Cruises & Tours to the Galapagos IslandsEcuador Ministry of Tourism Official Agent

Golondrina Galapagos Cruise


Golondrina Yacht Description

The Golondrina is a comfortable and small yacht suitable for 16 passengers with realistic prices for its passengers. The yacht is equipped with both motor and sails, so you may be able to experience some sailing in the Galapagos as well. Coming along with a great bargain for your money is the cozy living room with bar, TV, DVD, and a sundeck perfect for enjoying the Galapagos views and spending your downtime in the sun or gazing at stars.

Golondrina Cabins

All cabins aboard the Golondrina I were built to include private bathrooms and air-conditioning units. In total, there are 8 double cabins with bunk-beds that are comfortable for your Galapagos Cruise.

Look at other comparable budget yacht: Darwin

Golondrina Cruise Prices

2019 prices per person

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Description 15 days 12 days 8 days 5 days 4 days
Per person $ 4,579 $ 3,440 $ 2,301 $ 1,447 $ 1,164
Charter $ 73,263 $ 55,041 $ 36,820 $ 23,154 $ 18,617
* Single Supplement: 80%
* Special discount for kids may apply to the published rate. Please consult with your destination expert for more information and special deals.
* Charter rates don't apply for Christmas and New Year.

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Rates include:
  • All meals
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All shore excursions with an English speaking naturalist guide
Not included:
  • US$100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Airfare from mainland Ecuador
  • Bottled beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance

Golondrina Itinerary

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Itinerary G (C+A) (12days/11nights)

Golondrina I Photos


Golondrina Galapagos Cruise Room


Golondrina Galapagos Cruise Bathroom

Al fresco dining

Golondrina Galapagos Cruise Al Fresco


Golondrina Galapagos Cruise Dining

Sun Deck

Golondrina Galapagos Cruise Sun Deck

Golondrina I Deck Plans & Specs

Deck Plans



Type: motor yacht
Lenght: 22.22m
Beam: 5.09m
Generators: 2 kohler 13 kw, 10 kw
Speed: 8 knots


  • 24 mile furuno radar
  • GPS
  • Satelliite navigator
  • Echo sounder
  • Furuno 1000 ft. speed and distance log
  • Compasses
  • Barometer
  • Clock.


  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacom)
  • Life jackets
  • Flares and signals
  • Fire & smoke detectors
  • Complete fire sys

Golondrina I Reviews

Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:

Maria, the trip was wonderful!  Our guide, Roberto, was fantastic!  The crew on the Golondrina were so polite, helpful, and had a great sense of humor once we all got to know each other...which made the trip even more enjoyable.  Thanks to John, the chef, the food was great!  This trip exceeded my expectations.  Thank you for your great communication through the booking process!

I would recommend this trip to anyone who is looking for a budget cruise.

Sara Sonnier

USA, July 2016

Hello Maria,
I wanted to drop you a quick note to say "thank you" for all you did to make mine and the other ladies vacation to the Galapagos Islands such a success!

We had a wonderful time and truly got to see some parts of the world that were AMAZING to say the least.

I wanted to tell you that the crew & guide from the Golodrina were simply superior! They were kind, considerate, articulate and thoughtful in every way. From Captain Francisco, Roberto guide, Javier 1st mate, to Henry, Darwin, John, Clinton, Mateo, Captain Fernanda, Nelson should all be commended.

Accommodations were clean and tended to daily. We especially appreciated clean towels daily in our cabins. A very nice touch when out on the seas.

Thank you again and hope to hear from you soon.

Take care,

Your friend,

Barbara Galgano


5 Guests


we had an amazing trip. thank you for all your help.


Angelique Oostveen
Nederland, June 2010
Traveled on the Golondrina


We are successfully back at home after exciting trip to Ecuador and Galapagos. On behalf of all clients in our group, I would like to thank you once more for your perfect preparation of the trip. By the way, the "Spirit of Ecuador" bottle has been already opened. The liquor inside is really excellent! Thank you.

My best regards

Michal Kohn
Czech Republic, November 2009
Traveled on the Golondrina


The trip was incredible. Everything from the boat to the cook to the guide was great. Thank you so much for a terrific experience.

Much thanks,

USA, June 2009
Traveled on the Golondrina


I wanted to write to let you know what a fantastic tour my husband, Stefaan, and I had in the Galapagos. We just returned last night to Quito. The crew and guide on the Golondrina took great care of us. The tour covering both the northern and southern islands was perfect.

We appreciate all your assistance in the planning of our tour (making arrangements, answering our many questions, etc).

I will recommend Columbus Travel and the Golondrina in the future.

Best regards,

Tara Middlewood
USA, December 2008
Traveled on the Golondrina

Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time in the Galapagos. The boat Golondrina was great as were the staff especially the guide enrique was excellent -his knowledge of the Galapagos and his English were superb. We had a brillient time - thanks for all your efforts.
January 24th, 2006

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