Galaven Yacht

A great Mid-Range option with value. It was recently refurbished has 2 bilingual guides and ample social areas. 8,5 & 4 day cruises. 20 passengers. 

A great Mid-Range option with value. It was recently refurbished has 2 bilingual guides and ample social areas. 8,5 & 4 day cruises. 20 passengers. 

The Galaven is a 88 ft. expedition vessel for 20 passengers. It 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.

Galaven Cabins

  • 2 Twin (SUN DECK)
  • 2 Double (UPPER DECK)
  • 2 Double, 4 Twin, one bunk bed. (LOWER DECK)

 

 

Image Gallery

Itinerary

Tuesday 

Morning: Baltra Island
Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

Evening: Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle Cove
This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.

Wednesday

Morning: Genovesa Island - Price Phillip's Steps
An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.

Evening: Genovesa Island - Darwin Bay
A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.

Thursday

Morning: Santiago Island - Sullivan Bay
The lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.

Evening: Rábida Island
A bird-watcher's delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.

Friday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Station
An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. 

Baltra, transfer to the airport.

Friday 

Morning: Baltra Island
Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

Evening: Santa Cruz Island - El Chato
A reserve in the highlands where you have the opportunity to observe the giant tortoise in the wild.

Saturday

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

Evening: Santa Cruz Island - Bachas Beach
A swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos. 

Sunday

Morning: Floreana Island - Post Office Bay
A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

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

Evening: Floreana Island - Devil's Crown
Arguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil's Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.

Monday

Morning: Española Island - Suárez Point
Suarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. 

Evening: Española Island - Gardner Bay
Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Tuesday

Morning: San Cristobal Island - Interpretation Center
A series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos. 

San Cristobal Island, transfer to the airport.

Tuesday 

Morning: Baltra Island
Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

Evening: Santa Cruz Island - Black Turtle Cove
This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.

Wednesday

Morning: Genovesa Island - Price Phillip's Steps
An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.

Evening: Genovesa Island - Darwin Bay
A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.

Thursday

Morning: Santiago Island - Sullivan Bay
The lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.

Evening: Rábida Island
A bird-watcher's delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.

Friday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Station
An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. 

Evening: Santa Cruz Island - El Chato
A reserve in the highlands where you have the opportunity to observe the giant tortoise in the wild.

Saturday

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

Evening: Santa Cruz Island - Bachas Beach
A swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos. 

Sunday 

Morning: Floreana Island - Post Office Bay
A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

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

Evening: Floreana Island - Devil's Crown
Arguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil's Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.

Monday

Morning: Española Island - Suárez Point
Suarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. 

Evening: Española Island - Gardner Bay
Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Tuesday

Morning: San Cristobal Island - Interpretation Center
A series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos. 

San Cristobal Island, transfer to the airport.

Tuesday 

Morning: San Cristobal Island
Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

Evening: San Cristobal Island - Puerto Chino
Here you can see first hand the dry forest habitat particular to San Cristobal Island.

Evening: San Cristobal Island - Cerro Colorado
Amazing views of La Galapaguera as well as the south and eastern coasts of the island.

Wednesday

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

Evening: South Plaza Island
South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos.

Thursday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Station
An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. 

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

Friday

Morning: Isabela Island - Sierra Negra Volcano
On the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands.

Evening: Isabela Island - Wetlands
They consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species.

Saturday

Morning: Isabela Island - Moreno Point
Beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.

Evening: Isabela Island - Urbina Point
Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.

Sunday 

Morning: Fernandina Island - Espinosa Point
A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.

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

Monday

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

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

Tuesday

Morning: North Seymour Island
Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.

Baltra Island, transfer to the airport.

Additional Information

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

Features

Category
Mid Range
Type
Small Yacht
Capacity
20
Departure day
Tuesday Friday
Cruise Length
4 days 5 days 8 days
Normal price per person (4D/3N)
$ 1.890

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