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Enjoy the small ship experience of cruising from island to island, getting close to the shore, feel the breeze and listening to the sea. After the morning and afternoon landings ashore, you can enjoy the spacious sundeck areas, sunbathe and admire the sea lions playing around you.

The Cachalote Explorer accommodates up to 16 passengers in 8 air conditioned double cabins, all with private bathroom facilities. There is a crew of 9 including your Galapagos Naturalist Guide that will take you on daily excursions.

 

 

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  • Boat description
  • Deck plan & cabins
Sea Lion, Galapagos Islands

Fernandina

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Penguin

Tower

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Boat description

A former fishing boat built in Vancouver, Canada that was converted to a passenger yacht in 2000. The rugged structure of the ship ensures a smooth and comfortable passage around the Galapagos Islands - she is very stable.

For a small yacht, the decks are a good size, offering good opportunities for al fresco dining and lots of space to relax on a sun lounger or deck chair.

The Cachalote Explorer offers excellent value for a choice of two 7 night itineraries.

What's included

  • Transfers from Baltra Airport to/from the ship
  • All meals
  • Purified water throughout
  • Daily excursions with your on board naturalist guide
  • Evening talks and briefings from your naturalist guide
  • Use of kayaks, wet suits and snorkelling equipment

Vessel Information

Length - 88ft

Beam - 24ft 

Salon size - 17.5ft x 35ft                                                                                       

Type - motor vessel, Steel hull

Cruising speed - 8 knots 

Mechanical Equipment - 1 main Caterpillar Engine, 3 Generators (110v), 2 reverse osmosis water makers, sewage treatment plant

Safety Equipment - VHF (DSC) & HF (DSC) radios. EPIRB, SART, Hunter satellite tracking device, 2 GPS’s, 2 radars, depth sounder, flares, basic first aid kits, 2 tenders with outboards, fin keels for extra stability, flotation rings, life rafts with surplus capacity for all passengers and crew, fire alarm system.

Guest Accommodation - 8 cabins each with private bathroom. Hot and cold water showers.  Combination of Queen, double and twin sized mattresses.

Crew - All crew are fully trained and certified. Captain, multilingual naturalist guide, cook, engineers, barman, and 4 sailors.

 

 

 

Deck plan & cabins

Cabin 1 (upper deck): lower queen size bed / lower single / upper single

Cabin 2 (upper deck): lower double / upper single

Cabin 3, 4 & 7 (lower deck): lower double / upper single

Cabin 5 & 6 (lower deck): lower queen size bed only

Cabin 8 (lower deck): lower single / upper small single

All cabins are air-conditioned with private bathroom.

 

 

 

 

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