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Galaven

Galaven – First Class Galapagos Cruise

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The Galaven is a 88 ft. expedition vessel for 20 passengers accommodated in 11 double cabins, all with private bathrooms, air-conditioning and ocean views. The Galaven offers spacious outdoor seating areas with sun chairs, large interior dining room and a library equipped with a TV & DVD player for daily briefing and presentations. Bilingual Galapagos National Park guides accompany you to all visitor sites.

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As one of Ecuador’s leading conservation organizations, Conservacion y Desarrollo developed the Smart Voyager sustainable tourism certification program, which awards its seal of approval to tour boat operators and hotels in Ecuador who meet a set of strict conservation standards for protecting the environment, wildlife and the well-being of workers and local communities.

 

Amenities & Services

  • ✔ New / Modern Galapagos boat
  • ✔ Cabins with Large Windows
  • ✔ Spacious Sundeck
  • ✔ 2 National Park Guides
  • ✔ Ample Social Areas

2017 Rates

 

Galaven Per Person Charter
4 day / 3 night (Tue – Fri) $1945 $32,450
5 day / 4 night (Fri – Tue) $2745 $46,450
8 day / 7 night (Sat – Sat) $4045 $68,450

* All rates are in $US and per person

Please Note:
  • All rates are in US dollars and subject to change at any time
  • Single supplement = 70%
  • Shared cabins available at double occupancy rate
  • 20% discount for children under 12
  • Christmas & New Year supplement = 20%
  • 11, 12 & 15 day departures also available

Itinerary

Itinerary A: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Tuesday AM
PM
Baltra Airport:  Transfer to boat
Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove
Wednesday AM
PM
Genovesa: El Barranco
Genovesa: Darwin Bay
Thursday AM
PM
Santiago: Sullivan Bay
Rabida Island
Friday AM
PM
Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Santa Cruz: El Chato (Tortoise Reserve)
Saturday AM
PM
Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill
Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach
Sunday AM
PM
Floreana: Post Office
Floreana: Punta Cormoran & Devil’s Crown
Monday AM
PM
Espanola: Suarez Point
Espanola: Gardner Bay
Tuesday AM San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Transfer to the San Cristobal Airport
Itinerary B: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Tuesday AM
PM
Arrival in San Cristobal Airport and Transfer to the boat
San Cristobal: Puerto Chino or Breeding Center Jacinto Gordillo
Wednesday AM
PM
Santa Fe Island
South Plaza Island
Thursday AM
PM
Santa Cruz: Fausto LLerena Tortoises Breeding Center
Santa Cruz: Twin Craters
Friday AM
PM
Isabela: Sierra Negra
Isabela: Wetlands, Wall of Tears, Breeding Center
Saturday AM
PM
Isabela: Moreno Point
Isabela: Tagus Cove
Sunday AM
PM
Fernandina: Espinoza Point
Fernandina: Vicente Roca Point
Monday AM
PM
Santiago: Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove
Bartholomew Island
Tuesday AM
PM
North Seymour
Transfer to the Baltra Airport
5 Days / 4 Nights
Friday AM
PM
Arrival in Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat
Santa Cruz: El Chato (Tortoise Reserve)
Saturday AM
PM
Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill
Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach
Sunday AM
PM
Floreana: Post Office
Floreana: Punta Cormoran & Devil’s Crown
Monday AM Espanola: Suarez Point
Espanola: Gardner Bay
Tuesday AM
PM
San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Transfer to the San Cristobal Airport
4 Days / 3 Nights
Tuesday AM
PM
Baltra Airport:  Transfer to boat
Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove
Wednesday AM
PM
Genovesa: El Barranco
Genovesa: Darwin Bay
Thursday AM
PM
Santiago: Sullivan Bay
Rabida Island
Friday AM Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Transfer to the Baltra Airport

 

Deck Plan

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Specifications

Year of construction: 2000
Type: Mid-Range Expedition Vessel
Length: 88 feet / 27 metres
Beam: 22 feet / 7 metres
Draft: 6 feet / 2 metres
Gross tonnage: 171 tons
Capacity: 20 passengers
Accommodation: Sundeck: 2 double cabins (twins) (74 sq ft / 7 sq m)Upper Deck: 2 Suites (double bed) (100ft² / 9m²)
Main Deck: 4 Double cabins (twin beds) (78ft² / 7m²)  / 3 Double cabins (1 double + 1 bunk beds) (7m² / 75ft²)
*All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning / All twin cabins can be converted into matrimonials
Crew Captain, 2 bilingual naturalist Galapagos National Park guides
Safety & Navigation:
  • All equipment meets / exceeds the international safety standards
  • Life vests
  • GPS
  • Sonar
  • Naval radars
  • Fire detection and prevention systems.
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