Galapagos

Yacht Isabela II Galapagos Cruise

Yacht Isabela II

Yacht Isabela II Galapagos Cruise

Yacht Isabela II offers the perfect, intimate space for exploring Darwin’s islands in comfort. Traditionalists will enjoy feeling at home with a crew that has remained almost unchanged for years, leading to seamless attention to detail that will make your stay extra special.

With just 20 guest cabins, the yacht’s convivial atmosphere leads to a close-up experience of this unique world. On board, guests find delicious cuisine, faultless service and excellent facilities, including a Hut Tub, fitness room, bar and outside deck for al fresco meals, drinks, and sunbathing.

As on all our vessels, your groups can expect top facilities and equipment, delicious meals, and safe and stimulating expert-planned expeditions on the islands. Scout the island sites for Big 15 wildlife in groups that average no more than 11-14 guests per naturalist guide which surpass the National Park standard, which permits up to 16 guests per guide. Explore the coast with your guides on our pangas, glass-bottom boat or kayaks, or get wet and snorkel.

Benefits
  • Free shore excursions natural history lectures and transfers in the Galapagos.
  • Free transfers airport/hotel/airport for Galapagos cruise departures to major hotels in Quito and Guayaquil.
  • Free consultations with our Medical officer, on call 24/7
  • WiFi and internet access (intermittent and low-bandwidth)
  • Top-ranking naval officers as Captains and First Officers
  • 60+ years of experience and reliability

 

Isabela II itinerariesFrom 5 days just $ 3,236 pp Isabela II cabinsClassic, Standar and Owner's Cabins Isabela II + Otavalo + Quito tours9 days package $ 4,600 pp
Technical specifications

  • Construction: 1979
  • Renovation: 2014
  • Category: Deluxe
  • Gross Tonnage: 1,025 tons.
  • Type of Vessel: Expedition Yacht
  • Capacity: 40 guests / 20 cabins
  • Length: 55.94 m (183 ft)
  • Beam: 11.58 m (38 ft)
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Electricity: 110 – 220 V / 60 Hz
  • Engines: 2 CUMMINS, KTA-38-M1, 1000 HP
  • Navigation Equipment: Radar ARPA, Radar, Satellite Compass, Magnetic Compass, Automatic Pilot, Echosonar, 2 GPS, AIS
  • Fire Detector: Installed throughout the ship
  • Life Jackets: In each cabin
  • Lifeboats: 2 semi-enclosed units / capacity for 27 persons each
  • Life Rafts: Two 25-man, one 20-man
  • Owner: ETICA / Metropolitan Touring
  • Decks: 3 (Boat deck, Cabin deck, Main deck)
  • Naturalist Guides: 3 (includes Expedition Leader)
  • Crew: 26
  • Passenger/Crew Ratio: 3:2
  • Medical Officer: Permanently on board
  • Safety Certificates: SOLAS 74, ISM, ISPS, MARPOL


Ship’s features and services

  • Bar – Lounge
  • Boutique/Gift Shop
  • Reading Room & Natural History Library
  • Hot Tub
  • Radio, telephone, E-mail, and Fax communications
  • PA System
  • Air conditioned throughout
  • Safety boxes
  • Hair dryers
  • Multimedia natural history lectures
  • Stargazing Programme
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Sea Kayaks
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Wet suits for snorkelling (available for rent)
  • Internet*
  • Digital camera and underwater housing for expedition documenting

*Internet connections onboard consist of 2 computer stations in the business center and wifi in the yacht’s social areas;  due to the Galapagos’ remote location, internet connections are intermittent and low-bandwidth.

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