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Samba Galapagos Cruise

Samba Motor Sailor

Samba Yacht Description

The Samba Motor Sail boat offers you a unique and romantic opportunity to explore the Enchanted Islands. With its carefully designed itineraries and activities, Samba makes the most of your time at the Galapagos Islands. With its 7 classic cabins the Samba creates an intimate experience. 14 guests share the ample decks and comfortable designed social areas that allow you to enjoy every aspect of Darwins beloved Islands. Enjoy the ample decks, take a sunbath, or gaze at the amazing starry sky at night.

Due to ever changing winds and currents, please keep in mind that the sails may not always be open.

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Samba Cabins

Cabins at Samba Yacht have fully equipped private bathrooms with hot water and air conditioned; a top quality service ensures you a comfortable and relaxing stay while you cruise on board of one of the most romantic vessels in the Galapagos Islands.

Take a look at these other mid-range yachts: San Jose, Xavier, Yolita II

Samba Cruise Prices

2017 prices per person (except charter) starting at:

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

DESCRIPTION 8 DAYS 15 DAYS
PER PERSON IN TWIN CABIN US$3600 US$6840
CHARTER 12 PASSENGERS US$47400 US$94800
CHARTER 13 PASSENGERS US$48400 US$96800
CHARTER 14 PASSENGERS US$50400 US$100800

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* 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
  • Airfare from mainland Ecuador
  • Bottled beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • $20 Transit Control Card

Samba Itinerary

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Samba Photos

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Dining

Samba Galapagos Cruise Dining

Al Fresco Dining

Samba Galapagos Cruise Al Fresco Dining

Double Cabin

Samba Galapagos Cruise Cabin

Matrimonial Cabin

Samba Galapagos Cruise Cabin

Samba Deck Plans & Specs

Samba

Samba

Specifications

L.O.A.: 78 feet
Beam: 18 feet
Capacity: 14 passengers and 6 crew

  • Twin DAF diesel engines 220 HP
  • Twin generators 21 KW for 110 & 220 AC, 12 & 24 volt DC
  • Furuno radar
  • Depth sounder
  • GPS
  • EPIRB
  • Life raft
  • VHS & SSB radios
  • 2 tenders & outboards
  • Color TV
  • Video equipment.

Speed: 9 knots
Range: 2,500 miles
Sails: steadying sails
Water: 1500 gallons plus water maker
Crew: Licensed High Seas Captain, mate, cook, mechanic, 1 sailor, Multilingual National Park licensed naturalist guide II or III

Samba Reviews

Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:

Hello Francisco!

We had a GREAT time in Ecuador! Thank you so much for all your help.

Working with you and all the staff at Columbus travel was wonderful. You had patience with all my many questions and worked hard to make sure I got everything I was looking for.

The SAMBA and the Galpagos were amazing! Everything about them exceeded my expectations and my hopes every day! The islands and the animals were beautiful, interesting, educational, inspirational. Our guide, Juan Salcedos, was wonderful and made sure we were the first ones on the islands in the morning and the last ones off in the evenings. In almost all cases, our small group were the only ones on the island, we had paradise to ourselves! Onboard SAMBA and with Juan Salcedos as our guide, we saw more of the Galapagos then we would have on any other vessel. If we wanted to stay longer or if we wanted to snorkle again, it was no problem!

The crew on the SAMBA were wonderful as well. I didn't know we were going to get gourmet food, but we did! Delicious fresh lobster tails, fresh tuna, fresh grouper, as well as wonderfully prepared chicken, beef, turkey and pork. And amazing desserts! SAMBA really spoiled us! I gained 5 pounds!

I was surprised and delighted every single day on the Galapagos trip that Colombus travel and Francisco Vela booked for me!

Kate

KATE
USA
SAMBA 8D
DECEMBER 2013
2 Guests

DEAR CHRISIAN ,JUST A NOTE TO TELL YOU THAT WE TRULY ENJOYED OUR TIME IN THE GALAPADOS ISLANDS. IT IS LIKE ANOTHER WORLD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CARE PLANNING OUR TRIP GOD BLESS DEBBIE

Debbie & Daniel
CANADA
Samba
March 2012
2 pax

Belen and Marie Antoinetta

Our family had an incredible time in the Galapagos, thoroughly enjoying our week on the Samba. The crew was friendly, the guide was very knowledgeable, the food was great, but the star of the show is truly the islands and the wildlife.

I would also like to thank you once again for all your efforts on our behalf regarding the last minute changes we had to make to our trip. I was a little hesitant booking with a non-North American travel company, but after our recent experience I would recommend Columbus Travel without hesitation to anyone planning a trip to Ecuador, Peru or the Galapagos.

Nori Frape
Canada, June 2009
Samba + Mindo

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