What could be more romantic than taking a cruise through the Galapagos Islands on the Grace Galapagos motor yacht, the very ship Aristotle Onassis gifted to Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco as a wedding present in 1956?   Named after its late and very glamorous owner, the Grace Galapagos motor yacht has had many incarnations, including a spell as a WWII Royal Navy warship before it came to the Galapagos Islands.   As her name suggests, the Grace motor yacht is the essence of style and elegance, and she has retained a somewhat regal air. Built in the roaring 20s, the Grace has the feel of a classic “gentleman’s yacht” and epitomizes the Golden Age of sea travel.   This 16-passenger luxury cruiser offers nine (8) cabins that consist of two (2) Master Suites and two (2) Twin Suites on the “Albert” (bridge) desk, as well as five (3) Premium Staterooms on the “Carolina” deck. Each suite and stateroom has a private bathroom, individual air-conditioning controls, a safe, telephone and plenty of storage space for clothing and luggage. All of the private bathrooms are equipped with hair dryers, amenities and ample space for storing toiletries.   The Grace motor yacht features a main salon equipped with a bar, TV/Video system and stereo system. The sundeck has a bar as well as plenty of space for you to enjoy the open air. Guests can also relax on the outer corridor and at the front stern of the boat, where the Jacuzzi, the original 1927 wheel and the sun chairs are located.   Passengers can choose to eat in the interior dining room or outside in the al fresco dining area on the sun deck, while the ship’s wine cellar offers a wide variety of great wines. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style, and dinner is served either in the interior dining room or in the open-air dining area. (Note: Special menus like lacto-ovo vegetarian meals, etc. can be catered to upon request. Special children’s menus also available during the Grace’s family-oriented cruises.)   The crew of the Grace motor yacht prides itself on the personalized service, as they offer one of the highest tour-guide-to-client ratios in the islands.   Specifically organized family departures are a specialty of cruises on board the Grace, given the ship’s child-friendly guides, as are meals and activities that ensure younger guests get the most out of their Galapagos Island experience.

From

US$ 7800

Highlights

Galapagos Islands, San Cristobal (Kicker Rock), Española, Floreana, Bartolome (Pinnacle Rock) & North Seymour Island

Tour Name Start Date End Date Spaces Left Price From

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 - 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 3 - James Bay - Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer Cove

James Bay

Santiago Island: James BayThere are many lava pools found here as well as caves and inlets home to an amazing variety of wildlife.



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.


Day 4 - Vicente Roca Point - Tagus Cove

Vicente Roca Point

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



Tagus Cove

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


Day 5 - Espinosa Point - Urbina Bay

Espinosa Point

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



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.


Day 6 - Elizabeth Bay - Moreno Point

Elizabeth Bay

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



Moreno Point

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


Day 7 - Las Tintoreras - Isabela - Tortoise Breeding Center - Wetlands - Santa Cruz

Las Tintoreras

Isabela Island: Las TintorerasA short distance from Puerto Villamil is the small island known as Las Tintoreras.

Isabela

Sucre's Cave

Tortoise Breeding Center

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

Wetlands

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



Santa Cruz

Afternoon Navigation to Santa Cruz Island


Day 8 - Los Gemelos - Baltra Departure

Los Gemelos

Santa Cruz Island: Los GemelosSpanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Charles Darwin Station - Highlands

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.

Highlands

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


Day 2 - Post Office Bay - Cormoran Point - Champion Islet - Devils Crown

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.



Cormoran Point

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

Champion Islet

Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.

Devils Crown

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


Day 3 - 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 4 - Pitt Point - Isla Lobos - Leon Dormido

Pitt Point

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



Isla Lobos

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

Leon Dormido

San Cristobal Island: Leon DormidoThis island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds.


Day 5 - 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 6 - North Seymour Island - Bartholomew Island

North Seymour Island

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



Bartholomew Island

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


Day 7 - Sombrero Chino - Dragon Hill

Sombrero Chino

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



Dragon Hill

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


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.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Charles Darwin Station - Highlands

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.

Highlands

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


Day 2 - Post Office Bay - Cormoran Point - Champion Islet - Devils Crown

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.



Cormoran Point

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

Champion Islet

Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.

Devils Crown

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


Day 3 - 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 4 - Pitt Point - Isla Lobos - Leon Dormido

Pitt Point

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



Isla Lobos

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

Leon Dormido

San Cristobal Island: Leon DormidoThis island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds.


Day 5 - 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 6 - North Seymour Island - Bartholomew Island

North Seymour Island

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



Bartholomew Island

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


Day 7 - Sombrero Chino - Dragon Hill

Sombrero Chino

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



Dragon Hill

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


Day 8 - Black Turtle Cove - Bachas Beach

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.



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 9 - 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 10 - James Bay - Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer Cove

James Bay

Santiago Island: James BayThere are many lava pools found here as well as caves and inlets home to an amazing variety of wildlife.



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.


Day 11 - Vicente Roca Point - Tagus Cove

Vicente Roca Point

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



Tagus Cove

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


Day 12 - Espinosa Point - Urbina Bay

Espinosa Point

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



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.


Day 13 - Elizabeth Bay - Moreno Point

Elizabeth Bay

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



Moreno Point

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


Day 14 - Las Tintoreras - Isabela - Sierra Negra - Wetlands - Isabela

Las Tintoreras

Isabela Island: Las TintorerasA short distance from Puerto Villamil is the small island known as Las Tintoreras.

Isabela

Sucre’s Cave

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.

Isabela

Leisure


Day 15 - Los Gemelos - Baltra Departure

Los Gemelos

Santa Cruz Island: Los GemelosSpanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Boat specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Length: 44 meters (145ft)
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Crew and Staff: 9 crew members, 2 naturalist guides, 1 cruise director
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Safety and Navigation: EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon); two 18-person Viking open sea life rafts; life jackets; flares and signals; fire extinguishing system; 24-mile Furuno radar; 24-mile Si-tex radar; GPS Satellite Navigator; depth finders; speed and distance log; compasses; barometer; forward-looking echo sounder
  • Decks: 4. Sun Deck – top deck with loungers for sunbathing; Albert Deck – 2 Master Suites, 2 Ocean View Suites, captain’s bridge, al fresco lounge and bar; Monaco Deck – reception, interior dining area and main lounge, al fresco dining area, Jacuzzi; Carolina Deck – 5 Premium Staterooms.

Accommodations:

  • Capacity: 16 passengers in 8 cabins
  • Cabins: Albert Deck – 2 Master Suites (up to 18m2/194ft2, queen bed); and 2 Albert Deck Twin Suites (12.8m2/138ft2, twin beds) // Carolina Deck – 4 Premium Staterooms (up to 15.8m2/160ft2, 2 with queen beds, and 2 with twin beds)
  • Features: The Albert Deck Suites have ocean view windows, while the Premium Staterooms have ocean-view portholes. All cabins have individual climate controls, a safety box, a telephone, ample storage for luggage, and a private bathroom with hairdryer.

Facilities:

  • Main salon with bar, TV, video, and stereo system; interior dining room; al fresco dining area; Jacuzzi; sundeck; natural history library; sea kayaks, snorkeling gear; 5mm shortie-wetsuits; designated outside smoking areas; special menus (Lacto-Ovo, vegetarian, etc.); children’s menus on family departures.

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star rating  Enriquecedora!  - Hace 5 años hicimos Galápagos y fue un espectáculo! Ahora en diciembre Repetimos con Surtrek. Hemos visitado Quito y Amazonia, solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento a todos y cada uno de los chicos que nos han acompañado en esta Aventura porque no son unas vacaciones es una aventura de las que te llevas para siempre y la comodidad de ir siempre asesorado por los mejores no tiene precio.
No solo por el trato la paciencia y el cariño con el que te tratan sino por la capacidad de organización y experiencia que tienen la verdad que repetiría 1 y 1000 veces. Gracias y nos veremos pronto para mas Aventuras juntos!

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March 10, 2023

star rating  Amabilidad y experiencia - Hice el viaje desde BS AS a Quito, y luego a Galápagos.
Todo resultó impecable
La organización, los guías, los hoteles y todos los servicios contratados
Destaco la amabilidad, y predisposición de Rachel, nuestra guía de gran parte de la estadía en Quito. Y los guías en las islas, Peter, Carlos Lopez y otros cuyo nombre no recuerdo
También al chofer, Darwin, ayudándo para que obtengamos buenas fotos
Recomiendo la agencia por la cordialidad y profesionalismo.

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August 7, 2023

star rating  Viaje, agencia y equipo excelente!  - Acabamos de hacer un viaje a Ecuador con Surtrek, hemos visitado Quito y Galápagos, el trato y la organización han sido excelente. Desde el trabajo de planificación del viaje con Karla, hasta el acompañamiento del conductor Cristian, y los guías David y Rachel en las actividades. Todo el equipo ha sido muy profesional y atento a nuestras necesidades. los recomiendo totalmente.

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