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The Samba offers a friendly and intimate experience exploring the Enchanted Islands. With carefully designed itineraries and activities, the Samba makes the most of your time to witness how the islands and wildlife differ within the archipelago.

Enjoy fabulous al fresco lunches on the sun deck.

The Samba has only 7 classic cabins for a maximum of 14 guests. Yet the yacht is a good size, with spacious sun decks and comfortable lounge areas. Enjoy the top decks, sunbathe and gaze at the star in the night sky. The vessels sails add an extra charm and elegance, another reason this vessel is a popular choice.

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  • Boat Description
  • Deck plan & cabins
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Boat Description

The Samba was built in Holland in 1966 and has been expertly converted into a cruise yacht that is an ideal choice for exploring the Galapagos Islands. The Samba also has a supporting sails, providing an even more authentic experience.

She accommodates 14 guests, a perfect number to enjoy the magic of the Islands with privacy, flexibility and no time wasted getting to shore. It's professional, experienced and friendly crew and naturalist guide are devoted to showing you everything that makes the Galapagos Islands such a unique and special environment.

The upper deck has a covered outside dining and relaxation area, ideal for watching the abundant bird and marine life and enjoying fabulous al fresco lunches - one of the highlights of any Galapagos Cruise.

On the main deck there is an outside area with reading, resting and also space for snacks. Inside, there is a dining room, bar and library with TV/VCR and Stereo. This is where briefings and talks are given on the Galapagos and planning the activities for the next day. The Foredeck has enough space for sun bathing or just to relax.

The ample and comfortable space on deck makes this yacht ideal for nature and photography cruises. A naturalist guide presents an evening briefing on the Galapagos wildlife and activities and accompanies guests on the morning and afternoon excursions on the islands.

What's included

  • All meals (Full Board)
  • All transport and transfers
  • Daily guided excursions

Drinks, the Galapagos Park Fee of usd 100.00 per person and hiring of snorkelling equipment are extra and payable locally.

Other information

  • Type - steel-hulled motor yacht with stabilsing sail
  • Length - 23.7 metres
  • Beam - 5.5 metres
  • Engines - efficient Twin DAV diesel engines 280 HP-CUMMINS that only use a remarkable 6 gallons of diesel every hour!
  • Speed - 8.5 knots cruising
  • Crew - 6 plus a naturalist guide
  • Navigation - Furuno Navnet Radar, Plotter and Sonar, GPS, VHF & SSB radios, two tenders with outboard motors
  • Safety - one self-contained 20-passenger life raft, EPIRB, two bi-directional VHF emergency-radios, one VHF (Motorola) wide-range radio, VHF and HF radios and one cell-phone communication system, life jackets, fire extinguishers, safety smoke and fire detectors and overhead sprinkler systems, A.B.C fire-control system and CO2 bank for the engine room.


Deck plan & cabins

  • The Samba has 6 air-conditioned cabins and 1 exterior double bed cabin, each with private bathroom and hot water.

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