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New Galapagos Yachts & Ships 2022

Every year, a few new yachts and ships makes their debut in the Galapagos Islands. Imagine: you can be one of the first travelers to experience these luxury vessels in a destination known as one of the most exotic wildlife areas on earth. Cruise season is year-round in this Pacific archipelago, so you’ve got plenty of opportunities to be among the pioneers. Below, we’ve rounded up a few of the most impressive boats set to embark on the high seas in the Galapagos in 2022.

Indulge in the first true superyacht experience in the Galapagos Islands aboard the 16-guest Aqua Mare. This 50-meter (164-foot) luxury vessel by Aqua Expeditions has 30% more indoor volume than most yachts her size. Travelers can enjoy extravagant outdoor spaces, including a sprawling Sun Deck with a six-person Jacuzzi, big-screen TVs, and plush wraparound seating. The stunningly appointed Beach Club is also a standout, featuring a swimming platform for easy access and leisurely dips into the azure Galapagos waters.

Each of the seven stylish suites was specially customized by renowned yacht designer François Zuretti, including the lavish 80-square-meter (861-square-foot) Owner’s Suite. Thanks to the one-to-one crew to guest ratio, passengers are treated like VIPs with personalized service during their entire stay. A chef prepares delicious gourmet cuisine daily, while two naturalist guides are also onboard. All in all, this is a superyacht that promises unparalleled comfort, world-class service, and a blissful overall experience to travelers exploring the exotic wildlife and dramatic landscapes of the archipelago.

Another new boat in the Galapagos Islands is the Grand Daphne, a first-class motor yacht that offers an elevated cruising experience in the Pacific. Built to fulfill the highest standards of safety, comfort, and environmental protection, the 16-passenger vessel is well-suited to take explorers on a Galapagos cruise to remember. An experienced nine-person crew, including an expert naturalist guide, are onboard to ensure a smooth-sailing trip for all travelers.

Bright, modern, and tastefully decorated, Grand Daphne is home to a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for mingling and relaxation. Enjoy delicious meals by the onboard chef in the dining area, then wind down with a movie in the TV area or a drink from the well-stocked bar. On balmy days, the sun deck is the perfect spot to lounge for hours at a time. The yacht also features five standard cabins, two superior cabins, and one suite, all with private bathrooms, air-conditioning, and portholes or windows.

Sporting a sleek, modern profile, the Koln is a 104-foot-long (32-meter-long) motor yacht navigating the waters of the Galapagos. Formerly named the Tip Top III or Blue Spirit, the new and improved ship was remodeled in 2019 to feature the latest updates in design and technology.

Inside, the 16-passenger Koln is warm and cozy, with classic touches like wooden paneling and booth-style seating. A well-designed lounge, restaurant, and salon are pleasant social areas for travelers, while the sun deck is ideal for enjoying fresh air and panoramic scenery. Ten air-conditioned cabins are fitted with private bathrooms and windows offering stunning views of the islands. Expect friendly service from the experienced crew members which includes English-speaking naturalist diver guides. Ocean lovers keen to explore the reefs can also take advantage of snorkeling equipment available onboard.

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By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Choose your trip, Galapagos Cruises, Home News, Luxury Galapagos Cruises|

Are you planning a Galapagos trip with a big group? Whether it’s a family reunion, a business retreat or small group project, or a special occasion like an anniversary, chartering a cruise can be a great way to share these moments with family, friends, and colleagues.

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How Much Does a Galapagos Cruise Cost?

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Choose your trip|

There’s no such thing as a “bad” Galapagos cruise, but it’s also definitely true that the more you pay, the more amazing your experience will be, in terms of comfort, experience, food, guides, and trip length. All cruises are all-inclusive, meaning that your ticket price includes meals onboard, lodging, and any transportation specifically listed in the itinerary

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By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Choose your trip, News|

When is the best time to go to the Galapagos? There is no best time really. Any time is great to visit, but it's helpful to know the basics of Galapagos' climate and other variables such as wildlife activities and tourist high and low seasons in order to pick just the right time of year that will feature the things you wish to see and do.

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Although the Galapagos Islands host some of the most luxurious cruises and nature lodges, it's also a great destination for those looking to explore the best nature has to offer on a budget. The best way to balance your budget is to plan ahead. A little bit of forward thinking and investigation before your trip can save you a bunch of money.

Island Hopping in the Galapagos

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Choose your trip|

Island hopping in the Galapagos Islands, also known as land-based tours, is the only other way to see the islands if you are not on a cruise. Cruises used to be the only way to visit the archipelago, but now travelers can base their excursions from a hotel on one of the four main islands to which they will return every night.

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By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Choose your trip|

While a 5-day cruise is still a relatively short expedition, you will at least be able to experience several visitor sites and most of the cruise activities. The 5-day option is your best balance for those who want to see a lot but are still trying to manage their budget prudently.