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San Jose Galapagos Cruise

San Jose Yacht

San Jose Yacht Description

The San Jose is a yacht built for 16 passengers and offers three different itineraries with varied lengths. Built with you in mind, there are plenty of open spaces like carpeted sun decks with lounge chairs, tables and benches, great for taking in the Galapagos views. The dining room and living room are quiet and pleasant areas to enjoy fabulous meals and sharing time with others on your Galapagos Journey.

San Jose Cabins

With 8 double cabins onboard, the San Jose offers its guests spaciousness having built the cabins from starboard to port. Each double cabin is designed with private bathrooms, full air-conditioning, and great ocean views.

Other comparable mid-range boats include: Xavier, Yolita II, Aida Maria

San Jose Cruise Prices

2019 prices per person starting at:

Description 15 days 12 days 11 days
Main deck 4 / Upper deck 4 US$ 8,885 US$ 6,990 US$ 6,190
Charter US$142,160 US$ 111,840 US$ 99,040
Description 8 days 5 days 4 days
Main deck 4 / Upper deck 4 US$ 4,295 US$ 2,695 US$ 1,895
Charter US$ 68,720 US$ 43,120 US$ 30,320

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* 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
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Airfare from mainland Ecuador
  • Bottled beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance

Additional Information

Our guides are among the top multilingual in the Galapagos Islands, trained by the Galapagos National Park Service and the Darwin Research Station. Our nine crew members are experienced, well trained and certified by the IMO (International Marine Organization).

San Jose Itinerary

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Bar on Deck

San Jose Galapagos Cruise Bar


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San Jose Deck Plans & Specs

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We have two Navigations Radars, 2 Sonar and GPS systems, all the emergency devices such as an EPIRB, Satellite signal device, emergency flares, 2 inflatable emergency rubber boats, life vests in each cabin, etc.

During our daily excursions we always provide our passengers of two “zodiac” boats, each for ten persons, life jackets for adults and children.

The San José is equipped with two 340 H.P. Detroit diesel engines, two 60 KVA and TWO Perkins generators, which power the boat with a maximum speed of 10 Knots per hour.

Yacht Type: Motor Yacht
Capacity: 16 Passengers
Construction Year: 2004
Machinery: 2 Detroit Engines - 360 HP
Generators: 2 Generators - 75 Kva each
Length: 34m / 113ft
Width: 7.6m / 25.3ft
Speed: 10 knots
Cabins: Main deck (4 Twins) & Upper Deck (4 Twins)
Air Conditioning: Individually controlled in all cabins
Electricity: 110 V / 220 V
Snorkeling Equipment: Included
Wetsuit Rental: 4/5 days tour: $25 - 8 days tour: $35

San Jose Reviews

Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:

Hi Maria

We had a great time thanks, the boat was perfect for us, the guide and crew were excellent, and your assistance was very much appreciated all the way through

Thank you for everything
Kind regards

United Kingdom, March 2018

Hello Gabriela:

Lynn and I had a great time in the Gal√°pagos onboard the yacht San Jose. We cannot say enough great things about our adventure. The naturalist, Pedro is exceptional and we learned so much. The crew are extremely kind, friendly and caring. The itinerary was busy but always exciting.

I have equally glowing comments about our visit to Peru.
The choice of hotels,drivers, guides and representatives were outstanding. The hotels were super comfortable and well appointed.The food at both hotels was delicious and reasonably priced. The breakfast buffets were among the top ones we have experienced in our travels anywhere. I commend the drivers for their ability to maneuver the busy traffic in Lima and Cusco.

We were met at every occasion by the driver and/or guide and we got to know everybody quite well. Both guides,Miriam(?) in Lima and Marbella(?) in Cusco are top notch. Their knowledge and passion made each stop memorable for us. Rene was a big help in Cusco.

I hope this conveys to you how much we appreciated the service of you both and your company and personnel. We could have never seen all that we did if our visit was self guided.

We loved the people,the country  and the glorious food of both Peru and Ecudaor.

Thank-you again so much. We will recommend Columbus and Exito Travel to our family and friends.

Yours truly,

Lorne and Lynn Richardson

Travel in Peru

Canada, September 2017
2 guests

Hi Gabriela,

We had a wonderful time! Our trip itinerary went very smoothly, and we had super knowledgeable and friendly guides. We really appreciated having someone meet us at the airport and then escort us back to the airport. The food was simple, but very good. The hotel accommodations were very comfortable. I couldn't have asked for more. 

We were talking with people on a flight home about traveling to Peru and mainland Ecuador and I recommended Columbus Travel. I would definitely contact you if traveling to South America in the future.

It truly was a trip of a lifetime. What a unique and amazing place! Thank you so much!

Sally, Frank Tengeres and Jill

USA, February 2017
3 guests

Hi Maria

We had a great trip to Galapagos my grandkids were amazed with the animals and the snorkeling - and seeing so many fish turtles sharks birds iguanas etc.
They got some great pictures and are still talking about it.  It would have been nice to have another day or two.

Thanks again

Bud Bridges

December 2016
Country: USA

Hi Maria,

Thank you for your email.

It's my last day today in Argentina then I'm back to Sydney, Aaron and Ashley have another week and will be in Brazil!!

The cruise was fabulous, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was amazing and the tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. 8days was just perfect!!

Your service has been very professional and your communication with us has been excellent!

Thank you again for making the whole process run smoothly we would highly recommend your service to future travellers!

Kind regards

October 2016
Country: Australia

Hello Francisco,

We had a really wonderful holiday. Everything went according to plan. The boat - the San Jose -was spacious and comfortable, and I will definitely be recommending it to anyone who asks. The staff were helpful and friendly.

The islands were fantastic, and we enjoyed the variety of flora and fauna on them.

The whole holiday went smoothly. We were collected from our hotel in Quito on time; the transfer to the boat went well, and at the end of our cruise we spent a few days in Puerto Ayora, and Columbus Travel arranged flight tickets for my friend and myself on different days, so that was awkward for them, and yet it all went to plan.

I'm not sure if I will be able to return to the Galapagos. I would like to visit Wolf Island on a dive boat, perhaps next year. Do you organise trips on liveaboard dive boats?

Anyway. Many thanks for your help in organising my holiday.


Sue Austin.

San Jose
May 2015

Hi, Maria.

We are still here. Heading home Tuesday.

The Galapagos trip was great. The boat was comfortable. Good food. We loved the guide, Freddie Vargas, and the rest of the staff was very helpful and friendly. After running into people at Bella Vista who had just left the San Juan and had airport stories, we can't thank you enough for that wonderful man at the airport who breezed us through.

He helped again us when we ran into him on our way to the Napo River.

We have one suggestion. We wish we had spent time (an extra day?) on Santa Cruz and taken a highland tour to see the tortoises. Also, because the the itineraries are set by the park, if you don't happen to get something you expected, a day trip might cover it. We were very happy with what we saw but that might be a suggestion to others.

Again, we can't thank you enough.

This is a wonderful country. Bella Vista and Mindo for birders was really worth the trip and the Sani Lodge was lovely (people/place/food). We are in Cuenca and very happy.

We will recommend you to everyone. Thanks,

Linda and Greg.


San José
March 2015

2 guests

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