Grace Yacht

One of the most beautiful and elegant yachts in the Galapagos.  This 18 passenger Camper & Nicholsons yacht has traversed the waters of this world under many names since 1928. 8 Day Cruises.

One of the most beautiful and elegant yachts in the Galapagos.  This 18 passenger Camper & Nicholsons yacht has traversed the waters of this world under many names since 1928. 8 Day Cruises.

Now rechristened with a name that takes her back into her history; to the very best of her times - named after her late owner, Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco, the name is a representation of her elegance, beauty and prestige. Grace is the ideal yacht for the traveler who seeks a true explorer experience, complemented with excellent service, superb accommodations and fine dining. 

Grace features a main salon equipped with a bar, TV/Video system and stereo system. Passengers can choose to eat inside, in the interior dining room or they can eat outside in the al-fresco dining area. The sundeck has a bar and plenty of space to be in the open air. Guests can also relax in the front of the boat where the jacuzzi and sun chairs are located. Sea kayaks, snorkeling gear and wetsuits are available onboard.

  • With one naturalist guide for every 9 guests on a full yacht*, Grace offers one of the most intimate and personal expedition experiences in the Galapagos, where guests can truly interact and gain a wealth of knowledge from the real Galapagos experts.

Grace Suites and Staterooms

Staterooms: Grace offers 2 Master Suites, 2 Twin Suites and 5 Premium Staterooms of up to 19 square meters (200 square feet) with private facilities, individual climate controls, safe boxes, telephones and plenty of storage space for clothing and luggage.

Bathrooms: All staterooms have private bathrooms with hair dryers, amenities and ample space to store toiletries.

Exterior

Interior

Itinerary

Saturday

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

Evening: San Cristobal Island - Isla Lobos
This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.
San Cristobal Island - Leon Dormido
This island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds.

Sunday

Morning: Española Island - Suarez 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.

Monday

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.
Floreana Island - Champion Islet
A small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.

Tuesday

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 - Highlands
The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.

Wednesday

Morning: 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.

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

Thrusday

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

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

Friday

Morning: Bartholomew Island - Pinnacle Rock
Bartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock: the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands.

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

Saturday

Morning: Mosquera Island
The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.
Baltra
Transfer to the Airport.

Saturday

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

Evening: Santa Cruz Island: Whale Bay
Whale Bay is the site of one of the oldest whaling camps on Santa Cruz Island.

Sunday

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.

Monday

Morning: Genovesa Island - Prince 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.

Tuesday

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

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

Wednesday

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

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

Thursday

Morning: Santiago Island - Buccaneer Cove
Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.
Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach
Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.

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

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 - Los Gemelos
Spanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.

Saturday

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.

Additional Information

TypeMotor Yacht / Expedition Vessel
L.O.A145 feet / 44 meters
Beam22.1 feet / 7 meters
Engines8 cylinder - Twin Deutz -500 bhp ea.
Generators2 Caterpillar 75KW ea.
BuilderCamper & Nicholsons: South Hampton, England
Cruising Speed12 knots
Accommodations2 Master Suites on Albert Deck - A deck
2 Twin Suites on Albert Deck- A deck
2 Double Premium Staterooms on Carolina Deck
3 Twin Premium Staterooms on Carolina Deck
Crew9 crew members plus 2 naturalist guides & 1 cruise director.
Navigation Equipment72 mile Furuno Radar 19-53 CBB Navnet, Furuno GPS satellite navigator system, Furuno Depth Sounder, Simrad HS50 Electronic Girocompass, speed and distance log, compasses, barometers, forward looking echo sounder.
Onboard Safety EquipmentEPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), 2 x 16 person open sea life rafts, life jackets, flares and signals, fire extinguishing system, and sprinkler system throughout the vesse. Safety Onboard equipment on board either meets or exceeds USA Coast Guard regulations
Comfort EquipmentAir Renewal System, Air conditioning throughout, TV / CD / VHS/DVD , boutique, Jacuzzi
Communication EquipmentUHF, VHF radio, Satellite Phones
Electricity110 volts AC / 60 Hz: 2 flat prongs

 

Yacht Safety

M/Y Grace abides under all international standards of Safety for a Galapagos cruise ship of its type. It is ISM certified and is equipped with an emergency alarm system, 2 emergency life rafts for 16 pax each, emergency life vests, fog horns, a PA system, smoke detectors, a sprinkler system and fire extinguishers. All emergency equipment is SOLAS certified.

Features

Category
Luxury
Type
Small Yacht
Capacity
18
Departure day
Saturday
Cruise Length
8 days 15 days
Rack Rate (8D/7N) from
$ 5.200

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