Stella Maris Yacht

A charter only, luxury yacht specially designed to explore the Galapagos in a sustainable and comfortable manner. 12 passengers. 8 day cruises.

A charter only, luxury yacht specially designed to explore the Galapagos in a sustainable and comfortable manner. 12 passengers. 8 day cruises.

Accommodating up to 12 passengers, the Stella Maris is a 38 meter, charter only, luxury yacht specially designed to explore the Galapagos Islands in a sustainable and ecologically-friendly manner with unlimited comfort. 

Stella Maris Staterooms

The Stella Maris features four different suites on the lower deck, two VIP suites and another standard suite on the front main deck. The Master Suite, called The Crown Jewel has its own private access to an outdoor lounge and an exclusive, privileged view of the surrounding Galapagos scenery located on the upper aft deck. In addition to the lavish suites the Stella Maris offers its passengers an Al Fresco dining area, a Jacuzzi on a spacious sundeck, bar, and many more outdoor deck spaces to enjoy the refreshing elements of the surrounding Galapagos Islands. Amenities include Ipod dock stations in the accommodations and common areas, 4 kayaks for passenger enjoyment, 2 SUP boards, snorkeling gear, TV/DVD in all suites and public spaces, and extra beach equipment.

Exterior

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 organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.

Tuesday

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

Evening: Rabida Island
A bird-watcher's delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.
Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach
Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.

Wednesday

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.

Thursday

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.

Friday

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

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

Saturday

Morning: Isabela Island: Las Tintoreras
A short distance from Puerto Villamil is the small island known as Las Tintoreras.
Isabela Island: Wetlands
They consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species.

Evening: Isabela Island: The Wall of Tears
Isabela was a penal colony. Prisoners were made build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment.
Isabela Island: Tortoise Breeding Station
Created to protect animals in their first years of life from the threats of foreign species.

Sunday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island: El Chato
A reserve in the highlands where you have the opportunity to observe the giant tortoise in the wild.
Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.

Evening: Santa Cruz Island: Tortuga Bay
A pristine location with a beautiful white-sand beach. It's a great place for swimming and even surfing.

Monday

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

Monday

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.

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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

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

Thursday

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

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

Friday

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

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

Saturday

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. 

Sunday

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

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

Monday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island: Los Gemelos
Spanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.
Baltra
Transfer to the Airport.

Technical Specifications

  • Category: Luxury
  • Year of construction: 1987 (refurbished on 2006)
  • Builder: Picchiotti
  • Capacity: 16 Passengers
  • Accommodations: 4 cabins and 2 Suites. 
  • Length:124 ft (38 m)
  • Beam:25 ft (7.8 m)
  • Draft:8 ft (2,65 m)
  • Hull Type:Full Displacement
  • Number of decks:3
  • Exterior:SteelGross
  • Tonnage:317
  • Max Speed: 10 Knots
  • Length: 70 ft  

Features

Category
Luxury
Type
Small Yacht
Capacity
12
Departure day
Monday
Cruise Length
8 days
Rack Charter Rate (8D/7N)
$ 149.000

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