and the tour services are friendly and professional. The ship’s 8-member crew (consisting of the captain, a cook, machinist, a barman and four sailors) is complemented by one multilingual naturalist guide who will lead you on daily excursions onto various islands of the Galapagos.   Enjoy your Galapagos holidays on board the Beluga, relaxing on the sundeck or in the shade of the top deck, while you proceed on your regular Galapagos tour cruising between several of the numerous Galapagos Islands.

Tour Name Start Date End Date Spaces Left Price From

Boat Itineraries

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Highlands - Charles Darwin Station

Baltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.



Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.

Charles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.


Day 2 - Sombrero Chino - Rabida Island

Sombrero Chino

Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs.



Rabida Island

Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.


Day 3 - Sierra Negra - Puerto Villamil

Sierra Negra

Isabela Island: Sierra Negra VolcanoOn the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands.



Puerto Villamil

Isabela Island: Puerto VillamilA small peaceful town with a laid back atmosphere and long white-sand, palm-lined beaches.


Day 4 - Moreno Point - Elizabeth Bay

Moreno Point

Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.



Elizabeth Bay

Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath.


Day 5 - Urbina Bay - Tagus Cove

Urbina Bay

Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.



Tagus Cove

Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.


Day 6 - Espinosa Point - Vicente Roca Point

Espinosa Point

Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.



Vicente Roca Point

Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.


Day 7 - Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer Cove - Bartholomew Island

Espumilla Beach

Santiago Island: Espumilla BeachEspumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.



Buccaneer Cove

Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.

Bartholomew Island

Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.


Day 8 - North Seymour Island - Baltra Departure

North Seymour Island

North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - La Galapaguera - El Junco Lagoon

La Galapaguera

San Cristobal Island: La GalapagueraLearn about the giant tortoise breeding programme established by the National Park.



El Junco Lagoon

San Cristobal Island: El Junco LagoonA small crater within a large caldera of a volcano, is the only permanent freshwater lake in the Galapagos.


Day 2 - Gardner Bay - Osborn Islet

Gardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.



Osborn Islet

Española Island: Osborn IsletThis small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.


Day 3 - Cormoran Point - Devils Crown - Post Office Bay

Cormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.

Devils Crown

Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.



Post Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.


Day 4 - Dragon Hill - Sullivan Bay

Dragon Hill

Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds.



Sullivan Bay

Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.


Day 5 - Darwin Bay - Devils Crown

Darwin Bay

Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.



Devils Crown

Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.


Day 6 - Black Turtle Cove - Baltra Departure

Black Turtle Cove

Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.



Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Sierra Negra - Tortoise Breeding Center

Baltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island. - Note: Passengers must transfer to Isabela Island via speed boat ferry or by small plane, ideally the day before. Day 1 activities depend on when the passengers arrive to Isabela

Sierra Negra

Isabela Island: Sierra Negra VolcanoOn the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands.



Tortoise Breeding Center

Isabela Island: Tortoise Breeding StationCreated to protect animals in their first years of life from the threats of foreign species.


Day 2 - Moreno Point - Elizabeth Bay

Moreno Point

Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.



Elizabeth Bay

Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath.


Day 3 - Urbina Bay - Tagus Cove

Urbina Bay

Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.



Tagus Cove

Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.


Day 4 - Espinosa Point - Vicente Roca Point

Espinosa Point

Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.



Vicente Roca Point

Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.


Day 5 - Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer Cove - Bartholomew Island

Espumilla Beach

Santiago Island: Espumilla BeachEspumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.

Buccaneer Cove

Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.



Bartholomew Island

Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.


Day 6 - North Seymour Island - Baltra Departure

North Seymour Island

North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.



Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Highlands - Charles Darwin Station

Baltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.



Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.

Charles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.


Day 2 - South Plaza - Santa Fe Island

South Plaza

South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos.



Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.


Day 3 - Cerro Brujo - La Galapaguera - El Junco Lagoon

Cerro Brujo

San Cristobal Island: Cerro BrujoA beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.



La Galapaguera

San Cristobal Island: La GalapagueraLearn about the giant tortoise breeding programme established by the National Park.

El Junco Lagoon

San Cristobal Island: El Junco LagoonA small crater within a large caldera of a volcano, is the only permanent freshwater lake in the Galapagos.


Day 4 - Gardner Bay - Osborn Islet - Suarez Point

Gardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Osborn Islet

Española Island: Osborn IsletThis small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.



Suarez Point

Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.


Day 5 - Cormoran Point - Devils Crown - Post Office Bay

Cormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.

Devils Crown

Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.



Post Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.


Day 6 - Dragon Hill - Sullivan Bay

Dragon Hill

Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds.



Sullivan Bay

Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.


Day 7 - Darwin Bay - Prince Phillip Steps

Darwin Bay

Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.



Prince Phillip Steps

Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.


Day 8 - Black Turtle Cove - Baltra Departure

Black Turtle Cove

Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.



Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Boat specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Length: 33.5 meters / 110 feet
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Crew and Staff: 9 crew members (captain, cook, 2 engineers, barman, and 4 sailors) and 1 multilingual naturalist guide. All crew members and guide are fully trained and certified
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Mechanical Equipment: Twin Scania Diesel Electronic 450 HP each, 3 Perkins generators for 110v and 220v, 2 reverse osmosis watermakers, autopilot system, sewage treatment plant
  • Safety Equipment: VHF and DSC & HF DSC radios. DPIRB, SART, satellite tracking device, 2 GPS’s, 2 radars, depth sounder, flares, basic first aid kits, 2 tenders with outboards, fin keels for extra stability, flotation rings, life rafts with surplus capacity for all passengers and crew
  • Green: Smart Voyager Certification
  • Decks: 3 decks

Accommodations:

  • Capacity: 16 passengers in 8 double cabins
  • Cabins: 8 double cabins, each with its own private bathroom and hot/cold shower; safety deposit box
  • Features: 1 cabin has twin beds with an extra bunk bed for a child; 3 cabins have twin beds; 2 cabins have twin beds that can be converted into a double bed; 2 cabins have a double bed.

Facilities:

  • The Beluga is fully air-conditioned, possesses two dining rooms that seat 8 people each; lounge equipped with flat screen TV and DVD-playing facilities; sun deck; outside deck with shade; observation deck.

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