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Cachalote Explorer

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Cachalote Description

The first class 16 passenger Cachalote I Schooner and its the three main decks of the boat take advantage of the equatorial rays of the sun. Watch passing birds native to the Galapagos or dolphins and whales leisurely swimming by, or simply relax by reading a book or taking a snooze on the large sun decks. What's more is that the Cachalote I is Smart Voyager certified, meaning that they comply with all necessary conservation standards and are also SOLAR certified. The schooner is equipped to cruise with either sail or motor and the crew consists of the captain, cook, engineer, three sailors, and a multilingual Naturalist Guide.

Cachalote Cabins

The Cachalote quarters up to 16 passengers with 7 different cabins to choose from on the upper and lower landings, including one matrimonial cabin. Each has its own private bathroom with hot/cold water showers, and full air-conditioning with units in each room.

icon Prices from: US$2250
(6D/5N)

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Cruise Details

  • Category: First Class
  • Type: Small Yacht
  • Year built: 2018
  • Departures: Every Wednesday
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Itineraries: 7, 5 night cruises
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RATES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation on board
  • All meals while on board
  • Purified water, coffee, and tea available during the cruise
  • Transfers in the islands during operational days
  • English speaking naturalist guide
  • Islands excursions and activities according to the Itinerary
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, tube, & fins)
  • Wetsuit
  • Kayaks on board

RATES NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • Migratory Control Card
  • Alcoholic & all bottled drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel, cancellation and medical insurance

Full Tecnical Details

Main Deck


Lower Deck


Upper Deck


Cruise Speed: 8 knots (appx.)
Safety:
  • VHF (DSC) & HF (DSC) radios
  • EPIRB
  • SART
  • Hunter satellite tracking device
  • 2 GPSs
  • 2 radars
  • depth sounder
  • flares
  • basic first aid kits
  • 2 tenders with outboards
  • fin keels for extra stability
  • flotation rings
  • life rafts with surplus capacity for all passengers and crew
  • fire alarm system
Guest Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: All crew are fully trained and certified. Captain, multilingual naturalist guide, cook, engineers, barman, and 4 sailors.
Type: Motor Vessel, Steel hull
Beam: 24ft
Year of construction: 2018
Accommodation: 8 cabins each with private bath. Hot / cold water showers. Combination of Queen, Double and Twin sized mattresses.
L.O.A.: 88ft
Salon Dimensions: 17.5ft x 35ft
Mechanical Equipment: 1 main Caterpillar Engine, 3 Generators (110v), 2 reverse osmosis water makers, sewage treatment plant

Prices

Cachalote Prices

2020 prices per person starting at:

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS 5 NIGHTS
All Cabins
$ 3,000 $ 2,250
Charter $ 48,000 $ 36,000

2021 prices per person starting at:

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS 5 NIGHTS
Standard Cabin 1-2
$ 4,500 $ 3,375
Standard Cabin 3-7
$ 4,400 $ 3,300
Standard Cabin 8
$ 4,000 $ 3,000
Charter $ 70,400 $ 52,800

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

These rates are valid all year round, except for high season departures.

Itinerary Cachalote Explorer

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Wed AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Read more...
Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Thu AM Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Read more...
PM Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Read more...
Fri AM Isabela Island: Puerto VillamilA small peaceful town with a laid back atmosphere and long white-sand, palm-lined beaches. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Sierra Negra VolcanoOn the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands. Read more...
Sat AM Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath. Read more...
Sun AM Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions. Read more...
Mon AM Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. Read more...
Tue AM Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. Read more...
PM Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
Wed AM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Wed AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: El ChatoA reserve in the highlands where you have the opportunity to observe the giant tortoise in the wild. Read more...
Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Thu AM Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Read more...
PM South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Read more...
Fri AM San Cristobal Island: Cerro BrujoA beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas. Read more...
PM San Cristobal Island: El Junco LagoonA small crater within a large caldera of a volcano, is the only permanent freshwater lake in the Galapagos. Read more...
Sat AM Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Read more...
PM Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Read more...
Sun AM Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Read more...
Mon AM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Read more...
PM Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there. Read more...
Tue AM Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. Read more...
PM Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high. Read more...
Wed AM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Wed AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: El ChatoA reserve in the highlands where you have the opportunity to observe the giant tortoise in the wild. Read more...
Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Thu AM Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Read more...
PM South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Read more...
Fri AM San Cristobal Island: Cerro BrujoA beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas. Read more...
PM San Cristobal Island: El Junco LagoonA small crater within a large caldera of a volcano, is the only permanent freshwater lake in the Galapagos. Read more...
Sat AM Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Read more...
PM Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Read more...
Sun AM Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Read more...
Mon AM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Read more...
PM Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there. Read more...
Tue AM Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. Read more...
PM Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high. Read more...
Wed AM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Read more...
Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Thu AM Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Read more...
PM Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Read more...
Fri AM Isabela Island: Puerto VillamilA small peaceful town with a laid back atmosphere and long white-sand, palm-lined beaches. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Sierra Negra VolcanoOn the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands. Read more...
Sat AM Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath. Read more...
Sun AM Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions. Read more...
Mon AM Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. Read more...
Tue AM Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. Read more...
PM Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
Wed AM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.

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