Galapagos Isabela II

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Highlights:

Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, South Plaza, North Seymour, Bartolome, Santiago & Baltra Islands

From:

US$ 3752

The first-class Isabela II Galapagos cruise vessel offers the conveniences and amenities of a much larger ship, though its three public decks possess only 20 ocean-facing cabins* plus an owner's suite.   Definitely, a fun choice for cruising the Galapagos Islands, on the sundeck you’ll find a bar lounge with ample outdoor seating, a sunbathing area, an observation area for whale and dolphin watching, a Jacuzzi and a solarium. All of this complements the Galapagos Isabela II’s fitness room, dining room, stateroom, and a library with a large selection of books.   Enjoy all of this with an environmentally clean conscience. Being so passionate about the natural environment, the Isabela II features green technologies such as a desalination and water treatment plant, special lights that reduce the attraction of insects and animals, and a low-fuel-consuming engine. For its guests to experience the very best of the Galapagos,  the Isabela II offers enriching wildlife encounters – whether when hiking across the islands’ haunting volcanic landscapes, beachcombing along postcard-worthy settings, snorkeling beneath the waves, or peering through a glass-bottom hull at miraculous Galapagos marine life.   And if you are worried about overly large groups when on land excursions, put your mind at rest. Since the Isabela II has three class-III naturalist guides, the daily expeditions average only 11 each. These guides fascinate guests with intriguing explanations of the archipelago’s natural history, superb on-deck talks, and eye-catching presentations. At night, under almost pitch-black skies, the guides lead the ship’s amazing stargazing program, pointing out the highlights of the southern sky’s exuberant and beautifully arranged constellations.   Similarly, the rest of the crew evidences dedication, attention to detail and a passion for service; particularly the ship’s culinary staff, who are capable of satisfying any special dietary request despite having to cater to dozens of passengers. And though the menus are seasonally designed by a Cordon-Bleu-trained chef, the kitchen always gives a “down-home” touch to their cuisine through unexpected yet pleasant details that continually surprise.   Clearly, though this ship is a great option for any type of traveler, we suggest it for large groups who are looking for a Galapagos chartered cruise. Enquire now, and our Groups and Incentives Specialists will get in touch so that we can start designing the journey you seek. Whether a corporate incentive activity, family events, alumni reunions, or anniversaries, your private charter will go well beyond the ordinary to provide a truly exceptional experience.

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Boat Itineraries

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Bachas Beach

Baltra Arrival

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



Bachas Beach

Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.


Day 2 - Cerro Colorado - Pitt Point

Cerro Colorado

San Cristobal Island: Cerro ColoradoAmazing views of La Galapaguera as well as the south and eastern coasts of the island.



Pitt Point

San Cristobal Island: Pitt PointHere there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies.


Day 3 - Gardner Bay - 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.



Suarez Point

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


Day 4 - Cormoran Point - Post Office Bay - Baroness Observatory

Cormoran Point

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



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.

Baroness Observatory

Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.


Day 5 - Moreno Point - Mangle Point

Moreno Point

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



Mangle Point

Fernandina Island: Mangle PointA visit to Mangle Point allows visitors to witness the amazing views and wildlife on the Coast of Fernandina Island.


Day 6 - Eden Islet - North Seymour Island

Eden Islet

Santa Cruz Island: Eden IsletOff the western coast of Santa Cruz, Eden Islet offers visitors a great chance to see a variety of Galapagos wildlife.



North Seymour Island

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


Day 7 - Baltra Departure

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - HighlandsAMBaltra Arrival

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

PMHighlands

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


Day 2 - Puerto Egas - Sombrero ChinoAMPuerto Egas

Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.

PMSombrero Chino

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


Day 3 - Prince Phillip Steps - Darwin BayAMPrince 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.

PMDarwin Bay

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


Day 4 - Santa Fe Island - Carrion PointAMSanta Fe Island

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

PMCarrion Point

Santa Cruz Island: Carrion PointA lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks.


Day 5 - Baltra DepartureAMBaltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Puerto Ayora - Charles Darwin StationAMBaltra Arrival

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

PMPuerto Ayora

Santa Cruz Island: Puerto AyoraThe economic centre of the Galapagos with many souvenir shops, bars, internet coffee, etc.

Charles Darwin Station

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


Day 2 - Bartholomew Island - Sullivan BayAMBartholomew Island

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

PMSullivan 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 3 - Dragon Hill - SantiagoAMDragon Hill

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

PMSantiago

Salt Mine


Day 4 - Vicente Roca Point - Espinosa PointAMVicente Roca Point

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

PMEspinosa Point

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


Day 5 - Baltra DepartureAMBaltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Boat specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Length: 53m
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Crew and Staff: 24 crew, 3 naturalists, 1 doctor
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Safety and Navigation: Certificate SOLAS 74-ISM, 2 lifeboats semi-closed, gyrocompass, automatic pilot, radar, GPS
  • Decks: 3.   // Boat Deck: al fresco bar, Jacuzzi, gym // Cabin Deck: 18 Classic cabins, 1 Standard cabin // Main Deck: reception area, interior dining room, bar and lounge, library, souvenir shop, 1 Master Suite cabin.

Accommodations:

  • Capacity: 40 passengers in 20 cabins, and the owner’s suite.
  • Cabins: Main Deck: 1 Master Suite (18.9m2/170ft2, queen bed); Cabin Deck – 18 Classic Cabins (12.8m2/139ft2, twin/double bed); 1 Standard Cabin (12.5m2/128ft2, single bed).
  • Features: Cabins are brightly decorated and all have private bathrooms, closets, desks and chairs. 16 Classic Cabins, each with twin beds, a sofa and a small window; 2 Classic Cabins, each with a double bed, a sofa bed for a child, and a small window; 1 Standard Cabin with a double bed (for single or double use) and a small window; 1 Master Suite with a double bed, a sitting area, TV, mini-bar and a window.

Facilities:

  • Sundeck, bar/lounge with TV/Video, natural history library, Jacuzzi, gym, souvenir shop, solarium, 4 sea kayaks, glass-bottomed boat, digital camera and underwater housing, snorkeling equipment available free of charge (mask & snorkel, fins, snorkeling vest, mesh bag, towels); wetsuit rental (for an  additional cost), Internet access: Two computers in business center & Wi-Fi access in social areas (usage charges apply), PA system, multimedia natural history lectures, Stargazing Program, doctor (MD officer) on board the vessels giving free consultations.

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