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

La Pinta Galapagos Cruise

La Pinta Ship

La Pinta Yacht Description

La Pinta is a Luxury Cruise ship dedicated to its 48 passengers and keeps everyone from adults to children entertained, as well to the Galapagos Islands running their own Galapagos Foundation.

The crew is composed of 25 members and three Certified Naturalist Guides. La Pinta offers you many spacious areas to mingle, lounge, or play when not involved in other activities. Along the three different decks you can find a bar/saloon, the dining room, sky bar, sundeck, gym, and Jacuzzi.

Children ages 7-12 are able to participate in fun activities in La Pinta's "Young Pirates" program, giving them a rare experience in the Galapagos Islands. The dining room is the place to enjoy wonderfully prepared Ecuadorian and International cuisines with children's and vegetarian menus available.

La Pinta Cabins

Various types of cabins are available on La Pinta. You can choose a regular cabin, interconnected cabins great for families, or even triple cabins. In each you will find an aesthetically pleasing decor meeting all your needs with fully equipped private bathrooms, panoramic windows, quality lighting, and air-conditioning.

Other comparable luxury yachts include: Santa Cruz II, Silver Galapagos, Eclipse

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La Pinta Cruise Prices

2019 prices per person:

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Description 5 days 7 days

Twin/ Double

$ 4,490 $ 6,560


$ 4,490 $ 6,560

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Important note:

During Peak Season dec 21-29 / dec 29 to january 04

  • There will be a surcharge of US$ 263 per adult and US$ 158 per Child
  • No discounts apply
  • win / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%
  • Triple Cabins (4) for twin/double use have a surcharge of 100%
  • Children's policy does not apply during peak season
  • Single supplement 100%
  • Special discount for kids may apply to the published rate. Please consult with your destination expert for more information and special deals.
  • Minimum age on board 6 years old

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Rates include:
  • All meals
  • Transfers in the islands
  • Transfers to and from Quito or Guayaquil airport to the main hotel.
  • All shore excursions with an English speaking naturalist guide
  • Snorkeling Gear
Not included:
  • Wet Suits available for rent, NET rate $ 30 + VAT per guest for 8-day expeditions
  • Wet Suits available for rent, NET rate $ 15 + VAT per guest for 4 or 5 days expeditions
  • Airfare from mainland Ecuador
  • US$100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverage
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance

La Pinta Itinerary

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La Pinta Photos

La Pinta

La Pinta Galapagos Yacht


La Pinta Galapagos Boat Lounge

Sun deck

La Pinta Galapagos Cruise Sun deck

Double cabin

La Pinta Galapagos Rooms

Triple cabin

La Pinta Galapagos Rooms

Twin cabin

La Pinta Galapagos Cabin


Galapagos La Pinta Jacuzzi

Lounge & Library

La Pinta Galapagos Lounge and Library

Sun Deck Dining

La Pinta Galapagos Cruise Sun Deck and Dining

Sun Deck Dining

La Pinta Galapagos Yacht Sun Deck

La Pinta Deck Plans & Specs

Boat deck

Boat deck

Main deck

Main deck

Upper deck

Upper deck


Built: 1983
Refurbished: 2007
Length: 63 meters (207 feet)
Beam: 12 meters (39.37 feet)
Gross Tonnage: 1541
Speed: 12-14 knots
Capacity: 48 guests
Cabins: 24 outside cabins, all similar, in the same deck.
Approximate size 15 square meters (162 square feet).
Guides: 3 Certified Galápagos Naturalists
Crew: 25 plus M.D Officer

La Pinta Reviews

Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:

Sofia : It was great.  Appreciated sincerely your help putting it all together . Definitely will be one of my most memorable trips of my life .
Thanks Again 
Victor Rodriguez

USA, February 2019

2 Guests

Thank you Cristina!!!The driver was lovely and on time at the airport and the next morning. I am writing this note from Alausi . The Galapagos was amazing and we did see penguins!!!!!
Hope to meet you soon!

Tina Brown

Canada, January 2019

I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am to you and how much our family enjoyed our trip to Ecuador.
From the moment we landed in Quito until the day we left for home, Columbus Travel were AMAZING!!!
Everything went without a single hiccup or hitch.
The drivers, guides, hotels…. outstanding.
And La Selva Lodge and La Pinta - were like waking up in heaven.
We will never forget the amazing sites of the amazon and The Galapagos, but also, we will never forget how safe and cared for we felt with everything that Columbus travel did for us.
The gifts for the children at Christmas - a wonderful touch, thank you.

I have given your name and email to so many of my friends and colleagues since returning home. I sincerely hope they contact you, and get to experience what we saw and did.

Again, thank you so much
Who knows, we may get to travel to Ecuador again!!

God Bless you

Love from the Street Family

John Street and family
December 2016
4 guests


Your team put together a very enjoyable trip for us, and all the people that we met along the way as guides, drivers, and naturalists were extraordinary.

We really appreciate that you were able to add the visit to the rose plantation when we first started in Quito.  For my wife that was the highlight of the Quito experience, and we would suggest you may want to offer something similar to other guests.  Most Americans do not realize that most of our roses come from Ecuador and Colombia, and the  selection process the rose plantations go thru is fascinating.

Also, while I realize you went thru Metropolitan for most everything in the Galapagos, and while the Pinta was fabulous, and the Red Mangrove in Puerto Ayora was nice, I would suggest that you check into the Iguana Crossing as an option in Villamil over the Red Mangrove there.

The only time that things did not go according to schedule was the last morning on Isabela when the hotel apparently either forgot to make arrangements to pick us up or whoever they arranged with forgot.  Fortunately, we hailed our taxi who got us to the pier just in time, and your coordinator for the boat saw us there and even in the absence of having tickets on our persons, he took care of getting us on board.  Once back at Santa Cruz, we were totally taken care of even though LAN had changed our flight.

We will definitely recommend Columbus Travel to others, and in particular suggest that they request to work with you.

Thank you.

Bryan and Vivian

2 guests
July 2016
La Pinta, 8 days
Red Mangrove Hotel

Dear Pablo,

Having returned from Equador, I should like to thank you for all your support in the preparation of our journey. We had an excellent time in Quito and the Galapagos Islands. Your arrangements worked fine: all transports were on time with friendly and helpfull drivers. 
The cruise on "La Pinta" was a great experience. We had a nice cabin, the Crew was very welcoming, the food good and the visits to the Islands just wunderfull, with very knowledgable guides. 

We have returned with great memories and many photos, that will long remind us of this travel.

Thank you and all your team for a professional support

With best personal regards

Michael Eggenschwiler

2 guests
August 2016

Hi Maria.

Thank you for your email. Our trip was amazing. The La Pinta cruise was excellent. We loved our stay at JW Marriott, and Casa Gangotena was absolutely wonderful, outstanding. The room we stayed at was really quiet, just what we wanted. The food was great.

All services went without a glitch.

Thank you very much for organizing the trip for us! It was a trip of a lifetime.

Best regards,


La Pinta, JW Marriot and Casa Gangotena
February 2016

2 guests



My husband, Rick, asked me to reply to your email regarding our recent trip to the Galapagos with Metropolitan on the LaPinta. I’m sorry it has taken me a few weeks to respond!

Rick and I and our two young-adult daughters had an absolutely wonderful trip. Everything was seamlessly smooth, from being met at the airport at Guayaquil, to the escort back to the airport for the trip to the islands. We so appreciated how easy the connections were. Hotel Ora Verde was lovely, too.

Arriving in Galapagos, the staff from LaPinta was there to help with everything. We were quickly escorted to the ship, made comfortable in our beautiful cabins, served lunch, and, before we knew it on Seymour Island with blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, iguanas, and sea lions! Every day was another adventure. The pace was brisk, but not rushed or hurried. We enjoyed that we could choose kayaking or snorkeling sometimes. Also, the staff was very responsive to the age-group mix we had on board. After a couple of days they responded to the needs of the 9 or 10 children that were on board by offering a disembarking group specifically geared towards the kids. This way they had a naturalist focusing on their level of knowledge, shorter attention-spans, and high activity levels! Our naturalists (Gabriel, Salvatore, and Enrique) were fantastic and were a big reason the trip was so wonderful.

One night, well after dinner, Enrique brought to our attention a large group of sharks and sea lions hunting flying fish by the side of our boat. Although it was pitch-black outside, the sea life was glowing, illuminated underwater! Our naturalists were as excited by the wildlife as we were! One day, returning on the panga boat to the La Pinta, our panga driver spotted whales! We took a 45-minute detour to chase the whales, one of which was much bigger than the little boat we were in! It didn't matter that we were going to be late for dinner, the naturalists shared our excitement in such an unexpected sighting. I could go on and on about snorkeling with sea lions and sea turtles and watching flamingos in flight, but I think I’ve expressed just how fabulous this experience was for all of us.

Our connections returning to Guayaquil and again to the airport were excellent and seamless.

All of us consider this trip to have been the trip of a lifetime. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and our youngest daughter's college graduation with this spectacular trip. It gave us memories that we will cherish.

Thank you for your guidance and excellent service arranging this trip for us. We would recommend Columbus Travel and LaPinta highly to anyone planning a trip to the Galapagos.

Joyce Malamut

La Pinta
July 2015

Guests: 4


Hi Maria

Thanks for organising our trip. We had an absolutely wonderful time and couldn't believe how quickly it went.

Best regards,

Sally and Jack
La Selva + La Pinta + Ecuador
May 2014
2 Guests

Hi Vero!
Today we are leaving Galapagos suites, we had the best time! The room was beautiful and they decorated the bed with rose petals and we were surprised with a bottle of wine! Thank you for setting this up for us, it was perfect.

La Pinta + Galapagos Suites + Hilton Colon Guayaquil
Feb 2012

Galapagos was great and thanks again for everything. Such a surprise to see my friends. They also really had a wonderful time.
Will certainly recommend you to my friends.
Kind regards, Pam -

La Pinta
November, 2011

Hi Vero,

We are back home - in the snow and cold. Just wanted to thank you for helping us so much in planning the biggest trip of our lives. We loved the La Pinta & its crew. Our cabin was perfect. The islands were awesome - each one so beautiful, yet different. And the wildlife - so varied, yet so peacefully co-existing and so totally unafraid of us! And of course, the boobies were adorable. And thank you also for the lovely gift (wine!) It was very good. Unfortunately, our stay in Quito was cut short by altitude sickness, so we were not able to stop by and meet you in person. Too bad. But thank you for everything - and who knows, we may be back!

Have a wonderful 2011,


14 – 21 enero
La Pinta
Desire Coyne

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