La Pinta Yacht
La Pinta Yacht has 24 comfortable cabins, all of them convertible from twin to queen sizes, and four connecting cabins, all with full private facilities, permanent hot and cold water, sufficient closet space and central control panel for room temperature, public announcements system, individual MP3 sound system, volume and reading lights; all cabins are fully carpeted and air-conditioned throughout.
La Pinta is considered an ideal yacht for families traveling together, the vessel delivers sophisticated and 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.
|Cruise Duration||Twin/ Double (20)||Triple (4)|
|7 days – 6 nights||5,072.00||5,072.00|
- Luxury Adventure Cruising
- Generous Accommodations
- Space for Learning and Relaxing
La Pinta Yacht features
- Free shore excursions, natural history lectures and transfers in the Galapagos
- Complimentary wet suits
- Free soft drinks
- Free transfers 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
- During Peak Season dates, the operator reserves the right to prioritize reservations taking into account factors such as payment and confirmation dates.
- The operator reserves the right to limit the number of twin/double cabins for single use dependent on availability
- Twin / Double Cabins for single use incur a 100% surcharge.
- () number of cabins per category
During Peak Season:
- (Dec 19- 25) There will be a surcharge of US$ 263 per adult and US$ 168 per child
- Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%
- Children’s policy does not apply during peak season
Children under 12 sharing a cabin with their parents or guardians: 25% off. (Applies only to one child per adult paying full fare)
- Minimum age 6 years old
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Galapagos (Baltra-Baltra)|
|DEPARTURE TIME||To be determined|
|RETURN TIME||At proper time Galapagos returning flight|
|WEAR||Short sleeve shirts, Long sleeve shirts, Lightweight long pants, Shorts, Sweatshirt, Light rain jacket or poncho, Socks Bathing suits, Wide brimmed hat.|
Baltra Island Our adventure begins with a morning flight to Baltra Island and immediate transfer to the dock to board Yacht La Pinta. There’s a welcome introductory briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment and then lunch.
North Seymour Island Following an afternoon disembarkation, we enjoy a walk along the coast and the interior of the beautiful flat island, observing numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and land iguanas. There are opportunities for coastal exploration by dinghy. Evening briefing, welcome cocktail and dinner.
Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island) Since there is no landing site at this location, the coastal exploration is by dinghy, while the naturalist guide explains the dramatic geology of the area, with remains of lava flows and tuff stone layers. There is abundant wildlife and, depending on the conditions of the ocean, we’ll be able to snorkel along the cliffs, hopefully in the company of green sea turtles.
Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island) In the afternoon, we visit the youngest and most pristine island of the archipelago, Fernandina, one of many people’s all-time favourites. Punta Espinoza has an amazing combination of barrenness and abundant wildlife. Highlights include hawks, penguins, the flightless cormorant and astounding views of the surrounding volcanic landscapes.
Urbina Bay (Isabela Island) After breakfast, we disembark at Urbina Bay, on the western side of Isabela Island, the result of an uplifting of the ocean floor. Here you can find corals, shells, and large and very colourful Galápagos land iguanas, giant tortoises (occasionally). Navigating the Bolívar Channel, there are good chances of spotting species of whales.
Tagus Cove (Isabela Island) On the northwest of Isabela, secluded Tagus Cove provided a favourite anchorage for pirates and whalers over the centuries, and today makes a great visitor site.
An uphill hike takes us to the back of Darwin Crater, filled with salt water. We can snorkel or ride kayaks amid the dramatic landscape before our hike.
Rabida Island In the morning, we disembark at Rábida Island’s red-coloured beach. A stroll along the beach or a short hike in a loop for cliff views, allows us to observe marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin’s finches. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach. For non-snorkelers, we can ride our glass-bottom boat for a submarine exploration.
Cerro Dragón (Dragon Hill) (Santa Cruz Island) The north shore of Santa Cruz hosts the fascinating landscapes of Cerro Dragón (Dragon Hill). Our walk includes circling a brackish water lagoon frequented by lagoon birds, while further inland, the trail offers a beautiful view of the bay and the western islands of the archipelago, as well as the chance of observing land iguanas.
Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island) The morning visit heads to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest. These are the headquarters of scientific investigation, conservation and the National Park administration. A delicious lunch is served at the poolside of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel on the other side of Puerto Ayora.
Highlands of Santa Cruz Island After lunch, we wind up to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island by vehicle. This is a great place to look for the brilliant Vermilion Flycatcher and the endemic Scalesia trees. From December to mid-April and July to December a visit to observe giant tortoises in the wild may be included, if weather conditions are good.
Post Office Bay (Floreana Island) After breakfast, we land at Post Office Bay to visit the historic barrel that has served as a post office in the archipelago for over two centuries. There’s great snorkelling from the beach as well.
Champion Islet & Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island) Before disembarking at Punta Cormorant we can snorkel or ride our glass-bottom boat along the coast of an extinct cone called “Champion Islet”.
Our visit to Punta Cormorant takes in an olivine-crystal beach for an easy walk by a brackish water lagoon where bird species like greater flamingos may be observed. On the other side of the island, we come to a white-sand beach where sea turtles come out at night to nest.
Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. Baltra’s flat substrate (due to its uplifted origin) is the reason why the island was chosen back in the 1940s as the location to building an airport.
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.