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Cachalote Sailing Yacht


Cachalote I is a charming 96 foot schooner offering first class service for a cruise in the Galapagos Islands. Set sail aboard our First Class schooner rigged motor sailor.

Feel free to relax and enjoy any of her three wooden decks; maybe soaking up some equatorial sun, or perhaps reading with the wind in your hair and salt in the air.

This is a beautifully decorated motor/sailer recently re-built in 2002 to meet all security standards, according to international marine safety regulations. Cachalote I accommodates 16 passengers in her 8 cabins: upper/lower berths and one matrimonial cabin all with private baths with hot/cold water showers, fully air conditioned with independent air conditioning units in each cabin. There is plenty of deck space on 3 different wooden decks with seats and cushions to relax in the shade or sunbathe during the cruise, but don’t forget that sunscreen!

Enjoy beautiful cruising through the islands…spot dolphins and whales…snorkel with the sea lions…see birds with blue feet, red feet or big red “balloons” on their necks…enjoy the scenery and volcanoes…and marvel at the colourful beaches. Come, relax and have fun on the Cachalote.

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

  • ✔ Elegant and Romantic
  • ✔ Two Masted Schooner
  • ✔ Spacious Sundeck
  • ✔ Excellent Guides
  • ✔ Fine Cuisine
  • ✔ Kayaks on Board

2017 Rates

Low season rates apply May 1 – June 15, Sept 1 – Oct 31 and Dec 1-7

High Season
Low Season
6 day (Fri – Mon) $2700 $2700
8 day (Wed – Wed) $3600 $3400
15 day (Wed – Wed) $6750 $6375
6 day Charter $43,200 $43,200
8 day Charter $57,600 $54,400
15 day Charter $108,250 $102,000

* All rates are in $US and per person

Please Note:
  • All rates are in US dollars and subject to change at any time
  • 50% Single supplement
  • Shared cabins available at double occupancy rate
  • 30% discount for children under 12 (one child per adult)
  • Child discount not available for Christmas & New Years


Cachalote Fernandina Itinerary (Wednesday to Wednesday):

Day 1 Baltra Airport & Highlands of Santa Cruz
Day 2 Sombrero Chino & Rabida Island
Day 3 Isabela Island: Puerto Villamil, Tintoreras & Sierra Negra
Day 4 Isabela Island: Punta Moreno & Elizabeth Bay
Day 5 Isabela Island: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove
Day 6 Punta Espinoza, Fernandina & Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela
Day 7 Puerto Egas, Santiago & Bartolome
Day 8: North Seymour & Baltra Airport

* All itineraries are subject to change at any time for any reason


Cachalote Tower Itinerary (Wednesday to Wednesday):

Day 1 Baltra Airport & Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz Island
Day 2 South Plaza & Santa Fe
Day 3 San Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo, Galapaguera & El Junco
Day 4 Espanola (Hood) Island: Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez
Day 5 Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant, Devil’s Crown & Post Office Bay
Day 6 Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz & Sullivan Bay, Santiago
Day 7 Genovesa (Tower) Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay
Day 8: Caleta Tortuga Negra & Baltra Airport

* All itineraries are subject to change at any time for any reason


Deck Plan



Ketchrigged motor sailor. Steel hull, built in 1971 in California and rebuilt in 2002.
L.O.A.: 96 feet
L.O.D.: 86.5 feet
Beam: 18.5 feet
Capacity: 16 passengers

Captain, multilingual naturalist guide, cook, and two sailors.


280 hp Caterpillar diesel engine, two 50 kilowatt generators for 220 and 110 AC, 12 volt DC, all required electronic safety equipment, tenders with outboard motors, life rafts, freezer and refrigerator, desalinator, TV and DVD player. Fully air-conditioned.

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