Yacht La Pinta Galapagos Cruise

La Pinta: A sophisticated, upscale experience

La Pinta is our luxury vessel, featuring some of the largest cabins in the Galapagos, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious interiors and an overall design that minimizes the possibility of seasickness. Above all, this Yacht offers you the true definition of luxury in the Archipelago: full, unmitigated access. Small groups – average just 12 guests or fewer per guide- are guaranteed and all the required equipment is ready and set for your convenience: a Glass-bottom boat, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, and our large and comfortable pangas. The ideal vessel for exploring the Galapagos in the most comfortable, stylish way. Complete with a Cordon-Bleu gastronomy director, La Pinta will open up the islands for you like no other ship sailing these amazing waters.

Yacht La Pinta.

View of Yacht La Pinta.

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.

Itineraries are the key to accessing the Galapagos. Not all ships can take you to the islands that you want to visit. Islands such as Genovesa, Fernandina, Española and North Seymour hold some of the greatest treasures in the archipelago. La Pinta offers you three itineraries that, all summed together, offer the greatest exposure possible to the Galapagos National Park and all of its wonders. Of course, not everyone has the time to see it all, so choosing your itinerary is key.

360 Virtual Tour

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.

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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