Isabela II Cruise Ship

This cruise accommodates only 40 guests, promising an intimate experience of the Galapagos. 7 and 5 day cruises.

This cruise accommodates only 40 guests, promising an intimate experience of the Galapagos. 7 and 5 day cruises.

The Isabela II cruises offer enriching wildlife encounters in the company of passionate, dedicated and expert naturalist guides. 

On board, guests find delicious cuisine, faultless service and excellent facilities, including a Jacuzzi, fitness room, bar and outside deck for al fresco meals, drinks, and sunbathing. Her crew has remained virtually unchanged for years, their dedication, attention to detail and passion for service touching every one of her guests.

Isabela II Cabins

There are three types of cabins available on the Isabela II. 

  • Cabin Deck: 16 Classic Twin and 2 Classic Double cabins, as well as 1 Standard Cabin, arrayed around outer corridors.
  • Main Deck: 1 Owner's Cabin, perfectly located to the yacht's social areas.

Exterior

Interior

Itinerary

Monday

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

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

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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

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.

Thursday

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

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

Saturday

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.
Floreana Island - Baroness' Observatory
This site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.

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. 

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: San Cristobal Island - Pitt Point
Here there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies.

Evening: San Cristobal Island - Cerro Brujo
A beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.

Tuesday

Morning: San Cristobal
Transfer to the Airport.

Tuesday

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

Thursday

Morning: Santiago Island - Buccaneer Cove
Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.

Evening: Santiago Island - Puerto Egas
Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.

Friday

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

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

Saturday

Morning: 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.

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

Sunday

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

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

Monday

Morning: Baltra
Transfer to the Airport.

Additional Information

  • Construction: 1979
  • Reconstruction: Pensacola, Florida, 1988
  • Refurbishment: Panama, March 2000
  • Category: Deluxe
  • Gross Tonnage: 1.025 tons.
  • Type of Vessel: Motor Yacht
  • Capacity: 40 guests
  • Length: 55.94 meters (183 feet)
  • Beam: 11.58 meters (38 feet)
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Electricity: 110 Volts 60 Hz. / 220 Volts 60 Hz
  • Engines: 2 GM Detroit Diesel 900 BHP each
  • Navigation Equipment: Gyrocompass, Automatic Pilot, radar
  • Safety Certificates: SOLAS 74 - ISM and ISPS - MARPOL
  • Fire Detector: Automatic, with control from the bridge.
  • Life Jackets: In each cabin
  • Lifeboats: 2 units semi enclosed / capacity: 27 piers each
  • Life Rafts: Two 20-man, one 25-man
  • Owner: ETICA / Metropolitan Touring
  • Decks: 3 (Boat deck, Cabin deck, Main deck)
  • Crew: 26
  • Naturalists: 3 (includes Expedition Manager)
  • Medical Officer: Permanently on board

Features

Category
Luxury
Type
Cruise Ship
Capacity
40
Departure day
Monday Tuesday Friday
Cruise Length
5 days 7 days
Rack Rate (7D/6N) from
$ 4.857

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