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Overall Rating 3.3

  • Accom.: 3
  • Itinerary: 3.5
  • Service: 3.3
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The Cachalote Explorer cruise itineraries offer the option of 6, 8 and 15 day tours, visiting selected sites approved by the Galapagos National Park. Each of these itineraries is unique, rich and varied, and offers the opportunity to experience Galapagos up close and personal within a small group led by a highly experienced naturalist guide. Our two 8-day standard itineraries can be combined to form a 15-day itinerary which we highly recommend to those travelers who wish to have a complete, in-depth experience of the Galapagos Islands on a small cruise yacht.

Key Features:

✓ Fully air-conditioned

✓ All Rooms have private bathrooms / hot water

✓ Remodeled in 2002 for more spaciousness

✓ Multilingual naturalist guide

✓ Awarded the Smart Voyager Certificate for sound conservation practices

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Cabin 1
Cabin 1
Cabin 2
Cabin 2
Cabin 5
Cabin 5
Cabin 6
Cabin 6
Upper Deck
Upper Deck
Al fresco Dining
Al fresco Dining
Social Areas
Social Areas


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  • All prices in United States Dollars.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Additional Information

    • Single Supplement: 50% increase over sharing accommodation rate.

    • High Season Supplements: Surcharge $267 per pax in Christmas and New Year

    • Low season charters rates are not aplicable for special itineraries.

    • 50% discount over published rate for children under twelve years old (one child per adult). This discount is not applicaple over Christmas and New Years departures.

✓ Rates Include

    • Bilingual (English speaking) Naturalist guide

    • All meals and activities throughout the cruise

    • Soft beverages (water, coffee and tea)

    • Kayaks

    • Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel and fins)

    • Use of wetsuit

⨯ Not Included

    • $100 (Subject to change) Galapagos National Park entrance fee

    • $20 Transit Control Card

    • Alcoholic beverages consumed onboard

    • Gratuities

    • Cancellation/medical insurance


Cachalote Explorer Below Deck

Below Deck

Cachalote Explorer Main Deck

Main Deck

Cachalote Explorer Bridge


 Year of construction: 1988
 Type: Motor Yacht
 Category: ★★★★
 Length: 86fts ( 26mts)
 Beam: 24fts
 Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Lower Deck: Standard: 6
  • Upper Deck: Standard: 2
 Draft: S/N
 Main engines: 280 h.p. Caterpillar diesel engine
 On Board: Green politics, Kayaks, Snorkeling equipment, Wetsuit
 Max speed: 9 knots
 Crew: Captain, Multilingual naturalist guide, Cook, Engineer, Barman, 3 sailors.
 Safety & Navigation: VHF and DSC & HF DSC radios, EPIRB, SART, Satellite tracking device, 2 GPS's, 2 radars, Depth sounder, Flares, Basic first aid kits, 2 tenders with outboards, Flotation ring, life rafts with surplus



Itinerary Rating 3.5

  • Flora & Fauna: 3.5
  • Landscapes: 3.5
  • Activities: 3.6
THU AM Baltra: 1 Arrival in Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat
PM Santa Cruz Island: 2 Highlands
Santa Cruz Island: 3 Fausto Llerena Breeding Center
FRI AM 4 Chinese Hat Islet
PM 5 Rabida
SAT AM Isabela Island: 6 Puerto Villamil
PM Isabela Island: 7 Sierra Negra Volcano
SUN AM Isabela Island: 8 Moreno Point
PM Isabela Island: 9 Elizabeth Bay
MON AM Isabela Island: 10 Urbina Bay
PM Isabela Island: 11 Tagus Cove
TUE AM Fernandina Island: 12 Espinosa Point
PM Isabela Island: 13 Vicente Roca Point
WED AM Santiago Island: 14 Egas Port
PM 15 Bartholomew Island
THU AM 16 North Seymour
Baltra: 17 Transfer to Baltra Airport

Itinerary Rating 3.5

  • Flora & Fauna: 3.5
  • Landscapes: 3.5
  • Activities: 3.6
FRI AM Baltra: 1 Arrival in Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat
PM 2 Isabela Island
SAT AM Isabela Island: 3 Moreno Point
PM Isabela Island: 4 Elizabeth Bay
SUN AM Isabela Island: 5 Urbina Bay
PM Isabela Island: 6 Tagus Cove
MON AM Fernandina Island: 7 Espinosa Point
PM Isabela Island: 8 Vicente Roca Point
TUE AM Santiago Island: 9 Egas Port
PM 10 Bartholomew Island
FRI AM 11 North Seymour
Baltra: 12 Transfer to Baltra Airport

Itinerary Rating 3.5

  • Flora & Fauna: 3.5
  • Landscapes: 3.5
  • Activities: 3.6
FRI AM San Cristobal Island: 1 Arrival in San Cristobal Airport and Transfer to the boat
PM San Cristobal Island: 2 El Junco Lagoon
SAT AM Española Island: 3 Gardner Bay
PM Española Island: 4 Suarez Point
SUN AM Floreana Island: 5 Cormorant Point
PM Floreana Island: 6 Post Office Bay
MON AM Santa Cruz Island: 7 Dragon Hill
PM Santiago Island: 8 Sullivan Bay
TUE AM Genovesa Island: 9 Darwin Bay
PM Genovesa Island: 10 Prince Phillip's Steps
WED AM Santa Cruz Island: 11 Black Turtle Cove
Baltra: 12 Transfer to Baltra Airport

Please note: Itineraries are unlikely to change significantly but are subject to change. Weather, wildlife breeding, instructions from the Galapagos National Park, specific abilities and interests of passengers as well as operational matters may cause your guide or captain to change the time or nature of visits. Your guide will always endeavor to select the best itinerary within these limits....


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