Yacht Isabela II

When you arrive on board Yacht Isabela II all comes together, the yacht is faithful to traditions but mindful to modern needs, perhaps it is her boutique style or her friendly crew welcoming just 20 couples that gives it such a cozy feeling, romantic and intimate, Yacht Isabela II is the perfect vessel for a relax Galapagos Islands exploration, there is no better way to get to know the Galapagos National park and his marine reserve than being on the qualified hands of a trained crew on a carefully balance itineraries, while mentored by a knowledgeable expedition leader and a naturalist guide that awakens the passion for this unique place on earth, what best way to live one of the world’s most amazing destinations than with the people whose days to day priorities is the protection of the Galapagos magical environment for future generations, on Yacht Isabela II travel in comfort, travel in safety, travel in style. Live the inspiration on Yacht Isabela II.

On Yacht Isabela II you will encounter unique wildlife, whether your are trekking the islands on its volcanic landscapes or under the waves of the pristine marine reserve, you will experience an unforgettable and enriching travel experience.

Rates

YACHT ISABELA IINORTHERN ISLANDS
TUE/MON
7D/6N
Owner´s Cabin (1)*4,449
Classic Cabin (16)*4,253
Classic Family Cabin (2)*4,253
Standard Cabin  (1)*4,007

 

Highlights of the Isabela II itinerary

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • 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$ 180 per adult and US$ 140 per child
  • Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%
  • Children’s policy does not apply during peak season

Children Policy:

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

 

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.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONGalapagos
DEPARTURE TIMETo be determined
RETURN TIMEAt proper time 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.
INCLUDED
Accommodations
All meals
Island sightseeing
Naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish only
Snorkelling gear, internet
Luggage handling
Medical care on board (but not the cost of medication)
Taxes and transfers in the islands
Shared transfers from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Sheraton, Marriott, Dann Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Hampton Inn, Sheraton) to airport for flights to / from Galápagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers, we must have guest’s hotel contact
NOT INCLUDED
Wet Suits available for rent, NET rate US$ 15 + VAT per guest for 5-day expeditions
Wet Suits available for rent, NET rate US$ 30 + VAT per guest for 7-day expeditions
Air transportation to / from Galápagos and airport taxes (subject to change without previous notice
Galápagos National Park entrance fee (US$ 100 subject to change without previous notice)
Migration Control Card (US$ 20 subject to change without previous notice)
Fuel Surcharge
Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages
Gratuities
Laundry or valet services
Gifts and additional items
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DAY 1

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Galapaguera Cerro Colorado (San Cristóbal Island) We land at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno’s airport and transfer to the dock. We check in, receive an introductory briefing and have lunch on board.

Galapaguera Cerro Colorado (San Cristóbal Island) At Cerro Colorado, we visit the breeding centre of the highly-endangered giant tortoises in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest, home to dozens of bird species and the endemic San Cristobal lava lizard.

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DAY 2

Prince Philip’s Steps /Darwin Bay (Tower/Genovesa Island) Overnight, we navigate northbound to the incredible bird island, Genovesa. The morning starts with an inflatable dinghy ride along the cliffs of this dramatic island, followed by landing with a steep climb (90 feet) up some stairs to reach a flat plateau. We can observe large colonies of Nazca boobies, red footed boobies, great frigate birds and storm petrels. Those not wishing to disembark can enjoy a longer inflatable dinghy ride along the cliffs (depending on weather conditions). Snorkelling and kayaking.

Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island) We land at the beach for an easy stroll observing hundreds of birds, mainly frigate birds, red footed and Nazca boobies, gulls, herons, finches and mockingbirds.

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DAY 3

Buccaneer Cove/Puerto Egas (James/Santiago Island) After breakfast, we enjoy a coastal exploration along the impressive cliffs of Buccaneer’s Cove. The cove is home to a large number of marine birds, sea lions, and inter-tidal organisms. Enjoy fantastic natural formations such as the “Elephant Rock”, “The Bishop” and an impressive natural cave. This is a great site for snorkelling too or ride in our glass-bottom boat.

Puerto Egas (Santiago Island) This is a great opportunity to see land and marine birds amid a landscape of tuff-stone layers and lava flows. At low tide, marine iguanas graze upon the algae beds and we can also observe a colony of fur seals.

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DAY 4

Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)/Tagus Cove (Isabela Island) We visit the youngest island of the archipelago, Fernandina. Punta Espinoza has an amazing combination of barrenness and abundant wildlife. Highlights include hawks, penguins and the flightless cormorant.

Tagus Cove (Isabela Island) Across the narrow Bolívar Channel, we anchor at this cove on the northwest of Isabela. It provided a favourite anchorage for pirates and whalers over the centuries. An uphill hike takes guests to the rim of Darwin Crater, filled with salt water and to a dramatic viewpoint. After our walk, swimming, kayaking or snorkelling.

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DAY 5

Urbina Bay/Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island) After breakfast we disembark at Urbina Bay. Here you can find corals, shells and many other calcareous organisms exposed above water. This area is also home to large and very colourful Galapagos land iguanas. Along the shoreline, after the hike, guests may encounter flightless cormorants and see penguins while snorkelling.

Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island) Since there is no landing site at this location, the coastal exploration is by dinghy. 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.

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DAY 6

Rábida Island (Jervis Island)/ Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island) We disembark at Rabida Island’s red-coloured beach. A stroll allows us to observe a large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin’s finches. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach, inflatable dinghy ride, kayaking or ride in our glass-bottom boat.

Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) (Santa Cruz Island) The north shore of Santa Cruz hosts Cerro Dragon. 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.

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DAY 7

Baltra Island Our journey ends at Baltra Island where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland.

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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