Ocean Spray Yacht Description
The Ocean Spray was built specifically to provide the best performance and comfort while cruising in the Galapagos. Her speed and stability are perfect for navigating the Archipelago. The 16 passenger catamaran includes a large sundeck great for soaking up the sun or star gazing in the evenings, a Jacuzzi, and spacious cabins each boasting a private balcony. Ample social areas are also available with interesting reading material and TV with DVD player where guides also update guests on the up and coming activities.
Ocean Spray Suites
Ocean Spray's suites offer the utmost comfort while traveling in the Galapagos Islands. Each cabin offers a private balcony to enjoy along with spacious bathrooms, carpeted floors and inviting beds with luxury linens.
Enjoy these Ocean Spray Cruise luxuries:
- Exciting Itineraries
- Top Bilingual Guides
- Quality Control Manager
- Al Fresco Dining
- Ample Social Areas and Jacuzzi
Ocean Spray Cruise Prices
2017 prices per person (except charter) starting at:
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
|DESCRIPTION||8 DAYS||6 DAYS||5 DAYS||4 DAYS|
|PER PERSON||$ 6550||$ 4995||$ 4165||$ 3090|
|CHARTER||$ 97800||$ 74675||$ 62200||$ 46160|
Prices in US Dollars
Single supplement 50%
Fuel Surcharge: $ NIL
* Special discount for kids may apply to the published rate. Please consult with your destination expert for more information and special deals.
* Prices per person, based on a double occupancy
* Please keep in mind that for individual bookings, children must be at least 7 years old to participate in the tour.
* Charter rates don't apply for Christmas and New Year.
Ocean Spray ItineraryClick on each itinerary title to show or hide the corresponding information.
Ocean Spray Photos
M/C Ocean Spray
M/C Ocean Spray
Al Fresco Dining
Ocean Spray Deck Plans & Specs
|Year of construction:||November 2011|
|Type:||Power Motor Catamaran|
|Length:||113 ft / 34 mts|
|Beam:||43 ft / 13 mts|
|Draft:||4 ft / 1 mts|
|Gross tonnage:||170 tons|
All with private balcony
|Main engines:||Cumins / 405 HP|
|Max speed:||15 knots|
|Electricity:||110 volts AC / 60 Hz|
|Exterior:||GFRP (fiber reinforce polymer)|
Bilingual Galapagos National Park Naturalist Guide
Quality Control Manager
8 other crew (First Mate, Chef, Sous Chef, Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Sailor, Barman, Housekeeper)
|Safety & Navigation:||All equipment meets or exceeds the international SOLAS standard:2x 20-man life raft
2 naval radars
Fire detection and prevention systems etc.
Ocean Spray Reviews
Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:
I want to totally agree with Annamary. This was a wonderful trip. I just want to add that Patricio and Oscar were great on the land portion of the trip. Patricio was a safe and considerate driver and Oscar was very knowledgeable and responsive to all our requests. The boat crew and our guide on the sea portion were superb. The accommodations you provided were top notch. We especially enjoyed the Mansion de Alcazar. Thanks for all your help and advice--you really made getting ready for the trip and knowing what to expect much easier for us. I too am singing the praises of Columbus Travel and this particular Ecuador/Galapagos trip.
USA, November 2017
We are back from our adventure and want to thank you for all your help and organizing skills. We were very pleased with Group Travel, as well. The guides were all great and very knowledgeable. If we would have realized how outstanding the last two hotels were we would have extended the trip 4 or 5 days more to be able to enjoy their facilities. The Palacio Nazarene upgraded us to the Nazarene Suite on the 2nd floor. We made some wonderful new friends on Ocean Spray and in the Selva Lodge. The Lodge and Ocean Spray were outstanding. The staff and crew were above and beyond expectation.
Daniel, at the Lodge, was our guide. His sister lives in Chicago and his best friend lives 15 min. from us....small.
Thank you and very warm regards from us both.
USA, October 2017
I wanted to drop you a note of thanks for all the efforts by you and the Columbus team on our recent trip to Quito/Galapagos.
Everyone was truly amazing - so organized, thorough and polite. You made our trip all the more special.
Thanks so much!
USA, May 2017
Thank you Maria Soledad
The Ocean Spray crew and guide were terrific
Thank you for directing us to that boat
All worked well in the end
We will gladly refer people to you if / when the chance arises
Raif and Orietta
We are back safely from a wonderful holiday in Quito and the Galapagos Islands. Thank you for your generous hospitality on the 6th, Jane's birthday, when we enjoyed a great evening at Zazu, our last night in Quito. The three tours that you arranged were excellent and Oscar was a tremendous ambassador for Ecuador and we enjoyed his company for three days.
Our Galapagos experience was even better than we could have imagined. Ocean Spray is probably the best way to see the islands, and we were very well taken care of by the crew. We understood before we arrived that there would be some imposed "structure" to our itinerary (we found out at the start of the trip that this was set by the National Park authority), but it meant that our visitor sites were never crowded and we could see everything at a leisurely pace. The sun is fierce, and catches you unawares when snorkeling.
You know already that I can say that I will recommend "Pablo" and Columbus Travel to anyone who asks all our travel arrangements went like clockwork... airport pick-ups etc. and our hotel in Quito was perfect. Guayaquil was interesting as we were there on the evening of Valentine's Day and everyone was out walking, but we managed an enjoyable local dinner before making our very early connection to Miami.
Our only regret is that we did not get the chance to meet you personally so that we could say a proper thank you in person. Please pass on our thanks to your Operations Team for a job well done!
Thanks and best regards,
Jonathan and Jane Clipper
Ocean Spray, Papallacta, Cotopaxi & City Tour
We really loved everything about this trip. Huge room, good food, plenty to see and do. We were also really lucky with the weather and lucky to have a good group of fellow cruisers. We have some friends looking at a Galapagos trip and we will certainly recommend Haugan cruises.
Just back from 8 day cruise aboard the Ocean Spray. A wonderful nature adventure, only 8 cabins aboard this new catamaran. Wonderful bilingual guide, Harry, who took us on three different adventures each day: hiking, snorkeling, panga (boat) rides. Saw marine iguanas, sea turtles, flightless cormorants, land tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, sharks, sea horses, all kinds of creatures. They are not afraid of man so you can get close for great pictures. Great food on the Ocean Spray, attentive crew, large cabins with private balconies. A wonderful time I booked with Haugan Cruises.
I am so glad that I found Columbus Travel and our Tour Operator Francisco on the internet to help us plan our Adventure Tour. There were many emails back and forth in the planning phase regarding the prices, locations, accommodation, time frame for travel etc and all responses were prompt, informative and full of excitement. All the required documentation were supplied in quick order. They supplied a day by day itinerary and even a packing list for both places that we found very useful. The payment process had several options for ease.
All Airports pick ups and transfers back and forth to Hotels were very smooth and the checking in at airports and Hotels was always taken care of for us. We did have a problem a few times not knowing a pick up time from hotel but the communication between the hotel and Columbus Travel was fantastic and some calls were made in the very wee hours. Solution was very prompt.
The Oceanspray Galapagos Tour was Incredible. We were spoiled, spoiled spoiled!!!! The boat, the staff, The Guide, the Food.....Amazing!! The same can be said for the La Selva Lodge. It was a true Jungle experience with great food and accommodation. I would recommend 2 or 3 nights not the five that we stayed. Thank you Francisco. It was absolutely a Trip of a Lifetime. I would definitely book with Columbus Travel again.
OCEAN SPRAY & LA SELVA
I was just calling to thank you for all the arrangements you made for me on the Ocean Spray. The trip, as always, was perfect!
I'm so glad we got to meet when I was in Quito. Hopefully, I will get to go to Galapagos again some day. For now, I have beautiful lasting memories.
Nov/ Dec 2013
I failed to mention and I will when I make my comments is the wonderful attention that I received from you. You answered every email or phone request promptly and courteously.
You thought of so many things and shared suggestions that made our trip so fantastic.
I do hope you shared my email with your boss!!!
Suzi x 3
Diego, I'm not sure if you're back from your holiday or not but we want to tell you what a wonderful trip we had. Your planning was perfect. We loved the hotel -- a perfect location and the people working there could not have been more helpful. We loved wandering in the Old Town. We had a fantastic driver the day we went out of town. He had good ideas of things to see and places to go. Thank you for your planning and helpful. The Ocean Spray was a lovely boat -- excellent food -- excellent naturalist -- excellent people onboard. One of the boys said, "This is a life changing experience."
We have recommended this trip to friends and some have asked for material.
We have had a lovely trip on board of the Ocean Spray. Everything, from the guide to the service on and off board, was perfectly organised. Thank you for your advice and your assistance whenever we had questions. We will highly recommend you and Haugan for trips to the Galapagos and Ecuador.
Greetings from Holland,
Pel and Aafke van den Kerkhoff
PETER van den Kerkhoff
OCEAN SPRAY - DECEMBER 2012
We have finished our trip and are very happy. Thank you for all your help and recommendations. Both la selva and the Ocean Spray were incredible. All staff members we encountered were very friendly, knowledgable and professional.
My parents, Kelli and I are planning to return to Ecuador in February, and will definitely use your services again. I will also recommend you and Columbus travel to my friends. Again, thank you so much.
I wanted to thank you so very much for your help in creating the trip of a lifetime! I was amazed at your impeccable service and attention to all the key details. All the assistance to and from the airports was so helpful, and made things so much more relaxing. And a special thanks for your recommendation to stay at the Plaza Grande. It was truly an amazing place to stay, and clearly the nicest hotel we've ever visited (and we've both stayed in some elite hotels).
The cruise on the Ocean Spray couldn't have been better. The clean, new boat was beautiful, the crew was incredibly friendly and attentive, and dealt with slight issues before we even had a chance to ask. The food on the ship was unbelieveably good, and we had a great opportunity to sample Ecuadorian cuisine with the freshest of produce and fish. Our guide, Luis, was amazing! So knowledgeable, so friendly, so helpful, in so many ways. He truly made the trip perfect. We all bought him a present, that we all signed in appreciation, and presented to him at the farewell toast with the crew.
I expect my sister and other friends will be calling you soon to book an excursion on the Ocean Spray.