San Jose Yacht

San Jose Galapagos Yacht is a 16-passenger Galapagos yacht, carefully built to assure comfort of her travelers. its spacious eight double cabins offer full air conditioning and private bathroom. the design of the boat ensures minimal disturbance from engine noise during navigation.
The social areas include dining room, lounge, bar, TV, DVD, and a small library. The San José also offers neat outside areas to relax and enjoy the Galapagos Islands. San Jose is one of the larger 16 passenger yachts in Galapagos with ample room for sun and shaded decks with lounge chairs to privately enjoy, read a book, feel the sea breeze or just dream take pictures of the panoramic views. The outside decks are also excellent for wildlife observation, such as whales, dolphins and frigate birds. At the bar on the shaded outside deck you can order an exotic cocktail, or another drink of your choice.

San Jose Yacht Deck Plan

Deck Plan San Jose Yacht in Galapagos

Year Of Construction2004
Last Refurbishment2016
Cabins8 Cabins
Length (m)34m / 113ft
Beam (m)7.60m / 25.3ft
Electric Power110 V / 220 V
Machinery2 Detroit Engines – 360 HP
Speed (knots)10 knots
Crew8 experienced, trained and IMO-certified crew-members (International Marine Organization)
Naturalist Guide(s)1

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONGalapagos
DEPARTURE TIMETo be determined
RETURN TIMEAt proper time for Galapagos returning flight
WEARShort sleeve shirts, Long sleeve shirts, Lightweight long pants, Shorts, Sweatshirt, Light rain jacket or poncho, Socks Bathing suits, Wide brimmed hat.
San Jose Galapagos Yacht INCLUDES
Lodging on board in a cabin with private facilities.
All meals, water, coffee and tea
All excursions as mentioned in the itinerary (itinerary subject to change) with English speaking naturalist guide
Shared shuttle transfer to Quito or Guayaquil airport *only departure transfer (included only if the Galapagos flight has been booked through
us on our scheduled departure cruise dates)
All transfers in Galapagos (airport-yacht-airport transfers are only guaranteed if the flight has been booked through us);
Snorkeling gear (masks, flippers and snorkel).
San Jose Galapagos Yacht DOES NOT INCLUDEAir flight rate to/from Galápagos.
INGALA transit card: USD 20, Galapagos Entrance fee USD 100 per person.
Wetsuit rental.
Soft and alcoholic drinks.
Tips.
Personal expenses.

 

 

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Day 1 – Friday

AM: Arrival at San Cristobal Airport

Upon arrival at San Cristobal Airport, travelers pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands, as well as to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless it has been prepaid). A guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor.

PM: Interpretation Center, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

The Galapagos National Park Visitor Center lies close to the port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The center explains a series of natural circumstances such as the volcanic origins of the islands, their remoteness from the continent, its ocean currents, its special climate, the arrival of different species, and their establishment, among others.

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Day 2 – Saturday

AM: Gardner Bay (Española)

Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling, and the opportunity to observe sea lions. Here you may also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.

PM: Punta Suarez (Española)

This rocky land spot sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Along its southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea affording the visitor spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow whole where water spouts up to 50-75 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf.

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DAY 3 – Sunday

AM: Post Office Bay (Floreana)

Historically, Post Office Bay is the location of a wooden barrel that was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. Since this time it has been used by mariners and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Apart from being the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. We will continue to the north of the island and ascend to an elevated slope to enjoy a beautiful view from the Baroness Lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her House. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.

PM: Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet (Floreana)

This site offers probably the best Flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: “The Green Beach” (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the “Flour Sand Beach” which is made up of coral. After our visit of Cormorant Point we will continue with our yacht to the nearby islet known as Corona del Diablo (Devil’s Crown), where we can enjoy some great snorkeling.

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Day 4 – Monday

AM: Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

Santiago, also called James, or San Salvador Island, is located in the west central part of the Galapagos archipelago. It is the fourth largest island in the archipelago (following Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz). Along with some of the large western volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina, Santiago is also volcanically active, with many young flows and cones to be seen, particularly along the south, west, and east coasts. These may even be seen from the summit of Darwin Volcano and from space. A number of historic eruptions have been reported over the last 2 centuries. Santiago actually consists of two coalesced volcanoes: a typical shield volcano on the northwest end and a low, linear fissure volcano at the southeast end.

PM: Bartolome

Bartolome Island is situated across Sullivan Bay. It has an altitude of 114 meters, from where we can observe one of the most beautiful views of the Galapagos Islands such as: Volcanic cones, lunar-like craters, lava fields, and the famous Toba formed pinnacle eroded by the sea. There is very little vegetation on this island.

It has two breathtaking beaches where marine turtles exist and at the base of the pinnacle, as well as a very small colony of Galapagos penguins.

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Day 5 – Tuesday

AM: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)

This little cove is located at the northern side of Santa Cruz Island, this is a red mangrove lagoon very calm and quiet which makes it an ideal place as nursery for many sharks and rays. Its crystal waters permits to observe large groups of white-tip reef, black tipped reef and hammer heads sharks, schools of golden rays and spotted eagle rays. There are no landing sites so the visit is done by zodiac. Sea turtles are frequently seen and sometimes they are seen mating in the mangrove-lined waters. Pelicans and Herons are also seen in this area.

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including but not limited to weather, road, trail, sea conditions flight schedules adjustments or cancellations, local authorities orders.

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Picture of San Jose Galapagos cruise in the Galapagos islands
Bar on San Jose Yatch
Sun deck on San Jose Yacht
double cabin on San Jose Yacht
living room on San Jose Yacht
Dining room on San Jose Yacht
alley on San Jose Yacht
Dolphins riding along San Jose Yacht

Tour Reviews

5 based on 3 reviews
June 14, 2016

such a great trip, beautiful scenery, first class crew that made us feel very much at home.

November 23, 2016

fantastic cruise, everything was great and service was amazing. Crew were the best! And also special mention of the food, the best we had in Ecuador.

January 20, 2017

My family and I loved our time on this tour. Our favorite part was watching the turtles. The staff was so friendly and attended to every one of our needs and requests. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Wish I could have stayed there longer

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