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Highlights:

Galapagos Islands, Genovesa, Bartolome (Pinnacle Rock) and Santa Cruz (Highlands Reserve).

From:

US$ 3399

A 16-passenger luxury-class cruiser, the M/Y Sea Star Galapagos was launched in 2011, offering the best in Galapagos Islands tours. Designed especially for small groups of families and friends — and for couples, of course, as the ship is a popular choice for many honeymooners in the Galapagos Islands — the ship offers both privacy and comfort, thus fulfilling the highest expectations of discerning travelers of their Galapagos cruise. At the same time, the ship’s operator takes steps to reduce visitor impact on the fragile Galapagos Islands ecosystem.   Accurately described as a “boutique yacht,” that concept is manifested in the ship’s small yet generous, stylish and serviceable features. Sea Star Journey motor yacht has the capacity to accommodate 16 guests in seven (7) spacious Galapagos “Matrimonial Suites” (269 sq. ft.) and one (1) Odyssey Suite (377 sq. ft.). (For families and groups of friends, some of these suites are connected.) All of these quarters are equipped with panoramic windows that incorporate the surrounding landscape into the privacy of your cabin. Each cabin also includes its own private bathroom, hot/cold water, air conditioning with independent controls, a mini-bar and a TV.   In the common areas, the yacht offers a large solarium with shaded and uncovered areas, two Jacuzzis, and comfortable sun loungers. Social areas include a lounge area, a mini library, a video library and a play zone for kids (during family departures).   Local and international dishes designed specially by the Sea Star’s chef are served in the cozy atmosphere of the ship’s dining room.  In addition to that cuisine and the ship’s 10-member crew, the Sea Star Journey motor yacht has a bilingual naturalist guide who leads passengers on daily excursions onto the islands. This means a cruise on board the Sea Star Journey will allow visitors to explore both land wildlife and the marine fauna of the Galapagos archipelago. Snorkeling equipment and kayaks are available for no extra charge. The Sea Star Journey’s great Galapagos cruise itineraries include the main nature and wildlife highlights the Galapagos Islands have to offer. You can hike up the Sierra Negra Volcano, kayak into a mangrove forest, witness the moment that a sea turtle nests, or snorkel with tiny Galapagos penguins. As you beach-comb along the soft white-sand beach of Floreana Island, you’ll likely find yourself imagining how pirates landed on these shores. These and a host of other activities are in store for you.   With so many options and varieties of cruises, it’s difficult to single out the “best” cruise in the Galapagos. Still, the Sea Star Journey definitely stands out as one of the top choices, even among luxury-class yachts. So inquire now …tell us a bit about yourself and what you’re looking for. We can help single out the cruise best suited for you.

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Boat Itineraries

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Charles Darwin Station

Baltra Arrival

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



Charles Darwin Station

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


Day 2 - Isabela - Sierra Negra - Wetlands

Isabela

White Tipped Reef Shark Canal

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.



Wetlands

Isabela Island: WetlandsThey consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species.


Day 3 - 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 4 - Espinosa Point - Tagus Cove

Espinosa Point

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



Tagus Cove

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


Day 5 - Espumilla Beach - Puerto Egas

Espumilla Beach

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



Puerto Egas

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


Day 6 - Isla Lobos - San Cristobal Departure

Isla Lobos

San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.

San Cristobal Departure

San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - San Cristobal Arrival - San Cristobal

San Cristobal Arrival

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



San Cristobal

Breeding Center David Rodriguez


Day 2 - Suarez Point - Gardner Bay

Suarez Point

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



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.


Day 3 - Cormoran Point - Devils Crown - 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.

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.

Baroness Observatory

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


Day 4 - Santa Fe Island - South Plaza

Santa Fe Island

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



South Plaza

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


Day 5 - North Seymour Island - Bachas Beach

North Seymour Island

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



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 6 - Mosquera Islet - Baltra Departure

Mosquera Islet

Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Dragon Hill

Baltra Arrival

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



Dragon Hill

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


Day 2 - Black Turtle Cove - Sombrero Chino

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.



Sombrero 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 Bay

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.



Darwin Bay

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


Day 4 - Bartholomew Island - Sullivan Bay

Bartholomew Island

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



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 - Highlands - Baltra Departure

Highlands

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

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Boat specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Length: 41 meters / 138 feet
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Crew and Staff: 10 crew members  and 1 multilingual class III naturalist guide
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Safety and Navigation: Furuno 24 mile and 36 mile radar, satellite compass, 1 Satellite compass, 2 magnetic compasses, HF-VHF-UHF consoles, Nactex, Distrex and hand-held radio units, Satellite phone, tracking equipment, 2 CARIBE C-16 zodiac tenders, each one for 16 passengers, one 25-person life raft, and one 10-person life raft. Security equipment: Smoke detectors, sprinklers throughout the vessel, automatic CO2 tank for kitchen and engine room.
  • Decks: 3

Accommodations:

  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Cabins: 8 cabins – 1 master (Odyssey) suite (35 sq. m. / 376 sq. ft.) and 7 standard suites (25 sq. m. / 269 sq. ft.)
  • Features: The suites are elegantly decorated and each have a modern, state-of-the-art private bathroom with hot water shower, hairdryer, flat screen TV, mini bar, air conditioning with individual controls, and seating area. For 2018 trips, various of the Galapagos Sea Star Cruise cabins now also offer private balconies for extra comfort and luxury during your holidays!

Facilities:

  • Dining room, lounge, bar, reading room with computers, play area for kids during family departures, Jacuzzi, sun deck, small gym, complimentary use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment. (Wetsuits rentals available for $7/day each)

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