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Galapagos Sea Star Journey (ex Grand Odyssey)

Sea Star Journey (Grand Odyssey)

Sea Star Journey Yacht Description

Formerly named the Grand Odyssey, the Sea Star Journey is a superior first-class yacht providing sufficient space and room to relax for 16 passengers. Onboard guests can relish in the shaded and unshaded areas, solarium, two Jacuzzis and sun beds.

Additional social areas include a saloon, mini and video library and a play zone for traveling families. Take advantage of the snorkeling and kayaks provided as well with no extra charge. Delight in the amazing local and international dishes created by the chef in the welcoming dining area.

The Sea Star gets excellent reviews from travelers and is frequently booked ahead of time. Check availability early before it fills up!

Sea Star Journey Suites

The Sea Star features eight ample suites called the Galapagos and Matrimonial Suites, and one other called the Sea Star Suite which is slightly bigger with panoramic windows to enjoy the Galapagos scenery. Each suite includes a private bathroom, independent control air-conditioning, minibar, and TV. For families, twin beds or a faux queen bed are available options.

Take a look at these other first class yachts: Majestic and Mary Anne

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Sea Star Journey Cruise Prices

2017 prices per person (except charter)

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Description 15 days 11 days 10 days 6 days 5 days

Galapagos/Matrimonial Suite

$14399 $10599 $9549 $5499 $4399

Sea Star Suite

$17299 $12699 $11449 $6599 $5299
Single Galapagos Suite $28799 $21199 $18999 $10999 $8799
 
Charter $215999 $159199 $143199 $87984 $69549

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* Charter rates don't apply for Christmas and New Year.

* Special discount for kids may apply to the published rate. Please consult with your destination expert for more information and special deals.

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

Sea Star Journey Itinerary

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» Itinerary 10days/9nights Tuesday to Thursday (A+B)
» Itinerary 10days/9nights Sunday to Tuesday (B+C)
» Itinerary 11days/10nights Sunday to Thursday (C+A)
» Itinerary 15days/14nights Sunday to Sunday (B+C+A)
» Itinerary 15days/14nights Thursday to Thursday (C+B+A)

Galapagos Sea Star Journey Photos

Sea Star Journey

Galapagos Sea Star Journey

Dining Area

Restaurant

Al fresco Dining

Restaurant

Sun Deck

Sea Star Journey Dining

Lounge

Sea Star Journey Boat Lounge

Jacuzzi

Sea Star Journey Cruise and Jacuzzi

Classic Suite

Sea Star Journey Galapagos Cruise Room

Classic Suite

Galapagos Sea Star Suite

Master Suite

Galapagos Sea Star Cruise and Suite

Bathroom

Sea Star Journey Yacht Bathroom

Sea Star Journey Deck Plans & Specs

Main Deck

Main Deck

Upper Deck

Upper Deck

Lower Deck

Lower Deck

Sun Deck

Sun Deck

Specifications

Year of construction: 2011
Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 137.8 ft / 42 mts
Beam: 29.52 fts / 9 mts
Gross tonnage: 480 tons
Capacity: 16 passengers
Accommodation: Upper Deck:
Sea Star Suite & 3 Classic Suites
Main Deck:
2 Superior Suites & 2 Classic Suites
All suites equipped with panoramic window, private bathroom, hot/cold water, air conditioning with independent controls, minibar, Tv, Twin beds or one faux queen and connected suites for families.
Main engines: 2 Caterpillar 340 HP
Max speed: 12 knots
Fuel Capacity: 6000 gallons
Water maker: 2000 gallons per day
Generators: Perkins 114 cabe A
Crew: 10 Members (1 naturalist guide & 1 Host)
Safety & Navigation: Navigation equipment: 1 Satellite Compas, 2 magnetic Compasses, Tracking equipment.
Comunication system: Satelital telephone

Sea Star Journey Reviews

Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:

Hi Gabriela,

I apologize for the delay in responding to this email.  Things got pretty crazy upon returning to work and life in St. Louis.

Thank you so much for everything!!!  I wanted to let you know that the trip was fabulous.  Everything you promised was delivered.  I could not have imagined the trip going any better.  The boat was great and you were right – Hansel was an unbelievable guide.  The crew were also terrific.

I have shared your contact information with multiple people who have asked after we raved about our trip.  We will definitely be in touch when we make other plans to be in the territory you cover with your agency.  Not sure our timeline on this due to some health issues my husband is having since we returned.

Are there any websites where I can write a positive review for you?

Take care and again – I can't thank you enough for delivering this trip of a lifetime.

Regards,
Suzanne Gellman
St. Louis, Missouri

USA, March 2017
3 guests

Hi Maria Soledad,
This will sound too simple, but everything and everyone were fantastic. The Seastar/Domenica was perfect, Mayra was a phenomenal guide, and we had a wonderful time.
Many thanks for your help and expert guidance!
All best
Tony Dajer

October 2016
Country: USA

Hi Gabriela - still on holiday in Florida.

I have left some feedback on Tripadvisor also.

To summarise - your service and promptness of reply has been excellent. I was a little worried about dealing with a travel company I had not dealt with before, but the many reviews I saw had already put me at my ease. This was confirmed with all of the help you gave during the process.

On arrival at Quito the driver was waiting as promised and the pick up from the hotel was just as smooth. The person who picked us up at the hotel was very helpful and checked us in our flight (after talking us through the Galápagos search area).

Our 5 night cruise was excellent - our guide, Hansel was very knowledgable and really made the trip (along with the crew).

I would not hesitate to recommend Columbus Travel (and have done so on Tripadvisor). Thank you for all of your help - it was a fantastic trip.

Hope to deal with you again.

Kind regards

Mark

UK, July 2016
2 Guests

Hi Francisco,
I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did with the Matelski yacht cruise booking. Ms. Matelski and Ms. Street had a wonderful time and said that out of the eighteen passengers on the Grand Odyssey, they were the only ones with no problems and received everything they expected. They loved the yacht and the food and the people they met and everything went very smoothly. I look forward to working with you again.
Thank you so much.

Lesley

Marylin Matelsky
USA
Sea Star Journey
January 2014
2 Guests

Hello Francisco...
Everything was absolutely wonderful! We loved the intimate experience of the 16 passenger Grand Odyssey. The staff were all excellent and the food was fantastic! Truly a magical experience!! I also want to thank you for your honesty returning a more than $3000 USD overpayment because my bank misunderstood the wiring instructions and accidentally sent the entire balance even though I had already made a substantial deposit. Thank you again! Jane

JANE
USA
Sea Star Journey + Royal Palm
DECEMBER 2013

4 Guests

Dear Francisco,

Hello!

so sorry for such a delay in replying - my computer caught a virus - just being re-stored.

Yes, it was a fantastic trip the one can only dream of!
Everything was superious in every given aspect: organization, accomodations, guides (except the one at Galapagos).

You're a fantastic & experienced Tour Operator, with whom everyone has no need to worry about, just relax & enjoy the vacations!

The first thing that impressed was your (Francisco) promptness in communicating and your willingness to customize our trip to meet our wants and needs...some adventure, some Eco-treks and some relaxation. You crafted a tour for us and gave us a price we felt was very reasonable for the services provided.
We could not be happier with the service and the time we spent with Diego - our guide for 1st part of mainland tour.. as well as with his brother Dario (2nd part of mainland tour) - both gentle, knowledgable & attentive! Both of them educated us on the history, culture, economy, and the flora and fauna of a beautifull country Ecuador. Even though we had a large group of 11 girls, they handled us with ease, everything went very smoothly... Diego & Dario made our trip very special. They accommodated all our requests and went beyond their line of duty as a tour guides. Ecuador is a beautiful place and they made it more interesting with their knowledge of history, nature & wildlife.
I cannot say enough good things about Diego & Dario as well as Columbus travel. Everything was perfect...including all the recommended restaurants, tours and adventures.

I would be more than happy to personally recommend Diego & Dario & you Francisco as key person for organizing all this dream trip!

Regarding Galapagos part - we were pleasantly shoked with a yacht - such a luxurious which we didn't expect, frankly. The whole crew was outstanding making any seemless effort to indulge us. & what a fantastic chef - it seemed Mr Michelen was with us:)
Everything was beautifull & luxurious at Galapagos except our guide Angelo who wasn't interesting, didn't listen to our wishes & concerns, was pretty formal, didn't consider that we're Russians & needed time for translation, etc, etc...we didn't feel any taking care from him, moreover, just indifference & formality. He was the only person = thing that didn't match the class of yacht & expected & appropriate services provided. However, nevertheless we fell in love with wonderful beauty of Gallapagos!

Overall, I'll definitely recommend Columbus travel & you Francisco for any tours to Ecuador & Gallapagos as well as Diego & Dario & Gallapagos Grand Odyssey! Thank all of you for making our dream came true!!!

regards,
Olga

RUSSIA
Sea Star Journey + Land Ecuador
JULY 2013

11 Guests

Vero
Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation.
Everything was so amazing and you are stellar at what you do.
We look forward to booking with you again and i will recommend you to everyone i can.
it was very special and i thank you for all your patience and dedication.
Markos

Sea Star Journey + Finch Bay
Markos x 2
USA
July 2013

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