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Samba 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.

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.

icon Prices from: US$4000
(8D/7N)

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Cruise Details

  • Category: Mid Range
  • Type: Motor Sailor
  • Year built: 1966
  • Departures: Every Tuesday
  • Capacity: 14 passengers
  • Itineraries: 14, 7 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)
  • Kayaks on board

RATES NOT INCLUDED

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

Full Tecnical Details

Upper Deck


Main Deck


Lower Deck


Speed: 9 knots
Guest Capacity: 14 passengers + 6 crew
Crew: Licensed High Seas Captain, mate, cook, mechanic, 1 sailor, Multilingual National Park licensed naturalist guide II or III
Amenities:
  • 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.
Beam: 18 feet
L.O.A.: 78 feet
Range: 2,500 miles
Water Capacity: 1500 gallons plus water maker
Sail Area: steadying sails

Prices

Samba Prices

2020 & 2021 prices per person:

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS 14 NIGHTS
Standard Cabin $ 4,000 $ 8,000
Standard Single Cabin $ 5,600 $ 11,200
Charter $ 56,000 $112,000

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

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

Itinerary Samba

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Tue AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos. Read more...
Wed 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...
Thu AM Marchena Island: Mejia PointIt is a sensational site with calm deep blue waters and a rugged marine topography. Read more...
PM Marchena Island: Playa NegraPlaya Negra offers another excellent opportunity to snorkel or kayak. Read more...
Fri AM Isabela Island: Albermarle PointThe point is the nesting site for flightless cormorants and home to a colony of the largest marine iguanas. 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...
Sat 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: 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...
Sun AM Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Read more...
Mon AM Floreana Island: Asilo de la PazA hill in the agricultural area of the island. The main attractions are of an historic type. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: LoberiaThe main attraction of this site is the presence of Galapagos Sea Lions that are on the beach. Read more...
Tue AM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. 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 PointGalapagos Map
Tue AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Wed AM Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent. 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...
Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island. Read more...
Thu AM Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Read more...
PM 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...
Fri AM San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. Read more...
San Cristobal Island: Leon DormidoThis island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds. Read more...
PM San Cristobal Island: Pitt PointHere there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies. Read more...
Sat 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...
Santa Cruz Island: Carrion PointA lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks. Read more...
Sun AM 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...
PM Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
Mon AM Santiago Island: James BayThere are many lava pools found here as well as caves and inlets home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Read more...
PM Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Read more...
Tue 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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Tue AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos. Read more...
Wed 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...
Thu AM Marchena Island: Mejia PointIt is a sensational site with calm deep blue waters and a rugged marine topography. Read more...
PM Marchena Island: Playa NegraPlaya Negra offers another excellent opportunity to snorkel or kayak. Read more...
Fri AM Isabela Island: Albermarle PointThe point is the nesting site for flightless cormorants and home to a colony of the largest marine iguanas. 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...
Sat 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: 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...
Sun AM Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Read more...
Mon AM Floreana Island: Asilo de la PazA hill in the agricultural area of the island. The main attractions are of an historic type. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: LoberiaThe main attraction of this site is the presence of Galapagos Sea Lions that are on the beach. Read more...
Tue AM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Wed AM Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent. 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...
Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island. Read more...
Thu AM Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Read more...
PM 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...
Fri AM San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. Read more...
San Cristobal Island: Leon DormidoThis island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds. Read more...
PM San Cristobal Island: Pitt PointHere there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies. Read more...
Sat 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...
Santa Cruz Island: Carrion PointA lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks. Read more...
Sun AM 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...
PM Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
Mon AM Santiago Island: James BayThere are many lava pools found here as well as caves and inlets home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Read more...
PM Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Read more...
Tue 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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