Yacht La Pinta Galapagos Cruise

Galapagos on Yacht La Pinta: A sophisticated, upscale experience

Yacht La Pinta.

View of Yacht La Pinta.

Luxury Adventure Cruising

A sophisticated, upscale travel experience for 48 guests in 24 cabins that combines modern design, spacious rooms, and gourmet cuisine with top adventure. The ship offers a wide variety of aquatic activities including snorkeling, kayaking and a glass-bottom boat.  She’s a distillation of the wish lists generated by captains, expedition leaders, hotel managers, and guests over many years.

Generous Accommodations

Yacht La Pinta has ample cabins, some of the largest cabins of any Galapagos expedition vessel and features floor-to-ceiling oversized panoramic windows in all cabins for the best views of the islands. Stylish bathrooms with top-notch amenities in all cabins. She is considered an ideal yacht for families travelling together, with 8 connecting cabins available.

Space for Learning and Relaxing 

Join our guides in the lounge for nightly briefings about the next day’s activities. On the following day, visit the National Park on carefully planned excursions. In between outings, it will feel as if your connection with the islands never ends, as panoramic windows in our numerous social areas offer almost permanent visual contact with the island landscapes while you are inside the ship. Or step outside with your camera and make the most of the numerous outdoor social areas, including an outdoor terrace for dining when weather permits and an observation deck that is perfect for equatorial stargazing. Relax in the hot tub, work out in the cardio-gym, or lounge on the sun deck.

Remember, guests aboard Yacht La Pinta benefit from:

  • Free shore excursions, natural history lectures and transfers in the Galapagos;
  • Complimentary wet suits;
  • Free soft drinks;
  • Free transfers airport/hotel/airport for Galapagos cruise departures to major hotels in Quito and Guayaquil;
  • Free Wi-Fi and internet access (intermittent and low-bandwidth);
  • Free consultations with our Medical officer, on call 24/7;
  • Top-ranking naval officers as Captains and First Officers;
  • Metropolitan Touring’s 60+ years of experience.

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Technical Specification

  • Reconstructed & refitted: Callao, Peru, 2007
  • Nationality: Ecuador
  • Capacity: 48 guests
  • Length Overall: 63.87 m (209.49 ft)
  • Breadth: 12.50 m (41 ft)
  • Maximum Draft: 4.00 m (12 ft)
  • Gross Tonnage: 1,438.32 tons
  • Cruising Speed: 10 knots
  • Cabins: 24 outside cabins on the same deck with twin or queen-size beds
  • Double Cabin Size: 16 m2 (175 sq ft)
  • Tripe Cabin Size: 22 m2 (236 sq ft) with sofa bed
  • Decks: Three public decks include an ample bar-salon, dining room, natural history library, sky bar and sundeck
  • Wellness: Hot tub, fitness room
  • Type of vessel: Motor yacht
  • Electricity: 110-220 volts 50Hz
  • Engines: 2 DEUTZ Model SBA 8M 1275 hp
  • Navigation Equipment: Gyrocompass, automatic pilot, radar and GPS
  • Communications Systems: Inmarsat C, Satellite Internet
  • Safety Certificates: SOLAS, STCW, MARPOL, ISM CODE 12
  • Fire Detector: Automatic with control from the bridge
  • Life Jackets: In each cabin
  • Inflatable Life Craft: 2 x 50-man and 6 x 25-man
  • Landing Craft: 4 Pumar inflatable craft + glass bottom boat
  • Owner: ETICA-Metropolitan Touring
  • Decks (3): Sun Deck, Cabin Deck, Main Deck
  • Crew (27): Including officers
  • Naturalist Guides (4): Including Expedition Leader)
  • Medical Officer: Permanently on

Other Services

  • Central air conditioning with individual controls in each cabin
  • In-room safe deposit box
  • Telephone with direct international dialing
  • Coffee station (coffee, tea and water 24-hours-a-day)
  • Multi-channel sound system for closed circuit music and connection for personal iPods, MP3, MP4
  • Briefings and lectures
  • Boutique
  • Satellite Internet connection and low bandwidth, intermittent Wi-Fi is available in designated areas on a complimentary basis

Expedition Features

  • Snorkeling equipment: masks, snorkels, flotation vests
  • 2mm “shorty” wet suits rental (used between June and December)
  • Glass-bottom boat
  • Sea kayaks
  • Natural history lectures and briefings


  • Fitness room;
  • Hot tub;
  • A Medical Officer (M.D.) is permanently on board and available 24/7.

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