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San Jose

M/Y San Jose – Tourist Class Galapagos Cruise & Tour

Galapagos cruise and tour aboard the tourist class yacht San Jose

The San José is 16-passenger yacht, designed for navigation in the Galapagos Archipelago. The yacht was carefully planned and built during 2004 in Guayaquil, Ecuador with the comfort of her guests in mind, and recently renovated. Each of the eight double cabins has full air conditioning, a private bathroom, and is incredibly spacious. Additionally, the engine room is located below the living and dining room, to ensure minimal disturbance from engine noise during navigation.

The social areas include a lovely dining room, lounge, bar, TV, DVD, and a small library. The San José also offers plenty of outside areas to relax and enjoy the natural sceneries of the Galapagos Islands. There are various carpeted deck areas with reclining chairs and an outdoor bar. On the top deck, there is a sun deck which is great for relaxation and panoramic views.

San Jose is one of the larger 16 passenger yachts in Galapagos, and its design leaves ample room for sun and shaded decks with lounge chairs to privately enjoy, read a book, feel the sea breeze and dream away with the panoramic views. Even if we are fully booked, it won’t feel crowded. The outside decks are also excellent for wildlife observation, such as whales, dolphins and frigate birds. At the bar on the shaded outside deck you can order an exotic cocktail, or another drink of your choice.

Amenities & Services

  • ✔ 4, 5, 8, 11, 12 & 15 day itineraries
  • ✔ Spacious sundeck
  • ✔ Excellent Guides
  • ✔ Quality Cuisine
  • ✔ Triple accommodation available

2017 Rates

San Jose
4 day / 3 night (Tue-Fri of itinerary B) $1800 $28,800
5 day / 4 night (Fri-Tue of itinerary B) $2600 $41,600
8 day / 7 night (Tuesday departures) $4100 $65,600
11 day / 10 night $5650 $90,400
12 day / 11 night $6500 $104,000
15 day / 14 night (Tuesday departures) $7900 $126,400


Please Note:

  • All rates are per person, in US dollars and subject to change at any time
  • 100% Single supplement
  • Shared cabins available at double occupancy rate
  • 20% discount for children under 12 travelling with two adults


4, 5, 8, 11, 12 & 15 day itineraries available

Itinerary A + B = 15 days / 14 nights



AM – Flight to Baltra Airport (GPS)
PM – Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)


AM – Tintoreras (Isabela)
PM – Wetlands, Wall of tears, Tortoise breeding centre (Isabela)


AM – Punta Moreno (Isabela)
PM – Punta Mangle (Fernandina), Tagus Cove (Isabela)


AM – Punta Espinosa (Fernandina)
PM – Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)


AM – Espumilla Beach, Bucaneer Cove (Santiago)
PM – Puerto Egas (Santiago)


AM – Rabida
PM – Chinese Hat


AM – Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz)
PM – Highlands (Santa Cruz)


AM – North Seymour
– Tour Ends. Transfer to Baltra Airport



AM – Flight to Baltra Airport (GPS)
PM – Mosquera


AM – Darwin Bay (Genovesa)
PM – Prince Phillip Steps (Genovesa)


AM – Plazas
PM – Santa Fe


AM – Leon Dormido, Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal)
PM – Interpretation Centre (San Cristobal)


AM – Gardner Bay (Espanola)
PM – Punta Suarez (Espanola)


AM – Post Office Bay (Floreana)
PM – Punta Cormorant & Champion Islet (Floreana)


AM – Sullivan Bay (Santiago)
PM – Bartolome


AM – Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)
– Tour Ends. Transfer to Baltra Airport

Deck Plan

San Jose Galapagos cruise and tour - sundeck

San Jose Galapagos cruise and tour - upper deck

San Jose Galapagos cruise and tour - lower deck




Year Of Construction 2004
Last Refurbishment 2016
Cabins 8 Cabins
Length (m) 34m / 113ft
Beam (m) 7.60m / 25.3ft
Electric Power 110 V / 220 V
Machinery 2 Detroit Engines – 360 HP
Speed (knots) 10 knots
Crew 8 experienced, trained and IMO-certified crew-members (International Marine Organization)
Naturalist Guide(s) 1


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