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Cachalote Explorer ("sperm whale" in Spanish) is a steel-hulled, ketch-rigged, motor sailor, designed and built for comfort in California in 1971. She was remodelled as recently as 2002, and now provides more space and amenities than ever. Cachalote accommodates 16 passengers in its many twin cabins, and one double cabin. All cabins have private bathrooms and individual climate control. In addition to excellent service, the Cachalote is known for tasty food and knowledgeable naturalist guides. Relax on one of the three ample wooden decks, and cruise the archipelago with style.

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


6 Days
8 Days
15 Days
Fit, Cabin 1 to 2
$ 3,338
$ 4,448
$ 8,343
Fit, Cabin 3 to 7
$ 3,298
$ 4,398
$ 8,248
Fit, Cabin 8
$ 2,958
$ 3,958
$ 7,425
$ 52,800
$ 70,400
6 Days
8 Days
15 Days
Fit, Cabin 1 to 2
$ 3,375
$ 4,498
$ 8,438
Fit, Cabin 3 to 7
$ 3,298
$ 4,398
$ 8,248
Fit, Cabin 8
$ 2,998
$ 3,998
$ 7,498
$ 52,800
$ 70,400
$ 132,000

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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 $200 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

    ✓ All meals and activities throughout the cruise

    ✓ Bilingual national park guide

    ✓ Soft beverages (water, coffee and tea)

    ✓ Fuel surcharge

    ✓ Kayaks

    ✓ Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel and fins)

⨯ Not Included

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

    ⨯ $20 Transit Control Card

    ⨯ Airfare from mainland Ecuador

    ⨯ Alcoholic beverages consumed onboard

    ⨯ Gratuities

    ⨯ Cancellation/medical insurance

    ⨯ Use of wetsuit


Cachalote Explorer Below Deck

Below Deck

Cachalote Explorer Main Deck

Main Deck

Cachalote Explorer Bridge


 Year of construction: 1971
 Type: Motor Yacht
 Length: 86fts / 26mts
 Beam: 18fts / 5mts
 Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Below Deck: 7 Double Cabins with bunk beds.
    All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air conditioning
  • Main Deck: One Double Cabin
 On Board: Saloon, Bar, Large dining room, Sun deck
 Main engines: 280 h.p. Caterpillar diesel engine
 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


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
WED AM 11 North Seymour Island
Baltra: 12 Transfer to the Baltra Airport
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/Islet
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
San Cristobal Island: 12 Transfer to the San Cristobal 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....

DE(VTA) - Jan-2019

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