Overall Rating 3.0

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The Samba is a true European Dutch classic and a stately and comfortable Galapagos sailing vessel. Guests will be pleasantly accommodated in seven double rooms, six with air-conditioning, and each with private facilities and hot water. An ample dining room/salon connects to an outdoor dining facility with large tables, a TV and video system, sound system, mini library of books and videos, and a small bar. The Samba is a graceful, top-quality craft; she is as environmentally friendly as she is socially responsible. She is locally owned, and the entire crew is devoted to making your journey the trip of a lifetime.

Key Features:

✓ Private bathrooms and hot water

✓ Delicious Ecuadorian cuisine

✓ Multilingual naturalist guide

✓ Special stabilizing sail

✓ Dedicated local crew

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Samba Motor Sailor
Samba Motor Sailor
Samba Motor Sailor - Cabin
Samba Motor Sailor - Cabin
Samba Motor Sailor - Dining
Samba Motor Sailor - Dining
Samba Motor Sailor - Deck
Samba Motor Sailor - Deck
Samba Motor Sailor - Cabin
Samba Motor Sailor - Cabin
Samba Motor Sailor - Cabin
Samba Motor Sailor - Cabin
Samba Motor Sailor - Sun Deck
Samba Motor Sailor - Sun Deck
Samba Motor Sailor - Dining
Samba Motor Sailor - Dining


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

Additional Information

    • Single supplement: 40%

    • Child discount: 10%

    • Fuel Surcharge on all yacht may change depending on the fuel rates policy in Ecuador.

    • Holiday week: surcharge 10%

✓ Rates Include

    • All mentioned meals (full-board); filtered water, coffee and tea.

    • Bilingual national park guide

    • Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel and fins)

    • Fuel surcharge

    • Wetsuit

⨯ Not Included

    • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee: USD 100.00 per person

    • Galapagos Transit Control Card ($20)

    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages consumed onboard

    • Gratuities

    • Cancellation/medical insurance


Samba Lower Deck

Lower Deck

Samba Main Deck

Main Deck

Samba Upper Deck

Upper Deck

 Year of construction: 1966
 Type: Motor Sailor
 Category: ★★★
 Length: 78 fts
 Beam: 18 fts
 Capacity: 14 passengers
  • Lower Deck: Standard: 6
  • Upper Deck: Standard: 1
 Draft: S/N
 Main engines: Twin DAV diesel engines 220 HP
 On Board: DVD / TV, Kayaks, Library, Satellital Phone, Snorkeling equipment, Wetsuit
 Max speed: 9 knots
 Crew: Captain, mechanic, cook, 2 sailors and 1 naturalist guide
 Safety & Navigation: One self-contained 20-passenger life raft, EPIRB (Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon), Two bi-directional VHF emergency-radios, VHF (Motorola) wide-range radio, VHF and HF radios and one ce



Itinerary Rating 3.7

  • Flora & Fauna: 3.6
  • Landscapes: 3.7
  • Activities: 3.7
TUE AM Baltra: 1 Arrival in Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat
PM 2 Mosquera islet
WED AM Genovesa Island: 3 Darwin Bay
PM Genovesa Island: 4 Prince Phillip's Steps
THU AM Marchena Island: 5 Mejia Point
PM Marchena Island: 6 Black Beach
FRI AM Isabela Island: 7 Albemarle Point
PM Isabela Island: 8 Vicente Roca Point
SAT AM Fernandina Island: 9 Espinosa Point
PM Isabela Island: 10 Urbina Bay
SUN AM Isabela Island: 11 Elizabeth Bay
PM Isabela Island: 12 Moreno Point
MON AM Floreana Island: 13 Asilo de la Paz
PM Floreana Island: 14 La Loberia
TUE AM Baltra: 15 Transfer to Baltra Airport
Santa Cruz Island: 16 Highlands

Itinerary Rating 3.8

  • Flora & Fauna: 3.7
  • Landscapes: 3.8
  • Activities: 3.8
TUE AM Baltra: 1 Arrival in Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat
PM Santa Cruz Island: 2 Highlands
WED AM Floreana Island: 3 Cormorant Point
Floreana Island: 4 Champion Islet
PM Floreana Island: 5 Post Office Bay
Floreana Island: 6 Baroness Viewing Point
THU AM Española Island: 7 Suarez Point
PM Española Island: 8 Gardner Bay/Islet
FRI AM San Cristobal Island: 9 Lobos Island
San Cristobal Island: 10 Kicker Rock
PM San Cristobal Island: 11 Pitt Point
SAT AM 12 Santa Fe Island
PM 13 South Plaza
SUN AM 14 Chinese Hat Islet
PM 15 Bartholomew Island
MON AM Santiago Island: 16 James Bay
PM 17 Rabida
TUE AM 18 North Seymour
Baltra: 19 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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