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With 24 luxury cabins, La Pinta offers a relaxed yet lavish expedition atmosphere for your cruise in the Galapagos Islands. Offering plush outside cabins, the highest standards of service, international cuisine plus celebrated Ecuadorian dishes, and all the amenities that will make your cruise in the Galapagos Islands a trip of a lifetime.

Four multilingual naturalist guides lead explorers through the wonders of the Galapagos Islands. Their knowledge, years of experience and passion for nature and conservation help guests understand the ecosystems present in the Galapagos Islands. Naturalists are the leaders of expeditions; their expertise matches their contagious enthusiasm, whether discussing geology or bird watching, snorkelling or stargazing, evolution or sports.

La Pinta is an ideal choice for family groups as many of the cabins can inter-connect.

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  • Deck Plan
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Luxury Double Cabin

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Luxury Plus Cabins - Double or Triple

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Luxury Plus Cabin - Twin or Triple

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Galapagos giant tortoise

Eastern Route - 4 nights

Marvel at a huge cross-section of Galapagos wildlife and immerse yourself in the volcanic landscapes of the eastern islands.

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A zodiac landing

Northern Route - 4 nights

Soak in glorious views, snorkel and swim with penguins and reef sharks and enjoy intimate wildlife encounters.

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Getting up close to sea lions

Western Route - 6 nights

A deeper exploration of the Galapagos; wildlife encounters, snorkelling opportunities and magnificent views abound.

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Boat Description

La Pinta, accommodating up to 48 guests, is ideal for travellers looking for a sophisticated, upscale experience of the islands. The ship has the atmosphere of a yacht with ample social areas, an observation deck towards the bow, wrap-around windows, a jacuzzi, cardio-gym, kayaks, glass-bottom boat, sun deck and sun loungers.

La Pinta offers among the largest cabins of any Galápagos vessel with floor-to-ceiling windows in all cabins. Its social areas have almost permanent visual contact with the islands through panoramic windows, while its outside deck areas are also wonderful havens for observation and  relaxation.

Family groups

La Pinta is an ideal ship for families travelling together, with many connecting cabins.

Vessels information

  • Converted: Callao, Peru in 2007
Name: Yacht La Pinta
Registry: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Nationality: Ecuador
Type of vessel: Motor yacht
Capacity: 48
Length: 63.87 (209 ft.)
Bream: 12.50 m (41ft.)
Speed: 10knots
Gross Tonnage: 1,438.25
Owner: ETICA - Metropolitan Touring
Engines: 2 DEUTZ Model SBA 8M1275 hp
Navigation Equipment: Gyrocompass, automatic pilot, radar, and GPS
Safety Certificates: SOLAS, STCW,MARPOL, ISM CODE 12
Fire Detector: Automatic with control from the bridge
Life Jackets: in each cabin
Inflatable Life Craft: 2 x 50-man and 6 x 25-man
Landing Craft: 4 Pumar inflatable + glass-bottom boat
Communications Systems: Inmarsat C, Internet Satelital
Class &Regulations: RINA
Decks: 3: Sun deck, Cabin deck, Main deck
Crew: 27 including Officers
Naturalist Guides: 4 (including Expedition Leader)
  • Medical Officer: Permanently on board

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