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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 bathroom